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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Recording for Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] is [an] exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers ... have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. [The author] visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them. -Back cover.
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Roach
OCLC Number: 180239835
Notes: Originally published: New York : Norton, 2004, c2003.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Head is a terrible thing to waste, practicing surgery on the dead --
Crimes of anatomy, body-snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection --
Life after death, on human decay and what can be done about it --
Dead man driving, human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance --
Beyond the black box, when the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash --
Cadaver who joined the army, the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs --
Holy cadaver, the crucifixion experiments --
How to know if you're dead, beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soul --
Just a head, decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant --
Eat me, medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings --
Out of the fire, into the compost bin, and other new ways to end up --
Remains of the author, will she or won't she?
Responsibility: Mary Roach.

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[This book] is [an] exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers ... have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. [The author] visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them. -Back cover.

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