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Short description: 2005 book by Mary Roach
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife
First edition
AuthorMary Roach
CountryUnited States
PublisherW. W. Norton & Company
Publication date
Media typePrint (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages311 pp

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife (2005), published by W. W. Norton & Company, a nonfiction work by Mary Roach, is a humorous scientific exploration as to whether there is a soul that survives death. In Britain, the title of the book is Six Feet Over: Adventures in the Afterlife.

Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife was the recipient of the Elle Reader's Prize in October 2005. Spook was also listed as a New York Times Notable Books pick in 2005, as well as a New York Times Bestseller, and it was also an October Booksense pick.[1]

Book synopsis

Author Mary Roach investigates the possibility of an afterlife and also attempts to find and define the soul, all while using a scientific approach. The book covers these topics:


  1. Roach, Mary. "Spook". http://www.maryroach.net/spook.html. Retrieved 31 July 2012. 

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