William McGuire Bryson (born 8 December 1951) is an American-British author of books on travel, the English language, science, and other non-fiction topics. Born in the United States, he has been a resident of Britain for most of his adult life, returning to the US between 1995 and 2003, and holds dual American and British citizenships. He served as the chancellor of Durham University from 2005 to 2011.
The majority of you is made up of six elements, and 99.9% of your DNA is exactly the same as everyone else’s—yet, both the human body and you are unprecedented mysteries. We’re the only organisms to cry out of sadness, and our brain shows us the future a fifth of a second before it actually happens. Enigmas like these riddle human anatomy and continue to baffle microbiologists, neuroscientists, and psychiatrists alike. Bestselling author Bill Bryson details the vivid story of the human body, drawing upon eye-opening facts—like the one that says our eyes don’t really see a majority of what we think they do—and scientific research to lead us further into the discovery of ourselves and the world of us.
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