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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99
Natural selection depends on death; little would evolve without it. Every animal on Earth is shaped by its presence and fashioned by its spectre. We are all survivors of starvation, drought, volcanic eruptions, meteorites, plagues, parasites, predators, freak weather events, tussles and scraps, and our bodies are shaped by these ancient events. Some... more...
- Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 17.99
When her husband?s ill health forces them to move into an assisted living facility, Anne M. Wyatt-Brown suddenly finds herself surrounded by elderly residents. In this lively and provocative collection, other distinguished gerontologists reflect on Anne?s moving account of her transition to becoming a member of a vibrant and sociable community that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95
The untimely deaths of Amy Winehouse (2011) and Whitney Houston (2012), and the ‚??resurrection‚?? of Tupac Shakur for a performance at the Coachella music festival in April 2012, have focused the media spotlight on the relationship between popular music, fame and death. If the phrase ‚??sex, drugs and rock‚??n‚??roll‚?? ever qualified a lifestyle,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.99
Embracing Our Mortality captures medical and ethical decision-making in action at the end of life-- the context in which individual physicians'and patients' decisions about care and perhaps most heightened. The author, an internist and biomedical ethicist recognized for his seminal work on medical futiliity and living wills, blends vivid case studies... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 39.99
In Healing Children's Grief relates the powerfully moving stories of eighty eight families and their 157 three to seventeen year old children who particpated in a parent-guidance intervention through the terminal illness and death of one of the parents from cancer. The majority of the children successfully reconstituted their lives during the subsequent... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 44.99
Is death merely the cessation of life? Are our final years simply a wearing out of the body? Are hospitals and funeral homes--the bureaucratic machinery of death--capable of handling the profound spiritual dimension of dying?In The Last Passage , Donald Heinz offers wise answers to these questions in a book that urges us to "recover a death of our... more...
- Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 65.00
The issue of death has loomed large in Chinese cities in the modern era. Throughout the Republican period, Shanghai swallowed up lives by the thousands. Exposed bodies strewn around in public spaces were a threat to social order as well as to public health. In a place where every group had its own beliefs and set of death and funeral practices, how... more...
- Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 104.99
Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously absent from forensic debate, social scientists and historians here confront historical and contemporary exhumations with the application of social context... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
The role of capital punishment in America has been criticised by those for and against the death penalty, by the judiciary, academics, the media and by prison personnel. This book demonstrates that it is the inconsistent and often incoherent jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court which accounts for a system so lacking in public confidence.... more...