Corpses, Cadavers, and Other Grave Matters
From the Series Discovery!
Everyone dies . . . but what happens inside the human body when death occurs? What body systems are key for holding on to life? And what value does studying death have for those of us still living? Explore all of the answers with a forensic scientist who takes a look at the body’s interconnected cellular systems and the links between life and death.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Twenty-First Century Books ™|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Graphics||1-color illustrations, Full-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7.375 x 8.625|
|Features||Awards, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, Source notes, Table of contents, Timeline, and Websites|
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“Meticulously organized and admirably levelheaded.” —Booklist
The Horn Book Guide
“Murray’s informative text is enhanced by well-chosen photos and sidebars, which also help to lighten the impact of the sometimes difficult subject matter.” —The Horn Book Guide
School Library Journal
“This book provides information for those who are curious about a subject that is not easy to discuss.” —School Library Journal
Science Books & Films
“This excellent book gives a comprehensive overview of the processes that delineate life and death. . . . The prose is lucid and free of jargon, and difficult physiological concepts are presented clearly. . . . This volume would be a useful discussion tool.” —Science Books & Films
Author: Elizabeth A. Murray, PhD
Dr. Elizabeth A. Murray is a native Cincinnatian from a large family. When she was young, Elizabeth always thought she may grow up to be a writer, teacher, scientist, or explorer—now that she is a college professor and forensic scientist, she is active in all of those fields! Elizabeth always loved science; it was her favorite subject in school. In college, she studied biology and discovered that she found humans to be the most interesting animals, so she continued her studies in the field of anthropology. Being a very practical person, Elizabeth wanted her research focus to have tangible results and benefits that could aid society, and this led her to the forensic application of anthropology. It took many years of college and lots of hard work to become a forensic scientist, but Elizabeth says that teaching is still the very best part of her job. She enjoys taking difficult concepts in science and explaining them in a way that is interesting and relevant to her students.