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Title Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach.
Author Roach, Mary.
BIBLIOG. Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp 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 words 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? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks ofor 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. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terroristswho, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies" -- from publisher's web site.


Location Call # Status
 Castlewood Non-Fiction  612.3 ROACH  ON SHELF
 May Non-Fiction  612.3 ROACH  DUE 01-04-18
 Smoky Hill Non-Fiction  612.3 ROACH  ON SHELF
 Smoky Hill Non-Fiction  612.3 ROACH  ON SHELF
 Southglenn Non-Fiction  612.3 ROACH  DUE 12-13-17
Publisher New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013], 2013.
Edition First edition.
Description 348 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
DESCRIPT text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Subject Digestive organs -- Popular works.
Alimentary canal -- Popular works.
Gastrointestinal system -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780393081572