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Title:
Stiff : the curious lives of human cadavers
Author:
Roach, Mary.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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.
Language:
English
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?.
Reading Level:
1230 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.4 16.0 77823.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 11 18 Quiz: 36132 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780393050936

9780393324822
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Book

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