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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal - Mary Roach, Emily Woo Zeller
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
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The alimentary canal -- the much-maligned tube from mouth to rear -- is as taboo, in its way, as the cadavers in Stiff, and as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. In Gulp we meet the scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks —or has the courage —to... show more
The alimentary canal -- the much-maligned tube from mouth to rear -- is as taboo, in its way, as the cadavers in Stiff, and as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. In Gulp we meet the scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks —or has the courage —to ask. How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? Can wine tasters really tell a $10 bottle from a $100 bottle? Why is crunchy food so appealing? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? We go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.
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Format: audiobook
ASIN: B00BZ5QPKI
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Minutes: 501
Edition language: English
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JL's Bibliomania
JL's Bibliomania rated it
2.5 Gulp
Several years ago, I listened to the audiobook version of Gulp. My reaction at the time was “Fascinating, with just the right amount of yuck factor.” I re-read Gulp during the early part of September since it was picked as the first Flat Book Society read. The chatty, anecdotal style that worke...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 Gulp.
Where to start? This was the book chosen (by popular vote) as The Flat Book Society's first official read. Opinions seem to be firmly split down the middle, and while possibly an inauspicious start to our fledgling club, it definitely generated a lot of discussion. My personal feelings abou...
Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
1.0 GULP by MARY ROACH
TITLE: Gulp: Adventures of the Alimentary Canal AUTHOR: Mary Roach FORMAT: e-book ISBN-13: 978-0-393-24030-6 ______________________________________________________________________ NOTE: The Flat Book Society Book Club selected Gulp by Mary Roach as the book to read for September and ...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
1.0 Gulp by Mary Roach
Although not quite entirely devoid of interesting content, it was pretty close. Instead of fact-based discussion about our digestive system with some humour sprinkled along the way, we're treated to 19th century experiments that the author admits did not contribute anything to the advancement of sci...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
1.5 Gulp.
DNF @ 34%. I looked at my current reads this morning and just cannot bear the thought of spending more time on a book I evidently don't enjoy when there are so many awesome reads to be gotten into. Gulp was not the book I expected, even tho I had no idea what to expect. Maybe I had my hopes set ...
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