stiff the curious lives of human cadavers

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Stiff

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 9780241965016
Genre : Science
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What happens to your body after you have died? Fertilizer? Crash Test Dummy? Human Dumpling? Ballistics Practise? Life after death is not as simple as it looks. Mary Roach's Stiff lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Bold, original and with a delightful eye for detail, Roach tells us everything we wanted to know about this new frontier in medical science. Interweaving present-day explorations with a history of past attempts to study what it means to be human Stiff is a deliciously dark investigations for readers of popular science as well as fans of the macabre

Stiff The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 0393069192
Genre : Science
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"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly 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.

Stiff

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 0393050939
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

Bonk The Curious Coupling Of Science And Sex

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 0393069214
Genre : Science
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A New York Times Bestseller “Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

Gulp Adventures On The Alimentary Canal

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 9780393348743
Genre : Medical
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The humorous science writer offers a tour of the human digestive system, explaining why the stomach doesn't digest itself and whether constipation can kill you.

Grunt

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 9781780749785
Genre : Science
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Beyond weapons and strategy, Grunt is about the other side of the mayhem — from maggot debridement therapy to the slightly tricky ethics of testicular transplants, and all the esoteric reaches of military medicine in between. At a converted movie studio, amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds, while at the base for anti-terror operations in East Africa diarrhea becomes a matter of national security. Not one to shrink away from the gritty details, best-selling author Mary Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs archival World War II stink bombs, and stays up all night with the sleep-deprived crew of a nuclear submarine. A rollicking ride full of insights that fascinate as much as they disgust, Grunt is a unique investigation of the science that seeks to keep human beings intact, sane, uninfected and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.

Spook Science Tackles The Afterlife

Author : Mary Roach
ISBN : 0393069206
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The best-selling author of ?Stiff ?and ?Bonk? trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. "What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that—the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die.

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