Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff  The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-05-17
ISBN 10: 9780393069198
ISBN 13: 0393069192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Book Review:

"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
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780393050936
ISBN 13: 0393050939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stiff Book Review:

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

Stiff
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780393050936
ISBN 13: 0393050939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stiff Book Review:

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.

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
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-02-07
ISBN 10: 150404407X
ISBN 13: 9781504044073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Stiff

Stiff
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN 10: 0241965012
ISBN 13: 9780241965016
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stiff Book Review:

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

Grunt  The Curious Science of Humans at War
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0393245454
ISBN 13: 9780393245455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grunt The Curious Science of Humans at War Book Review:

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.

Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Bonk  The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-04-06
ISBN 10: 9780393069211
ISBN 13: 0393069214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex Book Review:

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.

All We Know of Heaven

All We Know of Heaven
Author: Jacquelyn Mitchard
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 006185865X
ISBN 13: 9780061858659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All We Know of Heaven Book Review:

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.

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal

Gulp  Adventures on the Alimentary Canal
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 0393348741
ISBN 13: 9780393348743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gulp Adventures on the Alimentary Canal Book Review:

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.

Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook  Science Tackles the Afterlife
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-10-17
ISBN 10: 9780393069204
ISBN 13: 0393069206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spook Science Tackles the Afterlife Book Review:

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.

Dr Mutter s Marvels

Dr  Mutter s Marvels
Author: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 0698162102
ISBN 13: 9780698162105
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dr Mutter s Marvels Book Review:

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."

My Planet

My Planet
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN 10: 1621450724
ISBN 13: 9781621450726
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Planet Book Review:

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

Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Packing for Mars  The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-04-04
ISBN 10: 9780393079104
ISBN 13: 0393079104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Packing for Mars The Curious Science of Life in the Void Book Review:

“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.

From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

From Here to Eternity  Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 0393249905
ISBN 13: 9780393249903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Here to Eternity Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Book Review:

A New York Times and Los Angeles Times Bestseller “Doughty chronicles [death] practices with tenderheartedness, a technician’s fascination, and an unsentimental respect for grief.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world’s funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her account questions the rituals of the American funeral industry—especially chemical embalming—and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, From Here to Eternity is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality.

After We Die

After We Die
Author: Norman L. Cantor
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN 10: 9781589017139
ISBN 13: 1589017137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After We Die Book Review:

What will become of our earthly remains? What happens to our bodies during and after the various forms of cadaver disposal available? Who controls the fate of human remains? What legal and moral constraints apply? Legal scholar Norman Cantor provides a graphic, informative, and entertaining exploration of these questions. After We Die chronicles not only a corpse’s physical state but also its legal and moral status, including what rights, if any, the corpse possesses. In a claim sure to be controversial, Cantor argues that a corpse maintains a “quasi-human status" granting it certain protected rights—both legal and moral. One of a corpse’s purported rights is to have its predecessor’s disposal choices upheld. After We Die reviews unconventional ways in which a person can extend a personal legacy via their corpse’s role in medical education, scientific research, or tissue transplantation. This underlines the importance of leaving instructions directing post-mortem disposal. Another cadaveric right is to be treated with respect and dignity. After We Die outlines the limits that “post-mortem human dignity” poses upon disposal options, particularly the use of a cadaver or its parts in educational or artistic displays. Contemporary illustrations of these complex issues abound. In 2007, the well-publicized death of Anna Nicole Smith highlighted the passions and disputes surrounding the handling of human remains. Similarly, following the 2003 death of baseball great Ted Williams, the family in-fighting and legal proceedings surrounding the corpse’s proposed cryogenic disposal also raised contentious questions about the physical, legal, and ethical issues that emerge after we die. In the tradition of Sherwin Nuland's How We Die, Cantor carefully and sensitively addresses the post-mortem handling of human remains.

Erasing Death

Erasing Death
Author: Sam Parnia,Josh Young
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-02-26
ISBN 10: 0062080628
ISBN 13: 9780062080622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Erasing Death Book Review:

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.

The Remarkable Life of the Skin

The Remarkable Life of the Skin
Author: Monty Lyman
Publsiher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06-02
ISBN 10: 0802147070
ISBN 13: 9780802147073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Remarkable Life of the Skin Book Review:

A fascinating exploration of the skin in its multifaceted physical, psychological, and social aspects Providing a cover for our delicate and intricate bodies, the skin is our largest and fastest-growing organ. We see it, touch it, and live in it every day. It is a habitat for a mesmerizingly complex world of micro-organisms and physical functions that are vital to our health and our survival. It is also a waste removal plant, a warning system for underlying disease and a dynamic immune barrier to infection. One of the first things people see about us, skin is crucial to our sense of identity, providing us with social significance and psychological meaning. And yet our skin and the fascinating way it functions is largely unknown to us. In prose as lucid as his research underlying it is rigorous, blending in memorable stories from the past and from his own medical experience, Monty Lyman has written a revelatory book exploring our outer surface that will surprise and enlighten in equal measure. Through the lenses of science, sociology, and history—on topics as diverse as the mechanics and magic of touch (how much goes on in the simple act of taking keys out of a pocket and unlocking a door is astounding), the close connection between the skin and the gut, what happens instantly when one gets a paper cut, and how a midnight snack can lead to sunburn—Lyman leads us on a journey across our most underrated and unexplored organ and reveals how our skin is far stranger, more wondrous, and more complex than we have ever imagined.

A World of Light

A World of Light
Author: Floyd Skloot
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015061443076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World of Light Book Review:

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.

Working Stiff

Working Stiff
Author: Judy Melinek, MD,T.J. Mitchell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 1476727252
ISBN 13: 9781476727257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Working Stiff Book Review:

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.

Marco Personalized Doodle Blood Sugar Diet Diary Journal Log Features 120 Pages of Lined Paper Featuring 120 Pages 6x9

Marco  Personalized Doodle Blood Sugar Diet Diary Journal Log Features 120 Pages of Lined Paper Featuring 120 Pages 6x9
Author: Rob Cole
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2019-02-27
ISBN 10: 9781798220672
ISBN 13: 1798220679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marco Personalized Doodle Blood Sugar Diet Diary Journal Log Features 120 Pages of Lined Paper Featuring 120 Pages 6x9 Book Review:

Blood Sugar Diet Diary journal log featuring 120 pages 6"x9" A blood sugar diet diary, journal or log, is an ideal way to help keep track of your blood sugar levels, and plan out your meals for the day.