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A Natural History of the Senses

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $16.20

Publisher: Vintage: 1991-09-10

Seller ID: 9780679735663


Diane Ackerman's lusciously written grand tour of the realm of the senses includes conversations with an iceberg in Antarctica and a professional nose in New York, along with dissertations on kisses and tattoos, sadistic cuisine and the music played by the planet Earth. " Delightful . . . gives the reader the richest possible feeling of the worlds the senses take in." --The New York Times. (Literature--Classics & Contemporary) View more info

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The Body Electric: Electromagnetism And The Foundation Of Life

By: Becker, Robert; Selden, Gary

Price: $15.33

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks: 1998-07-22

Seller ID: 9780688069711


The Body Electric tells the fascinating story of our bioelectric selves. Robert O. Becker, a pioneer in the filed of regeneration and its relationship to electrical currents in living things, challenges the established mechanistic understanding of the body. He found clues to the healing process in the long-discarded theory that electricity is vital to life. But as exciting as Becker's discoveries are, pointing to the day when human limbs, spinal cords, and organs may ... View more info

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Milagrosos Alimentos Curativos De La Biblia

By: Dubin, Reese

Price: $20.73

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press: 2000-09-01

Seller ID: 9780735202108


Milagrosos Alimentos Curativos de la Biblia reveals the incredible healing power of many foods and herbs described in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This practical guide helps match common ailments to the Bible foods that heal them -- and relates the fascinating real-life stories of amazing cures from biblical times and from today. From the use of red wine to kill bacteria and viruses, to the arthritis-easing and wrinkle-removing properties of olive oil, here i... View more info

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What's Going on in There? : How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Life

By: Eliot, Lise

Price: $20.73

Publisher: Bantam: 2000-10-03

Seller ID: 9780553378252


As a research neuroscientist, Lise Eliot has made the study of the human brain her life's work. But it wasn't until she was pregnant with her first child that she became intrigued with the study of brain development. She wanted to know precisely how the baby's brain is formed, and when and how each sense, skill, and cognitive ability is developed. And just as important, she was interested in finding out how her role as a nurturer can affect this complex process. How much... View more info

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The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions

By: Esther M. Sternberg

Price: $20.73

Publisher: W. H. Freeman: 2001-05-07

Seller ID: 9780716744450


Since ancient times humans have felt intuitively that emotions and health are linked, and recently there has been much popular speculation about this notion. But until now, without compelling evidence, it has been impossible to say for sure that such a connection really exists and especially how it works. Now, that evidence has been discovered. A thrilling scientific detective story, " The Balance Within" tells how researchers finally uncovered the elusive mind-b... View more info

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Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

By: Fleischman, John

Price: $17.13

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers: 2002-03-25

Seller ID: 9780618052523


Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived to live another eleven years and become a textbook case in brain science.At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to completely recover from his accident. He could walk, talk, work, and travel, but he was changed. Gage "was no longer Gage," said... View more info

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Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science

By: Fleischman, John

Price: $9.93

Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers: 2004-11-01

Seller ID: 9780618494781


Phineas Gage was truly a man with a hole in his head. Phineas, a railroad construction foreman, was blasting rock near Cavendish, Vermont, in 1848 when a thirteen-pound iron rod was shot through his brain. Miraculously, he survived to live another eleven years and become a textbook case in brain science.At the time, Phineas Gage seemed to completely recover from his accident. He could walk, talk, work, and travel, but he was changed. Gage "was no longer Gage," said... View more info

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Autism: Explaining the Enigma

By: Frith, Uta

Price: $41.28

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell: 2003-04-18

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780631229018


The updated edition of this classic account of autism includes a new chapter outlining recent developments in neuropsychological research, and overviews one of the most important theoretical and practical consequences of Frith's original insights into this puzzling condition. Updated edition of this classic account of autism. Includes new sections covering practical and theoretical developments, and a chapter on recent investigations of the neurological basis of ... View more info

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Out of Its Mind: Psychiatry in Crisis: A Call for Reform

By: Hobson, J. Allan; Leonard, Jonathan; Leonard, Jonathan A.

Price: $22.17

Publisher: Basic Books: 2002-05-01

Seller ID: 9780738206851


While millions of patients with severe mental illnesses are neglected, those charged with caring for them are engaged in a troubling debate: Who should treat these patients-and how? On one side are psychoanalysts, on the other are pill-pushing psychiatrists. And on the fringe are neuroscientists, who are learning volumes about the brain but whose discoveries have largely been ignored. Truly, psychiatry is in crisis.In this important book, Harvard psychiatrist J. Allan Ho... View more info

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The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

By: Jaynes, Julian

Price: $17.99

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2000-08-15

Seller ID: 9780618057078


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You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder

By: Kelly, Kate; Ramundo, Peggy; Hallowell M.D., Edward M. [Foreword]

Price: $18.05

Publisher: Scribner: 2006-04-25

Seller ID: 9780743264488


With over a quarter million copies in print, "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy? " is one of the bestselling books on attention deficit disorder (ADD) ever written. There is a great deal of literature about children with ADD. But what do you do if you have ADD and aren't a child anymore? This indispensable reference -- the first of its kind written for adults with ADD by adults with ADD -- focuses on the experiences of adults, offering updated information, practical... View more info

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I Love a Fire Fighter: What the Family Needs to Know

By: Kirschman, Ellen

Price: $16.20

Publisher: The Guilford Press: 2004-08-12

Seller ID: 9781593850630


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Fantastic Antone Grows Up: Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By: Kleinfeld, Judith

Price: $23.37

Publisher: University of Alaska Press: 2000-01-01

Seller ID: 9781889963112


"Fantastic Antone Grows Up" is a field guide to life with an adolescent or young adult with fetal alcohol syndrome/effects. Under the best of circumstances, adolescence is a trying time for young people and their families. The budding adult seeks independence and autonomy while the resistant child within longs for protection and structure; questions about sexuality and work, social commitments, and solitary accomplishments loom large and can create a family battlefield. ... View more info

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The American Way of Death Revisited

By: Mitford, Jessica

Price: $16.20

Publisher: Vintage: 2000-01-04

Seller ID: 9780679771869


"Mitford's funny and unforgiving book is the best memento mori we are likely to get. It should be updated and reissued each decade for our spiritual health."--"The New York Review of Books" Only the scathing wit and searching intelligence of Jessica Mitford could turn an expose of the American funeral industry into a book that is at once deadly serious and side-splittingly funny. When first published in 1963 this landmark of investigative journalism became a runaway ... View more info

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Shadow Syndromes: The Mild Forms of Major Mental Disorders That Sabotage Us

By: Ratey, John J.

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Bantam: 1998-06-01

Seller ID: 9780553379594


Are you living under a shadow? Do you or someone you love suffer from: Chronic sadness Obsessiveness Outbursts of anger The inability to finish tasks Acute anxiety Disabling discomfort in social situations These are the "shadow syndromes" of major mental disorders that limit the lives, productivity, and happiness of millions of people. Drawing on cutting-edge research, Drs. Ratey and Johnson challenge the most basic beliefs of our me... View more info

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Teaching Motor Skills to Children With Cerebral Palsy And Similar Movement Disorders: A Guide for Parents And Professionals

By: Sieglinde Martin

Price: $20.69

Publisher: Woodbine House: 2006-07-19

Seller ID: 9781890627720


Written by an experienced physical therapist, this practical guide gives parents the keys they need to help their child with cerebral palsy or another developmental delay master gross motor skills beginning in infancy. Organized in the sequence children acquire gross motor skills, this guide explains how motor development unfolds, and how cerebral palsy can affect this development. There are dozens of illustrated exercises that can help children gradually strengthen back... View more info

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Baby Catcher: Chronicles of a Modern Midwife

By: Vincent, Peggy

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Scribner: 2003-04-15

Seller ID: 9780743219341


Each time she knelt to "catch" another wriggling baby -- nearly three thousand times during her remarkable career -- California midwife Peggy Vincent paid homage to the moment when pain bows to joy and the world makes way for one more. With every birth, she encounters another woman-turned-goddess: Catherine rides out her labor in a car careening down a mountain road. Sofia spends hers trying to keep her hyper doctor-father from burning down the house. Susannah gives birt... View more info