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The Resource Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach

Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach

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Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers
Title
Stiff
Title remainder
the curious lives of human cadavers
Statement of responsibility
Mary Roach
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Alex Award, 2004.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2003.
  • Garden State Teen Book Award (New Jersey), Nonfiction, 2006.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2003.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2007
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
165020
Cataloging source
ORE
Dewey number
611
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the curious lives of human cadavers
Label
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-303)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A head is a terrible thing to waste: practicing surgery on the dead -- Crimes of anatomy: body-snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection -- Life after death: on human decay and what can be done about it -- Dead man driving: human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance -- Beyond the black box: when the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash -- The cadaver who joined the army: the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver: the crucifixion experiments -- How to know if you're dead: beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soul -- Just a head: decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant -- Eat me: medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings -- Out of the fire, into the compost bin: and other new ways to end up -- Remains of the author: will she or won't she?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (303 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780241965016
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C6018868-35C2-4B56-8CBB-399C8C92320D
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607347068
  • ocn607347068
  • 524389
  • 527147
  • 527147
Label
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers, Mary Roach
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-303)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A head is a terrible thing to waste: practicing surgery on the dead -- Crimes of anatomy: body-snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection -- Life after death: on human decay and what can be done about it -- Dead man driving: human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance -- Beyond the black box: when the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash -- The cadaver who joined the army: the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver: the crucifixion experiments -- How to know if you're dead: beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soul -- Just a head: decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant -- Eat me: medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings -- Out of the fire, into the compost bin: and other new ways to end up -- Remains of the author: will she or won't she?
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (303 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780241965016
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C6018868-35C2-4B56-8CBB-399C8C92320D
System control number
  • (OCoLC)607347068
  • ocn607347068
  • 524389
  • 527147
  • 527147

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