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The Resource The body : a guide for occupants, Bill Bryson

The body : a guide for occupants, Bill Bryson

Label
The body : a guide for occupants
Title
The body
Title remainder
a guide for occupants
Statement of responsibility
Bill Bryson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
612
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QM23.2
LC item number
.B79 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human anatomy
  • Human physiology
Target audience
adult
Label
The body : a guide for occupants, Bill Bryson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to build a human -- The outside: skin and hair -- Microbial you -- The brain -- The head -- Down the hatch: the mouth and throat -- The heart and blood -- The chemistry department -- In the dissecting room: the skeleton -- On the move: bipedalism and exercise -- Equilibrium -- The immune system -- Deep breath: the lungs and breathing -- Food, glorious food -- The guts -- Sleep -- Into the nether regions -- In the beginning: conception and birth -- Nerves and pain -- When things go wrong: diseases -- When things go very wrong: cancer -- Medicine good and bad -- The end
Control code
on1089831545
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States Edition.
Extent
x, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385539302
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019012407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089831545
Label
The body : a guide for occupants, Bill Bryson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How to build a human -- The outside: skin and hair -- Microbial you -- The brain -- The head -- Down the hatch: the mouth and throat -- The heart and blood -- The chemistry department -- In the dissecting room: the skeleton -- On the move: bipedalism and exercise -- Equilibrium -- The immune system -- Deep breath: the lungs and breathing -- Food, glorious food -- The guts -- Sleep -- Into the nether regions -- In the beginning: conception and birth -- Nerves and pain -- When things go wrong: diseases -- When things go very wrong: cancer -- Medicine good and bad -- The end
Control code
on1089831545
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States Edition.
Extent
x, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385539302
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2019012407
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089831545

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