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Lousy sex, Gerald N. Callahan

Label
Lousy sex
Title
Lousy sex
Statement of responsibility
Gerald N. Callahan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Lousy Sex Gerald Callahan explores the science of self, illustrating the immune system's role in forming individual identity. Blending the scientific essay with deeply personal narratives, these poignant and enlightening stories use microbiology and immunology to explore a new way to answer the question, who am I? "Self" has many definitions. Science has demonstrated that 90 percent of the cells in our bodies are bacteria--we are in many respects more non-self than self. In Lousy Sex, Callahan considers this microbio-neuro perspective on human identity together with the soulful, social perception of self, drawing on both art and science to fully illuminate this relationship. In his stories about where we came from and who we are, Callahan uses autobiographical episodes to illustrate his scientific points. Through stories about the sex lives of wood lice, the biological advantages of eating dirt, the question of immortality, the relationship between syphilis and the musical genius of Beethoven, and more, this book creates another way, a chimeric way, of seeing ourselves. The general reader with an interest in science will find Lousy Sex fascinating"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Callahan, Gerald N.
Dewey number
613
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC489.S43
LC item number
C35 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Biological psychiatry
  • Psychoanalysis
  • SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • SCIENCE
  • Biological psychiatry
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Self
Label
Lousy sex, Gerald N. Callahan
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
849928871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781457181344
Lccn
2013007245
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt47j13g
  • fc6d80f0-d0fb-4a7b-8b5d-7ad6df0827dc
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849928871
Label
Lousy sex, Gerald N. Callahan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
849928871
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781457181344
Lccn
2013007245
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt47j13g
  • fc6d80f0-d0fb-4a7b-8b5d-7ad6df0827dc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)849928871

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