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Spook : science tackles the afterlife

Auteur : Mary Roach
Éditeur : New York : W.W. Norton, 2005.
Édition/format :   Livre : Fiction : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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, the author brings her curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Creative nonfiction
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Mary Roach
ISBN : 0393059626 9780393059625 9780393329124 0393329127
Numéro OCLC : 60500113
Description : 311 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contenu : You again: a visit to the reincarnation nation --
The little man inside the sperm, or possibly the big toe: hunting the soul with microscopes and scalpels --
How to weigh a soul: what happens when a man (or a mouse, or a leech) dies on a scale --
The Vienna sausage affair: and other dubious highlights of the ongoing effort to see the soul --
Hard to swallow: the giddy, revolting heyday of ectoplasm --
The large claims of the medium: reaching out to the dead in a University of Arizona lab --
Soul in a dunce cap: the author enrolls in medium school --
Can you hear me now? : telecommunicating with the dead --
Inside the haunt box: can electromagnetic fields make you hallucinate? --
Listening to Casper: a psychoacoustics expert sets up camp in England's haunted spots --
Chaffin v. the dead guy in the overcoat: in which the law finds for a ghost, and the author calls in an expert witness --
Six feet over: a computer stands by on an operating room ceiling, awaiting near-death experiencers --
Last words.
Responsabilité : Mary Roach.
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In an attempt to find out what happens when people die, the author of "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical  Lire la suite...

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Reading Spook is like attending a lecture by a professor who is equal parts Groucho Marx and Stephen Jay Gould, both enlightening and entertaining. --Dorman T. Schindler"

 
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