Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 2004 - Science - 303 pages
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"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
  

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Review: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

User Review  - Mal - Goodreads

Roach educates the reader on the multiple uses of human cadavers in a respectful manner with an air of lightheartedness. She also cites history on body snatchers and anatomists who rendered their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

Re-read Aug2012 Group read & it has been a while. Wow, right out of the gate. Roach manages to be respectful yet humorous & insightful all at the same time. The first chapter begins with a training ... Read full review

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Mary Roach is the author of four previous books: Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Her writing has appeared in Outside, Wired, National Geographic, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She lives in Oakland, California.

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