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- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
Everyone knows that the ancient Egyptians were great mummifiers, and their sarcophagi and bandage-wrapped corpses are familiar images to us all. Yet across the vast sweep of history, we find many other great cultures in which the bodies of the dead were preserved as a matter of course. In coastal Peru were the Chinchorros, whose mummifying culture... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 26.99
In Being Mortal , bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death,... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 2014; US$ 13.99
Not knowing what to do, I sat on the church steps and waited. As the gravity of my failure began to well up in me, I began to cry. . . I Had Lost The Hearse!. Funerals and the all the things that accompany them are traditionally somber, contemplative events in which the bereaved look to their undertaker to guide them through that most difficult of... more...
- Michelle Anderson Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99
Let's Talk About It is the essential book on death and dying to transform the way we die. Leas unique and innovative approach educates us on: finding the courage to face our fear of death; empowerment for making conscious choices; creating a care team of family and friends to support real connection; and the true value of communication through... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
Never look at a grave the same way again Admit it: You're fascinated by cemeteries. We all die, and for most of us, a cemetery is our final resting place. But how many people really know what goes on inside, around, and beyond them? Enter the world of the dead as Katherine Ramsland talks to mortuary assistants, gravediggers, funeral home owners,... more...
- Scribner 2013; US$ 28.00
What have we not done to live forever? Adam Leith Gollner, the critically acclaimed author of The Fruit Hunters , weaves together religion, science, and mythology in a gripping exploration of the most universal of human obsessions: immortality. Raised without religion, Adam Leith Gollner was struck by mankind?s tireless efforts to cheat aging... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008; US$ 13.95
In 1997, at the distinguished Siddons School on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the school year opens with distressing news: Astra Dell is suffering from a rare disease. Astra's friends try to reconcile the sick girl's suffering with their own fierce longings and impetuous attachments. Car writes unsparing letters, which the dirty Marlene, in her devotion,... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99
We all have a 100% chance of dying--eventually. But what are the world's biggest killers? When are you most at risk? And what can you do to postpone the inevitable for as long as possible? Death: A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world. Sarah Brewer's comprehensive and thorough... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00
Although today in France church attendance is minimal, when death occurs many families still cling to religious rites. In exploring this common reaction to one of the most painful aspects of existence, Thomas Kselman turns to nineteenth-century French beliefs about death and the afterlife not only to show how deeply rooted the cult of the dead is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95
This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new landscapes and a hybrid of new and traditional rituals.... more...