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The mummy congress : science, obsession, and the everlasting dead

Author: Heather Anne Pringle
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"When science journalist Heather Pringle was dispatched to a remote part of northern Chile to cover a little-known scientific conference, she found herself in the midst of the most passionate gathering of her working life - dozens of mummy experts lodged in a rambling seaside hotel, battling over the implications of their latest discoveries. Infected with their mania, Pringle spent the next year circling the globe,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pringle, Heather Anne, 1952-
Mummy congress.
New York : Hyperion, ©2001
(OCoLC)606534569
Online version:
Pringle, Heather Anne, 1952-
Mummy congress.
New York : Hyperion, ©2001
(OCoLC)607854585
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Anne Pringle
ISBN: 0786865512 9780786865512 0786884630 9780786884636
OCLC Number: 45620979
Description: 368 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Congress --
The dissector's knife --
Hosts --
Drug barons --
Crime stories --
Invaders from the West --
Master race --
The merchants of mummy --
Celebrites --
The incorruptibles --
Despots --
Children --
Self-preservation --
Coda.
Responsibility: Heather Pringle.
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"When science journalist Heather Pringle was dispatched to a remote part of northern Chile to cover a little-known scientific conference, she found herself in the midst of the most passionate gathering of her working life - dozens of mummy experts lodged in a rambling seaside hotel, battling over the implications of their latest discoveries. Infected with their mania, Pringle spent the next year circling the globe, stopping in to visit the leading scientists so she could see firsthand the breathtaking delicacy and unexpected importance of their work." "In The Mummy Congress, she recounts the intriguing findings from her travels, bringing to life the hitherto unknown worlds of the long-dead, and revealing what mummies have to tell us about ourselves."--Jacket.

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