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Spook : science tackles the afterlife

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New York : W.W. Norton and Co., 2005.
1st ed.
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311 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
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What happens when we die? Does the light just go out and that's thatthe million-year nap? Or will some part of my personality, my me-ness persist? What will that feel like? What will I do all day? Is there a place to plug in my lap-top?" In an attempt to find out, Mary Roach brings her tireless curiosity to bear on an array of contemporary and historical soul-searchers: scientists, schemers, engineers, mediums, all trying to prove (or disprove) that life goes on after we die. She begins the journey in rural India with a reincarnation researcher and ends up in a University of Virginia operating room where cardiologists have installed equipment near the ceiling to study out-of-body near-death experiences. Along the way, she enrolls in an English medium school, gets electromagnetically haunted at a university in Ontario, and visits a Duke University professor with a plan to weigh the consciousness of a leech. Her historical wanderings unearth soul-seeking philosophers who rummaged through cadavers and calves' heads, a North Carolina lawsuit that established legal precedence for ghosts, and the last surviving sample of "ectoplasm" in a Cambridge University archive.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Roach, M. (2005). Spook: science tackles the afterlife. New York: W.W. Norton and Co.

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Roach, Mary. 2005. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. New York: W.W. Norton and Co.

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Roach, Mary, Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. New York: W.W. Norton and Co, 2005.

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Roach, Mary. Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife. New York: W.W. Norton and Co, 2005. Print.

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