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The Resource Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach

Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach

Label
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal
Title
Gulp
Title remainder
adventures on the alimentary canal
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The bestselling author of Stiff takes on the curious, hilarious intersection of delight and disgust that is digestion
Summary
The humor scientist behind <i>Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers</i> and <i>Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife</i> takes a tour of the human digestive system, explaining why the stomach doesn't digest itself and whether constipation can kill you
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2013.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10171912
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
612.38
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP145
LC item number
.R53 2013beb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
adventures on the alimentary canal
Label
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-338)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Introduction; 1 Nose Job: Tasting has little to do with taste; 2 I'll Have the Putrescine: Your pet is not like you; 3 Liver and Opinions: Why we eat what we eat and despise the rest; 4 The Longest Meal: Can thorough chewing lower the national debt?; 5 Hard to Stomach: The acid relationship of William Beaumont and Alexis St Martin; 6 Spit Gets a Polish: Someone ought to bottle the stuff; 7 A Bolus of Cherries: Life at the oral processing lab; 8 Big Gulp: How to survive being swallowed alive
  • 9 Dinner's Revenge: Can the eaten eat back?10 Stuffed: The science of eating yourself to death; 11 Up Theirs: The alimentary canal as criminal accomplice; 12 Inflammable You: Fun with hydrogen and methane; 13 Dead Man's Bloat: And other diverting tales from the history of flatulence research; 14 Smelling a Rat: Does noxious flatus do more than clear a room?; 15 Eating Backwards: Is the digestive tract a two-way street?; 16 I'm All Stopped Up: Elvis Presley's megacolon, and other ruminations on death by constipation
  • 17 The Ick Factor: We can cure you, but there's just one thingAcknowledgements; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; About the Author
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393240306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 19116853-5C67-4170-BFF5-9ABADCB2FAC2
  • 77190542-65FA-4E26-957D-75061D68A85A
System control number
(OCoLC)892059962
Label
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-338)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Dedication page; Contents; Introduction; 1 Nose Job: Tasting has little to do with taste; 2 I'll Have the Putrescine: Your pet is not like you; 3 Liver and Opinions: Why we eat what we eat and despise the rest; 4 The Longest Meal: Can thorough chewing lower the national debt?; 5 Hard to Stomach: The acid relationship of William Beaumont and Alexis St Martin; 6 Spit Gets a Polish: Someone ought to bottle the stuff; 7 A Bolus of Cherries: Life at the oral processing lab; 8 Big Gulp: How to survive being swallowed alive
  • 9 Dinner's Revenge: Can the eaten eat back?10 Stuffed: The science of eating yourself to death; 11 Up Theirs: The alimentary canal as criminal accomplice; 12 Inflammable You: Fun with hydrogen and methane; 13 Dead Man's Bloat: And other diverting tales from the history of flatulence research; 14 Smelling a Rat: Does noxious flatus do more than clear a room?; 15 Eating Backwards: Is the digestive tract a two-way street?; 16 I'm All Stopped Up: Elvis Presley's megacolon, and other ruminations on death by constipation
  • 17 The Ick Factor: We can cure you, but there's just one thingAcknowledgements; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; About the Author
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393240306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 19116853-5C67-4170-BFF5-9ABADCB2FAC2
  • 77190542-65FA-4E26-957D-75061D68A85A
System control number
(OCoLC)892059962
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