Dig Through Our Books

Title
Author
Keyword
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 




Bookmark and Share




 
Browse By Category

View Other Categories
 
 
 
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, Roach, Mary
Stock Image -May Not Reflect Actual Item

Author Name    Roach, Mary

Title   Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Good

Publisher    W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN Number    0393329127 / 9780393329124

Seller ID   SKU9141435

0393329127 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers.

Stock Description, May Not Reflect Item

The best-selling author of "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" now trains her considerable wit and curiosity on the human soul. What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's that the million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive.

Price = 8.00 USD


Related items brought to you by the miracles of modern technology:
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival, Simpson, Joe
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
Simpson, Joe
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Twentieth Wife: A Novel, Sundaresan, Indu
The Twentieth Wife: A Novel
Sundaresan, Indu
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems, Poe, Edgar Allan
Edgar Allan Poe: Complete Tales and Poems
Poe, Edgar Allan
12.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

White Noise (Contemporary American Fiction), DeLillo, Don
White Noise (Contemporary American Fiction)
DeLillo, Don
8.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

IMPERIALISM, THE HIGHEST STAGE OF CAPITALISM: A Popular Outline.
Lenin, V. I.
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Always Merry and Bright: Life of Henry Miller, Martin, Jay
Always Merry and Bright: Life of Henry Miller
Martin, Jay
25.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

The Moral Commonwealth: Social Theory and the Promise of Community, Selznick, Philip
The Moral Commonwealth: Social Theory and the Promise of Community
Selznick, Philip
7.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Simple Genius (King & Maxwell Series), Baldacci, David
Simple Genius (King & Maxwell Series)
Baldacci, David
6.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Oron 1
Smith, D. C.
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Idylls of the King and a Selection of Poems (Signet classics)
Tennyson, Alfred
4.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

QUEEN ELIZABETH I a Biography
NEALE, J.E.
7.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

Oregon coast
Atkeson, Ray
15.00 USD
Add to Book Bag

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to lastwordbooks@gmail.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie