3/30 - GORY DETAILS by Erika Engelhaupt in convo with Robb Dunn

Mail_8 Wed, 02/17/2021 - 2:46pm

Union Ave Books welcomes Erika Engelhaupt to present her new book Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science. Erika will be joined in conversation by Robb Dunn, author of Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How it Made us Human. This free virtual event takes place on Tuesday, March 30th @ 7pm (Eastern) on Zoom. You MUST register at the following link to attend.



Filled to the brim with far-out facts, this wickedly informative narrative from the author of National Geographic's popular Gory Details blog takes us on a fascinating journey through an astonishing new reality. Blending humor and journalism in the tradition of Mary Roach, acclaimed science reporter Erika Engelhaupt investigates the gross, strange, and morbid absurdities of our bodies and our universe. From the research biologist who stung himself with every conceivable insect to the world's most murderous mammals, this entertaining book explores oft-ignored but alluring facets of biology, anatomy, space exploration, nature, and more. Featuring interviews with leading researchers in the field and a large dose of wit, this provocative book reveals the most intriguing real-world applications of science in all their glory.

About the Author (s)

Erika Engelhaupt has spent more than a decade writing and editing for top science publications, including National Geographic, Science News, Scientific American, the Philadelphia Inquirer and NPR. Her love of storytelling has also brought her out from behind the laptop to appear onstage and in 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. You can connect with her online at erikaengelhaupt.com

Rob Dunn is professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University and in the Center for Evolutionary Hologenomics at the University of Copenhagen. His books include Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human with Monica Sanchez and Never Home Alone. Twitter @RRobDunn.



Event date: 
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
517 Union Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37902
Gory Details: Adventures From the Dark Side of Science Cover Image
ISBN: 9781426220975
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: National Geographic - March 2nd, 2021

Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human Cover Image
ISBN: 9780691199474
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Princeton University Press - March 23rd, 2021