The Body: A Guide for Occupants
by Bill Bryson
***Shortlisted for the 2020 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize***
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson is a great introduction to the biology of the human body, written in Bryson’s easy, accessible style. A lot of it you may already know, some you may not, but it’s an enjoyable, engrossing read.
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“It is a comprehensive and fascinating guide. It is written in accessible form and packed full of facts. It covers diverse topics, including the skin and hair, the microbes that live inside us, the brain, the heart, the immune system, sleep, cancer and death.The Body: A Guide for Occupants makes the reader focus on the miracle of what it is to be human and how most of the time our very complex bodies run smoothly. We don’t tend to think about them so our awareness of their sophistication is very much suppressed, it’s in the background.” Read more...
The Best Science Books of 2020: The Royal Society Book Prize
Anne Osbourn, Biologist