This is popular science writing as it should be done--witty, interesting and accessible. Second, the mummies themselves are fascinating.
Though we tend to think of just the Egyptians and old horror movies which, amazingly enough, she was not a fan of as a youth , a wide range of cultures--including our own, as Pringle shows in the very amusing final chapter--have been obsessed by the idea of preserving the body even after death. The mummies offer her the opportunity to look into each of these cultures and into a variety of topics, including disease, murder, drugs and other equally juicy matters.
Finally, the scientists and researchers who study the mummies are a colorful and interesting group in their own right and Pringle, though sympathetic to them, has a good sense of what makes them entertaining. Out of stock.
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Mummies, experts, and breaking science revealed in journalist Pringle's fascinating dive into a little-known arena of human studies. Perhaps 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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