The Resource Shocked : Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead., David Casarett, (downloadable audiobook)

Shocked : Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead., David Casarett, (downloadable audiobook)

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Shocked : Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead.
Title
Shocked
Title remainder
Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead.
Statement of responsibility
David Casarett
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Language
eng
Summary
Not too long ago, there was no coming back from death. But now, with revolutionary medical advances, death has become just another serious complication.As a young medical student, Dr. David Casarett was inspired by the story of a two-year-old girl named Michelle Funk. Michelle fell into a creek and was underwater for over an hour. When she was found she wasn't breathing, and her pupils were fixed and dilated. That drowning should have been fatal. But after three hours of persistent work, a team of doctors and nurses was able to bring her back. It was a miracle.If Michelle could come back after three hours of being dead, what about twelve hours? Or twenty-four? What would it take to revive someone who had been frozen for one thousand years? And what does blurring the line between life and death mean for society?In Shocked, Casarett chronicles his exploration of the cutting edge of resuscitation and reveals just how far science has come. He begins in the eighteenth century, when early attempts at resuscitation involved public displays of barrel rolling, horseback riding (sort of), and blowing smoke up the patient's various orifices. He then takes us inside a sophisticated cryonics facility in the Arizona desert, a darkroom full of hibernating lemurs in North Carolina, and a laboratory that puts mice into a state of suspended animation. The result is a spectacular tour of the bizarre world of doctors, engineers, animal biologists, and cryogenics enthusiasts trying to bring the recently dead back to life.Fascinating, thought-provoking, and (believe it or not) funny, Shocked is perfect for those looking for a prequel—and a sequel—to Mary Roach's Stiff or for anyone who likes to ponder the ultimate questions of life and death
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Casarett, David
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Narrator: Walter Dixon
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  • Dixon, Walter
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  • Nonfiction
  • Science
Target audience
adult
Label
Shocked : Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead., David Casarett, (downloadable audiobook)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=1916879
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Publication
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Unabridged
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digital storage
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
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  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9781469059839
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
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  • audio
  • computer
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  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
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  • s
  • c
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
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  • remote
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unknown
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7C7B85BA-2CBC-40EA-A638-6D0ABF5F3451
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  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Shocked : Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead., David Casarett, (downloadable audiobook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100337&titleID=1916879
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm00000007c7b85ba-2cbc-40ea-a638-6d0abf5f3451
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781469059839
Isbn Type
(sound recording)
Media category
  • audio
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
Speed
unknown
Stock number
7C7B85BA-2CBC-40EA-A638-6D0ABF5F3451
System details
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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