Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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W. W. Norton & Company, May 17, 2004 - Science - 320 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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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach is a book that details the unique scientific contributions that the dead can provide. In straight forward, sometimes humorous, but never ... Read full review

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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 4 Stars An oddly fascinating and highly amusing yet also somewhat disturbing and often sickening account of the various uses of human cadavers. As a reader ... Read full review

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Mary Roach is the author of Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War, 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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