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The 2019 Royal Society  Science Book Prize

One of the winners of the UK’s most prestigious science book prize 2019 is „The Remarkable Life of the Skin: An Intimate Journey Across Our Surface“ by Monty Lyman (Bantam Press)

The Royal Society said: “Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest growing organ. We see it, touch it and live in it every day. It’s a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival. It’s also one of the first things people see about us and is crucial to our sense of identity. And yet how much do we really know about it? Through the lenses of science, sociology and history, Dr. Monty Lyman leads us on a journey across our most underrated and unexplored organ and reveals how the skin is far stranger and more complex than you’ve ever imagined.”

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