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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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W W Norton Company

Imported from USA

Pub Date: 2014-04-01 Pages: 352 Language: English Publisher: WW Norton & Co. Americas 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 doesnt the stomach digest itself How much can you eat before your stomach bursts Can
constipation kill you Did it kill Elvis In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of -. or
has the courage to ask 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. With Roach at our side. we travel the world...

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