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The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead - Heather Pringle
The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead
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Now available in paperback -- The Mummy Congress is "clear, direct and intense . . . all the stories sparkle. Pringle is a crack-shot storyteller." --New York Times Book ReviewPerhaps the most eccentric of all scientific meetings, the World Congress on Mummy Studies brings together mummy experts... show more
Now available in paperback -- The Mummy Congress is "clear, direct and intense . . . all the stories sparkle. Pringle is a crack-shot storyteller." --New York Times Book ReviewPerhaps the most eccentric of all scientific meetings, the World Congress on Mummy Studies brings together mummy experts from all over the globe and airs their latest findings. Who are these scientists, and what draws them to this morbid yet captivating field The Mummy Congress, written by acclaimed science journalist Heather Pringle, examines not just the world of mummies, but also the people obsessed with them.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780786884636 (0786884630)
Publisher: Hyperion
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
3.0 The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead
Interesting book, nice writing style.
Musings of a Book Addict
Musings of a Book Addict rated it
3.0 The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead
This incredibly detailed book tries to give both an academic, scientific explanation of mummy research of both today and the past, as well as tell an exciting journalistic story of the wild life of current mummy researchers. Both sides are very thorough, but the bridging of the two was not done very...
Reading Wolf
Reading Wolf rated it
Most of the mummies they talked about I was familiar with, but I still enjoyed hearing the lesser known details.
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