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The Resource Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach

Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach

Label
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal
Title
Gulp
Title remainder
adventures on the alimentary canal
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 ofor 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 terroristswho, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies" -- from publisher's web site
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
PLAYA
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Roach, Mary
Dewey number
612.3
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
QP145
LC item number
.R53 2013d
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zeller, Emily Woo.
  • Playaway Digital Audio
  • Findaway World, LLC
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  • Digestive organs
  • Alimentary canal
  • Gastrointestinal system
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from Playaway label
  • "HDAUDIO."
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
cz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1437865
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (approximately 8 hr., 21 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781467652537
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
18760
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1437865
  • (Sirsi) 1437865
  • (OCoLC)840111043
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Gulp : adventures on the alimentary canal, Mary Roach
Publication
Note
  • Title from Playaway label
  • "HDAUDIO."
  • Release date supplied by publisher
  • Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc
  • Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player
  • One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
other
Carrier category code
cz
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1437865
Dimensions
3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound media player (approximately 8 hr., 21 min.)
Form of item
direct electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781467652537
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
other
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital, HD audio
Publisher number
18760
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
other
Speed
other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1437865
  • (Sirsi) 1437865
  • (OCoLC)840111043
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Tyngsborough Public LibraryBorrow it
      25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA, 01879, US
      42.679913 -71.429644
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