The Resource Mortals : how the fear of death shaped human society, Rachel E. Menzies and Ross G. Menzies

Mortals : how the fear of death shaped human society, Rachel E. Menzies and Ross G. Menzies

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Mortals : how the fear of death shaped human society
Title
Mortals
Title remainder
how the fear of death shaped human society
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Rachel E. Menzies and Ross G. Menzies
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eng
Summary
The human mind can grapple with the future, visualising and calculating solutions to complex problems, giving us tremendous advantages over other species throughout our evolution. However, this capability comes with a curse. By five to ten years of age, all humans know where they are heading: to the grave. In Mortals, Rachel Menzies and Ross Menzies, both acclaimed psychologists whose life's work has focused on death anxiety, examine all the major human responses to death across history. From the development of religious systems denying the finality of death, to 'immortality projects' involving enduring art, architecture and literature, some of the consequences of our fear of death have been glorious while others have been destructive, leading to global conflicts and genocide. Looking forward, Mortals hypothesises that worse could be to come-our unconscious dread of death has led to rampant consumerism and overpopulation, driving the global warming and pandemic crises that now threaten our very existence. In a terrible irony, Homo sapiens may ultimately be destroyed by our knowledge of our own mortality
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Menzies, Rachel E
Dewey number
306.9
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Menzies, Ross G.
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  • Fear of death
  • Fear of death
  • Death
  • Death
  • Bereavement
  • Death in art
  • Mortality
  • Mortality
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Mortals : how the fear of death shaped human society, Rachel E. Menzies and Ross G. Menzies
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781760879167
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(pbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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regular print
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Mortals : how the fear of death shaped human society, Rachel E. Menzies and Ross G. Menzies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9781760879167
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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