The Odd Body : Mysteries of Our Weird and Wonderful Bodies Explained
If you've ever had a question about your body (maybe one you're afraid to ask?), this book is for you. Things like why we yawn, why skin wrinkles after a bath, or even whether it's possible to keep a severed head alive: "The Odd Body" explains these and many other silly, weird, bizarre, and fascinating body mysteries. Dr. Stephen Juan entertains and rivets readers with his detailed answers. Reading "The Odd Body" is like having your doctor patiently answer all your random questions, one by one. But Dr. Juan goes well beyond the usual and ordinary things people wonder about bodies, like why most individuals are right-handed or why you get chills when chalk screeches across a blackboard. He also tells readers how a dead body is made into a mummy, the success rate of those who bore holes in their own heads to relieve headaches, and much, much more. "The Odd Body" is a unique combination of fun and fascinating material that's delivered by an expert who happens to be a great storyteller. The book's question-and-answer format makes it easy to pick up, turn to any page, and immediately become drawn into the intricacies of anatomy and physiology while gaining a better understanding of the human need to know more about ourselves.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 129.5 x 175.3 x 22.9mm | 249.48g
- 01 Aug 2004
- Andrews McMeel Publishing
- Kansas City, United States
About Stephen Juan
Dr. Stephen Juan, "the wizard of odds," is a behavioral scientist, educator, journalist, and author. He is best known in Australia for his popular and award-winning newspaper and magazine articles and his entertaining and informative TV and radio presentations. He is an anthropologist by training and teaches at the University of Sydney. He divides his time between homes in Sydney, Canberra, and California.