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Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Roach
ISBN: 9780393348743 0393348741
OCLC Number: 1005796204
Description: 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Nose Job: Tasting has little to do with taste --
2.I'll Have the Putrescine: Your pet is not like you --
3. Liver and Opinions: Why we eat what we eat and despise the rest --
4. The Longest Meal: Can thorough chewing lower the national debt? --
5. Hard to Stomach: The acid relationship of William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin --
6. Spit Gets a Polish: Someone ought to bottle the stuff --
7.A Bolus of Cherries: Life at the oral processing lab --
8. Big Gulp: How to survive being swallowed alive --
9. Dinner's Revenge: Can the eaten eat back? --
10. Stuffed: The science of eating yourself to death --
11. Up Theirs: The alimentary canal as criminal accomplice --
12. Inflammable You: Fun with hydrogen and methane --
13. Dead Man's Bloat: And other diverting tales from the history of flatulence research --
14. Smelling a Rat: Does noxious flatus do more than clear a room? --
15. Eating Backward: Is the digestive tract a two-way street? Note continued: 16.I'm All Stopped Up: Elvis Presley's megacolon, and other ruminations on death by constipation --
17. The Ick Factor: We can cure you, but there's just one thing.
Responsibility: Mary Roach.


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