From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death Caitlin Doughty

From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death

Author: Caitlin Doughty
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Book Title
From Here to Eternity: Traveling the World to Find the Good Death
Author
Caitlin Doughty
ISBN
9780393356281
Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition 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 account 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Caitlin DoughtyPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyPublished: 10/09/2018ISBN: 9780393356281Pages: 288Weight: 0.65lbsSize: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition 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 account 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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 10/09/2018
ISBN: 9780393356281
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.80d

Fascinated by our pervasive fear of dead bodies, mortician Caitlin Doughty embarks on a global expedition 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 account 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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Caitlin Doughty
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 10/09/2018
ISBN: 9780393356281
Pages: 288
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 0.80d