Erik Sveberg Dietrichs: LIFE ON THE EDGE. HOW THE BODY COPES WITH EXTREME CONDITIONS

NATURAL SCIENCE – CULTURAL HISTORY

På livets grense. Hvordan kroppen takler ekstrem natur
Published by Humanist forlag, August 2017

This is a highly original book that combines medicine and anthropology. Around the world, large groups of people have settled in extreme places and there are regular expeditions to the top of Mount Everest. People winter in Antarctica, others dive in the Mariana Trench and refugees cross scorching deserts and deep oceans. We move and live in places where we should not be able to cope.

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Åsmund H. Eikenes: YOUR HANDS – A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY FROM FINS TO FINGERS

NATURAL SCIENCE/BIOLOGY

Åsmund Eikenes: Handboka/Your HandsHandboka – alt du vil vite om hendene dine
Published by Samlaget, 2016

Your hands are the result of evolution over billions of years. Biologist Åsmund H. Eikenes takes us on a journey from the primordial soup to your hands. How do they work and how do they communicate with the brain? How does the skin protect us from harmful bacteria and viruses? What if we lose a finger, will we be able to produce a new one in the laboratories of the future?

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