Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal
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Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2013.
Format:
Large Print
Edition:
Large print edition.
ISBN:
9781410461537, 141046153X
Physical Desc:
447 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Status:
Huron Street - Large Print - Nonfiction
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The ever-curious and always bestselling Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides 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 names 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? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks -- or at least has the courage -- to ask. And we go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

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General Note
Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-443)
Description
The ever-curious and always bestselling Mary Roach takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour of our insides. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions inspired by our insides 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 names 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? We meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks -- or at least has the courage -- to ask. And we go on location to a pet food taste-test lab, a bacteria transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. 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. (2013). Gulp: adventures on the alimentary canal. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary. 2013. Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary, Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary. Gulp: Adventures On the Alimentary Canal. Large print edition. Waterville, Maine: Thorndike Press, 2013. Print.

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