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Publisher Description

A New York Times Bestseller

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—with a new afterword for this edition.


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, a must-read owner’s manual for every body.

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:
THE WASHINGTON POST • FINANCIAL TIMES • THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS • BOOKPAGE • THE BOSTON GLOBE

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2019
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
60.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Anonymous6840 ,

ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!

This book was ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!! An amazing read and so very fascinating! Definitely recommend!

CPow64 ,

Want a Long Strange Trip

Bill Bryson takes the reader on a compelling and comprehensive walk through the human body. Bravo!

OlamEmet07 ,

This book change my life. Spiritually and in medical knowledge.

Extensive knowledge of the wonders of the body.

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