ADVENTURES FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SCIENCE
A fascinating journey through the world’s most bizarre, gross and taboo science
Would your dog eat you if you died? What are face mites? Why do clowns creep us out? In this illuminating collection of grisly true science stories, journalist Erika Engelhaupt, the writer of National Geographic’s highly acclaimed Gory Details blog, shares the answers to these questions and many more. Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science explores the strange and shocking realities of our minds, our bodies and our universe, taking readers on a fascinating tour through overlooked but astonishing aspects of biology, anatomy, nature and more.
Blending humor and real science, Engelhaupt shares captivating stories and intriguing research that will alter the way readers view the world. From murderous meerkats to a behind-the-scenes look at maggot farming, Gory Details features top-notch reporting, interviews with leading scientists and a healthy dose of wit.
Join Erika Engelhaupt as she delves into the science behind the questions we all wonder about — but are afraid to ask. Topics include:
· Morbid Curiosity – covering the world’s smallest crime scenes, bleeding corpses, the living dead and more
· That’s Disgusting – edible insects, sewer monsters, sickness and smells
· Breaking Taboos – cannibalism, menstruation in outer space and ne-crow-philia
· Creepy Crawlies – toilet rats, face mites, blowflies, eye parasites and roaches
· Gross Anatomy – feces, urine, blood and sweat
· Mysterious Minds – voodoo dolls and clowns and psychopaths, oh my!
BIO: Erika Engelhaupt has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, includingNational Geographic, Science News, Scientific American, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR. Her love of storytelling has also brought her to the stage, where she’s appeared in comedy clubs and on podcasts such as the Story Collider. She began her career as a scientist, and spent years writing and editing reviews of nonfiction science books at Science News. She lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.