Stiff (Paperback)

The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

By Mary Roach

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393324822, 303pp.

Publication Date: May 17, 2004

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (8/31/2003)
Hardcover (4/17/2003)
Compact Disc (9/1/2003)
Prebound (5/17/2004)
Compact Disc (9/1/2003)
Paperback, Chinese (8/14/2018)
Paperback (7/1/2004)
MP3 CD (9/1/2003)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (7/1/2009)

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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.