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By Michael J Novacek. 1996
A paleontologist's account of a gruelling 1993 field expedition to the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, which resulted in one of… the most extensive dinosaur fossil discoveries in history. Describes the specimens that were found and discusses their meaning and scientific importance. 1996.
By John R Horner, Edwin Dobb. 1997
Companion to Digging Dinosaurs. A paleontologist explores how these creatures evolved, lived, and adapted to the environment. Draws upon extensive… fieldwork to depict the dinosaur's pattern of living and survival methods. Ventures theories on key controversies, such as what caused its extinction. c1997.
By Bonnie Buxton. 2004
Recounts the author's struggles to raise an adopted daughter whom she didn't realize was afflicted with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder… (FASD). Also offers guidance to parents who have children with FASD. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 2004.
Examines the history, dangers, and increasing appeal of cocaine in America. The author describes in great detail the drug's effects… on the body, especially with regard to the brain. Junior and Senior High.1986.
By Thomas De Quincey, Alethea Hayter. 1971
By Paul Chambers. 2002
Since its discovery the Archaeopteryx - half bird, half reptile - has caused more trouble than any other scientific icon.… It has been used not just to support dozens of different views on evolution but to start feuds, destroy reputations, further personal ambition and promote nationalism. This book investigates the life and times of Archaeopteryx and also at the chaotic scientific world into which it emerged. 2002.
As we understood: a collection of spiritual insights by Al-Anon and Alateen members (Al-anon Ser. #Vol. 11)
By Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. Staff. 1985
By David Sheff. 2007
Before meth, Sheff's son, Nic, was a varsity athlete, honour student, and award-winning journalist. After meth, he was a trembling… wraith who stole money from his eight-year-old brother and lived on the streets. Sheff traces the first warning signs, the attempts at rehabilitation, and, at last, the way past addiction. He shows us that, whatever an addict's fate, the rest of the family must care for one another, too, lest they become addicted to addiction. Bestseller. 2008, c2007.
By Dale A Russell. 1989
By Samantha Harrington-Lowe. 2008
True alcoholism is one of the most destructive conditions possible for a family, causing disruption, sadness, violence and even financial… ruin. With the right determination and support, there are ways to beat it. Packed with practical advice and the latest information, this book finds solutions to alcoholism, binge drinking and other forms of alcohol abuse. Its easy-to-read style takes you step by step through diagnosing the problem; understanding its physical effects; breaking behavioural patterns and getting treatment. Support for children with alcoholic parents and guidance for those living with an alcoholic is also included. 2008.
By Monique Keiran. 1999
Some 75 million years ago, one dinosaur ended its life. The dinosaur was an Albertosaurus -- distant cousin to the… ferocious, meat-eating predator Tyrannosaurus Rex. But its death was also a beginning -- the start of its transformation into a fossil, which lay undiscovered for millennia until the forces of erosion brought the young dinosaur, once again, to light. Grades 4-7. 1999.
By James Frey. 2005
Memoir by a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, whose parents checked him into a Minnesota rehabilitation clinic as a last-step… measure when he was twenty-three. Discusses his experiences there, including treatment methods he accepted and rejected to regain sobriety. This recording includes the publisher's and author's notes issued in response to the controversy over the accuracy of the book. Strong language. Bestseller. 2005.
By Emma Haughton. 1998
Looks at the place of alcoholic drinks in cultures around the world and seeks to examine the many social and… moral issues surrounding it. Includes questions such as "What is alcohol and what happens to your body when you drink it?" and "Why do so many people abuse alcohol, and what are the effects?"
By Insoo Kim Berg, Scott D Miller. 1998
By Matthew Collin, John Godfrey. 1997
"Altered state" tracks the development of Ecstasy culture from its roots in the psychedelic underground and gay disco movements of… America in the '70s, through the utopian frenzy of acid house and the illegal rave spectaculars of the late '80s, to the ultimate creation of a mass drug culture in '90s Britain. It pulls together the disparate threads of an extraordinary tale populated by a cast of flamboyant characters.
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of… our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field--discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork--masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs, examining their origins, their habitats, their extinction, and their living legacy. 2018.
By John Evangelist Walsh. 1996
Recounts the infamous scientific fraud known as "Piltdown" and suggests its perpetrator. Tells of the 1913 discovery in England of… a humanoid skull and jawbone, which were purported to represent the "missing link" in the evolution of man from ape. Explains how scientists were deceived for forty years. 1996.
Sixty-six million years ago, the Earth's most fearsome and spectacular creatures vanished. Today their extraordinary true story remains one of… our planet's great mysteries. In this stunning narrative spanning more than 200 million years, Steve Brusatte, a young American paleontologist who has emerged as one of the foremost stars of the field--discovering ten new species and leading groundbreaking scientific studies and fieldwork--masterfully tells the complete, surprising, and new history of the dinosaurs. 2018.
By Leslie Jamison. 2018
A deeply personal and seamless blend of memoir, cultural history, literary criticism, and journalistic reportage, Leslie Jamison deftly excavates the… stories we tell about addiction and examines what we want these stories to do, and what happens when they fail us. 2018.