The Body - Bill Bryson (Paperback)

A Guide for Occupants

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9780593106297
Department
Books
Released
29 Oct 2019
Supply Source
USA

Book

Author
Bill Bryson
Subtitle
A Guide for Occupants
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Large Print
Edition
LRG
Language
English
Number of Pages
800
Dimensions
235 x 155mm

Annotation

The award-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything presents an engaging head-to-toe tour of the human body that shares anecdotal insights into its functions, ability to heal and vulnerability to disease. (science). Simultaneous. Illustrations.

Summary

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST 
LONGLISTED FOR THE PEN E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD

"Glorious. . .You will marvel at the brilliance and vast weirdness of your design." &;The Washington Post 

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 addictive 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.

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General Subject
Science/Math
BISAC Subject 1
Science / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
BISAC Subject 2
Medical / Anatomy
BISAC Subject 3
Psychology / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging
Dewey Classification
612