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Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself Lowest new price: $13.44
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Author: Melody Beattie

Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.

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Vasculitis

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Author: S. Louis Bridges

This is a new edition of the successful textbook providing updated, detailed information on clinical, epidemiologic, pathophysiologic and therapeutic aspects of common and rare forms of vasculitis. New chapters include pathology of vasculitis, autoantibodies, animal models of vasculitis and PET scanning. Separate sections are devoted to basic science, clinical manifestations commonly seen in vasculitis, imaging and perpcutaneous interventions, individual diseases and syndromes as well as conditions which can mimic vasculitis. Subsumed under clinical manifestations are chapters, some new, which deal with skin, oral ulcers, eyes, cardiopulmonary system, nervous system, the gastrointestinal track, kidney and digital ischemia and Raynaud's phenomenon. Other chapters address diagnostic approaches to adults and to children with suspected vasculitis, as well as assessment of disease activity and damage. Individual chapters are written by authorities from throughout the world.


Liebman's Neuroanatomy Made Easy And Understandable

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Author: S. David Gertz
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Liebman's Neuroanatomy Made Easy and Understandable is an essential resource for students and professionals. The author leaves out extraneous theories and unnecessary details. Only the basics of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, physical diagnosis, and neurology remain. The subject matter is presented in a simple and personal style. This straightforward approach makes the book much easier to read and absorb than more convoluted neuroanatomy texts. This impressive work, now in its seventh edition, includes updated chapters and appendixes, and some new material: Chapter 12 has a newly added figure that summarizes the general plan of the autonomic nervous system, with extra attention paid to the area of the head; Chapter 13 includes a new original drawing that clarifies and summarizes the origin and destination of fiber types that pass through the ciliary ganglion; and Chapter 23, has a significant amount of new material related to pathologic conditions of the central nervous system. Also, a new chapter has been added that discusses Fragile-X syndrome, Autism, and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Whether used as a textbook, review aid, or professional reference, Liebman's Neuroanatomy Made Easy and Understandable serves students well throughout their medical or allied health education.

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Natural Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

Natural Therapies for Parkinson's Disease Lowest new price: $18.09
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Author: Dr. Laurie Mischley
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Conventional management of Parkinson's disease (PD) is limited. The pharmaceutical and surgical options that are available have significant side effects and only correct symptoms for a limited period of time. Even with the best conventional treatment, the disease progresses and becomes severely disabling. No existing conventional therapies that the progress of the disease; available medicines only treat symptoms temporarily. Conventional medicine views the course of the disease as "progressive" and "irreversible." Many patients, who are only partially satisfied with conventional medicine, seek alternative and complementary options in an attempt to slow, stop, or reverse the disease process. This book has several functions: - It is a science-based reference manual. - It is inspiring and empowering to patients. - It is educational for both patients and neurologists. - It is entertaining. - It fosters an understanding between conventional and complementary providers. Chapters on , Alpha-Lipoic Acid, Aluminum, Antioxidants, Beta-carotene, Calorie Restriction, Carnitine, Chelation, Cholesterol, Choline, Coenzyme Q-10, Constipation, Creatine, Curcumin (Turmeric), Dairy, DHA (fish oil), Fava Beans, Glutathione, H. pylori (Helicobacter pylori), Homocysteine, Iron, Manganese, Marijuana (Cannabis sativa), Mucuna pruriens, Velvet bean, Cowhage, Niacin, Tea, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, and other topics.

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Microneurosurgery, Volume I: Microsurgical Anatomy of the Basal Cisterns and Vessels of the Brain, Diagnostic Studies, General Operative Techniques ... Considerations of the Intracranial Aneurysms

Microneurosurgery, Volume I: Microsurgical Anatomy of the Basal Cisterns and Vessels of the Brain, Diagnostic Studies, General Operative Techniques ... Considerations of the Intracranial Aneurysms Lowest used price: $2,190.00
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Microsurgical Anatomy of the Basal Cisterns and Vessels of the Brain

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State of Fear

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Author: Michael Crichton
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In Paris, a physicist dies after performing a laboratory experiment for a beautiful visitor.

In the jungles of Malaysia, a mysterious buyer purchases deadly cavitation technology, built to his specifications.

In Vancouver, a small research submarine is leased for use in the waters off New Guinea.

And in Tokyo, an intelligence agent tries to understand what it all means.

Thus begins Michael Crichton's exciting and provocative technothriller, State of Fear. Only Michael Crichton's unique ability to blend science fact and pulse-pounding fiction could bring such disparate elements to a heart-stopping conclusion.

This is Michael Crichton's most wide-ranging thriller. State of Fear takes the reader from the glaciers of Iceland to the volcanoes of Antarctica, from the Arizona desert to the deadly jungles of the Solomon Islands, from the streets of Paris to the beaches of Los Angeles. The novel races forward, taking the reader on a rollercoaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear. Gripping and thought-provoking, State of Fear is Michael Crichton at his very best.

Amazon.com Exclusive Content

A Michael Crichton Timeline
Amazon.com reveals a few facts about the "father of the techno-thriller."

1942: John Michael Crichton is born in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 23.

1960: Crichton graduates from Roslyn High School on Long Island, New York, with high marks and a reputation as a star basketball player. He decides to attend Harvard University to study English. During his studies, he rankles under his writing professors' criticism. As an act of rebellion, Crichton submits an essay by George Orwell as his own. The professor doesn’t catch the plagiarism and gives Orwell a B-. This experience convinces Crichton to change his field of study to anthropology.

1964: Crichton graduates summa cum laude from Harvard University in anthropology. After studying further as a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University and receiving the Henry Russell Shaw Travelling Fellowship, which allowed him to travel in Europe and North Africa, Crichton begins coursework at the Harvard School of Medicine. To help fund his medical endeavors, he writes spy thrillers under several pen names. One of these works, A Case of Need, wins the 1968 Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award.

1969: Crichton graduates from Harvard Medical school and is accepted as a post-doctoral fellow at the Salk Institute for Biological Science in La Jolla, Calif. However, his career in medicine is waylaid by the publication of the first novel under his own name, The Andromeda Strain. The novel, about an apocalyptic plague, climbs high on bestseller lists and is later made into a popular film. Crichton said of his decision to pursue writing full time: "To quit medicine to become a writer struck most people like quitting the Supreme Court to become a bail bondsman."

1972: Crichton's second novel under his own name The Terminal Man, is published. Also, two of Crichton's previous works under his pen names, Dealing and A Case of Need are made into movies. After watching the filming, Crichton decides to try his hand at directing. He will eventually direct seven films including the 1973 science-fiction hit Westworld, which was the first film ever to use computer-generated effects.

1980: Crichton draws on his anthropology background and fascination with new technology to create Congo, a best-selling novel about a search for industrial diamonds and a new race of gorillas. The novel, patterned after the adventure writings of H. Ryder Haggard, updates the genre with the inclusion of high-tech gadgets that, although may seem quaint 20 years later, serve to set Crichton's work apart and he begins to cement his reputation as "the father of the techno-thriller."

1990: After the 1980s, which saw the publication of the underwater adventure Sphere (1987) and an invitation to become a visiting writer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1988), Crichton begins the new decade with a bang via the publication of his most popular novel, Jurassic Park. The book is a powerful example of Crichton's use of science and technology as the bedrock for his work. Heady discussion of genetic engineering, chaos theory, and paleontology run throughout the tightly-wound thriller that strands a crew of scientists on an island populated by cloned dinosaurs run amok. The novel inspires the 1993 Steven Spielberg film, and together book and film will re-ignite the world’s fascination with dinosaurs.

1995: Crichton resurrects an idea from his medical school days to create the Emmy-Award Winning television series ER. In this year, ER won eight Emmys and Crichton received an award from the Producers Guild of America in the category of outstanding multi-episodic series. Set in an insanely busy an often dangerous Chicago emergency room, the fast-paced drama is defined by Crichton's now trademark use of technical expertise and insider jargon. The year also saw the publication of The Lost World returning readers to the dinosaur-infested island.

2000: In recognition for Crichton's contribution in popularizing paleontology, a dinosaur discovered in southern China is named after him. "Crichton's ankylosaur" is a small, armored plant-eating dinosaur that dates to the early Jurassic Period, about 180 million years ago. "For a person like me, this is much better than an Academy Award," Crichton said of the honor.

2004: Crichton’s newest thriller State of Fear is published.


Amazon.com's Significant Seven
Michael Crichton kindly agreed to take the life quiz we like to give to all our authors: the Amazon.com Significant Seven.

Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?
A: Prisoners of Childhood by Alice Miller

Q: You are stranded on a desert island with only one book, one CD, and one DVD--what are they?
A: Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu (Witter Bynner version)
Symphony #2 in D Major by Johannes Brahms (Georg Solti)
Ikiru by Akira Kurosawa

Q: What is the worst lie you've ever told?
A: Surely you're joking.

Q: Describe the perfect writing environment.
A: Small room. Shades down. No daylight. No disturbances. Macintosh with a big screen. Plenty of coffee. Quiet.

Q: If you could write your own epitaph, what would it say?
A: I don't want an epitaph. If forced, I would say "Why Are You Here? Go Live Your Life."

Q: Who is the one person living or dead that you would like to have dinner with?
A: Benjamin Franklin

Q: If you could have one superpower what would it be?
A: Invisibility

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Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Identification, Education, and Treatment Lowest new price: $199.93
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The field of autism has been growing at an unprecedented rate in recent years. In addition to an actual rise in the number of classic DSM-IV cases, broadened diagnostic criteria have uncovered a wider range of autistic behaviors and ability levels. The third edition of this well-known text continues the mission of its predecessors--to present a comprehensive, readable, up-to-date overview of the field of autism, one that links research, theory, and practice in ways that are accessible to both practitioners and parents. Key features include:

*Expanded Coverage--To accommodate the recent explosion of research, the book has been expanded from 11 to 14 chapters that examine the impact of autism on the individual and the family from infancy through adulthood.
*Expertise--Internationally recognized experts offer cutting-edge treatment and educational information on topics such as early diagnosis, medical treatment, assessment, educational methods, language development, behavior regulation, and family support.
*Neurobiological Research--Comprehensive medical research and treatment chapters provide an understandable overview of neurobiological research and current treatments including when and how medication can be employed as part of a treatment plan.
*Focus on Early Years--Old sections I and III have been combined and a new 3-chapter section on early identification and intervention added.
*Focus on Parents and Families--In addition to a chapter on the evolving role of families, a new chapter addresses family needs during the preschool years.
*Integration of Assessment and Intervention--The chapters on assessment and intervention have been reorganized and more closely integrated in keeping with current thinking about their inter-relatedness.
*Future Directions--Two chapters discuss emerging directions in this exploding field and how to make informed decisions among a variety of approaches.

This book is appropriate for anyone--students, practitioners, or parents--who must provide care for an autistic child.

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Cognitive Development: The Learning Brain

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Author: Usha Claire Goswami
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Cognitive Development: The Learning Brain is a thoroughly revised and updated edition of the bestselling Cognition in Children. This full-color textbook has been re-written from the perspective of brain science and shows how new discoveries in cognitive neuroscience force us to reconsider traditional theories of cognitive development. Goswami considers the established base of cognitive developmental psychology and demonstrates how new data from brain science require a new theoretical framework based on learning. This book presents a new paradigm for teaching cognitive development, going beyond Piaget to learning and the brain.

Conceptualizing cognitive development around three core domains of human knowledge – naïve physics, naïve biology and naïve psychology – the book considers the learning mechanisms available to the infant brain. Each chapter explores how these mechanisms affect different aspects of cognitive development. Starting with the development of these foundational domains in infancy, Goswami goes on to consider social cognition, language acquisition, causal learning and explanation-based reasoning, and theory of mind. Later chapters explore memory, reasoning, metacognition, executive functions, reading and numbers. The final chapter analyzes the contribution of more traditional theoretical perspectives (Piaget and Vygotsky), linking these to connectionism and neuroconstructivism. The intimate links between language acquisition and symbolic systems, cognitive development and social/cultural learning form the core of the book. 

This valuable textbook is essential reading for teachers and students of developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as education, language and the learning sciences. It will also be of interest to anyone training to work with infants and children.

Cognitive Development: The Learning Brain is supported by online Student and Instructor Resources, access to which is free of charge to adopters of the book and their students.

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Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation

Endoscopic Spine Surgery and Instrumentation Lowest new price: $68.00
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Minimally invasive spinal surgery has made tremendous strides in the past
decade, with advances in instrumentation and techniques rapidly changing the
scope of these procedures. Highlighted by nearly 650 high-quality images, this
is the first text to comprehensively review the critical aspects and
developments in the field. It features in-depth guidelines and approaches for
performing cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery; percutaneous
procedures; and image-guided and robotic surgery. You will also find key
discussions of minimally invasive interbody fusion, thoracic discectomy, trauma
stabilization, lumbar decompression, tumor resection, and more.

With
contributions from leading surgeons throughout the country, this text provides a
solid foundation in minimally invasive spinal techniques. For all neurosurgeons,
orthopedic surgeons, and spinal surgeons, it is both a useful tool and an
educational resource for integrating these operative methods into
practice.


Atlas of Skull Base Surgery and Neurotology

Atlas of Skull Base Surgery and Neurotology Lowest new price: $169.44
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Author: Robert K. Jackler
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"Written by...one of the world experts in skull base surgery...Without a shadow of a doubt, this is a truly remarkable book...it is essential." - Journal of Laryngology & Otology


The second edition of Atlas of Skull Base Surgery and Neurotology presents an up-to-date reference for the latest techniques in the challenging area of skull base surgery. Greatly expanded in this edition is the book's broad coverage of technical maneuvers for the various surgical approaches. The atlas provides an overview of the fundamental concepts in surgical management with succinct descriptions of surgical anatomy, pathological anatomy of skull base problems, the use of endoscopes in skull base surgery, and vascular considerations.


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  • Features concise, step-by-step descriptions of surgical techniques
  • Expanded to include 700 full-color, high-quality illustrations by artist Christine Gralapp demonstrating key aspects of anatomy, operative exposures, and surgical maneuvers

An invaluable aid to mastering the complex anatomy and techniques for skull base surgery and neurotology, this book is essential for otolaryngologists, neurosurgeons, and residents in these specialties.

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