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Gulp [compact Disc]

Adventures On The Alimentary Canal

By Mary Roach

"America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of—or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists—who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts.

Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

Format

Audio Books

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • CD 612.3 Roach [7 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction

ISBN

9781452613420


Format: Audio Books
Author: Roach, Mary
Summary: Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of; or has the courage to ask.
Title: Gulp [compact disc] : adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach.
Publisher Date: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, p2013.
Subject: SCIENCE. -- Life Sciences. -- Human Anatomy & Physiology. MEDICAL. -- Physiology. SCIENCE. -- General. SCIENCE. -- Life Sciences. -- General. MEDICAL. -- General. Digestive organs -- Popular works. Alimentary canal -- Popular works. Gastrointestinal system -- Popular works.
Isbn: 9781452613420
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Roach
Oclc: 832729732
Upc: 9781452613420
Bib Id: 432795

Format: Audio Books
Author: Roach, Mary
Summary: Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of; or has the courage to ask.
Title: Gulp [compact disc] : adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, p2013.
Description: 7 sound discs (8.50 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Target Audience Note: General adult.
Subjects: SCIENCE. -- Life Sciences. -- Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Subjects: MEDICAL. -- Physiology.
Subjects: SCIENCE. -- General.
Subjects: SCIENCE. -- Life Sciences. -- General.
Subjects: MEDICAL. -- General.
Subjects: Digestive organs -- Popular works.
Subjects: Alimentary canal -- Popular works.
Subjects: Gastrointestinal system -- Popular works.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Zeller, Emily Woo
Other Author: Tantor Media
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Duration: 8:30:00.
Notes: Read by Emily Woo Zeller.
ISBN: 9781452613420
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Roach
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