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The Resource Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach

Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach

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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers
Title
Stiff
Title remainder
the curious lives of human cadavers
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility
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Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2003.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2006.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
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165020
Cataloging source
NNP
Dewey number
611
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R853.H8
LC item number
R635 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the curious lives of human cadavers
Label
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy038/2002152908.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-303)
Contents
A head is a terrible thing to waste: practicing surgery on the dead -- Crimes of anatomy: body-snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection -- Life after death: on human decay and what can be done about it -- Dead man driving: human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance -- Beyond the black box: when the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash -- The cadaver who joined the army: the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver: the crucifixion experiments -- How to know if you're dead: beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soul -- Just a head: decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant -- Eat me: medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings -- Out of the fire, into the compost bin: and other new ways to end up -- Remains of the author: will she or won't she?
Control code
5498241
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9780393324822
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55230887
  • (OCoLC)55230887
Label
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy038/2002152908.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-303)
Contents
A head is a terrible thing to waste: practicing surgery on the dead -- Crimes of anatomy: body-snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection -- Life after death: on human decay and what can be done about it -- Dead man driving: human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance -- Beyond the black box: when the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash -- The cadaver who joined the army: the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver: the crucifixion experiments -- How to know if you're dead: beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soul -- Just a head: decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant -- Eat me: medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings -- Out of the fire, into the compost bin: and other new ways to end up -- Remains of the author: will she or won't she?
Control code
5498241
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9780393324822
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm55230887
  • (OCoLC)55230887

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