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William „Bill“ McGuire Bryson, OBE, ist ein US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller. Berühmt wurde er vor allem durch seine ebenso informativen wie humorvollen Reiseberichte aus Europa, den Vereinigten Staaten und Australien. William „Bill“ McGuire Bryson, OBE, (* 8. Dezember in Des Moines, Iowa) ist ein US-amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller. Berühmt wurde er vor. In seinem neuen Buch erzählt Weltbestsellerautor Bill Bryson die grandiose Geschichte des menschlichen Körpers, von der Haarwurzel bis zu den Zehen. Das. von Bill Bryson, Rufus Beck, et al. 4,3 von 5 Sternen Bill Bryson wurde in Des Moines, Iowa, geboren. zog er nach Großbritannien und schrieb dort mehrere Jahre u. a. für die Times und den Independent.
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Panorama Self - Reporter. Jump to: Writer Self. More filters. Sort order. Mar 03, Emily May rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction , I went into this book with the attitude of "of course, Bill Bryson can make anything interesting", but I was still a little unsure if this was the right book for me.
There are definitely interesting aspects of the body, but I'm more of a "fun fact here, quirky tidbit there" kinda person.
I wasn't sure I wanted to read a whole book full of words I can't pronounce. But, no, Bill Bryson really can make anything interesting.
His usual charismatic, undemanding style is all over this book. He begins wi I went into this book with the attitude of "of course, Bill Bryson can make anything interesting", but I was still a little unsure if this was the right book for me.
He begins with the head and takes us all the way through the physiology of the human body. The organs, systems, various proteins and bacterium that I will never remember the name of.
What really makes this interesting is that he links each part of the body in with the history of medicine and diseases relating to that part. He pulls out little anecdotes that shocked me, infuriated me, and often made me laugh.
Bryson knows he isn't writing a book for medical professionals here. There's a certain amount of depth in some chapters, but it feels like a lot is probably skimmed over so us laymen can wrap our heads around the information.
And, frankly, it wouldn't be nearly as readable if that wasn't the case. My one big takeaway from The Body is that we know almost nothing about the body.
We know so much more than we did a hundred years ago, and yet we still know almost nothing. I swear that about ten times in every chapter, there's a comment like "these cells do this, but nobody knows why" or "women are 10x more likely to get this disease than men, but why is anybody's guess".
I mean, we spend a third of our lives asleep and no one even knows why we do that. I like how Bryson looks at health and disease across the world and not just in the United States and Europe.
Though the U. Despite spending more on healthcare per person than any other country, U. There are a number of theories why, though no one knows for sure.
If you like Bryson's previous books, you should like this one. It's pop science, and more fun than it is ground-breaking, but as long as you're not planning to use it as your handbook for experimental surgery, then I see nothing wrong with that.
Facebook Instagram View all 12 comments. This was actually really good! Highly recommend it if the topic interested you, the audiobook was also great!
View all 6 comments. Oct 06, Theresa Alan rated it it was amazing. I learned so much from this book. One of the things I learned was that continuing to learn and keeping my brain active will help me avoid dementia, so you should read this book, too.
The most interesting thing was reading about our skin, the tiny tiny layer that we makes us white or black or brown. Bryson watched a surgeon incise and peel back a sliver of skin a millimeter thick from the arm of cadaver.
It was so thin it w I learned so much from this book. It was so thin it was translucent. Our skin evolved based on our geography.
A lot of myths I grew up with are not true. Like the fact we only use ten percent of our brain--false. I was taught as a kid that different parts of the tongue were attuned to different tastes like salty, sweet, sour.
In one of the studies he talks about, a man was given an injection of a harmless liquid to mimic snot. The test subject went into a room with other folks, and when they turned the overhead lights off and the blue lights on, every single person, doorknob, and bowl of nuts had the pretend snot on it, which is how the common cold passes from person to person so easily—through touch, apparently not by making out with someone although presumably at some point you might touch that person.
View all 33 comments. This was not a deeply scientific analysis of the human body. It is just snippets and brief anecdotes from various regions of the body as Bryson takes you on a journey through our innerspace.
If you are not into big fancy words and meandering analysis, then you need not worry! There may be a time or two that he throws some deeper tidbits in, but it always moves on quickly.
A good balance to keep both a med student and the layman interested just guessing on the med student side as I am most certainly the layman!
So — yay, trivia! However, I will have to say, more often than not, the book journeys off in the direction of what can go wrong with the body.
This is not surprising as a lot can go wrong with the body. While it may all be true, perhaps somethings are better off left unknown!
With these two things in mind, proceed at your own risk! If you are a doctor, it may be too simple of an explanation to satisfy — or, maybe not???
If you are easily queasy when it comes to blood, vomit, and other bodily fluids and functions, I would suggest passing on this one.
But, when all is said and done, another decent book from Bryson! View all 21 comments. Dec 13, Mario the lone bookwolf rated it it was amazing Shelves: 0-biology , bryson-bill.
To know that one does not know how not just even a tiny part of the body works is the first step to getting interested in exploring each fascinating, inner landscape.
From up to down, inside to outside, young to old, organ to nerve and so on goes the journey trough our miraculous wonder of nature whose amazing eyes are just sending this information to the brain of the reader.
We To know that one does not know how not just even a tiny part of the body works is the first step to getting interested in exploring each fascinating, inner landscape.
We deliberately build in design flaws in everything we create and call it planned obsolescence and what is an appendix or other useless extra bonus parts compared to that.
Especially because of the tininess we still have to explore and to discover areas of nano and quanta.
The most interesting implication of hidden dept comes for the mind, brain, conscience and ego. When over 1 billion copies of this book could be stored in an area of the cerebral cortex the size of a grain of sand, there is pretty much space for unknown programs running in the background, possibly with programming and instructions from wherever and whomever.
View 2 comments. Nov 06, Jenna rated it it was amazing Shelves: science , medical , non-fiction. I'm not here to judge your methods; make a human whichever way you please.
What I am here to do is tell you that Bill Bryson has done it again! He has written yet another brilliant and vastly interesting book, this time about the human body.
Whether you want to know about bones or skin or digestion, muscles or brains or bacteria, you'll find it in this book.
I don't even know where to begin in telling you about the contents. Whilst some things I already knew and thus this was a refresher, there were even more that I didn't know and thus made my brain very happy.
There are just so many interesting facts wrapped up in this book. Easy way to rid yourself of a pound, but for some reason I've never seen it in a diet book.
Did you get that?? ALL of the pigment in your skin is in a sliver so thin that you can see through it! Stupid reason if you ask me, especially when you consider that if you go back far enough, every single person on earth has ancestors who came from Africa.
We ALL had black ancestors. We ALL came from Africa. The original skin colour of homo sapiens was dark, so stop already.
Stop hating on people over a sliver of skin. If you have "white" skin, it's due to a gene mutation , a freak gene that happened to get passed on because our ancestors needed Vitamin D after they left Africa.
Not because you are somehow superior to people who have more melanin than you. Got that? Those are just a few of the many things I highlighted in this book it's best to have a Kindle copy if you don't like marking up paper pages.
View all 37 comments. Oct 30, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: history , medicine , science. I like Bryson, his books are often amusing and informative.
He has a good eye for details that will keep the reader engaged or outraged or just smile. This is a tour of the human body, but it includes stories and asides about people associated with the discovery of various diseases or a cure or a system in the body.
Some books on this topic can get a bit carried away with long names for parts that involve endless Latin or Greek. A nice thing he does here when he does give these is to say what th I like Bryson, his books are often amusing and informative.
A nice thing he does here when he does give these is to say what the words mean in English, often interesting enough in itself, and to say why the person naming it that might have thought that was a good idea.
And the Y-chromosome was likewise named following on from X in the alphabet. You come away from this thinking that a lot of people are basically bastards.
This is a quick read and an interesting one. Particularly good is the last chapter — you know, we are all going to die sooner or later and so death often sharpens our interest.
You have to have died of something, but as Bryson says, getting old generally involves multiple things going wrong with you — and so picking one generally ignores the significant contribution one or other of the things you were suffering from inevitably played in your demise.
Some of the things people were allowed to die of in the past seem so much better than heart disease or cancer - like ennui, for example. View all 16 comments.
I read this off and on for over a week, I think reading it straight through would not have left me time to ponder the information and possibly would have been a case of too much at one time.
Our bodies, many systems and other developments of which I knew little all in one book. I actually own a copy because this is another that I feel deserves more than read.
Or at least to have as a reference. There is a huge amount of research that went into this book. Bryson is good and picking out informatio I read this off and on for over a week, I think reading it straight through would not have left me time to ponder the information and possibly would have been a case of too much at one time.
Bryson is good and picking out information and identifying unsung, unknown heroes. As informative and as I found it, it seems Bryson has traded his trademark sit for some gross examples.
Thankfully, I have never encountered these relatively rare conditions. Shuddered at all the diseases, viruses we don't get, there were quite a few.
Our body is quite a compact and intricate mechanism. It's a wonder that more things don't go wrong. I still have two unread by this author that I'm saving for a book drought, along with books from a few other favored author.
This is an author loved by many, and he explains our bodies in an easy to understand fashion. Though I did miss the humor , of which there was some, but not as many instances as in previous books.
Definitely worth reading, regardless. View all 7 comments. Jul 17, Betsy rated it really liked it Shelves: netgalley.
Be a bar trivia champion! Want to dominate any biology questions at bar trivia? The Body: A Guide for Occupants has you covered! For those of us who haven't had a biology class since we fulfilled some course requirement ages ago, Bryson gives an excellent overview of what doctors and scientists know about all our different body parts and bodily functions.
Bryson's dry wit will come across even more clearly when this is eventually made into an audiobook. While reading, I imagined Alton Brown reading the text in the same manner he talks to the audience in Good Eats.
Bill Nye would be a great narrator, too! It's clear that The Body is aimed at a general audience. Readers who specialize in the biological sciences might want more detail than this book provides.
One caveat, particularly for Goodreads reviewers --more than our fair share of us have had frustrating or scary "adventures" through the medical system.
Four stars for the print version--and if the audiobook is available when you're making your purchasing decision, I would definitely give this a listen.
View all 9 comments. And, of course, we also have the opportunity to enjoy the Bryson wit. This is a field trip through the human body and I was astounded at the level of research needed to write such a book.
And I admit there was so much I did not know about the body and how it is built to repair itself. This is an informative guide as well as a source of humour, now and again.
Read it for the pure pleasure of enjoying one more Bryson book. Highly recommended. View all 4 comments. Mar 22, Dr Appu Sasidharan rated it it was amazing Shelves: medical-fiction-and-nonfiction.
If you are in quarantine due to Covid and if you want to read just one book this is the one you should pick.
Chapter 20 When things go wrong in this book is a must-read one as it is perfectly explaining the current scenario we are facing. This book will help us to know more about our body which might enable us to appreciate it's uniqueness even when it's challenged to the extreme by viruses and other microbes.
I read this book amid all the pandemonium I had to face as a Doctor and more impo If you are in quarantine due to Covid and if you want to read just one book this is the one you should pick.
I read this book amid all the pandemonium I had to face as a Doctor and more importantly, as a human being.
Instead, either order it from any online store or buy the ebook or the audiobook. Stay inside your house and Stay safe. Let's break the chain.
Dec 08, carol. Well, if the dude can't get the difference between a feeding tube and a breathing tube coming out of someone's nose, I'm not sure how accurate his guide is going to be.
Add in problems explaining kidney failure, gram staining and smallpox vaccines, and I think this is a solid 'miss. View all 15 comments.
Aug 25, Brandon Forsyth rated it it was amazing. I either laughed, shook my head in wonder, or did both on every page.
This is Bryson at his best, and it should be handed out at birth. View all 3 comments. Until now, I only knew Bill Bryson for his snarky travelogues.
My buddy-reader, however, informed me that his non-fiction book was very good indeed. Besides, many biology books suffer from the fact that their authors are great scientists but horrible writers.
So I wanted to read something that had the potential to be entertaining as well as educational. The book is divided into these chapters: And yes, we did get a little bit of humour, but that wasn't because Bryson made fun of certain things, bu Until now, I only knew Bill Bryson for his snarky travelogues.
The book is divided into these chapters: And yes, we did get a little bit of humour, but that wasn't because Bryson made fun of certain things, but was very good at pointing out the hilarity of history and us silly homo sapiens.
Bryson decided to explain anatomy to the reader as well as giving historical and practical context. We thus hear of the abominable Typhoid Mary, a women who, at one point, found out she was one of the rare carriers of typhoid without showing any symptoms, but decided to still work in kitchens against a promise she had made to the authorities and didn't even bother to wash her hands before preparing meals, thus spreading the disease until she was finally put under house arrest.
Or Nicholas Alkemade, who served in WW2 and jumped out of his plane his parachute had burnt to cinders and he preferred not to burn to death , survived falling metres into a pile of snow after having been slowed down by some pine trees and suffering only a sprained leg.
After the war had ended, he worked in a chemical plant where, while removing chlorine gas-generating liquid from a sump, he received a severe electric shock from the equipment he was using.
His gas mask became dislodged and he began breathing in the poisonous gas. After 15 minutes, his appeals for aid were finally answered and he was dragged to safety, nearly asphyxiated by the fumes.
With astounding presence of mind, he dived head-first into a nearby drum of limewash, thereby neutralising the acid and escaping with only 1st-degree-burns.
He returned to work, but was pinned beneath an almost 3m long steel door runner that fell from its mountings as he passed by, escaping - somehow - with only minor bruising.
However, after this, even he came to his senses and decided to no longer tempt fate. He thus became a furniture salesman, dying peacefully in June Just two examples of how remarkable and resilient the human body can be though Mary, in my opinion, was mostly an example of being sick of mind.
There are others, of course, such as people being trapped in frozen lakes or extremely cold weather, who are afterwards successfully slowly warmed up and who survived babies even.
The book is full of other fascinating facts as well. Many of us know, for example, that damages to our frontal lobes result in personality changes, which was the reason lobotomy became popular at one point in human history Rosemary Kennedy was lobotomized because her father considered her too willful, something Bryson mentions in this book, too.
Did you also know that it's times more likely that a teenager is in an accident if said teenager is accompanied by another teenager?! And this isn't just limited to car accidents.
Or did you know that we always say "our 5 senses" but that there are many more? Like the sense that tells us if we're lying down or standing upright even when our eyes are closed?
It's called proprioception our sense of where we are in relation to the space around us. Or did you know how many things we still cannot explain? One such thing are emotional responses like crying when sad - it has no physiological benefit AND is the same response as for joy so why are we doing it?
Science, it's history, trials and errors but also impressive feats from hundreds of years ago, groundbreaking discoveries the most well-known example being penicillin , modern appliances and procedures but also problems that will become more dangerous in the near future I was delighted how Bryson presented it all comprehensibly and explained it in a way every layman can understand, often giving examples from every-day occurrences, always showing just how much he is fascinated by the subject s himself.
A wonderful look at an important and thrilling subject us by a seriously talented author - just don't be prissy about digestion or our insides.
View all 11 comments. Nov 25, Bradley rated it it was amazing Shelves: shelf , non-fiction. For all of you other cyborgs and pure artificial intelligences out there, I should mention that this is a rather interesting primer on regular meat-sacks.
It even has the distinction of not being science fiction at all. But as the title suggests, outright occupancy usually comes with a rental charge.
The bill always comes due. I've read a few Brysons before This one, from a regular knowledge-gathering stand, comes in as a tight For all of you other cyborgs and pure artificial intelligences out there, I should mention that this is a rather interesting primer on regular meat-sacks.
This one, from a regular knowledge-gathering stand, comes in as a tight second. The travelogues are fun and often funny, but Short History is pretty comprehensive and rather more funny.
This one, however, was not very funny at all. That's okay. Very little about our bodies, aside from sex and farts, is funny. Pretty cool, in fact.
Do I recommend reading this? Everyone ought to have a primer on themselves. The benefit here is much more than meets the eye, though.
So many new discoveries and outright debunking of myths have made it in this text. Recent ones, too.
You know that leaky faucet and the clog in the pipes? We really need to talk to the landlord. View all 5 comments. Feb 25, Riku Sayuj rated it really liked it Shelves: humor , nutrition , biology.
Bryson is a wonderful travel guide, and this time around he takes us through an enjoyable tour of the human body. The book is surprisingly detailed, for a popular-science book.
Bryson exhibits his usual knack for the extraordinary and unusual, but despite veering close to it at times, he avoids the pitfall of making this book just a tour of the oddities of the human body.
Bryson takes just enough such detours to keep us amused, but just like a good tour guide ensures that we are adequately educa Bryson is a wonderful travel guide, and this time around he takes us through an enjoyable tour of the human body.
Bryson takes just enough such detours to keep us amused, but just like a good tour guide ensures that we are adequately educated as well.
The best thing about Bryson, as best exhibited in A Short History of Nearly Everything, is his knack to make everything he touches so memorable.
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