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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.78
Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death continues to be an immense mystery and a subject of eternal fascination.In Death and Dying, scholars and intellectuals illumine the major issues... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96
What drives a person to take his or her own life? Why would an individual be willing to strap a bomb to himself and walk into a crowded marketplace, blowing himself up at the same time as he kills and maims the people around him? Does suicide or ?voluntary death? have the same meaning today as it had in earlier centuries, and does it have the same... more...
- Seal Press 2015; US$ 24.00
A reporter chases the biggest story of her lifeher husband?s descent into mental illness. Even as a reporter, Sheila Hamilton missed the signs as her husband David?s mental illness unfolded before her. By the time she had pieced together the puzzle, it was too late. Her once brilliant, intense, and passionate partner was dead within six weeks of... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.87
The Wind in the Willows needs no introduction - children have enjoyed the exploits of its characters for generations. Few would guess that its author, Kenneth Grahame, was a tortured soul. Marriage to the predatory Elspeth Thomson, when both seemed destined for the single life, was a shared fantasy of invented truth. Out of that union came a catastrophically... more...
- Instaread 2015; US$ 2.99
The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner expands on research into the regions of the world where residents are more likely to live to the age of 100 and beyond, the Blue Zones? This companion to The Blue Zones Solution includes: Overview of the book Important People... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95
Suicide and Agency offers an original and timely challenge to existing ways of understanding suicide. Through the use of rich and detailed case studies, the authors assembled in this volume explore how interplay of self-harm, suicide, personhood and agency varies markedly across site (Greenland, Siberia, India, Palestine and Mexico) and setting (self-run... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95
This title takes a comprehensive approach, exploring the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of death, dying, and bereavement.Through personal stories from real people, Death, Dying, and Bereavement provides readers with a context for understanding their changing encounters with such difficult concepts. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.95
Beachy Head is a bit of quintessential England?a seaside promontory where green pastures roll to the edge of chalk cliffs, a place of sheep and wind and ineffable beauty. But it is also a major landmark on the map of self-inflicted death. Since 1965, some five hundred people have ended their lives by jumping or driving or simply walking off the 535-foot... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A memoir on mortality as only Julian Barnes can write it, one that touches on faith and science and family as well as a rich array of exemplary figures who over the centuries have confronted the same questions he now poses about the most basic fact of life: its inevitable extinction. If... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
In the tradition of Mary Roach?s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford?s classic exposé The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth... more...