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

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

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Overview

A contagiously cheerful exploration of the cruel diligences executed on some of our bodies when, after death, we abandon them on the threshold to 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788496879089
Publisher: Global Rhythm Press S.L.
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Series: Maledicta
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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.

Hometown:

San Francisco, California

Place of Birth:

New Hampshire

Education:

B.A., Wesleyan University, 1981

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