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Modern mummies : the preservation of the human body in the twentieth century

Author: Christine Quigley
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""Well researched ... a mass of detail""--The Embalmer; ""detailed""--C & RL News; ""amazing""--Freaks; ""useful information""--Blue & Gray; ""riveting ... fascinating""--Fortean Times; ""a wealth of fascinating information""--Morbid Curiosity. Stories about the famous and the not-so-famous mummies are told here in great detail, along with a broader look at the history and process of mummification. The book includes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Quigley, Christine, 1963-
Modern mummies.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©1998
(DLC) 97043888
(OCoLC)38014108
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Quigley
ISBN: 9781476613734 1476613737
OCLC Number: 606975723
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 263 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: by Christine Quigley.

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For many, a mummy is an Egyptian pharaoh, wrapped in cloth, found in a pyramid by archaeologists. This book tells the stories about the famous and the not-so-famous mummies, along with a broader look  Read more...

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"detailed study...incorporates carnival mummies, religious incorruptibility, freak accidents, mortuary science, and cryogenics"--C&RL News; "choc-full of riveting posthumous Read more...

 
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