Score: 4
From 143 Ratings

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex


  • Author: Mary Roach
  • Release Date : 2009-04-06
  • Genre: Biology
  • File Size: 898360 Bytes


A New York Times Bestseller “Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place....

Bonk  The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Score: 3.5
From 127 Ratings

Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-04-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393069214


Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Book Description :

A New York Times Bestseller “Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place....

Bonk

Bonk


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Generative organs
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847672360


Bonk Book Description :

Few things are as fundamental to human happiness as sex, and few writers are as entertaining about the subject as Mary Roach.Can a woman think herself to orgasm?Is your penis three inches longer than you think?Why doesn't Viagra help women - or, for that matter, pandas?Does orgasm boost fertility? Or cure hiccups?The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been taking place behind closed doors for hundreds of years. In this fascinating and funny book, Mary Roach steps inside laboratories, brothels, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs - even Alfred Kinsey's attic - to tell us everything we wanted to know about sex, and a lot we'd never even thought to ask....

Bonk
Score: 3.5
From 119 Ratings

Bonk


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Sex (Biology)
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781921351549


Bonk Book Description :

If you can transplant a face, then why not a penis? Why doesn't Viagra help women or, for that matter, pandas? Does an orgasm boost fertility? Cure hiccups? Do the earlobes swell during sex? Can a person think herself to orgasm? Can a dead man get an erection? Can Kegeling cure erectile dysfunction? Can Broadway musicals cause it? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been a paying career or a diverting sideline for scientists as far-ranging as Leonardo da Vinci, James Watson and Napoleon Bonaparte's great grand-niece Marie. The research has taken place behind the closed doors of laboratories, brothels, MRI centres, pig farms, sex-toy R & D labs, and Alfred Kinsey's at...

Grunt  The Curious Science of Humans at War
Score: 4
From 666 Ratings

Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393245455


Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War Book Description :

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war. 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. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps m...

Spook  Science Tackles the Afterlife
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2006-10-17
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393069206


Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife Book Description :

The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. "What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die....

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Score: 3.5
From 3,835 Ratings

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-05-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393069192


Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Book Description :

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly 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 no longer with them....

Gulp  Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Score: 4
From 88 Ratings

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393348743


Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Book Description :

The humorous science writer offers a tour of the human digestive system, explaining why the stomach doesn't digest itself and whether constipation can kill you....

The Scientific American Book of Love  Sex and the Brain

The Scientific American Book of Love Sex and the Brain


  • Author : Judith Horstman
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-11-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118109533


The Scientific American Book of Love Sex and the Brain Book Description :

Who do we love? Who loves us? And why? Is love really a mystery, or can neuroscience offer some answers to these age-old questions? In her third enthralling book about the brain, Judith Horstman takes us on a lively tour of our most important sex and love organ and the whole smorgasbord of our many kinds of love-from the bonding of parent and child to the passion of erotic love, the affectionate love of companionship, the role of animals in our lives, and the love of God. Drawing on the latest neuroscience, she explores why and how we are born to love-how we're hardwired to crave the companionship of others, and how very badly things can go without love. Among the findings: parental love makes our brain bigger, sex and orgasm make it healthier, socia...

Packing for Mars  The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Score: 3.5
From 3,662 Ratings

Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-04-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393079104


Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void Book 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....

My Planet
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

My Planet


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781621450726


My Planet Book Description :

From acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach comes the complete collection of her “My Planet” articles published in Reader’s Digest. She was a hit columnist in the magazine, and this book features the articles she wrote in that time. Insightful and hilarious, Mary explores the ins and outs of the modern world: marriage, friends, family, food, technology, customer service, dental floss, and ants—she leaves no element of the American experience unchecked for its inherent paradoxes, pleasures, and foibles. On Cleanliness: Ed has crud vision, and I don’t. I don’t notice filth. Ed sees it everywhere. I am reasonably convinced that Ed can actually see bacteria. . . . He confessed he didn’t like me using his bathrobe because I...