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Death & Dying

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  • Mirrors of Mortality (Routledge Revivals)by Joachim Whaley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1981, this reissue examines mankind?s preoccupation with death and mortality by isolating various societies in different periods of time. The authors examine not only the formal rituals associated with the last rite of passage, but also the social attitudes to death and dying which these rituals evidence. more...

  • This Will Kill Youby H. P. Newquist; Rich Maloof; MD Peter M. Fitzpatrick; Bill McGuinness; Jim Shinnick

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    Have you been attacked by a great white shark? Gone over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Been exposed to anthrax? No, you haven't, or you'd be dead. This Will Kill You  reveals the intriguing facts behind the many ways humans bite the dust in encounters with deadly bugs, hungry predators, natural disasters, and freak occurrences. Thoroughly researched... more...

  • The Good Deathby Marilyn Webb

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.00

    The Good Death is the first full-scale examination of one of today's most complex issues: the profound change in the way Americans think about and confront death. Drawing on more than six years of firsthand research and reporting, noted journalist Marilyn Webb builds her account around intimate portraits of the dying themselves. She explains why... more...

  • The Sea Their Gravesby David J Stewart

    UPF 2011; US$ 69.95

    Based on a study of more than 2,100 gravestones and monuments in North America and the United Kingdom erected between the seventeenth and late twentieth centuries, David Stewart expands the use of nautical archaeology into terrestrial environments. more...

  • Silence Of The Heartby David Frith

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 22.60

    Cricket has an alarming suicide rate. Among Test-match players for England and several other countries it is far above the national average for all sports and there have been numerous instances at other levels of the game. For thirty years cricket author David Frith has collected data on this sad subject. SILENCE OF THE HEART: Cricket Suicides is his... more...

  • Can We Live Forever?by Bryan S. Turner

    Anthem Press 2009; US$ 99.00

    An enlightening look into the medical, cultural, religious and philosophical implications of life extension. more...

  • Mortalityby Christopher Hitchens

    McClelland & Stewart 2012; US$ 17.00

    Based on his columns in Vanity Fair that chronicled his year-and-a-half battle with esophageal cancer, Mortality is Christopher Hitchens at his most honest and reflective . Thoughtfully meditating on the harrowing effects of illness and treatment on the body, and on the impermanence and acceptance of a life ending, Mortality is Hitchens' magnum... more...

  • When I Dieby Philip Gould

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Time And Mythby John S. Dunne

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 28.00

    What is man, apart from the things of his life, apart from loving and fighting and dying?   In his exploration of that fundamental question, John S. Dunne considers the different ways in which man strives throughout his life for immortality. Growing out of the 1971 Yale University Thomas More lectures which Father Dunne delivered in that year,... more...

  • Blood Beneath My Feetby Joseph Scott Morgan

    Feral House 2012; US$ 18.95

    A hard dose of Southern reality about life with the dead as told by real death investigator. more...