By Conn Iggulden
By Conn Iggulden
By Dr Deborah Vischak
This publication examines a bunch of twelve historic Egyptian tombs (ca. 2300 BCE) within the elite previous country cemetery of Elephantine at Qubbet el-Hawa in smooth Aswan. It develops an interdisciplinary method of the fabric - drawing on tools from artwork background, archaeology, anthropology, and sociology, together with corporation concept, the function of favor, the reflexive courting among humans and panorama, and the character of locality and group id. A cautious exam of the structure, atmosphere, and distinct textual content and photo courses of those tombs in context presents a origin for contemplating how old Egyptian provincial groups bonded to one another, constructed shared identities in the broader Egyptian international, and expressed those identities via their own types of visible and fabric tradition.
By Chris Henry
By Michael Blastland
By Matt Cardin
Mortality and dying have continuously involved humankind. Civilizations from around the globe have practiced mummification as a method of holding existence after death—a ritual which captures the mind's eye of scientists, artists, and laypeople alike. This complete encyclopedia specializes in all points of mummies: their old and smooth background; their clinical learn; their incidence world wide; the non secular and cultural ideals surrounding them; and their roles in literary and cinematic entertainment.
Author and horror guru Matt Cardin brings jointly a hundred thirty unique articles written through a global roster of prime scientists and students to check the artwork, technological know-how, and spiritual rituals of mummification all through historical past. via a mix of genuine articles and topical essays, this publication reports cultural ideals approximately dying; the afterlife; and the interment, entombment, and cremation of human corpses in areas like Egypt, Europe, Asia, and primary and South the US. also, the booklet covers the phenomenon of traditional mummification the place environmental stipulations bring about the spontaneous protection of human and animal remains.
By Ronald Munson
Advances in clinical know-how strength us to fight with new and infrequently gut-wrenching judgements. How will we understand whilst somebody is useless and never simply in a coma? should still a convicted felon qualify for a brand new middle? In The lady Who determined to Die, novelist and clinical ethicist Ronald Munson takes readers to the very edges of drugs, the place remedies fail and the place humans needs to do something about helplessness, mortality, and doubt. utilizing own narratives that position us correct subsequent to medical professionals, sufferers, and care givers as they make judgements, Munson explores ten riveting case-based tales, advised with a writer's eye for illuminating element. those contain a tender lady with terminal leukemia extra apprehensive approximately her relations than herself, a stepfather requested to donate a liver phase to his stepson, a scholar who believes she is being managed by means of invisible brokers, and a psychiatrist-patient who prizes his autonomy till the tip. elevating basic questions on human relationships, this can be an important e-book in regards to the very nature of lifestyles and dying.
By Colin Dickey
“A energetic assemblage and shrewdpermanent research of dozens of haunting tales… absorbing…[and] intellectually intriguing.”—The long island occasions booklet Review
"Dickey is without doubt one of the sharpest and such a lot erudite writers round, and his new booklet makes for an ideal Halloween read."—Men's Journal
An highbrow dinner party for enthusiasts of offbeat heritage, Ghostland takes readers on a street journey via the various country's so much infamously haunted places—and deep into the darkish aspect of our history.
Colin Dickey is at the path of America's ghosts. stuffed into previous homes and motels, deserted prisons and empty hospitals, the spirits that linger proceed to seize our collective mind's eye, yet why? His personal fascination piqued by means of a home hunt in la that exposed derelict foreclosure and "zombie homes," Dickey embarks on a trip around the continental usa to decode and unpack the yankee historical past repressed in our most renowned haunted areas. a few have demonstrated reputations as "the such a lot haunted mansion in America," or "the such a lot haunted prison"; others, just like the haunted Indian burial grounds in West Virginia, evoke thoughts from the previous our collective kingdom attempts to forget.
With boundless interest, Dickey conjures the lifeless via targeting questions of the living—how can we, the residing, take care of tales approximately ghosts, and the way will we inhabit and go through areas which have been deemed, for no matter what cause, haunted? being attentive not just to the real proof at the back of a ghost tale, but in addition to the ways that adjustments to these proof are made—and why these alterations are made—Dickey paints a model of yank heritage disregarded of the textbooks, one among issues left undone, crimes left unsolved.
Spellbinding, frightening, and wickedly insightful, Ghostland discovers the earlier we are so much afraid to talk of aloud within the shiny mild of day is similar earlier that has a tendency to linger within the ghost tales we whisper at midnight.
By Gary Laderman
This paintings explores the altering attitudes towards loss of life and the lifeless in northern Protestant groups throughout the nineteenth century. It deals insights into the development of an "American method of death", illuminating the critical position of the Civil conflict and tracing the start of the funeral undefined.
By Deborah Sherman
What used to be it just like the first time a nurse witnessed loss of life? How do nurses focus on dying whilst it turns into nearly regimen? What classes do we study from their reviews? Twenty-five nurses-from hospitals, deepest practices, and in domestic well-being care-tell approximately their reports with loss of life. listen from humans new to the sphere in addition to those that were in nursing for many years approximately how they care for grief, the controversies approximately end-of-life judgements, the demanding situations of taking good care of humans as they die, and the harrowing event of telling their relations. Edited and brought via a registered nurse, the publication is a source for either nurses and someone who desires to higher knows demise and loss of life.
By Cedric Mims
An strangely complete research of demise as either a social and clinical phenomenon, When We Die is as frank because it is educated. This far-reaching dialogue considers mortality from the non-public and the common point of view, generously bringing up earlier and current poets and physicians from a various and telling diversity of traditions. Mims, who for 2 a long time served as Professor of Microbiology at London's men medical institution, brings a humane, inquisitive, and realized sensibility to his subject. "This booklet is a light-hearted yet wide-ranging survey of loss of life, the explanations of demise, and the disposal of corpses," writes Mims. "It tells why we die and the way we die, and what occurs to the lifeless physique and its bits and items. It describes the methods corpses are handled in numerous religions and in several elements of the area; the tools for retaining our bodies; and the ways—fascinating of their diversity—in which corpses or elements of corpses are used and abused."
The quantity additionally explores such an important death-based notions because the afterlife, the soul, and the chance of immortality. in terms of the book's major concentration, Mims keeps: "We should still take a extra matter-of-fact view of loss of life [and] settle for it and speak about it greater than we do—as we now have performed with the as soon as taboo topic of sex." it is a paintings that any pupil of social anthropology will locate both enlightening and crucial.