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Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers
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[United States] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2003.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 04 min.)) : digital.
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IL: UG - BL: 9.4 - AR Pts: 16
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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. For every new surgical procedure-from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery-cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries-from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. In her droll, inimitable voice, Roach tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

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eAudiobook
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Unabridged.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781400120970, 1400120977
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 9.4, 16 Points
Lexile measure:
1230

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Read by Shelly Frasier.
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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. For every new surgical procedure-from heart transplants to gender reassignment surgery-cadavers have been there alongside surgeons, making history in their quiet way.In this fascinating, ennobling account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries-from the anatomy labs and human-sourced pharmacies of medieval and nineteenth-century Europe to a human decay research facility in Tennessee, to a plastic surgery practice lab, to a Scandinavian funeral directors' conference on human composting. In her droll, inimitable voice, Roach tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.
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Roach, M., & Frasier, S. (2003). Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers. Unabridged. [United States], Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary and Shelly. Frasier. 2003. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. [United States], Tantor Media, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Roach, Mary and Shelly. Frasier, Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. [United States], Tantor Media, Inc, 2003.

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Roach, Mary. and Shelly Frasier. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. Unabridged. [United States], Tantor Media, Inc, 2003.

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