Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Mary Roach

"One of the funniest and most original books of the year....Gross, academic, and all at once sidesplitting."―Entertainment Weekly

Stiff is an oddly compelling, usually hilarious exploration of the unusual lives of bodies postmortem. for 2 thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, a few unwittingly―have been taken with science's boldest strides and most unearthly undertakings. during this interesting account, Mary Roach visits the great deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing tale of bodies once we aren't any longer with them.

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