Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (Paperback)
September: a month for star wathcing and off-shoulder travel... like,
say, outer space??? Get the ins and outs of space without all the NASA
Astronaugt training. Author Roach's irreverent style takes nothing away
from the actual science involved. She makes the reading enjoyable for
every younger readers who yearn to know about bodily functions in space.
Do you know what a furuncle is? Or why the "corned beef sandwich"
incident was dangerous? Learn and laugh with Roach, who also wrote Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.
“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.
About the Author
Mary Roach is the author of five best-selling works of nonfiction, including Grunt, Stiff, and, most recently, Fuzz. Her writing has appeared in National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine, among other publications. She lives in Oakland, California.