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Mary Roach


"To my mind, books are a basic human need, right alongside water and food.  Possibly slightly ahead of food, depending on who's cooking."  


Mary Roach is the author of the New York Times bestsellers GruntThe Curious Science of Humans at War; Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife: Stiff:The Curious Lives of Human CadaversGulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal,  Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void;  and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. Mary has written for National Geographic, Wired, Discover, New Scientist, the Journal of Clinical Anatomy, and Outside, among others. She serves as a member of the Mars Institute's Advisory Board and the Usage Panel of American Heritage Dictionary. Her 2009 TED talk made the organization's 2011 Twenty Most-Watched To Date list. She was the guest editor of the 2011 Best American Science and Nature Writing, 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.

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