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      • Saturday 15th February 2020

        On Saturday 15th February 2020

      • 07:15 PM

        07:15 PM

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        The Barbican, London

The man who has explored the history of nearly everything has got to grips with the human body.  In this keynote, Bryson explores the human body, discusses our misconceptions of it and asks whether being knowledgeable is the start of being healthy.

This event is part of Life Lessons Festival, a weekend of big talks from big thinkers presented by The Sunday Times, featuring headline events in partnership with Penguin Live.

Life Lessons takes place at The Barbican, London on 15th and 16th February 2020. 
 

  • The Body

  • THE MUST-HAVE BOOK THIS CHRISTMAS

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER - SUNDAY TIMES SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019
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    'A directory of wonders.' – The Guardian

    'Jaw-dropping.' – The Times

    'Classic, wry, gleeful Bryson…an entertaining and absolutely fact-rammed book.' – The Sunday Times

    'It is a feat of narrative skill to bake so many facts into an entertaining and nutritious book.' – The Daily Telegraph
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    ‘We spend our whole lives in one body and yet most of us have practically no idea how it works and what goes on inside it. The idea of the book is simply to try to understand the extraordinary contraption that is us.’

    Bill Bryson sets off to explore the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself. Full of extraordinary facts and astonishing stories The Body: A Guide for Occupants is a brilliant, often very funny attempt to understand the miracle of our physical and neurological make up.

    A wonderful successor to A Short History of Nearly Everything, this new book is an instant classic. It will have you marvelling at the form you occupy, and celebrating the genius of your existence, time and time again.

    What I learned is that we are infinitely more complex and wondrous, and often more mysterious, than I had ever suspected. There really is no story more amazing than the story of us.’ Bill Bryson

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