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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

AUTHOR Bryson, Bill
PUBLISHER Doubleday Books (10/15/2019)
PRODUCT TYPE Hardcover (Hardcover)

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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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ISBN-13: 9780385539302
ISBN-10: 0385539304
Binding: Hardback or Cased Book (Sewn)
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 464
Carton Quantity: 12
Product Dimensions: 6.10 x 1.90 x 9.30 inches
Weight: 1.80 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Maps, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
Subject Information
BISAC Categories
Science | Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Science | Anatomy
Science | Developmental - Adulthood & Aging
Dewey Decimal: 612
Library of Congress Control Number: 2019012407
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Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides readers through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail.
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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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