GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Mary Roach went far and wide looking for the answers to those questions and more-eating narwhal skin in the tiny Inuit town of Igloolik, in Canada; crunching on potato chips at the Restaurant of the Future in the Netherlands' Food Valley; sniffing olive oils at the Olive Center in Davis, California-and wouldn't stop until she learned exactly what makes the human digestive process tick. Luckily for us, she's shared the results of her quest in the endlessly fascinating GULP: ADVENTURES ON THE ALIMENTARY, a rollicking ride through our bodies' insides and back out again.
Just as she did in her critically acclaimed bestsellers STIFF and BONK, Roach brings her trademark intellect, her wit, her boundless curiosity, and her sharp, hilarious writing to bear on a topic you may have never realized you wanted to know all about . . . until now. Roach takes us on a journey over the teeth, past the gums, and down through the alimentary canal, getting up close and personal with the bodily equipment that turns food into the nutrients and sustenance that keep us alive.