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I was curious to know just what science has contributed to this topic. For most of the book, a more accurate subtitle would be, science tackles the psuedoscience intrigued with the afterlife, as roach investigates mediums, parapsychology investigators, and the like. Science tackles the afterlife ebook written by mary roach. I read it first in hardcover, and due to loaning out and not getting the book returned, decided to repurchase it on apples ibooks. Roach, as in other books with mostly oneword titles like stiff, gulp and bonk, seems more interested in satisfying her curiosity and discovering sciences lighter side than in hard science. Thats because when roach tackles a subjectlike the posthumous human body in her.576 1442 1351 340 184 867 1090 1503 1287 675 654 1238 1291 254 1443 726 1052 777 679 423 380 741 907 445 518 108 1324 281 248 1430 251 722 1199 434 1063 584 355 955 1044 359 892 684