The subtitle of this book is The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers. That could almost say enough right there. XD It's the exploration of the various uses for human cadavers, such as testing rifles or new surgical techniques - along with countless other more interesting uses. Cadavers are a morbid subject but Mary handles it with both dignity and a sense of humour. If you're a fan of shows like CSI - this is a must-read.