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Book Stiff

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-09-06
  • ISBN : 0241965012
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book Stiff written by Mary Roach and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2012-09-06 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT READ FOR FANS OF UNNATURAL CAUSES What happens to your body after you have died? Fertilizer? Crash Test Dummy? Human Dumpling? Ballistics Practise? Life after death is not as simple as it looks. Mary Roach's Stiff lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Bold, original and with a delightful eye for detail, Roach tells us everything we wanted to know about this new frontier in medical science. Interweaving present-day explorations with a history of past attempts to study what it means to be human Stiff is a deliciously dark investigations for readers of popular science as well as fans of the macabre. 'Spry, common, sharp-witted survey brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "Life after death"' Sunday Times 'One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year' Entertainment Weekly 'Every chapter packed with more arresting details elegantly humourously expressed than one can hope for' Sunday Telegraph

Book Stiff

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release : 2004-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781417666287
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book Stiff written by Mary Roach and published by Turtleback Books. This book was released on 2004-05-01 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Summary and Analysis of Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Download or read book Summary and Analysis of Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers written by Worth Books and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2017-02-07 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Stiff tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Mary Roach’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Profiles of the characters and places Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach: Acclaimed journalist Mary Roach’s bestselling book Stiff offers an inside look through the through the weird world of human cadavers. This globe-spanning story is deeply informative, surprisingly funny, and occasionally disgusting. These “superheroes,” as Roach refers to them, brave high-speed car crashes, gunshots, decomposition in the sun, and other indignities all in the name of advancing science and making life better for the living. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Book Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Download or read book Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers written by Mary Roach and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2004-04-27 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book Spook  Science Tackles the Afterlife

Download or read book Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife written by Mary Roach and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2006-10-17 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Draws on the achievements of scientists, engineers, and mediums to consider the feasibility of life after death, from a reincarnation researcher's experimentation with out-of-body experiences to laboratory investigations into ghosts.

Book Six Feet Over

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2010-08-31
  • ISBN : 1847676928
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book Six Feet Over written by Mary Roach and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2010-08-31 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Does the light just go out and that’s that – the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness, persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my laptop?” Mary Roach trains her considerable humour and curiosity on the human soul, seeking answers from a varied and fascinating crew of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. Along the way she encounters electromagnetic hauntings, out-of-body experiences, ghosts and lawsuits: Mary Roach sifts and weighs the evidence in her hilarious, inimitable style.

Book Gulp  Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Download or read book Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal written by Mary Roach and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2014-04 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The humorous science writer offers a tour of the human digestive system, explaining why the stomach doesn't digest itself and whether constipation can kill you.

Book Grunt  The Curious Science of Humans at War

Download or read book Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War written by Mary Roach and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war. Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries—panic, exhaustion, heat, noise—and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and survivability in combat. She visits the fashion design studio of U.S. Army Natick Labs and learns why a zipper is a problem for a sniper. She visits a repurposed movie studio where amputee actors help prepare Marine Corps medics for the shock and gore of combat wounds. At Camp Lemmonier, Djibouti, in east Africa, we learn how diarrhea can be a threat to national security. Roach samples caffeinated meat, sniffs an archival sample of a World War II stink bomb, and stays up all night with the crew tending the missiles on the nuclear submarine USS Tennessee. She answers questions not found in any other book on the military: Why is DARPA interested in ducks? How is a wedding gown like a bomb suit? Why are shrimp more dangerous to sailors than sharks? Take a tour of duty with Roach, and you’ll never see our nation’s defenders in the same way again.

Book Six Feet Over

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  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2022-10-25
  • ISBN : 1324036044
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book Six Feet Over written by Mary Roach and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2022-10-25 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The best-selling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers now trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's thatthe million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive.

Book Bonk  The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Download or read book Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex written by Mary Roach and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2009-04-06 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times Bestseller "Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable." —Los Angeles Times Book Review In Bonk, the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women—or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm—two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth—can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

Book Chiaroscuro  Stiff

    Book Details:
  • Author : Unique Ink
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-12-02
  • ISBN : 9781670462350
  • Pages : 106 pages

Download or read book Chiaroscuro Stiff written by Unique Ink and published by Independently Published. This book was released on 2019-12-02 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stiff, Human Cadavers is a beautifully/grotesque book of art. I can not make you understand what you're about to see in this book, but, don't be afraid to open it! It's only a book!

Book Packing for Mars  The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Download or read book Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void written by Mary Roach and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2010 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Describes the weirdness of space travel, answers questions about the long-term effects of living in zero gravity on the human body, and explains how space simulations on Earth can provide a preview to life in space.

Book Spook

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  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release : 2006-10-17
  • ISBN : 9781680652222
  • Pages : 311 pages

Download or read book Spook written by Mary Roach and published by Perfection Learning. This book was released on 2006-10-17 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an attempt to find out what happens when people die, the author of "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that there is an afterlife.

Book Bonk

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release : 2009
  • ISBN : 1847672361
  • Pages : 321 pages

Download or read book Bonk written by Mary Roach and published by Canongate Books. This book was released on 2009 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Few things are as fundamental to human happiness as sex, and few writers are as entertaining about the subject as Mary Roach.Can a woman think herself to orgasm?Is your penis three inches longer than you think?Why doesn't Viagra help women - or, for that matter, pandas?Does orgasm boost fertility? Or cure hiccups?The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been taking place behind closed doors for hundreds of years. In this fascinating and funny book, Mary Roach steps inside laboratories, brothels, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs - even Alfred Kinsey's attic - to tell us everything we wanted to know about sex, and a lot we'd never even thought to ask.

Book Technologies of the Human Corpse

Download or read book Technologies of the Human Corpse written by John Troyer and published by . This book was released on 2020 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "How human technological interventions into death and the dead body since the nineteenth century have had a profound impact on today's (and future) end-of-life and human mortality realities. As Director of the Centre for Death and Society, the world's only interdisciplinary studies centre dedicated to researching death, dying, and the dead body, and the son of an American Funeral Director who grew up in the funeral industry, I am uniquely positioned to author a new book on the human corpse and technology. Death and the dead body are both extremely popular topics, and the books being currently published are tapping into that popular appeal. Most of these books, however, cover topics that remain perennially discussed. Indeed, it is striking how so many of the current books on death and dying reflect the same issues raised during the 1970's, a decade during which Publisher's Weekly enthusiastically told its readers "Death is now selling books!" A quick snapshot of some current(ish) death, dying, and dead body books includes, but is certainly not limited to: Mary Roach's Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, which was published in 2003 but remains widely read thirteen-years later; more recent books, such as Atul Gawande's Being Mortal, Caitlin Doughty's Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, and Brandy Schillace's Death's Summer Coat have all tapped into this popular genre. Books by academic authors such as Margaret Schwartz's Dead Matter and Thomas Laqueur's The Work of the Dead present historical and cultural contexts that are equally important. My listing of texts could exceed several pages but what is important about most contemporary death books is that the texts rarely give the history of publishing books on death much analysis. If any death-topic authors' names appear they are usually Jessica Mitford, Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, and Ernest Becker. Sigmund Freud sometimes appears (in connection to Becker) but on the whole these specific authors represent a fraction of the 'death canon.' What I am writing improves on these texts by presenting readers with a more complex and interesting history than most books on death, dying, and the dead body currently pursue. In a nutshell I present a longer view on how human technological interventions into death and the dead body since the nineteenth century have had a profound impact on today's (and future) end-of-life and human mortality realities. It is too easy to sum up most current books on death, dying, and the dead body by simply saying, "We've been here before" - but it's also accurate. What my book presents are new and important ways to critically understand both the distant and recent past of human death, e.g., nineteenth century postmortem photography's crucial relationship to twentieth century life extension technology. Ironically, these nineteenth century historical records are often archived and accessible (and very well presented in MIT Press's Secure the Shadow by Jay Ruby), whereas web based material from twenty, even ten-years-ago often disappears before it can be analyzed and discussed. The key point for any book being written about death and dying today is that it really needs to understand and articulate how popular interest in death didn't emerge from nowhere. The current popularity of death, dying, and the dead body is the result of many individuals working in many different fields over the last two centuries as both academics and practitioners. More than anything the collective twenty-first century discourse on death needs to have its dominant narratives challenged and pushed in new directions. This book takes on that challenge and re-defines death, dying, and the dead body for readers by opening up human mortality's complicated and often vexing history"--

Book Vampirglaube und magia posthuma im Diskurs der Habsburgermonarchie

Download or read book Vampirglaube und magia posthuma im Diskurs der Habsburgermonarchie written by Christoph Augustynowicz and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2011 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs   And Other Questions About Dead Bodies

Download or read book Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs And Other Questions About Dead Bodies written by Caitlin Doughty and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times Bestseller Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award “Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential.” —Marianne Eloise, Guardian Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die. In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy. Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death—Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind.