The Body: A Guide for Occupants

Author(s): Bill Bryson

Science, Maths, and Technology

'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. 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 new book is an instant classic. It 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.'


THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER


'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian


'Jaw-dropping.' - The Times


'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson...an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' - The Sunday Times


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780552779906
  • : Transworld Publishers Limited
  • : Black Swan
  • : 0.364
  • : November 2019
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  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill Bryson
  • : Paperback
  • : 2020
  • : English
  • : 612
  • : 544