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  • Published: New York : W.W. Norton and Co., 2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 311 p.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 0393059626 :

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Spook : science tackles the afterlife

by Roach, Mary.

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Call number: 129 Ro

Available Copies: Pittsfield Adult

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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.

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A lot of trivia, little focus

This is not a serious, in-depth attempt to explore the afterlife, either scientifically or religiously. The author's approach is humorous and full of witty asides which too often come across as flippant. If you're expecting anything beyond the superficial, you'll be disappointed. A lot of trivia, little focus.

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