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Spook : science tackles the afterlife / Mary Roach.

Roach, Mary, (author.).

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  • 30 of 32 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780393329124
  • ISBN: 0393059626
  • Physical Description: 311 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-311).
Formatted Contents Note:
You again : a visit to the reincarnation nation -- The little man inside the sperm, or possibly the big toe : hunting the soul with microscopes and scalpels -- How to weigh a soul : what happens when a man (or a mouse, or a leech) dies on a scale -- The Vienna sausage affair : and other dubious highlights of the ongoing effort to see the soul -- Hard to swallow : the giddy, revolting heyday of ectoplasm -- The large claims of the medium : reaching out to the dead in a University of Arizona lab -- Soul in a dunce cap : the author enrolls in medium school -- Can you hear me now? : telecommunicating with the dead -- Inside the haunt box : can electromagnetic fields make you hallucinate? -- Listening to Casper : a psychoacoustics expert sets up camp in England's haunted spots -- Chaffin v. the dead guy in the overcoat : in which the law finds for a ghost, and the author calls in an expert witness -- Six feet over : a computer stands by on an operating room ceiling, awaiting near-death experiencers.
Summary, etc.:
Draws on the achievements of scientists, engineers, and mediums to consider the feasibility of life after death, from a reincarnation researcher's experimentation with out-of-body experiences to laboratory investigations into ghosts.
Subject: Future life.
Religion and science.

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