Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void

ISBN-10: 0393339912
ISBN-13: 9780393339918
Edition: N/A
Authors: Mary Roach
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List price: $15.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/4/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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).

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He's Smart But His Birds are Sloppy: Japan Picks an Astronaut
Life in a Box: The Perilous Psychology of Isolation and Confinement
Star Crazy: Can Space Blow Your Mind?
You Go First: The Alarming Prospect of Life Without Gravity
Unstowed: Escaping Gravity on Board NASA's C-9
Throwing Up and Down: The Astronaut's Secret Misery
The Cadaver in the Space Capsule: NASA Visits the Crash Test Lab
One Furry Step for Mankind: The Strange Careers of Ham and Enos
Next Gas: 200,000 Miles: Planning a Moon Expedition Is Tough, but Not as Tough as Planning a Simulated One
Houston, We Have a Fungus: Space Hygiene and the Men Who Stopped Bathing for Science
The Horizontal Stuff: What If You Never Got Out of Bed?
The Three-Dolphin Club: Mating Without Gravity
Withering Heights: Bailing Out from Space
Separation Anxiety: The Continuing Saga of Zero-Gravity Elimiantion
Discomfort Food: When Veterinarians Make Dinner, and Other Tales of Woe from Aerospace Test Kitchens
Eating Your Pants: Is Mars Worth It?
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