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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 Patrick Marnham, Diego Rivera. 1998
Vast in scope, this biography details the life of the late Mexican painter, best known for his complex, highly symbolic… and politically charged murals. Descriptions of his early life, participation in the Communist party of the 1920s and his marriage to artistic giant, Frida Kahlo help to bring understanding to this complex man. 1998.
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 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 Desmond Seward. 1998
Biography of the Italian painter Michelangelo da Caravaggio, born in 1571. Explores what is known about his life; investigates his… world, his acclaim as an artist, the fatal duel that made him an outlaw, and his untimely death in 1610. Presents a portrait of a tortured soul. c1998.
By Maria Tippett. 2003
Bill Reid was at the forefront of the modern-day renaissance of Northwest Coast Native art, but his art, and his… life, was not without controversy. Born to a partly Haida mother and a father of German and Scottish descent, his public persona as a Haida Indian seems to have been as much a product of journalists, art patrons, museum curators, and others in the non-Native establishment as of Bill Reid himself. Reid's art also arose from the tension that existed between his Native and white artistic perceptions. 2003.
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 Jacques Poitras. 2007
From humble beginnings, Max Aitken, later Lord Beaverbrook, rose to the heights of politics and business, as well as philanthropy.… In the late 1950s, he built the Beaverbrook Art Gallery as a gift to the people of New Brunswick, stocking it with a large collection of masterworks that form the core of the Gallery's prestigious collection. Today, the paintings are at the centre of a bitter battle between the Gallery and the two charitable Beaverbrook foundations - a battle that has rocked the art world on both sides of the Atlantic. Some strong language. c2007.
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 David Adams Leeming. 1998
Biography of the African American modernist painter who was born in 1901 in Knoxville, Tennessee, and died in Paris in… 1979. Describes his family's religious background, his upbringing in the segregated South, and his later problems with alcoholism and mental illness. Traces his artistic career through Boston, New York, and Paris, where his friends included James Baldwin and Henry Miller. 1998.
By Marc Duke. 1972
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1991
Spans the years before cubism, from 1881 when Picasso was born in southern Spain, to 1906 when he was about… to begin work on "Les demoiselles d'Avignon", the canvas that Richardson sees as a breakthrough of historical significance. Bestseller. 1991.
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1996
Depicts the artist's life and work during the crucial decade of 1907-17, a period during which Picasso and Georges Braque… devised cubism, and in doing so engendered modernism. Portrays Picasso as a revolutionary, but also as a compassionate man who experienced disappointments in love, as well as horror at the outbreak of World War I and the wounds it inflicted on his closest friends, Braque and Apollinaire. Sequel to "A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906" (DC09677). Followed by "A life of Picasso: the Triumphant Years, 1917-1932" (DC32873). Some descriptions of sex, some strong language. c1996. The prodigy, 1881-1906 -- The cubist rebel, 1907-1916 -- Triumphant years, 1917-1932.
By John Richardson, Marilyn McCully. 1991
A life of Picasso, the Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 Covers Picasso's diverse artistic enterprises before age fifty, from his adventures with… Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and marriage to ballerina Olga Khokhlova to his welded sculptures and Surrealism. Describes Picasso's interactions with other artists and affair with young Marie-Thérèse Walter. Some descriptions of sex. Sequel to "A Life of Picasso: Volume 2, 1907-1916" (DC32872). 2007, c1991. The prodigy, 1881-1906 -- The cubist rebel, 1907-1916 -- Triumphant years, 1917-1932.
By Doris McCarthy. 1990
Doris McCarthy, a distinguished Canadian landscape artist, describes her early years. At the age of 15, she won a scholarship… to study at the Ontario College of Art. Upon graduation, she became a teacher and pioneered imaginative approaches to teaching art.