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By Judith Peacock. 2000
Introductory overview of different types of diabetes, covering symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, control, and complications of the disease. Assesses some of… the serious effects of the body's inability to use glucose properly because of a lack of insulin. Grades 5-8. 2000.
By Robert Tattersall. 2009
Tattersall, a leading authority on diabetes, describes the story of the disease from the ancient writings of Galen and Avicenna… to the recognition of sugar in the urine of diabetics in the 18th century and the identification of pancreatic diabetes in 1889. With the discovery of insulin in the early 20th century, optimism ensued, which eventually waned due to the increasing complexity of the disease, and the increasing number of young patients. c2009.
By James S Hirsch. 2006
Former New York Times reporter with type 1 diabetes describes the social, economic, and scientific effects of the disease. Traces… the history of medical treatment, the limitations of insulin therapy, and stem-cell research. Discusses how the medical and insurance establishments can impede the search for a cure. 2006.
By Nancy Wilson Ross. 1980
A long-time student of Asian life and thought offers a guide for both the uninitiated and the practitioner. She explores… Buddhist history and philosophy and the schools of Hinayana, Tibetan, and Zen. 1980.
By Marjorie Hollands, Margaret Howard. 2004
A collection of recipes, following the Canadian Diabetes Association guidelines, of easy-to-prepare meals using every day foods in your kitchen.… Includes nutrition information for each recipe, menu planning for balanced meals, recipes for different meals, and a Special Occasions chapter with a variety of recipes for any social event. 2004.
By Peter Harvey. 1990
Harvey's account of the 2,500-year history of Buddhism describes its development from origins in India, its expansion throughout Asia, and… its introduction into Europe and America. He discusses the practices of ethics, devotion, monasticism, and meditation, pointing out the diversity within Buddhist traditions as well as the beliefs and rites common throughout the Buddhist world. 1990.
By Sylvia Fraser. 2001
Sylvia Fraser's three-month pilgrimage to India in search of "something larger than myself, something deeper, something more." Travelling 12,000 kilometres… as a solitary traveler across deserts and through jungles, she visits sacred sites such as the twilight city of Varanasi on the Ganges and the Golden Temple of the Sikhs; spends time with a Hindu sect up Mount Abu and meditates eleven hours a day for ten days in a Buddhist retreat while observing a vow of silence. 2001.
By Steve Hagen. 1999
This work provides a clear, straightforward treatise on Buddhism in general and awareness in particular - the book is all… about being "awake" and in touch with what is going on here and now. The author's observations and insights are plain, practical and down-to-earth and deal exclusively with the present, not with theory, speculation or belief in some far-off time or place. This book should be of interest to anyone wanting to discover (or rediscover) the essence of Buddhism in accessible language, free of all the trappings and religious ritual. 1999, c1997.
By Pema Chödrön. 2000
American Buddhist nun describes how to apply her religion’s philosophy to achieve happiness. Explains how to communicate, experience difficult emotions,… and become compassionate using eight worldly dharma or basic Buddhist beliefs. 2000, c1997.
By Korey K Hood. 2010
A guide for teens on managing Type 1 diabetes offers strategies and tips on making diabetes a high priority, fighting… diabetes burnout, getting help from others, and coping with school and relationships. Some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers. 2010.
By Thomas Merton. 1995
Reflections of a noted Trappist monk and writer on major religions of the East. Defines and describes Taoism, Buddhism, Sufism,… and Hinduism. Observes principles and themes that these religions share with their Western counterparts. Includes introductory materials by George Woodcock. 1995.
By Deepak Chopra. 2010
With words like 'depression' and 'recession' in the air, the author underlines the importance of keeping an eye on the… positive aspects of life and finding ways to experience joy no matter what is happening to you. This book explains how to maintain an optimistic outlook and experience the benefits of having a happy heart and soul, no matter what the circumstances. 2010.
By Thich Nhat Hanh. 1988
The author is a poet, Zen master, and nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. He draws from Buddhist psychology, epistemology,… and contemporary physics, and uses many anecdotes to accompany the reader on this journey from mindfulness to insight. 1988.
By Peter Matthiessen. 2003
1973. Peter Matthiessen and field biologist George Schaller traveled high into the remote mountains of Nepal to study the Himalayan… blue sheep and possibly glimpse the rare and beautiful snow leopard. Matthiessen, a student of Zen Buddhism, was also on a spiritual quest to find the Lama of Shey at the ancient shrine on Crystal Mountain. As the climb proceeds, Matthiessen charts his inner path as well as his outer one, with a deepening Buddhist understanding of reality, suffering, impermanence, and beauty. 2003.
By Stephen R Prothero. 2005
By Pico Iyer. 2008
Iyer, a travel writer, essayist and novelist, has known the Dalai Lama, spiritual and political leader of Tibet, for more… than 30 years. Organizing his observations by aspects of the Dalai Lama's work and character: icon, monk, philosopher, politician, Iyer plumbs different sides of His Holiness, whom he demythologizes even as he expresses a clear-eyed respect for his achievements. 2008.
By Michael W Raymond. 1992
An English professor's account of living with diabetes for nearly thirty years after it was first diagnosed in childhood, before… coming to terms with the fact that he has a chronic disease. As the title implies, the author stresses the emotional and physical aspects of the person with the disease and discusses how diabetes affects relationships with health-care professionals, friends, and family. Some strong language. 1992.
By Suryacitta. 2011
By Daniel Goleman, Matthieu Ricard, Jesse Browner. 2018
Drawing from fiction and poetry, Western philosophy, Buddhist beliefs, scientific research, and personal experience, Ricard weaves an inspirational account of… how to rethink our realities in a fast-moving modern world. 2018. Uniform title: Plaidoyer pour le bonheur.