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The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease

Daniel Lieberman · Vintage
Pages: 460
Format: Print book

In this landmark book of popular science, Daniel E. Lieberman gives us a lucid and engaging account of how the human body evolved over millions of years. He illuminates the major transformations that contributed to key adaptations to the body: the rise of bipedalism; the shift to a non-fruit-based...
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The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind

Michio Kaku · Anchor; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

Michio Kaku, the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible and Physics of the Future tackles the most fascinating and complex object in the known universe: the human brain.The Future of the Mind brings a topic that once belonged solely to the province of science fiction...
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Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions

Richard F Harris · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning science journalist pulls the alarm on the dysfunction plaguing scientific research--with lethal consequences for us all
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Capturing Our Stories: An Oral History of Librarianship in Transition

AArro Smith · Neal-Schuman
Pages: 202
Format: Print book

Just as it did for society at large, the second half of the 20th century brought monumental upheaval to librarianship, affecting every aspect of what it means to be a part of the information services profession. But as the librarians who worked during this tumultuous period end their careers,...
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A Psychiatrist's Guide to Successful Retirement and Aging: Coping with Change

HMichael Zal · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 258
Format: Hardcover

As the baby boomer generation becomes senior citizens and starts to flood into the last stage of life, a new definition and new expectations of retirement and aging are evolving. This is not your father's way of being an older adult. People today tend not to retire in a traditional...
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Zika: The Emerging Epidemic

Donald G McNeil, Jr. · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 203
Format: Print book

A gripping narrative about the origins and spread of the Zika virus by New York Times science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr.Until recently, Zika -- once considered a mild disease -- was hardly a cause for global panic. But as early as August 2015, doctors in northeast Brazil began to notice...
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Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

Cynthia Kuhn · W. W. Norton & Company; Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition edition
Format: Paperback

The fourth edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. A bestseller in its three previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs. It includes new information about...
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Childhood Speech and Language Disorders: Supporting Children and Families on the Path to Communication

Suzanne M Ducharme · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

Communication is one of life's most fundamental joys, yet one often taken for granted until it is lost or fails to develop. Yet for millions of children each year, the skills that encompass communication stall or do not emerge at all. Even a mild disorder or temporary interruption in development...
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Curing Medicare: A Doctor's View on How Our Health Care System Is Failing Older Americans and How We Can Fix It

Andy Lazris · ILR Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Andy Lazris, MD, is a practicing primary care physician who experiences the effects of Medicare policy on a daily basis. As a result, he believes that the way we care for our elderly has taken a wrong turn and that Medicare is complicit in creating the very problems it seeks to solve. Aging...
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The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing : Everything You Need to Know to Create & Sell Your Work.

Writer's Digest Editors · Writer'S Digest
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

1 online resource (599 p.)
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