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0552779903
Paperback:The body : a guide for occupants /:2020 Paperback The body : a guide for occupants /
The body : a guide for occupants /
Author: Bryson, Bill,
Publication year: 2020
Language: English
Format Paperback
Classification: 612
Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: Black Swan,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0552779903 9780552779906 (pbk.) :
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Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2019.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The bestselling author provides information on overlooked details of the body in his folksy and familiar style popular across generations. A worthy successor to }A Short History Of Nearly Everything{, focusing on the physical and the neurological. #1 Bestseller in both hardback and paperback: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE _______'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an entertaining and nutritious book.' - The Daily Telegraph_______'We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.' Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself.
Pages x, 532 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (bla
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The first chapter on viruses alone is worth the read, and this was published pre Covid... October 2019.
26/07/21
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