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The body : a guide for occupants / Bill Bryson.

Bryson, Bill, (author,, narrator.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 612 BRY (Text) 33500013180732 Main Checked out 06/01/2020
Moorhead Public Library CD TALKING BOOK 612 BRY (Text) 33500013180724 Main Checked out 06/02/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780147526915
  • ISBN: 0147526914
  • Physical Description: 12 audio discs (14 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [New York] : Random House Audio, [2019]

Content descriptions

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Title from container.
Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by the author.
Summary, etc.:
"Bill Bryson... guides us through the human 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 irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular."--Container.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    *Starred Review* American-born, British-resident journalist Bryson is the engaging host for this tour of the human body. Beginning with the skin and working inward, Bryson celebrates each facet from senses to organs to systems. Entertaining tidbits include stories of early medical explorations, statistics, oddities, and humorous asides. Bryson makes the details fascinating and and the workings of the body surprisingly understandable. In his capable hands, complex processes including sight, speech, and reproduction are analyzed and explained. Sleep, yawning, tears, aging, and chronic illness are explored. Bryson, of course, is the ideal narrator for this journey. His cultured, slightly British accent with just a touch of wryness adds to the enjoyment as he tells quirky stories (a man with a coin lodged in his throat), and shares amazing statistics (an adult poops 180 pounds each year), and evolutionary evidence (how standing on two feet affected brain growth). He reads with ease and enthusiasm for his material, sounding more like a wise friend sharing insights than a scholar. Listeners will share Bryson's infectious awe of the body as well as gain an understanding of our miraculous, often taken-for-granted mix of chemicals and biological functions. And maybe they'll learn to appreciate the brain's keen management and to tune into and pay attention to the body's distress Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

BILL BRYSON's bestselling books include A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Small Island, I'm A Stranger Here Myself, In a Sunburned Country, A Short History of Nearly Everything (which earned him the 2004 Aventis Prize), The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, At Home, and One Summer. He lives in England with his wife.

Subject: Human anatomy > Popular works.
Human physiology > Popular works.
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology.
MEDICAL / Anatomy.
HUMOR / General.
Human physiology.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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