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Death & Dying

  • The Work of the Deadby Thomas W. Laqueur

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Greek philosopher Diogenes said that when he died his body should be tossed over the city walls for beasts to scavenge. Why should he or anyone else care what became of his corpse? In The Work of the Dead , acclaimed cultural historian Thomas Laqueur examines why humanity has universally rejected Diogenes?s argument. No culture has been indifferent... more...

  • The Lioness in Winterby Ann Burack-Weiss

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began packing away the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she became older herself. It was not until she hit her mid-seventies that she realized she had packed sneakers to climb Mount Everest, not anticipating the crevices and chasms that constitute the... more...

  • Peaceful Passagesby Janet Wehr

    Quest Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    Joy  is a word rarely associated with death. Yet joy is ultimately the effect in this collection of stories about Janet Wehr?s experiences in witnessing the death of her patients during her fifteen years as a hospice nurse. Her first-hand account gives illuminating and comforting insight into the spiritual aspect of what occurs in the transition... more...

  • Hollywood Death and Scandal Sitesby E. J. Fleming

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    For more than a century, people have been drawn to sites of tragedy involving the rich, beautiful and notorious of Hollywood. Tourists at the center of the movie universe flock to Rudolph Valentino's grave, the house where Marilyn Monroe died, the "O.J. murders" condo, the hotel where John Belushi overdosed, a myriad of haunted mansions.... more...

  • Greening Deathby Suzanne Kelly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 33.99

    Over the last fifteen years, people have been slowly waking up to the toxic and alienating practices that have come to make up the American Way of Death. Greening Death explores this awakening, arguing that beyond the greener and more cost-efficient practices of the Green Burial Movement lies an even greater promise?tying us back to the earth.... more...

  • Principles and Practice of Grief Counselingby Darcy L. Harris; Howard R. Winokuer

    Springer Publishing Company 2015; US$ 60.00

    This core, introductory textbook for undergraduate and graduate-level courses is the first to combine the knowledge and skills of counseling psychology with current theory and research in grief and bereavement. The second edition has been updated to reflect important new research and changes in the field, including insights on complicated grief, resilience... more...

  • North Carolina Civil War Obituaries, Regiments 1 through 46by E. B. Munson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    North Carolina sent more than 125,000 men and boys to fight the Civil War. It is estimated that about 40,000 lost their lives on the battlefield or by disease. Most were sent home for burial in family plots or community churchyards but thousands could not be identified or could not be transported and were interred in unmarked graves across the country.... more...

  • Life or Deathby Daniel J. Baum

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    Our bodies are ours to control, free from state interference ? or so it would seem from the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. But how is this principle really applied? This is the question that legal expert Daniel Baum explores in Life or Death . more...

  • Spiritual Care with Sick Children and Young Peopleby Sally Nash; Paul Nash; Kathryn Darby

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 24.95

    A comprehensive introduction to best practice in spiritual support for sick children and young people, this research-based handbook covers both principles and practice. It includes a wide range of examples and suggestions for thoughtful and engaging activities to facilitate spiritual interaction and support. more...

  • The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Reviewby Eureka Books

    iDreamBooks Inc 2015; US$ 2.99

    The Blue Zones Solution: by Dan Buettner | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review The Blue Zones Solution by Dan Buettner expands on research into the regions of the world where residents are more likely to live to the age of 100 and beyond, the Blue Zones? This companion to The Blue Zones Solution includes: Overview of the book Important People... more...