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Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us
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From burial caves in Indonesia festooned with bones, to skulls smoking cigarettes, wearing beanie hats and sunglasses, and decorated with garlands of flowers in South America, the author ventures beyond...
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When I Die: Lessons from the Death Zone
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Philip Gould
 
On 29 January 2008 Philip Gould was told he had cancer. He was stoical, and set about his treatment, determined to fight his illness. In the face of difficult ...
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The Undiscovered Country: Journeys...
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We know what happens to the body when we die, but what happens to the soul? The answer may remain a great unknown, but the question has shaped centuries of...
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Victorian Undertaker
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The Victorians were, were relatively at ease with death and there is much in this book to interest social historians, those interested in historical costume and transport enthusiasts, as there...
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Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of...
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Stay: A History of Suicide and the...
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A leading public critic reminds us of the compelling reasons people throughout time have found to stay alive
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Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
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Living with Death and Dying
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Will the Circle be Unbroken?:...
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A Brief History of Death
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W. M. Spellman
 
From prehistory to the present, this book examines the western traditions and rituals associated with death, dying and the afterlife.
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Glimpsing Heaven: The Stories and...
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If you caught a glimpse of heaven, would you choose to come back to life? Investigative journalist Judy Bachrach has collected accounts of the post-postmortem, and the conclusions are astonishing.
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The World of Mummies: From Otzi to Lenin
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Albert Zink
 
Covers mummies from a range of periods and geographical locations around the world. Explains the processes of decomposition and mummification, what mummies can tell us and how they can...
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Everybody Dies: A Children's Book for...
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Ken Tanaka; David Ury
 
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Books of the Dead: Manuals for Living...
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Explores the secrets of the afterlife. This title guides readers through Egyptian, Tibetan, Mesoamerican and Christian texts, art and iconography of death, as well as modern consciousness research into near-death...
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