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Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th edition by Diana J. Mason RN PhD FAAN, Deborah B Gardner RN PhD FAAN FNAP, Freida Hopkins Outlaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, & Eileen T. O’Grady, PhD, NP, RN (Elsevier Saunders)
Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology, 1st edition by Christopher P. Crum MD, Charles M. Quick MD, Anna R. Laury MD, William A. Peters III MD, & Michelle S. Hirsch MD PhD (A Volume in the High Yield Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)
Practical Orthopedic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach, 1st edition by Andrea T. Deyrup MD PhD & Gene P. Siegal MD PhD, with series editors Kevin O. Leslie & Mark R. Wick (Pattern Recognition Series: Elsevier)
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Dermatology / Plastic Surgery / Family Medicine / General Practice
Cosmeceuticals, 3rd edition edited by Zoe Diana Draelos MD, with series editor Jeffry S. Dover (Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series: Elsevier)
Clinicians can improve their knowledge and treat patients with confidence using today’s most advanced cosmeceutical treatments and expert guidance from author Zoe Diana Draelos, MD. Cosmeceuticals, 3rd edition, a volume in the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series, covers cutting-edge content, keeping clinicians up to date with developments in this rapidly-moving field.
With Cosmeceuticals clinicians are able to:
With Cosmeceuticals, 3rd edition, clinicians can offer their patients the latest cosmeceutical therapies with optimal results.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Cardiology / Education & Training / Test Preparation
Echocardiography Review Guide: Companion to the Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, 3rd edition by Catherine M. Otto MD, Rebecca Gibbons Schwaegler BS RDCS & Rosario V. Freeman, MD, MS (Elsevier)
Echocardiography Review Guide, 3rd edition is a review companion to Catherine Otto’s Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography, demonstrating how to record echos, avoid pitfalls, perform calculations and understand the fundamentals echocardiography for every type of cardiac problem. It teaches and tests in one convenient volume, with precise step-by-step instructions on using and interpreting echocardiography.
With Echocardiography Review Guide students are able to:
Those preparing for the echocardiography exam can succeed with the help of Echocardiography Review Guide, 3rd edition – providing all new questions and answers plus online resources for more versatile and effective learning and self-testing. It is a must-have for anyone new to the field or preparing for the echocardiography boards, the PTEeXAM, or the diagnostic cardiac sonographer’s exam.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Dermatology / Plastic Surgery / Family Medicine / General Practice
Renowned cosmetic dermatologists – Drs. Orringer, Alam, and Dover – in Body Shaping: Skin Fat Cellulite provide clinicians with procedural how-to's and step-by-step advice on proper techniques, pitfalls, and tricks of the trade, equipping them to successfully incorporate the very latest for skin tightening, fat reduction, and sculpting procedures into their busy practice. They can stay on top of cutting-edge techniques and topics including laser and lights; high frequency ultrasound techniques; and minimally- and non-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Cryolipolysis, Laser Lipolysis and Chemical Lipoolysis which provide optimal results with little or no recovery period needed for patients.
With Body Shaping clinicians are able to:
Clinicians can improve their technique, treat patients with confidence, and obtain optimal results using today’s most advanced body shaping treatments with guidance from Body Shaping: Skin Fat Cellulite, a volume in the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series.. Video Editor, Nazanin Saedi, MD, presents well edited high definition procedural videos depicting cases as they appear in practice.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Physical Medicine & Rehab / Education & Training / Reference
Easy EMG: A Guide to Performing Nerve Conduction Studies and Electromyography, 2nd edition by Jay M. Weiss MD, Lyn D. Weiss MD & Julie K. Silver MD (Elsevier)
User-friendly and well organized, Easy EMG, 2nd edition, is designed to help residents learn the fundamental principles of electrodiagnostic testing (including nerve conduction studies and needle EMG). This one-of-a-kind resource offers expert guidance on performing and interpreting EMGs, as well as how to test the most common conditions encountered in daily practice.
Features of Easy EMG include:
Focused and user-friendly, the book is specifically designed to meet the needs of residents. At-a-glance tables combine with clear illustrations and a pocket-sized format to make Easy EMG, 2nd edition ideal for on-the-go reference.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Nursing / Policy / Issues & Trends
Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th edition by Diana J. Mason RN PhD FAAN, Deborah B Gardner RN PhD FAAN FNAP, Freida Hopkins Outlaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, & Eileen T. O’Grady, PhD, NP, RN (Elsevier Saunders)
Readers prepare for an effective role in influencing health policy with the definitive policy book for nurses. Featuring analysis of cutting-edge healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th edition helps nurses and students develop skills in influencing policy in today’s changing health care environment. Approximately 150 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in this update of the classic text, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change.
With Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, readers get these features:
Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care is an essential resource for health care professionals across the continuum of care. The editors have assembled an intriguing collection of writings that will provide readers with essential information they can readily use to transform the health care system. It's an important contribution to the field. – Linda Burnes Bolton, RN, DrPH, FAAN, President, American Organization of Nurse Executives, Vice President, Nursing, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
This book offers invaluable insight into the policy-making world and provides nurse leaders at every level with the requisite information to influence policy at the community, state, and national levels. It provides a one-stop resource for current and emerging nurse leaders to transform health care. – Susan Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Senior Advisor for Nursing Director, Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action
Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care is the comprehensive standard for understanding the links between practice, research, and policy – an important and essential read for nurses at all levels. – Antonia Villarruel, RN, PhD, FAAN, Margaret Bond Simon Dean of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Whether readers are students, clinicians, nurse executives, educators, or community members, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care, 7th edition helps them understand current policy issues, influence health care practices, and improve access to affordable, quality care. With the insights and strategies in this award-winning leader, nurses are prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Occupational Therapy / Mental Health Care / Occupational Health / Reference
Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health, 5th edition edited by Wendy Bryant PhD, Jon Fieldhouse, & Katrina Bannigan BSc PhD (Churchill-Livingstone Elsevier)
Now in its 5th edition, the seminal textbook for occupational therapy students and practitioners, Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health has retained the comprehensive detail of previous editions with significant updates, including the recovery approach informed by a social perspective. Emerging settings for practice are explored and more service users have been involved as authors, writing commentaries on 14 chapters.
All chapters have been revised and there are also new chapters, including mental health and wellbeing, professional accountability, intersectionality, green care and working with marginalized populations. Chapter 11 is written by two people who have received occupational therapy, examining different perspectives on the experience of using services.
This 5th edition is divided into clear sections, exploring theory and practice issues in detail. The first section covers the historical, theoretical and philosophical basis for occupational therapy in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing. The second section examines the occupational therapy process, followed by a third section on ensuring quality in contemporary practice. The fourth section offers insights into issues arising from the changing contexts for occupational therapy including an analysis of the implications for occupational therapy education. The fifth section has eight chapters on specific occupations that can be applied across the varied settings which are covered in the sixth and final section.
With Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health readers get these features:
The book manages to pack a great deal into the 500 or so pages and is highly recommended for those new to occupational therapy and mental health as it provides a valuable and broad overview of the subject. – Dr Jean McQueen, The Forensic Network, NHS Scotland
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to occupational therapy students, new practitioners and more experienced practitioners who want to refresh and update their knowledge – International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, August 2008, Vol 15, No 8
…The book is a noteworthy achievement in the manner in which it brings together so many disparate experienced voices in mental health practice. The outcome is a very valuable reference book not only for the student practitioner, at whom it is primarily aimed, but also for practising therapists wanting to keep abreast of recent developments. – British Journal of Occupational Therapy February 2009 72(2)
Comprehensive in scope, Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health, 5th edition provides a broad overview of occupational therapy and mental health. The book is essential reading for students and practitioners across all areas of health and/or social care, in statutory, private or third (voluntary) sectors, and in institutional and community-based settings.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Radiology / Education & Training / Test Prep
Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics, 3rd edition by William Herring MD FACR (Elsevier Saunders)
Learning Radiology: Recognizing the Basics, 3rd edition is an image-filled, practical, and easy-to-read introduction to key imaging modalities. Skilled radiology teacher William Herring, MD, the host of his own specialty website, covers exactly what students need to know to effectively interpret medical images of all modalities. Students learn the latest on ultrasound, MRI, CT, patient safety, dose reduction, and radiation protection in a time-friendly format with brief, bulleted text and abundant high-quality images.
With Learning Radiology students are able to:
Learning Radiology, 3rd edition is a must-have for anyone who will be required to read and interpret common radiologic images. Students benefit from the extensive knowledge and experience of esteemed author Herring and ensure their mastery of the material with additional online content, bonus images, and self-assessment exercises at Student Consult.
Arts & Photography
It's Not About the F-Stop (Voices That Matter) by Jay Maisel (New Riders)
Most instructive photographic books tend to dwell a great deal on technique and equipment. This one doesn't.
One of my best friends, Sam Garcia, and I argue endlessly over our differing perceptions of photography. Recently, he said to me, "Photography is not about photography, it is about everything else."
I asked, "Did you make that up?"
He said, "Yeah."
I said, "I think that is the best thing I have ever heard." In this book, I tried to talk about ‘everything else.’ – from the book
Jay Maisel has been hailed as one of the most brilliant and
gifted photographers of all time. But he is more than that – he is a mentor,
teacher, and trailblazer to many photographers, and a hero to those who feel
Maisel’s teaching has changed the way they see and create their own photography.
He is a living legend whose work is studied around the world, and whose teaching
style and presentation garner standing ovations and critical acclaim every time
he takes the stage.
Maisel’s career spans 61 years. His name has become synonymous with vibrant color photography that uses light and gesture to create countless unforgettable images for advertising, editorial, and corporate communications. His pictures appear in books and private, corporate, and museum collections. Some of his commercial accomplishments include five Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, the first two covers of New York magazine, and the cover of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue. He has won many awards for excellence.
In his first educational book, Light, Gesture, and Color, Maisel put his amazing insights and learning moments from a lifetime behind the lens into a book that communicated the three most important aspects of street photography: light, gesture, and color. In It's Not About the F-Stop, Maisel takes readers beyond the buttons and dials on their cameras to teach them how to ‘see’ like photographers, and how to capture the world around them in a way that delights, intrigues, and challenges viewers. Each page unveils something new and inspires them to rethink everything they know about the bigger picture of photography.
Readers of the book go on a visual journey and learning adventure with a living legend whose work has impacted, informed, and inspired generations of photographers all over the world. Now Jay's amazing insights, captivating stories, and expressive images have come together in a book that has the power to change the way readers think about and create photographs forever. Maisel takes readers beyond the buttons and dials on their cameras to teach them the most important parts of photography: how to finally ‘see’ like a photographer.
It's Not About the F-Stop is a book that opens readers’ eyes, engages their minds, and unlocks their creative potential in a way they have never experienced. It’s a fascinating journey of words, wisdom, and vision as they take a big leap forward in the understanding and creation of their photography.
Audio / Literature & Fiction / Romance Novels
One Night with a Billionaire by Jessica Clare, read by Jillian Macie – Audio CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged, running time: 9.5 hours (Billionaire Boys Club Series: Tantor Media)
One night is all it takes…
One Night with a Billionaire is a volume in the Billionaire Boys Club Series by New York Times bestselling author Jessica Clare who writes under three pen names, Clare, Jessica Sims, and Jill Myles. Narrator Jillian Macie is a seasoned audiobook narrator.
For those familiar with the Billionaire Boys Club Series, this is Cade Archer's story and (spoiler alert) he does not end up with Daphne.
Kylie Daniels may be a makeup artist to the stars, but as a plump woman she knows what it feels like to be overshadowed. Especially by her famous boss, the pop star Daphne.
Kylie has never really known love. She works to keep her grandmother in a care facility, but before this job, she was months behind on payments with no money to her name, crashing on her friend's couch. And she barely survived her previous romantic relationship.
That's why she's stunned – and delighted – when one night at a party, she attracts the attention of a gorgeous stranger. The night Cade and Kylie meet there is instant chemistry. The two end up having a wild night of passion which grows into something more.
But in One Night with a Billionaire Daphne decides she wants the handsome billionaire for herself, and Cade Archer is suddenly off-limits for makeup artist Kylie. Cade, on the other hand, has known Daphne for years, even dated her a while back, but she blew him off years ago. Still, he has always held on to the idea that she might be the right woman for him.
But one sizzling night with Kylie has changed everything. So, he wonders, why is she suddenly avoiding him?
And then Daphne finds out about their affair and all hell
Fortunately Cade is determined to get what he wants, and he'll do anything to show Kylie she can get everything she wants, too.
Will Kylie and Cade find happiness? Does Daphne ever get her act together?
Praise for the Billionaire Boys Club novels
Really fun, entertaining, [and] engaging… I can’t wait to read (and reread) the other billionaires’ stories. – Heroes and Heartbreakers
Blazing hot. – USA Today
Ms. Clare had me at billionaire… A fast, sexy read. – Fiction Vixen
One Night with a Billionaire is Book 6 in the Billionaire Boys Club Series. Throughout the series, Cade has been waiting for his turn, and in this book, he finally gets it. All the books in the series contain romantic and steamy scenes. What’s so great about this one is how easy it is to identify with and root for Kylie.
Computers & the Internet / Media Studies
Personal Connections in the Digital Age, 2nd edition by Nancy K. Baym (DMS – Digital Media and Society Series: Polity Press)
The internet and the mobile phone have disrupted many of our conventional understandings of ourselves and our relationships, raising anxieties and hopes about their effects on our lives. In this 2nd edition of Personal Connections in the Digital Age, Nancy K. Baym provides frameworks for thinking critically about the roles of digital media in personal relationships. Rather than providing exuberant accounts or cautionary tales, it offers a data-grounded primer on how to make sense of these important changes in relational life. Baym is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Visiting Professor of Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Fully updated to reflect new developments in technology and digital scholarship, Personal Connections in the Digital Age identifies the core relational issues these media disturb and shows how talk about them echoes historical discussions about earlier communication technologies. Chapters explore how we use mediated language and nonverbal behavior to develop and maintain communities, social networks, and new relationships, and to maintain existing relationships in our everyday lives. The book combines research findings with lively examples to address questions such as: Can mediated interaction be warm and personal? Are people honest about themselves online? Can relationships that start online work? Do digital media damage the other relationships in our lives? Throughout, Personal Connections in the Digital Age argues that these questions must be answered with firm understandings of media qualities and the social and personal contexts in which they are developed and used.
According to Baym, the digital age is distinguished by rapid transformations in the kinds of technological mediation through which people encounter one another. Face-to-face conversation, landline telephone calls, and postal mail have been joined by email, mobile phone calls, text messaging, instant messaging, chat, web boards, social networks, photo sharing, video sharing, and multiplayer gaming. People have always responded to new media with confusion. In this time of rapid innovation and diffusion, it is natural to be concerned about their effects on our relationships.
When first faced with a new barrage of interpersonal communication media, people tend to react in one of two ways, both of which have long cultural histories. On the one hand, people express concern that our communication has become increasingly shallow. The increased amount of mediated interaction seems to threaten the sanctity of our personal relationships. On the other, new media offer the promise of more opportunity for connection with more people, leading to stronger and more diverse relationships. Over time, as we get used to new communication media, people come to see them in more nuanced ways. Eventually they become so taken for granted they are all but invisible. These moments in which the norms for their use are in flux offer fresh opportunities to think about our technologies, our connections, and the relationships amongst them.
Personal Connections in the Digital Age provides a means of thinking critically about the roles of digital media and devices in personal relationships. The book provides a theoretical and data-grounded primer on how to make sense of these important changes in relational life. The material in this book draws on Baym’s research projects, observations, and the large and growing body of scholarship on how digital media affect our interpersonal lives, to offer frameworks for evaluating and understanding these changes.
People may have reeled in the face of writing and publishing, but it was little compared to how we reeled and continued to reel in the face of this newfound power to collapse time and space that the telegraph provided. Digital media continue these disruptions and pose new ones. They raise important questions for scholars and lay people alike. How can we be present yet also absent? What is a self if it's not in a body? How can we have so much control yet lose so much freedom? What does personal communication mean when it's transmitted through a mass medium? What's a mass medium if it's used for personal communication? What do ‘private’ and ‘public’ mean anymore?
According to Baym in Personal Connections in the Digital Age, we may be physically present in one space, yet mentally and emotionally engaged elsewhere. Consider, for instance, the dinner partner who is immersed in his mobile phone conversation. Since he is physically present, yet simultaneously absent, the very nature of self becomes problematic. Where is ‘he?’ If someone is nurturing face-to-face, aggressive in one online forum, and needy in another online forum, which is real? Is there such a thing as a true self anymore? Was there ever?
The separation of presence from communication offers us more control over our social worlds yet subjects us to new forms of control, surveillance, and constraint. We can create new opportunities to converse. We can avoid interactions, talking into a mobile phone (or pretending to) to avoid a co-present acquaintance, or letting calls go to voice mail. We can use nonverbally limited media such as text messages or emails to shelter us from anxiety-inducing encounters such as flirting or ending relationships. But, just as we can use these media to manage others more strategically, others can also more easily manage us. Our autonomy is increasingly constrained by the expectation that we can be reached for communication anytime, anywhere, and we will owe an appropriate and timely response. We are trapped by the same state of ‘perpetual contact’ that empowers us. In light of revelations about government surveillance of mobile phone communication, web activities, and online games, it's evident that, even as we engage in increased control of our behaviors and relationships through digital media, the digital traces left by our activities are used for surveillance on a previously unimaginable scale.
One of the most exciting elements of new media is that they allow us to communicate personally within what used to be prohibitively large groups. This blurs the boundary between mass and interpersonal communication in ways that disrupt both. If, as increasingly happens, the conversations and materials these fans produce for one another are incorporated into the television show, the boundaries between the production and reception of mass media are blurred as well.
Internet users have been decried for revealing private information through online activities. Mobile phone users have been assailed for carrying on private conversations in public spaces (and shooting nasty looks at those who don't pretend not to notice). All of this happens in a cultural moment when individualism is defined through consumerist practices of purchasing mass-mediated and branded products and publicizing one's self through ‘self-branding’ may be essential to career success.
At the heart of this boundary flux is deep confusion about what is virtual – that which seems real but is ultimately a mere simulation – and what is real. Even people who hang out and build relationships online contrast it to what they do ‘IRL’ (In Real Life), lending credence to the perception that the mediated is unreal. Digital media thus call into question the very authenticity of our identities, relationships, and practices. The emphasis in this book is on the mundane and the everyday, on how people incorporate digital media into their routine practices of relating and with what consequences.
In chapter 1, Baym identifies a set of key concepts that can be used to differentiate digital media, and which influence how people use them and with what effects. She then offers a brief overview of the media discussed in Personal Connections in the Digital Age and a discussion of who does and who doesn't make use of them. Chapter 2 is an orientation to the major perspectives used to understand the interrelationships between communication technology and society, and an exploration of the major themes in popular rhetorics about digital media and personal connection. Chapter 3 examines what happens to messages, both verbal and nonverbal, in mediated contexts. Chapter 4 addresses the group contexts in which online interaction often happens, including communities and social networks. The remaining two chapters explore dyadic relationships. Chapter 5 shows how people present themselves to others and first get to know each other online. Chapter 6 looks at how people use new media to build and maintain their relationships. Finally, the conclusion returns to the question of sorting myths from reality, arguing against the notion of a ‘cyberspace’ that can be understood apart from the mundane realities of everyday life, and for the notion that online and offline flow together in the life-worlds of contemporary relationships.
New communications technologies are always hyped by some people and denounced by others. Nancy Baym’s brilliant book explodes myths and challenges stereotypes. Her clear-sighted and penetrating analysis provides the mental toolkit needed to reach a more nuanced view of the social impact of digital media. – Tom Standage, Digital Editor, The Economist
In this lucid yet learned book, Nancy Baym covers a breadth of analysis on whether and how the internet and mobile communication are reconfiguring our identities and personal relationships. While recognising the many continuities in our social life from offline to online, she also notes some signs of optimism, showing how we may yet build new, perhaps better, personal connections in the digital age. – Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics and Political Science
Timely and vibrant, this new edition of Personal Connections in the Digital Age will be required reading for all students and scholars of media, communication studies, and sociology, as well as all those who want a richer understanding of digital media and everyday life.
History / World War II
Yanks in the RAF: The Story of Maverick Pilots and American Volunteers Who Joined Britain's Fight in WWII by David Alan Johnson (Prometheus Books)
Yanks in the RAF is the story of American volunteer pilots who risked
their lives in defense of Britain during the earliest days of World War II –
more than a year before Pearl Harbor, when the United States first became
embroiled in the global conflict. Author David Alan Johnson based the book on
interviews, diaries, personal documents, and research in British, American, and
As Johnson’s research in Yanks in the RAF shows, their motives were various: some were idealistic; others were simply restless and looking for adventure. And though the British air force needed pilots, cultural conflicts between the raw American recruits and their reserved British commanders soon became evident. Prejudices on both sides and lack of communication had to be overcome.
Eventually, the American pilots were assembled into three squadrons known as the Eagle squadrons. They saw action and suffered casualties in both England and France, notably in the attack on Dieppe. By September 1942, after America had entered the war, these now experienced pilots were transferred to the US air force, bringing their expertise and their British Spitfires with them.
Johnson is the author of nine previous books, including The Battle of Britain: The American Factor and, most recently, Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln, and the Election of 1864.
Johnson in Yanks in the RAF says that it seems strange that Britain and the United States were once the friendliest of enemies, but the two countries were antagonists, not allies, for over one hundred years after the American colonies won their independence. After the War of Independence ended in 1783, the two countries fought each other again in 1812 and very nearly went to war in 1861 during the American Civil War.
During the years between the two world wars, and in the early part of the Second World War, Britain and the United States did not have very much use for each other. Relations between the two countries were so strained and difficult in 1940 that American volunteers for Britain's Royal Air Force had to sneak across the Canadian border to reach England – it was against the law, actually a violation of the US Neutrality Acts, for an American citizen to join the armed forces of a ‘belligerent nation,’ including Britain.
Americans thought they had been taken advantage of – played for suckers during the First World War by the devious British.
But, as told in Yanks in the RAF, within a few years, over two million Americans would be stationed in the British Isles as part of the buildup for D-Day, and the United States and Britain had formed two-thirds of what Winston Churchill called the Grand Alliance (the Soviet Union was the third ally). After the war, this alliance would evolve into the Special Relationship.
Since the Second World War, the Special Relationship has been strengthened by a good many items and events, including increased military cooperation and trade ties between Britain and the United States over the years, along with films, television programs, and cheap flights across the Atlantic. But it began with the volunteers who secretly made their way to England in 1939 and 1940. The Eagle Squadrons received most of the publicity as glamour-boy fighter pilots but Americans were scattered throughout the RAF. These volunteers brought the first taste of American egalitarianism, materialism, and Yankee get-up-and-go to the British Isles.
Yanks in the RAF includes a listing of the pilots who served with the three Eagle Squadrons. An alarming percentage of these volunteers were killed on active service with the Royal Air Force, including Red Tobin, Shorty Keough, and Andy Mamedoff, the original three members of the first Eagle Squadron. These Americans may have gone to England looking for romance and adventure, but instead found the reality of war.
An accomplished storyteller has done it again! In clear, crisp prose, David
Alan Johnson recounts the epic story of the RAF Eagle Squadrons in World War II.
Well researched and illustrated, this is an exciting exploration of American
heroes who braved the skies of war-torn Europe during the darkest days of the
conflict with Nazi Germany – a tremendous read. – Michael E. Haskew, author
of West Point 1915 and Appomattox, and editor of WWII History
Yanks in the RAF tells the fascinating story of the war in the air, and it gains in immediacy and interest with the action often being retold in the words of the participants. Johnson aptly describes how unfamiliar each side was with the other when the first American pilots joined the RAF, and he details the problems the British officers had in dealing with their unruly new recruits.... A fascinating account.... – Peter Hammond, English historian
This is a book about bucking the system, merging cultures, and fighting the good fight. With Britain facing down the Germans at the dawn of WWII in Europe, Americans who wanted to help as volunteer pilots in the RAF faced numerous obstacles... But in the end, some hundreds of young Americans fought beside their British counterparts as they waited for the US to enter the war. Not all of them made it home, as indicated by a plaque in Saint Paul’s Cathedral in London, which says of one: ‘An American citizen who died that England might live.’ An important and little-told story, David Alan Johnson’s Yanks in the RAF finally sheds some light on this European counterpart to Chennault’s Flying Tigers. – Rod L. Pyle, author of Curiosity, writer/director of Tarawa: War without Mercy, and NASA historian
Johnson in Yanks in the RAF creates a colorful portrait of the small group who were the U.S.’s first combatants in World War II. As much social as military history, the book sheds new light on a little-known chapter of World War II and the earliest days of the sometimes fractious British-American alliance.
History / US / Military
Exit Wounds: Soldiers' Stories – Life after Iraq and Afghanistan by Jim Lommasson, with a foreword by Jonathan Shay (Schiffer Publications, Inc.)
America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall.
Despite more than a decade of occupation and armed conflict, there is one reality show American viewers are not offered. War. Barely one percent of the American population has actively participated as a member of the U.S. military in the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. As one high-ranking officer explained, "Never have so few fought for so many." – from the book
Exit Wounds is a collaboration between photographer/writer Jim Lommasson and American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars presenting Lommasson’s portraits and interviews as well as soldiers’ own photographs from the war zones. In their own words, 50 men and women speak their truth about these wars – what they saw and what they did. They talk about the wars’ impact on themselves and on their loved ones at home as well as on the Iraqis and Afghanis caught in the crossfire. They talk about why they went to war and how the war came home with them.
Lommasson is a freelance photographer and author whose work has been exhibited around the world. He received the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize from The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University for his American Fight Club series.
During the Vietnam War, the nightly news carried graphic footage and images of the aftermath of heated battles. Today, the news is little more than sound bites and short clips of dust settling over rubble. The American public is spared – or perhaps deprived – of the emotional jolt of viewing the images of flag-draped coffins landing at Dover Air Force Base; the media is sanitized.
Lommasson’s first interviews for Exit Wounds began in 2007. He says his approach to interviewing was to ask basic questions about where and when the Veterans were born, when they joined the military, what rank, and what job. His primary questions were about their return from war and reintegration into civilian society, yet most of those interviewed quickly shifted from homecoming to sharing their wartime experiences. All the soldiers felt a strong need to contextualize how the war affected their ability to reintegrate into civilian society. Eventually, he says, he learned to shut up and just listen. The interviews all took their own path. They are profound stories of men and women who have been asked to do the unimaginable. The soldiers Lommasson interviewed and photographed were intimately forthcoming about their experiences. They taught him what it is to descend into hell and then try to find a way home.
According to Jonathan Shay in the foreword to Exit Wounds, Lommasson has brought together his considerable artistry as a photographer with first-person narratives, their voices entrusted to him by a broad cross section of Iraq and Afghan War veterans – men and women. Not all are psychologically or morally injured – some are doing quite well.
Exit Wounds embodies the social process that artists have mediated: the communalization of war experience, sometimes physically and/or psychologically traumatic war experience. The full circle of communalization of trauma is accomplished when a Veteran feels safe and empowered enough to tell his or her story; a hearer feels safe and empowered enough to listen, to remember, and to repeat the story – safe enough to retell the story with enough comprehension and heart that the Veteran can say, "Somebody listened. Somebody cared." The circle has completed, and the artist can mediate any part of the circle of communalization.
Exit Wounds brings the faces and the voices of today's Veteran to you, the reader. Look and listen. They are us. As Aristotle said, a philos – Greek for military comrade, family member, and fellow citizen – is ‘another myself’. All of the varied veterans and service members in this book are us. – Jonathan Shay, MD, PhD Massachusetts
Jim Lommasson is correct – we have been denied the real stories and ‘emotional jolt’ of war and those who experienced it. Exit Wounds is a powerful and moving corrective to this condition. Through raw, wise and honest testimonials of warriors and Jim's photographs that pierce into their emotional and spiritual lives and truth, Exit Wounds helps restore our awareness about the descent to hell that is war, the transformative dimensions of military experience, and the struggle to find the path home. Exit Wounds awakens and pierces our denied truths. It provides our survivors necessary voice and portraiture, helping bring them home and making our recent wars, as they should, belong to us all. – Edward Tick, Ph.D., Director, Soldier's Heart, author of War and the Soul and Warrior's Return
Exit Wounds is a subtle meditation on the intimate experience of war. Lommasson illustrates through images, stories, and reflections the singular truth that war, beyond a political or economic event, is an experience, and as any experience, as infinitely varied and idiosyncratic as the individuals who experience it. – Jonathan Wei, The Telling Project
Lommasson experienced the heartbreaking and profound stories directly from the soldiers themselves. The American public has been allowed to function without much awareness of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. We were told to go shopping, while soldiers sent abroad returned with their souls, bodies, and consciences shredded, their lives forever altered. Until we hear their stories and accept what we've all allowed to happen, the collective denial of ‘Americanism’ is allowed to persist, and the number of these stories increases. – Dahr Jamail, author: Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq
A compelling and timely collaboration between photographer/writer Lommasson and American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, the stories expressed in words and in images in Exit Wounds are intimate, profound, and timeless. Our soldiers need to tell their stories, and we need to listen.
Literary Criticism / Comparative / Photography / Media Studies
Textual Exposures: Photography in Twentieth-Century Spanish American Narrative Fiction by Dan Russek (Latin American & Caribbean Studies Series: University of Calgary Press)
Textual Exposures examines how twentieth-century Spanish American literature has registered photography's powers and limitations and the creative ways in which writers of this region of the Americas have elaborated the conventions and assumptions of this medium in fictional form. Providing a study of literary criticism, author Dan Russek also shows how texts critically reflect upon the media environment in which they were created. Russek is an associate professor in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies at the University of Victoria, where he has taught since 2004. Besides his academic publications, Russek has published literary essays and a book of poetry in Spanish.
Russek examines how other visual technologies that have been historically and aesthetically linked to the photographic medium, such as the x-ray, cinema, illustrated journalism, and television, inform the works of some of the most important writers in Latin America. Methodologically, the close readings of the texts center on the figure of ekphrasis (defined as the verbal representation of a visual representation). Textual Exposures is concerned with the thematic, symbolic, structural, and cultural imprints photography leaves in narrative texts.
Russek explores how twentieth-century Spanish American writers have registered photography's powers and limitations, and the creative ways in which they have elaborated in fictional form the conventions and assumptions of this medium. Centering on the figure of ekphrasis, the book examines the thematic, symbolic, structural, and cultural imprints photography leaves in narrative texts and how the medium is used to powerful effect by certain authors to advance a sense of the uncanny, to probe the ambiguities of memory and immortality, or to unpack the relationships between politics, journalism, and the fixed image.
Going beyond literary criticism, Russek shows how, as early as the 1890s, fictional texts about photography have critically reflected on the media environment in which they were created, entering into a dialogue with visual technologies such as the x-ray, cinema, illustrated journalism, and television. The study examines how these technologies, historically and aesthetically linked to the photographic medium, inform the works of some of the most important writers in Latin America and will continue to do so as we enter the digital age.
While Textual Exposures is essentially a study of literary criticism, it shows how texts critically reflect the media environment in which they are created. Photography holds a special status in the array of modern technologies of representation. From a conventional rubric that defines it as a technique through which a sensitized material surface is exposed to light and developed through mechanical means to produce a picture of whatever is placed in front of the camera, the medium has evolved into a hybrid, protean, multipurpose application. While on many occasions writers have taken photography's conventional definition for granted, on others they have challenged, transgressed, and transcended it.
It is perhaps fitting that the analysis in Textual Exposures comes at a time when ‘traditional’ ideas about the photographic medium are being challenged and reassessed, if not superseded, in view of the powerful new tools of photographic production, manipulation, and dissemination brought about by the digital revolution.
No tailor-made, cross-disciplinary framework covers all possible links between literary writing and the photographic medium. Russek’s close textual and cultural readings rely on an immanent approach, in which he analyzes the selected texts according to their own specificities and make relevant thematic and structural connections among them. Insights from contemporary theorists and historians of photography as well as media and film scholars allow him to develop a conceptually informed interpretation. He also employs the work of critics who have explored the role of visual arts and media, particularly photography, in the Latin American context. He draws from the works of Jean Franco, Carlos Monsivais, Beatriz Sarlo, Marcy Schwartz, and Lois Parkinson Zamora, among others. These authors recognize photography's impact on contemporary culture and reflect upon its importance as the foremost modern visual medium, one that decisively shapes our ideas about memory, death, truth, and identity.
Textual Exposures covers the years 1895, the date of the discovery of the x-ray, to 1985, the peak of television's reach and the cusp of the digital revolution. It is divided into three chapters and a conclusion.
Chapter 1, "Uncanny Visions," analyzes the demonic aspect of photography in texts by Ruben Dario ("Veronica," 1896), Julio Cortazar ("Las babas del diablo," 1959, and "Apocalipsis de Solentiname," 1977), and Salvador Elizondo (Farabeuf, 1965). This chapter, the longest in the book, highlights how photography, as both technique and representation, is employed by these authors to advance a sense of the uncanny. Chapter 1 attests to the ways in which Dario, Cortazar, and Elizondo upset and transgress the conception of the photograph as a flat, fixed, and realist representation. While reflecting on notions of embodiment, the tactile, and the moving image in relation to photography, these authors highlight the materiality of the photographic sign.
Chapter 2, "Family Portraits," focuses on texts by Horacio Quiroga ("La camara oscura," 1920), Juan Rulfo (Pedro Pkramo, 1955), Silvina Ocampo ("Las fotografias," 1959, and "La revelacion," 1961), and Virgilio Piñera ("El album," 1944). The chapter examines the ambiguities of memory and the illusory power of the image to overcome death in family portraits. By exploring the material conditions in which photographs are taken, developed, and archived, this chapter throws light on aspects of these texts that have been overlooked by most critics. Russek shows how the four authors work within the conventions of the medium while simultaneously upsetting them for literary effect.
Chapter 3, "Politics of the Image," presents the aesthetic and political dimensions of photography in Julio Cortazar's La vuelta al dia en ochenta mundos (1967), Ultimo round (1969), and "Apocalipsis de Solentiname" (1977), and Tomas Eloy Martinez's La novela de Peron (1985). The chapter examines how late-twentieth-century illustrated journalism serves as a discursive model in these texts, and how the fixed image competes with the rise of new technologies such as television and video.
The Conclusion of Textual Exposures assesses the general trends outlined in the preceding chapters, highlighting the creative links made by these authors between word and photographic image. It also addresses the interactions between literary texts and visual media within the current paradigm shift to a digital media environment. It suggests that, while ‘traditional’ (i.e., photo-chemically produced, paper-based) photography might be outdated, the photographic archive of the last two centuries will still be a fertile ground for stories spun by writers.
As for the criteria used in selecting the texts, Russek chooses a number of well-known writings as well as other, lesser-known works. The choice of authors offers a broad view of the interactions between Spanish American literature and photography. By assembling this array of writers from different periods who are linked by similar concerns, he showcases a literary tradition that has not been fully recognized by scholars in the field.
Cortazar's work stands at the centre of Textual Exposures, like a hinge that connects a number of common themes and textual strategies. It could be said that if the short story is understood as a photograph, Cortazar's own short stories, where photography prominently appears, bring a metafictional reflection and a narrative density that add a new layer of meaning to the texts.
Textual Exposures opens up a new line of interpretation in a field where literary criticism, the theory of photography, and communication and media studies intersect. This revisiting and reinterpreting of Latin American authors and texts takes place in the context of the consolidation of visual culture and media studies as fields of academic study. Textual Exposures looks with renewed interest to a body of literary works from Latin America, highlighting otherwise neglected themes, strategies, and relationships.
The book examines the multiple ways in which photography interacts with literature and critically reflects on the photographic medium, its possibilities, and its limitations. Furthermore, the selected corpus provides a good balance between the study of canonical texts and the revaluation of lesser studied works in its investigation of how literature appropriates the photographic image. – Mario Boido, Spanish and Latin American Studies, University of Waterloo
Textual Exposures offers a fresh and provocative look at photography in the writings of Ruben Dario, Julio Cortazar, Salvador Elizondo, Horacio Quiroga, Juan Rulfo, Silvina Ocampo, Virgilio Piñera, and Tomas Eloy Martinez. Russek offers a novel reading of texts that have not been analyzed in terms of their media import and advances an interpretation that reads literature in terms of current issues at the center of contemporary visual culture.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Dermatology / Reference
Andrews' Diseases of the Skin: Clinical Dermatology, 12th edition by William D. James MD, Timothy Berger MD, Dirk Elston MD (Elsevier)
Clinicians diagnose and treat a wide range of skin conditions with the latest edition of the highly regarded Andrews' Diseases of the Skin, still the only one-volume, go-to dermatology text.
The 12th edition of this classic reference, by esteemed authors William D. James, MD, Timothy G. Berger, MD, and Dirk M. Elston, MD, provides state-of-the-art information on newly recognized diseases, new conditions, and unusual variants of well-known diseases, as well as new uses for tried-and-true medications and unique drugs for diseases as disparate as melanoma and rosacea. William D. James is Paul R Gross Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia; Dirk M. Elston is Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, Former Director, Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, New York; and Timothy G. Berger is Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Executive Vice Chair and Residency Program Director, Chair in Dermatology, Medical Student Education, University of California, San Francisco. The book has two additional authors.
With Andrews' Diseases of the Skin clinicians are able to:
Chapters in Andrews' Diseases of the Skin include:
Andrews' Diseases of the Skin remains an authored text whose one volume is filled with clinical signs, symptoms, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic pearls. The authors have remained general clinical dermatologists in an era of subspecialists in academia. Many major changes have been made to this 12th edition of Andrews' Diseases of the Skin; James, Berger, and Elston continue to improve the quality of the text. The authors say they have tried to ensure that each entity is discussed only once, in a complete yet concise manner. In order to do this they have made decisions regarding the placement of disease processes in only one site.
Medical science continues to progress at breakneck speed. James, Berger and Elston say in Andrews' Diseases of the Skin that their understanding of the etiology of certain conditions has now led them to recategorize well-recognized disease states and dictated the addition of many newly described entities. Molecular investigative techniques, technologic breakthroughs, and designer therapeutics lead the way in providing advances in this specialty. They cover the new understanding following from such innovations by discussing the mechanisms at work in genetic diseases, covering the latest in dermatopathologic staining and analysis, and enlarging the therapeutic recommendations to include expanded therapeutic options, such as biologic response modifiers and biologically engineered targeted medications. They define therapeutics in a fashion that emphasizes those interventions with the highest level of evidence, but also present less critically investigated therapeutic options.
Extensive revisions were necessary to add the wealth of new information. By eliminating older, not currently useful information they maintain the brief but complete one-volume presentation that they and previous authors have emphasized. A major effort in this 12th edition of Andrews' Diseases of the Skin was to reillustrate the text with hundreds of new color images. Many have been added to the printed text; readers will also find a number only in the online version.
This all-time favorite of mine continues to improve with each new edition. It is devoted to clinical practicality – diagnosis and management of various skin diseases.... Many of the tips provided to lead one to make the correct diagnosis will not be found in other books. The lack of repetition and the effort to avoid overwhelming readers with too much minutiae on research findings are great features. This is a most practical and valuable book for clinical dermatologists, regardless of level of training... It continues to be in my top ten picks for my dermatology library. I urge all dermatologists to own it. – Patricia Wong, MD, Doody's Review, 5 Stars
The current editors, each a renowned clinician in his own right, have made this textbook even more valuable. The book is globally recognized as the leading mid-sized textbook in dermatology… Dermatologists and other physicians with an interest in dermatology will benefit, as will their patients, by having a copy of this book available for ready reference. – JAMA, July 13, 2011 – Vol 306, No. 2
Andrews' Diseases of the Skin, 12th edition is clinicians’ ideal go-to resource for clinical dermatology at every stage of their careers, providing practicing dermatologists and residents with the core information they need. It is an excellent tool for anyone who needs help in diagnosing a patient with a clinical conundrum or treating a patient with a therapeutically challenging disease.
The book is ideal for practicing dermatologists, giving consistent, concise advice on the whole spectrum of clinical situations faced in the course of a busy workday. Because of its relative brevity but complete coverage of the field, many find the text ideal for learning dermatology for the first time, a mainstay of the resident yearly curriculum for many programs. Trainees can learn clinical dermatology by studying the clinical descriptions, disease classifications, and treatment insights that define the volume. Students, interns, internists or other medical specialists, family practitioners, and other health professionals who desire a comprehensive dermatology textbook will find that this book meets their needs. Long-time dermatologists will discover this 12th edition of Andrews' Diseases of the Skin to be the update they need.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Endodontics / Dentistry
Endodontics: Principles and Practice, 5th edition by Mahmoud Torabinejad DMD MSD PhD, Richard E. Walton DMD MS & Ashraf F. Fouad BDS, DDS, MS (Elsevier Saunders)
Helping dentists incorporate endodontics into general dentistry practice, Endodontics, 5th edition describes how to diagnose pulpal and periapical diseases and perform basic root canal treatments. Illustrated, step-by-step guidelines make it easier to perform essential endodontic procedures, and each is brought to life with videos on the new companion website. Practical coverage also includes topics such as the etiology of disease, local anesthesia, emergency treatment, obturation, and temporization. From renowned endodontics experts Mahmoud Torabinejad, Richard Walton, and Ashraf Fouad, this 5th edition adds new chapters on single implant restorations and the management of patients with systemic disease.
With Endodontics clinicians get these features:
Author/editors of Endodontics are Mahmoud Torabinejad, DMD, MSD, PhD, Professor and Program Director, Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda; Richard E. Walton, DMD, MS, Professor Emeritus, Department of Endodontics, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City; and Ashraf F. Fouad, BDS, DDS, MS, Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Maryland, Baltimore. The book has 33 contributors.
According to the editors in the preface, the principal objective of Endodontics is to incorporate evidence-based information when available and when appropriate. Because there are not enough endodontists to manage the endodontic needs of the public, general dentists must assist endodontists to preserve natural dentition. Their responsibility is to diagnose pulpal and periapical diseases and to perform noncomplicated root canal treatments. In fact, most of the endodontic procedures are performed by generalists. Endodontics, written specifically for dental students and general dentists, contains the information necessary for those who would like to incorporate endodontics in their practice. This includes diagnosis and treatment planning as well as management of pulpal and periapical diseases. In addition, general dentists must be able to determine the case complexity and whether they can perform the necessary treatment or if referral is the better option.
Although many advances have been made in endodontics in the past decade, the main objectives of root canal therapy continue to be the removal of diseased tissue, the elimination of microorganisms, and the prevention of recontamination after treatment. This new 5th edition of Endodontics is systematically organized to simulate the order of procedures performed in a clinical setting. It contains information regarding normal structures, etiology of disease, diagnosis and treatment planning, local anesthesia, emergency treatment, root canal instruments, access preparations, cleaning and shaping, obturation, and temporization. In addition, it covers etiology, prevention, and treatment of accidental procedural errors, as well as treatment of inadequate root canal-treated teeth using nonsurgical and surgical approaches. A chapter is dedicated to the endodontic outcomes that provide guidelines regarding the assessment of outcomes of these procedures. This edition includes information on pulp and periapical stem cells, regenerative endodontic procedures, novel analyses of endodontic micro-flora, the use of cone beam CT in endodontics, the interaction of general dentists and endodontists, and systemic considerations in endodontics. Furthermore, a chapter discusses single tooth implant.
The other distinctive features of Endodontics, 5th edition are (1) updated relevant and recent references, (2) information regarding new scientific and technological advances in the field of endodontics, (3) information regarding single tooth implant, and (4) a revised contents with new authors. The appendix provides colorized illustrations that depict the size, shape, and location of the pulp space within each tooth. There is also a website with video clips for selected procedures and an interactive version of the self-assessment questions.
Endodontics is not intended to include all background information on the art and science of endodontics. At the same time, it is not designed to be a ‘cookbook’ or a preclinical laboratory technique manual. The book provides readers with the basic information to perform root canal treatment and gives readers background knowledge in related areas.
Chapters in Endodontics and their authors include:
1 The Biology of Dental Pulp and Periradicular Tissues – Graham Rex Holland, Mahmoud Torabinejad
2 Protecting the Pulp and Promoting Tooth Maturation – Ashraf F. Fouad, Anthony J. Smith
3 Endodontic Microbiology – Jose F. Siqueira, Jr., Ashraf F. Fouad
4 Pulp and Periapical Pathosis – Mahmoud Torabinejad, Shahrokh Shabahang
5 Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Systemic Considerations – Richard E. Walton, Ashraf F. Fouad
6 Interaction between the General Dentist and the Endodontist – Ashraf F. Fouad, Mahmoud Torabinejad
7 Endodontic-Periodontic Interrelationship – Mahmoud Torabinejad, Ilan Rotstein
8 Longitudinal Tooth Fractures – Eric M. Rivera, Richard E. Walton
9 Local Anesthesia – Al Reader, John M. Nusstein, Richard E. Walton
10 Endodontic Emergencies and Therapeutics – Paul D. Eleazer, Paul A. Rosenberg
11 Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries – Nestor Cohenca
12 Endodontic Radiography – Richard E. Walton, Ashraf F. Fouad
13 Endodontic Instruments – Van T. Himel, Kent A. Sabey
14 Internal Anatomy – Richard E. Walton, Eric J. Herbranson
15 Isolation, Endodontic Access, and Length Determination – William T. Johnson, Anne E. Williamson
16 Cleaning and Shaping – Ove A. Peters, W Craig Noblett
17 Preparation for Restoration – Charles J. Goodacre, Harold H. Messer
18 Obturation – James C. Kulild, Bekir Karabucak
19 Procedural Accidents – Mahmoud Torabinejad, James D. Johnson
20 Retreatment – George Bogen, Robert Handysides
21 Endodontic Surgery – Mahmoud Torabinejad, Bradford R. Johnson
22 Evaluation of Endodontic Outcomes – Mahmoud Torabinejad, Shane N. White
23 Single Implant – Mohammad A. Sabeti, Mahmoud Torabinejad
24 Bleaching Discolored Teeth – Ilan Rotstein, Richard E. Walton
25 Geriatric Endodontics – Richard E. Walton
Pulpal Anatomy and Access Preparations – Lisa R. Wilcox
The updated features and information on advances in the field, the video clips and the interactive self-assessment questions provide readers with a textbook that is concise, current, and easy to follow. New contributors and the new co-editor Dr. Ashraf Fouad bring a fresh perspective to the management of pulpal and periapical diseases. Authoritative and clear, the visually detailed coverage in Endodontics is a building block for understanding the etiology and treatment of teeth with pulpal and periapical diseases; with the basics under their belt, readers can expand their endodontic experiences with more challenging cases.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Cardiology / Reference
ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography, 2nd edition edited by Roberto Lang, Steven Goldstein, Itzhak Kronzon, Bijoy Khandheria, and Victor Mor-Avi (Elsevier Saunders)
It gives me great pleasure, as the president of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), to introduce you to ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography. Conceived and executed by editorin-chief Roberto Lang, 2009/2010 president of the ASE, and senior editors Steven Goldstein, Itzhak Kronzon, Bijoy Khandheria, and Victor Mor-Avi, this book provides a comprehensive and practical approach to the basic principles and clinical applications of echocardiography. It is a textbook and dynamic digital library for our entire community. With 200 chapters and 150 authors from across the breadth of ASE expertise, there is something for everyone. I am confident this book will serve as a valuable resource for students, early career clinicians, and advanced practitioners alike. – Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE, FACC President, American Society of Echocardiography, 2014-2015
Written and endorsed by world experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography, 2nd edition is a multimedia resource using text, case studies, and online components to cover the latest uses of echocardiography, including the most recent 2D and 3D advances. Unlike other existing textbooks in echocardiography, including the predecessor of this volume, Dynamic Echocardiography, this 2nd edition, with its new title, covers a full range of topics, reflected in its 200 chapters that include essential material in a succinct format.
With ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography clinicians are able to:
Author/editors of ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography are Roberto M. Lang, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FRCP, Professor of Medicine, Director, Noninvasive Cardiac Imaging Laboratories, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago; Steven A. Goldstein, MD, FACC, Director, Noninvasive Cardiology Lab, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC; Itzhak Kronzon, MD, FASE, FACC, FAHA, FESC, FACP, Professor of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Hofstra University School of Medicine, and LIJ/North Shore Lenox Hill Hospital, New York; Bijoy K. Khandheria, MD, FASE, FACC, FESC, FACP, Director, Echocardiography Services, Aurora Health Care, Aurora Medical Group, Aurora St. Luke Medical Center, Director, Echocardiography Center for Research and Innovation, Aurora Research Institute, Co-Director, Aurora Center for Cardio-Oncology, Clinical Adjunct Professor of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, Milwaukee; and Victor Mor-Avi, PhD, FASE, Professor, Director of Cardiac Imaging Research, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago. The book has 253 contributors.
For more than a quarter of a century, echocardiography has made unparalleled contributions to clinical cardiology as a major tool for real-time imaging of cardiac anatomy and physiology. Echocardiography is widely used every day in hospitals and clinics around the world to assess cardiac function, and it provides invaluable, noninvasive information for the diagnosis of multiple disease states. ASE 's goal is to be its members' primary resource for education, knowledge exchange, and professional development. The new ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography is a major step toward the achievement of this goal.
This book is a result of a large-scale collaborative effort of multiple ASE members who have contributed chapters on the topics of their respective expertise. The editors’ aim with ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography is to provide the essential material for each topic in a succinct format, well-illustrated by multiple figures, tables, and an extensive collection of online videos. The ASE would like for this comprehensive new textbook to replace the previously published text Dynamic Echocardiography, which was widely successful among readers. Although some of the topics remain the same, understandably, the material, including text, figures, and references, was almost entirely rewritten to provide up-to-date information that takes into account the clinical and technological advancements that took place since the previous publication.
Once readers have reviewed the written chapters, they are encouraged to review the accompanying online videos of corresponding cardiac pathologies. This combined approach is the most effective way of learning clinical echocardiography.
Chapters in ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography and their authors include:
SECTION I Physics and Instrumentation
SECTION II Transthoracic Echocardiography
SECTION III Transesophageal Echocardiography
SECTION IV Intracardiac Echocardiography
SECTION V Intravascular Ultrasound
SECTION VI Hand-Held Echocardiography
SECTION VII Contrast Echocardiography
SECTION VIII Left Ventricular Systolic Function
SECTION IX Right Heart
SECTION X Diastolic Function
SECTION XI Left Atrium
SECTION XII Ischemic Heart Disease
SECTION XIII Stress Echocardiography
SECTION XIV Cardiomyopathies
SECTION XV Aortic Stenosis
SECTION XVI Aortic Regurgitation
SECTION XVII Mitral Stenosis
SECTION XVIII Mitral Regurgitation
SECTION XIX Tricuspid Regurgitation
SECTION XX Pulmonic Regurgitation
SECTION XXI Prosthetic Valves
SECTION XXII Infective Endocarditis
SECTION XXIII Pericardial Diseases
SECTION XXIV Tumors and Masses
SECTION XXV Diseases of the Aorta
SECTION XXVI Adult Congenital Heart Disease
SECTION XXVII Systemic Diseases
SECTION XXVIII Echocardiography in the Emergency Department
SECTION XXIX Interventional Echocardiography
SECTION XXX Miscellaneous Topics in Echocardiography
… As cardiovascular ultrasound is used by more caregivers in more clinical settings to answer more clinical questions, [ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography] will become more valuable. The nicely illustrated print examples and easy-to-use digital library with dynamic imaging videos will appeal to those who both want to pull a book off the shelf and access information on-the-go. Given the expertise that went into this book and the ease of use, I predict this will become the go-to textbook for our entire cardiovascular ultrasound community.… – Neil J. Weissman, MD, FASE, FACC President, American Society of Echocardiography, 2014-2015
Lang and his expert colleagues with ASE's Comprehensive Echocardiography set the pace with enhanced technologies and guidelines. The book provides clinicians everything they need to assess cardiac anatomy and function and obtain clinically useful, noninvasive information for more accurate diagnosis and evaluation of heart disease – all in a practical, well-illustrated, brief yet comprehensive format extensively supported by multimedia material. Physicians and cardiac sonographers will use this text and its companion material as a reference and educational aid in echocardiography laboratories around the world.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Orthopaedics / Sports Medicine
Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures, 1st edition by S. Terry Canale MD, James H. Beaty MD, & Frederick M Azar MD (Elsevier)
For orthopaedic surgeons who need a practical resource covering the top procedures in the field, Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures utilizes a succinct format that focuses solely on the surgical techniques critical in helping achieve optimal patient outcomes. Featuring step-by-step procedures used at the Campbell Clinic, this resource offers practical, concise solutions for every patient scenario.
With Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures clinicians can count on these features:
Author/editors of Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures are S. Terry Canale, MD, Harold B. Boyd Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic, Memphis; James H. Beaty, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Memphis; Frederick M. Azar, MD, Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Chief of Staff, Campbell Clinic, Memphis. The book on which this one is based has 40 contributors.
Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures describes the ‘core’ procedures from Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics. These include some of the most frequently used procedures at the Campbell Clinic, as well by orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. The editors picked what they considered to be the top 100 procedures without regard to specialization or complexity.
Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures is a source that is easily accessible in print, online, or via downloadable applications so that users can find information about a specific procedure at the moment of need. For that reason, only detailed information about the surgical technique itself is included, and indications, contraindications, outcomes, complications, and alternate treatments are not included.
Chapters (Techniques) in Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures and their authors include:
PART I GENERAL
PART II HIP ARTHROPLASTY
PART III TREATMENT OF FEMOROACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT (FAI) AND OSTEONECROSIS
PART IV KNEE ARTHROPLASTY
PART V ANKLE ARTHROPLASTY/ARTHRODESIS
PART VI SHOULDER ARTHROPLASTY
PART VII ELBOW ARTHROPLASTY
PART VIII SPINE
PART IX SPORTS MEDICINE
A. PATELLOFEMORAL INSTABILITY
B. ARTHROSCOPIC ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION
C. POSTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION
D. ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE
E. SHOULDER INSTABILITY
F. BICEPS TENDON RUPTURE
PART X TRAUMA
B. COMPARTMENT SYNDROME
C. FRACTURES IN CHILDREN
PART XI HAND AND WRIST
PART XII FOOT AND ANKLE
A. LOCAL ANESTHESIA
B. HALLUX VALGUS
Ideal for orthopaedic surgeons who need a practical resource covering the top procedures in the field, Campbell's Core Orthopaedic Procedures utilizes a succinct format that focuses solely on the surgical techniques critical in helping achieve optimal patient outcomes. Featuring step-by-step procedures used at the Campbell Clinic, this resource offers practical, concise solutions for every patient scenario. Transportable and easily accessible, the book is intended for orthopaedic residents and fellows and orthopaedic generalists and specialists.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Pathology
Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology, 1st edition by Christopher P. Crum MD, Charles M. Quick MD, Anna R. Laury MD, William A. Peters III MD, & Michelle S. Hirsch MD PhD (A Volume in the High Yield Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)
Part of the growing High-Yield Pathology Series, Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology is designed to help clinicians review the key features of ob/gyn specimens, recognize the classic look of each disease, and quickly confirm their diagnosis. Authors Christopher P. Crum MD, Charles M. Quick MD, Anna R. Laury MD, William A. Peters III MD, and Michelle S. Hirsch MD PhD incorporate a logical format, color photographs, concise bulleted text, and authoritative content to help readers accurately identify hundreds of discrete disease entities affecting the female reproductive tract.
With Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology clinicians are able to:
Authors of Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology are Christopher P. Crum, MD, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Vice Chair and Director, Women's and Perinatal Pathology, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Anna R. Laury, MD, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles; Michelle S. Hirsch, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Department of Pathology, Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology, Boston; Charles Matthew Quick, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, Director of Gynecologic Pathology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock; and William A. Peters III, MD, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Washington, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle. Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology has 6 additional contributors.
Consultations, whether intradepartmental or extradepartmental, are a vital component of patient care and are designed to come as close as possible to the theoretical ideal of an error-free practice. This book is intended to touch on both routine and potentially problematic areas of diagnosis; hence, the ‘pitfalls’ designation for many of the chapters and the appendix, which summarizes many of the problems the authors have encountered in their experience. No summary can possibly cover all of the potential traps awaiting the practitioner, but these guidelines are intended to reduce errors in interpretation. They are as follows:
Much of the above information is intuitive to most pathologists, but it is intended to reinforce the great value of taking an organized approach to pathologic diagnosis, whether one is the initial reviewer or consultant. Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology addresses as many of the potential problems as possible.
Contents of Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology include:
SECTION 1. LOWERANOGENITAL TRACT
A. Inflammatory Disorders: Eczematous Dermatitis, Lichen Simplex Chronicus and Prurigo Nodularis, Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Lichen Sclerosus Including Early Lichen Sclerosus, Lichen Planus, Zoon's Vulvitis, Bullous Pemphigoid, Pemphigus Vulgaris, Hailey-Hailey Disease, Darier's Disease, Epidermolytic Hyperkeratosis, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Crohn's Disease of the Vulva, Vulvodynia
B. Vulvar Infections: Vulvovaginal Candidiasis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Molluscum Contagiosum, Acute Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Chronic Erosive Herpes Simplex, Syphilis, Chancroid, Granuloma Inguinale, Schistosomiasis, Bacillary Angiomatosis, Necrotizing Fasciitis, Varicella Zoster
C. Vulvar Adnexal Lesions: Bartholin's Duct Cyst, Mucous Cyst of the Vagina, Ectopic Breast Tissue, Fibroadenoma, Hidradenoma, Syringoma, Hyperplasia of Bartholin's Gland, Bartholin's Adenoma, Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma, Bartholin's Gland Carcinoma
D. Vulvar Epithelial Neoplasia: Condyloma, Verruciform Xanthoma, Warty Dyskeratoma, Fibroepithelial Stromal Polyp, Seborrheic Keratosis, Pseudobowenoid Papulosis, Flat Condyloma (VIN 1), Classic (Usual) Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia, Classic Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia with Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Classic Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia (Bowenoid Dysplasia), Pagetoid Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia, Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia with Columnar Differentiation, Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis-Like Atypia, Polynucleated Atypia of the Vulva, Differentiated Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia, Verruciform Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Vulvar Acanthosis with Altered Differentiation (Atypical Verruciform Hyperplasia), Early Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Vulvar Squamous Carcinoma: Basaloid and Warty Patterns, Vulvar Squamous Carcinoma: Keratinizing Pattern, Verrucous Squamous Cell Carcinoma, High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia III) with Confluent Papillary Growth, Giant Condyloma of the External Genitalia, Pseudoepitheliomatous Hyperplasia, Keratoacanthoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Adenosquamous Carcinoma, Paget's Disease of the Vulva, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Cloacogenic Neoplasia, Metastatic Carcinoma of the Vulva
E. Pigmented Lesions: Lentigo, Genital-Type Nevus, Dysplastic Nevus, Melanoma
F. Soft Tissue Vulvar Neoplasia: Angiomyofibroblastoma, Aggressive Angiomyxoma, Superficial Angiomyxoma, Cellular Angiofibroma, Dermatofibroma (Fibrous Histiocytoma), Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans, Low-Grade Fibromyxoid Sarcoma, Lipoma, Liposarcoma, Synovial Sarcoma of the Vulva, Rhabdomyoma, Angiokeratoma, Granular Cell Tumor, Prepubertal Vulvar Fibroma
G. Anus: Anal Condyloma, Anal Intraepithelial Neoplasia II and III, Anal Carcinoma, Anal Paget's Disease
H. Vagina: Prolapsed Fallopian Tube, Granulation Tissue, Vaginal Adenosis, Polypoid Endometriosis, Vaginal Papillomatosis (Residual Hymenal Ring), Low-Grade Vaginal Intraepithelial Lesion (Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia I and Condyloma), High-Grade Vaginal Intraepithelial Lesion (Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia II-III), High-Grade Vaginal Intraepithelial Neoplasia III, Radiation-Induced Atrophy, Papillary Squamous Carcinoma, Clear-Cell Adenocarcinoma, Metastatic Adenocarcinoma, Melanoma, Spindle Cell Epithelioma, Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma
SECTION II. CERVIX
A. Squamous Lesions: Exophytic Low-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion, Low-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (Flat Condyloma/Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia I), High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia II and III), Low-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (Giant Condyloma), Low-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (Immati Condyloma), Mixed-Pattern Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion (Low- and High-Grade Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions), Atrophy Including Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion it Atrophy, Minor p16-Positive Metaplastic Atypias, Squamous Intraepithelial Lesion, Not Amenable to Precise Grading (QSIL), Superficially Invasive Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Conventional Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Pseudocrypt Involvement by Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Lymphoepithelial-Like Squamous Carcinoma
B. Glandular Lesions: Superficial (Early) Adenocarcinoma In Situ, Conventional Adenocarcinoma In Situ, Stratified Adenocarcinoma In Situ, Intestinal Variant of Adenocarcinoma In Situ, Cervical Endometriosis, Pregnancy-Related Changes in the Cervix, Reactive Atypias in the Endocervix, Radiation Atypias, Villoglandular Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix, Superficially Invasive Endocervical Adenocarcinoma, Extensive Adenocarcinoma In Situ vs Invasion, Infiltrative Endocervical Adenocarcinoma, Clear-Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix, Atypical Lobular Endocervical Glandular Hyperplasia and Invasive (Minimal Deviation) Adenocarcinoma of the Cervix with Gastric Differentiation, ‘Serous’ Carcinoma of the Cervix, Signet-Ring Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix, Adenoid Basal Carcinoma, Mesonephric Remnants, Mesonephric Carcinoma, Prostatic Metaplasia of the Cervix, Endocervical Glandular Hyperplasia, Metastatic Serous Carcinoma to the Cervix, Metastatic Endometrioid Carcinoma to the Cervix, Atypical Endocervical Polyp, Adenomyoma of the Cervix, Microglandular Hyperplasia of the Cervix, Adenosarcoma of the Cervix
C: Miscellaneous Lesions: Cervical Schwannoma, Glial Polyp of the Cervix
SECTION III: UTERUS
A. Benign Endometrium: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding (Early or Mid-Cycle Breakdown), Breakdown Mimicking Neoplasia, Anovulatory Endometrium with Persistent Follicle, Benign Endometrial Hyperplasia, Telescoping Artifacts Mimicking Neoplasia, Mixed-Pattern Endometrium, Adenomyomatous Polyp, Chronic Endometritis, Pseudoactinomycotic Radiate Granules, Pyometra, Tubercular Endometritis, Submucosal Leiomyoma, Exfoliation Artifact, Perforation, Ablation Artifact
B. Endometrial Glandular Neoplasia and Its Mimics: Endometrial Intraepithelial Neoplasia (Atypical Hyperplasia), Atypical Polypoid Adenomyoma, Endometrial Involvement by Endocervical Glandular Neoplasia, Degenerative Repair, Proliferative Repair, Mucinous Metaplasia of the Endometrium, Squamous and Morular Metaplasia, Ichthyosis Uteri, Squamous Carcinoma of the Endometrium, Tubal and Eosinophilic (Oxyphilic) Metaplasia, Microglandular Endometrial Adenocarcinoma in Curettings, Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma, Lower Uterine Segment Adenocarcinoma, Lynch Syndrome Screening, Myoinvasion in Endometrial Adenocarcinoma, Intraperitoneal Keratin Granuloma, Endometrial Histiocytes and Foamy Stromal Macrophages, Serous Cancer Precursors, Serous Endometrial Intraepithelial Carcinoma, Ischemic Atypias of the Endometrium, Reactive Atypia in the Endometrium, Uterine Serous Carcinoma, Mixed-Pattern Adenocarcinoma, p53-Positive Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma, Neuroendocrine Differentiation in Endometrial Carcinoma, Undifferentiated Carcinoma of the Endometrium, Clear-Cell Carcinoma, Endometrioid or Clear-Cell Carcinoma?, Carcinosarcoma, Adenocarcinoma with Spindle Cell Features, Wilms' Tumor of the Endometrium
C. Mesenchymal Lesions of the Uterus: Endometrial Stromal Nodule, Stromomyoma, Endometrial Stromatosis, Low-Grade Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma, Uterine Tumor Resembling Sex Cord Stromal Tumor, High-Grade Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma, Undifferentiated Uterine Sarcoma, Adenosarcoma of the Endometrium, Atypical Endometrial Polyp, Adenomatoid Tumor, Lipoleiomyoma, Cellular Leiomyoma, Hydropic Leiomyoma, Mitotically Active Leiomyoma, Atypical Leiomyoma (Leiomyoma with Bizarre Nuclei), Leiomyomatosis, Intravenous Leiomyoma, Intravenous Leiomyomatosis, Morcellation-Related Dissemination of Smooth Muscle Neoplasia, Disseminated Peritoneal Leiomyomatosis, Pathology Following Uterine Artery Embolization, Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome, Leiomyosarcoma, Myxoid Leiomyosarcoma, Epithelioid Leiomyosarcoma, PEComa, Reproductive Tract Lymphoma
SECTION IV. FALLOPIAN TUBE
A. Benign, Inflammatory/Reactive: Adrenal Rest, Pseudoxanthomatous Salpingiosis, Xanthogranulomatous Salpingitis, Follicular Salpingitis, Salpingitis Isthmica Nodosum, Granulomatous Salpingitis, Torsion of the Tube and Ovary, Tubal Arias-Stella Effect
B. Neoplastic and Preneoplastic: Adenofibroma, Benign Epithelial Hyperplasia (Secretory Cell Outgrowths), p53 Signatures, Low-Grade Serous Tubal Intraepithelial Neoplasia (Serous Tubal Intraepithelial Lesion), Papillary Hyperplasia, High-Grade Serous Tubal Intraepithelial Neoplasia (Serous Tubal Intraepithelial Carcinoma), The Risk Reducing Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Salpingoliths, Adenocarcinoma of the Fallopian Tube, Endosalpingeal Implants from Remote Tumors, Female Adnexal Tumor of Wolffian Origin
SECTION V. OVARY
A. Benign: Tangentially Sectioned Ovarian Follicle, The Ovary in Pregnancy, Solitary Luteinized Follicle Cyst, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Cortical Stromal Hyperplasia and Hyperthecosis, Endometrioma with Mucinous Metaplasia, Endometrioma with Atypia, Decidualized Endometrioma, Serous Cystadenomas and Cystadenofibromas, Cortical Inclusion Cysts, Endosalpingiosis, Malakoplakia
B. Epithelial Neoplasia: High-Grade Serous Carcinoma, Classic Type, High-Grade Serous Carcinoma with ‘SET’ Patterns, Low-Grade Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma with Squamotransitional or Spindle Features, Carcinosarcoma, Adenosarcoma of the Ovary, Serous Borderline Tumor (SBT), Serous Borderline Tumor with Complex Architecture, Low-Grade Invasive Serous Carcinoma of the Ovary, Invasive Implants of Low-Grade Serous Tumor, Mucinous Carcinoma, Mucinous Tumors with Mural Nodules, Mucinous Borderline Tumor, Mucinous Borderline Tumor with Intraepithelial Carcinoma, Low-Grade Endometrioid Adenocarcinoma, Endometrioid Adenofibroma, Proliferative (Borderline) Endometrioid Adenofibroma, Mullerian Mucinous and Seromucinous Tumors of the Ovary, Benign Brenner Tumor, Malignant Brenner Tumor, Clear-Cell Carcinoma, Ovarian Adenocarcinoma with Yolk Sac Differentiation, Borderline Clear-Cell Adenofibroma, Metastatic Carcinoma to the Ovary, Pseudomyxoma Peritonei
C. Germ Cell Tumors: Mature Cystic Teratoma: Normal Neural Differentiation, Fetiform Teratoma, Struma Ovarii, Malignant Struma, Strumal Carcinoid, Metastatic Carcinoid, Malignancy Arising in Teratomas, Dysgerminoma, Yolk Sac Tumor, Embryonal Carcinoma, Immature Teratoma, Mixed Germ Cell Tumor
D. Sex Cord Stromal Tumors: Thecoma-Fibroma, Fibroma with Minor Sex Cord Elements, Sclerosing Peritonitis, Granulosa Cell Tumor, Granulosa Cell Tumor Variants, Juvenile Granulosa Cell Tumor, Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor, Retiform Sertoli-Leydig Cell Tumor, Leydig Cell (Hilar) Tumor, Stromal Luteoma, Pregnancy Luteoma, Sclerosing Stromal Tumor, Small Cell Carcinoma of Hypercalcemic Type, Small Cell Carcinoma of Pulmonary (Neuroendocrine) Type, Sex Cord Tumor with Annular Tubules
E. Miscellaneous Tumors: Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor, Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor, Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor, Benign Cystic Mesothelioma, Papillary Mesothelioma, Papillary Mesothelial Hyperplasia, Malignant Mesothelioma
SECTlON VI. GESTATIONAL
A. Early Gestation: Gestational Sac, Fresh Implantation Site, Implantation Site Nodule, Spontaneous Abortion, Ectopic Pregnancy
B. Trophoblastic Neoplasia: Complete Hydatidiform Mole, Invasive Hydatidiform Mole, Partial Hydatidiform Mole, Mesenchymal Dysplasia, Choriocarcinoma, Intraplacental Choriocarcinoma, Placental Site Trophoblastic Tumor, Molar Implantation Site, Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumor, Chorangioma
C. Second and Third Trimester Placenta: Knots in the Umbilical Cord, Single Umbilical Artery (SUA), Hypercoiled and Hypocoiled Umbilical Cord, Variations on Cord Insertion (Marginal, Membranous, Furcate), Circummarginate and Circumvallate Placentas, Fetal Vascular Thrombosis, Amniotic Bands, Maternal Floor Infarct/Massive Perivillous Fibrin Deposition, Chorioamnionitis, Gestational Candida Infection, Listeria Placentitis, Chronic Villitis, Chronic Histiocytic Intervillositis, Congenital Syphilis, Lysosomal Storage Disorder, Inflammatory Abruption, Hypertensive Bleeding (Ball-in-Socket) Infarct, Congenital Parvovirus Infection, Fetal Leukemia, Placenta Creta, Placenta Previa, Toxoplasmosis, Toxemia, Placental Infarction, Meconium Staining, Distal Villous Pathology, Fetal to Maternal Hemorrhage
In Gynecologic and Obstetric Pathology Crum, Hirsch, and Peters incorporate a logical format, superb color photographs, concise bulleted text, and authoritative content to help clinicians accurately identify hundreds of discrete disease entities affecting the female reproductive tract. The ‘pitfalls’ components in many of the chapters help clinicians with many potential problematic areas in diagnosis.
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Practical Orthopedic Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach, 1st edition by Andrea T. Deyrup MD PhD & Gene P. Siegal MD PhD, with series editors Kevin O. Leslie & Mark R. Wick (Pattern Recognition Series: Elsevier)
It is hoped that the expertise of our authors and editors, together with the high quality of morphologic images they present in this Elsevier series, will be beneficial to our reader-colleagues. – Kevin O. Leslie, MD Mark R. Wick, MD, series editors
Using Practical Orthopedic Pathology, a volume in the Pattern Recognition Series, clinicians are able to apply a systematic pattern recognition approach to achieve more accurate diagnoses of both neoplastic and non-neoplastic diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Andrea Deyrup, MD, PhD and Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD use a practical, pattern-based organization that helps clinicians efficiently evaluate even the most challenging histologic specimens.
With Practical Orthopedic Pathology clinicians are able to:
Author/editors of Practical Orthopedic Pathology are Andrea T. Deyrup, MD, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; and Gene P. Siegal, MD, PhD, Executive Vice-Chair, Robert W. Mowry Endowed Professor of Pathology, Professor of Surgery and Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology, Director, Division of Anatomic Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. The book has 26 contributors.
As outlined in the Series Preface by Kevin O. Leslie and Mark R. Wick, Practical Orthopedic Pathology, like the other volumes in the series, is built around a ‘pattern-based’ strategy that seeks to ‘segregate pathologic conditions into diagnostically and clinically useful groupings.’ This is especially challenging in orthopedic pathology because, unlike most other organ systems, in orthopedics reaching the correct diagnosis is critically dependent on radiologic evaluation of the principal structure(s), and traditional gross pathologic evaluation often serves as a supportive and confirmatory arm of the process as opposed to the dominant one as, for example, in hepatic pathology. Even casual readers of this book will note that the defined patterns are those that draw on the key radiologic as well as histopathologic features, and these in turn are supplemented by molecular, cytogenetic, ultrastructural, and immunohistochemical data. Although they have tried to cover all the major diseases of bone and joint, the editors say they recognize that they give more attention to neoplastic musculoskeletal diseases, as these seem to cause the most concern among community-based practitioners and house-staff still in training. They recognize, however, that tumors are not the most commonly occurring pathologic entities.
To create a level field for readers bringing different degrees of knowledge to the fore, Practical Orthopedic Pathology is divided into five major sections. The first section, consisting of four chapters, covers normal bone anatomy written from a pathologist's vantage point, followed by patterns in radiology, orthopedic practice, and pathologic diagnosis by experts in each of those fields. Subsequent sections follow the standardized template used by other books in the Pattern Recognition Series. The second section focuses on lesions characterized primarily by osteoid matrix production and is also divided into four chapters that take into consideration those lesions with and without aggressive radiologic features and site of tumor origin (medullary bone or cortex). Section III deals with lesions characterized primarily by cartilage matrix production and is subdivided on the basis of the degree of aggression assessed radiologically. The largest section is the fourth section, with eight chapters covering many topics ranging from those lesions with giant cells or fibrous cells replacing trabecular bone to vascular proliferative lesions. Small blue round cell lesions, notochordal lesions, cystic lesions, and metastases are covered, along with a group of miscellaneous conditions ranging from infarcts to Paget disease. The final section is a series of chapters covering degenerative joint disease, crystalline arthropathies, and both benign and malignant synovial-based lesions.
Chapters in Practical Orthopedic Pathology and their authors include:
SECTION I THE BASICS
SECTION II LESIONS CHARACTERIZED PRIMARILY BY OSTEOID MATRIX PRODUCTION
SECTION III LESIONS CHARACTERIZED PRIMARILY BY CARTILAGE MATRIX PRODUCTION
SECTION IV OTHER LESIONS
SECTION V LESIONS OF JOINTS/SYNOVIUM
Practical Orthopedic Pathology uses a practical, pattern-based organization that helps clinicians confidently evaluate even the most challenging histologic specimens. The extraordinary illustrations represent the entire panoply of pathologic conditions, many of them only rarely seen. Throughout Practical Orthopedic Pathology, the illustrations, both radiologic and histopathologic, provide a key component of the text. The monograph will serve as a useful tool to practitioners confronted with such a case and will outline a reasonable pattern-based strategy, allowing one to narrow the differential diagnosis and ultimately reach the right conclusion.
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Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, 2nd edition by Theodore A. Stern MD, Maurizio Fava MD, Timothy E. Wilens MD & Jerrold F. Rosenbaum MD (Elsevier)
The Massachusetts General Hospital is widely respected as one of the world's premier psychiatric institutions. Now, preeminent authorities from MGH present the newly updated edition of Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, 2nd edition, a medical reference book that continues to simplify clinicians’ access to the current clinical knowledge they need – both in print and online. It provides practical approaches to a wide variety of clinical syndromes and settings, aided by superior graphics and hundreds of questions and answers geared to each chapter. In fact, to match learning styles of readers and to solidify knowledge gained through perusal of this text, the authors also included 600 board-style multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and detailed annotated answers.
With Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry clinicians access these features:
Author/editors of Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry are Theodore A. Stern MD, Chief, Avery D. Weisman Psychiatry Consultation Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Director, Office for Clinical Careers, Massachusetts General Hospital, Ned H. Cassem Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Maurizio Fava MD, Director, Clinical Research Program, Executive Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Executive Director, Clinical Trials Network and Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital, Slater Family Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston; Timothy E. Wilens MD, Senior Staff, Child Psychiatry and Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston; and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum MD, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Massachusetts General Hospital, Chair, Executive Committee on Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston. The book has 186 contributors.
Chapters of Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry and their authors are:
PART I Approach to the Patient
PART II Human Development
PART III Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing
PART IV The Psychotherapies
PART V Psychiatric Diagnoses and Conditions
PART VI Disorders of Cognition
18 Delirium – Jason P. Caplan, Ned H. Cassem, George B. Murray and Theodore A. Stern
19 Dementia – Jennifer R. Gatchel, Christopher I. Wright, William E. Falk and Nhi-Ha Trinh
20 Intellectual Disability – John N. Julian
PART VII Mental Disorders Due to Another Medical Condition
21 Mental Disorders Due to Another Medical Condition – B.J. Beck and Kathryn J. Tompkins
PART VIII Sleep Disorders
22 Sleep Disorders – Jeffrey B. Weilburg, John W. Stakes, Matt Bianchi and Ted Avi Gerstenblith
PART IX Psychiatric Disorders
23 Impulse-Control Disorders – Anna R. Weissman, Cathleen M. Gould and Kathy M. Sanders
24 Somatic Symptom Disorders – Ted Avi Gerstenblith and Nicholas Kontos
25 Factitious Disorders and Malingering – Felicia A. Smith
26 Alcohol-Related Disorders – John F Kelly and John A. Renner
27 Drug Addiction – John A. Renner and E. Nalan Ward
28 Psychosis and Schizophrenia – Oliver Freudenreich, Hannah E. Brown and Daphne J. Holt
29 Mood Disorders: Depressive Disorders (Major Depressive Disorder) – Maurizio Fava, Soren Dinesen Ostergaard and Paolo Cassano
30 Bipolar Disorder – Roy H. Perlis and Michael J. Ostacher
31 Psychiatric Illness during Pregnancy and the Post-partum Period – Ruta M. Nonacs, Betty Wang, Adele C. Viguera and Lee S. Cohen
32 Anxiety Disorders – Amanda W. Calkins, Eric Bui, Charles T. Taylor, Mark H. Pollack, Richard T. LeBeau and Naomi M. Simon
33 Obsessive-compulsive Disorder and Obsessive-compulsive and Related Disorders – S. Evelyn Stewart, Daniel Lafleur, Darin D. Dougherty, Sabine Wilhelm, Nancy J. Keuthen and Michael A. Jenike
34 Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Sharon Dekel, Mark W. Gilbertson, Scott P. Orr, Scott L. Rauch, Nellie E. Wood and Roger K. Pitman
35 Dissociative Disorders – Steven C. Schlozman and Ruta M. Nonacs
36 Sexual Disorders and Sexual Dysfunction – Linda C. Shafer
37 Eating Disorders: Evaluation and Management – Jennifer J. Thomas, Diane W. Mickley, Jennifer L. Derenne, Anne Klibanski, Helen B. Murray and Kamryn F Eddy
38 Grief, Bereavement, and Adjustment Disorders – Alicia D. Powell
39 Personality and Personality Disorders – Mark A. Blais, Patrick Smallwood, James E. Groves, Rafael A. Rivas-Vazquez and Christopher J. Hopwood
PART X Treatment Approaches
40 Psychiatric Neuroscience: Incorporating Pathophysiology into Clinical Case Formulation – Joan A. Camprodon and Joshua L. Roffman
41 The Pharmacotherapy of Anxiety Disorders – Eric Bui, Mark H. Pollack, Gustavo Kinrys, Hannah Delong, Debora Vasconcelos e Sd and Naomi M. Simon
42 Antipsychotic Drugs – Oliver Freudenreich, Donald C. Goff and David C. Henderson
43 Antidepressants – Maurizio Fava and George I. Papakostas
44 Pharmacological Approaches to Treatment-Resistant Depression – Ji Hyun Baek, Andrew A. Nierenberg and Maurizio Fava
45 Electroconvulsive Therapy – Charles A. Welch
46 Neurotherapeutics – Joan A. Camprodon, Navneet Kaur, Scott L. Rauch and Darin D. Dougherty
47 Lithium and Its Role in Psychiatry – Roy H. Perlis and Michael J. Ostacher
48 The Use of Antiepileptic Drugs in Psychiatry – Michael J. Ostacher and Honor Hsin
49 Pharmacotherapy of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder across the Life Span – Jefferson B. Prince, Timothy E. Wilens, Thomas J. Spencer and Joseph Biederman
50 Drug–Drug Interactions in Psychopharmacology – Jonathan E. Alpert
51 Side Effects of Psychotropic Medications – Jeff C. Huffman, Scott R. Beach and Theodore A. Stern
52 Natural Medications in Psychiatry – Felicia A. Smith and David Mischoulon
PART XI Special Topics in Psychiatry
53 The Suicidal Patient – Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, Christina A. Brezing, Isabel T. Lagomasino, Roy H. Perlis and Theodore A. Stern
PART XII Psychosomatic Medicine
54 Psychiatric Consultation to Medical and Surgical Patients – Nicholas Kontos and John Querques
55 Life-threatening Conditions in Psychiatry: Catatonia, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, and Serotonin Syndrome – Gregory L. Fricchione, Scott R. Beach, Jeff C. Huffman, George Bush and Theodore A. Stern
56 Psycho-oncology: Psychiatric Co-morbidities and Complications of Cancer and Cancer Treatment – Carlos Fernandez-Robles, Donna B. Greenberg and William F. Pirl
57 Psychiatric Aspects of HIV Infection and AIDS – John Querques and Oliver Freudenreich
58 Organ Transplantation: Pre-transplant Assessment and Post-transplant Management – Laura M. Prager
59 Approaches to Collaborative Care and Primary Care Psychiatry – B.J. Beck
60 Psychiatric and Ethical Aspects of Care at the End of Life – Guy Maytal, Lucy A. Epstein Hutner, Ned H. Cassem and Rebecca Weintraub Brendel
PART XIII Psychiatric Epidemiology and Statistics
61 Psychiatric Epidemiology – Albert S. Yeung and Trina E. Chang
62 Statistics in Psychiatric Research – Lee Baer
PART XIV Genetics and Psychiatry
63 Genetics and Psychiatry – Daniel H. Ebert, Christine T. Finn and Jordan W. Smoller
PART XV Social and Community Psychiatry
64 Serious Mental Illness – Oliver Freudenreich, Mark Viron and Derri Shtasel
65 Aggression and Violence – Adrienne T. Gerken, Anne F. Gross and Kathy M. Sanders
66 Culture and Psychiatry – David C. Henderson, Brenda Vincenzi, Albert S. Yeung and Gregory L. Fricchione
67 Community Psychiatry – B.J. Beck
68 Managed Care and Psychiatry – John B. Taylor and J. Niels Rosenguist
PART XVI Child Psychiatry
69 Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders – Jeff Q. Bostic, Jefferson B. Prince and David C. Buxton
70 Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders in Transitioning Adolescents and Young Adults – Timothy E. Wilens, Courtney Zulauf and Jerrold F. Rosenbaum
PART XVII Geriatric Psychiatry
71 Geriatric Psychiatry – M. Cornelia Cremens
PART XVIII Neuropsychiatry
72 Neuroanatomical Systems Relevant to Neuropsychiatric Disorders – Daphne J. Holt, Dost Ongiir, Christopher I. Wright, Bradford C. Dickerson, Joan A. Camprodon and Scott L. Rauch
73 The Neurological Examination – Evan D. Murray and Bruce H. Price
74 Neuropsychiatric Principles and Differential Diagnosis – Simon Ducharme, Evan D. Murray and Bruce H. Price
75 Neuroimaging in Psychiatry – Darin D. Dougherty and Scott I. Rauch
76 Clinical Neurophysiology and Electroencephalography – Haythum O. Tayeb and Shahram Khoshbin
77 Psychiatric Manifestations and Treatment of Seizure Disorders – Daniel Weisholtz and Shahram Khoshbin
78 Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Headaches – Stephen E. Nicolson
79 Pathophysiology, Psychiatric Co-morbidity, and Treatment of Pain – Ajay D. Wasan, Menehse Alpay and Shamim H. Nejad
80 Psychiatric Aspects of Stroke Syndromes – Sean P. Heffernan, Shamim H. Nejad, Lucy A. Epstein Hutner, David M. Greer and Jeff C. Huffman
81 Movement Disorders – Alice W. Flaherty and Ana Ivkovic
82 Psychiatric Manifestations of Traumatic Brain Disorder – Christopher Carter and Kaloyan S. Tanev
PART XIX Law and Psychiatry
83 Intimate Partner Violence – B.J. Beck
84 Psychiatric Correlates and Consequences of Abuse and Neglect – Nada Milosavljevic, John B. Taylor and Rebecca Weintraub Brendel
85 Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychiatry I: Informed Consent, Competency, Treatment Refusal, and Civil Commitment – Ronald Schouten, Judith G. Edersheim and Jose A. Hidalgo
86 The Role of Psychiatrists in the Criminal Justice System – Ronald Schouten and Rebecca Weintraub Brendel
87 Legal and Ethical Issues in Psychiatry II: Malpractice and Boundary Violations – Ronald Schouten and Rebecca Weintraub Brendel
PART XX Care in Special Settings
88 Emergency Psychiatry – Laura M. Prager and Ana Ivkovic
89 Rehabilitation Psychiatry – Terry Rabinowitz, A. Evan Eyler, John P. Hirdes and Thomas D. Stewart
90 Military Psychiatry – Gary H. Wynn, James R. Rundell and David M. Benedek
91 Disaster Psychiatry – Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, Kevin M. O'Brien, Marni Chanoff and Samantha Andrien Stewart
PART XXI Preparing for the Future
92 Coping with the Rigors of Psychiatric Practice – Abigail L. Donovan and Theodore A. Stern
93 Psychiatry and the Media – Cheryl K. Olson, Lawrence Kutner and Eugene V. Beresin
94 Global Mental Health in the Twenty-First Century – Richard F. Mollica, Christina P.C. Borba, Jesse M. Katon, Claire E. Oppenheim, Gregory L. Fricchione and David C. Henderson
Written by preeminent authorities from the highly respected MGH, Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry, 2nd edition, provides practical approaches to a wide variety of clinical syndromes and settings, aided by stunning graphics and hundreds of questions and answers geared to each chapter. Readers have convenient access to all the authoritative answers necessary to overcome any clinical challenge, ensuring their knowledge is thoroughly up to date.
Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Occupational Therapy
Disaster and Development: an Occupational Perspective, 1st edition edited by Nancy Rushford PhD MSc OT OT Reg (Ont) M.A. & Kerry Thomas BScOT Grad Dip (Elsevier Churchill-Livingstone)
Following devastating earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand, Haiti, China, Indonesia and Pakistan, hurricanes in the Philippines and the US, floods in Bangladesh, the Balkans and Canada, famine and droughts in Africa and Australia, and ferocious wildfires in Europe, the US and Australia, to epidemics, conflicts and terrorism unleashing indiscriminate suffering across all continents – no one is immune –but some are more vulnerable than others.
Climate change and extreme weather events, earthquakes, wildfires and tsunamis, epidemics, technological and complex emergencies – the escalation of these events around the globe renders disaster a global social and ecological crisis, and arguably one of the most pressing issues of the twenty-first century. Compounded by the economic and environmental costs of providing for an ever-increasing population and consumption-driven growth, there is an urgent need for a collective and integrated response that effectively engages communities and individual citizens, as well as a diverse mix of experts and practitioners representing disciplines, sectors and perspectives.
The occupational therapy profession is only just beginning to forge a path into the field of disaster and development. As such, it is an auspicious time to explore the relevance of `occupation' and an occupational perspective to the field in order to illuminate new possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration and engagement. Allied health workers, including occupational therapists, are seeking ways to engage in a meaningful way, as professionals, as individuals, and as global citizens.
Features of Disaster and Development include:
Disaster and Development is edited by Nancy Rushford, PhD, MSc OT Reg (Ont), MA (Counselling Psychology), Director of Programs & Implementation, Alzheimer Society of Ontario and Kerry Thomas, BSc (OT), Grad Dip, (Health Management), interPART, Australia. The book has 37 contributors.
Disaster and Development articulates an occupational perspective in the field through the stories of people who have survived disaster and practitioners, as well as others who endeavor to help. Personal narratives provide a gateway into experience and therefore an opportunity to explore how occupation relates to resilience and the process of building communities that are equitable, supportive and sustainable into the future. The editors of the book hold the view that occupation acts as the medium through which people relate to each other and the world around them. Occupation forms a nexus between society and the natural world, and therefore holds the potential to influence much needed social and ecological change. The stories captured in Disaster and Development reveal some of the challenges and complexities associated with disaster and development. They also illustrate the power of human connection, the importance of hope, and tremendous opportunities for change and transformation. Through these stories of personal experience, the concept of occupation is linked to the global narrative of disaster, and the tremendous potential of occupation and collaborative engagement is illuminated.
The disasters included in Disaster and Development are mostly classified as `natural' disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires and drought. Epidemics, including HIV and AIDS, and technological disasters such as nuclear events are not examined; neither is the topic of complex emergency explored in depth or from the perspective of occupational therapists working in military contexts.
Part I provides a general introduction to the field of disaster including key concepts, principles and issues related to humanitarianism, human rights, sustainable development and inclusive approaches to managing disasters and reducing risk. Disaster and Development provides a basic outline and introduction that lays the foundation for an occupational perspective to emerge.
Part II represents a collection of case stories based on experiences in the field. Most of the contributors are occupational therapists who have worked closely with survivors on individual and collective levels. Some contributors have themselves survived disaster; all have been affected and even transformed in some way by their experiences and their connection to others. The practitioners share their insights and lessons learned.
Part III draws upon the collective knowledge and experience contained in the case series against the backdrop of the literature and contemporary practice in the field. Based on this analysis, the chapter articulates the Disaster and Development Occupational Perspective Framework (DDOP), a framework that conceptually links occupation to the field of disaster and introduces the notion of `occupational stewardship'. The framework is an evolving construct to be shaped by dialogue, cross-disciplinary debate and developments in the field. DDOP is related to phases of emergency response, recovery and development, all under an umbrella of resilience building and risk reduction. Considerations for policy, practice and professional development are discussed.
Chapters of Disaster and Development and their authors include:
Part I Disaster and Development
Part II Case Series – Stories from Experience
· Emergency Response and Early Recovery
6. Listening to the Voices of Survivors: The Floods of 2003 in Santa Fe, Argentina – Maria De Los Milagros Demiryi, Carla Boggio, Mariana Boffelli, Daniela Chiapessoni, Mauro Demichelis, Maria Del Carmen Heit
7. Reflections on Haiti – Ruth Duggan
8. Living with the Bones – Rachel Thibeault
9. Cyclone Yasi: The Experience of Queenslanders without a Home – Yvonne Thomas
10. After Katrina: Stephanie's Four-Year Struggle for Survival – Emily F. Piven
11. Wildfires: Responding to Psychological and Emotional Needs of the Community – Zoe Edmonds
12. Terrorism: A Survivor's Story – Sue Hanisch
13. Seeking Asylum in the UK – Nick Pollard
14. Solomon's Story – Rachel Thibeault, Marie Claude Bernard, Solomon Patray
15. The Dadaab Refugee Camps and the Voices of People with a Disability – Siyat Hillow Abdi, Brian Matthews
16. Disabled People's Organizations (DPOS) in Disaster: Learning from their Experience – Nazmul Bari, Broja Copal Saha
17. Accessibility Outcomes in Disaster Recovery – A Critical Concern, a Minimum Requirement or an Afterthought? – Samantha Whybrow, Catherine Bridge
18. Community-Based Rehabilitation in Colombia's Armed Conflict – Solangel Garcia-Rue
19. Landmine Action and Advocacy: From Local to Global – Rebecca Jordan
20. `United, We Live': Empowering Older People through Disaster Response and Recovery – Kerry Thomas
21. Drought: Slow-Onset Disaster and its Burden upon Families – Jenny Biven
22. Supporting Community Recovery through Indigenous Engagement and the Natural Environment – Tania Simmons, Penny Scott, Chantal Roder
23. Climate Change and Children: The Need for Innovative Responses – Kerry Thomas
· Entering the Field
24. Medical Assistance Teams: Reflections on Emergency Response Experience – Valerie Rzepka, Nathan Kelly
25. Drink a Dozen Cups of Tea: Lessons about Listening and Learning – Adele Perry
26. Changing Fields of Practice: Training in the Frontier Province, Pakistan – Miriam Kolker
27. Mobilizing a Therapeutic Response in a Disaster Zone, Chile 2010 – Cecilia Farias Basadre
28. Reflections from Experience across the Asia-Pacific Region – Kerry Thomas, with contributions from various colleagues
29. Mobilizing Occupational Therapy through Policy, Planning and Education – Kit Sinclair, Marilyn Patrison
Part III An Occupational Perspective on Disaster and Development
30. An Occupational Perspective on Disaster and Development and a Conceptual Framework – Nancy Rushford, Kerry Thomas
31. Occupational Stewardship and Collaborative Engagement: A Practice Model – Nancy Rushford
32. Disaster and Development: Practical Considerations in Promoting an Occupational Perspective – Kerry Thomas, Nancy Rushford
Timely, accessible, and reflecting the real life experiences of people who survive disaster and those that endeavour to help. At last, a unique resource that occupational therapists and others can count on in bringing about survivor-led recovery and resilience. – World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)
For students and practitioners this innovative book provides practical insights and guidance to assist individuals, families and communities affected by disaster and provides an important resource for this emerging area of practice. – Frank Kronenberg, co-editor, Occupational Therapy without Borders
Disasters are confronting communities across the globe on a scale and intensity not previously witnessed. Disaster and Development is a ground-breaking book that crosses cultures and contexts to provide a foundation for critical reflection on the role of occupation in disaster and development. Drawing upon the experiences of survivors, and of practitioners, personnel from local and international organizations, researchers and academics, it illuminates an occupational perspective with implications for policy, practice and education.
Disaster and Development is primarily for occupational therapists, but broadly aims to have cross-disciplinary relevance and utility for humanitarian aid and development practitioners from other disciplines whose work ultimately aims to enable positive social change as it involves the lives of individuals and communities most at risk and affected by disaster. As such, the book is well aligned with primary care and health promotion approaches in disaster contexts including wellness and preventative medicine, community development, social justice and ecological sustainability as an emerging holistic approach to development.
Religion & Spirituality / Buddhism
When the Clouds Part: The Uttaratantra and Its Meditative Tradition as a Bridge between Sutra and Tantra translated & introduced by Karl Brunnhölzl (Tsadra Foundation Series: Snow Lion)
When the Clouds Part is a new translation of the primary Indian Buddhist
text on buddha nature, with Tibetan commentaries explaining how this text can be
used to contemplate and realize one's own buddha nature.
’Buddha nature’ (tathāgatagarbha) is the innate potential in all living beings to become a fully awakened buddha. When the Clouds Part discusses a wide range of topics connected with the notion of buddha nature as presented in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and includes an overview of the sūtra sources of the tathāgatagarbha teachings and the different ways of explaining the meaning of this term. It includes new translations of the Maitreya treatise Mahāyānottaratantra (Ratnagotravibhāga), the primary Indian text on the subject, its Indian commentaries, and two hitherto untranslated commentaries from the Tibetan Kagyü tradition. Most important, the translator, Karl Brunnhölzl’s introduction investigates in detail the meditative tradition of using the Mahāyānottaratantra as a basis for Mahāmudrā instructions and the Shentong approach. When the Clouds Part also contains translations of a number of short Tibetan meditation manuals from the Kadampa, Kagyü, and Jonang schools that use the Mahāyānottaratantra as a work to contemplate and realize one’s own buddha nature.
Brunnhölzl was trained as a physician and presently works as a Tibetan translator and Buddhist teacher. He studied Tibetology, Buddhology, and Sanskrit at Hamburg University and Tibetan language and Buddhist philosophy and practice at the Marpa Institute for Translators in Kathmandu. Currently he works as a translator and interpreter for the Tsadra Foundation, Nalandabodhi, and the Nitartha Institute. In 2009 he was appointed as the first Western khenpo (abbot in the Kagyü and Nyingma lineages) by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.
According to Brunnhölzl, one may well wonder why there needs to be another book about buddha nature and the Uttaratantra. The reasons for When the Clouds Part are to present hitherto untranslated materials on this text (mainly its Indian commentaries and early Tibetan materials on it) and to shed new light on what is called ‘the meditative tradition of the Maitreya texts’ as well as the Uttaratantra's connections with Mahamudra and Shentong.
Though there are a number of translations of the verses of the Uttaratantra, the only two pioneering English renderings of its commentary Ratnagotravibhagavyakhya (RGVV), by Obermiller (from the Tibetan) and Takasaki (from the Sanskrit and Chinese), are quite outdated at this point. When the Clouds Part contains a new translation of both the Uttaratantra and RGVV from the Sanskrit and Tibetan, which is further informed by Vairocanaraksita's (eleventh/twelfth century) brief commentary (unavailable at the time of the earlier translations). The book also contains translations of Sajjana's (eleventh century) Mahayanottaratantropadesa (a versified synopsis of the Uttaratantra) and two never-translated Tibetan commentaries. The former commentary (CMW) is one of the earliest Tibetan commentaries on both the Uttaratantra and RGVV. The latter commentary incorporates the topical outline of the Uttaratantra by the Third Karmapa. In addition, When the Clouds Part includes translations of several short texts that are based on the Uttratantra and RGVV, most of them of a contemplative nature – six works by the Kadampa master Kyoton Monlam Tsultrim (1219-1299), The Lamp that Excellently Elucidates the System of the Proponents of Shentong Madhyamaka by the Eighth Karmapa, Mikyo Dorjes (1507-1554), and Guiding Instructions on the View of Great Shentong Madhyamaka by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Taye (1813-1899). These texts, as well as excerpts from others, provide ample scriptural support for the meditative approach to the Uttaratantra (versus the exegetical or study approach) and also establish the ways in which the text is used in the context of Mahamudra instructions and the Shentong view.
Given this wealth of materials, it is hard to believe that the original scope of When the Clouds Part was actually very modest – simply translating the Uttaratantra, RGVV, and Dashi Oser's commentary, with only a very short introduction. However, in the course of this work, the discovery of CMW and the texts by Monlam Tsultrim, as well as closer looks at the above-mentioned texts by Sajjana, the Eighth Karmapa, and Jamgon Kongtrul, led to a fascinating journey. This journey included looking at the different ways in which the Maitreya texts and the Uttaratantra in particular were transmitted and interpreted in India and Tibet, how the Uttaratantra came to be related with Mahamudra in both the Kagyu and Kadampa traditions, how the Shentong view in these traditions (versus the one of Dolpopa) is very compatible with Mahamudra, and how the Uttaratantra is used as the basis of contemplative Mahamudra-style manuals.
One of the most important texts in the Kagyü tradition is Maitreya's treatise The Ultimate Continuum, Gampopa himself said that this text, which teaches how buddha nature is present in all sentient beings and unifies the views of sutra and tantra, is the basis for the practice of Mahāmudrā. I am pleased that Karl Brunnhölzl's new translations of the treatise and of several commentaries are being published in English. I am certain this will bring benefit to many people. – Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, author of An Ocean of the Ultimate Meaning
The Uttaratantra is a must-study for those interested in having a complete overview of Buddhadharma. This collection of some important and rare works on this text is a great contribution to the Buddhist literature in English. I am grateful to Karl Brunnhölzl for this work, as he is not only a scholar but also an experienced practitioner of these teachings, and has been for many years. – Ringu Tulku, author of Confusion Arises as Wisdom
In his impressive literary output as a translator and commentator, Karl Brunnhölzl has established an exacting standard of rigorous scholarship, thoroughgoing research and an ability to render accurately and accessibly topics that even Tibetans find challenging. In When the Clouds Part he provides us with yet another example of this – a study of tathāgatagarbha theory, which lies at the core of the mahāyāna message of universal hope. – Richard Barron, translator of The Treasury of Knowledge, Books Nine and Ten: Journey and Goal
The rich findings on Brunnhölzl’s journey through the worlds of tathagatagarbha, Yogacara, Shentong, and Mahamudra are presented in When the Clouds Part. Readers will enjoy the many scenic outlooks on the way, both externally and internally.
Religion & Spirituality / Christianity / History / Art / Theology / Hermitic Studies / Alchemy
Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World: His Life, Work, and the Search for Universal Knowledge by Joscelyn Godwin (Inner Traditions)
Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World is a major study of both the written and pictorial work of a neglected genius whose breadth of interest made him the last Renaissance man. It examines every area of Kircher’s wide field of study and accomplishments and is illustrated with stunning engravings from Kircher’s work.
The Hermetic cast of Kircher's thought, which was foreign to the concerns of those propelling the Age of Reason, coupled with the breadth of his interests, caused many of his contributions to be widely overlooked – an oversight now rectified by Joscelyn Godwin in Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World. Godwin, a musicologist and translator, is a professor of music at Colgate University. He first explored the life and work of Athanasius Kircher in 1979 in his book A Renaissance Man and the Quest for Lost Knowledge. Godwin has authored and edited many books on Hermeticism and music. He is also known for his translations.
Linguist, archaeologist, and exceptional scholar,
Athanasius Kircher (1602-1680) was the last true Renaissance man. By profession
a Jesuit priest, he made himself an authority on almost every subject under the
sun. To Kircher the entire world was a glorious manifestation of God, and his
exploration was both a scientific quest and a religious experience. His works on
Egyptology (he is credited with being the first Egyptologist), music, optics,
magnetism, geology, and comparative religion were the definitive tests of their
time – and yet they represent only a part of his vast range of knowledge. A
Christian Hermeticist in the mold of Marsilio Ficino and Pico della Mirandola,
his work also examined alchemy, the Kabbalah, and the Egyptian Mystery tradition
exemplified by Hermes Trismegistus. Kircher was the first to map ocean currents;
the first to offer a comprehensive theory of vulcanism; the first to compile an
encyclopedia on China, a dictionary of Coptic, a book dedicated solely to
acoustics; the first to construct a machine for coding messages and another for
composing music. His museum in Rome was among the most famous ‘cabinets of
curiosities,’ visited by everybody in the intellectual world.
It has been said that Kircher could think only in images. While this is an exaggeration, 400 of the stunning engravings that are a distinguishing feature of his work are included so readers may fully appreciate, learn from, and see for themselves the life work, philosophy, and achievements of ‘the last man who knew everything.’
Contents of Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World include:
Prologue: Interesting Times
Athanasius Kircher's Writings
Bibliography of Works
Cited Sources of Illustrations
Godwin says in the preface that his first principle is to let Kircher speak for himself, both in words and in pictures. In order for modern people to enjoy this kind of activity, most of them need a helping hand across the gulf of history, culture, religion and erudition that yawns between Kircher's age and ours. This is why Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World supplies all of the important illustrations of Kircher's works with explanations based, whenever possible, on his own words. It may be a poor substitute for reading the books themselves, but few today have access to these rare volumes and time to read them. Kircher's writing abounds in superfluities, repetitions and sermonizing: that is why his books are so long, and why no one translates them. The illustrations, on the other hand, have a quality of ingenuity and strangeness that are particular to his century, and of singular appeal to ours. More eloquent to modern sensibilities than his inflated prose, they cry out to be understood.
The serious consideration of his theories by bodies such as the Royal Society betrays a climate of attitudes far closer to Kircher's than to those of the scientists and philosophers who eventually turned out to be `right', and who dominate a simplified historiography. Even now, not all of Kircher's errors have been rectified (experts still debate the chronologies of ancient empires, the makeup of the earth's interior, the causes of the tides). The biblical literalism that acted as a straitjacket on Kircher's brilliant mind is, astonishingly, still with us. Participation in Kircher's museum, or theatre, or ecstatic journey – whichever metaphor one prefers – is both an education and a surrealistic adventure, rather like the parallel universe in which he is deemed so `cool'.
The plan of Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World follows the categories of the Kunst- and Wunderkammer, the `chamber of art and marvels' that was the precursor of museums: Artificialia (works of the human hand), here represented by Antiquities; Naturalia (wonders of nature); Scientifica (devices of human ingenuity); and Exotica (things from outside Europe). To these are added a chapter on the sciences of the ear, and one on the importance of maps and plans for Kircher's visualization of the world. These thirteen chapters complete the essential part of the book, Chapters 14 and 15 being more in the nature of appendices. Not every reader shares Kircher's fascination with pagan theology and didactic diagrams, but a few may be curious about the meaning of these often baffling images.
A valuable addition to the history and philosophy of science shelves, offering valuable insight into the life of one of the world’s last true polymaths. – C. G. Wood, Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries
A beautiful, absorbing, and utterly wonderful book. – Times Higher Education
A charming, hugely knowledgeable and delightfully droll guide to this fascinating seventeenth-century personage who embodied the intersection of science, art, and the imagination. – The Vienna Review
A wonderful theatrical feast of architecture, mythological figures, and curiosities such as moon dials and sunflower clocks along with machines that embrace both the past and the future. – Birmingham Post
An enchanting compendium of curiosities ... a stupendously good piece of design. Every illustration is reproduced in exactly the right place; the captions are superbly apt and very clearly signaled; the sidebars are tactfully positioned and filled with exactly the right amount of information. The author and the publisher have taken real, prolonged, and exhaustive pains to make a beautiful book, and succeeded. – Philip Pullman, The Guardian
The work of the polymath Jesuit richly rewards pursuit, and Joscelyn Godwin, a distinguished translator and professor of music at Colgate University, is the ideal guide. What makes Kircher endlessly fascinating, as Godwin amply demonstrates, is the sheer breadth, depth, and expansiveness of his ever-curious mind.... A superb book, complete with bibliographies of Kircher's works and works about him. – Fore Word Reviews
Fascinating, Athanasius Kircher's Theatre of the World offers valuable insight into the world of the 1600s and the mind of a Renaissance man. The volume is masterfully and charmingly designed to enchant readers and lead them into this world.
Social Sciences / Anthropology / Language Studies / Deaf Studies
Citizenship, Politics, Difference: Perspectives from Sub-Saharan Signed Language Communities edited by Audrey C. Cooper & Khadijat K. Rashid (Gallaudet University Press)
Sub-Saharan Africa is one of the most linguistically, culturally, and geographically diverse regions of the world, home to more than 2,000 languages. As in the rest of the world, Deaf people live throughout the widely varying sub-Saharan communities, equally rich in their signed languages. An emergent body of scholarly research on sub-Saharan signed languages (SSSL) and related Deaf community organizing has created the opportunity to gather together the informed perspectives presented in this collection. Drawing examples from all regions of sub-Saharan Africa – Western, Eastern, Central, and Southern – 16 contributors join Citizenship, Politics, Difference editors in illuminating the circumstances pertaining to cross-border, cross-regional, and global engagements in sub-Saharan Deaf communities. The editors are Audrey C. Cooper, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, American University, Washington, DC and Khadijat K. Rashid, Professor and Chair, Department of Business, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
The idea for Citizenship, Politics, Difference developed out of a two-day conference that took place in April 2012 at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. Titled "African Lessons on Language and Citizenship: Local Action and Transnational Partnerships," the conference aimed to critically examine deaf African developments in citizenship and language activism. The impetus for the conference came from a recognition of African deaf communities as active in building social worlds and organizing for social change even though people in the North Atlantic have heard little about such activities in academic and activist circles until the confluence of certain events.
Citizenship, Politics, Difference centers upon two interrelated purposes: to examine sub-Saharan African deaf people’s perspectives on citizenship, politics, and difference in relation to SSSL practices, and to analyze SSSL practices in relation to sociopolitical histories and social change interests, including addressing aspects of culture, gender, language usage, race, ethnicity, sexuality, and ability. The editors have organized these themes under three main sections, Sub-Saharan Signed Languages and Deaf Communities, The Politics of Mobilizing Difference, and Citizenship. Such wide-ranging subjects as the ethics of studying Kenyan signed language, sign language and Deaf communities in Eritrea, and overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers to HIV/AIDS education drive home the importance of the unique and varied research in Citizenship, Politics, Difference.
After Nelson Mandela was released in 1990 and South Africa overcame its apartheid legacy and held its first-ever multiracial elections in 1994, cracks and fissures along racial, ethnic, class, gender, sexuality, and other lines appeared in South African society, causing observers to wonder whether the various interest groups could pull together enough to form a unified country that comprised citizens rather than subjects.
Among those interest groups were the deaf communities in South Africa, which, like many others, were riven by their own internal divisions. There was no single deaf community in South Africa; instead there were Deaf Afrikaans (using Afrikaans Sign Language), Deaf English (using British Sign Language), Deaf Zulus, Deaf colored (the South African term for mixed-race people), Deaf South African Indians, and many more self-identified groups. Because members of these various ethnicities and nationalities used mutually incomprehensible oral or sign languages, the possibility of their ever developing a shared understanding or coming together for a common purpose seemed remote and perhaps out of the question.
And yet, over the past twenty years, the deaf communities in South Africa have come together and accomplished much. One of the authors of the foreword of Citizenship, Politics, Difference, Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen, is a member of the parliament of South Africa, the first deaf woman to ever serve in this capacity; the other, Bruno Druchen, was the first black chairperson of the Deaf Federation of South Africa (DeafSA) before becoming the national director of the same organization. DeafSA has a representative on the Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB), the agency whose founding was mandated by the South African constitution expressly to "initiate studies and research aimed at promoting and creating conditions for the development of all 11 official languages, plus the Khoi, San and South African sign language". In fact, Bruno Druchen was the second deaf person to serve on PANSALB. DeafSA has representative members of every ethnic group and nationality in South Africa, and its national director has frequent and direct access to all the branches of the South African government. What is more, this multilingual and multifaceted deaf community renaissance is not limited to South Africa.
Uganda, too, has appointed a deaf person as a member of its legislature. In fact, it was the first country to name a deaf individual to this position; moreover, Uganda's constitution recognizes Ugandan Sign Language. Several other African governments have accorded recognition to their national sign languages, and many governments regularly support their national deaf organizations' participation in international organizations. Members of deaf communities in almost all African countries that signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) were instrumental in pressuring their governments to do so. As the chapters in Citizenship, Politics, Difference show, deaf communities across Africa have gathered strength over the past couple of decades to improve the quality of life of their members.
For language communities that are invisible and all but overlooked in the stories of African resurgence, both the emergence and the flourishing of these signing deaf communities in what would seem to be inhospitable conditions deserve study and documentation. What is it that has allowed African deaf communities not just to survive but also to thrive, to succeed in obtaining political representation in the legislatures of several countries, something that, for all their ballyhooed development, many Western countries have yet to achieve? What has propelled the recognition of signed languages as the primary languages of deaf people in countries where the deaf communities are frequently not well educated or politically powerful?
Bruno Druchen and Wilma Newhoudt-Druchen in the foreword to Citizenship, Politics, Difference say they believe that various circumstances account for this resurgence. One is the rise of a generation of politically savvy deaf leaders, many of whom had completed higher education and then returned to energize their communities. Higher education had exposed them to the dialogues around minority communities and language rights, as well as the debates over disability and human rights that raged during this period. The ‘Deaf President Now’ protest at Gallaudet University and the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the United States, with their paradigm-changing consequences, provided an impetus for rights movements in many African countries – but the strategies used to obtain access and level the playing field were typically homegrown.
Simultaneously, the rise of social media meant that people with disabilities could more easily connect with each other, resulting in a global disability rights movement that culminated in the passage of the CRPD. In turn, a country's signing and ratification of the CRPD meant that deaf communities in that country now had a potent new weapon in the fight for access, as these countries were required to report progress to the UN every two years, and thus was born a virtuous circle.
As the chapters in Citizenship, Politics, Difference illustrate, the picture for deaf communities in Africa is not all rosy. In many countries, progress in achieving equality has been slow or completely stalled, and still others have governments that appear to support the concept of language access for sign language users but do nothing to further the cause. Overall, however, there is much cause for optimism in Africa. Deaf communities now know their rights and have galvanized to attain them; it will be next to impossible for any single spoken-language majority or government to ever again repress sign language communities regardless of where they exist.
Inspired by the conference presentations and the participants' contributions, as well as the many inquiries they received about publication of the conference proceedings and/or information about a ‘second African languages conference,’ Cooper and Rashid decided that the rich information sharing, discussion, and debate that had begun at the conference not only demanded but would also benefit a much wider audience, hence this provocative volume, Citizenship, Politics, Difference.
Social Sciences / Archaeology
The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland by Marion Dowd (Oxbow Books)
… Marion Dowd does issue a challenge to archaeologists who are overly concerned with what remains on the surface. In taking her readers underground and showing them unfamiliar and exciting things, she sets a new agenda for Irish archaeology and provides a model for research in other countries. This book has a depth and richness of which I was unaware when I was writing all those years ago. Now I realize that I shared my innocence with other people. That is why the publication of The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland is so welcome. – Richard Bradley, from the foreword
The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland is a study of the enigmatic, unseen and dark, silent world of caves. People have engaged with caves for the duration of human occupation of the island, spanning 10,000 years. In prehistory, subterranean landscapes were associated with the dead and the spirit world, with evidence for burials, funerary rituals and votive deposition. The advent of Christianity saw the adaptation of caves as homes and places of storage, yet they also continued to feature in religious practice. Medieval mythology and modern folklore indicate that caves were considered places of the supernatural, being particularly associated with otherworldly women. Through a combination of archaeology, mythology and popular religion, The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland takes readers on a fascinating journey that sheds new light on a hitherto neglected area of research, encouraging them to consider what underground activities might reveal about the lives lived aboveground.
Author Marion Dowd is Lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at the Institute of Technology Sligo, Ireland. Her doctoral research examined the role of caves in Irish prehistoric ritual and religion. She has directed excavations in many caves, and has published and lectured widely on the subject.
According to the foreword by Richard Bradley, The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland draws on this rich body of evidence to offer a study of caves and their uses from the Mesolithic period to the present day. The result is a parallel narrative to the more usual accounts of prehistoric and historical archaeology in Ireland, and in some cases it is the caves themselves that take center stage. That is especially apparent from studies of Neolithic burials and Bronze Age votive deposits. Where they play a smaller role, as they do in the Iron Age, their importance is not diminished, for any account of this period would be incomplete without them.
Chapters in The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland include:
End Note: The Future of Irish Cave Archaeology
Dowd says in the preface to The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland that she has worked in archaeology since her university days and has had the opportunity to develop her interest in Irish cave archaeology. The most important insights have come from working and spending time in caves. She has visited somewhere in excess of 100 caves and has spent hundreds of hours underground – sometimes as part of an excavation team or caving group, sometimes alone. It is only by spending time underground that one can appreciate just how varied cave landscapes can be. People tend to imagine broad dark passages stretching to infinity. In reality many of the caves selected for use in the past are narrow cramped passages, some are wet and uncomfortable, others are complex systems, several are quite dangerous. The vast majority of people at present (including archaeologists) have little or no understanding of what it is like to spend time underground or to move through a cave – show caves are not representative.
In Dowd’s experience, people are rarely if ever indifferent to or unaffected by the cave environment. The emotions experienced underground vary, though the most persistent seems to be fear. Closely linked to this is the adrenaline high after successfully navigating a difficult stretch of cave passage, perhaps part that was submerged underwater or a particularly narrow crawl. Some people feel serene in caves, without the distractions the eyes and ears are accustomed to in the outside world.
The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland is the fruition of research that began in 1996 and has continued intermittently since then. Dowd says she has gained some appreciation of how important caves were to people in the past. Many caves that she has visited or worked in tell a very human tale from the Early Medieval ringed pin concealed under a stone in Glencurran Cave, to the remains of a teenage boy who died in Moneen Cave just a few centuries ago.
The blend of archaeology, archive sources, literary evidence, place names, myths and historical texts is deftly handled, and the book benefits greatly from the results of Marion's own fieldwork which has added significantly to what was known before. It is no mean achievement to have brought these different elements together in a study that reads so well and is so effectively illustrated. It shows what an archaeology of `natural places' can achieve in the right hands. – Richard Bradley
The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland marks where Irish cave archaeology stands at present. Groundbreaking and unique, it takes readers on a fascinating journey and encourages them to consider what underground activities might reveal about the lives lived aboveground, leaving no doubt as to the cultural significance of caves in the past. The book will raise awareness of, and interest in, Irish cave archaeology, inform wider archaeological discourse, contribute to international cave archaeology studies, stimulate future research projects and, most importantly, be an interesting read.
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