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    Uproariously funny doesn't seem a likely description for a book on cadavers. However, Roach, a Salon and Reader's Digest columnist, has done the nearly impossible and written a book as informative and respectful as it is irreverent and witty. Fromher opening lines ("The way I see it, being dead is not terribly far off from being on a cruise ship. Most of your time is spent lying on your back"), it is clear that she's taking a unique approach to issues surrounding death. Roach delves into themany productive uses to which cadavers have been put, from medical experimentation to applications in transportation safety research (in a chapter archly called Dead Man Driving) to work by forensic scientists quantifying rates of decay under a widearray of bizarre circumstances. There are also chapters on cannibalism, including an aside on dumplings allegedly filled with human remains from a Chinese crematorium, methods of disposal (burial, cremation, composting) and beating-heart cadavers used in organ transplants. Roach has a fabulous eye and a wonderful voice as she describes such macabre situations as a plastic surgery seminar with doctors practicing face-lifts on decapitated human heads and her trip to China in search of the cannibalistic dumpling makers. Even Roach's digressions and footnotes are captivating, helping to make the book impossible to put down.
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    ISBN9780393324822
    Pré vendaNão
    Peso339g
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    Livro disponível - pronta entregaNão
    Tipo itemLivro Importado
    Número de páginas304
    Número da edição1ª EDICAO - 2004
    Código Interno233423
    Código de barras9780393324822
    AcabamentoPAPERBACK
    AutorROACH, MARY
    EditoraWWNORTON
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