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The Body

A Guide for Occupants

by Bill Bryson

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The Body by Bill Bryson
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    Oct 2019, 464 pages

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In his latest work bestselling author Bill Bryson guides readers through the wonders of the human body.

Many of Bill Bryson's fans first became familiar with his work through his autobiographical travel books, such as Notes from a Small Island or A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail. Bryson also famously delved into the world of science in A Short History of Nearly Everything, which breaks down scientific fields such as chemistry and biology so that the lay person finds them fascinating and entertaining. The Body: A Guide for Occupants marks the author's reentry into popular science. With his characteristic wit, he takes his readers on a survey of anatomy that successfully outlines what makes us human.

Bryson begins with a brief examination of what chemically makes up a person, and then he drills down to the workings of specific body parts and systems, such as the head or the digestive system. He later touches on the less physical aspects of being human, ...

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