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Mary Roach

3.92 of 5 Votes: 2
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Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal (2013)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Yep, she's still one of my favorite non-fiction authors. I wonder if she got this particular topic while researching for her last book on astronauts and space? This is a very well written, funny, look at the alimentary canal, from the intake to the output and everything in-betwee...
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (2011)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: This is a great collection of articles and definitely the best book in this series that I've read so far! Some articles were fascinating (The Love That Dare Not Squawk Its Name, about female pairs of nesting albatrosses), some just left me shaking my head (Waste MGMT, about all ...
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (2010)
3.91 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: It's hard for me not to envision what this book covers as a NASA checklist of bodily functions in space: farting in space, check; fingernail clipping in space, check; pooping in space, check; sex in space, check; urinating in space, check; vomiting in space, check. All accounted ...
Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011: The Best American Series (2013)
4.1 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: If you are looking for "stories", this isn't it.If you are looking for interesting articles about "current" science and such, then you will enjoy this.Some of the articles are really well written, nearly like telling a story; a couple are clearly science articles, these are tough...
My Planet: Finding Humor in the Oddest Places (2013)
3.65 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is a side of Mary Roach I really wish I'd never seen. I'm sure these stories were hilarious in small doses when originally published, but all together they came off as whiny and self-centered. This should have been called, "My Husband", although Ed seems to be her whole worl...
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