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Death & Dying

  • 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Dieby Loren Rhoads

    Hachette Books 2017; US$ 28.00

    A hauntingly beautiful travel guide to the world's most visited cemeteries, told through spectacular photography and their unique histories and residents . More than 3.5 million tourists flock to Paris's Père Lachaise cemetery each year. They are lured there, and to many cemeteries around the world, by a combination of natural beauty, ornate... more...

  • From Here to Eternityby Caitlin Doughty

    Orion 2017; US$ 18.99

    As a practising mortician, Caitlin Doughty has long been fascinated by our pervasive terror of dead bodies. In From Here to Eternity she sets out in search of cultures unburdened by such fears. In rural Indonesia, she observes a man clean and dress his grandfather's mummified body. She meets Bolivian ñatitas (cigarette-smoking, wish-granting human... more...

  • Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourismby John Eade; Mario Kati?

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Military Pilgrimage and Battlefield Tourism is the first volume to bring together a detailed analysis of professional military pilgrimage with other forms of commemorating military conflict. The volume looks beyond the discussion of battlefield tourism undertaken primarily by civilians which has dominated research until now through an analysis of... more...

  • Confessions of a Funeral Directorby Caleb Wilde

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 14.99

    The blogger behind Confessions of a Funeral Director —what Time magazine called a "must read"—reflects on mortality and the powerful lessons death holds for every one of us in this compassionate and thoughtful spiritual memoir that combines the humor and insight of Smoke Gets in Your Eyes with the poignancy and brevity of When Breath Becomes... more...

  • The End of Heavenby Sidney Dekker

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    In this unique book, Sidney Dekker tackles a largely unexplored dilemma. Our scientific age has equipped us ever better to explain why things go wrong. But this increasing sophistication actually makes it harder to explain why we suffer. Accidents and disasters have become technical problems without inherent purpose. When told of a disaster, we easily... more...

  • The Aesthetic Experience of Dyingby Veronica M. F. Adamson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 46.95

    Structured around a personal account of the illness and death of the author’s partner, Jane, this book explores how something hard to bear became a threshold to a world of insight and discovery. Drawing on German Idealism and Jane’s own research in the area, The Aesthetic Experience of Dying looks at the notion of life as a binary synthesis, or... more...

  • Living Before Dyingby Janette Davies

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 29.95

    This in-depth description of life in a nursing/care home for 70 residents and 40 staff highlights the daily care of frail or ill residents between 80 and 100 years of age, including people suffering with dementia. How residents interact with care assistants is emphasised, as are the different behaviours of men and women observed during a year of daily... more...

  • Ghosts of the Tsunamiby Richard Lloyd Parry

    Random House 2017; US$ 23.96

    On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. By the time the sea retreated, more than 18,500 people had been crushed, burned to death, or drowned. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. It set off a national crisis, and the meltdown of a... more...

  • Every Third Thoughtby Robert McCrum

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 17.27

    AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful' Kate Mosse In 1995, at the age of forty two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke, the subject of his acclaimed memoir My Year Off . Ever since that life-changing event, McCrum has lived in... more...

  • Bereaved Parents and their Continuing Bondsby Catherine Seigal

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2017; US$ 18.95

    Catherine Seigal, a counsellor, shares the stories of bereaved parents and reflects on them to illustrate how they develop and nurture ongoing bonds with their child who has died. This book will be of interest and value to both bereaved parents and their families, and to those who work with them. more...