The Remarkable Life of the Skin is a user's guide to the physical, psychological and social importance of the body's largest, most visible and yet most misunderstood organ.
Dr Monty Lyman travelled the globe to research The Remarkable Life of the Skin, including Africa, South Asia and Australasia. He studied at the universities of Oxford, Birmingham and Imperial College London. He has worked in a world-leading dermatology laboratory, been the national head of undergraduate and junior doctor dermatology in the UK, has won several national prizes in dermatology and medical writing and has given many talks at national conferences. In 2017 he won the Wilfred Thesiger Travel Writing Award for his report on a dermatological research trip to Tanzania. He lives in Oxford, England.
This microsopic look at skin is crawling with revelations, from
tiny mites to cellulite and skin care... An exciting introduction
to a little-known universe and to a talented new writer. * Sunday
A seriously entertaining book... Here are things you wish you'd known about the skin years ago... Clever, optimistic. * The Times *
Lyman peels back the science on human skin in this absorbing, fact-packed study. * Nature *
Beautifully written, revealing and surprising, this is a fascinating guide to the secret life of the skin. * Daily Mail *
An unexpectedly great adventure. * Sunday Times *