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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Bloomfield Hills-based "Think Club" picks book

The Think Club Publication Announces 2010 Book of the Year


The Think Club Publication has chosen Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach, published by W.W. Norton & Co. as the Book of the Year for 2010. Think Club Publication is a forum to encourage independent thinking among fellow human beings. This annual award is given to the author whose idea or ideas can contribute to the resolution of contemporary human problems based on his or her original and independent thinking.

The announcement was made by Anil Shrivastava, Partner And Managing Editor of Think Club Publications, P.O. Box 451, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0451

The Think Club chose Packing for Mars as the Book of the Year because the author provides us the facts to think independently whether "Is Mars possible" and "Is Mars Worth it?" She also gives us enough ammunition to decide whether we should be spending $500 billion on human Mars mission or rely on cheap, reliable, robotic missions.

Mary Roach is a columnist and popular science writer writer. Raised in Etna, New hampshire , she holds a bachelor's degree  in psychologyfrom Wesleyan University and currently resides in San FranciscoCalifornia. To date, she has published four books: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers(2003), Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife(2005) (published in some markets as Six Feet Over: Adventures in the AfterlifeBonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex2008) and Packing for Mars (2010).


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