Stiff

Stiff
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Penguin Books
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780141007458
Category: Dead
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stiff Book Excerpt:

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

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: 150404407X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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: 0241965012
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stiff Book Excerpt:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND THE PERFECT READ FOR FANS OF UNNATURAL CAUSES 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. 'Spry, common, sharp-witted survey brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "Life after death"' Sunday Times 'One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year' Entertainment Weekly 'Every chapter packed with more arresting details elegantly humourously expressed than one can hope for' Sunday Telegraph

Six Feet Over

Six Feet Over
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN: 1847676928
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Feet Over Book Excerpt:

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 laptop?” Mary Roach trains her considerable humour and curiosity on the human soul, seeking answers from a varied and fascinating crew of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. Along the way she encounters electromagnetic hauntings, out-of-body experiences, ghosts and lawsuits: Mary Roach sifts and weighs the evidence in her hilarious, inimitable style.

Spook

Spook
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780739467299
Category: Future life
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spook Book Excerpt:

The author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers explores how science has attempted to study our post-mortem fate. Roach traces early psychical research to current US investigations of near-death experiences and case studies by the International Centre for Survival and Reincarnation Researches. The title belies her desire to get scientific validation for free-floating consciousness.

Bonk

Bonk
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780393064643
Category: Health & Fitness
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bonk Book Excerpt:

A whimsical assessment of the science of sexual physiology considers the lighter side of such topics as the arousal of cadavers, mythologies about a woman's ability to experience orgasm, and the ineffectiveness of Viagra on female pandas. By the author of Stiff and Spook.

Gulp

Gulp
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-10-04
ISBN: 9781324036067
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gulp Book Excerpt:

The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach terrain: the questions explored in Gulp are as taboo, in their way, as the cadavers in Stiff and every bit as surreal as the universe of zero gravity explored in Packing for Mars. Why is crunchy food so appealing? Why is it so hard to find words for flavors and smells? Why doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before your stomach bursts? Can constipation kill you? Did it kill Elvis? In Gulp we meet scientists who tackle the questions no one else thinks of--or has the courage to ask. We go on location to a pet-food taste-test lab, a fecal transplant, and into a live stomach to observe the fate of a meal. With Roach at our side, we travel the world, meeting murderers and mad scientists, Eskimos and exorcists (who have occasionally administered holy water rectally), rabbis and terrorists--who, it turns out, for practical reasons do not conceal bombs in their digestive tracts. Like all of Roach's books, Gulp is as much about human beings as it is about human bodies.

Grunt

Grunt
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN: 9780393354379
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grunt Book Excerpt:

"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.

Fuzz

Fuzz
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9781324001935
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fuzz Book Excerpt:

One of Bookpage's Most Anticipated Nonfiction Books of 2021 Join America's funniest science writer (Peter Carlson, Washington Post), Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet.

Six Feet Over

Six Feet Over
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2022-10-04
ISBN: 9781324036043
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Six Feet Over Book Excerpt:

The best-selling author of Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers now trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's thatthe 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. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive.

Packing for Mars

Packing for Mars
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Oneworld Publications
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN: 9781851688234
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Packing for Mars Book Excerpt:

What happens to you when you can’t walk for a year? When you can’t have sex? Or smell flowers? What happens if you vomit in your helmet during a space walk? Is it possible to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles an hour? Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh veg, privacy, beer. To answer these questions, space agencies set up all manner of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations, and as Mary Roach discovers, it’s possible to preview space without ever leaving Earth. Packing for Mars takes us on a surreally entertaining voyage into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

Packing for Mars

Packing for Mars
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: ONEWorld Publications
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781851687800
Category: Astronauts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Packing for Mars Book Excerpt:

Space is devoid of the stuff humans need to live: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh veg, privacy, beer. How much can a person give up? What happens when you can't walk for a year? Is sex any fun in zero gravity? As Mary Roach discovers, it's possible to explore space without ever leaving Earth. From the space shuttle training toilet to a 17,000-mile-per-hour crash test of NASA's space capsule, she takes us on a surreally entertaining trip into the science of living in space.

Bonk

Bonk
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1847672361
Category: Generative organs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bonk Book Excerpt:

Few things are as fundamental to human happiness as sex, and few writers are as entertaining about the subject as Mary Roach.Can a woman think herself to orgasm?Is your penis three inches longer than you think?Why doesn't Viagra help women - or, for that matter, pandas?Does orgasm boost fertility? Or cure hiccups?The study of sexual physiology - what happens, and why, and how to make it happen better - has been taking place behind closed doors for hundreds of years. In this fascinating and funny book, Mary Roach steps inside laboratories, brothels, pig farms, sex-toy R&D labs - even Alfred Kinsey's attic - to tell us everything we wanted to know about sex, and a lot we'd never even thought to ask.

Gulp

Gulp
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 9780606359764
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gulp Book Excerpt:

The humor scientist behind Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers and Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife takes a tour of the human digestive system, explaining why the stomach doesn't digest itself and whether constipation can kill you.

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs And Other Questions About Dead Bodies

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs   And Other Questions About Dead Bodies
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN: 0393652718
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs And Other Questions About Dead Bodies Book Excerpt:

New York Times Bestseller Winner of a Goodreads Choice Award “Funny, dark, and at times stunningly existential.” —Marianne Eloise, Guardian Everyone has questions about death. In Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers the most intriguing questions she’s ever received about what happens to our bodies when we die. In a brisk, informative, and morbidly funny style, Doughty explores everything from ancient Egyptian death rituals and the science of skeletons to flesh-eating insects and the proper depth at which to bury your pet if you want Fluffy to become a mummy. Now featuring an interview with a clinical expert on discussing these issues with young people—the source of some of our most revealing questions about death—Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? confronts our common fear of dying with candid, honest, and hilarious facts about what awaits the body we leave behind.

Transplant Fictions

Transplant Fictions
Author: Emily Russell
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN: 3030121356
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transplant Fictions Book Excerpt:

Removing an organ from one (typically dead) body and placing it in another living body challenges our most foundational ideas about boundaries between self and other, individual and social identity, life and death, health and illness. But despite these transgressions, organ transplant is a celebrated and relatively common procedure. Transplant Fictions brings together a diverse set of cultural representations to understand how we have overcome the profound ideological violations represented by organ exchange in order to reimagine the concept and practice as technological and moral victories. From the plots of horror stories and sci-fi novels to sentimental romances and feel-good media reports of stranger donation, this cultural study offers a nuanced portrait of the conceptual journey of organ exchange from strange and terrible to the “gift of life.”

Technologies of the Human Corpse

Technologies of the Human Corpse
Author: John Troyer
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 0262542315
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies of the Human Corpse Book Excerpt:

The relationship of the dead body with technology through history, from nineteenth-century embalming machines to the death-prevention technologies of today. Death and the dead body have never been more alive in the public imagination--not least because of current debates over modern medical technology that is deployed, it seems, expressly to keep human bodies from dying, blurring the boundary between alive and dead. In this book, John Troyer examines the relationship of the dead body with technology, both material and conceptual: the physical machines, political concepts, and sovereign institutions that humans use to classify, organize, repurpose, and transform the human corpse. Doing so, he asks readers to think about death, dying, and dead bodies in radically different ways.

Death Dying Life Living

Death   Dying  Life   Living
Author: Charles A. Corr,Donna M. Corr
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN: 1133710573
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Death Dying Life Living Book Excerpt:

Practical and inspiring, this field-leading book helps students learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four substantial chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. The book discusses a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication are designed to encourage productive living in the face of death. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Exploring Issues of Care Dying and the End of Life

Exploring Issues of Care  Dying and the End of Life
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 1848880588
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Issues of Care Dying and the End of Life Book Excerpt:

In Exploring Issues of Care, Dying and the End of Life, practitioners and academics from a range of disciplines and nationalities discuss matters pertinent to the end of life. Together they explore a variety of issues including communication, facing up to and handling death, as well as investigating what constitutes the 'good death'.

Spook

Spook
Author: Mary Roach
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2006-10-17
ISBN: 9781680652222
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spook Book Excerpt:

In an attempt to find out what happens when people die, the author of "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" 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 there is an afterlife.