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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 07 June 2016
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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, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war. Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, noise—and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study

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Grunt

Grunt
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 September 2016
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A finalist for the Los Angeles Times Science & Technology Book Prize ‘The most entertaining writer in science’ – The Times, Books of the Year War. Mention it and most of us think of history, of conflicts on foreign soil, of heroism and compromise, of strategy and weapons. But there’s a whole other side to the gruesome business of the battlefield. In Grunt, the inimitable Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected and uninfested in

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Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 06 April 2009
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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, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why

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

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 04 April 2011
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“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) explores the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller. The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Mary Roach takes us on the surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

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Inside Animal Minds

Inside Animal Minds
  • Author : Virgina Morell,Mary Roach,Peter Miller
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 09 October 2012
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The Animal Intelligence Bundle: “Minds of Their Own” by Virginia Morell (March 2008) “Almost Human” by Mary Roach (April 2008) “The Genius of Swarms” by Peter Miller (July 2007) In “Minds of Their Own,” Virginia Morell provides an overview of the science of animal intelligence. She introduces you to an African gray parrot named Alex, a bonobo named Kanzi, and a border collie named Betsy. Each of these animals tells us something interesting about the way they perceive and manipulate their world. The

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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 October 2006
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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—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an

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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law

Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 14 September 2021
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One of Bookpage's Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2021 Join "America’s funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers,

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This Is the Voice

This Is the Voice
  • Author : John Colapinto
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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A New York Times bestselling writer explores what our unique sonic signature reveals about our species, our culture, and each one of us. Finally, a vital topic that has never had its own book gets its due. There’s no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all—the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly

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Summary and Analysis of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Summary and Analysis of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 07 February 2017
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Stiff tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Mary Roach’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Profiles of the characters and places Important

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The Icepick Surgeon

The Icepick Surgeon
  • Author : Sam Kean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 13 July 2021
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From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, “a fascinating book [that] deserves a wide audience” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist a noble pursuit into something sinister. Under this spell, knowledge isn’t everything, it’s the only thing—no matter the cost. Bestselling author Sam Kean tells the

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Dark Archives

Dark Archives
  • Author : Megan Rosenbloom
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 20 October 2020
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On bookshelves around the world, surrounded by ordinary books bound in paper and leather, rest other volumes of a distinctly strange and grisly sort: those bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand? In Dark Archives, Megan Rosenbloom seeks out the historic and scientific truths behind anthropodermic bibliopegy—the practice of binding books in this most intimate covering. Dozens of such books live on in the world’s most famous libraries and museums.

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