The Body: A Guide for Occupants


      The Body: A Guide for Occupants
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. Free Download The Body: A Guide for Occupants [ By ] Bill Bryson [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

William McGuire Bill Bryson, OBE, FRS was born in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1951 He settled in England in 1977, and worked in journalism until he became a full time writer He lived for many years with his English wife and four children in North Yorkshire He and his family then moved to New Hampshire in America for a few years, but they have now returned to live in the UK.In The Lost Continent, Bill Bryson s hilarious first travel book, he chronicled a trip in his mother s Chevy around small town America It was followed by Neither Here Nor There, an account of his first trip around Europe Other travel books include the massive bestseller Notes From a Small Island, which won the 2003 World Book Day National Poll to find the book which best represented modern England, followed by A Walk in the Woods in which Stephen Katz, his travel companion from Neither Here Nor There, made a welcome reappearance , Notes From a Big Country and Down Under.Bill Bryson has also written several highly praised books on the English language, including Mother Tongue and Made in America In his last book, he turned his attention to science A Short History of Nearly Everything was lauded with critical acclaim, and became a huge bestseller It was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, before going on to win the Aventis Prize for Science Books and the Descartes Science Communication Prize His next book, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, is a memoir of growing up in 1950s America, featuring another appearance from his old friend Stephen Katz October 8 sees the publication of A Really Short History of Nearly Everything .

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • The Body: A Guide for Occupants
  • Bill Bryson
  • English
  • 19 July 2017
  • 0385539304

10 thoughts on “ The Body: A Guide for Occupants

  1. says:

    Be a bar trivia champion Want to dominate any biology questions at bar trivia The Body A Guide for Occupants has you covered For those of us who haven t had a biology class since we fulfilled some course requirement ages ago, Bryson gives an excellent overview of what doctors and scientists know about all our different body parts and bodily functions This book does for biology what books like Lies My Teacher Told Me Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong or A People s History Be a bar trivia champion Want to dominate any biology questions at bar trivia The Body A Guide for Occupants has you covered For those of us who haven t had a biology class since we fulfilled some course requirement ages ago, Bryson...

  2. says:

    Even for someone with a science medical background this was PHENOMENAL What an absolutely interesting and eye opening adventure into our bodies and told in such a entertaining way Recommend for ANYONE and EVERYONEThanks to netgalley and Doubleday books for...

  3. says:

    I either laughed, shook my head in wonder, or did both on every page This is Bryson at his best, and it should be handed out at birth.

  4. says:

    THE BODY by Bill Bryson.Did you ever think you ever needed an owner s manual for our complex body I think this was a brilliant idea We live in this body that we are so intimate with and yet could hardly speak of what goes on inside or tell us the functions of the organs we have, nor even name them, Bryson took a Biology Book, that is the last thing I ever want, and turned it to an amazing book that I cannot keep my hands away from Converting a daunting and boring science book into an under THE BODY by Bill Bryson.Did you ever think you ever needed an owner s manual for our complex body I think this was a brilliant idea We live in this body that we are so intimate with and yet could hardly speak of what goes on inside or tell us the functions of the organs we have, nor even name them, Bryson took a Biology Book, that is the last thing I ever want, and turned it to an amazing book that I cannot keep my hands away from Converting a daunting and boring science book into an understandable and entertaining book for EVERYONE is like wizardry His writing is brilliant and truly enjoyable Bryson kept me intrigued...

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    Bill Bryson is a gifted writer, deftly melding facts with wit to expose humorous aspects of the human condition and the world around us As a result, he can unpack any topic into the most fascinating thing you ve ever read The Body A Guide for Occupants is no exception Each chapter focuses on a body part or process, similar to the format of his book At Home focusing on the house and its functions As with his other books, he has a knack for tracking down mind boggling statistics and facts So Bill Bryson is a gifted writer, deftly melding facts with wit to expose humorous aspects of the human condition and the world around us As a result, he can unpack any topic into the most fascinating thing you ve ever read The Body A G...

  6. says:

    I wasn t big on the sciences in school, but Bill Bryson has written a book that keeps me turning pages and taking notes to talk about with everyone Parts may make you squeamish, but 2 paragraphs later you will be laughing out loud I see this as Christmas gifts this year Enjoy

  7. says:

    Great info along with Bryson s dry wit.

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    Enter the wonderful world of Bill Bryson who has a master s touch for explaining things in a way that we all understand and are fascinated by When he takes apart our body, system by system, piece by piece we not only understandabout our inner workings but we have been thoroughly entertained along the way He is the master of anecdote, the king of clever tidbits of knowledge and easygoing writing style gives you a greater appreciation for the intricate machine we call our body Here s to n Enter the wonderful world of Bill Bryson who has a master s touch for explaining things in a way that we all understand and are fascinated by When he takes apart our body, system by system, piece by piece we not only understandabout our inner workings but we have been thoroughly entertained along the way He is the master of anecdote, the king of...

  9. says:

    I have been living in this body for 60 years but it wasn t until I read this book did I learn about how many of it s system function and what doctors and scientists already know Easy to read, entertaining, all the while being scientific make this a great informative book.

  10. says:

    My first book by Bill Bryson was A Short History of Nearly Everything Since reading it, I have frequently included a Bryson book or two in my yearly reading and have suggested them to others The Body is sure to be another book I will regularly recommend and in fact already have.The book itself winds through the system s of the body one after another Bryson discusses what makes up the system, the important discoveries and discovers of parts in the system, always with an eye toward what mak My first book by Bill Bryson was A Short History of Nearly Everything Since reading it, I have frequently included a Bryson book or two in my yearly reading and have suggested them to others The Body is sure to be another book I will regularly recommend and in fact already have.The book itself winds through the system s of the body one after another Bryson discusses what makes up the system, the important discoveries and discovers of parts in the system, always with an eye toward what makes for a good story Finishing with the systems, he moves on t...

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