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Spook : science tackles the afterlife
Mary Roach
Adult Nonfiction 129 R

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 11
1 - You Again: A visit to the reincarnation nationp. 23
2 - The Little Man Inside the Sperm, or Possibly the Big Toe: Hunting the soul with microscopes and scalpelsp. 57
3 - How to Weigh a Soul: What happens when a man (or a mouse, or a leech) dies on a scalep. 79
4 - The Vienna Sausage Affair: And other dubious highlights of the ongoing effort to see the soulp. 109
5 - Hard to Swallow: The giddy, revolting heyday of ectoplasmp. 123
6 - The Large Claims of the Medium: Reaching out to the dead in a University of Arizona labp. 151
7 - Soul in a Dunce Cap: The author enrolls in medium schoolp. 171
8 - Can You Hear Me Now?: Telecommunicating with the deadp. 181
9 - Inside the Haunt Box: Can electromagnetic fields make you hallucinate?p. 215
10 - Listening to Casper: Apsychoacoustics expert sets up camp in England's haunted spotsp. 227
11 - Chaffin v. the Dead Guy in the Overcoat: In which the law finds for a ghost, and the author calls in an expert witnessp. 241
12 - Six Feet Over: A computer stands by on an operating room ceiling, awaiting near-death experiencersp. 263
Last Wordsp. 293
Acknowledgmentsp. 297
Bibliographyp. 299


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