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What is death? : a scientist looks at the cycle of life

Author: Tyler Volk
Publisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What Is Death? examines the phenomenon of death from organic, personal, and social points of view. It sheds light upon the life spans of creatures and the role of cell death in bodily health; contemplates the links among the personal confrontation with death, our brain, and consciousness; and probes the customs and rituals that surround death in various cultures."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tyler Volk
ISBN: 0471375446 9780471375449
OCLC Number: 44669687
Notes: "A Peter N. Nevraumont book."
Description: 255 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: INTRODUCTION: Death, thus life --
PART 1: BRAIN: The three-pound miracle --
We live in two different worlds --
The grateful self --
PART 2: CULTURE: Nobody just dies --
Managing terror --
Death with interconnected dignity --
PART 3: BIOSPHERE: Sex and catastrophic senescence --
Lifestyle and life span --
Little deaths, big lives --
Life and death at the smallest scale --
CONCLUSION: Eternity's sunrise.
Responsibility: Tyler Volk.
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