The Body by Bill Bryson audiobook

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

By Bill Bryson

Random House Audio
14.08 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    Available on 10/15/2019

    ISBN: 9780147526922

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody. Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.

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A Parade Magazine Pick of Best Audiobooks for Fall

Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body. As addictive as it is comprehensive, this is Bryson at his very best, a must-read owner's manual for everybody.

Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. As Bill Bryson writes, "We pass our existence within this wobble of flesh and yet take it almost entirely for granted." The Body will cure that indifference with generous doses of wondrous, compulsively readable facts and information.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

With light footed prose, The Body winds its way through the dense terrain of anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry…The colossal roster of facts on display is dazzling…Bryson’s distinctive voice will likely delight readers eager to go sightseeing around the world they embody. American Scholar
“Read by the author, the book isn’t a dry science tome. Instead, this fantastic voyage presents a humorous and captivating look at the human form we’re all walking around in, but may have little actual knowledge about.” Parade (audio review)
A delightful tour guide. . .Bryson's stroll through human anatomy, physiology, evolution, and illness (diabetes, cancer, infections) is instructive, accessible, and entertaining. Booklist, starred review 
[Bryson] describes the often bewildering mystery of diseases, the science of pain, and the advances made in medical treatment, all with care and concern. Bryson's tone is both informative and inviting, encouraging the reader, throughout this exemplary work, to share the sense of wonder he expresses at how the body is constituted and what it is capable of. Publishers Weekly, starred review 
"A pleasing, entertaining sojourn into the realm of what makes us tick. Kirkus Reviews 

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Author Bio: Bill Bryson

Author Bio: Bill Bryson

Bill Bryson is the New York Times bestselling author of At HomeA Walk in the WoodsThe Lost ContinentMade in AmericaThe Mother Tongue, A Short History of Nearly Everything—winner of the Aventis Prize—and various other works. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, he now lives in England, where he has worked for both the Times and Independent and written for most other major British and American publications.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 14.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English