Death to Dust: What Happens To Dead Bodies?
Kenneth V. Iserson
Probably the most complete recent book on the
physical and cultural aspects of death. Covers everything from embalming,
cremation, cryogenics, autopsies, organ donation, anatomical dissection,
burials, funerals, decay, cannibalism, body snatching, use of corpses in
secret rituals and religious ceremonies. This book sheds light on a
subject that our society conveniently buries--literally and figuratively.
As the author argues, the topic of death is treated with even more
circumspection than pornography