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1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., [2003], ©2003.
Description:
303 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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1
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1230L Lexile
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Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-303).
Accelerated Reader 9.4.
Reading Counts! 11.0.
Accelerated Reader UG 9.4 16 16 77823
Contents:
A head is a terrible thing to waste: practicing surgery on the dead -- Crimes of anatomy: body-snatching and other sordid tales from the dawn of human dissection -- Life after death: on human decay and what can be done about it -- Dead man driving: human crash test dummies and the ghastly, necessary science of impact tolerance -- Beyond the black box: when the bodies of the passengers must tell the story of a crash -- The cadaver who joined the army: the sticky ethics of bullets and bombs -- Holy cadaver: the crucifixion experiments -- How to know if you're dead: beating-heart cadavers, live burial, and the scientific search for the soul -- Just a head: decapitation, reanimation, and the human head transplant -- Eat me: medicinal cannibalism and the case of the human dumplings -- Out of the fire, into the compost bin: and other new ways to end up -- Remains of the author: will she or won't she?
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Summary:
A look inside the world of forensics examines the use of human cadavers in a wide range of endeavors, including research into new surgical procedures, space exploration, and a Tennessee human decay research facility.
ISBN:
0393050939
9780393050936
9780393324822
0393324826
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2003

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