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Death & Dying

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  • When I Dieby Philip Gould

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 18.78

    Written during the last few months of Philip Gould's life, this is a hugely inspiring and ultimately uplifting look at his 'lessons from the death zone' more...

  • Dion Fortune's Book of the Deadby Dion Fortune

    Red Wheel Weiser 2005; US$ 9.95

    This handbook helps the living assist the dying at the time of death. It teaches that the living must, first and foremost, understand the process that the soul goes through before they can help the spirit in its transition. Dion Fortune's Book of the Dead is a clear, concise, illuminating guide that explains the stages in the natural process of... more...

  • The Lazarus Effectby Sam Parnia

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.08

    · How many minutes can you survive after cardiac arrest? · What do new medical techniques teach us about consciousness? · How will these change our views of who we are? In 2012, two football stars collapsed while playing. Both were technically dead yet, while Fabrice Muamba received hypothermia treatment and recovered, his... more...

  • The Endby Bianca Nogrady

    Random House Australia 2013; US$ 29.89

    A fascinating exploration of the universal human experience of death. We sat around and on the bed, laughing and joking as if this was a typical family gathering. The shrunken form of our dying grandmother lay on the bed, breathing fast and shallow, her once-bright eyes half closed and sunken in their sockets. To some it might have seemed disrespectful... more...

  • Funeral Rightsby Robert Larkins

    Penguin Group Australia 2007; Not Available

    How can a funeral director charge $700 for a chipboard coffin worth only $80? Why are there moves afoot to re-use graves in cemeteries? Can we choose to be buried in a cardboard coffin? Australia's 'death-care' industry is worth a staggering $700 million a year, and despite the fact that each of us will one day have to deal with those in the 'dismal... more...

  • April Fool's Dayby Bryce Courtenay

    Penguin Group Australia 2006; Not Available

    In the end, love is more important than everything and it will conquer and overcome anything. Or that's how Damon saw it, anyway. Damon wanted a book that talked a lot about love. Damon Courtenay died on the morning of April Fool's Day. In this tribute to his son, Bryce Courtenay lays bare the suffering behind this young man's life. Damon's story... more...

  • All I Knowby Mary Coustas

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 18.17

    One of Australia's best known comedians, Mary Coustas, takes us on an intimate, at times heartbreaking, but ultimately uplifting journey through three deaths that changed her life forever. more...

  • Death, American Styleby Lawrence R. Samuel

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 39.99

    DEATH, AMERICAN STYLE: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF DYING IN AMERICA is the first comprehensive cultural history to explore America?s uneasy relationship with death over the past century. more...

  • Der Abschied von den Totenby Jan Assmann; Franz Maciejewski; Axel Michaels

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 31.23

    Der Abschied von den Toten, den die Lebenden (und oft nur die Überlebenden) mit den Mitteln ritueller Trauer in Szene setzen, ist ein universelles (und damit unerschöpfliches) Phänomen. Der vorliegende Band hat seinen Schwerpunkt in den Toten- und Trauerriten des südasiatischen Raumes, dem zwei ganz andere Bereiche gegenüber gestellt werden: die Toten-... more...

  • Der Tod als Erlösung vom Leidenby Gerrit Hohendorf

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 25.66

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Debatte um die Euthanasie seit dem 19. Jahrhundert und ihre Bedeutung für die aktuelle Diskussion um die Sterbehilfe. Ethische Fragen der Sterbehilfe und der Sterbebegleitung sind hochaktuell, aber nicht neu. Spätestens seit dem Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts wird über die Euthanasie, über einen durch den Arzt herbeigeführten guten... more...