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the inside story of our body's most under-rated organ

By Giulia Enders

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Format: Paperback, 272 pages, B format edition - e Edition
Published In: Australia, 12 May 2016
A Sunday Times bestseller Our gut is as important as our brain or heart, yet we know very little about how it works and many of us are too embarrassed to ask questions. In Gut, Giulia Enders breaks this taboo, revealing the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer. From our miraculous gut bacteria - which can play a part in obesity, allergies, depression and even Alzheimer's - to the best position to poo, this entertaining and informative health handbook shows that we can all benefit from getting to know the wondrous world of our inner workings.

About the Author

Giulia Enders is a two-time scholarship winner of the Heraeus Foundation, and is doing research for her medical doctorate at the Institute for Microbiology in Frankfurt. In 2012, her presentation of Gut won her first prize at the Science Slam in Berlin, and went viral on YouTube. David Shaw works as a journalist for Germany's international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, as well as translating from several languages, including German, Dutch, Russian, and French. He lives in Berlin.


`A quirky tour of the gastro-intestinal tract.' * Sunday Herald * `An amazing romp down our alimentary canal.' * New Scientist `Best Books of 2015' * `Gut has more to offer than potty-language and a sense of humor ... It's hard not to be awed by Enders' vast knowledge of anatomy and microbiology and share her fascination with the 100 trillion tiny creatures in our tummies.' * Beauty and Wellbeing * `The world's most surprising page-turner.' -- Anna Murphy * The Times * `Enders, a German research microbiologist, obviously adores her subject matter ... [her] project is to show how those essential functions of the human body that some people may consider unseemly or unspeakable are in fact wondrous and worthy of exultation.' -- Karen Hitchcock * Weekend Australian * `[Enders] is utterly, charmingly obsessed with the gut, gut bacteria and poo. She writes and talks about her subject matter with such childlike enthusiasm it's infectious ... The perfect toilet book.' -- Annalisa Barbieri * Guardian * `The revelation that each of us depends on our individual living world, with far more inhabitants than there are people on earth, is surely sensational.' -- Clive Cookson * Financial Times * `[Gut] had me laughing aloud.' -- Debora MacKenzie * New Scientist * `A primer on poo ... Enders offers nuggets of wisdom on everything from the ideal position in which to evacuate your bowels to the science of faeces identification ... There are some fascinating insights here ... Food for thought.' * Independent on Sunday * `[Enders is] a publishing sensation ... There is something compelling and refreshing about her curiosity and popular approach.` -- Simon Usbourne * Independent * `Giulia Enders takes a no-nonsense approach to bodily functions ... [Gut] reads like a breeze ... you can totally see why it's been massive.' * Grazia * `Giulia Enders has a warm and simple prose style and her sister's illustrations are delightful.' -- William Cook * Spectator * `Enders' gut manifesto calls on its readers to celebrate their lower bodies' achievements, rather than apologise for them.' * Guardian * `Both funny and informative, a brilliant examination of one of our most complex - and underappreciated - organs.' * The Observer * `A publishing sensation that ... sets out to free toilet talk from its taboo' * The Times *

EAN: 9781925228601
ISBN: 1925228606
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2 centimeters (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Sharon Pearson on
Plain & simple, easy to read and understand. Enjoying the fact that as a Nurse, it is the first medical book that I enjoy picking up and reading. A first for any book containing information on health. Looking forward to more books from Giulia Enders.
Anonymous on
Almost as exciting as a detective story, it will be hard to put this book down once you start reading it. A fascinating read of a very important subject. From what is said in this book we can expect many more discoveries in the near future about how important the gut is to our health, immune system and our very being. Highly recommended.
Anonymous on
Made a difficult subject easy and very entertaining. Giving body parts personality and comical explanations made it a very good read. At the same time you get the undertones of caution in how you treat your gut and related anatomy. Very insightful when so many of the population suffering gut health issues. 10 out of 10 Giulia!!!
Anonymous on
Giulia Enders writes with easy to understand language. For the first time I've been able to understand how the Gut functions.
She writes with Passion & humour about our very important Gut & how it functions.
Great Read..

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