Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

by Mary Roach


Paperback, 352 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $15.95 | purchase


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The author of Stiff, about corpses, and Spook, about the afterlife, now explores the living human body. Gulp follows the digestive system from the mouth to the ... south, discussing food flavors, rectum uses, flatulence and the functions of saliva, among many other alimentary topics.

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