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Death & Dying

  • Organ Transplants from Executed Prisonersby Louis J. Palmer

    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...

  • Population Ageing in Indiaby G. Giridhar; K. M. Sathyanarayana; Sanjay Kumar; K. S. James; Moneer Alam

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 80.00

    This study creates a holistic research base by looking at the demographics of the ageing population and reviewing existing studies. more...

  • The Whale / A Bright New Boiseby Samuel D. Hunter

    Theatre Communications Group 2014;

    Two plays by one of America?s brightest young playwrights. more...

  • Natural Burialby Andy Clayden; Trish Green; Jenny Hockey; Mark Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This book unravels the many different experiences, meanings and realities of natural burial. Twenty years after the first natural burial ground opened there is an opportunity to reflect on how a concept for a very different approach to caring for our dead has become a reality: new providers, new landscapes and a hybrid of new and traditional rituals.... more...

  • The Removersby Andrew Meredith

    Scribner 2014; US$ 24.00

    A dark, poignant, and emotionally brave coming-of-age memoir: the story of a young man who, by handling the dead, makes peace with the living. For almost twenty years I mistook my father?s downfall as my own. But it wasn?t. It was not my sister?s either, nor my mother?s. A literature professor at La Salle University, Andrew Meredith?s father... more...

  • The Executioner's Toll, 2010by Matthew T. Mangino

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Legal Executions of 2010 is a meticulous examination of every execution (and the details surrounding the execution) carried out in a single year--and a thought-provoking exploration into the minds of 46 killers as each plays the role of predator, quarry and condemned. The unsettling narratives begin with a murder on May 26, 1993, and end with an execution... more...

  • Death and Afterlife in Modern Franceby Thomas A. Kselman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.00

    Although today in France church attendance is minimal, when death occurs many families still cling to religious rites. In exploring this common reaction to one of the most painful aspects of existence, Thomas Kselman turns to nineteenth-century French beliefs about death and the afterlife not only to show how deeply rooted the cult of the dead is... more...

  • Death and Dyingby Sudhir Kakar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Billions have died in the thousands of years since human beings first developed language, but we do not have a single credible account of the subjective experience of dying and the afterlife. This is why death continues to be an immense mystery and a subject of eternal fascination. In Death and Dying, scholars and intellectuals illumine the major... more...

  • Assisted Dyingby Jo Cartwright; Lesley Mary Close; Terry Pratchett

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    The latest developments in the arguments for and against assisted dying, with a foreword by Terry Pratchett Assisted dying is perhaps one of the most divisive issues of the modern age, generating endless headlines and moral debates. Published in conjunction with the organization Dignity in Dying, this important book provides a forum for expert... more...

  • Let's Talk About it!by Lea Rose

    Michelle Anderson Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Let's Talk About It is the essential book on death and dying to transform the way we die. Lea’s unique and innovative approach educates us on: finding the courage to face our fear of death; empowerment for making conscious choices; creating a care team of family and friends to support real connection; and the true value of communication through... more...