Cemetery Stories: Haunted Graveyards, Embalming Secrets, and the Life of a Corpse After Death

Valutazione media 3,78
( su 433 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780060185183: Cemetery Stories: Haunted Graveyards, Embalming Secrets, and the Life of a Corpse After Death

Never look at a grave the same way again

Admit it: You're fascinated by cemeteries. We all die, and for most of us, a cemetery is our final resting place. But how many people really know what goes on inside, around, and beyond them?

Enter the world of the dead as Katherine Ramsland talks to mortuary assistants, gravediggers, funeral home owners, and more, and find out about:

  • Stitching and cosmetic secrets used on mutilated bodies
  • Embalmers who do more than just embalm
  • The rising popularity of cremation art
  • Ghosts that infest graveyards everywhere

If you've ever scoffed at the high price of burying the dead, or ever wondered how your loved ones are handled when they die, or simply stared at tombstones with morbid fascination, then take a trip with Katherine Ramsland and learn about the booming industry -- and strange tales -- that surround cemeteries everywhere.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Katherine Ramsland has written a dozen books and numerous articles and short stories. In the past year she has been editing Vampyre Magazine. After publishing two books in psychology, Engaging the Immediate and The Art of Learning, she wrote Prism of the Night: A Biography of Anne Rice. At the same time she had a cover story in Psychology Today on our culture's fascination with vampires. She followed the biography with several guide books to Anne Rice's fictional worlds including The Vampire Companion: The Official Guide to Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and The Anne Rice Reader. Her last book before Piercing the Darkness was a biography of Dean Koontz called Dean Koontz: A Writer's Biography. She has also written for The New York Times Book Review, The Writer, The Horror Show, The Newark Star Ledger, The Trenton Times, and Publishers Weekly. Ramsland has a master's degree in clinical psychology and a Ph.D. in philosophy. She has been a professor at Rutgers University, a therapist, and a psycho-educator specializing in the psyche's shadow side, and is currently at work on another master's degree--this one in forensic psychology. She lives in Princeton, NJ.

From Publishers Weekly:

The recent success of HBO's funeral home comedy Six Feet Under proves the power of the macabre over public imagination. "[A]mused, disturbed, and delighted by the range of human behavior surrounding the subject of death," Ramsland (Ghost, Forecasts, Aug. 20; etc.) undertook a pop-anthropological survey of "cemetery culture" by interviewing graveyard caretakers, "death-care" consultants, funeral directors, grave diggers, monument dealers and mortuary assistants. This rambling, anecdotal account traces burial traditions such as embalming, cremation (30% of all funerals), corpse preparation, restorative techniques, cadaver cosmetics and unconventional funerals like the one attended by the deceased's fellow nudists. At Houston's National Museum of Funeral History and the annual National Funeral Directors Association's convention, Ramsland, a Rutgers professor, learns about mortuary schools and entrepreneurial schemes like hologram tombstones, the $65,000 mummification procedure and cemetery kiosks with touch-screen biographies of the deceased. Along with instructions on gravestone rubbing, artistic grave markers and unusual epitaphs, the book introduces "taphophiles," who visit cemeteries as a hobby. The book's closing section recounts ghastly tales of ghouls, corpse abuse, necrophilia and people buried alive, and fascinating interviews with people who grew up in funeral homes. Although it's "the corpseless soul that inspires the most fear," those with weak stomachs might want to skip the graphic description of autopsy procedures, botched reinterments and adipocere ("body cheese"). A bibliography and list of Web sites provide further resources. (Oct.)Forecast: This should see a brief spike in sales at Halloween (aided by promotion at Grim Rides, an elegant online bookstore specializing in death-related volumes [www.geocities.com/grimrides].

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Katherine Ramsland
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Never look at a grave the same way again Admit it: You re fascinated by cemeteries. We all die, and for most of us, a cemetery is our final resting place. But how many people really know what goes on inside, around, and beyond them? Enter the world of the dead as Katherine Ramsland talks to mortuary assistants, gravediggers, funeral home owners, and more, and find out about: Stitching and cosmetic secrets used on mutilated bodiesEmbalmers who do more than just embalmThe rising popularity of cremation artGhosts that infest graveyards everywhere If you ve ever scoffed at the high price of burying the dead, or ever wondered how your loved ones are handled when they die, or simply stared at tombstones with morbid fascination, then take a trip with Katherine Ramsland and learn about the booming industry -- and strange tales -- that surround cemeteries everywhere. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780060185183

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,77
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Ramsland, Katherine
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro 2001. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IB-9780060185183

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 7,54
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,38
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Katherine Ramsland
Editore: HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2015)
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2015. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Never look at a grave the same way again Admit it: You re fascinated by cemeteries. We all die, and for most of us, a cemetery is our final resting place. But how many people really know what goes on inside, around, and beyond them? Enter the world of the dead as Katherine Ramsland talks to mortuary assistants, gravediggers, funeral home owners, and more, and find out about: Stitching and cosmetic secrets used on mutilated bodiesEmbalmers who do more than just embalmThe rising popularity of cremation artGhosts that infest graveyards everywhere If you ve ever scoffed at the high price of burying the dead, or ever wondered how your loved ones are handled when they die, or simply stared at tombstones with morbid fascination, then take a trip with Katherine Ramsland and learn about the booming industry -- and strange tales -- that surround cemeteries everywhere. Codice libro della libreria AAC9780060185183

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,01
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Ramsland, Katherine
Editore: Dey Street Books (2001)
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 12
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dey Street Books, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria 006018518X

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,34
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 1,68
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Ramsland, Katherine
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 952031

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,38
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Ramsland, Katherine
Editore: Dey Street Books
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: 3
Da
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dey Street Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 006018518X BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.5. Codice libro della libreria OTF-Y-9780060185183

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 9,92
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,38
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Ramsland, Katherine
Editore: Dey Street Books
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi PAPERBACK Quantità: > 20
Da
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dey Street Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 006018518X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Codice libro della libreria SWATI2132267736

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,25
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,38
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Katherine M. Ramsland
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi Paperback Prima edizione Quantità: 1
Da
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 1st. Paperback. Never look at a grave the same way againAdmit it: You're fascinated by cemeteries. We all die, and for most of us, a cemetery is our final resting place. But how many people really kn.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 256 pages. 0.195. Codice libro della libreria 9780060185183

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,74
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Katherine M Ramsland
Editore: HarperEntertainment, New York
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi Quantità: 10
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro HarperEntertainment, New York. book. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780060185183

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,50
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,28
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Ramsland, Katherine
Editore: Dey Street Books (2001)
ISBN 10: 006018518X ISBN 13: 9780060185183
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dey Street Books, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria INGM9780060185183

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,93
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,38
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro