Each volume of the Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a complete one-volume source for research on important issues. Clearly written and organized, the books provide an objective overview of the subject and a wealth of information, in a variety of formats, on sources ranging from other books to videos to special collections in libraries.Coverage in this volume includes the history and social implications of suicide, as well as demographic trends and the emotional and psychological effects on families.
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Grade 7 Up-- A book that is encyclopedic in scope. Part I thoroughly summarizes historical, cultural, and religious attitudes, and explorations of the subject in literature. Theories advanced by philosophers, sociologists, psychologists, etc., are discussed. Myths and danger signals are explained, and prevention strategies are presented. The book is heavy on statistics and surveys. A lengthy chapter tackles the legal implications of passive and active euthanasia; a biographical section lists important names in the field. A chronology provides information on significant events since the mid-1940s. Part II is a guide to further research. A description of reference tools and primary works on suicide is followed by a massive annotated bibliography that includes articles, government documents, and AV materials. Other features are a directory of relevant agencies and a glossary of acronyms. Unfortunately, the organization, bulk, and substantial repetition may cause difficulties in extracting the highly valuable information. No illustrations break up the mass of text. --Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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Book Description Facts on File, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110816019096
Book Description Facts on File, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0816019096