The Mummy Congress

The Mummy Congress

Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

By Heather Pringle

Theia, Paperback, 9780786884636, 384pp.

Publication Date: June 2002

Now available in paperback--The Mummy Congress is "clear, direct and intense . . . all the stories sparkle. Pringle is a crack-shot storyteller." --New York Times Book Review
Perhaps the most eccentric of all scientific meetings, the World Congress on Mummy Studies brings together mummy experts from all over the globe and airs their latest findings. Who are these scientists, and what draws them to this morbid yet captivating field? The Mummy Congress, written by acclaimed science journalist Heather Pringle, examines not just the world of mummies, but also the people obsessed with them.

About the Author
HEATHER PRINGLE is a science journalist based in Vancouver, Canada. She is a longtime field correspondent for Equinox magazine and has won numerous awards for her writing, including a National Magazine Award in Canada.She has contributed articles to Omni, National Geographic Traveler, New Scientist, Geo, and Saturday Night.