Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal by Mary Roach

Current book (discussion November 6, 2013)


What do your detergent and your stomach have in common?  What is the importance of biodiversity in your gut for fighting disease? How can a kiss help heal wounds? These are just a few of the many things you will learn about while reading award-winning author Mary Roach’s latest nonfiction book. Sometimes gross, sometimes surreal, but always interesting, Gulp takes you on a adventure through the alimentary canal, with visits to pet food coating facilities, Elvis’ doctor, prison cells, and labs dedicated to studying saliva, poo, and everything in between. Stop by a Yolo library branch to reserve your copy today!


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