The Body

The Body

A Guide for Occupants

Book - 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"From the bestselling author of A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2019
Edition: First United States edition
ISBN: 9780385539302
Branch Call Number: 612 Bryson
Characteristics: x, 450 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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alyson3
Nov 14, 2019

Bill Bryson is the best at taking any topic and make it accessible for any reader. If you have a body, and I'm assuming you do, you need this book. Looking for a gift idea - this works for any adult in your life!

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brangwinn
Nov 13, 2019

This took me a long time to read, not because it was boring but because there was so much information, it was slow reading. I’m sure I have forgotten more than I have remembered, but I know a lot more than I did before. Bryson is able to take a very technical subject and write for the layman.

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MKBrosnihan
Nov 10, 2019

So I'm a huge Bill Bryson fan. I've read all his books. This one was great and informative as usual. It just freaked me out. I don't need to know all these scary things about my body. Sometimes ignorance is bliss and the weird but cool details about this book freaked me out. Great but freaky!

debwalker Sep 11, 2019

Loanstars: Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner’s manual for everybody.

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