Fiambres: La fascinante vida de los cadaveres (Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers)

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A contagiously cheerful exploration of the cruel diligences executed on some of our bodies when, after death, we abandon them on the threshold of their graves, this book shows us cadavers turned into carcasses and scientific experiments, the deceased who contribute to the progress of medicine with perforated genitals and extracted eyes, flesh flung from airplanes or shot with bullets to verify the efficiency of new weapons, and discards crucified like Jesus or devoured by maggots. Mary Roach has written a book ...

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A contagiously cheerful exploration of the cruel diligences executed on some of our bodies when, after death, we abandon them on the threshold of their graves, this book shows us cadavers turned into carcasses and scientific experiments, the deceased who contribute to the progress of medicine with perforated genitals and extracted eyes, flesh flung from airplanes or shot with bullets to verify the efficiency of new weapons, and discards crucified like Jesus or devoured by maggots. Mary Roach has written a book that explores the great beyond in order to show us the more visible and deplorable side of the next life.

 

Una exploración contagiosamente alegre de las crueles diligencias practicadas con algunos de nuestros cuerpos cuando, luego de la muerte, los abandonamos a su suerte en los umbrales de la tumba, este libro nos muestra cadáveres abiertos en canal y en el altar de la ciencia, difuntos que contribuyen al progreso de la medicina con los genitales perforados o los ojos extraídos, fiambres arrojados desde aviones o cosidos a balazos para verificar la eficiencia de nuevas armas, y despojos crucificados como Nuestro Señor o devorados por gusanos. Mary Roach ha escrito una obra que se adentra en el más allá para mostrarnos el lado más visible y deplorable de la otra vida.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788496879089
  • Publisher: Global Rhythm Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2007
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Maledicta
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Roach

Mary Roach is a journalist and psychologist whose articles have been published in Salon, Wired, Outside, GQ, Discover, Reader’s Digest, Vogue, and New York Times Magazine. She is the author of Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, and Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void. She lives in Oakland, California. Álex Gilbert is the translator.

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In our interview, Roach shared some fun facts about herself:

"My first job was as a writer for the San Francisco Zoological Society members magazine; I worked in a trailer next to Gorilla World."

"I've been to Antarctica three times, posing as a science writer."

"My dad was 65 when I was born."

"I like to unwind by going out birdwatching by myself; though the hours don't agree with me."

"I love red papaya, seaweed, a beer after a long hike, polar skies, and I'm a sucker for TV ads with monkeys in them. Dislikes: corporate greed, fluorescent lighting, extreme self-indulgence, weak coffee."

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