A clinical nurse and New York Times opinion columnist chronicles a 12-hour shift on a busy teaching hospital's oncology ward, during which lives can be lost life-altering treatment decisions made and dreams fulfilled or irrevocably stolen. 20,000 first printing.
Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity and productivity — and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.
A first-of-its-kind visual exploration of what is really inside our food profiles 75 of the most common food additives and 25 ordinary food products that contain them, demystifying the contents of processed food and revealing what each additive looks like, where it comes from and how and why it is used.
How to Navigate Your Diagnosis and Treatment Options--And Remain Optimistic--In an Age of Information Overload
"From an expert in the field comes the definitive guide to managing breast cancer in the information age—a comprehensive resource for diagnosis, treatment, and peace of mind. The breast cancer cure rate is at an all-time high, and so is the information—and misinformation—available to patients and their families. Online searches can lead to unreliable sources, leaving even the most resilient patient feeling uneasy and uncertain about her diagnosis, treatment options, doctors, side effects, and recovery. Adding to a patient's anxiety is input from well-meaning friends and family, with stories, worries, and opinions to share, sometimes without knowing the details of her particular case, when in reality breast cancer treatment has gone well beyond a "onesize fits all" approach. Elisa Port, MD, FACS, chief of breast surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital and co-director of the Dubin Breast Center in Manhattan, offers an optimistic antidote to the ocean of Web data on screening, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Inside you'll discover the various scenarios when mammograms indicate the need for a biopsy the questions to ask about surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction the important things to look for when deciding where to get care the key to deciphering complicated pathology reports and avoiding confusion the facts on genetic testing and the breast cancer genes: BRCA-1 and BRCA-2 the best resources and advice for those supporting someone with breast cancer From innovations inbreast cancer screening and evaluating results to post-treatment medications and living as a breast cancer survivor, Dr. Elisa Port describes every possible test and every type of doctor visit, providing a comprehensive, empathetic guide that every newlydiagnosed woman (and her family) will want to have at her side. Advance praise for The New Generation Breast Cancer Book "Elisa Port, M.D., is the doctor every patient deserves: brilliant and compassionate. Her book will be a sanity saver and, quite possibly, a life saver."—Geralyn Lucas, author of Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy "The New Generation Breast Cancer Book helps you sort through all the information you've gathered, make sense of the terminology, consider the options, and make the rightdecisions for your unique case."—Edie Falco "A lifeline for many women in need of today's most up-to-date choices for treatment. Everyone should read this book for themselves, their mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and friends."—Kara DioGuardi, Grammy-nominated songwriter, music executive, and Arthouse Entertainment co-founder"—
Explores the lives and minds of animals, drawing on observations of elephants in Kenya, wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and whales in the Pacific Northwest to describe their profound capacity for perception, thought, and emotion.
A doctor encourages parents to help improve their child's neural development and their vocabularies through tuning in to what they are doing, speaking to them using many descriptive words and engaging them in conversations. 30,000 first printing.
Acclaimed actor and producer Wendell Pierce recounts how his home in New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and how his family dedicated themselves to helping rebuild an entire neighborhood.
Pondering the question "Does the universe embody beautiful ideas?", a winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics takes readers on a profound voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present, that explore just how intertwined our ideas about beauty and art are with our scientific understanding of the cosmos. 30,000 first printing.
Revealing the untold story of the father of Asperger's syndrome, a landmark book reveals the secret history of autism, finds surprising answers to the crucial question of why the number of diagnoses has soared, and provides long-sought solutions to the autism puzzle.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times science writer travels across the country to evaluate the present state of the artificial intelligence and the intelligence-augmentation debate, delving into the science-fiction worlds that are fast becoming a reality and talks to the insiders who are shaping the future.
A portrait of the world of dolphins explores their conflicted history with humans, sharing scientific insights into their intelligence while discussing how they have been used as theme-park attractions, military tools, and sporting targets.