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Mary Roach

Biography

Mary Roach

Mary Roach is the author of GRUNT: The Curious Science of Humans at War, PACKING FOR MARS: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, BONK: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, SPOOK: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California.

Mary Roach

Books by Mary Roach

by Mary Roach - Humor, Nonfiction, Science

Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn’t the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In GULP, we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of --- or has the courage to ask.