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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 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 Northrop Frye. 1980
By Dennis Lee. 1998
In this collection of essays, Lee explores the experience of "body music": the dance of energy that poems arise from.… He also describes the process of writing verse for children and pays tribute to a variety of Canadian poets. 1998.
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 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Walter Jackson Bate, James Engell. 1984
Biographia Literaria has emerged over the last century as a supreme work of literary criticism and one of the classics… of English literature. Into this volume poured 20 years of speculation about the criticism and uses of poetry and about the psychology of art. Following the text of the 1817 edition, the editors offer the first completely annotated edition of the highly allusive work. 1984.
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.
The author looks at 15 novels that over the past 125 years have made considerable sums of money but have… not been entirely acceptable to the literary community. Includes: King Solomon's Mines; Beau Geste; Forever Amber; Under Two Flags; and Tarzan of the Apes. c1981.
By Edmund Wilson. 1969
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 Phil Viner, Jools Viner, J. B Priestley, Gil Maine, Jonathan Lomas. 2006
Peel away the layers of Priestley's complex drama to appreciate this powerful warning play, wrapped up in the genre of… a gripping detective story, to truly understand that "We don't live alone. We are members of one body". For senior high readers. 2006, c1945.
By Sven Birkerts. 1987
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 Marc Duke. 1972