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By Sophie Van der Stap. 2015
Sophie is twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, her world… is reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of white coats, gossiping nurses, and sexy doctors; of shared rooms, hair loss, and eyebrow pencils. As wigs become a crucial part of Sophie's new life, she reclaims a sense of self-expression. Each of Sophie's nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia, and Bebé. There's a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient. 2015.
By Morris Gibson. 1986
Warmhearted reminiscences about the trials and rewards of medical life from the Canadian physician and author of "One Man's Medicine".… Gibson regales with vignettes - most humorous and a few poignant. He describes his rambunctious days at medical school in Glasgow, his harrowing World War II service, his practice with his physician wife in the Alberta town of Okotoks, and his teaching at the University of Calgary. 1986.
By Caroline Knapp. 1996
One woman's struggle to overcome twenty years of "high-functioning" alcoholism. She examines how drinking contributed to her difficulty in dealing… with her parents' deaths and with the discovery of her father's alcoholism. Includes information about alcohol abuse and an alcoholism questionnaire. Bestseller. 1996.
By Thomas Maier. 1998
Biography of the noted and controversial pediatrician Benjamin Spock. Describes his career, liberal stand on issues, and troubled family life.… Also discusses his conversion to a macrobiotic diet, which is reflected in the last edition of his classic "Baby and child care." That edition and this biography were both published in 1998, the year he died. c1998.
By Mary D Leakey. 1984
For more than 30 years, Mary and Louis Leakey shared an archaeological partnership excavating fossil remains in East Africa. This… book recounts their personal and professional alliance and the years following Louis' death. 1984.
By Michael White, John R Gribbin. 1995
An examination of the apparent contradiction between the conventional surface of Charles Darwin's life and the revolutionary implications of his… theories. A committed scientist and respectable Victorian husband and father, he was drawn step by step into publishing The Origin of Species, a book that would earn him both vilification and immortality. Darwin was part of a history of ideas beginning with the ancient Greeks and continuing in the present with the latest breakthroughs in molecular biology. This book explores how Darwin's findings have helped us understand the formation of galaxies, and what relation the theory of natural selection has to the new science of chaos. 1995.
By Arthur Fleischmann, Carly Fleischmann. 2012
At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her… from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never develop intellectually beyond the abilities of a small child. Although she made some progress after years of intensive behavioural and communication therapy, Carly remained largely unreachable. Then, at age ten, while sitting in her kitchen with her devoted therapist Howie, Carly reached over to the laptop and typed "MEAN," referring to Howie's efforts to get her to do her work for the day. She then went on to further explain her recalcitrant mood by typing "TEETH HURT," much to Howie's astonishment. This was the beginning of Carly's journey toward self-realization. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family, her therapists, and the thousands of people who follow her via her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. 2012.
By Richard Selzer. 1995
Collection of twenty-four passionate essays and stories from a practicing surgeon, ranging from operating-room dramas to personal portraits. Selzer combines… his surgical experience with a broad knowledge of hospital life and a deep, sympathetic understanding of patients and their families. Some medical topics are harshly described. 1995.
By Gale Warner, David Kreger. 1998
At age thirty in 1990, the author complained of an aching shoulder, and she was surprised when the diagnosis was… lymphoma. Her writing reveals initial optimism about her chances of survival as she embraced a variety of treatments and then her acceptance of her approaching death as new tumours appeared. c1998.
By Betty Keller. 1984
Seton, a naturalist, artist, writer, lecturer, story-teller, educator and explorer, gained notoriety for his paintings and stories about wolves. Generations… have read his animal stories, "Wild animals I have known." 1984.
By Lisa Yount. 1994
By Elizabeth Brown Pryor. 1987
Clara Barton established the first public school in New Jersey, but she came to prominence for her extraordinary service in… providing medical aid and supplies to Civil War battlefields. She was the founder of the American Red Cross. 1987.
By Lydia Dotto. 1987
Profiles Canadian astronauts and gives a behind-the-scenes account of their training. Tells of Canadarm's development and examines the potential for… development of Canadian scientific research and industry during the space station era. 1987.
By Phil Jenkins, George M Dawson. 2007
Travelling by horse and canoe, Dawson was a groundbreaker in the Geological Survey's opening up of the Canadian West in… the late 1800's. He was an avid photographer, amateur painter, poet and professional geologist. Over mountainous physical odds, he became one of the most respected Canadians. 2007.
By E. J Browne. 2003
The concluding volume of Janet Browne's magisterial biography of Darwin. Beginning with the extraordinary events that finally forced the "Origin… of Species" into print, we come to the years of fame and controversy. Here, Browne does dramatic justice to all aspects of the Darwinian revolution, from a fascinating examination of the Victorian publishing scene to a survey of the debates between scientists and churchmen over evolutionary theory. At the same time, she presents a wonderfully sympathetic and authoritative picture of Darwin himself. Sequel to "Charles Darwin: Voyaging". 2003.
By Peter Ludwig Brent. 1981
This biography of the naturalist covers Darwin's youth, his voyage on the "Beagle," and the years of patient work that… produced "On the Origin of Species" (DC30772). Brent's portrait attempts to modify a number of long-held misinterpretations. 1981.
By Margaret Mead. 1972
By Marion Woodman. 2000
In her mid-sixties, Woodman learned she had uterine cancer. She presents her battle with cancer in journal form, describing her… physical and emotional suffering, invasive radiation, and her decisions about using Western medical practices in addition to the healing rituals, incantations, and nutritional programs she had long trusted. Furthermore, afraid of being dismissed as an elderly New Age freak, she struggled to communicate with unbelieving doctors as she wrestled for inner balance. 2000.
By Daniel Tammet. 2006
This unique first-person account offers a window into the mind of a high-functioning, 27-year-old British autistic savant with Asperger's syndrome.… Tammet's ability to think abstractly, deviate from routine, and empathize, interact and communicate with others is impaired, yet he's capable of incredible feats of memorization and mental calculation. Besides being able to effortlessly multiply and divide huge sums in his head with the speed and accuracy of a computer, he learned Icelandic in a single week and recited the number pi up to the 22,514th digit. Tammet traces his life from a frustrating, withdrawn childhood and adolescence to his adult achievements. Bestseller. 2006.
By Michael Bliss. 1984