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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

AUTHOR Bryson, Bill
PUBLISHER Anchor Books (01/26/2021)
PRODUCT TYPE Paperback (Paperback)

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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

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ISBN-13: 9780804172721
ISBN-10: 0804172722
Binding: Paperback or Softback (Trade Paperback (Us))
Content Language: English
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Page Count: 464
Carton Quantity: 24
Product Dimensions: 5.15 x 0.95 x 8.00 inches
Weight: 1.00 pound(s)
Feature Codes: Bibliography, Index, Price on Product, Illustrated
Country of Origin: US
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BISAC Categories
Science | Life Sciences - Human Anatomy & Physiology
Science | Anatomy
Science | Developmental - Adulthood & Aging
Dewey Decimal: 612
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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

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