Bill Schutt is the author of Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, The Darwin Strain, The Himalayan Codex, Hell’s Gate, and Dark Banquet
Pump: A Natural History of the Heart is here!
“Pump: A Natural History of the Heart” is currently available to purchase or order everywhere that books are sold.
“[A] show-stopping exploration of cardiac biology . . . Informative, playful, and impossible to put down.”
—Publishers Weekly, (starred review)
“Fascinating . . . Surprising entertainment, combining deep learning with dad jokes . . . [Schutt] is a natural teacher with an easy way with metaphor.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“This brisk and engaging history of hearts of all forms and sizes packs a punch.”
—Foreword Reviews, (starred review)
“An easy-to-read and fascinating look into the complexity and wonder of the heart in its many forms.”
An engaging, often droll look at the engine of life and the long history of efforts to understand it.”
“Pump is a natural history of the heart and the science is fascinating. Schutt is a zoologist, and entertainingly details the evolution of the heart. I especially loved how this book so successfully tells the human story, of how and why we came to regard the heart as something more than a blood-pumping organ. There are cool animals and plenty of song lyrics, tales of medical misadventure and triumph, and even time with one gigantic whale heart. As with all Schutt’s non-fiction, there’s a mix of both humor and the macabre. It is science writing at its finest.” —Cool Green Science (blog of The Nature Conservancy)
“This is a journey through heartland, start to finish, all that is known and not yet known. It is written with a light hand and even, sometimes, with humor… a fun read for the curious… extensively and charmingly illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.”—The East Hampton Star
“A fine overview of an essential organ.”
Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, was named a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and an Amazon “Best Book of the Year”. Listen to the reviewers and pick up Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History, available everywhere books are sold.
“Bill Schutt’s Cannibalism: A Perfectly Natural History offers a surprisingly fun and absorbing look at a rather unsavory subject.” – Pamela Paul (Editor, New York Times Book Review)
“Refreshing… A jolly book, written in a breezy style, but the research behind it is impressive.” – Sy Montgomery (The Soul of an Octopus) for the New York Times Book Review