Title: Nine Pints
Authors: George, Rose
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 372
Year: 2018
Language: English
Description: Whatever our creed or race, we all have nine pints or just over five litres of blood coursing through our veins. In nine fascinating chapters, investigative journalist Rose George - literally and figuratively - puts blood under the microscope. From plasma clinics to leech farms, from menstruation taboos to transfusion services, it's all here.

Entertaining and educational, this cultural and scientific examination of blood reflects comprehensive research and an enthusiastic engagement with this vital bodily fluid.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"A fantastic book examining different topics related to blood from menstruation taboos to blood transfusions and blood bank history."

"A great read on an unusual topic."

"This is an utterly captivating account of a substance so critical to life."

"A nice writing style. The book is relatable and engaging."

"A little long, but so engaging it doesn't matter. It's entertaining and educational."

"This book is well-researched and is easily read."

"The author remains in touch with readers through injections of her own experiences and emotions."

"It might not appeal to those who have no interest in scientific/medical matters."
Categories: Non fiction, Journalistic reporting/media, Learning, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Science & Technology, 2021 Titles


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