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No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
No One Cares About Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America

Ron Powers · Little
Pages: 342
Format: Print book

New York Times-bestselling author Ron Powers offers a searching, richly researched narrative of the social history of mental illness in America paired with the deeply personal story of his two sons' battles with schizophrenia. From the centuries of torture of "lunatiks" at Bedlam...
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Books for Living
Books for Living

Will Schwalbe · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling The End of Your Life Book Club, an inspiring and magical exploration of the power of books to shape our lives in an era of constant connectivity. Why is it that we read? Is it to pass time? To learn something new? To escape from...
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Pot, Inc.: Inside Medical Marijuana, America’s Most Outlaw Industry
Pot, Inc.: Inside Medical Marijuana, America’s Most Outlaw Industry

Greg Campbell · Sterling
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

Greg Campbell, coauthor of the bestselling Flawless and Blood Diamonds, presents a compelling, close-up investigation of a hot-button topic: America's schizophrenic attitude to the legalization of pot.  Campbell, a suburban father whose biggest vice is a cold beer, seems like the last...
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The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius
The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius

Gail Saltz · Flatiron Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

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The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit
The art and science of aging well : a physician's guide to a healthy body, mind, and spirit

Mark E Williams · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In the past century, average life expectancies have nearly doubled, and today, for the first time in human history, many people have a realistic chance of living to eighty or beyond. As life expectancy increases, Americans need accurate, scientifically grounded information so that they...
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Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.
Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.

Jeremy N. Smith · HarperWave; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Moneyball meets medicine in this remarkable chronicle of one of the greatest scientific quests of our time—the groundbreaking program to answer the most essential question for humanity how do we live and die?—and the visionary mastermind behind it.Medical doctor and economist Christopher...
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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright · Henry Holt
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues -- from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio -- and a celebration of the heroes who fought themIn 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon...
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The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human
The Body Builders: Inside the Science of the Engineered Human

Adam Piore · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

For millennia, humans have tried - and often failed - to master nature and transcend our limits. But this has started to change. The new scientific frontier is the human body: the greatest engineers of our generation have turned their sights inward, and their work is beginning to revolutionize...
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