Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal
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New York : W.W. Norton, [2013].
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Book
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First edition.
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9780393081572, 0393081575
Physical Desc:
348 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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1100
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Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as why crunchy food is so appealing, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-348)
Description
Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as why crunchy food is so appealing, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Roach, M. (2013). Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary. 2013. Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. New York: W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary, Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary. Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton, 2013. Print.

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