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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void


“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.

Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year?…

Packing For Mars The Curious Science Of Life In The Void

ISBN 10 : 0393079104
ISBN 13 : 9780393079104

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller. Space is..


Packing For Mars

ISBN 10 : 0393068471
ISBN 13 : 9780393068474

Describes the weirdness of space travel, answers questions about the long-term effects of living in zero gravity on the human body, and explains how space simulations on Earth can ..


Grunt The Curious Science Of Humans At War

ISBN 10 : 9780393245455
ISBN 13 : 0393245454

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected..


Spook Science Tackles The Afterlife

ISBN 10 : 0393069206
ISBN 13 : 9780393069204

The best-selling author of ?Stiff ?and ?Bonk? trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. "What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—t..


Gulp Adventures On The Alimentary Canal

ISBN 10 : 9780393348743
ISBN 13 : 0393348741

The humorous science writer offers a tour of the human digestive system, explaining why the stomach doesn't digest itself and whether constipation can kill you...


Stiff The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

ISBN 10 : 0393069192
ISBN 13 : 9780393069198

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious..


Bonk The Curious Coupling Of Science And Sex

ISBN 10 : 0393069214
ISBN 13 : 9780393069211

A New York Times Bestseller “Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review In ?Bonk, ?..


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