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Gulp

Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp( )
Author: Roach, Mary
Read by: Zeller, Emily Woo
ISBN:978-1-4676-5253-7
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Findaway World, LLC
Book Format:Pre-recorded MP3 player
List Price:USD $44.99
Book Description:

"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...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Science / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.4 x 7.3 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:0.4 Pounds
Author Biography
Roach, Mary (Author)
Mary Roach was born and raised in Etna, New Hampshire. She has a BA degree in psychology from Wesleyan University. She spent a few years as a free-lance copy editor before she landed a job at the San Francisco Zoological Society turning out press releases. She then moved on to write humor pieces for such periodicals as The New York Times Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and Sports Illustrated. Her article "How to Win at Germ Warfare" was a National Magazine Award Finalist, in 1995. In 1996, her article on earthquake-proof bamboo houses took the Engineering Journalism Award. She published several books such as Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003) and Packing for Mars (2010).

Mary's title Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016.

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