Coverart for item
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
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.
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for General Non-fiction, 2011.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
356941
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Dewey number
616.99/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
RC275
LC item number
.M85 2010
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
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
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
5472964
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xiv, 571 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781410447159
Lccn
2010024114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn464593321
  • (OCoLC)464593321
Label
The emperor of all maladies : a biography of cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
5472964
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st Scribner hardcover ed.
Extent
xiv, 571 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781410447159
Lccn
2010024114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn464593321
  • (OCoLC)464593321

Library Locations

    • Fayette County Public LibraryBorrow it
      1821 Heritage Park Way, Fayetteville, GA, 30214, US
      33.44701 -84.457443
    • Monroe County LibraryBorrow it
      62 W Main St, Forsyth, GA, 31029, US
      33.034199 -83.940964
    • Griffin-Spalding County LibraryBorrow it
      800 Memorial Dr, Griffin, GA, 30223, US
      33.246758 -84.2556
    • Peachtree City LibraryBorrow it
      201 Willow Bend Rd, Peachtree City, GA, 30269, US
      33.399101 -84.583099

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...