Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers /

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 th...

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Main Author: Roach, Mary.
Language: English
Published: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2004, c2003.
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Summary: 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.
Physical Description: 303 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-303).
ISBN: 0393324826 (pbk.) :
0393050939