Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Score: 4
From 309 Ratings

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


  • Author: Mary Roach
  • Release Date : 2004-05-17
  • Genre: Life Sciences
  • File Size: 1075363 Bytes


"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....

Summary and Analysis of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Summary and Analysis of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


  • Author: Worth Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Life Sciences
  • File Size: 2170715 Bytes


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 contextChapter-by-chapter summariesProfiles of the characters and placesImportant quotesFascinating triviaGlossary of termsSupporting 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 ...

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Score: 3.5
From 3,835 Ratings

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2004-05-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393069192


Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Book 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....

Stiff
Score: 3.5
From 3,556 Ratings

Stiff


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393050939


Stiff Book Description :

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
Score: 3.5
From 3,796 Ratings

Stiff


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393050939


Stiff Book Description :

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
Score: 3.5
From 3,782 Ratings

Stiff


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003-01-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0786258535


Stiff Book Description :

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....

Summary and Analysis of Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Summary and Analysis of Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781504044073


Summary and Analysis of Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Book Description :

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 wei...

Stiff
Score: 4
From 229 Ratings

Stiff


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241965016


Stiff Book Description :

What happens to your body after you have died? Fertilizer? Crash Test Dummy? Human Dumpling? Ballistics Practise? Life after death is not as simple as it looks. Mary Roach's Stiff lifts the lid off what happens to our bodies once we have died. Bold, original and with a delightful eye for detail, Roach tells us everything we wanted to know about this new frontier in medical science. Interweaving present-day explorations with a history of past attempts to study what it means to be human Stiff is a deliciously dark investigations for readers of popular science as well as fans of the macabre...

Grunt  The Curious Science of Humans at War
Score: 4
From 666 Ratings

Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393245455


Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War Book Description :

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 m...

Spook  Science Tackles the Afterlife
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2006-10-17
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393069206


Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife Book Description :

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
Score: 3.5
From 127 Ratings

Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2009-04-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0393069214


Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Book Description :

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....

Gulp  Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Score: 4
From 88 Ratings

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal


  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-04-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393348743


Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Book Description :

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....