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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Number of Pages:289 pages pages

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

  • Jennifer
    Aug 14, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

  • Andrienne
    Aug 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

  • Tfalcone
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

  • 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...

    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...

  • Jeff
    Nov 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

    A ...

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  • Nedra
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

    A ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

  • Gaby Chapman
    Nov 14, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Tim
    Dec 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

  • PWRL
    Nov 27, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

    A ...

  • Lori
    Nov 14, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

    A ...

    ...

    ...

  • Beth (bibliobeth)
    Nov 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

    A ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Emily
    Nov 30, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

    A ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

  • Becky Diamond
    Sep 18, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

  • Carrie Gulvin
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

    A ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

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  • Doug
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

    A ...

    ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

  • Joanna Shubin
    Nov 17, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

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  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Steve Peterson
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    ?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...

    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...

    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 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...

    Thank you Net Galley for the free ARC. Right from the start this book became fascinating. The first chapter takes you to a blood processing facility, where whole blood is processed and divided into platelets and plasma and more. Then you thank your lucky stars and thank Janet Vaugh...

    Absolutely fascinating! I couldn't put this book down. The writing was engaging and I sank right into everything George was talking about. ...

    A unique combination of beautifully written prose, meticulous research and fascinating science. Highly recommend! ...

    Best Book I?ve read this year and this is my 87th book. ...

    Learned plenty from this book. This book tackles leeches, menstrual blood, transfusions, HIV, vampire lore...plenty of information for those who are curious for sure. The author throws in some humor as well. There were parts I admit made me queasy. Thanks to the publisher for the a...

    There is a lot more to blood than meets the eye, it turns out. No wonder it is so frightening, from vampires to menstruation, oh my! ...

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