14 January, 2015

Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers by Mary Roach (Christine, Takapuna Library)


Stiff : The Curious Lives of Human CadaversDust to dust, ashes to ashes may be true but many amazing thing can happen to human bodies before they become just inert chemicals.  Mary is never afraid to ask questions of undertakers and crime-scene investigators, anatomy teachers and everyone else who works with the dead.  Their answers provoke more questions and many interesting asides. We people have been inventive and contrary in our attitudes to those no longer alive. If your curiosity exceeds your squeamishness, this perfect.







Title: Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers 
Author: Mary Roach 
Publisher: W W Norton
Date: 2003
  ISBN: 9780393050936

   


1 comment:

  1. This has been one of my favourite books for several years, Mary Roach takes such a light-hearted approach to some controversial and taboo topics.

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