Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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By (author) Mary Roach

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  • Publisher: WW Norton & Co
  • Format: Paperback | 320 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 206mm x 25mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 22 June 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0393324826
  • ISBN 13: 9780393324822
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 16,277

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Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers some willingly, some unwittingly have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them."

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By Alcina Barrett-Kilby 06 Feb 2010 5

This book is such an interesting read. It's well written with both respect and humour. The author has done an amazing amount of research and the historical information is fascinating. I have recommended this book to others - who have also found it an enjoyable and enlightening read.

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Acutely entertaining, morbidly fascinating. --Susan Adams"