The next stage in the food revolution--a radical way to select fruits and vegetables and reclaim the flavor and nutrients we've lost. Ever since farmers first planted seeds 10,000 years ago, humans have been destroying the nutritional value of their fruits and vegetables. Unwittingly, we've been... More Info
This book reflects a major shift in understanding children's aggressive-behaviour problems. Researchers used to study what went wrong with a troubled child and needed to be fixed; we now aim to understand what is going wrong in children's relationships that might create, exacerbate, and maintain... More Info
The comprehensively revised and updated third edition of From Silence to Voice will help nurses construct messages using a range of traditional and new social media that accurately describe the true nature of their work.
A microbiologist describes his adventure-filled career, discussing his time spent in Central Africa in the 1970s identifying the Ebola virus and his work there again in the 1980s as part of the area's first international AIDS efforts. 20,000 first printing.
The popular New York Times columnist builds on the theories of his hit book, Food Matters, to outline a menu plan that eliminates meat and animal products throughout the day to promote weight loss and overall better health. 100,000 first printing.
Debates about obesity are really about the meaning of responsibility. The trend toward local foods reflects the changing nature of space due to new communication technologies. Vegetarian theory capitalizes on biotechnology's challenge to the meaning of species. And food politics, as this book makes... More Info
The irresistible, ever-curious, and always best-selling Mary Roach returns with a new adventure to the invisible realm we carry around inside. “America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) takes us down the hatch on an unforgettable tour. The alimentary canal is classic Mary Roach... More Info
This searing indictment, David Healy's most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized... More Info
In this incisive examination of lead poisoning during the past half century, Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner focus on one of the most contentious and bitter battles in the history of public health. Lead Wars details how the nature of the epidemic has changed and highlights the dilemmas public... More Info
There may be no greater source of anxiety for Americans today than the question of what to eat and drink. Are eggs the perfect protein, or are they cholesterol bombs? Is red wine good for my heart or bad for my liver? Will pesticides, additives, and processed foods kill me? Here with some very rare... More Info
So much has been written about the Rastafari, yet we know so little about why and how people join the Rastafari movement. Although popular understandings evoke images of dreadlocks, reggae, and marijuana, Rastafarians were persecuted in their country, becoming a people seeking social justice. Yet... More Info
The four principles that can help us to overcome our brains' natural biases to make better, more informed decisions--in our lives, careers, families and organizations. InDecisive, Chip Heath and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors ofMade to StickandSwitch, tackle the thorny problem of how to... More Info
This book highlights recent developments in global migration, human rights, and health. Looking at diverse health issues and a variety of forms of migration it exposes the factors contributing to the vulnerability of different mobile groups. Migration, Health and Inequality argues that we need to... More Info
Menstruation, or moontime, is special for a woman and shifts in mind, body, and spiritual energy can cause both challenge and opportunity. This practical health guide reconnects women to the experience of an important stage of human development. The book examines and teaches how to work with the... More Info
In the tradition of Fast Food Nation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma a fascinating and cutting-edge look at the scary truth about what really goes into our food. If a piece of individually wrapped cheese retains its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed... More Info
Wheat Bellyis a provocative look at how eliminating wheat'even so-called healthy whole grain wheat'from our diets is the key to permanent weight loss and can offer relief from a broad spectrum of health and digestive problems. Drawing on decades of clinical studies and the extraordinary results he... More Info
Discusses the importance of eating a whole-foods, plant-based diet, describes how to transition to this type of diet, and provides one hundred twenty-five recipes for appetizers, soups, salads, main dishes, and desserts.
Members of civil society organizations are among the most vociferouscritics of the modern food system and its crippling effect on thewell-being of people and the environment. Yet even after decades ofcampaigns, governments have failed to address health and sustainabilityissues in a systematic and... More Info
Richard D. Mohr adopts a humanistic and philosophical approach to assessing public policy issues affecting homosexuals. His nuanced case for legal and social acceptance applies widely held ethical principles to various issues, including same-sex marriage, AIDS, and gays in the military. Mohr... More Info
“The best known life coach in America” (Psychology Today) and bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star provides a new transformational program for creating an unconventional life path to a sustainable way of life. Finding Your Way in a Wild New World is a remarkable guide to the most... More Info
For anyone who has experienced a significant loss, this wonderfully informative and accessible book is a guide to understanding and overcoming grief. The death of someone close -- a familiy member, spouse, or partner -- can result in feelings of overwhelming grief. At the same time, society... More Info
From the bestselling author of The Little Book of Stress Relief comes the definitive guide to treating ? and eliminating ? excessive stress in the workplace. Dr. David Posen, a popular speaker and a leading expert on stress mastery, identifies the three biggest problems that contribute to burnout... More Info
A life coach and intuitive counselor presents a weight loss program for sensitive people, demonstrating how to manage empathy overload and deal with challenging situations that trigger disordered eating.
The award-winning psychologist author of The How of Happiness outlines research-based lessons on how to find opportunity during times of challenge, arguing that today's culturally driven goals often do not result in personal satisfaction while explaining how to make corrective mindset changes that... More Info
Felicia Knaul, an economist who has lived and worked for two decades in Latin America on health and social development, documents the personal and professional sides of her breast cancer experience. Beauty without the Breast contrasts her difficult but inspiring journey with that of the majority of... More Info
Toxic relationships come in many guises. That's why they're so hard to pick. Often toxic relationships don't entail physical violence so much as a slow erosion of self esteem, a loss of personal identity, or a growing desire to please friends, partners, family members and others who're impossible... More Info
When Katherine Sharpe arrived at her college health center with an age-old complaint, a bad case of homesickness, she received a thoroughly modern response: a twenty-minute appointment and a prescription for Zoloft--a drug she would take for the next ten years. This outcome, once unlikely, is now... More Info
For American parents, teenage sex is something to be feared and forbidden: most would never consider allowing their children to have sex at home, and sex is a frequent source of family conflict. In the Netherlands, where teenage pregnancies are far less frequent than in the United States, parents... More Info
Sara D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled persons in Ukraine and the other former Soviet states to secure their rights during the tumultuous political, economic, and social reforms of the last two decades.
This subtle and powerful ethnography examines African healing and its relationship to medical science. Stacey A. Langwick investigates the practices of healers in Tanzania who confront the most intractable illnesses in the region, including AIDS and malaria. She reveals how healers generate new... More Info
If you touch something hot, it hurts. You snatch your hand away from the hot thingimmediately. Obviously. But what is really happening, biologically--and emotionally? InUnderstanding Pain, Fernando Cervero explores the mechanisms and the meaning ofpain. You touch something hot and your brain... More Info
Recent political, social, and economic changes in Africa have provoked radical shifts in the landscape of health and healthcare. Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa captures the multiple dynamics of a globalized world and its impact on medicine, health, and the delivery of healthcare in... More Info
Emotional intelligence (or EI)--the ability to perceive, regulate, and communicate emotions, to understand emotions in ourselves and others--has been the subject of best-selling books, magazine cover stories, and countless media mentions. It has been touted as a solution for problems ranging from... More Info
Much as we take comfort in the belief that modern medicine and public health tactics can protect us from horrifying contagious diseases, such faith is dangerously unfounded. So demonstrates Mark Harrison in this pathbreaking investigation of the intimate connections between trade and disease... More Info
A lively, cross-cultural look at the way packaged and fast foods are marketed to our kids--and a meditation on how our eating habits and our family lives are being changed in the process. When Canadian journalist Jeannie Marshall moved to Rome with her husband, she delighted in Italy's famous... More Info
In 2003, Rachel Cusk published A Life’s Work, a provocative and often startlingly funny memoir about the cataclysm of motherhood. Widely acclaimed, the book started hundreds of arguments that continue to this day. Now, in her most personal and relevant book to date, Cusk explores divorce’s... More Info
Following on from A Life of One'¬"s Ownand An Experiment in Leisure, Eternity'¬"s Sunriseexplores Marion Milner'¬" s way of keeping a diary. Recording small private moments, she builds up a store of '¬Übead memories'¬". A carved duck, a sprig of asphodel , moments captured in her travels in... More Info
Outlines scientific principles and practices for using sound to improve life quality and further personal goals, sharing practical exercises using favorite songs and therapeutic playlists while offering brief case studies about effective applications of the authors' theories. Co-written by the... More Info
How is it possible that in more than one hundred years, the nature-nurture debate has not come to a satisfactory resolution? The problem, Dale Goldhaber argues, lies not with the proposed answers, but with the question itself.
The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain among scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, industry, communities, and the public. Stakeholders in disputes about illnesses or conditions disagree over their fundamental causes as well as how they should be treated... More Info