The Encyclopedia of Suicide / Edition 2

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"The Encyclopedia of Suicide, Second Edition presents the latest information about the grim phenomenon that robs society of productive lives and leaves family and friends scarred for life. Entries have been revised to include up-to-date information drawn from the newest research and statistics. All new entries cover recent topics and developments in the field of suicidology, including suicide and the law, gender differences in suicide, school violence and suicide, and terrorism and suicide." Appendixes include listings of associations, government agencies, suicide prevention agencies, and crisis hot lines in the United States and a table of international suicide rates. Readers will find additional sources of information in a complete bibliography and detailed index. The Encyclopedia of Suicide is a vital reference for anyone dealing with suicide personally or professionally.
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Library Journal
Similar in organization to Robert O'Brien and Sidney Cohen's Encyclopedia of Drug Abuse ( LJ 9/15/84), this encyclopedia contains over 500 entries, simply written for the layperson. There's also a historical overview and appendixes listing suicide rates, methods, associations, and hotlines. To increase accessibility, co-authors Evans (a journalist) and Farberow (a director of the Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center) include ample cross-references. Generally the comprehensive and current information examines the philosophical, religious, and psychological aspects of the subject, but much material relates to the arts, especially literature. Highly recommended; larger public libraries may want two copiesfor browsing and for reference.Janice Arenofsky, formerly with Arizona State Lib., Phoenix
Booknews
Five-hundred plus essays on aspects of suicide, from psychological concerns to political and legal factors, from socioeconomic findings to educational and religious considerations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816045259
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2003
  • Series: Library of Health and Living
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 329
  • Product dimensions: 7.62 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.08 (d)

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