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The Mummy Congress

Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead

by Heather Pringle

  • 141 Want to read
  • 30 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Science

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages208
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7643628M
    ISBN 100670888028
    ISBN 109780670888023

    The Mummy Congress serves to demystify, as much as possible, one of the more intriguing practices of humans, who are frequently, in the modern age, uncomfortable with death. At the same time, the heavy focus of the book paints a skewed . ★ The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead by Heather Pringle While trying to satisfy a magazine editor’s request for a story on mummies, science writer Heather Pringle ended up at the gloriously eccentric World Congress of Mummy Studies on the edge of a desolate Chilean desert.

    The Mummy Congress is a great read and I suspect lots of friends and family will be subjected to many a "listen to this" or "would you believe" quote. There are 16 pages of illustrations including some spooky colour photos along with an index and bibliography and, by the way, the next Mummy Congress is to be held in Greenland. --Douglas Palmer /5(23). 5 drawings on layered paper board: ink, opaque white, and overlay over graphite underdrawing ; x cm. (board) | Five drawings for Amazing Fantasy #15 comic book pages 19 through 22 shows the story of a criminal, Rocco Rank, who fleeing the police, jumps through the open window of a museum where he encounters a mummy who offers to hide him in his case. .

    This is the subject that Heather Pringle presents with sensitivity, erudition, and wit in The Mummy Congress. In preparation for this book she spent a year traveling all over the world, talking to the experts, learning the lore, inspecting the remains. The result is a . The Mummy Congress sounds like an interesting fiction title to a horror buff, yet Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead does not. While I enjoy magazine articles I have read on mummies, I was unsure I would be able to get through more than pages of scientific discussion on such a dry topic.


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The Mummy Congress by Heather Pringle Download PDF EPUB FB2

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/5(40).

The Mummy Congress takes us on a journey over five continents and back nearly 7, years. Pringle tells how mummies have been venerated as saints, fought over by politicians, collected as artistic treasures and investigated for clues to ancient civilization's drug use/5.

In The Mummy Congress, she recounts the intriguing findings from her travels, bringing to life the hitherto unknown worlds of the long-dead, and revealing what mummies have to tell us about ourselves.

Pringle's journeys lead her to the lifelike remains of medieval saints entombed in Italy's grand cathedrals, eerily preserved bog bodies in the /5(40). To research the book, I traveled from the remote bone-strewn caves of the northern Yukon in Canada to the desolate windswept valleys of southern Texas, interviewing archaeologists and profiling both them and their research.

My most recent book is The Mummy Congress, which explores the broad world of the preserved dead. Book of Abstracts; Contact; Sincemummy researchers from around the world gather every 3 to 4 years at the World Congress on Mummy Studies.

Tenerife SPAIN. Cartagena COLOMBIA. Arica CHILE. Nuuk GREENLAND. Torino ITALY. Lanzarote SPAIN. San Diego. Heather Pringle, in a wonderful book, _The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead_ (Theia), admits that she knows she is on to a good thing. She had never heard of a Mummy Congress, but her editor at _Discover_ magazine had asked her to watch for any stories on preserved bodies.

Readers relish stories about by: Heather Pringle talks about her book, [The Mummy Congress]. The book deals with what mummies reveal to the modern world about religion, politics, medicine, fitness, beauty, and cosmetic surgery.

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Book/Printed Material The living mummy, About this Item The living mummy, Contributor Names Pratt, Ambrose, Library of Congress Control Number Language English Online Format online text epub. A mummy is a dead human or animal whose soft tissues are preserved.

Dry or cold climates do this naturally, but many cultures work to preserve their dead. The popular image of a mummy is the exquisitely decorated Egyptian pharaoh in his tomb, yet this barely scratches the surface: Egyptian rulers tried to monopolize the tradition, but it spread.

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Goodreads members who lik. The Mummy Congress, written by acclaimed science journalist Heather Pringle, examines not just the world of mummies, but also the people obsessed with them. Product description Review "Clear, direct and intense all the stories sparkle. Pringle is a crack-shot storyteller."― The New York Times Book Review /5(13).

The trip begins at the World Congress on Mummy Studies, held last in arid Arica, Chile. Arica's climate makes it the ideal place to bring your mummy—as eccentric scholars do, by the busload. World Committee on Mummy Studies.

2, likes. This is the World Mummy Congress official Facebook ers: K. Check out World Congress on Mummy Studies and the International Exhibition Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín Dates Location Schedule Registration Agenda Reviews Exhibitor list.

A 5 days conference, World Congress on Mummy Studies and the International Exhibition is going to be held in Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Spain from 21 May to 25 May focusing on. The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession and the Everlasting Dead Heather Pringle pp, Fourth Estate, £ Iceman Brenda Fowler pp, Macmillan, £ 3rd Bolzano Mummy Congress - Ötzi: 25 years of research It is high tourist season in Bolzano and South Tyrol at the time when the congress takes place.

We recommend that all congress participants book their rooms early. THE MUMMY CONGRESS: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead User Review - Kirkus An engrossing discussion, lurid title aside, of mummies: how they're made, where they're found, what scientists and historians learn from them.A mummy is a 3/5(3).

A mummy is a dead human or an animal whose skin and organs have been preserved by either intentional or accidental exposure to chemicals, extreme cold, very low humidity, or lack of air, so that the recovered body does not decay further if kept in cool and dry authorities restrict the use of the term to bodies deliberately embalmed with chemicals, but the use of the.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Abridged. Read by Anna Fields. "Science, obsession, and the everlasting dead"--Container. The following is an excerpt from the book The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead by Heather Pringle.

In the grand scheme of scientific meetings, the Mummy Congress is a small, intimate affair, long on singular personalities and surreal slide shows and short on sophistication, hype, and ballyhoo.

The Mummy Congress (actually, The World Congress on Mummy Studies) holds meetings of international mummy experts every three years, and Pringle attended its third meeting, in Arica, Chile.

She got to enjoy being with many of them, and then to fly around the world to interview many more experts, and her book is full of amusing thumbnail sketches /5(31).BOOK The Gist: Confessions Of A Tomb Raider $ Science writer Heather Pringle followed archaeologists and anthropologists to the World Congress on .