Gulp - Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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9780393348743: Gulp - Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
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‘As a science writer Roach is seriously funny. She asks the right questions and provides answers like the best deadpan stand-up comic.’ - The Times

‘An accomplished journalist with boundless curiosity... As funny as Roach can be, she brings serious insight to her subject.’ - New Scientist

‘This is definitely the kind of book that'll have you reading out the juicy bits to friends and family...like a sassier - i.e., ruder - Bill Bryson.’ - Daily Mail

‘Roach has a knack for translating the dry and arcane stuff of science in a way that is eminently readable, informative and eye-openingly hilarious.’

-- Time Out

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‘Terrifically witty, hugely engaging... on almost everypage she tells you something to make you gasp aloud or snort with laughter.’ - Telegraph

‘Hair-raising in parts, hilarious in others.’ - Evening Standard

Praise for Six Feet Over:

‘A gruesome joy.’ - The Guardian

‘Full of fascinating nuggets... a funny and informative read.’

-- Independent on Sunday

Praise for Stiff:

‘Roach is insouciant to the point of laugh-aloud funny. You could die laughing.’ - The Times

‘Sharply observed, often wryly funny accounts... Engaging and original.’

-- Literary Review

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The bestselling author of Stiff takes on the curious, comical intersection of delight and disgust that is eating (and what comes after).

Eating is the most pleasurable, gross, necessary, unspeakable biological process we humans undertake. But very few of us realise what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal - let alone have pondered the results (of the research). How have physicists made crisps crispier? What do laundry detergent and saliva have in common? Was self-styled ‘nutritional economist’ Horace Fletcher right to persuade millions of people that chewing a bite of shallot 700 times would yield double the vitamins? And did Elvis actually die from constipation?

In her trademark, laugh-out-loud style, Mary Roach breaks bread with spit connoisseurs and enema exorcists, stomach slugs, rectum-examining prison guards, and competitive hot dog eaters as she investigates the beginning - and the end - of our food.

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Description du livre WW Norton Co, United States, 2014. Paperback. État : New. 203 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. America s funniest science writer (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of-or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists-who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach s books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies. N° de réf. du libraire LIB9780393348743

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