The body : a guide for occupants

The body : a guide for occupants
Bryson, Bill
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  • Published: 2019
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"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 for everybody. 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 (your body 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."--

Related Subjects

Human body--Popular works.
Human physiology--Popular works.
Human body.
Human physiology.

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ISBN:

9780857522405 (hardback)

Personal Author:

Bryson, Bill,

Title:

The body : a guide for occupants / Bill Bryson.

Publication Info:

London : Doubleday, 2019.

Publication Info:

©2019

Physical description:

454 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 25 cm

Content Type:

text

Content Type:

still image

Media Type:

unmediated

Carrier Type:

volume

Subject term:

Human body--Popular works.

Subject term:

Human physiology--Popular works.

Subject term:

Human body.

Subject term:

Human physiology.

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