Mon 9/20 @ 7PM
Science journalist/author Mary Roach is fond of attention-grabbing one-word titles, having published best-selling books such as Stiff, Grunt, Spook and Grunt (and Packing for Mars which doesn’t fit the pattern). They’ve covered topics such as “The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex” (Bonk), “Adventures on the Alimentary Canal” (Gulp) and “The Curious Life of Human Cadavers” (Stiff).
Her newest book follows the pattern. Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law delves into the intersection forensic science and conservation genetics “with a motley cast of laser scarecrows, langur impersonators, and trespassing squirrels.” Not surprisingly, she finds that wildlife problems can often be traced back to human activity.
Roach will be the guest of the Hudson Library & Historical Society for a streaming author event this week. It’s free but registration is required. Go here. Copies of her books are available through Hudson’s Learned Owl Book Shop.