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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in Space Hardcover – 1 Sep 2010

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  • Hardcover: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications (1 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851687807
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851687800
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.7 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 808,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'An often hilarious, sometimes queasy-making catalog of the strange stuff devised to permit people to survive in an environment for which their bodies are stupendously unsuited... Wonderfully slapstick.' --New York Times Book Review

'[A] truly funny look at the majestic aspects of the space program... Supremely accessible.' --Entertainment Weekly

About the Author

Mary Roach is the bestselling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife, and Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. She has written for The Guardian, Wired, GQ, Vogue, and many other publications. She lives in California.

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