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We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have little understanding of how it works and what goes on inside it. In The Body: A Guide for Occupants, the bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything takes us on a head-to-toe, comprehensive tour of the marvel that is the human body.
Bryson guides us through the physical and neurological make-up of the body—how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and Bryson’s signature anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.
Bryson’s bestselling books include The Road to Little Dribbling, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, One Summer, and The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. He was Chancellor of Durham University from 2005–2011 and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society. Book signing to follow.
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