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The body : a guide for occupants /

by Bryson, Bill [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookEdition: First United States edition.Description: x, 450 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780385539302; 0385539304.Subject(s): Human anatomy -- Popular works | Human physiology -- Popular works
Contents:
How to build a human -- The outside : skin and hair -- Microbial you -- The brain -- The head -- Down the hatch : the mouth and throat -- The heart and blood -- The chemistry department -- In the dissecting room : the skeleton -- On the move : bipedalism and exercise -- Equilibrium -- The immune system -- Deep breath : the lungs and breathing -- Food, glorious food -- The guts -- Sleep -- Into the nether regions -- In the beginning : conception and birth -- Nerves and pain -- When things go wrong : diseases -- When things go very wrong : cancer -- Medicine good and bad -- The end.
Summary: "[A] head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body ... 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"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 416-424) and index.

How to build a human -- The outside : skin and hair -- Microbial you -- The brain -- The head -- Down the hatch : the mouth and throat -- The heart and blood -- The chemistry department -- In the dissecting room : the skeleton -- On the move : bipedalism and exercise -- Equilibrium -- The immune system -- Deep breath : the lungs and breathing -- Food, glorious food -- The guts -- Sleep -- Into the nether regions -- In the beginning : conception and birth -- Nerves and pain -- When things go wrong : diseases -- When things go very wrong : cancer -- Medicine good and bad -- The end.

"[A] head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body ... 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"--Provided by publisher.