The Body

A Guide for Occupants

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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER •  A must-read owner’s manual for every body. Take a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body in this “delightful, anecdote-propelled read” (The Boston Globe) from the author of A Short History of Nearly Everything. With a new Afterword.

“You will marvel at the brilliance and vast weirdness of your design." —The Washington Post
 
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 Brysonesque 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. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2019
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
60.4
MB

Customer Reviews

bfurtyl ,

Boo

Let me out of your damned site!

Read alot Kelley ,

Combines education and fun reading

Great walk through the history of human medicine, treatments, great successes, and painful mistakes. Bill Bryson’s clever and clear prose transforms a textbook-esque subject into a fun paperback read.

Mrs cpee ,

Amazing!

I learned so much from this book. Informative and extremely well written. Definitely a must read!

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