10 Good Questions About Life And Death by Christopher Belshaw

By Christopher Belshaw

10 stable questions about existence and Death makes us re-evaluate approximately one of the most vital concerns we ever need to face.

  • Addresses the basic questions that many folks ask approximately lifestyles and death.
  • Written in a fascinating and easy kind, perfect for people with no formal heritage in philosophy.
  • Focuses on mostly meditated matters, akin to: Is lifestyles sacred? Is it undesirable to die? Is there existence after dying? Does existence have that means? And which lifestyles is best?
  • Encourages readers to consider and reply to the human condition.
  • Features case experiences, thought-experiments, and references to literature, movie, song, faith and myth.

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Wendigo Mountain/Death Camp: Death Camp (Cheyenne Double by Judd Cole

By Judd Cole

In "Wendigo Mountain", contact the Sky's shaman powers couldn't support him foretell that his tribe's sacred arrows will be stolen--or that his enemies may call for his head for his or her go back. And in "Death Camp", contact the Sky has both to forsake his historical past and belief the white man's medicine--or end up his loyalty at the same time he watches his proud humans die from a pandemic of a virulent disease.

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Dying, Assisted Death and Mourning. (At the Interface) by Asa Kasher

By Asa Kasher

Death and dying are themes of deep humane difficulty for plenty of humans in quite a few conditions and contexts. in spite of the fact that, they don't seem to be mentioned to any nice volume or with enough concentration with a purpose to achieve wisdom and realizing in their significant beneficial properties and features. the current quantity is an try to bridge the bad hole among what can be identified and understood approximately demise and dying and what's simply available. integrated within the current quantity are chapters prepared in 3 sections. First, there are chapters on points of loss of life, written through those who have expert event and private insights into the character of the procedures at paintings and the methods it's going to be taken care of. Secondly, there are chapters on assisted dying (Euthanasia) that remove darkness from the practices excited about the pro tips given to individuals who are suffering from an incurable ailment and who don't need their painful existence to be medically prolonged. Thirdly, there are chapters on mourning, tested in a number of cultural contexts. those offer insights for various methods of retaining the presence of the lifeless within the lifetime of the dwelling: "life within the hearts".

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Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a by Judy Melinek, T. J. Mitchell

By Judy Melinek, T. J. Mitchell

The fearless memoir of a tender forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical expert, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that formed her as either a doctor and a mother.

Just months sooner than the September eleven terrorist assaults, Dr. Judy Melinek begun her education as a brand new York urban forensic pathologist. along with her husband T.J. and their child Daniel preserving down the house entrance, Judy threw herself into the interesting international of dying investigation—performing autopsies, investigating dying scenes, counseling grieving family members. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's years of teaching, taking readers at the back of the police tape of a few of the main harrowing deaths within the long island, together with a firsthand account of the occasions of September eleven, the following anthrax bio-terrorism assault, and the disastrous crash of yank airways flight 587.

Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff deals a firsthand account of lifestyle in a single of America's so much exhausting professions, and the unforeseen demanding situations of shuttling among the domain names of the dwelling and the useless. The physique by no means lies—and in the course of the murders, injuries, and suicides that land on her desk, Dr. Melinek lays naked the reality at the back of the glamorized depictions of post-mortem paintings on exhibits like CSI and Law & Order to bare the key tale of the true morgue.

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Death by Video Game: Tales of Obsession from the Virtual by Simon Parkin

By Simon Parkin

In Canada, volunteers are elevating cash for charity via enjoying marathon stints of Penn & Teller's Desert Bus, most likely the worst game ever created.

Across the globe, hundreds of thousands of audience music in to Kurt J. Mac's epic yet doubtless unnecessary voyage in the direction of the outer nation-states of Minecraft's procedurally-generated global.

In Iraq, moms motivate their teenagers to go into Call of Duty competitions to maintain them off the bomb-ravaged streets of Baghdad.

And in Taiwan, a spate of deaths at gaming cafés is elevating questions on what enjoying games does to us.

In Death via Video Game, popular gaming journalist Simon Parkin delves into the lives of obsessive avid gamers to respond to the query: why can we spend such a lot of hours of our lives in digital playgrounds?

Telling the tales of avid gamers and the builders who create the worlds they obsessively inhabit, Death by way of Video Game is a window at the human tales that experience made games the twenty-first century's such a lot brilliant cultural medium.

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Effective Grief and Bereavement Support: The Role of Family, by Kari Dyregrov, Atle Dyregrov

By Kari Dyregrov, Atle Dyregrov

"Effective Grief and Bereavement aid" indicates how social networks, whether or not they be neighbors, colleagues or kinfolk, gives you a huge resource of aid following unexpected bereavement. contributors in social networks surrounding bereaved humans usually think very doubtful approximately how most sensible to provide help following the demise of somebody shut. due to this, humans usually locate that their relationships with family and friends undergo within the wake of bereavement.Kari and Atle Dyregrov offer concrete, evidence-based recommendation, approximately how help tactics may be more suitable. concerns coated contain universal reactions to grief, difficulties which can come up inside of households consequently, while to contain specialist tips, tips on how to aid bereaved little ones, and the most ideas for potent community help. This e-book could be crucial analyzing for counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, social staff, clergymen, police, group medical professionals, health facility employees and lecturers, in addition bereaved households and those that help them.

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Blonde Ambition: The Untold Story Behind Anna Nicole Smith's by Rita Cosby

By Rita Cosby

You most likely imagine you recognize all there's to understand: Anna Nicole Smith misplaced her son. She by accident overdosed. She used to be a drug addict.

You don't be aware of a thing...

She used to be well-known for being famous-Americana at its Scarlet Letter-wearing most sensible. A bodacious younger woman from Texas, Anna remade herself into the centrefold of the area. She was once a "dumb blonde," a stripper, a Playboy Playmate, who boldly took her case opposed to her billionaire husband's relatives the entire solution to the U.S. preferrred courtroom. Her tragic lifestyles and premature demise evoke a wierd mixture of fascination, surprise, and dismay. and during all of it, there nonetheless exists a voracious thirst to find extra approximately who she truly was...and how she really died.

In a e-book that's certain to shock even the main avid popular culture junkies, Rita Cosby blows the lid off this unbelievable tale. After an in-depth research, this can be the definitive journalistic account of the Anna Nicole Smith saga -- with unearthed secrets and techniques and explosive, never-before-told info.

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