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The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Roach, Mary

(Downloadable Audiobook - 2008)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For 2,000 years, cadavers---some willingly, some unwittingly---have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France's first guillotines, ridden the NASA Space Shuttle, been crucified in a Parisian laboratory to test the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, and helped solve the mystery of TWA Flight 800 ...
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2008
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable audiobook
Additional Contributors: Frasier, Shelly Narrator
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Tantor Media

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An oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem.


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Mar 24, 2012
  • sfogs rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very, very interesting, a bit gross and very funny! :D

May 28, 2010
  • LosAltosReads rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Follow Mary Roach as she investigates the surprisingly active and sometimes amusing journeys of human cadavers. Roach handles the delicate subject matter deftly, but this is certainly not a book for the squeamish!

Highly recommended.

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