A clinical neurologist and global authority on narcolepsy presents an exploration of the symptoms and syndromes behind sleep disorders, sharing patient stories that demonstrate the neuroscience behind conditions afflicting people who cannot sleep.
The Duke University Medical Center cardiologist and author of Modern Death examines the intense scrutiny and technology shaping heart disease treatments today, sharing insights into such innovations as ventricular assist devices, heart transplants and artificial hearts.
The award-winning author of Experimental Man announces the arrival of high-capacity artificial-intelligence machines, drawing on expert insights to explain how the robots of today and the near-future will transform the definition of humanity and revolutionize the world.
A bioethicist's memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal exposes the American health care system's failures at managing the use of opioids for pain relief and reveals the lack of resources and structures to handle the nationwide epidemic of opioid addiction.
The author reflects on the death of her newborn daughter and the depression caused by the event while considering her experiences as part of the larger history of understanding depression.
"In 1994, Reviving Ophelia was published, and it shone a much-needed spotlight on the problems faced by adolescent girls. The book became iconic and helped to reframe the national conversation about what author Mary Pipher called "a girl-poisoning culture" surrounding adolescents. Fast forward to today, and adolescent girls and the parents, teachers, and counselors who care about them find themselves confronting many of the same challenges Pipher wrote about originally as well as new ones specific to today. In this revised and updated Reviving Ophelia, Pipher and her daughter, Sara Pipher Gilliam (who was a teenager at the time of the book's original publication), have incorporated these new issues for a 21st-century readership. In addition to examining the impact that social media has on adolescent girls' lives today, Pipher and Gilliam explore the rising and empowering importance of student activism in girls' lives, the wider acceptance of diverse communities among young people, and the growing disparities between urban and rural, rich and poor, and how they can affect young girls' sense of self-worth. With a new foreword and afterword and chapters that explore these topics, this new edition of Reviving Ophelia builds on the relevance of the original as it provides key insights into the challenges and opportunities facing adolescent girls today. The approach Pipher and Gilliam take in the new edition is just what it was in the original: a timely, readable combination of insightful research and real-world examples that illuminate the challenges young women face and the ways to address them. This updated Reviving Ophelia looks at 21st century adolescent girls through fresh eyes, with insights and ideas that will help new generations of readers." —
A geriatrician, writer and professor of medicine challenges the way people think and feel about aging and medicine through stories from her twenty-five years of patient care as well as from history, science, literature, popular culture, and her own life.
An account of the Apollo 11 mission discusses the astronauts, flight controllers, and engineers who made it possible, as well as the dangers, challenges, and determination that defined the Apollo program and the Mercury and Gemini missions that made it possible.
An award-winning historian and perennial New York Times best-selling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge and America's race to the moon. (United States history). 200,000 first printing.
The award-winning author of The Wal-Mart Effect shares the story of the remarkable NASA scientists and engineers who created America's space program and fulfilled President Kennedy's mandate to put a man on the Moon before 1970. (technology & engineering). 75,000 first printing.
Documents the complex working relationship between the elephants of Burma and India and their human riders, revealing how Asia's secret forest culture may offer a way to save the endangered species.
An environmental journalist and professor tackles the questions of sustainable food sources for a growing population in a world where water supplies are in jeopardy and global crop production will decline due to the effects of climate change.