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For a woman who’s just written a book about the human digestive system, Mary Roach is surprisingly cheerful.
The acclaimed Bay Area science writer seems perfectly happy to wade into subjects that would make most of us say “ick.”
In her new book, “Gulp: Adventures Along the Alimentary Canal,” Roach delves deeply into how we eat — and what happens after. Read More
Space may be the final frontier, but how do you go to the bathroom once you’re there?
That and a provocative array of other questions sparked bestselling Oakland author Mary Roach (“Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers”) to pen the compelling read, “Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void.”
“I got this idea that you can go to space without leaving the Earth, which is probably the way I’ll ever get to do it,” Roach says of the book’s genesis. Read More