The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson, a wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything
More about the book!
Have you ever wondered what really goes on inside your head, heart and beyond?
The Body: A Guide for Occupants, the eagerly awaited, must-read new science book from bestselling non-fiction writer Bill Bryson, is now available from Penguin Random House!
Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories, The Body is a brilliant, and often very funny, attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.
Bryson explains what inspired him to take on this exciting and ambitious project:
‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us. What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.’
Bryson is the prize-winning author of A Short History of Nearly Everything and The Road to Little Dribbling.
In the bestselling, prize-winning A Short History of Nearly Everything, 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.
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.