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Re-Search Guide to Bodily Fluids: Re-Search #16

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Publisher Comments:

Bringing bodily function out of the (water) closet, The RE/Search Guide to Bodily Fluids sparks a radical rethinking of our relationship with our bodies and Nature, humorously (and seriously) spanning the gamut of everything you ever wanted to know about bodily functions and excreta.

Review:

"For popular culture mavens, there is really no substitute for the RE/Search series of guides and homages to various strange and wonderful components of the contemporary scene. In this volume, the subject is bodily fluids; fortunately (?) fluidity is not necessarily the same as liquidity here, as such chapter headings as "Feces," "Flatus," "Vomit," etc., attest. Lest the faint-of-stomach find these terms repellent, it must be noted that Spinrad's treatment of these subjects is detached and tasteful, so far as that is possible. Like previous RE/Search volumes (Incredibly Strange Music and Incredibly Strange Films, for instance), the book is both entertaining and informative. There is really no other place to find information on excreta in medicine and a biography of Thomas Crapper under the same cover with data from surveys of various personal excretory habits and a brief life of Joseph Pujol, the "Fartiste." The appended publications list and survey methodology and questionnaire comprise the icing on this, uh, cake." Mike Tribby, Booklist

Book News Annotation:

Everything you ever wanted to know about healthy bodily functions and excreta, including constipation, the evolution of toilet paper, farting, vomit, and many other engrossing topics, all recounted in as amusing and light-hearted a manner as one could hope for.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 126-133) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780940642287
Editor:
Vale, V.
Editor:
Juno, Andrea
Author:
Paul, Spinrad
Publisher:
RE/Search Publications
Location:
San Francisco, CA :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Anatomy
Subject:
Physiology
Subject:
Humor
Subject:
Body fluids
Subject:
Excretion
Subject:
Secretion.
Subject:
Eliminative behavior.
Subject:
General Reference
Series:
Re/Search
Series Volume:
4#16
Publication Date:
20000101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
147 p.
Dimensions:
11.01x8.38x.43 in. 1.02 lbs.

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Product details 147 p. pages Re/Search Publications - English 9780940642287 Reviews:
"Review" by , "For popular culture mavens, there is really no substitute for the RE/Search series of guides and homages to various strange and wonderful components of the contemporary scene. In this volume, the subject is bodily fluids; fortunately (?) fluidity is not necessarily the same as liquidity here, as such chapter headings as "Feces," "Flatus," "Vomit," etc., attest. Lest the faint-of-stomach find these terms repellent, it must be noted that Spinrad's treatment of these subjects is detached and tasteful, so far as that is possible. Like previous RE/Search volumes (Incredibly Strange Music and Incredibly Strange Films, for instance), the book is both entertaining and informative. There is really no other place to find information on excreta in medicine and a biography of Thomas Crapper under the same cover with data from surveys of various personal excretory habits and a brief life of Joseph Pujol, the "Fartiste." The appended publications list and survey methodology and questionnaire comprise the icing on this, uh, cake."
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