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- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00
In this revised edition, this book continues the debate on whether transplantable organs of executed capital felons should be used to save lives. It provides the reader with relevant data and information necessary for making an informed and intelligent decision on this crucial matter. In a balanced approach, constitutional arguments on behalf of capital... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95
Mesmerized and somewhat unnerved by his 97-year-old father's vitality and optimism, David Shields undertakes an original investigation of our flesh-and-blood existence, our mortal being.Weaving together personal anecdote, biological fact, philosophical doubt, cultural criticism, and the wisdom of an eclectic range of writers and thinkers?from Lucretius... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 18.99
Though it has often been passionately criticized--as fraudulent, exploitative, even pagan--the American funeral home has become nearly as inevitable as death itself, an institution firmly embedded in our culture. But how did the funeral home come to hold such a position? What is its history? And is it guilty of the charges sometimes leveled against... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 1999; US$ 47.00
Some societies and some individuals find a place for their dead, others leave them behind. This book looks at the social position of the bereaved. It applies sociological insights to one of the most personal of human situations. It is useful for students on medical, nursing, counselling and social work courses that include bereavement as a topic. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 47.00
Presents an account of what it is like to be an adolescent or young adult living with cancer. This book provides contextual and statistical information on the incidence of cancer in young adults. This book is useful for health professionals engaged in the care of young adults with cancer and support workers in the health services. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2006; US$ 46.00
This book looks at death and the issues and ethical dilemmas faced at the end of life. It addresses the central issues in the field such as withholding and withdrawing treatment, euthanasia and assisted suicide, terminal sedation and CPR (Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation) and palliative care. The author also speculated about how things might develop... 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 exposť 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...