The previous post reminds me of a book I should probably avoid, still, though, I want it.
It is titled, alluringly enough:
"Everything Is Going to Kill Everybody: The Terrifyingly Real Ways the World Wants You Dead"
It is chock full of very different facts and (he seems to have guest blogged at Powell's. That is a start to poke around. I will try and be more thorough and link) sciences. I heard him interviewed and am looking for it, but it sounds like a great audio book to fall asleep to, no?