The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson (R269)
Bestselling author Bill Bryson, turns his attention within to delve into the human body. Full of unexpected facts and surprising stories, ‘The Body: A Guide for Occupants’ is an insightful attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.
Asked in an interview what inspired him to write the book, Bryson said,
We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us. What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected.
Endlessly fascinating, and as compulsively readable as it is comprehensive, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular. A must-read owner’s manual for everybody, this is Bryson at his very best.