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Mummy Dearest : How Two Guys in a Potato Chip Truck Changed the Way the Living See the Dead - Ron Beckett

Mummy Dearest

How Two Guys in a Potato Chip Truck Changed the Way the Living See the Dead

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Published: 1st September 2005
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A feast for the eyes as well as the mind. Ron Beckett and
Jerry Conlogue, the unlikely hosts of the Discovery
Channel & Channel 4's popular The Mummy Road Show,
recount their adventures both in front of the camera and
behind the scenes as they travel the world in a converted
Charles Chips delivery van. Beckett And Conlogue
pioneered the combined use of radiography and endoscopy
to unlock the mysteries of the world's most baffling
mummies - and in the process breathed new life into an
old science. Their work has led to startling discoveries
and unique insights on how people throughout human
history have lived and died, and how cultures related to
living and dying. Abundantly illustrated and refreshingly
informal and candid, MUMMY DEAREST includes features such
as "Smile and Say Yeesh," which provides a new
perspective on dental hygiene, "Diamonds are a Ghoul's
Best Friend," an inventory of cool stuff looters left
behind, and "Don't Try This at Home," a mummification how-
to. MUMMY DEAREST moves easily from serious science to
light hearted fun and back, and ultimately serves as an
entertaining travelogue of a surprising journey of
discoverv.

"Two TV wise guys mix science and bad puns. Lucklly their subjects feel no pain." - People magazine"

Introductionp. ix
Road Warriorsp. 1
Up with Peoplep. 6
Whale of a Talep. 19
We See Dead People-Ron Beckettp. 27
Mummies for Dummiesp. 28
Hey, Taxi!p. 33
Monkey Businessp. 38
Arsenic and Old Facep. 43
Have Bones, Will Travel-Jerry Conloguep. 51
Steamy Stuffp. 59
Where the Dead Things Arep. 64
Mummy Mementos-Ron Beckettp. 69
Fascination with Plastinationp. 74
The Eyes Have Itp. 81
Like Family-Jerry Conloguep. 85
Parental Guidancep. 86
The Mummy Who Out-Acted Lee Majorsp. 98
That's Gotta Hurt-Ron Beckettp. 105
Dragon Breathp. 106
You Rang?p. 118
Putting the Hip in Hippiep. 120
Grave Matters-Jerry Conloguep. 123
The Buc Stops Herep. 129
A Line in the Sandp. 136
Money Mattersp. 140
All These Years Mummy's Been Faking It-Ron Beckettp. 141
Giving a New Meaning to "Jar Head"p. 149
Skin Deepp. 152
That's A Warp-Jerry Conloguep. 159
Of Mice and an Enterprising Manp. 161
Heart and Soulp. 173
Two for the Road Showp. 176
Appendixp. 181
Jerry on Ronp. 181
Ron on Jerryp. 183
Live Ones: People Who Should Be Mummified Immediatelyp. 185
Wrap Stars: Mummies We'd Like a Crack Atp. 186
Dying to Know More: Mummies We Still Have So Many Questions Aboutp. 186
Check, Please: Weirdest Meals We've Eatenp. 187
Buried Treasures: Movies You Could Take Your Mummy Top. 188
Credits [need title for this section]p. 191
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ISBN: 9781592285440
ISBN-10: 1592285449
Series: Lyons Press Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.47