Author(s): Cody Cassidy
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 humor, 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.
Paul Doherty is co-director and senior staff scientist at the famed San Francisco Exploratorium Museum. He has co-written numerous books, including THE EXPLORATORIUM SCIENCE SNACKBOOK, EXPLORABOOK, and KLUTZ BOOK OF MAGNETIC MAGIC. He received his PhD in solid state physics from MIT. Cody Cassidy is a writer who has worked as sports reporter and editor for various magazines and web sites.