ISBN: 1426220979
EAN13: 9781426220975
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1" H x 8.25" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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Using humor and real science in the tradition of Mary Roach, this narrative illuminates the gross, strange, morbid, and outright absurd realities of our bodies, our earth, and our universe.

Filled to the brim with far-out facts, this wickedly informative narrative from the author of National Geographic's popular Gory Details blog takes us on a fascinating journey through an astonishing new reality. Blending humor and journalism in the tradition of Mary Roach, acclaimed science reporter Erika Engelhaupt investigates the gross, strange, and morbid absurdities of our bodies and our universe. From the research biologist who stung himself with every conceivable insect to the world's most murderous mammals, this entertaining book explores oft-ignored but alluring facets of biology, anatomy, space exploration, nature, and more. Featuring interviews with leading researchers in the field and a large dose of wit, this provocative book reveals the most intriguing real-world applications of science in all their glory.

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