Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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Eating is the most pleasurable, gross, necessary, unspeakable biological process we undertake. But very few of us realise what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal - let alone have pondered the results (of the research). How have physicists made crisps crispier? What do laundry detergent and saliva have in common? Was self-styled `nutritional economist' Horace Fletcher right to persuade millions of people that chewing a bite of shallot seven hundred times would yield double the vitamins?

In her trademark, laugh-out-loud style, 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.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781851689934
BY (AUTHOR) Roach, Mary
PUBLISHER : Oneworld Publications PUBLICATION DATE : April 04, 2013
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Oneworld Publications
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 216 mm x 135 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science
Medicine & Nursing
DESCRIPTION :

Eating is the most pleasurable, gross, necessary, unspeakable biological process we undertake. But very few of us realise what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal - let alone have pondered the results (of the research). How have physicists made crisps crispier? What do laundry detergent and saliva have in common? Was self-styled `nutritional economist' Horace Fletcher right to persuade millions of people that chewing a bite of shallot seven hundred times would yield double the vitamins?

In her trademark, laugh-out-loud style, 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.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781851689934
BY (AUTHOR) Roach, Mary
PUBLISHER : Oneworld Publications PUBLICATION DATE : April 04, 2013
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Oneworld Publications
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 216 mm x 135 mm

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Mathematics & Science
Medicine & Nursing