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The Body

The Body 2

A Guide for Occupants

by Bill Bryson

Hardback Publication Date: 01/10/2019

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Eagerly awaited, must-read new science book from the UK's bestselling non-fiction writer. Bryson is the prize-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Road to Little Dribbling

In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

ISBN:
9780857522405
9780857522405
Category:
Popular science
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-10-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
448
Dimensions (mm):
240x162x42mm
Weight:
0.74kg
Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson's bestselling travel books include The Lost Continent and Notes from a Small Island, which in a national poll was voted the book that best represents Britain. Another travel book, A Walk in the Woods, has become a major film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson. His new number one Sunday Times bestseller is The Road to Little Dribbling: More Notes from a Small Island.

His acclaimed book on the history of science, A Short History of Nearly Everything, won the Royal Society's Aventis Prize as well as the Descartes Prize, the European Union's highest literary award. He has written books on language, on Shakespeare, on history, and on his own childhood in the hilarious memoir The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His last critically lauded bestsellers were At Home: a Short History of Private Life, and One Summer: America 1927

Bill Bryson was born in the American Midwest, and now lives in the UK. A former Chancellor of Durham University, he was President of the Campaign to Protect Rural England for five years, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society.

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  • The Body by Bill Bryson

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    I couldn't wait to start this new Bill Bryson, and I was not disappointed. He has the amazing ability to make what could be dull and boring stuff into 'a ripping yarn'. He makes science [and history] come to life, and make it instantly understandable, and it is a pity he can't be commissioned to write all school textbooks. I am already waiting for his next book.

  • Excellent!

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    Bill Bryson at his encyclopedic best!