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This Will Kill You: A Guide to the Ways in Which We Go

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Staff Pick

We all have to check out sometime, but some of us die more spectacularly than others. HP Newquist and Rich Maloof researched the painful particulars of what it's like to perish from any number of unfortunate events, including a shark attack, burning at the stake, death cap mushrooms, a space-suit malfunction, the bends, or a drug overdose at a rock show. This well-researched book is strangely fascinating, and not just for morbid goth teenagers.
Recommended by Carole R., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Have you been attacked by a great white shark?
Gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel?
Been exposed to anthrax?

No, you haven't, or you'd be dead. This Will Kill You reveals the intriguing facts behind the many ways humans bite the dust in encounters with deadly bugs, hungry predators, natural disasters, and freak occurrences. Thoroughly researched and illustrated, not to mention thoroughly hilarious, this book describes in deathly detail what happens to the body when its struck by lightning, slimed by a dart frog, or flung from a mountaintop.

No other book has ever peaked under the Grim Reaper's robe in such a straightforward and irreverent way. With a foreword by a physician at the Mayo Clinic , an afterword by a funeral director, lists of history's most notable deaths, and a unique death rating system, everything you need to know about the ways in which we go are included in these pages.

Review:

"From syphilis to snakes, from alligators to anthrax, This Will Kill You is a light-hearted look at the myriad ways we humans can depart this earth. It is an iconoclastic and informative romp through our last moments that will leave readers both informed and amused. I enjoyed it immensely." Michael Collins, M.D., author of Hot Lights, Cold Steel and Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs

Synopsis:

Have you been attacked by a great white shark? Gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Been exposed to anthrax? No, you haven't, or you'd be dead. This Will Kill You reveals the intriguing facts behind the many ways humans bite the dust in encounters with deadly bugs, hungry predators, natural disasters, and freak occurrences. Thoroughly researched and illustrated, not to mention thoroughly hilarious, this book describes in deathly detail what happens to the body when its struck by lightning, slimed by a dart frog, or flung from a mountaintop.

No other book has ever peaked under the Grim Reaper's robe in such a straightforward and irreverent way. With a foreword by a physician at the Mayo Clinic, an afterword by a funeral director, lists of historys most notable deaths, and a unique death rating system, everything you need to know about the ways in which we go are included in these pages.

About the Author

H.P. Newquist is the author of more than a dozen books, including The Great Brain Book (a National Science Teachers' award winner), the Yahoo! Guide to the Internet (a Book of the Month Selection), and Here There Be Monsters. He is also the creator of the "Celebrity Death Trio", a popular blog that chronicles the passing of fabled icons — who always manage to die in threes.

Rich Maloof is an editor and award-winning writer specializing in health, technology, and music with a dozen published titles to his credit. He is a front-page contributor to MSN.com, and has also written for CNN, Yahoo!, MSNBC, Women's Health, For Dummies, and Sterling Publications, among others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312540623
Author:
Newquist, H P
Publisher:
Griffin
Illustrator:
Shinnick, Jim
Author:
Fitzpatrick, Peter M., MD
Author:
McGuinness, Bill
Author:
Peter M. Fitzpatrick, MD
Author:
Newquist, H. P.
Author:
Shinnick, Jim
Author:
Maloof, Rich
Author:
Fitzpatrick, Peter M.
Author:
Newquist, Harvey P.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Handbooks & Manuals
Subject:
Death & Dying
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Causes
Subject:
Death -- Causes.
Subject:
Handbooks
Subject:
Manuals
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 100 black-and-white line drawin
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.04 x 5.2 x 0.915 in

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Product details 352 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312540623 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

We all have to check out sometime, but some of us die more spectacularly than others. HP Newquist and Rich Maloof researched the painful particulars of what it's like to perish from any number of unfortunate events, including a shark attack, burning at the stake, death cap mushrooms, a space-suit malfunction, the bends, or a drug overdose at a rock show. This well-researched book is strangely fascinating, and not just for morbid goth teenagers.

"Review" by , "From syphilis to snakes, from alligators to anthrax, This Will Kill You is a light-hearted look at the myriad ways we humans can depart this earth. It is an iconoclastic and informative romp through our last moments that will leave readers both informed and amused. I enjoyed it immensely."
"Synopsis" by ,

Have you been attacked by a great white shark? Gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Been exposed to anthrax? No, you haven't, or you'd be dead. This Will Kill You reveals the intriguing facts behind the many ways humans bite the dust in encounters with deadly bugs, hungry predators, natural disasters, and freak occurrences. Thoroughly researched and illustrated, not to mention thoroughly hilarious, this book describes in deathly detail what happens to the body when its struck by lightning, slimed by a dart frog, or flung from a mountaintop.

No other book has ever peaked under the Grim Reaper's robe in such a straightforward and irreverent way. With a foreword by a physician at the Mayo Clinic, an afterword by a funeral director, lists of historys most notable deaths, and a unique death rating system, everything you need to know about the ways in which we go are included in these pages.

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