In this episode of the Science Focus Podcast, we hear from renowned travel writer and science communicator, Bill Bryson.
Beloved by readers around the world, his works have included Notes from a Small Island, an observation of life in England, and the best-selling science book A Short History of Nearly Everything.
His new book is called The Body: A Guide for Occupants (£25, Doubleday), where he turns inward to look at the mechanisms that keep us alive.
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- What does it mean to be a man? – Gary Barker
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