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. Download The Body: A Guide for Occupants Author Bill Bryson – 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
  • 450 pages
  • The Body: A Guide for Occupants
  • Bill Bryson
  • English
  • 16 June 2017
  • 0385539304

10 thoughts on “ The Body: A Guide for Occupants

  1. says:

    I learned so much from this book One of the things I learned was that continuing to learn and keeping my brain active will help me avoid dementia, so you should read this book, too I flagged many, many pages, so I ll just offer a few highlights here The most interesting thing was reading about our skin, the tiny tiny layer that we makes us white or black or brown B...

  2. says:

    The definition of a well person Someone who hasn t been examined yet loosely quoted from the book This book is two things Really interesting trivia about the human body TerrifyingI love trivia, and this book had tons of it This was not a deeply scientific analysis of the human body It is just snippets and brief anecdotes from various regions of the body as Bryson takes you on a journey through our innerspace If you are not into big fancy words and meandering analysis, then you need not The definition of a well person Someone who hasn t been examined yet loosely quoted from the book This book is two things Really interesting trivia about the human body TerrifyingI love trivia, and this book had tons of it This was not a deeply scientific analysis of the human body It is just snippets and brief anecdotes from various regions of the body as Bryson takes you on a journey through our innerspace If you are not into big fancy words and meandering analysis, then you need not worry There may be a time or two that he throws some deeper tidbits in, but it always moves on quickly A good balance to keep both a med student and the layman interested just guessing on the med student side as I am most certainly the layman So yay, trivia However, I will have to say,often than not, the book journeys off in the direction of what can go wrong with the body This is not surprising as a lot can go wrong with the body However, it is not a book to read while eating, if you have hypochondria, if y...

  3. says:

    To know that one does not know how not just even a tiny part of the body works is the first step to getting interested in exploring each fascinating, inner landscape From up to down, inside to outside, young to old, organ to nerve and so on goes the journey trough our miraculous wonder of nature whose amazing...

  4. says:

    How to make a human body Blend together the right amount of each of 59 elements, at a cost of US 151,578.46 according to the Royal Society of Chemistry Or If you don t have that kind of money lying about, you can also do it the old fashioned way that involves heterosexual sex I m not here to judge your methods make a human whichever way you please What I am here to do is tell you that Bill Bryson has done it again He has written yet another brilliant and vastly interesting book, this time How to make a human body Blend together the right amount of each of 59 elements, at a cost of US 151,578.46 according to the Royal Society of Chemistry Or If you don t have that kind of money lying about, you can also do it the old fashioned way that involves heterosexual sex I m not here to judge your methods make a human whichever way you please What I am here to do is tell you that Bill Bryson has done it again He has written yet another brilliant and vastly interesting book, this time about the human body Whether you want to know about bones or skin or digestion, muscles or brains or bacteria, you ll find it in this book I don t even know where to begin in telling you a...

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    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...

  6. says:

    I like Bryson, his books are often amusing and informative He has a good eye for details that will keep the reader engaged or outraged or just smile This is a tour of the human body, but it includes stories and asides about people associated with the discovery of various diseases or a cure or a system in the body Some books on this topic can get a bit carried a...

  7. 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.

  8. says:

    Until now, I only knew Bill Bryson for his snarky travelogues My buddy reader, however, informed me that his non fiction book was very good indeed Besides, many biology books suffer from the fact that their authors are great scientists but horrible writers So I wanted to read something that had the potential to be entertaining as well as educational.The book is divided into these chapters And yes, we did get a little bit of humour, but that wasn t because Bryson made ...

  9. says:

    Bill Bryson s trademark humor is evident in this fascinating book that provides detailed descriptions of the body, how things function and history of discovery A big takeaway is that although there have been great strides in what we know about science and medicine, he makes it clear just how much is still unknown about how and why things work This book would be perfect to serve as a primer for a high school health and wellness course Thanks to Doubleday Books for the ARC in exchange for my Bill Bryson s trademark humor is evident in this fascinating book that provides detailed descriptions of the body, how things function and history of discovery A big takeaway is that although there have been great strides in what we know about science and medicine, he makes it clear just how muc...

  10. says:

    For all of you other cyborgs and pure artificial intelligences out there, I should mention that this is a rather interesting primer on regular meat sacks It even has the distinction of not being science fiction at all.But as the title suggests, outright occupancy usually comes with a rental charge The bill always comes due.I ve read a few Brysons before and my favorite has got to be A Short History of Nearly Everything This one, from a regular knowledge gathering stand, comes in as a tight For all of you other cyborgs and pure artificial intelligences out there, I should mention that this is a rather interesting primer on regular meat sacks It even has the distinction of not being science fiction at all.But as the title suggests, outright occupancy usually comes with a rental charge The bill always comes due.I ve read a few Brysons before and my favorite has got to be A Short History of Nearly Everything This one, from a regular knowledge gathering stand, comes in as a tight second The travelogues are fun and often funny, but Short History is pretty comprehensive and ratherfunny This one, however, was not very funny at all That s okay Very little about our bodies, aside from sex and farts,...

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