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The body : a guide for occupants

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2019]
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 9780593106297 0593106296
OCLC Number: 1107574949
Description: x, 703 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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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.

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