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When we die : the science, culture, and rituals of death / Cedric Mims.

When we die : the science, culture, and rituals of death

Mims, Cedric A. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0312200501 :
  • Physical Description: xiii, 370 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.

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General Note:
"First published in the United Kingdom as When we die: what becomes of the body after death, by Robinson Publishing Ltd."--T.p. verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [359]-363) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Death and its causes -- What is death? -- The main causes of death -- Suicide, euthanasia, homicide -- Ageing and death -- Part II. What happens to corpses? -- The body after death -- Burial -- Exposure and cremation -- Unusual methods of disposal -- Embalming and mummification -- Freezing and other methods of preservation -- Part III. The use and abuse of corpses -- The body and the laboratory : dissection -- Using parts of the body : transplantation -- The abuse of corpses -- Identifying bodies and parts of bodies -- Part IV. Death and afterlife -- Death and the corpse : the emotional impact -- The afterlife and the future of corpse disposal.
Subject: Death.
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