Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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13.79 Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. “America’s 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… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

“Gulp” is a bit too much like a highfalutin Ripley’s Believe It or Not! for my liking — a lot of digestive system trivia but not much heart.

Her book is – dare I say it? – the best kind of lavatory reading.

Gulp is not a book for the squeamish, but if you’ve ever wondered how much you can eat before your stomach actually explodes or what it would feel like to be eaten alive, Roach has thoroughly researched the answers.

Book Details  

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (April 01, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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