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Mary Roach: Gulp

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Presented by Weller Book Works at Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch, Salt Lake City UT

Apr 21 2014
Mary Roach: Gulp

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

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Salt Lake City Public Library Main Branch

210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

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