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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 1st Edition edition (13 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199557977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199557974
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.5 x 13.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 467,386 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A thought-provoking perspective on one of our most urgent health problems. (Jo Marchant, New Scientist)

The details are enlightening, entertaining, and disturbing in equal measure (as are the wonderful ilustrations). (Katherine Peddie, Financial Times)

Although his approach is comprehensive, even scholarly, Gilman brings a refreshingly light touch to a weighty topic. (Katherine Peddie, Financial Times)

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Sander Gilman is an American scholar at Emory University in Atlanta, USA.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alan Melvyn Sabatini on 19 Jan. 2015
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Unique concept, terrible execution 10 Feb. 2011
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Format: Hardcover
The concept of a biography of obesity is fascinating, but unfortunately, this book was not. While some useful information was presented, the book was shockingly disjointed and at times quite dry.
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