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“Well researched with lengthy bibliographies . . . The index is rich with See and See Also references . . . Its multidisciplinary nature makes it an excellent addition to academic collections.”
Researchers and students in many social sciences and humanities disciplines, the health and legal professions, and mortuary science will find the Handbook of Death and Dying valuable. Lay readers will also appreciate the Handbook’s wide-ranging coverage of death-related topics. Recommended for academic, health sciences, and large public libraries.
"Students, professionals, and scholars in the social sciences and health professions are fortunate to have the 'unwidely corpus of knowledge and literature' on death studies organized and integrated."
"This is a well-researched and truly scholarly work that will be a classic in thanatology, the study of death and dying, for years to come. The Handbook of Death & Dying is highly recommended for public, academic, undergraduate, graduate, and medical libraries."
"Excellent and highly recommended."
Students, professionals, and scholars in the social sciences and health professions are fortunate to have the 'unwieldy corpus of knowledge and literature' on death studies organized and integrated. Highly recommended for all collections.
This is a singular reference tool . . . essential for academic libraries.
"Sage's two-volume Handbook of Death & Dying, a 2003 RUSA Best Reference, has a place in most reference collections, but it is almost erroneous to call it a handbook. Its scholarly essays are comprehensive and integrate individual concepts. And, like those in any encyclopedia, they have conclusion sections and further reading lists, so it makes sense to keep it in reference. What's more, resources on this topic are hard to come by."
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