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Gulp [sound recording] : adventures on the alimentary canal / Mary Roach
Audiobooks Audiobooks | Tantor Media | p2013 | Unabridged.
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Imprint
[Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor Media, p2013.
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript
7 sound discs (8.50 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note
Title from container.
Performer
Read by Emily Woo Zeller.
Note
Compact discs.
Summary
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 of; or has the courage to ask.
Contents
Nose job: tasting has little to do with taste -- I'll have the putrescine: your pet is not like you -- Liver and opinions: why we eat what we eat and despise the rest -- The longest meal: can thorough chewing lower the national debt? -- Hard to stomach: the acid relationship of William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin -- Spit gets a polish: someone ought to bottle the stuff -- A bolus of cherries: life at the oral processing lab -- Big gulp: how to survive being swallowed alive -- Dinner's revenge: can the eaten eat back? -- Stuffed: the science of eating yourself to death -- Up theirs: the alimentary canal as criminal accomplice -- Inflammable you: fun with hydrogen and methane -- Dead man's bloat: and other diverting tales from the history of flatulence research -- Smelling a rat: does noxious flatus do more than clear a room? -- Eating backward: is the digestive tract a two-way street? -- I'm all stopped up: Elvis Presley's megacolon, and other ruminations on death by constipation -- The ick factor: we can cure you, but there's just one thing.
Local Note
MW, 5-13
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ISBN
9781452613420
1452613427
ISBN/ISSN
9781452613420
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