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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
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Tantor Media, Inc. 2003
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Unabridged
Street Date:
9/1/2003
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781400120970
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UG
Level 9.4, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
1230
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Mary Roach. (2003). Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc.

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Mary Roach. 2003. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Tantor Media, Inc.

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Mary Roach, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Tantor Media, Inc, 2003.

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Mary Roach. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc, 2003.

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An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.

For 2,000 years, cadavers---some willingly, some unwittingly---have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800. For every new surgical procedure---from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery---cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.

In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries---from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. In her droll, inimitable voice, Roach tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

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