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Cause of Death

A Perfect Little Guide to What Kills Us

by Jack Mingo Author · Erin Barrett Author

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FACE IT. WE CAN GO ANYTIME.

BUT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT WAYS!

Death becomes you, and it's just another fact of life explored in Cause of Death, a revealing abundance of startling data, false perceptions, bizarre fallacies, and some totally unexpected statistics about how, why, when, and where we all bite the dust, check out, buy the farm, kick the bucket, and all those other euphemisms for perishing after falling out of bed (roughly 1,800 fitful sleepers a year). It also answers questions most people never even consider (but should):

Do crocodiles kill more people than alligators?

Are we more prone to commit suicide or murder?

How many still die from leprosy?

Does salmonella have anything to do with salmon?

Can the condition of your toenails predict your mortality?

What's the connection between kitty litter and brain damage?

Has irony ever killed anyone?*

Disease, accidents, occupational hazards, poisons, plagues, infections, murder, fauna and fungi, insect bites, war, and even bison. What's the most popular killer of the decade? The rarest? How many deaths per year by age? Gender? Location? Time of day? Stupidity? All this and more in a book you really shouldn't be living without.

  • Yes! While experimenting with the safe preservation of food in snow, Sir Francis Bacon caught a cold and died.
  • Publication Details

    Publisher:
    Pocket Books
    Publication Date:
    2009

    Format

    • Kindle Book
    • OverDrive Read
    • Adobe EPUB eBook 11.8 MB

    Lucy Autrey Wilson (Author)

    Lucy Autrey Wilson began her career with Lucasfilm in 1974, typing the script to the first Star Wars movie on an IBM Selectric typewriter. Over the years, she developed her accounting skills in areas as diverse as construction, gas and oil explora...

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    Jack Mingo (Author)

    Jack Mingo is the author of fifteen books including How the Cadillac Got Its Fins, The Whole Pop Catalog, and The Couch Potato Handbook. He has written for countless publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Boston Phoenix, R...

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    Erin Barrett (Author)

    Erin Barrett is the author of a kids' trivia book from Klutz Press; she has written for magazines and newspapers, such as Icon and the San Jose Mercury News, and has contributed to several anthologies, including the Uncle John's Bathroom Reader se...

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