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. She places each chapter’s content into a historical context by discussing the history of the method of using a cadaver she is about to witness.
At A Glance
4.06 Goodreads rating
Non-Fiction > Science
Publication Date: 2003
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