And Then You’re Dead: The world’s most interesting ways to die by Paul Doherty and Cody Cassidy
(Alternate Title: And Then You’re Dead: What Really Happens If You Get Swallowed by a Whale, Are Shot from a Cannon, or Go Barreling over Niagara)
Synopsis: A fun, gruesomely fascinating and scientifically accurate guide to some of the most bizarre ways to die. What would happen if you stuck your head into a nuclear particle accelerator? What if you jumped into an interstellar black hole, or slipped out of a deep-sea submarine wearing only a pair of Speedos?
In And Then You’re Dead: The world’s most interesting ways to die, we’ll give serious answers to these horribly interesting questions in a way a layperson can understand. Illustrated with straight-forward technical art and leavened by small doses of dry humour, the book will be both scientifically informative and gruesomely entertaining. Relying on the deeply human observation that things which actually happen compel little interest, there will be no discussion of heart attacks or car wrecks. But there will be plenty to learn about those people unfortunate enough to get swallowed by a whale.
Published: April 2017 | ISBN: 9781760290962
Mini-bio: Cody Cassidy is a freelance writer, editor, University of Oregon journalism major living in San Francisco who, when not slipping on banana peels, spends his time playing ultimate frisbee, surfing, and going on factory tours thinking about what would happen if he fell into the potatoes. – Penguin Random House
Mini-bio: Paul Doherty is senior staff scientist at San Francisco’s famed Exploratorium Museum. He received his PhD in Solid State Physics from MIT in 1974 and was a tenured physics professor at Oakland University from 1974 to 1986. In 1986 he came to the Exploratorium, where he teaches high-school science teachers how to make science class relevant and interesting. – Penguin Random House
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