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Packing for Mars

The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Packing for Mars( )
Author: Roach, Mary
ISBN:978-0-393-07910-4
Publication Date:Apr 2011
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

"America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) explores the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.

Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Medical / Physiology
Science / Space Science
Author Biography
Roach, Mary (Author)
Mary Roach was born and raised in Etna, New Hampshire. She has a BA degree in psychology from Wesleyan University. She spent a few years as a free-lance copy editor before she landed a job at the San Francisco Zoological Society turning out press releases. She then moved on to write humor pieces for such periodicals as The New York Times Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle and Sports Illustrated. Her article "How to Win at Germ Warfare" was a National Magazine Award Finalist, in 1995. In 1996, her article on earthquake-proof bamboo houses took the Engineering Journalism Award. She published several books such as Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (2003) and Packing for Mars (2010).

Mary's title Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016.

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