Princeton University Library Catalog

Death : the scientific facts to help us understand it better / Richard Béliveau, Denis Gingras ; translated from French (Canada) by Barbara Sandilands.

Author:
Béliveau, Richard, 1953- [Browse]
Uniform title:
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2012.
Description:
264 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Summary note:
A comprehensive examination of that inevitable and universal human experience. To better our understanding of death--and so perhaps fear it less--the book explains the biological processes and the different causes of death, and examines the human perceptions of death throughout history and across cultures.
Notes:
Originally published in French under title: La mort.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257) and index.
Contents:
A material soul -- Dying--That's life! -- Living with the awareness of death: between hope and fear -- The wear and tear of time -- Dying little by little -- Dying from infections -- Poisons: fascination and danger -- Violent deaths -- Unusual and dramatic deaths -- Postmortem events -- Dying of laughter.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Pictorial Works
ISBN:
  • 9781554079964 (pbk.)
  • 1554079969 (pbk.)
OCLC:
777304297
Related name:
RCP:
C - S