Panati's Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody

Panati's Extraordinary Endings of Practically Everything and Everybody

by Charles Panati

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ISBN-13: 9780060962791
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/28/1989
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 8.11(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

PART I Last Things First 1(133)
Death, the Ultimate Ending: Inhumation to Cremation
3(18)
Origin of Death
4(2)
Moment of Death
6(3)
Brain Death
9(2)
Inhumation
11(1)
Water Burial
12(1)
Exposure
13(1)
Cremation
14(2)
Modern Cremation
16(2)
Embalming
18(1)
Modern Embalming
19(2)
Cemeteries, Our Last Address: Graveyard to Memorial Park
21(15)
Graveyard
22(2)
Garden Cemetery Movement
24(3)
Mount Auburn Cemetery
27(4)
Laurel Hill Cemetery
31(1)
Green-Wood Cemetery
32(2)
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
34(2)
Wills, Our Last Wishes: Plato to W. C. Fields
36(34)
Last Will and Testament
39(2)
Plato
41(1)
Aristotle
42(2)
Virgil
44(1)
William Shakespeare
45(2)
Henry VIII
47(2)
John Donne
49(2)
Peter I, Czar of Russia
51(2)
Charles Dickens
53(2)
George Bernard Shaw
55(1)
Benjamin Franklin
56(2)
Napoleon
58(3)
Alfred Nobel
61(1)
Harry Houdini
62(2)
Adolf Hitler
64(1)
Kahlil Gibran
65(2)
John B. Kelly
67(1)
W. C. Fields
68(2)
Bequests & Behests of Dying Presidents: Washington to Hayes
70(31)
George Washington
70(2)
John Adams
72(2)
Thomas Jefferson
74(2)
James Madison
76(1)
James Monroe
77(1)
John Quincy Adams
78(1)
Andrew Jackson
79(3)
Martin Van Buren
82(1)
William Henry Harrison
83(1)
John Tyler
84(2)
James K. Polk
86(1)
Zachary Taylor
87(2)
Millard Fillmore
89(2)
Franklin Pierce
91(1)
James Buchanan
92(1)
Abraham Lincoln
93(3)
Andrew Johnson
96(1)
Ulysses S. Grant
97(2)
Rutherford B. Hayes
99(2)
Bequests & Behests of Dying Presidents: Garfield to L.B.J.
101(32)
James A. Garfield
101(4)
Chester A. Arthur
105(1)
Grover Cleveland
106(3)
Benjamin Harrison
109(1)
William McKinley
110(2)
Theodore Roosevelt
112(2)
William H. Taft
114(1)
Woodrow Wilson
115(3)
Warren G. Harding
118(2)
Calvin Coolidge
120(1)
Herbert Clark Hoover
121(1)
Franklin D. Roosevelt
122(2)
Harry S Truman
124(2)
Dwight D. Eisenhower
126(2)
John F. Kennedy
128(3)
Lyndon B. Johnson
131(1)
Richard M. Nixon
132(1)
PART II. Ways to Go 133(124)
Capital Endings: Crucifixion to Lethal Injection
135(27)
Capital Punishment
136(2)
Stoning
138(1)
Crucifixion
139(2)
Pressing
141(1)
Drawing and Quartering
142(2)
Hanging
144(2)
Lynching
146(2)
Beheading
148(5)
Guillotine
153(3)
Electric Chair
156(3)
Gas Chamber
159(2)
Lethal Injection
161(1)
Engineered Endings: Life-Span to Obsolescence
162(16)
Human Life-Span
162(3)
Sensory Obsolescence
165(4)
Outward Obsolescence
169(1)
Memory Decline
170(2)
Mammalian Endings
172(2)
Cat
174(1)
Dog
174(1)
Man-Made Obsolescence
175(3)
Ancient Extinctions: Trilobite to Mastodon
178(21)
Fossils as Evidence
179(3)
Cambrian Extinction
182(2)
Ordovician Extinction
184(1)
Silurian Extinction
184(1)
Devonian Extinction
185(1)
Carboniferous Extinction
186(1)
Permian Extinction
187(1)
Triassic Extinction
188(1)
Jurassic Extinction
189(2)
Cretaceous Extinction
191(3)
Dinosaur Obituary
194(2)
Pleistocene Extinction
196(3)
Modern Extinctions: Dodo to Heath Hen
199(21)
Dodo
200(4)
Aurochs
204(2)
Steller's Sea Cow
206(3)
Moa
209(2)
Great Auk
211(2)
Quagga
213(3)
Passenger Pigeon
216(2)
Heath Hen
218(2)
Decimating Disease: Bubonic Plague to Spanish Flu
220(37)
Epidemics
221(1)
Bubonic Plague
222(1)
Bubonic Plague of Justinian
223(3)
Black Death
226(3)
Malaria
229(3)
Smallpox
232(4)
Syphilis
236(4)
Typhoid
240(5)
Poliomyelitis
245(2)
Tuberculosis
247(5)
Influenza, or the Spanish Flu
252(5)
PART III. Vanished Vogues 257(86)
Bygone Beliefs: Bloodletting to Cannibalism
259(30)
The Four Humors
260(2)
Bloodletting
262(6)
Purging
268(3)
Leeches
271(2)
Radical Colectomy
273(4)
Spontaneous Generation
277(4)
Infanticide
281(4)
Cannibalism
285(4)
Past Sex Practices---His: Castration to Circumcision
289(27)
Castration
290(2)
Political Castration
292(1)
Castration as Punishment
293(2)
Medical Castration
295(2)
Eunuchs for Pleasure
297(2)
Sex and the Fall of Rome
299(1)
The Last Eunuch
300(2)
Singing Castrati
302(1)
First Superstars
303(5)
Last Great Castrato
308(2)
Ritual Circumcision
310(2)
Medical Circumcision and Myth
312(2)
Circumcision in America
314(2)
Past Sex Practices---Hers: Sacred Prostitution to Chastity Belt
316(27)
Female Circumcision
316(2)
Modern Clitoridectomy
318(1)
Marriage-Bed Virginity
319(3)
Surrogate Defloration
322(2)
Right of the First Night
324(2)
Sacred Prostitution
326(2)
Women as Second-Class Human Beings
328(4)
Virgin Cults
332(2)
Polygamy
334(1)
Polygamy in America
335(2)
Chastity Belt
337(6)
PART IV. Thanatographies 343(104)
Last Agonies of Historic Figures: Buddha to Casanova
345(20)
The Buddha Gautama
345(2)
Socrates
347(2)
Archimedes
349(2)
Cleopatra
351(2)
William the Conqueror
353(2)
Joan of Arc
355(3)
Christopher Columbus
358(3)
John Paul Jones
361(2)
Giovanni Casanova
363(2)
Final Farewells of Artists and Writers: Pepys to Poe
365(30)
Samuel Pepys
365(2)
Samuel Johnson
367(2)
Jane Austen
369(3)
Francisco de Goya
372(2)
John Keats
374(2)
Percy Bysshe Shelley
376(3)
Lord Byron
379(2)
Ludwig van Beethoven
381(2)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning
383(3)
Walt Whitman
386(2)
Guy de Maupassant
388(1)
Robert Louis Stevenson
389(3)
Edgar Allan Poe
392(3)
Death Styles of the Rich and Renowned: Darwin to Duncan
395(24)
Charles Darwin
395(3)
Oscar Wilde
398(3)
Florence Nightingale
401(3)
Rudolph Valentino
404(3)
Thomas Edison
407(3)
Sigmund Freud
410(3)
Yukio Mishima
413(3)
Isadora Duncan
416(3)
Last Stands of Wild West Legends: Calamity Jane to Buffalo Bill
419(28)
Calamity Jane
419(2)
Wild Bill Hickok
421(3)
Billy the Kid
424(3)
Tecumseh
427(3)
George Armstrong Custer
430(3)
Sitting Bull
433(3)
Belle Starr
436(3)
Kit Carson
439(2)
Jesse James
441(2)
Buffalo Bill Cody
443(4)
References 447(12)
Index 459

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