How to Make a Zombie

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How to Make a Zombie

The Real Life (and Death) Science of Reanimation and Mind Control

By Frank Swain

ONEWorld Publications, Paperback, 9781851689446, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2013

Description
The search for the means to control the bodies and minds of our fellow humans has been underway for millennia, from the sleep-inducing honeycombs that felled Pompey's army to the famous voodoo potions of Haiti. But recently, science has taken up the quest. Science punk Frank Swain digs into the reality of zombies: dog heads brought back to life without their bodies; secret agents dosing targets with zombie drugs; parasites that push their hosts to suicide or sex changes; bulls and rats commanded by remote control; city streets designed to quell violent thoughts; interrogation techniques used by the military; and viruses that take over the body and won't let go. Packed with untold stories moldering in the corners of archives and labs, "How to Make a Zombie" is a mind-bending, entertaining excavation of incredible science.


About the Author
Frank Swain is the founder of "SciencePunk," the popular SEED ScienceBlogs website devoted to the fringes of science. A regular contributor to publications such as "Wired" and the "Guardian," he has a history of climbing buildings, managing burlesque shows, and generally being a force for good -- and the scientific method. Swain lives in the U.K.