Thursday, August 04, 2011

Packing For Mars: Mary Roach

I've been bothering everyone around me with facts about the space program for a couple of weeks now. I spent a good half hour describing the development of the space toilet to a friend at the pub the other day and it's all due to this book.
Mary Roach has tackled the subjects of sex, death and now space all in a hilarious but extremely informative style that always keeps me glued to the page and staying up to read way too late into the night. I can't recommend this book enough for those of us who want to be educated and entertained at the same time.
How cool is it that they made a commercial for the book? Get it here.

1 comment:

Julia said...

Unda fascinating!! I'll have to look into these! My elementary had an after school space club called Tejas Astra, and needless to say me and my neon Keds were members! I even graduated up to Tejas Eagle for 4-5th grades!! :) So naturally, I've always enjoyed the topic of space travel.