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There are so many interesting books out there to read, but why limit yourself to one genre when you can explore them all? Check out the following collection of ecclectic books, which is sure to have something that peaks your interest!
Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach
The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. 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. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists-who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tract.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 March 2013 13:52
Barbara Kingsolver, an American writer, was born on April 8, 1955. She is best known for The Poisonwood Bible but has writen many other brilliant pieces. In celebration of her 58th birthday, check out some of her books! Here is a list of a few titles to help you get started:
The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters.
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