Friday, April 3, 2015

The seven best books on the heart

Rob Dunn, associate professor of Ecology and Evolution in the Department of Biological Sciences at North Carolina State University, is the author of The Wild Life of Our Bodies, Every Living Thing and, most recently, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery.

At The Daily Beast he tagged seven top books with literal or figurative hearts, including:
In William Harvey, A Life in Circulation (Oxford University Press, 2013), Thomas Wright tells the untold story of the man who figured out circulation. Until Harvey, no one could quite make sense of the heart and cardiovascular system, which way blood moved, what moved it and to what end it served. Harvey more than anyone made sense of how and why our heart and, with it, our bodies more generally, works.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue