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Stiff

Annotation
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 our bodies when we are no longer with them. "

Awards
2004  Alex Awards
2006  Garden State Teen Book Award


Author Notes
  Mary Roach's writing has appeared in Salon, Wired, Outside, GQ, Discover, Vogue, and the New York Times Magazine. She lives in San Francisco
GenreNonFiction
Science
TopicsCadavers
Death
Forensics
Human anatomy
Medical ethics
Medical experimentation
Medical research
Science