Providing an understanding of the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. This book is intended to contribute to your understanding of your relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society. Kastenbaum shows how individual and societal attitudes influence both how and when we die and how we live and deal with the knowledge of death and loss. Robert Kastenbaum is a renowned scholar who developed one of the world's first death education courses and introduced the first text for this market. This landmark text draws on contributions from the social and behavioral sciences as well as the humanities, such as history, religion, philosophy, literature, and the arts, to provide thorough coverage of understanding death and the dying process. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: -Understand the relationship with death, both as an individual and as a member of society -See how social forces and events affect the length of our lives, how we grieve, and how we die -Learn how dying people are perceived and treated in our society and what can be done to provide the best possible care -Master an understanding of continuing developments and challenges to hospice (palliative care). -Understand what is becoming of faith and doubt about an afterlife
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The King loves to run and jump and ride his horse and he also loves to eat, and eat and eat . . . until he becomes too fat to have fun any more. When he sacks all his cooks, his friend the stable-boy shares his lunch with him. Every lunch they eat bread and honey until the King can run and jump again. An exuberant, romping read-aloud story for the very young by the author of the classic Who Sank the Boat?
Rated 5 Stars and Author has hit #10 Best Seller in Category!The Legend of the Stars: This fully-illustrated children's fairy tales book oozes magical realism where stars glow in the dark!An animated book app version for iPad is available now in the App Store.The fabulous lineup of stars in the night sky includes: Father Time and his family; Bright the Sprite in charge of each Day; Glum in charge of each Night; the stern Keeper of the Hours; the bright Sun and strong Winds and even wolves and goblin night prowlers. All these join-in for this thrilling adventure making the night a thing of beauty.Glum, the sprite in charge of the night, feels so depressed at the darkness that surrounds him that he decides to quit. What will happen to nighttime? Father Time must work with the sprites, Keeper of the Hours and Bright to convince Glum to stay in his job. But how can they help Glum find happiness? No matter what they do, the night sky will never be the same.Add To Your Cart and teach children that imagination fuels the mind! This is a perfect place for kids, where the old-world charm of legend never dies, promising to transport readers into a blissful and mystical world that inspires and charms the heart.It's hard not to enjoy this colorful, well-illustrated fairy tale comic. The dramatic pictures are captivating and every child should experience the magic elements which are a natural part of this faraway fantasy world, packed with nostalgia and fantastic imaginary scenes. It's a fun bedtime adventure story.Besides the rich legacy of fairytales, this starry escapade leaves the subconscious with more than just a dreamy delightful and entertaining feeling. It reaches through and teaches children creativity, stirs their imagination and develops their intelligence.This modern version of an old-fashioned favorite, with its clever characters, solid messages, and enough magic to keep little ones spellbound, makes it a perfect book for children aged between 5 to 9 years old to read on their own, or for parents to read with their younger children together.Everyone in the family will fall in love with this classic fairy tale adventure, the perfect distillation of childhood fantasies and adult nostalgia!"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."- Albert EinsteinFairytale Fantasy History:Fairy tales were originally a well-used form of adult entertainment that were re-told at social gatherings, in spinning rooms, fields, and other settings where adults met. It wasn't until the early 19th century that fairy tales were turned into children's stories.Giambattista Basile retold many fairy tales in the Pentamerone, an aristocratic frame story and aristocratic retellings. From there, the literary fairy tale was taken up by the French 'salon' writers of 17th century Paris and other writers who took up the folktales of their time and developed them into literary forms. The Grimm brothers, despite their intentions being to restore the tales they collected, also transformed the Märchen they collected into Kunstmärchen. These stories are not regarded as fantasies but as literary fairy tales, even retrospectively, but from this start, the fairy tale remained a literary form, and fairytale fantasies were an offshoot [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairytale_fantasy].Kindle edition by Lionel Paxton. Download it only once and read it anytime or anywhere on your Kindle, phones, tablets or PC. Delve into astonishing ebook features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading all about this amazing tail!Be sure to check out the other books by Lionel Paxton: * Navy Seal Dogs * Parachute Action Adventure For Kids * Dolphins and Proposes Children Picture Book.
The one unmissable SF collection Widely regarded as the essential book for every science fiction fan, The Mammoth Book of Best New SF 18 continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories from the previous year. This year's volume includes not just a host of established masters, but also many bright young talents of science fiction. It embrace every aspect of the genre - soft, hard, cyberpunk, cyber noir, anthropological, military and adventure. Plus the usual thorough summations of the year and a recommended reading list.
The buying, selling, and writing of books is a colossal industry in which marketing looms large, yet there are very few books which deal with book marketing (how-to texts excepted) and fewer still on book consumption. This innovative text not only rectifies this, but also argues that far from being detached, the book business in fact epitomises today’s Entertainment Economy (fast moving, hit driven, intense competition, rapid technological change, etc.). Written by an impressive roster of renowned marketing authorities, many with experience of the book trade and all gifted writers in their own right, Consuming Books steps back from the practicalities of book marketing and takes a look at the industry from a broader consumer research perspective. Consisting of sixteen chapters, divided into four loose sections, this key text covers: * a historical overview * the often acrimonious marketing/literature interface * the consumers of books (from book groups to bookcrossing) * a consideration of the tensions that both literary types and marketers feel. With something for everyone, Consuming Books not only complements the ‘how-to’ genre but provides the depth that previous studies of book consumption conspicuously lack.
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When Christina and Grant visit the White House for a special Christmastime tour, they make new friends as they get lost behind the scenes, hear reports of terrorists in the building, and learn about the President's home and the people who have lived there.
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