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Gory details : adventures from the dark side of science [electronic resource].

Engelhaupt, Erika, (author.). Morrow-Cribbs, Briony (illustrator.). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Read by Mari Weiss. (Cast).

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  • ISBN: 9781426222306 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1426222300 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 34 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : National Geographic, 2021.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Mari Weiss.
Summary, etc.:
Infused with Mary Roach-style humor and science, this narrative illuminates the gross, strange, morbid, and outright absurd realities of our bodies, the Earth, and universe. 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.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Science > Miscellanea.
Medicine > Miscellanea.
Curiosities and wonders.

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