The Body: A Guide For Occupants (Hardback)
  • The Body: A Guide For Occupants (Hardback)
  • The Body: A Guide For Occupants (Hardback)
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The Body: A Guide For Occupants (Hardback)

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Hardback 464 Pages / Published: 03/10/2019
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Waterstones Says

Bill Bryson has proved time and again the ideal travelling companion, and now he takes us on a very singular tour of the human body. Following on from the classic A Short History of Nearly Everything, The Body uncovers the workings of organs, muscles and bones and is steeped in fascinating anecdote and enlightening trivia. An indispensable guide to the matter that we are made of, The Body is the must read science book of the year.

A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780857522405
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 737 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The prose motors gleefully along, a finely tuned engine running on jokes, factoids and biographical interludes.' - The Guardian

'A directory of wonders. Extraordinary stories about the heart, lungs, genitals ... plus some anger and life advice - all delivered in the inimitable Bryson style' - Gavin Francis, The Guardian

"'Remarkable ... Every page is dense with scientific facts written as vividly as a thriller, as well as answers to conundrums such as why we don't fall out of bed when we are asleep ... It is woven through with the kind of human stories that Bryson has made his trademark.' - The Mail on Sunday

'Readable and useful ... witty, jargon-free prose that glides you through 400 pages. It's fun to read because it's not just comprehensive, but quirky.' - Richard Morrison, The Times

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“Short history of human body....”

“ Body “ is what you expected and more; full of amazing facts and Bryson’s fantastic humour, it makes you laugh, amazed and you will want to re-read some parts to digest properly.

It is a perfect manual to our own... More

Hardback edition
1 similar book recommended
Helpful? Upvote 128

“Simply Wonderful!”

Thank you very much to the publishers for this early review copy.
I fell in love with this book back in March when I was lucky enough to attend an event where the first chapter was read to us, I knew straight away... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 98

“Fascinating content, ruined by poor standard of publishing”

Bill Bryson is an engaging writer who presents factual information in interesting ways. His output needed a quality volume to do it justice. I bought this for an intelligent 12 yr old, who reads widely, hoping for... More

Hardback edition
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