The Resource Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach

Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach

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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers
Title
Stiff
Title remainder
the curious lives of human cadavers
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Stiff 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
Title
Stiff
Creator
Summary
A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility
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Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2006.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
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165020
Cataloging source
NNP
Dewey number
611
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R853.H8
LC item number
R635 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Mary Roach
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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach
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Note
Includes a reader's guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-303)
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Carrier MARC source
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
A head is a terrible thing to waste: practicing surgery on the dead -- Crimes of anatomy: body-snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection -- Life after death: on human decay and what can be done about it -- Dead man driving: human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance -- Beyond the black box: when the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash -- The cadaver who joined the army: the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver: the crucifixion experiments -- How to know if you're dead: beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soul -- Just a head: decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant -- Eat me: medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings -- Out of the fire, into the compost bin: and other new ways to end up -- Remains of the author: will she or won't she?
Control code
21033455
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780393050936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780393324822
Other physical details
illustrations
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21033455
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55230887
  • (OCoLC)55230887

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