The Body

The Body A Guide for Occupants

Hardback (03 Oct 2019)

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Synopsis

'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.'

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.

'What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.' Bill Bryson

About the Publisher

Doubleday

Doubleday

Doubleday is an imprint of Transworld Publishers and publishes bestselling authors such as Bill Bryson, Joanne Harris, Terry Pratchett and Kate Atkinson in hardback.

Book information

ISBN: 9780857522405
Publisher: Transworld
Imprint: Doubleday
Pub date:
DEWEY: 612
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 19055
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 732g
Height: 164mm
Width: 242mm
Spine width: 41mm