Mary Roach

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Mary Roach is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including STIFF: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers; GULP: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, and PACKING FOR MARS: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. Her new book FUZZ: When Nature Breaks the Law, debuts in September 2021. Mary’s books have been published in 21 languages, and her second book, SPOOK, was a New York Times Notable Book. Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, and the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, among others. She was a guest editor of the Best American Science and Nature Writing series and an Osher Fellow with the San Francisco Exploratorium and serves as an advisor for Orion and Undark magazines. She has been a finalist for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize and a winner of the American Engineering Societies’ Engineering Journalism Award, in a category for which, let’s be honest, she was the sole entrant.

Main expertice: BEHAVIOR, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Quantity vs Quality, Relationships, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Technology, The Scientific Method, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

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Works of Mary Roach

  • Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
  • Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
  • Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
  • Movies/Videos




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