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Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Paperback: 320 pages; Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May 17, 2004); ISBN-10: 9780393324822, ISBN-13: 978-0393324822; Product dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches; Shipping weight: 10.4 ounces.

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.

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