SOCIETY

The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. The Whole Death Catalog

    The Whole Death Catalog: A Lively Guide to the Bitter End

    $18.00

    In the tradition of Mary Roach’s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford’s classic exposé The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. Learn More
  2. The Inevitable

    The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death

    $17.95

    What is death and how does it touch upon life? Twenty writers look for answers. Learn More
  3. The History Of Torture & Execution

    The History Of Torture And Execution: From Early Civilization Through Medieval Times To The Present

    $19.95

    Throughout history, cultures around the world have found justice for the most extreme crimes by condemning the guilty to death. Learn More
  4. The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction (softcover)

    The Darwin Awards: Countdown To Extinction

    $19.95

    The human race's most "devastatingly" popular humor series returns... Learn More
  5. Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool

    The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool

    $13.00

    The latest installment of the hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon! Learn More
  6. The American Way Of Death Revisited

    The American Way of Death Revisited

    $14.95

    Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an exposé of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. Learn More
  7. Still Life

    Still Life: Adventures in Taxidermy

    $14.95

    Taxidermy is everywhere these days—from hip restaurants to posh clothing stores. Yet few realize that behind these "stuffed" animals is a world of intrepid hunterexplorers, eccentric naturalists, and museum artisans, all devoted to the paradoxical pursuit of creating the illusion of life. Learn More
  8. Stiff

    Stiff: The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers

    $13.95

    An oddly compelling, often hilarious forensic exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. Learn More
  9. Jivaro: Head-Hunters Of The Amazon

    Jivaro: Head-Hunters Of The Amazon

    $19.95

    The Jivaro Indians of the Peru-Ecuador interior have long been renowned for their ferocity and cruelty in warfare; they are also shamanistic, communing with ancient spectres through the ingestion of poisonous hallucinogens. But above all, the Jivaro are known for their unique and macabre brand of death magic - the severing and shrinking of human heads. Learn More
  10. Infernal Device

    Infernal Device: Machinery Of Torture And Execution

    $14.95

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    Erik Ruhling assembles an unmatched array of torture tools invented exclusively for the infliction of pain and the ending of life, each carefully researched with an accompanying full-color, highly detailed rendering. Learn More

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