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  - Carmen - Goodreads

Wow, this book was very informative. I learned about practicing surgery on the dead. I wonder if people who donate their body to science know they might end up as practice for a face-lift? Body ... Read full review

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User Review  - kittie23 - Overstock.com

This book is good, but certainly not for the squeamish. She is an excellent writer, and it is an easy read, if you are okay with the subject matter. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

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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