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Bill Bryson: What should we know about how our bodies work?

Published: 24th November, 2019 at 19:55
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We speak to Bill Bryson, OBE, about his latest book uncovering the biological mechanisms hidden underneath our skin.

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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Amy BarrettEditorial Assistant, BBC Science Focus

Amy is the Editorial Assistant at BBC Science Focus. Her BA degree specialised in science publishing and she has been working as a journalist since graduating in 2018. In 2020, Amy was named Editorial Assistant of the Year by the British Society of Magazine Editors. She looks after all things books, culture and media. Her interests range from natural history and wildlife, to women in STEM and accessibility tech.


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