This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The internationally bestselling story of a young woman whose death in 1951 changed medical science for ever ...
Our Price: €10.70
ISBN/EAN9780330533447
Availability10 – 99 copies in stock
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pub. Date: January 1 2011
Author: Skloot, Rebecca
Format: Paperback
Pages:384
Star Rating
Save to Wishlist

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences ...Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the stuff our bodies are made of, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" is an extraordinary journey in search of the soul and story of a real woman, whose cells live on today in all four corners of the world. "A fascinating, harrowing, necessary book". (Hilary Mantel, "Guardian"). "A heartbreaking account of racism and injustice". ("Metro"). "A fine book...a gripping read...The book has deservedly been a huge bestseller in the US. It should be here, too". ("Sunday Times").
No recommended products at the moment.
 
Sweetness In The Belly
Our Price: : €8.99

click to see more

 
 
Fight Club
Our Price: : €8.99

click to see more

 
 
Parvana's Journey
Our Price: : €8.32

click to see more

 
 
Mud City
Our Price: : €8.32

click to see more

 
 
After Tomorrow
Our Price: : €8.32

click to see more