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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Hardcover - 15 October 2019
Bryson, Bill (Author)
ISBN-13 : 9780385539302
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AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - 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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1 customer reviews  Between 4−5 stars rating,  22 January 2021
A very simple read with a blend of facts and a narrative.
By: A. Budi

If you are wanting a gentle opener to anatomy and physiology that isn’t dry textbook, this is the book. History and data is presented in matter of fact way while his personality comes through without being overbearing or excessively persuasive. Usually books written like this keeps me asking which is fact and which is opinion but I feel the balance was done nicely and the opinion was more narrative flare. I also enjoy the bits of history that isn’t often shared on anatomy and physiology. I wouldn’t consider this book one that should be taken as the authority but it’s a good place to ignite rabbit trails. Nothing is hidden when the material is hidden. Even the topic of vaccinations was respectfully handled and if you want more you were presented with bits of information that will set you on your way down a rabbit trail.

 

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