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The Resource Death to dust : what happens to dead bodies?, Kenneth V. Iserson

Death to dust : what happens to dead bodies?, Kenneth V. Iserson

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Death to dust : what happens to dead bodies?
Title
Death to dust
Title remainder
what happens to dead bodies?
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth V. Iserson
Title variation
What happens to dead bodies?
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book gives answers the questions that everyone wants to ask in a question and answer format. What really happens to a dead body? What does our culture do with corpses and what have other cultures done? How does a body turn to dust? What happens in embalming, cremation, cryogenic preservation, autopsies, anatomical dissection, organ donation, burials, and funerals? How do we transport bodies and what does a medical examiner really do? How about the more bizarre uses for corpses, such as cannibalism, body snatching, use in secret rites, research, and religious ceremonies? This book describes individual and societal experiences, drawing not only from the medical sciences, but also from the arcane and secretive world of the funeral industry. We rarely speak about death—because it is the pornography of our culture and we know so little about it. This book sheds light into dark corners of our society and proves that, once again, truth is stranger than fiction
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10194122
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Iserson, Kenneth V
Dewey number
306.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Death
  • Death (Biology)
  • Cremation
  • Embalming
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
Target audience
adult
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what happens to dead bodies?
Label
Death to dust : what happens to dead bodies?, Kenneth V. Iserson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm29361303
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 709 p.
Isbn
9781883620073
Lccn
93039463
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ABG-7044
Label
Death to dust : what happens to dead bodies?, Kenneth V. Iserson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocm29361303
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 709 p.
Isbn
9781883620073
Lccn
93039463
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) ABG-7044

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