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Title:Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Mary Roach
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN:0393081575
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:348
Category:Non fiction, Humor, Food, Audiobook, Health

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal The irresistible ever curious and always best selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside .

America s funniest science writer em Washington Post em 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 i Stiff i and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in em Packing for Mars em 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 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 em Gulp em is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Two-Minute Revelation, Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places, Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011