Nonfiction Books About the Science of Dead Bodies

by Rachel Baker on October 28, 2014

With four days until Halloween, this post seemed apropos – on a creepy note, its perfect. However and more importantly, there are five days until NANOWRIMO, and for an author who may stumble across a dead character in his or her writing, the books here may be just the additions needed for future editorial understanding.

So, whether you are dressing as a dead body, or you are writing about a dead body, enjoy this list of dead body science!

Read more: Bring Out Your Dead: 7 Nonfiction Books About the Science of Dead Bodies

With Halloween approaching, people are talking about ghosts, skeletons, and zombies more than usual. The common link between these characters is their origin from dead bodies – a grisly way for a holiday to be portrayed, but something very familiar to the undertakers, coroners, embalmers, and forensic scientists who make a business out of death. These professionals (and the bodies they work with) are subjects in the following books about the science of corpses and the practical uses for dead bodies.

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