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Thu Oct 16 17:51:00 2014 UTClccn-n20021625860.00Roach, Mary0.180.21Bonk : the curious coupling of science and sex /10935075Mary_Roachn 20021625865900065ローチ, メアリーlccn-n88018998Burr, Sandranrtlccn-no2007067126Tantor Mediaviaf-290139082Frasier, Shellynrtlccn-no2009198765Zeller, Emily Woonrtnp-quigley, bernadetteQuigley, Bernadettenrtlccn-no2006000491Folger, Timedtlccn-no2008017110OverDrive, Inclccn-no2002002902Brilliance Audio (Firm)lccn-no2010033968Playaway Digital Audiolccn-no2006106285Findaway World, LLCRoach, MaryPopular worksHumorMiscellaneaDeadHuman dissectionHuman experimentation in medicineSpace biologyAlimentary canalDigestive organsGastrointestinal systemFuture lifeReligion and scienceAstronauts--Training ofManned space flightSex (Biology)SexSexologySexual excitementOrgasmArousal (Physiology)United StatesManners and customsAmerican wit and humorScienceNatureNatural historyNatural history literatureDeathGhostsThanatologySoulAstral projectionDigestionSexology--ResearchSpace flight--Psychological aspectsGenerative organsAutopsyDissectionRoach, MaryTechnical writingAuthors, AmericanBook clubs (Discussion groups)American essaysGroup readingMP3 (Audio coding standard)Women journalists195919882003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320141771975240611R853.H8ocn694830126ocn880303681370920ocn050912705book20030.20Roach, MaryStiff : the curious lives of human cadaversA look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility+-+1739788485252520ocn811599508book20130.20Roach, MaryGulp : adventures on the alimentary canalPopular worksThis book is an exploration of human digestion. Few of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, the author investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as: why crunchy food is so appealing, why it is hard to find words for flavors and smells, why the stomach doesn't digest itself, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis. Here we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of, or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal251211ocn449865377book20100.20Roach, MaryPacking for Mars : the curious science of life in the voidPopular worksThe author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What happens to you when you can't walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As the author discovers, it's possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), she takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth+-+629315848521539ocn060500113book20050.20Roach, MarySpook : science tackles the afterlifeWhat happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that, the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, the author brings her curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive+-+276478848521017ocn181139554book20080.21Roach, MaryBonk : the curious coupling of science and sexPopular worksThe study of sexual physiology, what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better, has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci and James Watson. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, MRI centers, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs, and Alfred Kinsey's attic. The author devoted the past two years to stepping behind those doors. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Why doesn't Viagra help women, or, for that matter, pandas? In this book she shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm, two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on Earth, can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to slowly make the bedroom a more satisfying place+-+642988848595610ocn607978463rcrd20100.12Roach, MaryPacking for Mars the curious science of life in the voidPopular worksSpace is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? As Mary Roach discovers, it's possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule, (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth+-+791123699671714ocn054021702rcrd20030.13Roach, MaryStiff the curious lives of human cadaversA look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility+-+124556559649913ocn217268289rcrd20080.12Roach, MaryBonk the curious coupling of science and sexPopular worksRoach explores how and why sexual arousal and orgasm is difficult, and presents what scientific efforts are being made to make the bedroom experience more satisfying+-+63116887964675ocn832729732rcrd20130.12Roach, MaryGulp adventures on the alimentary canalPopular worksWhy is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of; or has the courage to ask4679ocn061724077rcrd20050.12Roach, MarySpook [science tackles the afterlife]"What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that-- the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my laptop?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive"--Publisher's web site+-+37332824062774ocn694830126book20110.21Roach, MaryThe best American science and nature writing 2011Presents a collection of the year's best essays written by American authors that discuss topics in science and nature+-+08150829052373ocn822892403book20130.14Roach, MaryMy planet : finding humor int the oddest placesHumorRoach takes a magnifying glass to everyday life, exposing moments of hilarity in the mundane and revealing amusing musings about marriage, automated customer service, and mazelike bargain stories1694ocn184897468book20070.16Roach, MarySix feet over : adventures in the afterlife+-+80930469363241576ocn195734253book20080.18Roach, MaryBonk : the curious coupling of sex and sciencePopular worksMiscellaneaMary Roach pulls back the covers on the men and women who over the years have exhibited the greatest interest in an already arousing subject, doctors, scientists, and researchers who have risked reputation, career, and in fact their very freedom probing the topic of sex in every way imaginable. As Roach tells it, "Their lives are not easy. But their cocktail parties are the best!"+-+91772129361554ocn857726482rcrd20130.12Roach, MaryMy planet finding humor in the oddest placesHumorRoach takes a magnifying glass to everyday life, exposing moments of hilarity in the mundane and revealing amusing musings about marriage, automated customer service, and mazelike bargain stores1032ocn774281334file20110.18The best American science and nature writing 2011The Best American Series ; First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected-and most popular-of its kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes Atul Gawande, Jonathan Franzen, Deborah Blum, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, Jon Mooallem, Jon Cohen, Luke Dittrich, and others604ocn832729990rcrd20130.08Roach, MaryGulp [adventures on the alimentary canal]Popular worksFew of us realize what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal. In her trademark style, Mary Roach investigates the beginning, and end, of our food, addressing such questions as why crunchy food is so appealing, how much we can eat before our stomachs burst, and whether constipation killed Elvis561ocn766878179book20110.14Roach, MaryIk ga naar Mars en neem mee... : de merkwaardige wetenschap van leven in de ruimteBeschrijving van ongewone aspecten van ruimtereizen zoals de psychologie van eenzame opsluiting en de gevolgen van gewichtsloosheid393ocn816242105book20040.07Roach, MaryBu guo shi ju shi ti!312ocn813954810book20060.07Roach, MaryHuo jian gui! : ling hun he lai shi de ke xue shi yanBen shu nei rong zhi zai tan jiu shi jie ge di de ke xue jia,ling mei,gong cheng shi huo yan jiu zhe,ru he qiong jin ge zhong ke neng xing,jiu shi wei le zheng ming huo fan bo ling hun de cun zai,shi tu zhao chu ren he ke yi" yan jian wei ping"de zheng ju11ocn781856963art2011Roach, MaryBiography11ocn052856612rcrd20030.10The author's voice. interviews with Gregory BergInterviews+-+1739788485+-+1739788485Thu Oct 16 15:09:42 EDT 2014batch21803