The Body: A Guide for Occupants

The Body: A Guide for Occupants

In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bill Bryson achieved the seemingly impossible by making the science of our world both understandable and entertaining to millions of people around the globe.

Now he turns his attention inwards to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this book will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

Title:The Body: A Guide for Occupants
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385539302
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    The Body: A Guide for Occupants Reviews

  • Emily May

    I went into this book with the attitude of "of course, Bill Bryson can make anything interesting", but I was still a little unsure if this was the right book for me. There are definitely interesting a...

  • Emily (Books with Emily Fox)

    This was actually really good! Highly recommend it if the topic interested you, the audiobook was also great!...

  • Theresa Alan

    I learned so much from this book. One of the things I learned was that continuing to learn and keeping my brain active will help me avoid dementia, so you should read this book, too. I highlighted man...

  • Matthew

    The definition of a “well” person?Someone who hasn’t been examined yet(loosely quoted from the book)This book is two things:- Really interesting trivia about the human body- TerrifyingI love tri...

  • Mario the lone bookwolf

    To know that one does not know how not just even a tiny part of the body works is the first step to getting interested in exploring each fascinating, inner landscape. From up to down, inside to outsid...

  • Jenna

    How to make a human body: Blend together the right amount of each of 59 elements, at a cost of US$151,578.46 according to the Royal Society of Chemistry.  ~Or~If you don't have that kind of money...

  • Trevor

    I like Bryson, his books are often amusing and informative. He has a good eye for details that will keep the reader engaged or outraged or just smile. This is a tour of the human body, but it includes...

  • Diane S ?

    I read this off and on for over a week, I think reading it straight through would not have left me time to ponder the information and possibly would have been a case of too much at one time. Our bodie...

  • Betsy

    Be a bar trivia champion!Want to dominate any biology questions at bar trivia? The Body: A Guide for Occupants has you covered! For those of us who haven't had a biology class since we fulfilled some ...

  • Carole

    The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson is a well-researched user’s manual for anyone interested in how our bodies function. And, of course, we also have the opportunity to enjoy the Bryson w...