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Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal: adventures on the alimentary canal
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[United States] : Tantor Audio, 2013.
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eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
ISBN:
9781452693422 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 1452693420 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) : digital.
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Available Online
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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 Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't 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, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis, and terrorists-who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

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Read by Emily Woo Zeller.
Description
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 Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't 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, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis, and terrorists-who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Roach, M., & Zeller, E. W. (2013). Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal. Unabridged. [United States]: Tantor Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary and Emily Woo. Zeller. 2013. Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. [United States]: Tantor Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary and Emily Woo. Zeller, Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary., and Emily Woo Zeller. Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. Unabridged. [United States]: Tantor Audio, 2013.

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