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Faith, Madness and Spontaneous Human Combustion

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Publisher Comments:

Smells can make you fall in love. Parasites can make you crazy. Faith is in the genes. There are fires burning inside your cells and lies flaming in your thymus...Intensely personal and brilliantly scientific, Faith, Madness, and Spontaneous Human Combustion reveals the startling ways in which science--especially immunology and pathology-shapes our destinies, and how something as intimate as our own identities can be connected to the intricate workings of the machines known as our bodies.

Synopsis:

Smells can make you fall in love. Parasites can make you crazy...What immunology and pathology can teach us about self-perception.

About the Author

Gerald N. Callahan, Ph.D., is a professor of immunology at Colorado State University. He has more than thirty years of experience in modern biomedical research. His science articles have appeared in Nature, Journal of Experimental Medicine, and Journal of Immunology. Callahan is also a poet and essayist, and his writings have been published by Creative Nonfiction, Southern Poetry Review, and Cream City Review.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Self-Creation

Chimera

Self and Antiself

Eating Dirt

Self-Defense

Self-Improvement

Light and Shadow

Watermarks

The Flame Within

Madness

Self-Transformation

Acorns of Faith

Forgiving the Father

Saved by Death

The Metamorphosis

Epilogue

Sources

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425188521
Author:
Callahan, Gerald N.
Publisher:
Berkley Trade
Author:
Callahan, Gerald N.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Immunology
Subject:
Self-perception
Subject:
Immune system
Subject:
Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
UCB-ITS-RR-2002-5
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5 x 7 x 1 in 0.5 lb

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