In the fourth and final essay of the second body daisy hildyard describes winter floods inundating her house in yorkshire she didnt have any home insurance there had been two false alarms . In the second body daisy hildyard gives a body to an idea in a series of curious encounters that take us from the floor of a butcher shop to the computer room of a biologist to the wreckage of a flooded home heady and visceral both this essay revels in the mess and splendour of the world. In the second body daisy hildyard presents an updated dualism between the animal bodies in which we eat breathe and sleep and the virtual bodies of our global connections and environmental impacts hildyards focus is on her own personal understanding of her second body. 15 daisy hildyard has a phd in the history of science and is a leverhulme early career fellow at northumbria university the premise for her new book an extended essay requires some explanation theres your individual physical body and then theres your second body which has an unwitting global impact by contributing to climate change for instance. I returned to my book yet another fitzcarraldo editions publication yes i play favourites next to be reviewed is another influx book lololol this time the short non fiction volume the second body by daisy hildyard this essay is split into four chapters but is about the idea of the collective soul im being florid there
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