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June 23, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Downtown Library
100 W 10th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401
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Writer Mary Roach at the Library

Sunday, June 23, 2019

A talk by the bestselling, entertaining science writer.

Enjoy a free talk by the NY Times bestselling author beloved for her hilariously informative explorations of scientific topics. 

Mary Roach is the author of books including 
"Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers," "Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife," "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex," "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void," "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal," and "Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War."

"Packing For Mars" is a New York Times Editor's Choice and a One City, One Book selection for San Francisco. "Stiff" has been translated into 26 languages and "Spook" was a New York Times Notable Book. Roach has written for National Geographic, Wired, New Scientist, The New York Times Book Review, The Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Outside, among others.

Mary Roach 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, she explains, "let's be honest, I was the sole entrant."