The Resource Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach

Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach

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Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal
Title
Gulp
Title remainder
adventures on the alimentary canal
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an exploration of human digestion. Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, the author investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as: why crunchy food is so appealing, why it is hard to find words for flavors and smells, why the stomach doesn't digest itself, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis. Here 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
Title
Gulp
Creator
Summary
The humor scientist behind <i>Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers</i> and <i>Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife</i> takes a tour of the human digestive system, explaining why the stomach doesn't digest itself and whether constipation can kill you
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
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10171912
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.3
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1100
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
QP145
LC item number
.R53 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Mary Roach
Label
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-348)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nose job: tasting has little to do with taste -- I'll have the putrescine: your pet is not like you -- Liver and opinions: why we eat what we eat and despise the rest -- The longest meal: can thorough chewing lower the national debt? -- Hard to stomach: the acid relationship of William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin -- Spit gets a polish: someone ought to bottle the stuff -- A bolus of cherries: life at the oral processing lab -- Big gulp: how to survive being swallowed alive -- Dinner's revenge: can the eaten eat back? -- Stuffed: the science of eating yourself to death -- Up theirs: the alimentary canal as criminal accomplice -- Inflammable you: fun with hydrogen and methane -- Dead man's bloat: and other diverting tales from the history of flatulence research -- Smelling a rat: does noxious flatus do more than clear a room? -- Eating backward: is the digestive tract a two-way street? -- I'm all stopped up: Elvis Presley's megacolon, and other ruminations on death by constipation -- The ick factor: we can cure you, but there's just one thing
Control code
19936830
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
348 pages
Isbn
9780393081572
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2012050391
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn811599508
  • (OCoLC)811599508

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