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Publisher Description

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly
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.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
2004
May 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
W. W. Norton & Company
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

TheCheeks ,

Amazing

One of the funniest books I have read in a long time. The author knows how to take some touchy material and make it easy to read and somehow, not so morbid. The book does a great job of giving a full spectrum view of cadavers and all things that happen to then throughout the world and in science. You get a view of yow cadavers have been used throughout history and in the world today. A very easy read and and all around great book.

MCSCOTT702 ,

Favorite Book!!

I love this book and this author. The fact that she can take uncomfortable subject matter and make it interesting and humorous is a win! Her humor is sharp and witty!

Jacqui LaVoie ,

I recommend it to everyone I know.

Excellent read!

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