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The Resource The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors, Carla Valentine

The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors, Carla Valentine

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The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors
Title
The chick and the dead
Title remainder
life and death behind mortuary doors
Statement of responsibility
Carla Valentine
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Carla Valentine works with the dead. After studying forensics, she assisted pathologists with post-mortems for years before becoming the curator of the world's most famous pathology museum. When it comes to death, she truly is an expert, and in this book she shares that expertise. Using the most common post-mortem process as the backbone of the narrative, The Chick and the Dead takes the reader through the process of an autopsy while also describing the history and changing cultures of our relationship with the dead."--
Summary
The mortuary curator behind the popular blog presents a career memoir told through the steps of an autopsy that symbolically represent milestones in the author's life, cultural attitudes about the afterlife and her discoveries about what the living can learn from the dead
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10561833
Cataloging source
DLC
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Valentine, Carla
Dewey number
614/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA1063.4
LC item number
.V35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Valentine, Carla
  • Forensic pathology
  • Pathologists
  • Autopsy
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRUE CRIME
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Target audience
adult
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life and death behind mortuary doors
Label
The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors, Carla Valentine
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first cut -- Information : 'Media most foul' -- Preparation : 'Grief encounters' -- Examination : 'Judging a book by its cover' -- Difficult and decomposed examinations : 'Pulp fiction' -- Penetration : 'Rose cottage' -- Thoracic block : 'Home isn't where the heart is' -- Abdominal block : 'Pickled punks' -- The head : 'Losing my head' -- Fragmented remains : 'Bitsa' -- Reconstruction : 'All the king's men' -- Chapel of rest : 'Sister act' -- The angel's share
Control code
ocn974612219
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781250120687
Lccn
2017004248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)974612219
Label
The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors, Carla Valentine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first cut -- Information : 'Media most foul' -- Preparation : 'Grief encounters' -- Examination : 'Judging a book by its cover' -- Difficult and decomposed examinations : 'Pulp fiction' -- Penetration : 'Rose cottage' -- Thoracic block : 'Home isn't where the heart is' -- Abdominal block : 'Pickled punks' -- The head : 'Losing my head' -- Fragmented remains : 'Bitsa' -- Reconstruction : 'All the king's men' -- Chapel of rest : 'Sister act' -- The angel's share
Control code
ocn974612219
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781250120687
Lccn
2017004248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)974612219

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