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The Proper Care and Feeding of Zombies


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Acknowledgments. Introduction. KILLING TIME: Zombie Quiz. 1. Know thy Enemy. What does a zombie brain look like? The neurobiology of zombies. 2. Serve with a Chilled Pinot Gross. The benefits and hazards of an all-brain-and-human-flesh diet. KILLING TIME: Sauteed Brain with Savoy Cabbage, Finger Pieces, and a Rich Blood Sauce. 3. Earth Worms Are Easy. What's really left of a dead body after a few weeks in the ground? A lot or a little? 4. Sex and the Single Zombie. The undead are far from the only organisms that reproduce asexually, but are they the scariest? 5. Unsafe at Any Speed. Why zombies walk (and stalk) before they run. KILLING TIME: The Seven-Day Zombie Workout. 6. What They Don't Teach You in Health Class. How fast and how far will a zombie infection spread? Is a zombie apocalypse truly possible? The science of the infected. 7. Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? Not only are zombies undead, they are massively unslept. An exploration into the science of sleep. 8. Bee Afraid, Bee Very Afraid. Examining real-life parasites that turn their victims into mindless zombies. 9. Fear and Loathing in Zombietown. Mass hysteria, post-traumatic stress disorder, and the undead. KILLING TIME: Mad Limbs #1. 10. War of the Weirds. How do the undead hunt? How do humans flee? What being attacked by a rabid dog and living life like a slave-making ant can teach us about surviving a zombie outbreak. 11. Attack of the Mutant Zombies! What can we learn from ghouls about mutation and radiation? 12. You Gotta Shoot 'em in the Head! On ballistics, physics, recoil, zombies, and you. killing time: Mad Limbs #2. Notes. Index.

About the Author

MAC MONTANDON shares his home with a variety of beloved, murderous zombie companions. He is co-author of Suck It, Wonder Woman: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek with Olivia Munn , author of Jetpack Dreams: One Man's Up and Down (but Mostly Down) Search for the Greatest Invention That Never Was and editor of Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader .

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