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Death & Dying

  • Recovering from the Loss of a Childby Katherine Fair Donnelly

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 6.99

    An extremely well-written, compassionate guide for the millions of people who come face to face with a death in their own families The pain and shock when a child dies can seem unbearable. But expert-on-grief Katherine Fair Donnelly, who has suffered many personal losses, has gained wisdom and strategies for emotional recovery. By sharing, understanding,... more...

  • The Worm at the Coreby Sheldon Solomon; Jeff Greenberg; Tom Pyszczynski

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A transformative, fascinating theory?based on robust and groundbreaking experimental research?reveals how our unconscious fear of death powers almost everything we do, shining a light on the hidden motives that drive human behavior   More than one hundred years ago, the American philosopher William James dubbed the knowledge that we must die... more...

  • The Worm at the Coreby Sheldon Solomon; Jeff Greenberg; Tom Pyszczynski

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    It guides our thoughts and actions, from the great art we create to the devastating wars we wage. It's the real reason why we buy expensive cars and crave fame. It drives us to put our health at risk and to disguise our animal nature. Think you're not constantly thinking about death? This book shows it's at the heart of life. Psychologists Sheldon... more...

  • Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2014by Harris M. Lentz III

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 49.95

    Among 2014's many notable losses in the performing arts were actors Robin Williams, James Garner and Lauren Bacall, folk music icon Pete Seeger, Jazz pianist Horace Silver, rock singer Joe Cocker and co-host of National Public Radio's "Car Talk," Tom Magliozzi. Obituaries of performers and filmmakers, musicians and producers, dancers... more...

  • "Um Abschied geht es ja nun."by Hermann Haarmann; Matthias Bormuth; Falko Schmieder

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 25.91

    Das Abschied-nehmen-müssen ist ein Grundmotiv menschlichen Lebens. Mit der Vergeschichtlichung der Zeit und der Dynamisierung der Geschichte multiplizieren sich die Formen und Gründe des Abschiednehmens. So haben die Katastrophen des 20. Jahrhunderts die Reflexionsfigur des Abschieds grundsätzlich verändert. Vertreibung und Tod sind das neue Massenschicksal.... more...

  • Dying with Dignityby Giza Lopes

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Should terminally ill adults be allowed to kill themselves with their physician's assistance? While a few American states?as well as Holland, Switzerland, Belgium, and Luxembourg?have answered "yes," in the vast majority of the United States, assisted death remains illegal. This book provides a historical and comparative perspective that not only... more...

  • Economies of Deathby Patricia Lopez; Kathryn A. Gillespie

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 145.00

    Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and environmental systems, this book advances an intersectional... more...

  • Organ Donation in Japanby Maria-Keiko Yasuoka

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    In this book, Yasuoka reveals insight into Japan as the country with the most severe organ shortages and the lowest numbers of organ donations among medically advanced countries. This is the first book to delve into the challenging and taboo Japanese concepts of life and death surrounding organ transplantation. more...

  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyesby Caitlin Doughty

    Canongate Books 2015; US$ 15.79

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Compassionate, unblinking and very, very funny' MEG ROSOFF 'Eye-opening . . . occasionally haunting, always insightful' DAVID EAGLEMAN A girl always remembers the first corpse she shaves. It is the only event in her life more awkward than her first kiss or losing her virginity. The hands of time will never move quite... more...

  • Die Wiseby Stephen Jenkinson

    North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    ?Stephen Jenkinson?s elegant and sorrow-freighted book brings prophetic insight rather than pastoral affirmations. A true story-man, Jenkinson paints image after image on the cave wall of his parchment. Die Wise is a formidable body of work, road-tested in ways most of us hope never to know about. Stay with it, hold the sorrow as the gift it is,... more...