The body a guide for occupants
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Summary"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 compulsively readable 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"--
ContentsHow to build a human
The outside: skin and hair
Down the hatch: the mouth and throat
The heart and blood
The chemistry department
In the dissecting room: the skeleton
On the move: bipedalism and exercise
The immune system
Deep breath: the lungs and breathing
Food, glorious food
Into the nether regions
In the beginning: conception and birth
Nerves and pain
When things go wrong: diseases
Then things go very wrong: cancer
Medicine good and bad
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|Publisher|| [Place of publication not identified] :Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group2019
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Includes bibliographical references and index.