Bodies in Motion and at Rest: On Metaphor and Mortality by Thomas Lynch

By Thomas Lynch

Masterful essays that remove darkness from not just how we die but additionally how we live.

Thomas Lynch, poet, funeral director, and writer of the hugely praised The Undertaking, winner of an American ebook Award and finalist for the nationwide e-book Award, keeps to ascertain the family members among the "literary and mortuary arts."

"Lynch engages the reader with a mix of poetic and funerary elements....his voice is wealthy and generous."—Richard Bernstein, New York Times

"[W]hat makes him this kind of fantastic essayist is that it's simply the company of way of life and demise to him."—Los Angeles instances ebook Review

"Few readers will stroll clear of this quantity under shocked and grateful."—Jay Parini, writer of Benjamin's Crossing

"A luminous paintings of words."—Nicholas Delbanco, writer of What Remains

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It is important to decide if he was driving. 34 Investigation of Road Traffic Fatalities: An Atlas Figure 18 Careful examination of the vehicle may reveal areas on or in the car where the occupant made contact. There is brain material in this door frame. Figure 19 The damage to this boat occurred after it became unhitched while being towed. It traveled across the median and struck a Vollzswagen head-on, killing the driver of the car. Road Traffic Fatalities 35 Figure 20 The driver of this vehicle was intoxicated, missed a turn, and drove into the pond.

Investigation of Road Traffic Fatalities: An Atlas Figure 8 This driver died of a combination of head and chest trauma. Figure 9 This occupant had an open skull fracture. Portions of her skull are next to her shoulder. Road Traffic Fatalities 29 Figure 10 Broken windshield resulting from the impact of the passenger's head. Figure 11 Emergency personnel are among the first to arrive at the accident scene. They are good sources of information concerning the location of the body/lsodies and whether the victims were dead or alive when first viewed.

These are not distinct enough to distinguish between the brake and accelerator pedals. Investigation of Road Traffic Fatalities: A n Atlas Figure 34 The initial site of a high-speed impact. The distance from the impact site to the body's location gives an indication of the vehicle's speed at the moment of impact. See next photo. Figure 35 The body came to rest yards away from the impact site. Road Traffic Fatalities 43 Figure 36 Pedestrians may be struck multiple times, especially on highways. Initial impact sites may be difficult to evaluate.

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