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Death : corpses, cadavers, and other grave matters

Author: Elizabeth A Murray
Publisher: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, ©2010.
Series: Discovery! (Lerner Publications Company)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book discusses various kinds of death, the role of the medical examiner, and what happens to the body after death, including rigor mortis and decomposition. It also includes sidebar interviews with people who have escaped death, those who work with dead bodies, and people who have donated organs.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Murray
ISBN: 9780761338512 0761338519
OCLC Number: 320131854
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm.
Contents: Matters of life and death --
The body in crisis --
Death's timetable --
At death's doorstep --
Manner and cause of death --
All that remains : postmortem changes --
Death benefits : life after death.
Series Title: Discovery! (Lerner Publications Company)
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Murray.
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The book discusses various kinds of death, the role of the medical examiner, and what happens to the body after death, including rigor mortis and decomposition. It also includes sidebar interviews with people who have escaped death, those who work with dead bodies, and people who have donated organs.

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