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The Resource The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee

The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee

Label
The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer
Title
The emperor of all maladies
Title remainder
a biography of cancer
Statement of responsibility
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A "biography" of cancer from its origins to the epic battle to cure, control, and conquer it. A combination of medical history, cutting-edge science, and narrative journalism that transforms the listener's understanding of cancer and much of the world around them. The author provides a glimpse into the future of cancer treatments and offers a bold new perspective on the way doctors, scientists, philosophers, and lay people have observed and understood the human body for millennia
Summary
A historical assessment of cancer addresses both the courageous battles against the complex disease and the misperceptions and hubris that have compromised modern understandings, covering such topics as ancient-world surgeries and the developments of present-day treatments
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
  • Guardian First Book Award, 2011.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2010
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2011.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
356941
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mukherjee, Siddhartha
Dewey number
616.99/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC275
LC item number
.M85 2010
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1240
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WH 11 AA1
NLM item number
M953e 2010
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cancer
  • Leukemia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a biography of cancer
Label
The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-541) and index
Content category
  • text
  • unmediated
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdamedia
Contents
"Of blacke cholor, without boyling" -- An impatient war -- "Will you turn me out if I can't get better?" -- Prevention is the cure -- "A distorted version of our normal selves" -- The fruits of long endeavors -- Atossa's war
Control code
20278842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
xiv, 571 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781439107959
Lccn
2010024114
Media category
volume
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010024114
  • (OCoLC)ocn464593321
Label
The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 537-541) and index
Content category
  • text
  • unmediated
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdamedia
Contents
"Of blacke cholor, without boyling" -- An impatient war -- "Will you turn me out if I can't get better?" -- Prevention is the cure -- "A distorted version of our normal selves" -- The fruits of long endeavors -- Atossa's war
Control code
20278842
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition
Extent
xiv, 571 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781439107959
Lccn
2010024114
Media category
volume
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (DLC) 2010024114
  • (OCoLC)ocn464593321

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