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Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal

Author: Mary Roach; Emily Woo Zeller; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, ℗2013.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Audiobooks
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Roach; Emily Woo Zeller; Tantor Media.
ISBN: 9781452613420 1452613427
OCLC Number: 832729732
Notes: Title from container.
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Duration: 8:30:00.
Performer(s): Read by Emily Woo Zeller.
Target Audience: General adult.
Description: 7 audio discs (8.50 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Nose job: tasting has little to do with taste --
I'll have the putrescine: your pet is not like you --
Liver and opinions: why we eat what we eat and despise the rest --
The longest meal: can thorough chewing lower the national debt? --
Hard to stomach: the acid relationship of William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin --
Spit gets a polish: someone ought to bottle the stuff --
A bolus of cherries: life at the oral processing lab --
Big gulp: how to survive being swallowed alive --
Dinner's revenge: can the eaten eat back? --
Stuffed: the science of eating yourself to death --
Up theirs: the alimentary canal as criminal accomplice --
Inflammable you: fun with hydrogen and methane --
Dead man's bloat: and other diverting tales from the history of flatulence research --
Smelling a rat: does noxious flatus do more than clear a room? --
Eating backward: is the digestive tract a two-way street? --
I'm all stopped up: Elvis Presley's megacolon, and other ruminations on death by constipation --
The ick factor: we can cure you, but there's just one thing.
Responsibility: Mary Roach.

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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.

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