Monday, January 12, 2009

Bodies from the Ice: Melting Glaciers and the Recovery of the Past - James M. Deem

Now that the polar ice caps are melting, all sorts of interesting things are coming to the surface—like the dead bodies of all the people ever lost in those regions. According to the book Bodies from the Ice, this is a rather larger number than I would ever have imagined before reading this book. The oldest body recovered from the ice was a man who had died 5,300 years earlier. A lot of people can get lost in 5,000 years. This book gives the reader a good look at some of the most interesting discoveries that have been made over the years. The complete stories of how the bodies were discovered, how scientists figured out what century they lived, and how they died are drawn out in great detail. The full color photos of the mummified remains are thoroughly fascinating, but not for the squeamish. I was completely engrossed in this book and could not put it down. If you need a book sure to make any reluctant reader want to read it, this is the book for you.

1 comment:

max said...

Author James Patterson has a ten year-old son who doesn’t like to read. So Patterson has established to help other reluctant readers.

I, too, grew up as a reluctant reader. And my father was the author of over 70 books. Now I write action-adventure and mystery books especially for tween boys. My blog, Books for boys, is # 4 on Google today.

Max Elliot Anderson