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Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
Author: Mary Roach
ISBN 13: 9780393059625
ISBN 10: 393059626
Edition: N/A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2005-09-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 311
List Price: $24.95

"Equal parts Groucho Marx and Stephen Jay Gould, both enlightening and entertaining."—Sunday Denver Post & Rocky Mountain News

The New York Times Book Review - Kate Zernike

Roach is a wonderfully vivid writer and most fun when she is exploring the world of the modern soul-searchers. Spook, like Stiff, is a "who knew?" kind of book, and it's fascinating to discover that a researcher in the 21st century would be, say, trying to weigh the consciousness of a leech. And as a reporter, Roach has a keen eye for the perfect detail, an ear for the zinging quotation and a finely tuned sense of the preposterous…Spook is less about figuring out what science says about the afterlife than it is a celebration of the wide, occasionally crazy spectrum of human pursuit.