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Product Description: There is no more universal truth in life than death. No matter who you are, it is certain that one day you will die, but the mechanics and understanding of that experience will differ greatly in today’s modern age. Dr. Haider Warraich is a young and brilliant new voice in the conversation about death and dying started by Dr...read more

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9781250104588 | St Martins Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: There is no more universal truth in life than death.

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Product Description: Reveals the radical ancient practice of living resurrection, in which initiates ritually died and were reborn into a state of higher consciousness • Explores living resurrection initiation practices from world cultures, including Egyptian, Greek, Gnostic, Chinese, Celtic, and Native American traditions • Describes the secret chambers and temples where Mystery Schools practiced “raising the dead” • Shows why this practice was branded a heresy and suppressed by the Church More than two thousand years before the resurrection of Jesus, initiates from spiritual traditions around the world were already practicing a secret mystical ritual in which they metaphorically died and were reborn into a higher spiritual state...read more

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9781620556368 | 2 new edition (Inner Traditions, January 27, 2017), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Reveals the radical ancient practice of living resurrection, in which initiates ritually died and were reborn into a state of higher consciousness • Explores living resurrection initiation practices from world cultures, including Egyptian, Greek, Gnostic, Chinese, Celtic, and Native American traditions • Describes the secret chambers and temples where Mystery Schools practiced “raising the dead” • Shows why this practice was branded a heresy and suppressed by the Church More than two thousand years before the resurrection of Jesus, initiates from spiritual traditions around the world were already practicing a secret mystical ritual in which they metaphorically died and were reborn into a higher spiritual state.

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Product Description: In Death, Materiality and Mediation, Barbara Graham analyzes a diverse range of objects associated with remembrance in both the public and private arenas through ethnography of communities on both sides of the Irish border. In doing so, she explores the materially mediated interactions between the living and the dead, revealing the physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual roles of the dead in contemporary communities...read more

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9781785332821 | Berghahn Books, November 30, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: In Death, Materiality and Mediation, Barbara Graham analyzes a diverse range of objects associated with remembrance in both the public and private arenas through ethnography of communities on both sides of the Irish border.

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Product Description: "What Churchill has written is a striking memento mori for an age without faith; and although her play is brief, that in itself evokes the idea that we are here for a short time and then are suddenly gone."— The Guardian on Here We Go"Line by line it's hard to imagine you'll come across a more brilliant play this year ...read more

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9781559365406 | Theatre Communications Group, November 15, 2016, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: "What Churchill has written is a striking memento mori for an age without faith; and although her play is brief, that in itself evokes the idea that we are here for a short time and then are suddenly gone.

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Product Description: Probating an estate can be a difficult and time consuming process involving taxes, fee payments, beneficiary disputes and tricky asset transfers. This book explores the process from the moment the deceased passes away right through to the distribution of assets...read more
By Enodare (corporate author)

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9781906144999 | Enodare Ltd, October 31, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Probating an estate can be a difficult and time consuming process involving taxes, fee payments, beneficiary disputes and tricky asset transfers.
9781906144616 | 2 edition (Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, March 15, 2014), cover price $27.99

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Product Description: In its third edition, this massive reference work lists the final resting places of more than 14,000 people from a wide range of fields, including politics, the military, the arts, crime, sports and popular culture. Many entries are new to this edition...read more

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9780786479924 | 3 revised edition (McFarland & Co Inc Pub, October 31, 2016), cover price $150.00 | About this edition: In its third edition, this massive reference work lists the final resting places of more than 14,000 people from a wide range of fields, including politics, the military, the arts, crime, sports and popular culture.

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Product Description: What do we learn about death from the Holocaust and how does it impact our responses to mortality today?Facing Death: Confronting Mortality in the Holocaust and Ourselves brings together the work of eleven Holocaust and genocide scholars who address these difficult questions, convinced of the urgency of further reflection on the Holocaust as the last survivors pass away...read more
By Sarah K. Pinnock (editor)

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9780295999265 | Univ of Washington Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: What do we learn about death from the Holocaust and how does it impact our responses to mortality today?

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9780295999272 | Univ of Washington Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: What do we learn about death from the Holocaust and how does it impact our responses to mortality today?

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Product Description: One of NPR's Great Reads of 2016“A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories… absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.”—The New York Times Book ReviewAn intellectual feast for fans of offbeat history, Ghostland takes readers on a road trip through some of the country's most infamously haunted places—and deep into the dark side of our history...read more

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9781101980194 | Viking Pr, October 4, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: One of NPR's Great Reads of 2016“A lively assemblage and smart analysis of dozens of haunting stories… absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.

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Product Description: Someone dies. What happens next?One family inters their matriarch’s ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a green-burial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, “You can make mummies with it!” while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements...read more

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9780820346007 | Univ of Georgia Pr, March 15, 2014, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Someone dies.

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9780820350585 | Reprint edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, October 1, 2016), cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Someone dies.

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Product Description: A grand survey of the world’s death and afterlife traditions throughout history • Examines beliefs from many different cultures on the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation; instructions for accessing the different worlds of the afterlife; how one may become a god; and how ethics and the afterlife may not be connected • Explores techniques to communicate with the dead, including séance instructions • Includes an extensive bibliography of more than 900 sources from around the world Drawing on death and afterlife traditions from cultures around the world, Mark Mirabello explores the many forms of existence beyond death and each tradition’s instructions to access the afterlife...read more

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9781620555972 | Inner Traditions, September 26, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A grand survey of the world’s death and afterlife traditions throughout history • Examines beliefs from many different cultures on the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation; instructions for accessing the different worlds of the afterlife; how one may become a god; and how ethics and the afterlife may not be connected • Explores techniques to communicate with the dead, including séance instructions • Includes an extensive bibliography of more than 900 sources from around the world Drawing on death and afterlife traditions from cultures around the world, Mark Mirabello explores the many forms of existence beyond death and each tradition’s instructions to access the afterlife.

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Product Description: Paul Kalanithi, a young and promising neurosurgeon, received a devastating diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer at the age of thirty-six. He was a doctor treating patients one day and the next was struggling for his own life. On the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training, he decided to begin writing this book to come to terms with and give closure to his life, and to face death with courage...read more

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9786077358640 | Oceano De Mexico, September 1, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Paul Kalanithi, a young and promising neurosurgeon, received a devastating diagnosis of stage IV lung cancer at the age of thirty-six.

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Product Description: Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children? Why do some people keep guns at home, despite scientific evidence of risk to their family members? And why do people use antibiotics for illnesses they cannot possibly alleviate? When it comes to health, many people insist that science is wrong, that the evidence is incomplete, and that unidentified hazards lurk everywhere...read more

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9780199396603 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Why do some parents refuse to vaccinate their children?

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Product Description: A last will and testament allows you to specify who your assets will pass to following your death, make property management arrangements for young beneficiaries, appoint guardians, forgive debts, and more. This self-help legal kit includes step-by-step instructions, detailed information and all the legal forms necessary to prepare your own last will and testament without the need or expense of hiring a lawyer...read more
By Enodare (corporate author)

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9781906144975 | Enodare Ltd, August 31, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A last will and testament allows you to specify who your assets will pass to following your death, make property management arrangements for young beneficiaries, appoint guardians, forgive debts, and more.
9781906144654 | Pap/cdr edition (Enodare Ltd, March 15, 2014), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A last will and testament allows you to specify who your assets will pass to following your death, make property management arrangements for young beneficiaries, appoint guardians, forgive debts, and more.

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Product Description: There are no atheists in foxholes; or so we hear. The thought that the fear of death motivates religious belief has been around since the earliest speculations about the origins of religion. There are hints of this idea in the ancient world, but the theory achieves prominence in the works of Enlightenment critics and Victorian theorists of religion, and has been further developed by contemporary cognitive scientists...read more

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9781472571625 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, August 25, 2016, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: There are no atheists in foxholes; or so we hear.

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Product Description: A penetrating and provocative exploration of human mortality, from Epicurus to Joan Didion For those who don’t believe in an afterlife, the wisdom of the ages offers four great consolations for mortality: that death is benign and good; that mortal life provides its own kind of immortality; that true immortality would be awful; and that we experience the kinds of losses in life that we will eventually face in death...read more

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9780300219258 | Yale Univ Pr, August 23, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: A penetrating and provocative exploration of human mortality, from Epicurus to Joan Didion For those who don’t believe in an afterlife, the wisdom of the ages offers four great consolations for mortality: that death is benign and good; that mortal life provides its own kind of immortality; that true immortality would be awful; and that we experience the kinds of losses in life that we will eventually face in death.

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Product Description: In 2008, CBS' Chief Foreign Correspondent, Lara Logan, candidly speculated about the human side of the war in Iraq: "Tell me the last time you saw the body of a dead American soldier. What does that look like? Who in America knows what that looks like? Because I know what that looks like, and I feel responsible for the fact that no one else does...read more
By Emily Durante (narrator)

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9781531818661 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 16, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: In 2008, CBS' Chief Foreign Correspondent, Lara Logan, candidly speculated about the human side of the war in Iraq: "Tell me the last time you saw the body of a dead American soldier.

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Product Description: Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama“Brilliant… A startling and profound new drama.” –Jesse Green, New York magazineWith help from an intriguingly innovative technology in a future not far from our present, Marjorie examines her past, sometimes replacing her realities with idealized memories...read more

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9781559365246 | Theatre Communications Group, September 27, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama“Brilliant… A startling and profound new drama.

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Product Description: In this illuminating collection of oral-history style interviews, Casey Jarman talks to a funeral industry watchdog about the (often shady) history of the death trade; he hears how songwriter David Bazan lost his faith while trying to hold on to his family; he learns about cartoonist Art Spiegelman using his college LSD trips to explain death to his children; and he gets to know his own grandparents, posthumously...read more

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9781942186120 | Zest Books, August 30, 2016, cover price $17.99 | About this edition: In this illuminating collection of oral-history style interviews, Casey Jarman talks to a funeral industry watchdog about the (often shady) history of the death trade; he hears how songwriter David Bazan lost his faith while trying to hold on to his family; he learns about cartoonist Art Spiegelman using his college LSD trips to explain death to his children; and he gets to know his own grandparents, posthumously.

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Product Description: Death - A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world. Sarah Brewer's comprehensive and thorough survey of the most likely ways to die in the industrialized world looks at 100 causes of death from the most common such as heart disease, smoking related deaths and domestic accidents to the unusual and downright bizarre lightning strikes and animal attacks...read more

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9780857386106 | Quercus, July 26, 2016, cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Death - A Survival Guide offers a unique insight into the biggest threats to life and limb in the industrialized world.

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Product Description: Caring for Red is Mindy Fried's moving and colorful account of caring for her ninety-seven-year-old father, Manny--an actor, writer, and labor organizer--in the final year of his life. This memoir chronicles the actions of two sisters as they discover concentric circles of support for their father and attempt to provide him with an experience of "engaged aging" in an assisted living facility...read more

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9780826521156 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Caring for Red is Mindy Fried's moving and colorful account of caring for her ninety-seven-year-old father, Manny--an actor, writer, and labor organizer--in the final year of his life.

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9780826521163 | Vanderbilt Univ Pr, July 15, 2016, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Caring for Red is Mindy Fried's moving and colorful account of caring for her ninety-seven-year-old father, Manny--an actor, writer, and labor organizer--in the final year of his life.

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Product Description: As you read these words, planet Earth teems with trillions of life-forms, all going about their own business: eating, reproducing, thriving.… Yet the life of almost every single organism draws nearer to certain death. On the other hand, "suicide" inside the mitochondria that live within us results in the death of millions of cells each second for our own good! Why is death such a universal companion to life on Earth? Why haven't animals evolved to break free of its shackles?In this wide-ranging exploration of death, Jules Howard attempts to shed evolutionary light on one of our biggest and most unshakable taboos...read more

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9781472915078 | Bloomsbury Sigma, May 10, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: As you read these words, Planet Earth teems with trillions of life-forms, each going about their own business: eating, reproducing, thriving .

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9781522642220 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 12, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: As you read these words, planet Earth teems with trillions of life-forms, all going about their own business: eating, reproducing, thriving.

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Product Description: The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2015, among them actors Christopher Lee, Leonard Nimoy and Maureen O'Hara, director Wes Craven, blues legend B.B. King, jazz innovator Ornette Coleman and novelist E.L. Doctorow...read more

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9780786476671, titled "Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2015" | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, May 6, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The entertainment world lost many notable talents in 2015, among them actors Christopher Lee, Leonard Nimoy and Maureen O'Hara, director Wes Craven, blues legend B.

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Product Description: Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands. Through a set of rich ethnographies, the book examines how funerals and death rituals give rise to discourse and debate about sustaining moral personhood and community amid modernity and its enormous transformations...read more
By David Lipset (editor)

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9781785331718 | Berghahn Books, June 30, 2016, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: Mortuary Dialogues presents fresh perspectives on death and mourning across the Pacific Islands.

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Product Description: Can you imagine swapping your body for a virtual version? This technology-based look at the afterlife chronicles America's fascination with death and reveals how digital immortality may become a reality.• Reveals the period in American history that established cultural views about the afterlife• Discusses how technology aids in achieving and designing perspectives on heaven and immortality• Reviews technologies surrounding digital mortality, including Dmitry Itskov's 2045 Initiative and Martine Rothblatt's Terasem Foundation• Illustrates how the Internet helps those who have lost loved ones to grieve and cope in new ways• Links perceptions about death and the hereafter to typical American attitudes, including optimism, confidence, self-reliance, and innovation• Examines the use of virtual memorials, online obituaries, Facebook pages of deceased users, and avatar...read more

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9781440837968 | Praeger Pub Text, August 31, 2016, cover price $48.00 | About this edition: Can you imagine swapping your body for a virtual version?

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