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The Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Body: A Guide for Occupants (Hardback)

By Bryson, Bill

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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.

ISBN 9780857522405
Barcode 9780857522405
Published 1 October 2019 by Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780857522405
ISBN-10 085752240X
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Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Publication Date 1 October 2019
International Publication Date 3 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Bryson, Bill
Category Popular Science
Number of Pages 464
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 42mm
Weight 737g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Human body - Popular works, Human anatomy - Popular works, Human physiology - Popular works
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 612
Catalogue Code 998449

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Description of this Book

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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. * Mail on Sunday * Through anecdotes about scientific history and startling facts that seem too extraordinary to be true-the DNA in one person, if stretched out, would measure billions of miles and reach beyond Pluto-Bryson draws the reader into his subject. ... Bryson's tone is both informative and inviting, encouraging the reader, throughout this exemplary work, to share the sense of wonder he expresses at how the body is constituted and what it is capable of. * Publishers' Weekly *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951. Settled in England for many years, he moved to America with his wife and four children for a few years, but has since returned to live in the UK. His bestselling travel books include The Road to Little Dribbling, The Lost Continent, Notes From a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods and Down Under. In a national poll, Notes from a Small Island was voted the book that best represents Britain. His acclaimed work of popular science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Aventis Prize and the Descartes Prize, and was the biggest selling non-fiction book of its decade in the UK. His new book The Body- A Guide for Occupants is an extraordinary exploration of the human body which will have you marvelling at the form you occupy.

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