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Earthly Remains

The History and Science of Preserved Human Bodies

Earthly Remains( )
Author: Pearson, Michael Parker
Chamberlain, Andrew T.
ISBN:978-0-19-521852-7
Publication Date:Apr 2002
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $45.00
Book Description:

The preserved remains of other human beings hold a special fascination for the living. Earthly Remains explores the history and science behind such phenomena and examine cases ranging from ancient Egyptian mummies to twentieth-century politicians, from Iron Age bog bodies to cryonics andmodern preservation techniques. After explaining the scientific processes of decay, the authors move on to discuss the bog bodies of northern Europe, including the famous Lindow Man and several Danish...
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Book Details
Pages:216
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Archaeology
Medical / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.5 x 7.2 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.76 Pounds



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