Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

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By (author) Mary Roach, Read by Bernadette Quigley

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  • Publisher: BRILLIANCE AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 191mm x 15mm | 68g
  • Publication date: 26 June 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1480532959
  • ISBN 13: 9781480532953
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: abridged edition
  • Sales rank: 1,786,308

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What happens when we die? 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? 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."

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