The Body: A Guide for Occupants
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - SUNDAY TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019
'A directory of wonders.' - The Guardian
'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an entertaining and nutritious book.' - The Daily Telegraph
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.' Bill Bryson
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - datrappert - LibraryThing
As in his A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bryson is superb at explaining complicated things in a clear, easy to read manner. When appropriate, he uses humor, which, as I came to realize, in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yukon92 - LibraryThing
I learnt a lot about the body, which we all "occupy", as the author puts it. As is typical with his books Mr. Bryson goes very deep into explaining things. Read full review