Bloody Blood Groups!
by Hugh Graham
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Pub Date 28 Mar 2023 | Archive Date 11 Apr 2023
Ever wondered about your blood group and what it might mean? If so, Bloody Blood Groups is the book for you. Open it up and rummage around the facts and arguments to find what is relevant - you might be surprised at what you find!
Blood groups have been associated with a genetic predisposition to disease, intelligence, personality, ability, psychopathy and, physical attributes and all of these are discussed in the book with some of the reported unfounded nonsense separated from proven scientific conclusions.
Simply explained, but entertaining with its tales all written in humorous style, the book also has the author's own working life interspersed between the description of facts and tales surrounding the ideas around blood groups.
But what is a blood group? And where is it found? Answering these questions, the author also brings to life some of the bizarre conclusions and assumptions earlier investigations have claimed. Are you especially intelligent as a consequence of your blood type? Are you particularly handsome or good looking as a consequence of it? The ABO and Rhesus groups are explored as are the uncommon and really rare blood groups. Could you be one of those?
Read on to find out!
A Note From the Publisher
Unique guide to the blood groups and what they may mean for you
Written mostly in non-scientific language that the general public will be able to readily follow the content
The association of the blood groups with a genetic predisposition to disease, intelligence, personality, ability, psychopathy, and physical attributes are all discussed.
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Average rating from 4 members
I was intrigued to read this as we all have blood – but do we ever think about it and know what it does and its functions?
I was also drawn to this book as it promised to be written in a way to leave out the jargon and be understandable without being written as a medical journal. I wasn’t disappointed. The book was actually a very quick read as it was very interesting, and I found I was surprisingly learning quite a lot as the book went on.
The book explains about blood types; where they are found on the blood cell, how they were discovered and the history of blood genetics – all without being boring and repetitive. In plain English! It also explains the antigens and proteins found in blood and what they mean.
A very interesting and concise book, which I really enjoyed – aimed at anyone who wants to know more about blood and their blood group.
Thank you NetGalley for the ARC in return of an honest, unbiased review.
A very interesting and informative book on blood groups. A reader can learn not only about the blood groups but also about diseases and characteristics of different blood groups. The author mentions blood transfusions and blood substitutes. It's a quick read but full of knowledge.
I found this to be incredibly easy to read and understand. There is a lot of information in this! I loved the stories about individual cases. I liked learning about the history of blood and blood types.
The style of writing is almost conversational - like you're listening to a lecture with a speaker who is good at keeping things entertaining and informative, while also not becoming too technical or weighed down by details that don't matter.
Very approachable and informative!
I enjoyed this book. The writing is conversational and the science is explained very well. Although the book was too short to do a deep dive into any one area, there is enough detail to get a good appreciation of the subject matter. There are interesting quotes to start the chapters. Some of the anecdotes about working in a blood lab are excellent. Overall I felt that this book is well worth reading, both as an explanation of blood and to read some good science writing. Thank you to Netgalley and Matador for the digital review copy.
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