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Corpses, coffins, and crypts : a history of burial

Author: Penny Colman
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Documents the burial process throughout the centuries and in different cultures.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Colman
ISBN: 0805050663 9780805050660
OCLC Number: 36470245
Notes: About the author: Penny Colman is the author of many award-winning books, among them, Toilets, Bathtubs, Sinks and Sewers: A History of the Bathroom, a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens, and Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Homefront in WWII, an American Library Association Notable Book, a School Library Journal Best Book for Young Adults, and the winner of the Orbis Pictus Honor Award. A popular guest speaker, Penny Colman lives in Englewood, New Jersey.
Description: vii, 212 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Dead is dead : defining death --
2. Death is destiny : understanding death --
3. What happens to corpses : decomposition, transplants, autopsies, and embalming --
4. Bones and ashes : cremation and other ways to dispose of corpses - 5. How to contain the remains : urns, coffins, crypts, and mausoleums --
6. Where corpses end up : cemeteries and other burial sites --
7. Rituals for people who have died : burial customs, ceremonies, and celebrations --
8. Death is everywhere : images in the arts and everyday life.
Responsibility: Penny Colman.
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Documents the burial process throughout the centuries and in different cultures.

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