Experimental Man: What One Man's Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
""Experimental is one of those rare books that, as soon as you pick it up, you say to yourself, why didn't I think of that? David Ewing Duncan has come up with a simple but elegant conceit that yields a rich trove of information and insight about how we live now."" -- Michael Pollan author of The Omnivore's Dilemma
""Twenty years from now, David Duncan's pioneering grand experiment will become commonplace. Duncan is measuring how both genes and environmental chemicals affect our health by testing his own body. His self-experiment will inform, guide, and inspire the millions who will follow him in the great quest for truly personalized medicine. It's not often you get to read a book mailed back from the future, but the one you hold is just that: news from the year 2029."" -- Kevin Kelly, Senior Maverick at Wired and author of New Rules for the New Economy
""David Ewing Duncan may be the most thoroughly tested healthy human on the planet. He hits the mark with this bold journey into the emerging era of high-tech genomics and medicine for healthy people. After having his body poked and probed in every way, he pulls no punches in separating hype from reality, describing what this new knowledge has (and has not) meant for him, and conveying how these developments will reshape the way we see ourselves. Experimental Man is brilliant, provocative, timely . . . and a wonderful read."" -- Gregory Stock, PhD, author of Redesigning Humans
""Experimental Man dares to ask 'Who am I?' in a way it's never been asked before. In that sense, it will change the way we construct the story of our self, blending biological diagnostics in with the now-familiar prisms of personal history and psychology. Through this new lens, we are all a Frankenstein."" -- Po Bronson, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller What Should I Do with My Life?
About the Author
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (February 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1620458217
- ISBN-13 : 978-1620458211
- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.14 x 0.85 x 9.21 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,563,870 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Top reviews from the United States
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Most people by now have heard an advertisement for fully body scans, genetic testing for markers, or genetic testing for family lineage. David Ewing Duncan has obviously decided to take this not just a few steps further, but leagues in the future-present and doing what many would be fearful of doing, taking the world along for the ride.
Not just a book of medical tests, medical capabilities, or the effects of the world on our bodies, this is a masterly crafted story of one man's odyssey of medically-enhanced self-discovery.
If you a wondering "Should I buy this or not?" stop hesitating. David Ewing Duncan's book is a must read and belongs on everyone's book shelf and will soon be the topic of discussion at every water cooler and social gathering.
Top reviews from other countries
I am an avid reader, rarely turning down an opportunity to read anything but this book was dry, too long, in certain areas in-complete, and did not hold my attention. If you are interested in finding out what and how your genes dictate how you react to everything I think a google search would be more useful.