045 482 777 email woodbinebooks@gmail.com
Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Mysterious, Miraculous World of Blood


Author Rose George Published by Granta Books ISBN 9781846276149 EAN 9781846276149 Bic Code P Cover Paperback

In stock

SKU: 9781846276149 Category: Tags: , , , , , ,

Most humans contain between nine and twelve pints of blood. Here Rose George, who probably contains nine pints, tells nine different stories about the liquid that sustains us, discovering what it reveals about who we are. In Nepal, she meets girls challenging the taboos surrounding menstruation; in the Canadian prairies, she visits a controversial plasma clinic; in Wales she gets a tour of the UK’s only leech farm to learn about the vital role the creatures still play in modern surgery; and in a London hospital she accompanies a medical team revolutionising the way we treat trauma.