Dust 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