The body : a guide for occupants / Bill Bryson.
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- ISBN: 0385539304
- ISBN: 9780385539302
- Physical Description: x, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
- Edition: First United States edition.
- Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2019
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 416-424) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
How to build a human -- The outside: skin and hair -- Microbial you -- The brain -- The head -- Down the hatch: the mouth and throat -- The heart and blood -- The chemistry department -- In the dissecting room: the skeleton -- On the move: bipedalism and exercise -- Equilibrium -- The immune system -- Deep breath: the lungs and breathing -- Food, glorious food -- The guts -- Sleep -- Into the nether regions -- In the beginning: conception and birth -- Nerves and pain -- When things go wrong: diseases -- When things go very wrong: cancer -- Medicine good and bad -- The end.
"Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual foreverybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (yourbody made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information"-- Provided by publisher.
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