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Roach, Mary

Summary: Roach 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 stories

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. 2013

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Roach, Mary

Summary: "'Grunt' tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 ROA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ROA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ROA

Roach, Mary.

Summary: Roach shows how and why sexual arousal and orgasm can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 612.6 Roa

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 612.6 Roach

Roach, Mary.

Summary: Few 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.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 612.3 ROA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.3 ROA

Roach, Mary

12 holds on 11 copies

Summary: "Join "America's funniest science writer" (Peter Carlson, Washington Post) Mary Roach on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A grizzly bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? As New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Fiction, Call number: 591.5 ROA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 591.5 ROA

Roach, Mary

Summary: Explores the science of keeping humans healthy and focused in the extreme environments of war, drawing on interviews with doctors, trainers, and weapons testers to illuminate how soldiers are conditioned to survive traumas.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Roach, Mary

Summary: "What's to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as ... Mary Roach discovers, the answers are best found not in jurisprudence but in science: the curious science of human-wildlife conflict, a discipline at the crossroads of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 591.5 ROA

Roach, Mary.

Summary: Draws on the achievements of scientists, engineers, and mediums to consider the feasibility of life after death, from a reincarnation researcher's experimentation with out-of-body experiences to laboratory investigations into ghosts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton and Co. 2005

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 129 Roach 2005

Roach, Mary.

Summary: "The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why 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...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 612.3 ROA

Roach, Mary.

Summary: The 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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2010

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 571.09 Roach 2010

Roach, Mary.

Summary: Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers-some willingly, some unwittingly-have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2003

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Summary: In this fact-based story, a convict is confined to the dungeons of Alcatraz for three years in isolation after a failed escape. When he at last emerges from the total darkness, he's confused, savage, barely human, and he immediately kills the stoolie who ratted on his escape. It's an open-and-shut case of Murder One. But his resolute attorney puts Alcatraz and its sadistic associate warden on...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MUR

Summary: Documents a Danish expedition by a team of scientists to hitherto unexplored fjords in northeast Greenland, which, due to the seasonal melting of glacial ice due to global warming, are now accessible for a few weeks a year.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC EXP
Call number: DVD TCFF EXP

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