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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By Mary Roach Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 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

  • Title: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers
  • Author: Mary Roach
  • ISBN: 9780393324822
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By Mary Roach 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 ouStiff 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: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers By Mary Roach

    Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers 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. Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Kindle In Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Roach, a columnist for Reader s Digest and the online news magazine Salon, surveys the uses to which corpses have been put over the centuries, along with some odd contemporary proposals. Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Up to sh backMay , Overview 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 Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Apr , 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. Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Ebook written by Mary Roach Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices Download for offline reading, highlight, Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach Stiff the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers provides a view into the world of the dead Unless you are working in the death industry, or as a medical professional of some kind, most us have the pleasure of never having to see or think about dead bodies Mary Roach s novel is a fascinating read into the extremely weird world of the dead. Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers IndieBound May , 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. Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Stiff The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers Words Cram Mary Roach s novel, Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, explores rich and diverse experiences that post mortem bodies undergo in the non life phase Roach gives a detailed description using open, uncensored episodes of interviews of people who work in close proximity with cadavers ranging from doctors to morticians to body farm personnel. Roach, Mary Stiff, The Curious Lives of Human Ca Stiff tells a story of the last , years, in which cadavers have been at the forefront of scientific exploration from Ancient Egypt to medieval pharmacies and even the contemporary labs that have successfully performed a head transplant on a monkey Combining riveting story telling with science, history and reportage, Stiff is one of the funniest,

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    1. Trevor on said:

      If you can t cope with the idea of death without a hearty dose of euphemism this probably isn t going to be the book for you.When I became an archivist at the City of Melbourne a very dear friend of mine became a technician at the city Morgue I figured at the time he had watched a couple of episodes too many of Quincy M.E and that he would find a normal job eventually It is probably 15 years since I stopped being an archivist my friend still cuts up dead people for a living A few weeks after he [...]

    2. Dan Schwent on said:

      Mary Roach writes about what happens when you donate your body to science Hilarity ensues Well, maybe not hilarity but it is a good dose of edutainment.Way back around the time the earth s crust cooled and life spread across the planet, late 1994 or early 1995, I should think, I visited a chiropractic college with the rest of my Advanced Biology class This trip was memorable to me for three reasons 1 It was the first time I experienced an excruciating caffeine withdrawal headache2 It was the fir [...]

    3. Tung on said:

      In my nonfiction phase during the year, I grabbed this one and after finishing it, regretted its purchase The book is about medical use of corpses and the human body, present day and in the past The subject matter is extremely interesting, and some of the methods, tests, and history behind human body experiments is worth the read The book makes you want to be an organ donor, or want to donate your body to medical science The problem is that the author is one of the WORST writers I have ever read [...]

    4. Will Byrnes on said:

      Laugh out loud funny is the way to go if you want to learn than you realized might be worth knowing about dead bodies It made me greatly disposed to finding out what else Roach has written, before I become a subject for studies like this one And here are reviews of what we found Grunt Gulp Packing for Mars Spook

    5. Matthew on said:

      First read of 2017 complete It was a good one 4.5 stars.Who knew that a book about what happens to our bodies after we die could be so interesting This book covers everything to the horrific to the incredibly fascinating This book may not be for the squeamish, but I think Roach did a great job combining information and humor in a respectful manner to make it easily accessible to a wider audience.I recently helped to prepare a funeral plan for my Mother She is still alive, but it was suggested t [...]

    6. Kemper on said:

      Mary Roach details a lot of uses for human cadavers in this book, but she missed a major one As Weekend At Bernies taught us, you can always use the corpse of your boss to scam your way into a free weekend at a beach house That scientific research is all well and good, but there s nothing in here at all about the best ways to simulate a life like corpse for your own selfish purposes I learned from Andrew McCarthy than I did reading this Ah, but seriously folks This is the second book I ve read [...]

    7. Miranda Reads on said:

      Fascinating, touching and surprisingly wholesome considering it s about dead bodiesMany people will find this book disrespectful There is nothing amusing about being dead, they will say Ah, but there is.Mary Roach brings cadavers into a whole new, sometimes painfully bright, light We follow her as she attends autopsies and medical discussions We learn what happens to bodies as they decompose on the field, under the field and in so, so many places The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far [...]

    8. Kelly (and the Book Boar) on said:

      Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum Cadavers are our superheroes They brave fire without flinching, withstand falls from tall buildings and head on car crashes into walls You can fire a gun at them or run a speedboat over their legs, and it will not faze them Their heads can be removed with no deleterious effect They can be in six places at once If you know me, you already know that I have a different sort of relationship with the dead You know, the kind where you dress them up and play off [...]

    9. Raeleen Lemay on said:

      Read for Popsugar s 2018 Reading Challenge 48 A MicrohistoryThis book was so wonderfully written, and I definitely look forward to reading of Mary Roach s books She was concise and easy to understand while also being HILARIOUS which I wasn t expecting I will say though, the book dragged quite a bit around the middle two chapters back to back that didn t interest me at all to the point that I almost considered putting the book down This is completely a testament to my personal preference and sho [...]

    10. Lissa on said:

      I bought this book when I first taught my class that has a foresnic anthropology component I thought I could pick out a chapter of this book to assign to them, and it would be a nice, informative, lay person account that would be entertaining, yet informational However, due to time constraints, I never got around to reading the book In that time, several people have borrowed and returned this book to me, so my copy is a bit tattered and dog eared, as if I d read it many times I can safely say, h [...]

    11. Becky on said:

      There was not a single zombie in this whole book Mary Roach writes books about some interesting topics This is the one that most interested me, though on finishing I realized that I also had Packing For Mars, which I think will likely get read sooner rather than later, now that I ve finally got around to reading one of her books and have really enjoyed her style She brings a bit of levity and a healthy sense of the absurd to topics that most of us can go a full lifetime avoiding even thinking ab [...]

    12. Erica on said:

      I really ought to have read this sooner I m not sure what happened and why it took me so long to get this information into my brain.This is a book about what happens to dead bodies It s an older title and some of the information therein has changed Spoiler alert there are now six body farms in the US, I think And the Swedish lady has not been as instrumental as hoped in burying the dead via compost, s the pity because I totally want to compost myself There is currently, however, a woman in CA w [...]

    13. Jim on said:

      In spite of the macabre topic, Mary Roach must have had a ball doing her footwork for this book Not happy to glean her information from published sources, Mary travelled extensively to conduct her research, and had doors opened for her that I doubt get opened very often Let s face it, when your job requires you to work with the dead the average Joe already thinks you re a ghoul, so it follows that you would be very cautious about allowing someone, a reporter no less, to observe you at your work [...]

    14. Athena on said:

      Well, I am half way through this and it has turned into a huge disappointment What started out to be a funny depiction on what happens to donated cadavers, has taken a turn for the horrible By the 6th or 7th chapter, the author showed what I can only equate to laziness and added commentary on subjects not pertaining to her once appreciated topic I now find myself skipping over entire pages due to the lack of interest her writing presents and the tangents on which she goes this I image done for t [...]

    15. Jay Green on said:

      I m a compulsive buyer of Mary Roach s books Part of the reason is research for my own books, of course, part of it is fascination, thanks to her astute choice of subjects, and part of it is simply enjoyment, derived from her clear prose and tales well told In this case, I read Stiff just after my father passed away, so I was trying to make sense of his loss while trying to come to terms with brute reality of death It helped a great deal, as I anticipated it would, largely down to Roach s sympat [...]

    16. Lynx on said:

      Loved this one Mary Roach brings enjoyment to the macabre in this extremely educational book Everything you wanted and some things you didn t want to know about the life of a cadaver Packed with laugh out loud humour and interesting facts on every page, you ll be sad as it reaches the end So check this book out and learn all about the exciting life your own body could have after death

    17. Jennifer on said:

      4.5 After giving this some thought I ve added to this review Additions are in bold Have you ever wondered what happens to the body when it dies Or how cadavers donated to science are used Have you ever wondered if embalming keeps your body from ever decaying These are just a few of the questions covered in this book.I absolutely love Mary Roach s writing style She s hilarious without being disrespectful, and I can t imagine anyone being able to write about this subject as well as she does She k [...]

    18. Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)* on said:

      R, is for Roach3.5 StarsHUM ANE adjective humane comparative adjective humaner superlative adjective humanest1 having or showing compassion or benevolence regulations ensuring the humane treatment of animals synonyms compassionate, kind, considerate, understanding, sympathetic, tolerant How is it that a species with a history ripe with abuse and mistreatment of animals has come to use a word so similar to that species title to describe the very thing history proves us not to be ARROGANCE The abo [...]

    19. Richard on said:

      Opening paragraph The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship Most of your time is spent lying on your back The brain has shut down The flesh begins to soften Nothing much happens, and nothing is expected of you.If you read this book, you will undoubtedly have many ick moments especially in the chapter about eating the dead, but there s also that footnote about necrophilia on page 43 , but you should have even laugh out loud moment, and maybe a few bemuse th [...]

    20. Mindy on said:

      Mary Roach didn t strike me as funny or witty, just annoying She s like the wise ass class clown in the back row, heckling the teacher and distracting everyone from an otherwise fairly decent lecture Only she s supposed to be the teacher, too What was her point To talk about dead bodies or impress herself with her own juvenile jokes On a professional note, Roach seems awfully distrustful of librarians Does she really think the circ clerk at a medical library thinks she s freaky for checking out [...]

    21. Andrea on said:

      Last year my man and I visited Calgary on our way to the mountains and spontaneously decided to check out the Body Worlds exhibit in the local science museum Because, you know, hanging out with human cadavers for a few hours is our idea of a romantic outing The majority of the exhibit was exceptionally fascinating and educational, and considering the subject, not too outlandish, until we reached the curtained room that illustrated human reproduction and sexuality Here we were, with a bunch of ot [...]

    22. Caroline on said:

      Eeeek Too much information for my squeamish stomach I know Mary Roach has thousands of fans, but I found her relishing of gruesome details a bit unpleasant.I also found the chapters dealing with the historical treatment of cadavers interesting than the chapters on how they are used now I thought some of the chapters on contemporary usage were a bit boring, and could have been edited down.The titles of the chapters of the book give a good indication of the contents view spoiler 1 A HEAD IS A TER [...]

    23. Meg on said:

      Morbid and tongue in rancid cheek funny nonfiction piece about what happens to a body when it s donated to science From shaving off their faces for plastic surgery training to strapping them in for automobile crash tests, these stiff bodies are in for one hell on earth of a ride The most curious thing Even after hearing how they re poked and prodded, desecrated and dismembered, I actually think I m likely to donate my body to science now than I was before reading this book Not sure I want to kn [...]

    24. Fiona on said:

      I d never heard about this book before until it came up within a non book related discussion topic in a group here on GoodReads Strange how some books just pop out at you Reading about cadavers dead bodies, interested my morbid fascination with the dead and death.She writes sensitively, but humorously about what happens to you when you die If you are considering donating organs or your whole body to science like I was before even picking this book up, curious, or a family member wants to do this [...]

    25. Vanessa on said:

      Stiff is a book that really educated me, in terms of a topic that I was wholly unfamiliar with Gone are the days when I thought that bodies were either donated to universities, cremated, or buried there are SO MANY MORE OPTIONS.This book was both a fascinating and gruesome read Although I wouldn t say I am the most squeamish of people, I did find myself screwing up my face in disgust at particular sections of this book cough cannabalism cough I wouldn t recommend it for people that are faint of [...]

    26. Jill on said:

      Stiff, by Mary Roach, is a book about human cadavers and the curious situations they find themselves in Well, they didn t find themselves in any situation They are dead bodies But Mary Roach found them and this book is the result.While reading this book I paused at halfway and actually asked myself if I wanted to bother finishing it I have never found myself asking myself this before I usually stick it out to the bloody, gruesome end This book, however, just was not interesting It was not the hi [...]

    27. Carmen on said:

      Wow, this book was very informative I learned about practicing surgery on the dead I wonder if people who donate their body to science know they might end up as practice for a face lift Body snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection interesting On human decay and what can be done about it interesting Human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance very interesting When the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash interesting [...]

    28. Lisa Nelson on said:

      I usually don t laugh out loud when I read books, but this book had serveral passages that had me giggling Also, I don t get, Grossed out, very often, but I had to put this book down once while I was reading and eating lunch This book has so many interesting tidbits on what happens to our bodies after we die I was amazed and facinated by the history and current research being done on human cadavars My parents, much to their children s objections decided long ago to be cremated when the times com [...]

    29. Megan Baxter on said:

      I really, really enjoyed this book but for anyone who might want to read it, there are some caveats Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook

    30. Kasia on said:

      Morbid humor supported by extensive research my kind of read Now, how do I make Mary Roach my eternal BFF

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