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Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Author: Mary Roach
ISBN: 9780393324822
publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
publisher Date: 05/17/2004
Price: 15.95
eBookPrice: 13.95
Schools: Temple University,George Mason University,Washington State University,Unversity of Mississippi,University of North Carolina at Wilmington,Louislana State University,Lehigh University,University of Delaware,Case Western Reserve University,Wright State University
Description: "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.