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  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release : 02 December 2022
  • ISBN : 0141007451
  • Page : 303 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3788 voters

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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

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Stiff

Stiff
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0141007451
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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

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
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • ISBN : 9781504044073
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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

Stiff

Stiff
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-09-06
  • ISBN : 9780241965016
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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

Six Feet Over

Six Feet Over
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release Date : 2022-10-25
  • ISBN : 9781324036043
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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

Bonk

Bonk
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2008
  • ISBN : 0393064646
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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.

Grunt

Grunt
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-06
  • ISBN : 1786070898
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Mention it and most of us think of history, of conflicts on foreign soil, of heroism and compromise, of strategy and weapons. But there's a whole other side to the gruesome business of the battlefield. In Grunt, the inimitable Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Setting about her task with infectious enthusiasm, she sniffs World War II stink bombs, tests earplugs in a

Gulp

Gulp
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-03-06
  • ISBN : 1780743912
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In this international bestseller, Mary Roach breaks bread with spit connoisseurs, beer and pet-food tasters, stomach slugs, potato crisp engineers, enema exorcists, rectum-examining prison guards, competitive hot dog eaters, Elvis' doctor, and many more as she investigates the beginning, and the end, of our food.

Gulp

Gulp
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-08
  • ISBN : 1780749899
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Eating is the most pleasurable, gross, necessary, unspeakable biological process we undertake. But very few of us realise what strange wet miracles of science operate inside us after every meal - let alone have pondered the results (of the research). How have physicists made crisps crispier? What do laundry detergent and saliva have in common? Was self-styled 'nutritional economist' Horace Fletcher right to persuade millions of people that chewing a bite of shallot seven hundred times would yield double the

Six Feet Over

Six Feet Over
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2008-04-03
  • ISBN : 9781847670809
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What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness, persist? This work seeks answers from a varied crew of modern and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove or disprove that life goes on after we die.

Packing for Mars

Packing for Mars
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Oneworld Publications
  • Release Date : 2011-09-01
  • ISBN : 1851688234
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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

Bonk

Bonk
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9781847672360
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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

My Planet

My Planet
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : Readers Digest
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • ISBN : 1621450716
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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,

Packing for Mars

Packing for Mars
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 0393068471
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Describes the weirdness of space travel, answers questions about the long-term effects of living in zero gravity on the human body, and explains how space simulations on Earth can provide a preview to life in space.

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
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 9780393652710
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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

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
  • Author : Mary Roach
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2016-06-07
  • ISBN : 9780393245455
GET THIS BOOKGrunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

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