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Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science

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Author: Erika Engelhaupt

Filled to the brim with far-out facts, this wickedly informative narrative from the author of National Geographic's popular Gory Details blog takes us on a fascinating journey through an astonishing new reality. Blending humor and journalism in the tradition of Mary Roach, acclaimed science reporter Erika Engelhaupt investigates the gross, strange, and morbid absurdities of our bodies and our universe. From the research biologist who stung himself with every conceivable insect to the world's most murderous mammals, this entertaining book explores oft-ignored but alluring facets of biology, anatomy, space exploration, nature, and more. Featuring interviews with leading researchers in the field and a large dose of wit, this provocative book reveals the most intriguing real-world applications of science in all their glory.

Publisher: National Geographic Society
Published: 03/02/2021
Pages: 336
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.80w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781426220975

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 01/01/2021 pg. 89

About the Author
ERIKA ENGELHAUPT has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science magazines, newspapers, and websites, including National Geographic, Science News, Scientific America, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and NPR. Her love of storytelling has also brought her to the stage, where she's appeared in comedy clubs and on podcasts like The Story Collider. The author of National Geographic's acclaimed Gory Details blog, she lives in Knoxville, Tennessee

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