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Death : the final stage of growth / by KuÌbler-Ross, Elisabeth.;
Subjects: Death; Attitude to Death; Humans Death;
© 1986, c1975., Simon & Schuster,
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Death : antiquity and its legacy / by Erasmo, Mario.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-170) and index.Funerals -- Funeral paradigms -- Death on the periphery -- Staging the dead -- Viewing the dead -- Likening the dead -- Animating the dead -- Disposal -- Cremation -- Staging cremations -- Containing the dead -- Burials and secondary disposal -- Location and commemoration -- The dead on the periphery -- The ancient dead on the periphery -- Gates of the living and the dead -- Legacy of Roman tombs -- Neoclassicism -- Cult of the dead -- (Self-) identifying the dead -- Moving memorials -- Visiting the dead -- Drinking and eating with the dead -- Touring the dead.Personal and yet universal, inevitable and unknowable, death has been a dominant theme in all cultures since earliest times. Remarkably, across the span of several millennia and despite the myriad of cultural profusions since antiquity, we can recognize in the customs of ancient Greece and Rome ceremonies and rituals that have lasting resonance today in both the East and West. For example, preparing the corpse of the deceased, holding a memorial service, the practice of cremation and of burial in "resting places" are all processes that can trace their origin to ancient practices. Such rites, described by Cicero and Herodotus, among others have defined traditional modern funerals. Yet of late there has been a shift away from classical ritual and somber memorialization as the dead are transformed into spectacles. Impromptu roadside shrines, "virtual" memorials, the embalmment of the deceased in the attitude of daily activity, and even firework displays have come to the fore as new modes of marking, even celebrating, bereavement. What is causing this change, and how do urbanization, economic factors, and the rise of individualism play a part? In this book the author explicates and explores the nexus between classical and contemporary approaches to death and interment. From theme funerals in St. Louis to Etruscan sarcophagi, he offers a discussion of the end of life across the ages.
Subjects: Funeral rites and ceremonies; Funeral rites and ceremonies;
© c2012., Oxford University Press,
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Death benefit [sound recording] / by Cook, Robin,1940-; Guidall, George.;
Read by George Guidall.Ages 18 and up.Behind the prim gates of the Greenwich, Connecticut, McMansions, Wall Street whizzes turn their attentions from mortgages to another possible profit source: the $25 trillion life-insurance industry. By securitizing the policies of the old and sick, they hope to make another financial killing. At the same time, Natalie Savondnik and Ronald Goodall, two exceptional yet aloof medical residents, are working closely with their medical center's premier scientist on cutting-edge diabetes research. When their mentor dies suddenly, they launch a quiet investigation. As they dig deeper, it becomes clear that the scientist's death was not from natural causes. Is it possible someone is manipulating private life insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?
Subjects: Audiobooks.; Medical novels.; Mystery fiction.; Medical research personnel; Life insurance;
© p2011., Penguin Audio,
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Death benefit / [electronic resource]. by Cook, Robin.;
Pia Grazdani is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center's premier scientist on cutting edge research that could revolutionize health care by creating replacement organs for critically ill patients. But when tragedy strikes in the lab, Pia, with the help of classmate George Wilson, launches an investigation into the unforeseen calamity in the hospital's supposedly secure biosafety lab. Meanwhile, two ex-Wall Street whiz-kids think they've found another loadstone in the nation's multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry, and race to find ways to control actuarial data and securitize the policies of the aged and infirm to make another killing. As Pia and George dig deeper into the events at the lab, one question remains unanswered: is someone attempting to manipulate private insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Medical research personnel; Life insurance; Fiction.; Thriller.;
© 2011.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=630801 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Death benefit / [electronic resource]. by Cook, Robin.; Guidall, George.;
Narrator: George Guidall.Pia Grazdani is an exceptional yet aloof medical student working closely with Columbia University Medical Center's premier scientist on cutting edge research that could revolutionize health care by creating replacement organs for critically ill patients. Through her work with the brilliant molecular geneticist Dr. Tobias Rothman, Pia knows she will be given the chance to fulfill her ambition to participate in medical discoveries that can help millions while bringing her a measure of personal peace that might once and for all push aside memories of her difficult and abusive childhood. But when tragedy strikes in the lab, Pia, with the help of infatuated classmate George Wilson, launches an investigation into the unforeseen calamity in the hospital's supposedly secure biosafety lab. Meanwhile, two ex-Wall Street whiz-kids think they have found another loadstone in the nation's multi-trillion dollar life insurance industry, and race to find ways to control actuarial data and securitize the policies of the aged and infirm to make another killing. As Pia and George dig deeper into the events at the lab one question remains unanswered: is someone attempting to manipulate private insurance information to allow investors to benefit from the deaths of others?Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 347179 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Literature.; Thriller.;
© 2016., Recorded Books, Inc.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=2616948 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Death masks / by Butcher, Jim,1971-;
Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing wizard, is hired by a mysterious priest to find the stolen Shroud of Turin. But first, Harry must deal with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, professional hit men, and the return of his semi-vampire former girlfriend.
Subjects: Fantasy fiction.; Wizards; Fantasy fiction, American.; Fantasy fiction.;
© c2003., Roc,
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Death lease / by Marabell, Peter.;
"In 1922, Augustus Sanderson hired Charles W. Caskey, architect of Grand Hotel, to build a 'majestic cottage' high on the East Bluff of Mackinac Island. The Sanderson family spent summers enjoying warm weather and cool breezes off the Straits of Mackinac. They hosted elegant dinner parties for friends around the island. Camille Sanderson, like her ancestors, assumed responsibility for the cottage when her turn came. The lease for the land was transferred to her name as was the family custom. 'Mackinac is my home,' she often said. The lease remained in her name after she married the imperious Conrad North. When Conrad filed for divorce, Camille was stunned to learn that her name had been removed from the lease, replaced by only one name, her husband's. Camille turns to private investigator Michael Russo. 'He's taken my home,' Camille said. 'Get my home back.' So Russo begins a journey awash in deception, forgery and murder as he attempts to untangle the web of lies that enveloped Camille Sanderson North's life on Mackinac Island"--Page [4] of cover.
Subjects: Detective and mystery fiction.;
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Death roe : a woods cop mystery / by Heywood, Joseph.;
Subjects: Mystery fiction.; Service, Grady (Fictitious character); Game wardens;
© 2009., Lyons Press,
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Death angel : [electronic resource] : Alex Cooper Series, Book 15. by Fairstein, Linda.;
New York City. Central Park. For thousands of residents and tourists who fill it every day, it's an enormous urban sanctuary. For one killer it's the perfect hunting ground. A young girl has been found dead in the Ramble, a secluded section of the park made up of winding paths, dense woods, and dead ends. Is she the first victim of a psychopath? Or a clue to other missing women in years past whose remains have never been found? For the answer, Assistant DA Alexandra Cooper and Detective Mike Chapman follow a twisting trail of evidence that takes them deep into the city's dark history -- and deeper into the mind of killer whose work has only just begun.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Cooper, Alexandra (Fictitious character) ; Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2013.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=1134241 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Death penalty / by Merino, Noël,editor of compilation.;
A compendium of opinion surrounding the death penalty, including its ethics, public service, application, and reformation possibilities.Includes bibliographical references (pages 142-151) and index.Overview: View of death penalty as morally OK unchanged in US / Jeffrey M. Jones -- Q&A : death penalty proponent Robert Blecker / Robert Blecker, interviewed by Rodger Jones -- Koch death penalty arguments still persuasive / Jack Kenny -- Why Christians should support the death penalty / R. Albert Mohler Jr. -- The US death penalty violates human rights / David A. Love -- Against capital punishment / Charles C.W. Cooke -- Overview: The cost of the death penalty / Richard Williams -- The death penalty is an effective punishment / Derek Hunter -- The death penalty protects society from the most evil criminals / Matt K. Lewis -- The death penalty is a deterrent to murder / William Tucker -- The death penalty is a flawed form of punishment / Brad Bushman -- Why conservatives should oppose the death penalty / Radley Balko -- The death penalty is too costly for society / Richard C. Dieter -- Overview: Death penalty demographics / Tracy L. Snell -- Disparity in death penalty rates is not evidence of racial bias / Kent S. Scheidegger -- Justice after Troy Davis / Ross Douthat -- The US death penalty is inseparable from white supremacy / Ta-Nehisi Coates -- The death penalty is carried out against those with mental illness / Natasha Lennard -- Innocent people are given death sentences / Samuel R. Gross et al. -- Overview: US support for the death penalty / Pew Research Center -- The death penalty should be replaced by life without parole / Lauren Galik -- Life without parole is a different kind of death sentence / David R. Dow -- The death penalty should be abolished / Marc Hyden -- Why death penalty opponents can't win / Jonah Goldberg -- Getting rid of the death penalty would eliminate plea bargains / Debra J. Saunders.
Subjects: Capital punishment;
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