The body: a guide for occupants
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New York : Doubleday, [2019].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First United States edition.
Physical Desc:
x, 450 pages, [16] unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Status:
30 copies, 23 people are on the wait list.
2 copies on order.
Description
A New York Times Bestseller "Glorious. . .You will marvel at the brilliance and vast weirdness of your design." -- The Washington Post 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 addictive 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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-424) and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bryson, B. (2019). The body: a guide for occupants. First United States edition. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. 2019. The Body: A Guide for Occupants. New York: Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill, The Body: A Guide for Occupants. New York: Doubleday, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. The Body: A Guide for Occupants. First United States edition. New York: Doubleday, 2019. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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