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The Resource From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death, Caitlin Doughty ; illustrations by Landis Blair

From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death, Caitlin Doughty ; illustrations by Landis Blair

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From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death
Title
From here to eternity
Title remainder
traveling the world to find the good death
Statement of responsibility
Caitlin Doughty ; illustrations by Landis Blair
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expediction to discover how other cultures care for the dead. From Zoroastrian sky burials to wish-granting Bolivian skulls, she investigates the world's funerary customs and expands our sense of what it means to treat the dead with dignity. Her acount questions the rituals of the American funeral industry--especially chemical embalming--and suggests that the most effective traditions are those that allow mourners to personally attend to the body of the deceased. Exquisitely illustrated by artist Landis Blair, "From Here to Eternity" is an adventure into the morbid unknown, a fascinating tour through the unique ways people everywhere confront mortality. -- from back cover
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YDX
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Doughty, Caitlin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Blair, Landis
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Death
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
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From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death, Caitlin Doughty ; illustrations by Landis Blair
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colorado: Crestone -- Indonesia: South Sulawesi -- Mexico: Michoacán -- North Carolina: Cullowhee -- Spain: Barcelona -- Japan: Tokyo -- Bolivia: La Paz -- California: Joshua Tree
Control code
on1021803907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Norton paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780393356281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021803907
Label
From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death, Caitlin Doughty ; illustrations by Landis Blair
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colorado: Crestone -- Indonesia: South Sulawesi -- Mexico: Michoacán -- North Carolina: Cullowhee -- Spain: Barcelona -- Japan: Tokyo -- Bolivia: La Paz -- California: Joshua Tree
Control code
on1021803907
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Norton paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780393356281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1021803907

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