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  • In Search of the Immortalsby Howard Reid

    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...

  • Over Our Dead Bodiesby Ken McKenzie; Todd Harra

    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...

  • Death: A Survival Guideby Sarah Brewer

    Quercus 2013; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Digital Death: Mortality and Beyond in the Online Ageby Christopher Moreman; Dave Lewis

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    This fascinating work explores the meaning of death in the digital age, showing readers the new ways digital technology allows humans to approach, prepare for, and handle their ultimate destiny. more...

  • Bobby Wonderfulby Bob Morris

    Grand Central Publishing 2015; US$ 11.69

    Clear-eyed, engaging, and astoundingly funny, BOBBY WONDERFUL is one imperfect son's story of an experience many of us will eventually share: how he gave parents the deaths they deserved--even if he didn't always live his life as they wanted. In the bestselling tradition of memoirs by Christopher Buckley and Joan Didion, BOBBY WONDERFUL is... more...

  • Death, Disability, and the Superheroby Josť Alaniz

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 65.00

    The first full-length examination of the evolving superhero through the lens of disability studies more...

  • The Afterlife Experimentsby Gary E. Schwartz; William L. Simon; Deepak Chopra

    Atria Books 2002; US$ 15.00

    An esteemed scientist's personal journey from skepticism to wonder and awe provides astonishing answers to a timeless question: Is there life after death? Are love and life eternal? This exciting account presents provocative evidence that could upset everything that science has ever taught. Daring to risk his worldwide academic reputation, Dr. Gary... more...

  • The Denial of Deathby Ernest Becker

    Free Press 2007; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1974 and the culmination of a life's work, The Denial of Death is Ernest Becker's brilliant and impassioned answer to the "why" of human existence. In bold contrast to the predominant Freudian school of thought, Becker tackles the problem of the vital lie -- man's refusal to acknowledge his own mortality. In doing... more...

  • The Truth About Suicideby Donna Holland Barnes; Robert N. Golden; Fred. L. Peterson

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide kills more than 32,000 Americans each year, making it the 11th leading cause of death in the country. This work provides A-to-Z coverage of issues relating to suicidal behavior - from root causes and warning signs to related mental illness and suicide prevention. more...

  • The Institutional Context of Population Changeby Fred C. Pampel

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 46.00

    Despite having similar economies and political systems, high-income nations show persistent diversity. In this pioneering work, Fred C. Pampel looks at fertility, suicide, and homicide rates in eighteen high-income nations to show how they are affected by institutional structures. European nations, for example, offer universal public benefits for... more...