Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Author Mary Roach
Country United States
Language English
Subject Science, Biology, Anatomy
Genre Non-Fiction
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Publication date
April 2013
Media type Hardback
Pages 352
ISBN 0393081575
OCLC 811599508

Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal is a non-fiction work by science author Mary Roach, published in April 2013 by W.W. Norton & Company.


Topics covered[edit]

The book covers 17 topics:

  • Ugly Job: Tasting has little to do with taste
  • I'll Have the Putrescine: Your pet is not like you
  • Liver and Opinions: Why do we eat what we eat and despise the rest
  • The Longest Meal: Can thorough chewing lower the national debt?
  • Hard to Stomach: The acid relationship of William Beaumont and Alexis St. Martin
  • Spit Gets a Polish: Someone ought to bottle the stuff
  • A Bolus of Cherries: Life at the oral processing lab
  • Big Gulp: How to survive being swallowed alive
  • Dinner's Revenge: Can the eaten eat back?
  • Stuffed: The science of eating yourself to death
  • Up Theirs: The alimentary canal as criminal accomplice
  • Inflammable You: Fun with hydrogen and methane
  • Dead Man's Bloat: And other diverting tales from the history of flatulence research
  • Smelling a Rat: Does noxious flatus do more than clear a room?
  • Eating Backward: Is the digestive tract a two-way street
  • I'm All Stopped Up: Elvis Presley's megacolon, and other ruminations on death by constipation
  • The Ick Factor: We can cure you, but there's just one thing


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