Encyclopedia of the End
Mysterious Death in Fact, Fancy, Folklore, and MoreBook - 2008
How much do we truly know and understand about our own mortality? Enter Encyclopedia of the End, a compulsively readable and beautifully illustrated compendium that explores this most taboo of topics.Entries present a kaleidoscopic mix of topics from afterlife to assassination, forensic science to funeral foods, rigor mortis to reincarnation and more.With an appreciation for the profound and profane, Deborah Noyes helps lift the shroud of secrecy surrounding one of the most fascinating-and ordinary-phenomena of life.After all, who says that a book about death can't be lively?
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2008
Characteristics: ix, 143 p. : ill. ; 29 cm