The Sublime Engine

The Sublime Engine

A Biography of the Human Heart

Book - 2011
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A lyrical history of the human heart draws on scientific, religious, and literary sources to reveal the heart's role in human imagination and culture from the ancient world to today.
Publisher: [Emmaus, Pa.] : Rodale, c2011.
ISBN: 9781605295848
Characteristics: xiv, 242 p. ;,23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Amidon, Thomas W.


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Agent13 Jul 27, 2012

This book is a "biography" of something we take for granted: our heart. It was written by two brothers, a novelist and a cardiologist. It traces the history and our beliefs on what, excactly, this miracluous muscle is and does for us. In terms of writing style, it is apparent which brother wrote certain sections. At times, it read like a textbook. And, at others, it becomes an easy read. It includes an entertaining (and true!) chapter that rivals anything that Shelly or Poe could conjure.

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