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The Resource After life : ways we think about death, Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

After life : ways we think about death, Merrie-Ellen Wilcox

Label
After life : ways we think about death
Title
After life
Title remainder
ways we think about death
Statement of responsibility
Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why do we die? Why can't we live forever? What happens to us after death? Moving between science and culture, After Life: Ways We Think About Death takes a straightforward look at these and other questions long taboo in our society. By showing the fascinating, diverse ways in which we understand death, both today and throughout our history, the book also shines a light on what it is to be human. Each chapter includes a brief telling of a death legend, myth or history from a different culture or tradition, from Adam and Eve to Wolf and Coyote, and ends with a section on a common theme in our thinking about death, such as rivers and birds in the afterlife, the colors that different cultures use to symbolize death, and, of course, ghosts. The final chapter is about grief, which is both a universal human experience and unique to each person. The text offers suggestions for ways to think about our grief, when to ask for help and how to talk to friends who are grieving."--
Writing style
Award
  • OLA Best Bets, 2018
  • USBBY Outstanding International Books, 2019
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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10733378
Cataloging source
YDX
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Wilcox, Merrie-Ellen
Dewey number
  • 306.9
  • j393
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 5
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Grief
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Grief
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION
  • Death
  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
Target audience
pre adolescent
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ways we think about death
Label
After life : ways we think about death, Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, glossary, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We are stardust -- Every living thing -- Nature or science? -- Atoms to atoms -- Farewell, adieu -- Healing after loss
Control code
on1023608276
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781459813885
Lccn
2018933700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023608276
Label
After life : ways we think about death, Merrie-Ellen Wilcox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, glossary, and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
We are stardust -- Every living thing -- Nature or science? -- Atoms to atoms -- Farewell, adieu -- Healing after loss
Control code
on1023608276
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781459813885
Lccn
2018933700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1023608276

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