Bodies from the Bog review Ë 3

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Bodies from the Bog review Ë 3 ↠ One morning in April 1952 Danish workmen digging in a peat bog near the town of Grauballe made an astonishing discovery the body of a man preserved in the bog his face Xattened by the weight of the peat and his skin as brown as the earth in which he lay Who was this man and how had he come to be there With striking pGht of the peat and his skin as brown as the earth in which he lay Who was this man and how had he come to be there With striking photographs and engaging text James M Deem tells the stor. After reading Anne Youngson's Meet Me at the Museum I thought I would pull my two bog body books that include Mr Deem's Bodies from the Bog and PV Glob's The Bog People Iron Age Man Preserved which is referenced in Ms Youngson's novelI purchased Bodies from the Bog in 2005 as a classroom resource for my students We were preparing for a field trip to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh PA to tour its world history related facilities in addition to the The Mysterious Bog People traveling exhibit It was the exhibit's only stop in the eastern United States and we were fortunate to be able to include it in our tour of the museumAs an introduction to bog bodies Mr Deem's pictorial and textual account of Europe's bog bodies is concise and scientific I'm taking it to school on Monday to donate to the school library I really don't have the space in my classroom to maintain a classroom library so I keep a running record of books in the school library to check out and sometimes display when covering specific units I'm eventually going to curate this list in an attractive form so students can access it digitally and year roundIn the meantime I now have added PV Glob's The Bog People to my TBR pile I purchased Glob's work while visiting the The Mysterious Bog People 2005 exhibit and I never finished reading it Ms Youngson's Meet Me at the Museum has inspired me to begin again and complete it The interconnection of books and the randomness of those interconnections interests me For instance I was made aware of Meet Me in the Museum through the Goodreads Letter Writers Alliance Book Club and not only has the book provided a particularly enjoyable reading experience but it also has rekindled a historical interest

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One morning in April 1952 Danish workmen digging in a peat bog near the town of Grauballe made an astonishing discovery the body of a man preserved in the bog his face Xattened by the wei. Nonfiction yet highly readable A little botany env'l science anthropology methodology of science history something to appeal to every readerWonderful use of photos including everything from views of bogs to details of the bodiesTwo types of peat are described on p 16• Fen peat allows bacteria to thrive which promotes the decay of a body• Bog peat contains sphagnum moss which contains sphagnan a substance that prevents the growth of microbes A body in bog peat can become mummified

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Bodies from the BogY of Grauballe Man and other bog bodies discovered in European peat bogs He explains who they were how they lived and died and how their peat graves acted to preserve their bodies so well. What amused me most form the book Bodies From the Bog were the pictures Very interesting real pictures which would always add a good sense of understanding to the textThe pictures also had captions if you wanted a bit detail There were amazing photographs of famous bog bodies and where they were found The text itself was very informative