• List Price: $39.95
  • Save: $2.48 (6%)
Rented from Campus Book Rentals
To Rent, select Shipping State from options above
Due Date: May 29, 2015
FREE return shipping at the end of the semester. Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with rentals.
Qty:1
  • List Price: $39.95
  • Save: $2.00 (5%)
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Modern Mummies: The Prese... has been added to your Cart
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for $2.00
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Modern Mummies: The Preservation of the Human Body in the Twentieth Century Paperback – October 10, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0786428519 ISBN-10: 0786428511

Buy New
Price: $37.95
Rent
Price: $37.47
19 New from $37.95 16 Used from $28.88
Amazon Price New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
$37.95
$37.95 $28.88
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Best Books of the Year
See the Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Frequently Bought Together

Modern Mummies: The Preservation of the Human Body in the Twentieth Century + The Scientific Study of Mummies + The Ancient Maya, 6th Edition
Price for all three: $143.87

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Hero Quick Promo
Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 271 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland (October 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786428511
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786428519
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #276,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

"Detailed study...incorporates carnival mummies, religious incorruptibility, freak accidents, mortuary science, and cryogenics" --C&RL News

"Choc-full of riveting posthumous biographies...extraordinary photographs...a fascinating tome" --Fortean Times

"A wealth of fascinating information" --Morbid Curiosity

"Choc-full of riveting posthumous biographies...extraordinary photographs...a fascinating tome" --Fortean Times

"A wealth of fascinating information" --Morbid Curiosity

"Choc-full of riveting posthumous biographies...extraordinary photographs...a fascinating tome" --Fortean Times

"A wealth of fascinating information" --Morbid Curiosity

About the Author

Christine Quigley writes books and articles, reviews books for Fortean Times. She lives in Florida.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 2, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I read this book while researching a film about mummies. It is, to my knowledge, the only book of its kind. Most think of mummies as belonging exclusively to the ancients--Egyptian, Peruvian, and otherwise--but this book illuminates a continuing need to deny the reality of "dust to dust" in our modern age. Passages on the secular communist icons that have undergone permanent emblaming (Mao, Lenin) and on Summum Corp., a contemporary mummification facility, are very interesting. Highly recommended.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?