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Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
  

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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Shortlisted for the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014.

Mary Roach can never resist going just that bit further, searching out the most arcane information on her chosen subject and in Gulp, a story of the physicality of eating, you just know it won’t end there – you know it won’t end with what goes in, there will be a lot of what goes out as well. Mind you, she has the knack of finding out just what we’ve all been longing to know, and one has to admire her talent for nosing out the experts – some in subjects you’ve never heard of, admire too her gung-ho approach to self-experimentation. I think she’s the tops, a clever writer who blends the science facts with humour and amazement, if you’ve not read her before then start here and I guarantee you’ll have to go back and search out her back list.

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Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

In this international bestseller, Mary Roach breaks bread with spit connoisseurs, beer and pet-food tasters, stomach slugs, potato crisp engineers, enema exorcists, rectum-examining prison guards, competitive hot dog eaters, Elvis' doctor, and many more as she investigates the beginning, and the end, of our food.

Reviews

'Fascinating and funny.'
The Times

'Witty, illuminating and at times astonishing.'
Mail on Sunday

'Far away her funniest and most sparkling book.'
New York Times

'The best kind of lavatory reading.'
Sunday Telegraph

'Insightful, sharp science writing that will have you snorting with laughter is Mary Roach's speciality.'
New Scientist

'Roach writes clearly, with gallows humour...compelling.'Evening Standard 'Joyously funny and intrepidly smart.'
Saga magazine

'A wonderful read.'
Focus magazine

About the Author

Mary Roach

Mary Roach is a journalist who has contributed to GQ, Vogue and New York Times Magazine and is contributing editor for the science magazine Discover. All of her books have been huge bestsellers in America. She lives in San Francisco.

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Publication date

6th March 2014

Author

Mary Roach

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Publisher

Oneworld Publications

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

The Real World
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Popular Science
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ISBN

9781780743912

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