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By Northrop Frye. 1982
By M. Scott Peck. 1997
Explores the social, medical, and ethical dimensions of euthanasia. At the heart of the issue, the author contends, is the… spiritual question of whether the human soul exists. Opposes a public policy of allowing "euthanasia on demand" while arguing for more humane handling of physical and emotional pain. 1997.
By Lauren Kessler. 2007
Biographer Lauren Kessler recounts her time at a West Coast Alzheimer's facility. Working as an unskilled resident assistant, Kessler learns… important lessons about humanity while conducting interviews with patients in various stages of the disease. 2007.
By Julia Casterton. 2005
This book is a practical guide to creative writing, providing advice on style and form, and help with developing work… to be read or heard and how to get published. Drawing on interviews with other writers, and her own long experience as a poet and tutor, Julia Casterton examines many kinds of writing - autobiography, poetry, dialogue, short stories, writing for screen and longer fiction. 2005.
By Jay A Goldstein. 1991
Discusses common illnesses that are sometimes misdiagnosed and mistreated, such as chronic fatigue and headaches. Using case histories as examples,… the authors explain the symptoms of each illness and how the disease process works. 1991.
By Robertson Davies, J. Madison Davis. 1989
These 28 interviews with Canadian author Robertson Davies were conducted by people such as Peter Gzowski and Robert Fulford between… the years 1963 and 1988. They cover a wide variety of subjects, including religion, sex, magic, and theatre. 1989.
By Carol Kahn. 1985
By William H Calvin. 1994
Neil is an engineer who became epileptic after an automobile crash. Fifteen years later, Neil's brain is being electrically stimulated… in the operating room to determine if a section of the brain can be removed to stop his seizures. The coauthors, Neil's neurosurgeon and a neurophysiologist, use this procedure to explain how the brain works. 1994.
By Danielle Martin. 2017
An important check-up on our health-care system--and what urgently needs fixing--from a respected doctor and passionate Medicare advocate. The author… sees the cracks and challenges in our health-care system every day; uses real patient stories to illustrate what works in our health-care system and what doesn't; most importantly, she proposes bold fixes that are both achievable and affordable. Bestseller. 2017.
By David Bainbridge. 2008
A geographical tour of the nervous system, presenting a history of neuroscience and a look at the anatomy of the… brain: the Zonules of Zinn, for example, are small fibres attached to the lens of the eye that adjust it for seeing at different distances. Discusses the history and function of each area, such as the locus coeruleus, or sky-blue place, involved in alertness and stress. Also includes short discussions of nervous system disorders like multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. 2008.
By Uta Frith. 1991
Uta Frith provides the first-ever translation into English of Asperger's paper and has brought together a variety of fascinating phenomenological… and narrative accounts, of the syndrome and its varied presentations, accounts which are by no means entirely negative, for they show how much adaptation and learning and personal development is possible if there is a sensitive understanding of the precise problems involved. 1991.
By Oliver W Sacks. 1973
A group of people fell ill during the great sleeping-sickness epidemic just after World War I and was frozen in… a catatonic state for decades. In 1969, Dr. Sacks prescribed L-DOPA and they began to experience astonishing "awakenings". Bestseller 1990.
By Oliver W Sacks. 1995
Case histories of people with neurological disorders who reconstruct the world according to their needs. Comfortable with his forty-five years… of blindness, one man is confused by the sudden restoration of his sight. An autistic zoology professor is at ease with animals but cannot bear human contact. Each tale portrays a patient with a condition such as Tourette's Syndrome, deafness, or amnesia. Bestseller. Winner of the 1997 CNIB Talking Book of the Year Award. 1995.
By Kim Thúy, Pascal Janovjak. 2011
"Ils se sont rencontrés un soir, dans un hôtel de Monaco. Au petit déjeuner, ils se sont racontés. Et puis… elle est repartie à Montréal, et il a regagné Ramallah. Ce livre est la suite de leur conversation. À toi est composé de récits croisés nés d'un coup de foudre littéraire entre un auteur franco-slovaco-suisse et une auteure québécoise d'origine vietnamienne. Ce dialogue du féminin et du masculin est une invitation au lecteur à partager cet univers intime. On y retrouve le charme poétique qui a passionné les milliers de lecteurs de Ru. Écrits au rythme lent de la mémoire ou au souffle syncopé d'un monde changeant, ces textes racontent les préoccupations du présent, universelles ou personnelles. Attentifs à la sensualité des détails, leurs récits se font écho, s'amplifient, se complètent et vibrent, dans une complicité rare. Leurs mots traversent un océan et six fuseaux horaires, passent par-dessus les murs, les frontières et les différences culturelles, pour dire la beauté du monde et la fragilité de la vie." -- 4e de couv.
By Marc Duke. 1972
By Jack Hodgins. 1993
Describes the problems facing any fiction writer -- including how to make your characters come alive, plot and structure, and… metaphors and symbols -- and shows how some of the best writers have solved them. 1993.
By Chris Cobb. 2004
The inside story of the newspaper war instigated by the arrival of Conrad Black's National Post, as well as a… chronicle of the paper's rise and fall, told by the people who were there. The questionable measures the Post's rivals took to defend their market share are documented, as is a complete history of the Post's creation. The ambition, hubris, intrigue, and even absurdity of the Post's initial owners and policies took it from the most adventurous media project ever undertaken in Canada to perhaps the industry's most spectacular failure. 2004.
By Gwynne Dyer. 2005
A collection of Dyer's writings on the post-September 11 world. He examines how the media skews fact and opinion, provides… incorrect information, and prefers short-term news over the longer perspectives needed to understand what is going on. Combines an examination of how powerful owners mould the agendas of the press with a self-critique of his columns. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2005.
By Matt Cohen. 2000
Matt Cohen's last book, a memoir, describes his life as a writer. Also dealing with the Canadian literary scene of… his time, he includes portraits of such figures as Margaret Laurence and Morley Callaghan. He charts his progress as a writer, and the inspiration he received by moving from Toronto to a farm near Kingston.
By A Ramat. 1996
Outil indispensable pour toute personne qui doit rédiger, corriger ou composer des textes en français, Le Ramat de la typographie… contient des règles et conseils fort judicieux. On y retrouve notamment des règles sur l'écriture des adresses, des dates et des heures, des nombres en chiffres ou en lettres de même que sur l'écriture des noms géographiques. L'auteur aborde aussi les règles de coupures de mots en fin de ligne, les règles des abréviations et d'emploi des majuscules. Il est aussi question de traitement de texte, de mise en page à l'écran et de correction d'épreuves. 1996.