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Body, The

Bryson, Bill

  13 Reviews

Have you ever wondered how far sneeze droplets can travel? (eight metres) What about the strength of our bones? (stronger than reinforced concrete) Brimming with facts and figures and fascinating anecdotes, this quirky and engaging 'guide for occupants' addresses these questions and many, many more as it reveals both the wonders of the human body, and the history of medicine.

Comprehensive, yet easy to read, this owner's manual requires no prior knowledge beyond the basics for its extraordinary revelations to be appreciated.

Pages
454
Year
2019

Reviews

TEANA 001
15-09-2022
Members were familiar with Bryson's style and were not disappointed. Some suffered from information overload.
CHCH 064
23-08-2022
A most popular book. Everyone enjoyed it immensely. The information was wide-ranging;  the writer able to engage the reader with his colourful anecdotes of the historical background to medical science.
CHCH 009
28-07-2022
A very interesting book. Too much to take on board in one month. Good to own to refer to.
HAMIL 007
30-03-2022
We really enjoyed the book - plenty of excellent information. Very well-written. Recommended.
NELS 002
02-03-2022
Informative and entertaining.
WELL 007
19-11-2021
We agreed that Bryson's incredible research into so many aspects of the human body was absorbing and very interesting. It was a challenge however to absorb all of these details in a month. So we believe this is a book to keep on one's bookshelf to dip into at leisure.
CHCH 333
15-11-2021
Group really enjoyed this book.
DIAM 002
05-11-2021
Everyone enjoyed this book. It sparked the most diverse discussions, touching on many other books, experiences and issues. Highly recommend.
PUTAR 001
11-10-2021
Great discussion from group, with admiration for the degree of information interspersed with Bryson humour.
HOKITIK 001
23-08-2021
We all enjoyed 'The Body', but we felt there was so much information to retain in each page, that at times it was frustrating to not remember the read from the day before. A great read.
TAUR 050
06-08-2021
Great book. Fact rammed.
CHCH 145
30-06-2021
Everyone thought it was most interesting, but a long big read needing to read every word.
RAGLAN 001
31-05-2021
Mixed reviews - a little too soon after the previous science book, but everyone likes Bill Bryson.