Die fabelhafte Welt der Leichen

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 9783864132292
Release Date: 2012-07-06
Genre: Political Science

Mit dem Tod ist keinesfalls alles vorbei. Leichen sind auf vielfältige Weise nützlich, indem sie Forschung und Wissenschaft zur Verfügung stehen. Sie helfen dabei, Autos sicherer zu machen, dienen als Anschauungs- und Übungsobjekte für angehende Ärzte und geben Gerichtsmedizinern wichtige Hinweise, mit denen Verbrechen aufgeklärt werden können. Sie wurden ins All geschossen, haben die ersten Guillotinen und sogar die Echtheit des Turiner Grabtuchs getestet. Mary Roach hat die vielfältigen postmortalen Verwendungsformen recherchiert und mit Ärzten, Wissenschaftlern und Leichenbestattern darüber gesprochen, was man mit Leichen alles anfangen kann. Daraus ist ein überaus unterhaltsames, faszinierendes und skurriles Buch entstanden, auch wenn die Hauptakteure in Anatomiesälen, Laboratorien und Krematorien zu finden sind.

Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393069192
Release Date: 2004-05-17
Genre: Science

"One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment Weekly Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them.

Paris Is Always a Good Idea

Author: Nicolas Barreau
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466884632
Release Date: 2016-03-29
Genre: Fiction

Rosalie Laurent is the proud owner of Luna Luna, a little post-card shop in St. Germain, and if it were up to her, far more people would write cards. Her specialty is producing "wishing cards," but where her own wishes are concerned the quirky graphic artist is far from lucky. Every birthday Rosalie sends a card inscribed with her heart's desire fluttering down from the Eiffel Tower - but none of her wishes has ever been fulfilled. Then one day when an elderly gentleman trips up in her shop and knocks over a post-card stand, it seems that her wish cards are working after-all. Rosalie finds out that it is Max Marchais, famed and successful author of children's books who's fallen into her life. When he asks her to illustrate his new (and probably last) book, Rosalie is only too glad to accept, and the two - very different - maverick artists become friends. Rosalie's wishes seem to be coming true at last, until a clumsy American professor stumbles into her store with accusations of plagiarism. Rosalie is hard pressed to know whether love or trouble is blowing through her door these days, but when in doubt, she knows that Paris is Always a Good Idea when one is looking for the truth and finding love.

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547678467
Release Date: 2011-10-04
Genre: Science

The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected—and most popular—of its kind. The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 includes Atul Gawande, Jonathan Franzen, Deborah Blum, Malcolm Gladwell, Oliver Sacks, Jon Mooallem, Jon Cohen, Luke Dittrich, and others

Parallelwelten

Author: Christian Bauer
Publisher: W. Kohlhammer Verlag
ISBN: 317020565X
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Religion

Zur Grundstruktur von Religion gehort die Behauptung, dass es neben der irdischen eine weitere & hohere, wirklichere, vergangene, kommende & Welt gibt, wie dies etwa in der christlichen Tradition mit der Zweiheit von "Himmel (bzw. Holle) und Erde" formuliert wird. Die andere Wirklichkeit weist Analogien zur hiesigen auf, bleibt jedoch deutlich von ihr unterscheidbar und ragt nur an bestimmten Stellen in diese hinein und bietet Anlasse, zwischen den Welten zu wechseln. Die Autorinnen und Autoren dieses Bandes zeigen die philosophischen und kosmologischen Hintergrunde fur eine Rede von mehreren Welten auf, stellen die religiose und christliche Rede von einer Uberwelt dar und untersuchen zeitgenossische Beispiele fur quasireligiose Gegenwelten.

Handbuch Medienethik

Author: Christian Schicha
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783531922485
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Genre: Social Science

Die Medienethik als Form der angewandten Moralphilosophie leistet einen systematischen Beitrag auf der Suche nach einem angemessenen Umgang mit der Fülle unterschiedlicher medialer Angebote und Formate. Im interdisziplinär ausgerichteten „Handbuch Medienethik“ systematisieren renommierte Autorinnen und Autoren medienethisch relevante Konzeptionen und Begriffe und typologisieren relevante Praxisfelder. Jenseits der tagesaktuell aufgeregten Ethik-Debatten werden Fundamente und Stützpfeiler medienethischen Denkens und Handelns analysiert. Dabei werden Begründungen, Institutionen, Anwendungsfelder, Spannungsfelder, Grenzbereiche, Länderperspektiven und Initiativen der Medienethik dargestellt und reflektiert.

Tasty Latest and Greatest

Author: Tasty
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 9780525575658
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Genre: Cooking

Tasty, Buzzfeed's popular cooking brand, delivers both comforting and healthy weeknight dinners for meat-lovers, vegetarians, and vegans alike, plus treats like ice cream, chocolate desserts, and rainbow recipes galore. You’ve been mesmerized by their top down recipe videos, but there’s still something about having a tangible album of edible deliciousness at your fingertips. Enter: TASTY LATEST & GREATEST. This cookbook is just that: 80+ winning recipes, anointed by fans like you, that have risen to the top of the heap, powered by likes and comments and shares and smiles and full bellies. They represent how you’re cooking today. Whether it’s a trend-driven dish like a pastel glitter-bombed unicorn cake or a classic like lasagna, every recipe has staying power. Now you can deliver on the promise of a great dish whenever the urge strikes. Get ready—your cooking is about to go viral.

Altern in unserer Zeit

Author: Thomas Rentsch
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593399089
Release Date: 2013-10-02
Genre: Philosophy

Lange zu leben und somit auch alt zu werden, finden viele Menschen erstrebenswert - wirklich alt und abhängig sein möchte dagegen niemand. So ist der Wunsch groß, die späte Lebensphase möglichst von Angst, Schmerz und Verlust freizuhalten. Doch welche Konsequenzen ergeben sich daraus für eine Gesellschaft, die stetig altert? Die Autorinnen und Autoren entwerfen aus Sicht der Gerontologie, der Kulturwissenschaften und der Philosophie ein Bild des Alterns, das die Realität mit all seinen Chancen und Nöten einfängt. Sie plädieren für ein Altern, das als existenzieller Bestandteil des menschlichen Lebens wahrgenommen wird - und nicht als lästiges Problem der individuellen Biografie. Nur so kann unsere Gesellschaft der Situation alternder Menschen gerecht werden. Mit Beiträgen von Sonja Ehret, Petra Gehring, Heinrich Grebe, Otfried Höffe, Timo Jakobs, Andreas Kruse, Ekkehard Martens, Welf-Gerrit Otto, Thomas Rentsch, Carolin Wiegand, Dagmara Wozniak und Harm-Peer Zimmermann.

The Girl in the Ice

Author: Robert Bryndza
Publisher:
ISBN: 1910751774
Release Date: 2016-02-12
Genre: Fiction

"When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation. The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London. What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding?"--Back cover.

Ghostman

Author: Roger Hobbs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307959973
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: Fiction

Stunningly dark, hugely intelligent and thoroughly addictive, Ghostman announces the arrival of an exciting and highly distinctive novelist. When a casino robbery in Atlantic City goes horribly awry, the man who orchestrated it is obliged to call in a favor from someone who’s occasionally called Jack. While it’s doubtful that anyone knows his actual name or anything at all about his true identity, or even if he’s still alive, he’s in his mid-thirties and lives completely off the grid, a criminal’s criminal who does entirely as he pleases and is almost impossible to get in touch with. But within hours a private jet is flying this exceptionally experienced fixer and cleaner-upper from Seattle to New Jersey and right into a spectacular mess: one heister dead in the parking lot, another winged but on the run, the shooter a complete mystery, the $1.2 million in freshly printed bills god knows where and the FBI already waiting for Jack at the airport, to be joined shortly by other extremely interested and elusive parties. He has only forty-eight hours until the twice-stolen cash literally explodes, taking with it the wider, byzantine ambitions behind the theft. To contend with all this will require every gram of his skill, ingenuity and self-protective instincts, especially when offense and defense soon become meaningless terms. And as he maneuvers these exceedingly slippery slopes, he relives the botched bank robbery in Kuala Lumpur five years earlier that has now landed him this unwanted new assignment. From its riveting opening pages, Ghostman effortlessly pulls the reader into Jack’s refined and peculiar world—and the sophisticated shadowboxing grows ever more intense as he moves, hour by hour, toward a constantly reimprovised solution. With a quicksilver plot, gripping prose and masterly expertise, Roger Hobbs has given us a novel that will immediately place him in the company of our most esteemed crime writers. Exclusively for the eBook: Autobiography of a Ghostman.

Black Star Nairobi

Author: Mukoma Wa Ngugi
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612192116
Release Date: 2013-06-11
Genre: Fiction

Two cops—one American, one Kenyan—team up to track down a deadly terrorist. It’s December 2007. The Kenyan presidential elections have gotten off to a troubled start, with threats of ethnic violence in the air, and the reports about Barack Obama on the campaign trail in the United States are the subject of newspaper editorials and barstool debates. And Ishmael and O have just gotten their first big break for their new detective agency, Black Star. A mysterious death they’re investigating appears to be linked to the recent bombing of a downtown Nairobi hotel. But local forces start to come down on them to back off the case, and then a startling act of violence tips the scales, setting them off on a round-the-globe pursuit of the shadowy forces behind it all. A thrilling, hard-hitting novel, from the author of Nairobi Heat, a major new crime talent. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Island of Dr Moreau

Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015013272631
Release Date: 1896
Genre: Animal experimentation

Mad surgeon-turned-vivisectionist performs ghoulish experiments that transform animals into men. Early Wells personification of the scientific quest to control the natural world and, ultimately, human nature.

Bonk The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Author: Mary Roach
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393069214
Release Date: 2009-04-06
Genre: Science

A New York Times Bestseller “Rich in dexterous innuendo, laugh-out-loud humor and illuminating fact. It’s compulsively readable.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review In ?Bonk, ?the best-selling author of Stiff turns her outrageous curiosity and insight on the most alluring scientific subject of all: sex. Can a person think herself to orgasm? Why doesn't Viagra help women-or, for that matter, pandas? Can a dead man get an erection? Is vaginal orgasm a myth? Mary Roach shows us how and why sexual arousal and orgasm-two of the most complex, delightful, and amazing scientific phenomena on earth-can be so hard to achieve and what science is doing to make the bedroom a more satisfying place.

Inside Animal Minds

Author: Virgina Morell
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426210037
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Nature

The Animal Intelligence Bundle: “Minds of Their Own” by Virginia Morell (March 2008) “Almost Human” by Mary Roach (April 2008) “The Genius of Swarms” by Peter Miller (July 2007) In “Minds of Their Own,” Virginia Morell provides an overview of the science of animal intelligence. She introduces you to an African gray parrot named Alex, a bonobo named Kanzi, and a border collie named Betsy. Each of these animals tells us something interesting about the way they perceive and manipulate their world. The article also looks at what scientists are learning about the intelligence of dolphins and crows, beyond mere communication. In “Almost Human,” Mary Roach takes us to the savannahs of Senegal to meet a group of 34 chimpanzees, whose behavior and social structures have given scientists some important clues about the nature of their communication and intelligence. In “The Genius of Swarms,” Peter Miller looks at the collective behavior of ants, bees, and other insects for what they can tell us about social organization and how sometimes intelligence lies outside of the individual brain. This article served as the basis for his book, The Smart Swarm: How Understanding Flocks, Schools, and Colonies Can Make Us Better at Communicating, Decision Making, and Getting Things Done.