Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1070L
Description
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 you when you can’t walk for a year? have sex? smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible for the human body to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour? To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule (cadaver filling in for astronaut), Roach takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781441876645
9781441876621
9780393079104
Lexile measure:
1070L
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID6dd57eb2-ba0d-08ff-3965-334855fc62a9
Grouping Titlepacking for mars the curious science of life in the void
Grouping Authormary roach
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-08-15 04:40:41AM
Last Indexed2022-08-15 05:07:14AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Burr, Sandra
author
Roach, Mary
author2-role
Burr, Sandra
author_display
Roach, Mary
available_at_addison
Addison Public Library
collection_addison
Adults
detailed_location_addison
2nd Floor- Adult Audio Books
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

"America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) explores the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller.

The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA's new space capsule, Mary Roach takes us on the surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

format_addison
Book on CD
eBook
format_category_addison
Audio Books
eBook
id
6dd57eb2-ba0d-08ff-3965-334855fc62a9
isbn
9780393079104
9781441876621
9781441876645
itype_addison
Audiobook on CD
last_indexed
2022-08-15T10:07:14.550Z
lexile_score
1070
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_addison
AUDIO BOOK 571.0919 ROA
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9781441876645
publishDate
2010
2011
publisher
Brilliance Audio
W. W. Norton & Company
recordtype
grouped_work
series
Brilliance Audio on compact disc
series_with_volume
Brilliance Audio on compact disc|
subject_facet
Audiobooks -- Unabridged
Space biology
title_display
Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void
title_full
Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Packing for Mars [CD sound recording] : the curious science of life in the void / Mary Roach .
title_short
Packing for Mars
title_sub
The Curious Science of Life in the Void
topic_facet
Nonfiction
Physics
Science
Space biology

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b1198904x.i123670722nd Floor- Adult Audio BooksAUDIO BOOK 571.0919 ROA1falsefalseCheck ShelfJun 27, 2019aabrb
overdrive:5dc81ca3-02a0-40da-a439-4b0562b23112-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
overdrive:5dc81ca3-02a0-40da-a439-4b0562b231121Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b1198904xBook on CDAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishBrilliance Audiop20109 sound discs (ca. 11 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
overdrive:5dc81ca3-02a0-40da-a439-4b0562b23112eBookeBookEnglishW. W. Norton & Company2011

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b1198904x.i12367072On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
overdrive:5dc81ca3-02a0-40da-a439-4b0562b23112-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:5dc81ca3-02a0-40da-a439-4b0562b231121Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue