By Mary Roach
The impossible to resist, ever-curious, and continually best-selling Mary Roach returns with a brand new experience to the invisible realm we supply round inside.
“America’s funniest technological know-how author” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable journey. The alimentary canal is vintage Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, of their manner, because the cadavers in Stiff and each bit as surreal because the universe of 0 gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy nutrients so beautiful? Why is it so tough to discover phrases for flavors and scents? Why doesn’t the tummy digest itself? How a lot are you able to devour earlier than your belly bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who take on the questions not anyone else thinks of―or has the braveness to invite. We cross on situation to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and right into a dwell belly to watch the destiny of a meal. With Roach at our aspect, we trip the realm, assembly murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have sometimes administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists―who, it seems, for sensible purposes don't hide bombs of their digestive tracts.
Like all of Roach’s books, Gulp is as a lot approximately people because it is ready human bodies.