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Gulp

Adventures On The Alimentary Canal

By Mary Roach

A New York Times Bestselling Author The irresistible, ever-curious, and always bestselling Mary Roach 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 ever bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. And, like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781410461537


Format: Large Print
Author: Roach, Mary
Summary: The ever-curious and always bestselling Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides 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 names 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? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks -- or at least has the courage -- to ask. And we go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.
Title: Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach.
Publisher Date: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
Subject: Digestive organs -- Popular works. Alimentary canal -- Popular works. Gastrointestinal system -- Popular works. Large type books.
Isbn: 9781410461537 (hardback) 141046153X (hardcover)
Current Holds: 1
System Items Available: 0
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: LP 612.3 Roa
Oclc: 844789630
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Bib Id: 504678

Format: Large Print
Author: Roach, Mary.
Summary: The ever-curious and always bestselling Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides 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 names 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? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks -- or at least has the courage -- to ask. And we go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.
Title: Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach.
Edition: Large print.
Publisher, Date: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
Description: 47 pages ; 23 cm.
Series: Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction
Series: Thorndike Press large print nonfiction series.
Subjects: Digestive organs -- Popular works.
Subjects: Alimentary canal -- Popular works.
Subjects: Gastrointestinal system -- Popular works.
Subjects: Large type books.
Notes: Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2013015601
ISBN: 9781410461537 (hardback)
ISBN: 141046153X (hardcover)
Requests: 1
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: LP 612.3 Roa