Giselle Davis


Dependable, Intermediate, Young Adult, Deborah Noyes, Deborah Noyes, nonfiction, death, mythology, religion, history

Document Type

Book Review


Deborah Noyes explores the world's differing views and practices relating to our demise in this encyclopedia on death. Entries include fact and fiction, religion and mythology, and cultural practices from nations across the world. Noyes also looks at the differing emotions people feel and what various societies deem acceptable for people to do in relation to death. Common forms of burial, grief, and remembrance highlight the popular ways to deal with the passing of a loved one and how people deal with death. Cultural ideas of the afterlife show how people worldwide view passing on and what happens after death.