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Stiff

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 ...
Authors: Roach, Mary
Title: Stiff
the curious lives of human cadavers
[downloadable audiobook]
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor Media, 2008
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Roach
Notes: Duration: 8:00:10
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Summary: 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 ...
Additional Contributors: Frasier, Shelly - Narrator
OverDrive, Inc
Tantor Media
Branch Call Number: Downloadable audiobook
Playtime: 080010
Performers: Read by Shelly Frasier.
Subject Headings: Human dissection Dead Human experimentation in medicine
Genre/Form: Downloadable audiobook
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Topical Term: Human dissection
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Human experimentation in medicine
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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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