Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9780393324822
Release: 2004-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0393069192
Release: 2004-05-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

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"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.

Stiff

Stiff
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 303
ISBN: 0393050939
Release: 2003
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War

Grunt  The Curious Science of Humans at War
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780393245455
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Summary and Analysis of Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Summary and Analysis of Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
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Author: Worth Books
Pages: 30
ISBN: 9781504044073
Release: 2017-02-07
Editor: Open Road Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook  Science Tackles the Afterlife
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0393069206
Release: 2006-10-17
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. "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 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.

Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Bonk  The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 336
ISBN: 0393069214
Release: 2009-04-06
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Dr Mutter s Marvels

Dr  Mutter s Marvels
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Author: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780698162105
Release: 2014-09-04
Editor: Penguin

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A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp  Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393348743
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
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Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781476727257
Release: 2014-08-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A New York City forensic pathologist and her Harvard-educated husband describe her experiences as a student and doctor throughout the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack and the disastrous crash of Flight 587.

All We Know of Heaven

All We Know of Heaven
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Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061858659
Release: 2009-05-05
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bridget Flannery and Maureen O'Malley have been BFFs since forever. Then a brief moment of inattention on an icy road leaves one girl dead and the other in a coma, battered beyond recognition. Family and friends mourn one friend's loss and pray for the other's recovery. Then the doctors discover they have made a terrible mistake. The girl who lived is the one who everyone thought had died. Based on a true case of mistaken identity, All We Know of Heaven is a universal story that no one can read unmoved: a drama of ordinary people caught up in an unimaginable tragedy and of the healing power of hope and love.

My Planet

My Planet
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781621450726
Release: 2013-04-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From acclaimed, New York Times best-selling author Mary Roach comes the complete collection of her “My Planet” articles published in Reader’s Digest. She was a hit columnist in the magazine, and this book features the articles she wrote in that time. Insightful and hilarious, Mary explores the ins and outs of the modern world: marriage, friends, family, food, technology, customer service, dental floss, and ants—she leaves no element of the American experience unchecked for its inherent paradoxes, pleasures, and foibles. On Cleanliness: Ed has crud vision, and I don’t. I don’t notice filth. Ed sees it everywhere. I am reasonably convinced that Ed can actually see bacteria. . . . He confessed he didn’t like me using his bathrobe because I’d wear it while sitting on the toilet. “It’s not like it goes in the water,” I protested, though if you counted the sash as part of the robe, this wasn’t strictly true. On the Internet: The Internet is a boon for hypochondriacs like me. Right now, for instance, I’m feeling a shooting pain on the side of my neck. A Web search produces five matches, the first three for a condition called Arnold-Chiari Malformation. While my husband, Ed, reads over my shoulder, I recite symptoms from the list. “‘General clumsiness’ and ‘general imbalance,’” I say, as though announcing arrivals at the Marine Corps Ball. “‘Difficulty driving,’ ‘lack of taste,’ ‘difficulty feeling feet on ground.’” “Those aren’t symptoms,” says Ed. “Those are your character flaws.” On Fashion: My husband recently made me try on a bikini. A bikini is not so much a garment as a cloth-based reminder that your parts have been migrating all these years. My waist, I realized that day in the dressing ro

Death s Acre

Death s Acre
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Author: William Bass,Jon Jefferson
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101204726
Release: 2004-10-05
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dr. Bill Bass, one of the world's leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other: The Body Farm. Now, this master scientist unlocks the gates of his lab to reveal his most intriguing cases-and to revisit the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact.

Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Packing for Mars  The Curious Science of Life in the Void
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Author: Mary Roach
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0393079104
Release: 2011-04-04
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) explores the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller. The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Mary Roach takes us on the surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

Erasing Death

Erasing Death
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Author: Sam Parnia,Josh Young
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062080622
Release: 2013-02-26
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Erasing Death: The Science That Is Rewriting the Boundaries Between Life and Death reveals that death is not a moment in time. Death, rather, is a process—a process that can be interrupted well after it has begun. Innovative techniques have proven to be effective in revitalizing both the body and mind, but they are only employed in approximately half of the hospitals throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Sam Parnia, Director of the AWARE Study (AWAreness during REsuscitation) and one of the world’s leading experts on the scientific study of death and near-death experiences (NDE), presents cutting-edge research from the front lines of critical care and resuscitation medicine while also shedding light on the ultimate mystery: What happens to human consciousness during and after death? Dr. Parnia reveals how some form of “afterlife” may be uniquely ours, as evidenced by the continuation of the human mind and psyche after the brain stops functioning. With physicians such as Dr. Parnia at the forefront, we are on the verge of discovering a new universal science of consciousness that reveals the nature of mind and a future where death is not the final defeat, but is, in fact, reversible.

A World of Light

A World of Light
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Author: Floyd Skloot
Pages: 199
ISBN: UOM:39015061443076
Release: 2005
Editor: U of Nebraska Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Continuing the story of his recovery from a viral attack that compromised his memory and cognitive powers, the author works to create a cohesive life for himself and his wife and faces the challenge of his mother's advancing dementia.

Every Creature Has a Story What Science Reveals about Animal Behaviour

Every Creature Has a Story  What Science Reveals about Animal Behaviour
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Author: Janaki Lenin
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9789353577070
Release: 2020-07-27
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

We are surrounded by an astounding variety of lifeforms. Over millennia, they have evolved to exploit unique niches, in the process developing features and skills that set them apart. Have you ever wondered what price the giraffe pays for its long neck? The neck increases its blood pressure to pump blood up to its brain, which endangers its life every time it bends down to drink. Or have you thought about how female nightingales decide which male will share the burdens of parenthood with them? They listen to prospective candidates' songs to gauge if they'd make good fathers. And did you know that glassfrogs pee on their eggs and the gender of bearded dragons is fixed by sex chromosomes or temperature? In Every Creature Has a Story, Janaki Lenin draws us towards the wonders of the natural world in evocative and witty words. She uncovers the surprising, sometimes bizarre but always amazing ways in which creatures breed and survive, from spiders salivating during sex and snails entombing their parasites into their shells to elephants developing immunity to cancer. After reading this book, you'll never look at nature in the same way again.

Atlas D anatomie Humaine Et de Chirurgie dition Compl te Des Planches Colori es

Atlas D anatomie Humaine Et de Chirurgie     dition Compl  te Des Planches Colori  es
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Author: Jean Marc Bourgery,Nicolas Henri Jacob,Jean-Marie Le Minor,Henri Sick
Pages: 722
ISBN: 3836531062
Release: 2012
Editor: Taschen America Llc

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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Wingtips with Spurs

Wingtips with Spurs
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Author: Michael L. Gooch
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1897326882
Release: 2008-06-01
Editor: Multi Media Publications Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Using ranch-based stories, ranch owner Gooch details how to apply cowboy wisdom to everyday management challenges.

One of a Kind

One of a Kind
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Author: Nolan Dalla,Peter Alson,Mike Sexton
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780743476591
Release: 2006-05-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Traces the rise and fall of poker champion Stuey Ungar, offering insight into his meteoric career as one of the game's most feared tournament players, the factors behind his tragic change of circumstances, and his early death at the age of forty-five. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.