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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.

©2021 Erika Engelhaupt (P)2021 National Geographic

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  • Karen
  • 30-04-2021

Fascinating, well written and well narrated

Very happy with this purchase. Book is humorous and fascinating, and the narrator is excellent.

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  • Ashlee
  • 27-06-2021

Entertaining, educational, and unique!

I devoured this audiobook. It was witty and informational. The narration was on point. I need more! Erika and Mari, you BOTH have created an instant fan out of me.

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  • Nina Jordan
  • 18-05-2021

Fun interesting.

It was Interesting to learn alittle about a few more gory details about our animal world.

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  • Shirley
  • 18-10-2021

passes the Time

Aimed at low education level. Not Mary Roach quality. Good for kids. Reader a bit annoying.

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  • H. Zophie Leslea
  • 12-08-2021

THIS BK IS SCIENCE MAGIC!!!

I absolutely adored this book! I listened and re-listened to so many parts of it. There’s so much to learn, and it’s written so well it’s just a fantastic ride. I enjoyed the author I enjoyed the reader just a fantastic experience overall! Thank you so much Erika!

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