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Final Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die

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Michael Largo Michael Largo


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11 years, 9 months ago at Apr 17 15:16
An amusing and informative book on the ways people die. Covers everything from Acordynia(mercury poisoning, amusment park deaths, and autoerotic asphyxiation to wedding day deaths, work related deaths, and zoo related death. Funny and insightful.
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Description: To die, kick the bucket, to meet your Maker, dead as a doornail, get whacked, smoked, bite the dust, sleep with the fishes, go six feet under—whatever death is called, it's going to happen. In 1789 Ben Franklin wrote, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." Death remains a certainty. But how do we die? It's the enormous variety of how that enlivens final exits. According to death certificates, in 1700 there were less than 100 causes of death. Today there are 3,000. With each advance of technology, people find new ways to become deceased, often causing trends that peak in the first year. People are now ... (more)
Manufacturer: William Morrow Paperbacks
Release date: 3 October 2006
ISBN-10 : 0060817410 | ISBN-13: 9780060817411
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