Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood

An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds, and the promise of breakthrough science Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don?t An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds, and th...

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Title:Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood
Author:Rose George
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:289 pages pages

Nine Pints: A Journey Through the Money, Medicine, and Mysteries of Blood Reviews

  • Natalie
    Jan 28, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

  • Claudia
    Feb 18, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

  • Nancy
    Jan 05, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

    Rose George writes an engrossing non-fiction book about one of the most miraculous "organs" in our human body - blood. Well researched, yet shared with such prose and humor, I learned so much and enjoyed every page of this book. I enjoy well researched and well written non-fictio...

    This covered much more than I ever needed to know a bout the nine pints that flow through my body. There were some interesting facts and antidotes included, fun stories. Too much about menstruation and female personal products. The info about vampires, synthetic blood, blood donations,...

    I enjoyed this more than I?d imagined I would. I question whether only humans (and some primates) menstruate, as I?ve seen dogs and cats emit blood and that?s one reason owners have them spayed. But overall I learned a lot from this book and was fascinated by some of the people i...

    Well researched popular-audience scientific nonfiction, with sparkling writing. Some have objected to the broad range of topics covered; this was a plus for me. I am presently learning to draw blood, so found the chapters on blood donation, plasma ?donations,? and the uses of fr...

    The author jumps around covering a lot of different topics, some only loosely related to blood. Some are interesting. Some seem like filler. I admit to starting to skip through after reading about 20%. Some chapters engaged me. (Read the one on leeches.) Others I just read the first co...

  • Dree
    Dec 15, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

  • Scott
    Nov 20, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

  • AJ P
    Feb 11, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

  • David
    Oct 01, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

  • Caroline
    Sep 26, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

  • Linda
    Sep 12, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

  • Ezgi ☕️
    Jan 10, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 24, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

  • Rob Adey
    Nov 22, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

  • Rita Ciresi
    Dec 23, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

  • Rachel
    Dec 07, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

    Rose George writes an engrossing non-fiction book about one of the most miraculous "organs" in our human body - blood. Well researched, yet shared with such prose and humor, I learned so much and enjoyed every page of this book. I enjoy well researched and well written non-fictio...

    This covered much more than I ever needed to know a bout the nine pints that flow through my body. There were some interesting facts and antidotes included, fun stories. Too much about menstruation and female personal products. The info about vampires, synthetic blood, blood donations,...

    I enjoyed this more than I?d imagined I would. I question whether only humans (and some primates) menstruate, as I?ve seen dogs and cats emit blood and that?s one reason owners have them spayed. But overall I learned a lot from this book and was fascinated by some of the people i...

    Well researched popular-audience scientific nonfiction, with sparkling writing. Some have objected to the broad range of topics covered; this was a plus for me. I am presently learning to draw blood, so found the chapters on blood donation, plasma ?donations,? and the uses of fr...

    The author jumps around covering a lot of different topics, some only loosely related to blood. Some are interesting. Some seem like filler. I admit to starting to skip through after reading about 20%. Some chapters engaged me. (Read the one on leeches.) Others I just read the first co...

    The author uses blood to discuss science, history, myth (vampires), technology, medicine (disease), economics, and issues of social justice (racism, sexism, homophobia). I particularly like that the book focused on both ?developed? and ?undeveloped? countries to provide a juxta...

    What an interesting book! Reminds me a lot of Mary Roach, whose writing I love. The book ends kind of abruptly, but maybe that's because there's really no good way to tie everything together that she didn't already say in the beginning of the book. The subject matter was fascinating an...

  • Chris
    Jan 23, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

  • Casey Wheeler
    Oct 06, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

  • Melissa B
    Feb 17, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

    Rose George writes an engrossing non-fiction book about one of the most miraculous "organs" in our human body - blood. Well researched, yet shared with such prose and humor, I learned so much and enjoyed every page of this book. I enjoy well researched and well written non-fictio...

    This covered much more than I ever needed to know a bout the nine pints that flow through my body. There were some interesting facts and antidotes included, fun stories. Too much about menstruation and female personal products. The info about vampires, synthetic blood, blood donations,...

  • Deborah Stevens
    Nov 24, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

    Rose George writes an engrossing non-fiction book about one of the most miraculous "organs" in our human body - blood. Well researched, yet shared with such prose and humor, I learned so much and enjoyed every page of this book. I enjoy well researched and well written non-fictio...

    This covered much more than I ever needed to know a bout the nine pints that flow through my body. There were some interesting facts and antidotes included, fun stories. Too much about menstruation and female personal products. The info about vampires, synthetic blood, blood donations,...

    I enjoyed this more than I?d imagined I would. I question whether only humans (and some primates) menstruate, as I?ve seen dogs and cats emit blood and that?s one reason owners have them spayed. But overall I learned a lot from this book and was fascinated by some of the people i...

    Well researched popular-audience scientific nonfiction, with sparkling writing. Some have objected to the broad range of topics covered; this was a plus for me. I am presently learning to draw blood, so found the chapters on blood donation, plasma ?donations,? and the uses of fr...

  • Jan
    Sep 07, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

  • Jerrid Kruse
    Nov 22, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

    Rose George writes an engrossing non-fiction book about one of the most miraculous "organs" in our human body - blood. Well researched, yet shared with such prose and humor, I learned so much and enjoyed every page of this book. I enjoy well researched and well written non-fictio...

    This covered much more than I ever needed to know a bout the nine pints that flow through my body. There were some interesting facts and antidotes included, fun stories. Too much about menstruation and female personal products. The info about vampires, synthetic blood, blood donations,...

    I enjoyed this more than I?d imagined I would. I question whether only humans (and some primates) menstruate, as I?ve seen dogs and cats emit blood and that?s one reason owners have them spayed. But overall I learned a lot from this book and was fascinated by some of the people i...

    Well researched popular-audience scientific nonfiction, with sparkling writing. Some have objected to the broad range of topics covered; this was a plus for me. I am presently learning to draw blood, so found the chapters on blood donation, plasma ?donations,? and the uses of fr...

    The author jumps around covering a lot of different topics, some only loosely related to blood. Some are interesting. Some seem like filler. I admit to starting to skip through after reading about 20%. Some chapters engaged me. (Read the one on leeches.) Others I just read the first co...

    The author uses blood to discuss science, history, myth (vampires), technology, medicine (disease), economics, and issues of social justice (racism, sexism, homophobia). I particularly like that the book focused on both ?developed? and ?undeveloped? countries to provide a juxta...

  • Mich
    Dec 16, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

    Rose George writes an engrossing non-fiction book about one of the most miraculous "organs" in our human body - blood. Well researched, yet shared with such prose and humor, I learned so much and enjoyed every page of this book. I enjoy well researched and well written non-fictio...

    This covered much more than I ever needed to know a bout the nine pints that flow through my body. There were some interesting facts and antidotes included, fun stories. Too much about menstruation and female personal products. The info about vampires, synthetic blood, blood donations,...

    I enjoyed this more than I?d imagined I would. I question whether only humans (and some primates) menstruate, as I?ve seen dogs and cats emit blood and that?s one reason owners have them spayed. But overall I learned a lot from this book and was fascinated by some of the people i...

    Well researched popular-audience scientific nonfiction, with sparkling writing. Some have objected to the broad range of topics covered; this was a plus for me. I am presently learning to draw blood, so found the chapters on blood donation, plasma ?donations,? and the uses of fr...

    The author jumps around covering a lot of different topics, some only loosely related to blood. Some are interesting. Some seem like filler. I admit to starting to skip through after reading about 20%. Some chapters engaged me. (Read the one on leeches.) Others I just read the first co...

    The author uses blood to discuss science, history, myth (vampires), technology, medicine (disease), economics, and issues of social justice (racism, sexism, homophobia). I particularly like that the book focused on both ?developed? and ?undeveloped? countries to provide a juxta...

    What an interesting book! Reminds me a lot of Mary Roach, whose writing I love. The book ends kind of abruptly, but maybe that's because there's really no good way to tie everything together that she didn't already say in the beginning of the book. The subject matter was fascinating an...

    This book provides some interesting history of how blood was viewed through the ages and also provides lots of statistics. Much of the book focuses on blood bank types of considerations, I.e., compatible donors and recipients. Also, all types of discussion on menstruation. For those in...

  • Jennifer
    Jan 23, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

  • Kate Vane
    Oct 25, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

  • Angie
    Dec 25, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

  • Judith
    Dec 19, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

  • Stuart
    Nov 13, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

  • Lane
    Aug 12, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

  • Cindy
    Dec 13, 2018

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

    Rose George writes an engrossing non-fiction book about one of the most miraculous "organs" in our human body - blood. Well researched, yet shared with such prose and humor, I learned so much and enjoyed every page of this book. I enjoy well researched and well written non-fictio...

  • Cynthia Byrne
    Jan 20, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...

    Audiobook. This is a jaunt through journalistic pop science a la Mary Roach, so if that?s your thing, this will be your thing. Only I think I like this author?s style even better. It was fun, funny, fascinating, and had some very good insights, especially when it comes to female...

    Nine Pints consists of nine unconnected chapters, besides all being related to blood in some way. Maybe it's because I listened to Nine Pints on audio, but not having an introductory chapter introducing the topics and why they were chosen left me a bit unmoored and confused at times. T...

    This is a set of 9 rather unconnected essays on topics related to blood, some of which are great and others of which are okay. I'm really glad I read it; I learned a lot and some of it was incredibly interesting. I was a little disappointed with the organization. George clearly could h...

    There are not too many books about blood out there. It was an interesting read on that end. I definitely learned about blood and indirectly about leeching, code red, blood storage, menstruation- even vampires. There is a lot we know about blood nowadays, but still a lot to learn: why c...

    The average adult human has 9 pints of blood, and in this book Rose George has 9 different chapters exploring the history, science, and industry of blood. She looks at bleeding and leeches (historical and modern leech raising and use), the development of England's blood bank system dur...

    had very high hopes for this book, but it turned out to be a great disappointment. The author's writing style and droll comments make for an extremely difficult read. The book itself is disjointed with some chapters appearing to be in the book to simply take up space and make it longe...

    George writes of the history of the discovery of blood (what it is vs. what it was thought to be), the earliest attempts at transfusions; how WWI spurred the research of transfusions and storage of blood; the identification of blood types and blood factors; how blood and plasma donatio...

    This book will teach you a lot. Some of the reviews are by people who expected something different than what this is. This is a book all about blood, not all about blood donations and use. There is a chapter about blood collection now, and one for the history of blood transfusion...

    Rose George writes an engrossing non-fiction book about one of the most miraculous "organs" in our human body - blood. Well researched, yet shared with such prose and humor, I learned so much and enjoyed every page of this book. I enjoy well researched and well written non-fictio...

    This covered much more than I ever needed to know a bout the nine pints that flow through my body. There were some interesting facts and antidotes included, fun stories. Too much about menstruation and female personal products. The info about vampires, synthetic blood, blood donations,...

    I enjoyed this more than I?d imagined I would. I question whether only humans (and some primates) menstruate, as I?ve seen dogs and cats emit blood and that?s one reason owners have them spayed. But overall I learned a lot from this book and was fascinated by some of the people i...

  • C.E. Murray
    Feb 12, 2019

    ***NO SPOILERS*** (Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 145 [out of 289 pages].) Nine pints of blood--or more visually arresting: one gallon plus one pint. That?s roughly how much is in the human body. It?s facts like these that author Rose George shared in Nine Pints--but...

    Nine Pints dives deep into the science and cultural history of blood. George?s journalistic tenacity keeps her pushing through the statistics to find the human stories that animate the book. In the first chapter we track the journey of a pint of blood that she donates in her hometown...

    Q. Explain why you believe that reading this book makes you a fine of example of enlightened modern manhood. A. It has two longish chapters about largely about menstruation, a topic which is not, as the cool kids say nowadays, in my wheelhouse. Q. What do you want, some kind of med...

    I've never read Rose George before (her Ninety Percent of Everything came out right as I had started another book also about, basically, shipping containers), but I'll now definitely go back and check out that one and her one about human waste, because Nine Pints: A Journey Through the...

    Chapter 1 - My Pint Chapter 2 - That Most Singular and Valuable Reptile Chapter 3 - Janet and Percy Chapter 4 - Blood Borne Chapter 5 - The Yellow Stuff Chapter 6 - Rotting Pickles Chapter 7 - Nasty Cloths Chapter 8 - Code Red Chapter 9 - Blood Like Guinness: The Future Thi...

    I wouldn't normally read a book on this topic due to medical phobiaishness, but Rose George is such a good writer I thought I'd risk it (still had to skip a couple of chapters, though). And it's great stuff: lots of info packed into superior prose, with wit and passion (within a few pa...

    I have been an RN since forever and have worked in an assortment of acute, rehab, and chronic care settings, so my views are not unbiased nor uninformed. Perhaps if I give one example from each chapter it might be useful to those who speak medicalese and those who don't. 1. The chang...

    The author is British, so the book starts out describing blood banking in Britain, and about Janet Vaughan, the woman who basically started blood banking. There?s a chapter on leeches and bloodletting, both the history, and current uses today. Another chapter discusses HIV in South A...

    Nine Pints is less an overview of blood (as promised by the opening chapter) and more a collection of essays on diverse topics relating to blood. Some are more interesting than others, but all are informative and tinged with a dry humor that makes Rose George the UK's answer to her mor...

    Nine Pints is a great popular science book. Engagingly written and meticulously researched, I enjoyed learning about the medical, cultural and humorous aspects of blood. This book is a really fun read! ...

    Caroline?s review, linked below, honestly covered everything I thought about Nine Pints, which is why it took me two weeks to finish the thing. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    ?For Homer, blood had a power as fierce and invisible as electricity: a mouthful of blood, a switch flicked, and Anticlea could now speak to her son. Of course Homer was awed by blood. There is nothing like it. It is stardust and sea. The iron in our blood comes from the deaths of su...

    In Nine Pints Rose George does for blood what she did for human waste in The Big Necessity. Nine Pints covers issues ranging from the birth of the British blood donor service to the history and current state of medicinal leech usage to the politics of menstruation. She weaves a stor...

    I finished Rose George's Nine Pints this morning after despairing that I never would, but it turns out fully 1/3 of the book is notes and index and other non-main-text material. This isn't to say the book isn't good -- it's a fascinating read, although I'm still kind of shivering think...