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Author Bateson, John, 1951-
Title The final leap : suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge / John Bateson.
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012.
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 Floor3  HV6548.U52 S36 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xi, 309 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Beauty and death -- Fatal decisions -- Endless ripple -- Opening up -- Surviving the fall -- In lieu of a net -- Movie madness -- The barrier debate.
Summary The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most photographed structures in the world. It's also the most deadly. Since it opened in 1937, more than 1,500 people have died jumping off the bridge, making it the top suicide site on earth. This title leads us on a journey that uncovers the reasons for the design decision that led to so many deaths.
Subject Suicide victims -- California -- San Francisco.
Suicide -- California -- San Francisco.
Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco, Calif.)
ISBN 0520272404 (alk. paper)
9780520272408 (alk. paper)
Standard # 7154767
OCLC number 754105740