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Gulp [playaway]

Adventures On The Alimentary Canal

By Mary Roach

In this international bestseller, Mary Roach breaks bread with spit connoisseurs, beer and pet-food tasters, stomach slugs, potato crisp engineers, enema exorcists, rectum-examining prison guards, competitive hot dog eaters, Elvis' doctor, and many more as she investigates the beginning, and the end, of our food.

Format

Electronic Resources

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • PLAYAWAY 612.3 Roa, Playaway

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781467652537


Format: Electronic Resources
Author: Roach, Mary
Summary: "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 ofor 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 terroristswho, 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Gulp [playaway] : adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach.
Publisher Date: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2013].
Subject: Digestive organs -- Popular works -- Talking books. Alimentary canal -- Popular works -- Talking books. Gastrointestinal system -- Popular works -- Talking books.
Isbn: 9781467652537 1467652539
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 612.3 Roa
Oclc: 840111043
Upc:
Bib Id: 447894

Format: Electronic Resources
Author: Roach, Mary
Summary: "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 ofor 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 terroristswho, 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Gulp [playaway] : adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Solon, Ohio : Findaway World, LLC, [2013].
Description: 1 sound media player (ca. 8hr., 21 min.) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Subjects: Digestive organs -- Popular works -- Talking books.
Subjects: Alimentary canal -- Popular works -- Talking books.
Subjects: Gastrointestinal system -- Popular works -- Talking books.
Other Author: Zeller, Emily Woo
Other Author: Playaway Digital Audio
Other Author: Findaway World, LLC
Other Author: Tantor Media
Notes: Title from Playaway label.
Notes: "HDAUDIO."
Notes: Release date supplied by publisher.
Notes: Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc.
Notes: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
Notes: Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller.
ISBN: 9781467652537
ISBN: 1467652539
Publisher Number: 18760
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Medium: [playaway] :
Call Number: 612.3 Roa