The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
464
Utgivningsdatum
2024-03-07
Utmärkelser
Winner of The Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2010 (UK)
Förlag
Picador
Dimensioner
196 x 130 x 28 mm
Vikt
315 g
ISBN
9781035038619

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Häftad,  Engelska, 2024-03-07
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a fascinating mix of memoir and science, telling the story of how one womans cells have saved countless lives. Now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne. No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book. Hilary Mantel, Guardian Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells taken without her knowledge became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henriettas family did not learn of her immortality until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Rebecca Skloots fascinating account is the story of the life, and afterlife, of one woman who changed the medical world forever. Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world.
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No dead woman has done more for the living . . . A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book. -- Hilary Mantel * Guardian * An extraordinary mix of memoir and science reveals the story of how one womans cells have saved countless lives. * Daily Telegraph * A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice . . . Moving and magnificent. * Metro *

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Rebeca Skloot is the author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and an award-winning science writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine and O, the Oprah Magazine, among others. She has worked as a correspondent for NPRs RadioLab and PBSs Nova ScienceNOW, and blogs about science, life, and writing at Culture Dish, hosted by Seed magazine. She also teaches creative nonfiction at the University of Memphis.