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June 2012, Issue #158

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Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World by Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh (Harvard Business Review Press)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo by Jason Glaspey and Neely Quinn (Alpha Books)

The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet: Smart, Simple, Science-Based Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off by Barbara J. Rolls, with Mindy Hermann (Wm Morrow)

The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama by Eric Alterman, with Kevin Mattson (Viking)

Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual by Lawrence S. Wittner, with series editor G. Kurt Piehler (Legacies of War Series: The University of Tennessee Press)

Barclay Butera: Living on the Coast by Barclay Butera (Gibbs Smith)

A Crown Imperiled: Book Two of the Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist (Chaoswar Saga: Harper Voyager)

The Excellencie of a Free State: Or, The Right Constitution of a Commonwealth by Marchamont Nedham, edited by Blair Worden, with general editor David Womersley (The Thomas Hollis Library Series: Liberty Fund Inc.)

The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes, 2nd edition by Gina Misiroglu (Visible Ink Press)

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 6th edition by Fred A. Mettler, Jr & Milton J. Guiberteau (Elsevier Saunders)

Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, 2nd edition (Netter Basic Science) by Neil Scott Norton (Elsevier Saunders)

Women's Health Review: A Clinical Update in Obstetrics – Gynecology (Expert Consult – Online and Print), 1st edition edited by Philip J. DiSaia MD, Gautam Chaudhuri MD PhD, Linda C. Giudice MD PhD MSc, Thomas R. Moore MD, Manuel Porto MD, and Lloyd H. Smith MD PhD (Elsevier Saunders)

Hematopathology (Expert Consult – Online and Print), 2nd edition by Eric D. Hsi, with series editor John R. Goldblum (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition edited by Josef Neu MD, with Series & Consulting Editor Richard A. Polin MD (Neonatology Questions & Controversies Series: Elsevier Saunders)

The Newborn Lung: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition edited by Eduardo Bancalari MD, with series and consulting editor, Richard A. Polin (Neonatology Questions & Controversies Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 6th edition (2 volume Set) edited by Robert B. Daroff MD, Gerald M. Fenichel MD, Joseph Jankovic MD and John C. Mazziotta (Elsevier Saunders)

Arthritis in Black and White: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 3rd edition by Anne C. Brower & Donald J. Flemming (Elsevier Saunders)

The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System, 2nd edition edited by Christopher R. Kelly and Jaime Landman (Netter Green Book Collection, Volume 5: Elsevier Saunders)

Elsevier's Integrated Review Genetics: With Student Consult Online Access, 2nd edition by Linda R. Adkison (Integrated Reviews Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Review of Ophthalmology: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition by William B. Trattler, Peter K. Kaiser & Neil J. Friedman (Elsevier Saunders)

Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman by Charlene Smith and John Feister (Orbis Books)

Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective: Exploring the Contextual Nature of Theology and Mission by Jeffrey P. Greenman and Gene L. Green (IVP Academic)

The Genome Generation by Elizabeth Finkel (Melbourne University Press)

Business & Investing / Management & Leadership

Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World by Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh (Harvard Business Review Press)

What does it take to lead a global business? How can one be effective? What new skills must leaders learn in order to be successful? What do international teams do to stay connected while still producing results on a regional scale?

What makes being a global business leader today such a complex task? It is more than mastering the knowledge of various geographies and cultures, though that is essential. But to succeed, leaders must also master the complex mind-set and competencies needed to lead in today’s fully globalized world – not an easy assignment.
In Being Global, Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh pull from their extensive experience as well as research they conducted at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which has been cited by the Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and The Economist for its authority on global business. Cabrera and Unruh define a new context for global leadership, illustrating both the challenges and the opportunities facing today’s executives. Cabrera is president of Thunderbird School of Global Management and president-elect of George Mason University, and Gregory Unruh is professor of global business at Thunderbird School of Global Management and director of the school’s Lincoln Center for Ethics in Global Management.

Being Global is written for leaders at all levels of their careers – whether in big business or small, private sector or government – who aspire to think and act globally and who need some help getting there. Being a global citizen is just the starting point.

According to Cabrera and Unruh, global leadership skills take a long time to develop, and the path is not straight. It can double on itself, forcing the leader to relearn old lessons for a new situation. The global leaders Cabrera and Unruh profile showed impressive skill at a particular time in a particular context, but that does not mean they are infallible. Being global is kind of like being a black belt in karate: earning the belt requires a great deal of focus, discipline, and ongoing practice, and keeping the belt requires the same.

Being Global shows readers the way to go. Cabrera and Unruh start readers on the path in chapter 1 with an overview of global leadership – what it is, why it is so necessary, and what characteristics global leaders possess. They then follow with three chapters that delve in detail into the three core characteristics of global leaders. In the conclusion, they highlight the ongoing work leaders can do to develop their global leadership skills. The key to this book is a deep belief that while one may not have been born a global leader, he or she can become one.

Being Global is a thoughtful, instructive text on the challenges of leadership in the 21st century, and the bold perspective we must adopt in order to create a future of shared opportunities and shared responsibilities. – William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America
Leaders in the twenty-first century need to be able to coalesce teams and resources across borders and to listen with humility to ideas and solutions from other leaders from around the world, because they face global challenges like we’ve never faced before. The experiences accumulated at Thunderbird and highlighted in this important book provide unique insights as to how those leaders can be developed. – José María Figueres, former President of Costa Rica
After forty years engaging with global leaders in shaping the global agenda, it is clear that global leadership is not an innate trait but the result of a long journey of personal learning and growth. The world needs more global leaders ready to ‘connect, create, and contribute’, and Being Global should serve as a perfect guide to jump-start the journey. – Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum
Having the mind-set to work across the world – with all of its ambiguities – requires real personal passion. Being Global captures that spirit by describing the art and the effort of listening, thinking, and acting to make a real difference in this complex world. This is a book for anyone developing his or her own passion for ‘going global’. – Bob Dudley, CEO, BP
The world may be flat, but the road to the global marketplace is filled with potholes. Cabrera and Unruh provide the road map and driving instructions to make the journey a success. – Craig Barrett, retired CEO and Chairman, Intel Corporation

In Being Global Cabrera and Unruh provide the tools and guidance to help readers develop deeper leadership skills, to benefit both them and their organizations.

Cooking, Food & Wine / Health & Fitness / Diet & Weight Loss

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo by Jason Glaspey and Neely Quinn (Alpha Books)

Diabetes, obesity, arthritis, depression, and other chronic diseases are everywhere. People work long hours, sleep very little, sit all day, and self-medicate with TV and computer time. Kids don't play outside anymore, instead choosing to stay indoors glued to the screen. So there's a need for more avenues into the evolutionary health movement, and that need is getting bigger every day.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo explains the diet of our hunter/gather ancestors, as well as the long-term benefits associated with that diet. It includes key diet guidance as well as over 100 recipes. According to Neely Quinn and Jason Glaspey, our hunter-gatherer ancestors didn't load up on the nutritionally barren, high-fat, high-calorie, processed foods prevalent in modern diets. Instead, they feasted on meats and fish, fresh fruit and vegetables, and nuts and seeds – and were healthier for it. When dieters focus on eating meat, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruit, and some nuts and seeds, they lose weight, have better digestion, more stable moods, better athletic performance, beautiful skin, and plenty of nutrients.

In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo, readers get:

  • The inside scoop on why eating Paleo works and may ward off diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other modern ailments.
  • Simple suggestions for stocking the pantry – including foods to clear out – plus finding Paleo-friendly food while dining out.
  • Over 100 delicious recipes, from breakfast to dessert.
  • Easy-to-follow menu plans and grocery shopping lists.
  • Advice on adapting the Paleolithic diet to meet the athlete's nutritional needs.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo is a crash course provided by authors Neely, a certified Integrative Clinical Nutrition Therapist and partner at Paleo Plan, and Jason, co-founder of Paleo Plan, which breaks down this whole "regaining health and wellness through nutrition while bypassing the traditional medical community" thing into bite-sized, easily digestible pieces to make it doable. They remove the guesswork so readers can focus on feeling better.

The Paleolithic diet goes against a lot of conventional wisdom. Fat is bad, meat is bad, and whole grains are good: those are all things we've been told for years as truths. This book dispels those myths and help readers put an end to weight gain and perhaps even reverse diabetes and heart disease. Readers can get those ripped muscles, painless joints, and the skin they have always wanted, just by changing a few things about their diet.

The Paleolithic diet is often thought to be a low-carb, high-protein diet, but it doesn't have to be. While eating a lower carbohydrate diet will definitely help dieters lose weight, the diet can be whatever readers need it to be.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo in broken into four parts to help make it easily digestible and simple to follow.

Part 1, All About Paleo, navigates the history behind the diet and the scientific affirmations for eating and living Paleo. Readers find out what our primitive ancestors ate and why they didn't suffer from diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other modern afflictions. Quinn & Glaspey tell readers which foods are Paleo and which aren't, discuss the debatable Paleo foods and how much protein, fat, and carbohydrates they should be eating. Readers get to see some modern research that shows that this diet works.

Part 2, Implementing Paleo, makes the simple diet of our Paleolithic ancestors work in the modern world. Readers find tips for making the diet sustainable. They also find out about the less common ingredients in the diet and how to use them properly.

Part 3, Paleo-Perfect Recipes, introduces readers to satisfying Paleo recipes – breakfasts, snacks and salads, appetizers and sides, dinners, and desserts.

Part 4, Meal Planning, brings the book full circle with a meal plan. The meal plan provides readers with 4 weeks of menus and grocery shopping lists, using the recipes in the book as the backbone. There are some practical tips on how to use and alter the meal plan if they need to, as well as information on counting calories. Also readers find out what to expect in the first month and how to avoid common beginner mistakes.

Quinn and Gaspey also include appendixes: a glossary of terms; resources for foods and other products, as well as further reading and other good-to-know stuff; grocery shopping lists for the meal plan; and nutritional information on the major macronutrients as well as how the Paleolithic diet stacks up against the traditional Western diet.

… the perfect crash-course for regaining that essential connection. – Mark Sisson, author of The Primal Blueprint

Packed with easy ideas and mouthwatering recipes for filling a menu with Paleo food, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo is a helpful guide giving readers everything they need to know to reap the benefits of a back-to-nature diet. It is direct, practical, and utilitarian, with the perfect amount of style and personality.

Cooking, Food & Wine / Health & Fitness / Diets & Weight Loss

The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet: Smart, Simple, Science-Based Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off by Barbara J. Rolls, with Mindy Hermann (Wm Morrow)

Recently it seems the media has been inundated with diet trends, each promising to help readers melt pounds, detox their bodies, look younger, feel more energized – the list goes on. In a sea of ‘life changing’ diets, it is hard to navigate what will actually get results, and, more importantly, what one can realistically sustain.

With The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet, Dr. Barbara Rolls pairs scientific research with flexible dieting solutions to give readers the ultimate guide to managing their weight and keeping it off.

In this book Rolls, professor of nutritional sciences and the Helen A. Guthrie Chair in nutrition at Pennsylvania State University, who heads the laboratory for the study of human ingestive behavior, expands on her time-tested message with new findings, recipes, and user-friendly tools. Rolls's twelve-week program supports readers step-by-step as they develop new habits to help them lose weight and keep it off. The recipes, divided into thirty-five food categories, provide a foundation for personalizing and preparing everything from breakfast favorites to main courses to desserts.

The 35 categories of recipes in The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet provide examples of how to personalize and prepare popular meal elements, including breakfast favorites, soups, salads, main courses, and desserts. Recipes include classics and newer favorites, with tips on how they were adapted to provide more food for the calories. Before-and-after photos comparing standard and Volumetrics recipes show readers that they will get plenty of delicious, nutritious food to help them feel full while losing weight.

The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet also contains:

  • Budget-sensitive and time-saving tips and strategies for losing weight.
  • A new grocery store guide that discusses foods, shopping strategies, costs, and options for convenience versus fresh.
  • Game plans for restaurant dining with preemptive strategies for getting exactly what readers want on their plates: buzz words to look for on the menu, key questions to ask every waiter, important requests to make, and ways to use calorie labeling on menus.
  • New tips for feeding the family and getting kids to eat more vegetables by sneaking them into favorite dishes.
  • Concise charts showing how different types of foods affect calorie density and how calorie density affects the amount of food on the plate for the calories, and how full they feel after eating.

Readers learn how to make smart food choices that fill the day with plenty of enjoyable, healthful foods and leave them feeling full and satisfied. This involves choosing foods that pack fewer calories into each bite – that is, they are lower in calorie density.

Rolls says that the science that was new in the year 2000 has stood the test of time. In fact, the fundamentals of choosing foods with lower calorie density are so solid that they have been incorporated into weight-loss studies, centers, and programs around the world, and have been embraced by health agencies and policy makers tackling the biggest health challenge we have ever faced – the obesity epidemic.

Rolls says she her colleagues now agree that managing weight is about eating a variety of nutri­tious foods that help control calories. Forget about just cutting the fat or carbohydrates, or cutting out whole food groups. The key to success is finding positive strategies that will lead to sustainable, healthy eating and activity patterns that fit their lifestyle. As a professor of nutritional sciences who studies eating behavior and how it affects body weight, Rolls has a lot of information to share about the latest research on weight management. The science behind Volumetrics comes from labs around the world, as well as from her own at The Pennsylvania State University. Her staff and students each week cook for and feed dozens of volunteers who agree to eat their meals at the lab so that they can study their eating behavior when they change portion size, calories, or nutrients.

The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet:

  • Focuses on thinking positively about what they can eat.
  • Is based on sound nutritional advice widely accepted by health professionals.
  • Emphasizes that the only proven way to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than the body uses as fuel for their activities.
  • Stresses that when they are managing calories, it is more important than ever to eat a good balance of food and nutrients.
  • Teaches readers to make food choices that will help control hunger and enhance satiety.           
  • Shows readers how to fit their favorite foods into their diet.
  • Reinforces eating and activity patterns that they can sustain for a lifetime of achieving their own healthy weight.

The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet offers a lot of options to choose from:

TWELVE-WEEK DIET PROGRAM. The basics of how to do this are divided into a twelve-week structured plan that readers can personalize to fit with their lifestyle. Each week presents the best available scientific evidence on a unique aspect of the food they eat.

THE MENU PLAN. The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet eating plan is easy to adapt to their preferences. Rolls worked with registered dietitian to create four weeks of sample meals and menus. Some meals are based on one or more of the 105 recipes created for this book. Other meals are quick fix combinations that require little or no cooking. While they organized the meals into sample menus, they have made these ‘modular’ so readers can mix and match to suit their taste and lifestyle.

ULTIMATE VOLUMETRICS RECIPES. Volumetrics recipes show readers how appealing healthy eating can be. The recipes are organized into thirty-five categories based on type of dish – salads, soups, sandwiches, stews, and others – or type of occasion, including parties and celebrations. The recipes in The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet show readers how to cook the Volumetrics way, with tasty ingredients and delicious flavors. Rolls chose a combination of classics and newer favorites with an international flair and then adapted them for Volumetrics by lowering the CD to give them more food for the calories. Before-and-after photos show that Volumetrics dishes can be highly filling and satisfying. Rolls also includes plenty of tips on how to modify readers’ favorite recipes in ways that use CD-lowering ingredients without sacrificing flavor.

Volumetrics could be the most popular and effective diet you have never heard of. – Newsweek

Backed by the best research. – USA Today
Most Effective Diet of 2012 – The Daily Beast
2012 Best Weight Loss Diet, Best Diet for Healthy Eating, and Easiest Diet to Follow – US News & World Report
We love it – no gimmicky false promises. Rather, it’s a diet book that treats its readers respectfully. – Tufts University

A refreshing entry into the crowded weight-loss market. It’s honest and honestly motivating. – Washington Post
The [consumer products rating guide] gave its highest honors to the ‘Volumetrics Eating Plan’ diet. – New York Post

The founder of the #1 New York Times bestselling Volumetrics diet in The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet combines new findings, user-friendly tools, and dozens of fabulous and filling recipes to help readers lose weight and manage hunger in this full-color diet plan and cookbook. Providing honest and proven answers to questions like "can healthy foods make you fat?," "does it matter whether you eat or drink your calories?," and countless more, The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet will forever change the way readers think about managing their weight and guide them to a lifetime of healthy food choices.

This book is written for readers, whether they are trying to lose weight or are happy where they are. The Volumetrics lessons readers learn will help them establish the habits that are associated with eating well for optimal health.

History / Americas / Politics & Social Sciences

The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama by Eric Alterman, with Kevin Mattson (Viking)

A central force in American history since the end of the Second World War, liberalism today finds itself at the height of its influence in culture and society. At the same time, it has become so marginalized and reviled in political debate and discourse that few in public life even wish to lay claim to the ‘liberal’ label.

Frequently dismissed as naive, unpatriotic, and even un-American in the aftermath of the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, American liberals have struggled to sustain and strengthen the accomplishments of the New Deal through its successors, such as the Fair Deal and the Great Society, together with the legislation inspired by the civil rights, gay rights, feminist, environmental, and antiwar movements. At the same time they have also sought to communicate their beliefs and ideals through film, literature, and popular music.

The Cause, by bestselling author, journalist, and historian Eric Alterman and historian Kevin Mattson, is the first full-scale treatment of postwar liberalism to be published in decades. Alterman, Distinguished Professor of English and Journalism at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, senior fellow of the Center for American Progress, the Nation Institute, and the World Policy Institute, together with Mattson, Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, traces the history of liberal ideals through the lives and struggles of fascinating personalities. The Cause tells the story of politicians, intellectuals, visionaries, activists, and public personalities battling for the heart and soul of the nation.

Driven by passion for social justice, tempered by respect for the difficulty of change, liberals have struggled to end economic inequality, racial discrimination, and political repression. Liberals have fueled their cause with the promise of American life and visions of national greatness, seeking to transform the White House; the halls of Congress, the courts, the worlds of entertainment, law, media, and the course of public opinion.

The Cause recounts the struggles liberals have waged, but it also focuses on liberalism's failures – particularly those involving what Daniel Patrick Moynihan termed its tendency to ‘overpromise and underperform.’ Whether with regard to forced integration, sexual politics, economic policy or military adventurism, liberals' efforts have, on more than one occasion, exacerbated the situation they sought to improve.

From FDR's social programs to Carter's inaugural address commitment to human rights, The Cause paints a portrait of Washington insiders who knew how difficult it could be to attain the lofty ideals they espoused. Alterman and Mattson also examine the political outsiders who invoked a sense of moral outrage at the country's violation of its own creed of equality and freedom for all. Vivid portraits of Eleanor Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as visionary labor leaders such as the United Auto Workers' Walter Reuther, among others, are presented. The Cause likewise traces the story of the construction of liberal culture with fascinating accounts of ‘message’ moviemakers like Elia Kazan and his struggles over McCarthyism, Oliver Stone and his various demons, entertainers like Bruce Springsteen and influential authors, including James Baldwin and Jonathan Franzen. Readers meet the politicians, preachers, intellectuals, artists, and activists who have battled for the heart and soul of the nation, from Harry Truman and to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, from failed dreamers like Adlai Stevenson to Hubert Humphrey, from Reinhold Niebuhr to Jesse Jackson, and from Billie Holiday to Bruce Springsteen. The ideals and values liberals have stood for shine through in the book's examinations of public intellectuals on the left, focusing on Reinhold Niebuhr, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Gloria Steinem, and Richard Rorty.

The Cause offers an epic saga driven by stories of grand aspirations, principled ambitions, tragic flaws, and the ironies of history of the people who fought for America to live up to the highest ideals of its history. Alterman and Mattson trace out a story of the past that sheds light on the contemporary challenges of the liberal tradition in the difficult moment of a Tea-Party driven political narrative and the trials and tribulations of America's first African-American (and sometimes liberal) president.

[A]n illuminating history of postwar politics, international relations, culture, and philosophy – all in one scrupulously researched volume. – Publishers Weekly

Thorough and thoughtful. – Kirkus Reviews

So many books lately on the rise of the Right, but here, finally, is a history of postwar liberalism. Media critic, political columnist (e.g., The Nation), CUNY journalism professor, and best-selling author (e.g., Why We’re Liberal), Alterman joins with Ohio University professor Mattson to define liberalism through the individuals who have shaped it over the last decades. Important for current events readers except in really red states. – Library Journal

The Cause is the definitive history of American postwar liberalism, told through the lens of those who brought it to life. The first full-scale treatment of postwar liberalism to be published in many decades, the book offers a story driven by grand aspirations, ambitions, and endless historical ironies as experienced by the people who fought and often failed to help a great nation live up to its highest ideals.

History / Historical Study / Biographies & Memoirs

Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual by Lawrence S. Wittner, with series editor G. Kurt Piehler (Legacies of War Series: The University of Tennessee Press)

Over the course of my life, I … have been tear-gassed, threatened by police with drawn guns, charged by soldiers with fixed bayonets, spied upon by U.S. government intelligence agencies, and purged from my job for political reasons. Although, in my opinion, I did nothing that merited this kind of treatment, it is certainly true that much of my behavior was quite unconventional. Indeed, throughout most of my life I worked diligently as a peace agitator, civil rights activist, socialist organizer, labor union militant, and subversive songwriter. My experiences ranged from challenging racism in the South, to building alliances with maquiladora workers in Mexico, to leading the annual antinuclear parade through the streets of Hiroshima. Like Wendell Phillips, the great abolitionist leader, I have been a consistent thorn in the side of complacency – or at least I hope so. – from the book

A longtime agitator against war and social injustice, Lawrence Wittner, emeritus professor of history at the University at Albany, SUNY, has led an interesting life.
In Working for Peace and Justice Wittner traces the dramatic course of a life and career that took him from a Brooklyn boyhood in the 1940s and ’50s to an education at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin to the front lines of peace activism, the fight for racial equality, and the struggles of the labor movement. He details his family background, which included the bloody anti-Semitic pogroms of late-nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, and chronicles his long teaching career, which comprised positions at a small black college in Virginia, an elite women’s liberal arts college north of New York City, and finally a permanent home at the Albany campus of the State University of New York. Throughout, he packs the narrative with colorful vignettes describing such activities as fighting racism in Louisiana and Mississippi during the early 1960s, collaborating with peace-oriented intellectuals in Gorbachev’s Soviet Union, and leading thousands of antinuclear demonstrators through the streets of Hiroshima. As Working for Peace and Justice also reveals, Wittner’s work as an activist was matched by scholarly achievements that made him one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of the peace and nuclear disarmament movements – a research specialty that led to revealing encounters with such diverse figures as Norman Thomas, the Unabomber, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Caspar Weinberger, and David Horowitz.
According to the foreword by G. Kurt Piehler, series editor, Working for Peace and Justice is the first memoir to be published in the Legacies of War series. It is fitting to include Wittner's memoir in the series, given his life and career as one of America's leading academic experts on the peace movement and its impact on public policy. A prolific and internationally recognized scholar, Wittner has lectured widely both in the United States and abroad, including a tour as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in Japan. What is remarkable is that Wittner has also been an activist in important social movements for most of his life, promoting the causes of peace and nonviolence, racial equality, and workers' rights.

This era witnessed the rise of the national security state and the attendant military-industrial-academic complex, but it also gave birth to a vibrant, if often divided peace/nuclear disarmament movement.

This is also a memoir about a young man's coming of age and development in those tumultuous times. In many ways, Wittner's career parallels the rise and expansion of American higher education in the postwar era and the broaden­ing of access to higher education. In Working for Peace and Justice, Wittner offers insights into not only the joys of academic life, especially the engagement with ideas, but also the mundane, sometimes difficult realities of finding and keeping a job, securing research grants, and serving on departmental and university committees.

But this memoir goes far beyond the academy. It ranges over a broad sweep of history, from the bloody anti-Semitic pogroms of late-nineteenth ­century Eastern Europe to the turbulent social struggles of the modern world. Working for Peace and Justice includes colorful vignettes in which Wittner describes serving as a civil rights volunteer in Louisiana and Mississippi, organizing antiwar sailors in Japan, funneling money into the South African antiapartheid struggle, agitating among workers as a labor leader, being arrested as part of the Free South Africa movement and participating in the heated controversy over the Smithsonian's exhibit on the atomic bombing.

Despite Wittner's long-term activism, his career and scholarship have been marked by a reluctance to embrace overriding theoretical models and a dismay over the sectarianism that has sometimes divided the peace and social justice movements. For instance, he honestly recounts an incident early in his career when his efforts to tackle the theoretical writings of Karl Marx put him to sleep. Never an ideologue, he managed to carve out useful roles in a variety of social struggles and, at the same time, develop a broad circle of friends. He also interacted with many interesting, prominent people, from top leaders of the peace and social justice movements to upper-echelon U.S. government officials. Indeed, Wittner's memoir describes a remarkably successful career that combined serious, credible scholarship with political activism on behalf of peace, workers' rights, and racial justice. It also offers important personal insights into changing social mores, customs, and gender roles in the aftermath of the 1960s.

Larry Wittner's life and work are inspiring on their own, but he recounts them in such a frank, open manner that he has crafted a real page-turner. Working for Peace and Justice takes you along on a joyful ride of discovery through the life of a model citizen/scholar/activist. – Kevin Martin, Executive Director, Peace Action

Scholar, activist, and troubadour Larry Wittner has gifted us with his bold life’s journey for world betterment. Vividly written and deeply moving, this timely, splendid book will inform and hearten everyone concerned about peace and freedom, justice, democracy, and human rights. – Blanche Wiesen Cook, author of Eleanor Roosevelt and Distinguished Professor of History and Women’s Studies, John Jay College & Graduate Center, CUNY

The season has come for memoirs of the children of the 1960s who became academics and changed the academy, and this memoir is a jewel of the genre: wonderfully lucid, evocative, honest, unpretentious, precise, and interesting. Larry Wittner’s splendid account reflects his deep good-spiritedness and describes his many years of activist struggle for peace and social justice. – Gary Dorrien, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary; Professor of Religion, Columbia University

It is fascinating to peer into the personal life of Lawrence Wittner – the great chronicler of the antinuclear movement – in this quite amazing autobiography. He has lived an exemplary life, one that we all should try and emulate in our own individual ways. – Helen Caldicott, Founding President, Physicians for Social Responsibility

Working for Peace and Justice provides a readable narrative of what it takes and the price one pays when the choice is made both to live a life of thought and contemplation and to act on a genuine commitment to make the world a safer and better place. Whether he was formulating ideas for world peace or walking a picket line, Larry Wittner was there and his impact was felt. We can all learn lessons from this wonderful memoir. – Bill Scheuerman, former President, United University Professions; retired President, National Labor College

Larry Wittner's engaging and important memoir reminds me of why his work, his scholarship, and his activism have made me proud to be an American historian. It is a record of democratic social struggle, as well as a gift to those in the next generation who will have the courage and ambition to follow his example of working for a better world. – Martin J. Sherwin, winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for biography

Larry Wittner has been – and remains – a great union activist. Read this book and you’ll learn what Solidarity really means! – Bill Ritchie, President, Albany County Central Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

A tenured professor and renowned author who has nevertheless lived in tension with the broader currents of his society, Wittner in Working for Peace and Justice tells an engaging personal story that includes some of the most turbulent and significant events of recent history.
Compared with the outpouring of memoirs by military personnel from soldiers to generals, we have precious few by peace activists. Working for Peace and Justice offers important insights into the history of the second half of the twentieth century and the opening decade of the twenty-first century and underscores the profound legacies of World War II, the Cold War, the war in Vietnam, and the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on American society. This memoir may stimulate other works in the series, which will examine the legacies of war and efforts to create peace.

Home & Garden / Crafts & Hobbies / Interior Design

Barclay Butera: Living on the Coast by Barclay Butera (Gibbs Smith)

The aesthetics of seaside homes reflect an alchemy between the native and the exotic, the traditional and the whimsical, the mysterious and the familiar. As Barclay Butera explains, there is a degree of artistic license that occurs within eyesight of open water. Practical considerations curb axioms of good taste to render what is now instantly recognizable as casual elegance. There is a more predominant use of wood near the coast; it has a softness and warmth that suits bare feet, wet hair, and sun-kissed skin. Furnishings are appropriately less ornate, and the pervasive presence of sand dictates a less cluttered and more casual approach to design.

Having a special affinity for homes near the water, tastemaker and interior designer Barclay Butera takes his signature style of pattern-on-pattern and transitional charm to the beach in Barclay Butera. Using a distinctive balance of vibrant colors and sun-washed hues, he fashions cheerful, elegant, relaxed yet refined spaces that never compromise comfort or style.

Barclay Butera: Living on the Coast is filled with photographs showcasing different beach homes. With different chapters including Cottage Beach, Classic Beach, Serene Beach, Modern Beach, and Elegant Beach, Butera explains the different styles for each type of beach home and gives tips and suggestions for readers to use in their own homes.

Styles of the beach homes in Barclay Butera range from cottage and classic to modern and elegant – a style for every taste. Butera shares his decorating tips and design advice for giving any home a beachy clean ambience.

Butera has been redefining luxury his entire career and one thing has not changed: his firm belief in helping his clients achieve the ‘Better-Best’ concept of living. The end result is a glamorous yet completely livable environment that often integrates the client's heritage pieces into the Butera philosophy of blending furniture and pattern-on-pattern fabrics and textures. He also frequently uses the mantra "In interior design there are no rules."

Using a distinctive balance of vibrant colors and sun-washed hues; Butera in Barclay Butera fashions cheerful, elegant, relaxed yet refined spaces that never compromise comfort or style. The collection of inspiring and inviting homes captures the essence and embodies the character of waterside living.

Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy

A Crown Imperiled: Book Two of the Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist (Chaoswar Saga: Harper Voyager)

It was 1982 when Raymond E. Feist began his bestselling career with his first novel, Magician, an enthralling tale about an orphan boy named Pug who travels to a place known as the Kingdom of the Isles to study wizardry under the watchful eye of Master Magician Kulgan. Nearly thirty years and close to as many books later, Feist's Riftwar Cycle – including the original Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar, the Demonwar, and now the Chaoswar – is one of the most beloved, iconic, and enduring works of modem fantasy.

The epic battle rages on!

A Crown Imperiled is the second chronicle of the Chaoswar, the fifth and final Riftwar in the struggle for the soul of Midkemia. The previous Riftwars were the original Riftwar, the Serpentwar, the Darkwar, and the Demonwar – epic battles between Good and Evil whose ramifications have echoed through generations and across world divides. Pug – now the greatest magician of all time – faces an evil so grave that entire armies of demons are terrified by it, and in order to save Midkemia and preserve the honor of the legions of heroes who have died defending the land, Pug must risk more than he ever imagined....

As enemies march across the realm wreaking destruction, Midkemia’s brave and loyal defenders battle to survive – a struggle made more perilous now that Jim Dasher's trusted intelligence network has been cleverly dismantled. Region by region, Midkemia is being ripped apart, and the loyal spy and his allies find themselves overpowered at every turn.

Signs of the kingdom's impending doom surround them. King Gregory of the Isles has yet to produce an heir. Roldem and Rillanon have each been plagued by palace coups that threaten to topple their thrones. Lord Hal of Crydee and his great friend Ty Hawkins, champion swordsman of the Masters' Court, have been entrusted with smuggling Princess Stephane and her lady-in-waiting, the lovely and perplexing Lady Gabriella, out of Roldem to safety. But the rising danger has made finding refuge treacherous.

Nowhere is safe, including Ylith, Midkemia's strategic bastion, where Hal's younger brothers Martin and Brendan hold off an onslaught of brutal Keshian Dog Soldiers and a mysterious force from beneath the sea. Yet courage alone is not enough to withstand the continued enemy assault. Without reinforcements, hope of success fades. Martin, Brendan, and their compatriots know that while losing Crydee, the legendary city on the kingdom's edge, would be devastating, the realm can still be saved. But if Ylith falls, all is lost.

In A Crown Imperiled as Jim, Hal, and all their brothers-in-arms fight for their lives, Pug and the Conclave of Shadows embark on a magical quest to hunt down the dark force orchestrating the destruction before Midkemia is annihilated. And time is running out....

With his storytelling mastery and ear for colorful language and nuance, the author of numerous books set in the dual worlds of Midkemia and Kelewan here launches a series that takes his fantasy universe into a whole new phase. – Library Journal
Fast action, appealing characters, and a splendid setting will delight readers of fantasy and leave them eager for the next battle. – Kirkus Reviews
Feist has a command of language and a natural talent for keeping the reader turning pages. – Chicago Sun-Times
Sheer readability. – San Francisco Chronicle
Feist constantly amazes with his ability to create great casts of characters. – SF Site

For those who’ve been following this saga for 30 years, A Crown Imperiled, the latest entry in one of the most treasured and enduring sagas in modern fantasy, does not disappoint.

Politics & Social Sciences

The Excellencie of a Free State: Or, The Right Constitution of a Commonwealth by Marchamont Nedham, edited by Blair Worden, with general editor David Womersley (The Thomas Hollis Library Series: Liberty Fund Inc.)

First published in 1656, and compiled from previously written editorials in the parliamentarian newsbook Mercurius Politicus, The Excellencie of a Free State addressed a dilemma in English politics, namely, what kind of government should the Commonwealth adopt? One possibility was to revert to the ancient constitution and create a Cromwellian monarchy. The alternative was the creation of parliamentary sovereignty, in which there would be a "due and orderly succession of supreme authority in the hands of the people's representatives." Marchamont Nedham was convinced that only the latter would "best secure the liberties and freedoms of the people from the encroachments and usurpations of tyranny."
Marchamont Nedham (1620-78), polemicist, pamphleteer and editor of Mercurius Politicus, wrote The Excellencie of a Free State during the only period of republican rule in English history. After the execution of King Charles I in 1649, the monarchy and the House of Lords were abolished, and a sovereign House of Commons governed in the Crown's place. The Excellencie was based on essays Nedham had printed in the republic's newsbook Mercurius Politicos in 1651-52. Nedham's arguments anticipated those of his friend and literary partner John Milton and of James Harrington, Algernon Sidney and Henry Neville. He was the most influential writer of the first age of journalism, who took advantage of the breakdown of censorship in the civil wars and the ferment of public debate that they provoked.

Until 1649, English political thought had assumed the ancient constitution of King, Lords, and Commons. Nedham advised the English to build afresh and to look for guidance to the political practices and values of republican Rome and other commonwealths of classical antiquity. In his eyes the regime established in 1649 was an oligarchy that prolonged many of the evils of kingly rule. Inspired by the reasoning and the argumentative methods of Machiavelli, Nedham urged his countrymen to create the popular and accountable rule of ‘a real republic.’

The arguments of The Excellencie of a Free State were discredited by the restoration of the monarchy in 1660, yet the republication of the book a century later, in 1767, gave them a new life. Read in the England of George III, in revolutionary America, and in revolutionary France, Nedham emerged as a kindred spirit of Locke, Milton, and Sidney. In his introduction, editor Blair Worden, Research Professor of History, Royal Holloway College, University of London; and Visiting Professor of History at the University of Oxford, relates the content and purposes of The Excellencie to its political context and then examines the eighteenth-century republication and influence of the work.

The Excellencie of a Free State is part of the Thomas Hollis Library series under general editor David Womersley.

The republican writings of Marchamont Nedham are a landmark in Western political thought. Writing in the years following the execution of King Charles I and the abolition of the monarchy in 1649, Nedham proposed an alternative to the improvised and short-lived constitutional expedients that followed the overthrow of the monarchy. Instead of clinging to remnants of the native constitution, urged Nedham, his countrymen should recover the principles and forms of republican rule that had prospered in classical antiquity. A disciple of Niccolo Machiavelli, whose methods of argument he imitated and whose reasoning he adapted to an English setting, Nedham opened the way for the more searching or learned republican thinking of his contemporaries James Harrington, Henry Neville, and Algernon Sidney. The Excellencie of a Free State is the most coherent expression of Nedham's republican thought.

Nedham was no abstract political analyst; he was a hired journalist. Like his close friend and frequent literary ally John Milton, he published tracts in order to influence events. From 1650 to 1653 he wrote for the Commonwealth, which had replaced King Charles's rule. From 1653 onward he wrote for the protectorate of Oliver Cromwell. Yet behind his outward enthusiasm for the new governors of England lay sharp criticisms of their characters and measures. To recover his meanings readers need to probe the political contexts of his writings and to explore his relations with the rulers who employed him.

Worden’s introduction accomplishes those tasks. It also explores the circumstances that led to the republication of The Excellencie in 1767, the version in which it has been primarily known. The reappearance of the work, under the sponsorship of the wealthy English bibliophile and ‘commonwealthman’ Thomas Hollis, belonged to a literary enterprise that has had substantial consequences for political argument on both sides of the Atlantic. Liberty Fund, the publisher of The Excellencie of a Free State, was founded with the aim of promoting understanding of ideas of liberty. Hollis had the same purpose. In pursuit of it he arranged the reproduction and dissemination of seventeenth-century writings that have become known as a canon of Whig literature. Although Hollis did not claim, or achieve, for Nedham a standing equal to that of Milton, Sidney, or Harrington, he maintained that Nedham's writing deserved attention alongside theirs. According to Worden, modern perspectives on the history of political thought vindicate his assertion.

Politics & Social Science / Mythology / Popular Culture

The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes, 2nd edition by Gina Misiroglu (Visible Ink Press)

Superhuman strength. Virtual invulnerability. Motivated to defend the world from criminals and madmen. Possessing a secret identity. And they even have fashion sense – they look great in long underwear and cat suits. These are the traits that define the quintessential superhero.

The superhero's pop-culture and mass media presence has never been greater, and the need to understand their histories – what makes them tick and their role in society – has never been more powerful. Appealing to casual comic book readers as well as hardcore graphic novel fans, The Superhero Book is an A-to-Z compendium describing everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes – mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst – are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored – from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age – providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.

From the Golden and Silver Ages to the Bronze and Modern Ages, they are all here: The Avengers, Batman and Robin, Captain America, Superman, Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, The Incredibles, The Green Lantern, Iron Man, Catwoman, Wolverine, Hellboy, Elektra, Spawn, The Punisher, Teen Titans, the Justice League, the Fantastic Four, and hundreds of others.

The Superhero Book is more than just a walk down memory lane. Through detailed stories, descriptions, and explanations it shows why the idea of battling the forces of evil and injustice never go out of style. It relates how popular heroes of yesteryear were reinvented to meet the demands of the new age. The book follows the changes from the World War II era heroes to today's often darker and brooding anti-heroes, who are paralyzed by angst, self-doubt and disillusionment – a reflection of what we are all going through because of the sudden uncertainty and insecurities of our own times.

It definitely fills a much-needed niche in the growing lore of the genre and will be a welcome addition to the collection of any fan of spectacular superhero sagas. Excelsior! – Stan Lee

Being a 'super-hero' book rather than a 'comic book' book, it includes plenty of non-comics entries... Happily, it has both a contents page and an index. – Comic Buyer's Guide

This colossal encyclopedia of all things superhero could not have come at a better time. With a slew of comic-book movies each year, kids are more interested than ever in anything to do with these heroes... It is a must-buy for comic readers interested in knowing the early roots and conceptions of comic-book heroes. – School Library Journal

This book is alive with detail, generous with comic book cover reproductions, comprehensive, colorful, accurate, and, most of all, entertaining. It wants to cover as much ground as possible, and cover it right. The impressive thing is, it succeeds... This encyclopedia is inspiring, and as a reference tool it is going to get a lot of use. – Silver Bullet Comics

Here's an 'ultimate' encyclopedia that lives up to its billing. – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

...excellent compendium of comic book superheroes ... – Choice

The Superhero Book, the ultimate compendium of everyone's favorite superheroes, covers the best-loved and most influential comic book, film, television, and graphic novel superheroes, whether they are mainstream or counterculture, famous or forgotten. With this informative, fun book, readers learn everything they need to know about superhero history, sidekicks, anti-heroes, villains, love interests, superpowers, and modus operandi. Unique in bringing together characters from Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse, as well as smaller independent houses, The Superhero Book covers the best­ loved and historically significant superheroes across all mediums and guises, as well as providing insights on how superheroes reflect the times, from the 1930s through today.

Professional & Technical / Allied Health / Medicine / Clinical / Radiology / Nuclear Medicine

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 6th edition by Fred A. Mettler, Jr & Milton J. Guiberteau (Elsevier Saunders)

From physics, instrumentation, quality control, and legal requirements to coverage of recent developments in practice Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, sixth edition provides the practical and comprehensive guidance clinicians need to master key nuclear imaging techniques.

With Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging clinicians are able to:

  • Apply the latest best practices thanks to extensive updates, including the use of sodium fluoride for skeletal imaging, suggested radiopharmaceuticals for imaging various types of tumors, and imaging procedures and new classification schemes for pulmonary embolism.
  • Use PET/CT in imaging neoplasms with coverage of the most current indications.
  • Get comprehensive coverage of key techniques such as PET/CT, cardiac-gated SPECT, and tumor-specific radionuclides, as well as conventional neoplasm imaging/radioimmunotherapy and positron emission tomography imaging.
  • Reference practical clinical guidance at a glance with important ‘Pearls & Pitfalls’ in each chapter, plus helpful appendixes, including Injection Techniques and Pediatric Dosages, and Nonradio­active Pharmaceuticals in Nuclear Medicine.
  • Assess their understanding with a section of Unknown Case Sets – expanded in this edition.

Editors are Fred A. Mettler, JR., MD, MPH, Imaging Service, New Mexico Veteran's Affairs Heath Care System, Clinical and Emeritus Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque and Milton J. Guiberteau, MD, Professor of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Academic Chief, Department of Medical Imaging, Director of Nuclear Medicine, St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston.

Six years have elapsed since publication of the fifth edition of Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, and it has been 34 years since the first edition. In this sixth edition, Mettler and Guiberteau have made revisions that reflect changes in the current practice of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, while maintaining the focus on the essential elements. They have retained the book's prior extent and affordability. Since the previous edition, there has been continued change, not only in the patterns of use of existing nuclear medicine studies but also notably in the evolution of radiopharmaceuticals and instrumentation, such as the widespread use of hybrid imaging (especially PET/CT and SPECT/CT).

The progressive integration of traditional nuclear medicine techniques with those of diagnostic radiology, providing both anatomic and functional information on a single set of coregistered images, has added powerful tools to the diagnosis of disease and the assessment of treatment effectiveness. At the same time, it has increased the need for imagers to broaden clinicians’ imaging skills. These considerations are addressed in Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, sixth edition. Further, enhanced equipment automation has allowed information about quality control to be condensed and included in Chapters 1 and 2.

Mettler and Guiberteau have updated all chapters to include recent developments in instrumentation and radiopharmaceuticals. They have also limited content on less common and outmoded procedures, and removed outdated content. They have added new material on procedure guidelines (such as GI emptying studies and Na-18F bone scanning). The expanded use of PET has permitted material on PET and PET/CT imaging for CNS and cardiac applications to be relocated to those organ-specific chapters, and they have organized separate chapters on non-PET and PET neoplasm imaging. Information relative to the duties and expectations of an authorized user (AU) has been updated and clarified.

There are more than 400 figures in this edition, and about 40% of the illustrations are entirely new. They have also included in the text, where appropriate, information on how to use radiation (dosing) wisely. At the end of the text, they have updated and revised the Unknown Case Sets in a more familiar and instructive format.

Contents of Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging include:

  1. Radioactivity, Radionuclides, and Radiopharmaceuticals
  2. Instrumentation and Quality Control
  3. Central Nervous System
  4. Thyroid, Parathyroid, and Salivary Glands
  5. Cardiovascular System
  6. Respiratory System
  7. Gastrointestinal Tract
  8. Skeletal System
  9. Genitourinary System and Adrenal Glands
  10. Non-PET Neoplasm Imaging and Radioimmunotherapy
  11. 18F-FD G PET/CT Neoplasm Imaging
  12. Inflammation and Infection Imaging
  13. Authorized User and Radioisotope Safety Issues

SELF-EVALUATION

Unknown Case Sets

Answers to Unknown Case Sets

Appendix A Characteristics of Radionuclides for Imaging and Therapy

Appendix B-1 Radioactivity Conversion Table for International System (SI) Units (Becquerels to Curies)

Appendix B-2 Radioactivity Conversion Table for International System (SI) Units (Curies to Becquerels)

Appendix C-1 Technetium-99m Decay and Generation Tables

Appendix C-2 Other Radionuclide Decay Tables

Appendix D Injection Techniques and Pediatric Dosages

Appendix E-1 Sample Techniques for Nuclear Imaging

Appendix E-2 Abnormal Radiopharmaceutical Distribution as a Result of Medications and Other Extrinsic Factors

Well organized, understandable, and a quick read, this text is an excellent resource... The book is very affordable, especially considering its value in everyday practice. – Radiology, regarding the 5th edition

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging provides practical guidance in mastering key nuclear imaging techniques. The more than 400 figures and the new illustrations help residents supplement their case experience. The Unknown Case Sets are updated and revised to be more instructive. Review of the sets allows readers to assess their knowledge and familiarity with commonly encountered nuclear imaging entities.

Professional & Technical / Dentistry / Dental Hygiene / Anatomy / Reference

Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, 2nd edition (Netter Basic Science) by Neil Scott Norton (Elsevier Saunders)

Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, second edition is for those in all stages of the dental profession, whether for the dental anatomy course, board review, or as a handy reference in their dental offices. Designed for first-year dental students, it also serves to teach anatomy to students of dental hygiene as well as a review for practicing clinicians. This book provides a resource to students and clinicians in helping them understand the complex anatomy of the head and neck. The Netter illustrations serve as an anatomy reference for students and professionals in dentistry and dental hygiene.

With Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry readers can:

  • Master anatomy for the head and neck and beyond, including upper limbs, thorax, and abdomen.
  • Recognize the context and clinical relevance of head and neck anatomy through coverage of cone beam CT imaging, intraoral injections, anesthesia, and additional dental procedures.
  • Prepare for the dental boards with over 100 multiple-choice questions.
  • Identify clinically relevant anatomy with Netter illustrations highlighted and modified for dentistry.
  • See the practical importance of anatomy from illustrated clinical examples in each chapter.
  • Review essential concepts with tables that display the maximum amount of information in an at-a-glance format.

The author is Neil S. Norton, Ph.D., Director of Admissions, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, Professor of Oral Biology, School of Dentistry, Creighton University, Omaha.

Illustrations are by Frank H. Netter, MD. Contributing illustrators include: Carlos A.G. Machado, MD, John A. Craig, MD, James A. Perkins, MS, MFA, Kip Carter, MS, CMI, Andrew E. B. Swift, MS, CMI, William M. Winn, MS, FAMI, and Tiffany S. DaVanzo, MA, CMI.

Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry is a text/atlas, which helps dental students and professionals learn and review head and neck anatomy. The head and neck comprise the foundation for dental anatomical study. The many small, interrelated structures are not easily observable, which makes head and neck anatomy one of the most difficult disciplines for students to master.

This second edition of Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry has three major additions from the first edition. First is the inclusion of an introductory chapter on upper limb, thorax, and abdomen. The book covers head and neck anatomy and also provides the basic anatomy needed to successfully complete the upper limb, thorax, and abdomen portions of an anatomy course. The second addition is the inclusion of over 20 radiographic images to complement the anatomy illustrations throughout the text. Radiology is an important part of the education of dental students and it is a natural addition to any anatomy text. The third addition is the inclusion of review questions that cover all of the chapters in the text. The multiple-choice questions are designed to serve as a review.

To understand the clinical significance of an anatomical concept is to understand the anatomy. It is with that in mind that a series of clinical correlates that relate to dentistry are provided at the end every chapter. Many anatomical topics covered in head and neck courses have been expanded especially for Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry. A chapter has been dedicated to the temporomandibular joint. In the chapter on the oral cavity, more information has been provided for the reader on such topics as dentition. Chapters on the development of the head and neck and basic neuroscience are included to help connect with other related anatomical areas. A chapter on intraoral injections is included to help teach and reinforce an area often overlooked. These chapters provide readers with a brief overview of important concepts related to head and neck anatomy.

Contents of Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry include:

  1. Development of the Head and Neck
  2. Osteology
  3. Basic Neuroanatomy and Cranial Nerves
  4. The Neck
  5. Scalp and Muscles of Facial Expression
  6. Parotid Bed and Gland
  7. Temporal and Infratemporal Fossae
  8. Muscles of Mastication
  9. Temporomandibular Joint
  10. Pterygopalatine Fossa
  11. Nose and Nasal Cavity
  12. Paranasal Sinuses
  13. Oral Cavity
  14. Tongue
  15. Pharynx
  16. Larynx
  17. Cervical Fascia
  18. Ear
  19. Eye and Orbit
  20. Autonomics of the Head and Neck

This book has to be recommended for all those wishing to establish the appropriate level of knowledge for the contemporary practice of dentistry and for those wishing to refresh their knowledge. No dental library should be without this book, let alone a dental practice. – British Dental Journal, review of the previous edition

Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry provides an essential resource to readers in helping them to learn and appreciate the complex anatomy of the head and neck. Whether for the dental anatomy course, board review, or as a reference in the dental office, this concise, visual guide is an excellent anatomy atlas and quick reference for students and professionals in dentistry and dental hygiene. The superb new art results in a more complete learning tool. Essential information is presented in tables and brief text that are integrated with the Netter art to help bridge gaps and augment readers' knowledge of head and neck anatomy.

Professional & Technical / Medicine / Clinical / Obstetrics & Gynecology / Reference

Women's Health Review: A Clinical Update in Obstetrics – Gynecology (Expert Consult – Online and Print), 1st edition edited by Philip J. DiSaia MD, Gautam Chaudhuri MD PhD, Linda C. Giudice MD PhD MSc, Thomas R. Moore MD, Manuel Porto MD, and Lloyd H. Smith MD PhD (Elsevier Saunders)

Clinicians can review the latest clinical recommendations, developments, and procedures with Women's Health Review. This comprehensive, yet succinct summary is the medical reference book they need to ensure that their knowledge is up to date.

Clinicians zero in on the most important new information with ‘update boxes,’ and dig deeper into the surrounding text for more background or complementary discussions.

With Women's Health Review clinicians can:

  • Review key points quickly with the aid of relevant tables and images.
  • Take an organized approach to review with a subspecialty-based structure and a convenient outline format.
  • Get the authoritative coverage they need with the collaboration of contributions from University of California medical schools, each at the top of their specialty.
  • Access the fully searchable contents online.

Editors and their credentials are: Philip J. Di Saia, MD, The Dorothy J. Marsh Chair in Reproductive Biology, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of California-Irvine Medical Center, Orange; Gautam Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Executive Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Distinguished Professor, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles; Linda C. Giudice, MD, PhD, MSc, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The Robert B. Jaffe, MD Endowed Professor in the Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco; Thomas R. Moore, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Reproductive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego; Manuel Porto, MD, Professor and Chairman, The E.J. Quilligan Endowed Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Orange; and Lloyd H. Smith, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Sacramento.

Chapters in Women's Health Review and their authors include:

SECTION 1 Female Development

  1. Reproductive Genetics – Brian L. Shaffer and Katherine A. Rauen
  2. Reproductive Environmental Health – Joanne L. Perron, Patrice M. Sutton, and Tracey J. Woodruff
  3. Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology – Erica Boiman Johnstone

SECTION 2 Pregnancy: The First Trimester

  1. Prenatal Care – Thomas R. Moore
  2. Ectopic Pregnancy: Diagnosis and Management – Deirdre A. Conway and Mousa I. Shamonki
  3. Gestational Trophoblastic Disease – Susannah May Mourton and Anne O. Rodriguez
  4. Aneuploidy Screening – Esther Friedrich and Manual Porto

SECTION 3 Second-Trimester Complications

  1. Cervical Insufficiency – Jennifer A. Jolley and Manuel Porto
  2. Multifetal Pregnancy – Lynlee M. Wolfe and David B. Schrimmer
  3. Fetal Therapy – David B. Schrimmer

SECTION 4 The Third Trimester and Late Pregnancy Complications

  1. Fetal Growth Disorders – Tatiana Stanisic Chou and Julianne S. Toohey
  2. Premature Rupture of Membranes – Robert M. Ehsanipoor and Carol A. Major
  3. Preterm Labor and Delivery – Tamera J. Hatfield and Judith H. Chung
  4. Cervical Ripening, Induction of Labor, and Prolonged Pregnancy – Nicole M. Petrossi, Sara Arian, and Deborah A. Wing
  5. Perinatal Infections – Christine K. Farinelli and Afshan B. Hameed

SECTION 5 Childbirth: Intrapartum Care and Puerperium

  1. Intrapartum Fetal Monitoring – Andrew D. Hull and Kristen H. Quinn
  2. Management of Labor – Stephen Hebert
  3. Emergent Management of the Newborn – Jae H. Kim
  4. Puerperium – Andrew H. Spencer and Maryam Tarsa

SECTION 6 Maternal Diseases Complicating Pregnancy

  1. Cardiac and Pulmonary Disorders in Pregnancy – Douglas A. Woelkers
  2. Renal Disease in Pregnancy – Richard B. Wolf
  3. Autoimmune Diseases in Pregnancy – Douglas A. Woelkers
  4. Gastroenterologic Disorders in Pregnancy – Thomas F. Kelly
  5. Preeclampsia – Tania F. Esakoff and Mari-Paule Thiet
  6. Endocrine Disorders in Pregnancy – Gladys A. Ramos, Inder J. Chopra, and Shannon R. Bales
  7. Perinatal Substance Abuse – J. Seth Hawkins
  8. Neoplasia in Pregnancy – Krishnansu S. Tewari
  9. Obesity and Pregnancy – D. Yvette LaCoursiere

SECTION 7 Reproduction and Fertility

  1. Management of the Infertile Couple – Amanda Skillern and Marcelle I. Cedars
  2. Contraception – Carolyn B. Sufrin and Philip D. Darney
  3. Abortion – Caron Kim, Erica Oberman, and Angela Y. Chen
  4. Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Thrombophilia – Heather Huddleston

SECTION 8 Gynecologic Health

  1. Menstrual Disorders – Carrie M. Wambach and Carolyn J. Alexander
  2. Benign and Malignant Disease of the Breast – Shagufta Yasmeen
  3. Management of Diseases of the Vulva and Vagina – Anne O. Rodriguez and Lloyd H. Smith
  4. Management of Diseases of the Cervix – Krishnansu S. Tewari and Bradley J. Monk
  5. Management of Diseases of the Uterus and Endometrium – Katherine Cynthia Fuh and John K. Chan
  6. Carcinoma of the Ovary and Fallopian Tube – Nicole D. Fleming and Robin Farias-Eisner
  7. Pelvic Floor Disorders – Felicia L. Lane and Jennifer K. Lee
  8. Perioperative Care – Steven A. Vasilev

SECTION 9 Gynecologic Health: The Peri- and Postmenopausal Woman

  1. Lower Genital Tract Infections – Karen Smith-McCune
  2. Upper Genital Tract Infections – Craig R. Cohen
  3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Women – Khady Diouf and Deborah Cohan

SECTION 10 Sexuality and Women's Health Psychology

  1. Chronic Pelvic Pain – Andrea J. Rapkin and Wendy Satmary
  2. Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault – Kathryn P. Hirst

SECTION 11 Gynecologic Health: The Postmenopausal Woman

  1. Care of Elder Women – Christopher Tarnay
  2. Hormone Therapy – Kathleen Brennan, Gautam Chaudhuri, and Lauren Nathan
  3. Osteoporosis and Falls – Kathleen Brennan, Gautam Chaudhuri, and Lauren Nathan
  4. End-of-Life and Hospice Care – John L. Dalrymple
  5. Women's Endocrine Disorders (Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome) – Peter Yuan, Ruchi Mathur, and Carolyn J. Alexander
  6. Women's Autoimmunity – Daniel Kahn

The clinical practice of obstetrics and gynecology requires constant vigilance in updating our knowledge base. Women's Health Review is the comprehensive yet succinct medical reference resource readers need to stay on top of the latest recommendations and updates in Obstetrics and Gynecology. The information is current and very readable to accommodate the schedules of busy clinicians.

Professional & Technical / Medicine / Internal / Clinical / Hematology / Reference

Hematopathology (Expert Consult – Online and Print), 2nd edition by Eric D. Hsi, with series editor John R. Goldblum (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Hematopathology, second edition, a volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series, puts today's essential know-how into a concise  format. This medical reference book's well-organized approach, full-color illustrations, and at-a-glance tables make the information clinicians need easy to find, so they can diagnose the most commonly encountered hematologic conditions as efficiently and accurately as possible.

With Hematopathology, clinicians can:

  • Diagnose the most commonly encountered neoplastic and non-neoplastic conditions of the hematologic system.
  • Review normal histology before examining abnormal findings.
  • Reference information quickly with a user-friendly format that explores each entity's clinical features, pathologic features, ancillary studies, differential diagnosis, and prognostic and therapeutic considerations.
  • View key features of a wide variety of pathologies with hundreds of full-color illustrations.
  • Get more of the information they need with an expanded molecular pathology chapter that highlights molecular diagnosis of red cell disorders.
  • Access the full text and download images.
  • Check out the latest in the lab with new chapters on automated hematology and flow cytometry/immunohistochemistry.
  • Get more of the information they need with an expanded platelet chapter that now highlights basic coagulation.

The editor is Eric D. Hsi, MD, Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Clinical Pathology, Cleveland Clinic.
As part of the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series answers the call for fresh, affordable, and easy-to-use guidance. Each region-specific volume provides the most essential information on the pathologic entities encountered in practice. Series Editor is John R. Goldblum, MD, FACP, FASCP, FACG, Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine, Chairman, Department of Anatomic Pathology, Cleveland Clinic. This series is designed to cover the major areas of surgical pathology and cyto-pathology, and each volume is focused on one major topic. The goal of every book in this series, which is now beginning its second edition, is to provide the essential information that any pathologist – whether general or subspecialized, in training or in practice – would find useful in the evaluation of virtually any type of specimen encountered.

Hematopathology, 2nd edition, is organized into four major sections: non­neoplastic disorders; lymphomas; leukemias, chronic myeloproliferative disorders, and myelodysplasia; and disorders of histiocytes, mast cells, plasma cells, spleen, and ancillary techniques. This edition features 24 chapters written by leaders in the fields in which they contribute their experience and expertise.

According to Hsi, the field of hematopathology has advanced considerably since the first edition in 2007. With the publication of a second World Health Organization classification of hematologic malignancies, advances in our understanding of the molecular genetics of hematologic diseases (benign and malignant), and continued expansion in the variety of ancillary studies required for the characterization of these diseases in the clinical laboratory, it is time for an update. Although the general format, look, and feel of the first edition is maintained, this second edition of Hematopathology contains new information relevant to diagnostic pathologists. New chapters have been added to cover such topics as flow cytometry and splenic pathology that have been requested by readers.

Chapters and their authors include:

Section 1 Non-Neoplastic Disorders

  1. Red Blood Cell/Hemoglobin Disorders – Steven H. Kroft, MD, and Sara A. Monaghan, MD
  2. Platelet Disorders – Kandice Kottke-Marchant, MD, PhD
  3. Non-Neoplastic Morphologic Abnormalities of White Blood Cells and Macrophages – Dennis P. O'Malley, MD, and Eric D. Hsi, MD
  4. Reactive Lymph Nodes and Castleman Disease – Judith A. Ferry, MD
  5. Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes – James R. Cook, MD, PhD
  6. Benign Causes of Bone Marrow Abnormalities Including Infections, Storage Diseases, Systemic Disorders, and Stromal Changes – Dennis P. O'Malley, MD

Section 2 Lymphomas

  1. Small B-Cell Lymphomas – Paul J. Kurtin, MD
  2. Diffuse Aggressive B-Cell Lymphomas – Graham W. Slack, MD, Eric D. Hsi, MD, and Randy D. Gascoyne, MD, FRCPC
  3. Peripheral T-Cell Lymphomas – William R. Macon, MD
  4. Immunodeficiency-Related Lymphoproliferative Disorders – Jonathan W. Said, MD
  5. Hodgkin Lymphoma – Bertram Schnitzer, MD

Section 3 Leukemias, Chronic Myeloproliferative Neoplasms, and Myelodyslasia

  1. B-Cell Leukemias of Mature Lymphocytes – Eric D. Hsi, MD
  2. Mature T-Cell and Natural Killer Cell Leukemias – William G. Finn, MD, and William R. Macon, MD
  3. Acute Myeloid Leukemia – Amy E. Heerema-McKenney, MD, and Daniel A. Arber, MD
  4. Precursor Lymphoid Neoplasms – Mihaela Onciu, MD
  5. Acute Undifferentiated Leukemia and Mixed-Phenotype Acute Leukemias – Mihaela Onciu, MD
  6. Myeloproliferative and 'Overlap' Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms – John Anastasi, MD
  7. Myelodysplastic Syndromes – Adina M. Cioc, MD, and Phuong L. Nguyen, MDS

Section 4 Disorders of Histiocytes, Mast Cells, Plasma Cells, Spleen, and Ancillary Techniques

  1. Disorders of Histiocytes – Ronald Jaffe, MBBCh, and Kudakwashe Chikwava, MBChB
  2. Mastocytosis – Dong Chen, MD, PhD, and Chin Yang Li, MD
  3. Plasma Cell Neoplasms and Related Disorders – Pei Lin, MD
  4. Disorders of the Spleen – Robert S. Ohgami, MD, PhD, James M. Ziai, MD, and Daniel A. Arber, MD
  5. Flow Cytometric Principles in Hematopathology – Steven J. Kussick, MD, PhD
  6. Molecular Diagnosis in Hematopathology – Shakil H. Merchant, MD, Jennifer L. Oliveira, MD, James D. Hoyer, MD, and David S. Viswanatha, MD

My colleague of many years at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Eric Hsi, a renowned hematopathologist, has yet again edited an outstanding tome on hematopathology that fulfills the goals and philosophy behind Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology. This second edition cuts to the essentials of what all pathologists want and need to know about this complex group of disorders. The list of contributors is impressive and includes nationally and internationally renowned hematopathologists who were generous in providing their expertise to this book. By design, there is uniformity in the organization of these chapters, each of which includes practical information and numerous photomicrographs that emphasize the essential diagnostic points. There is a seamless integration of ancillary diagnostic techniques, including immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, and molecular techniques, which of course are essential to the modern practice of hematopathology…. This second edition improves on what was already an outstanding volume in this series, and I am completely confident you will enjoy this second edition of the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series. – John R. Goldblum, MD

This is an excellent book. It provides a well-balanced clinico-haematopathological approach to the full range of haematological conditions, leading the reader quickly to the important facts. The text and tables link the haematopathological and clinical context exceptionally well, and help the reader to understand complex and evolving areas of classification. The impressively large number of illustrations demonstrates the relevant features well, and without exception are of excellent quality. The fact sheets provide excellent summaries of clinical and pathological information. The book's range is comprehensive.
The highest praise that I can offer this book is to say that, as a practising clinician who does not normally peer down the microscope, this book has whetted my appetite for improving my understanding of the pathology of my field of clinical practice. I will undoubtedly use this book a great deal. – BMA Awards 2007

Hematopathology is a quick and easy reference, as a refresher or for those just starting out, on hematopathology. Clinicians get the essential information they need to identify the most commonly encountered hematologic conditions. A well-organized approach, full-color illustrations, and at-a-glance tables help them arrive at diagnoses as efficiently and accurately as possible. Hematopathology is not meant to be an encyclopedic treatment of hematopathology. Hsi has kept the book concise while covering the most important information in both neoplastic and non­neoplastic hematopathology and offering useful discussions on differential diagnoses.

Professional & Technical / Medicine / Internal / Clinical / Neonatology / Pediatrics / Reference

Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition edited by Josef Neu MD, with Series & Consulting Editor Richard A. Polin MD (Neonatology Questions & Controversies Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Gastroenterology and Nutrition, second edition, a volume in Dr. Polin's Neonatology Questions and Controversies Series, offers expert authority on the toughest neonatal gastroenterologic and nutritional challenges clinicians face in their practice.

With Gastroenterology and Nutrition clinicians can:

  • Reconsider how they handle difficult practice issues with coverage that addresses these topics head on and offers opinions from the leading experts in the field, supported by evidence whenever possible.
  • Find information easily with a consistent chapter organization.
  • Get the most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who have the inside track on new trends and developments in neonatal care.
  • Get each volume individually, or get the entire 6-volume set, which includes online access that allows them to search across all titles.
  • Stay current in practice with coverage on what the controversies are and where the field is moving in terms of basic intestinal development and nutritional requirements for the neonate.
  • Access the searchable text online.

The editor of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 2nd edition, is Josef Neu, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville. Series and Consulting Editor is Richard A. Polin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Vice Chairman for Clinical and Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Neonatology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Medical Center.

Other volumes in the Neonatology Questions and Controversies Series include:

  • Hematology, Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • Hemodynamics and Cardiology
  • Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology
  • Neurology
  • The Newborn Lung

According to Neu, over the past several years, with improved survival of critically ill and very small preterm infants, neonatologists are focusing on nutrition of these infants as a means to prevent morbidities associated with intensive care, such as chronic lung disease and the complications of neurologic injuries. The intestine is being looked upon as more than a digestive absorptive organ, with the recognition that it has a very large surface area which serves as a barrier to potentially dangerous microbes and food antigens. When this breaks down, there is a huge potential for translocation of bacteria to the bloodstream, sepsis, inflammation, and accompanying short- and long-term complications.

The microbes that reside within the lumen of the intestine are increasingly being recognized as mediators of growth with the provision of nutrients that are products of their metabolism, as well as major mediators of inflammatory processes in the intestine. They play a major role in modulation of innate immunity as well as development of adaptive immunity. Alterations of the normal microbiota in the developing intestine of these infants (‘dysbiosis’) are associated with diseases such as necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).

New technologies are rapidly evolving that may help clinicians assess inflammatory processes in the intestinal tract. Technologies that may assist the neonatologist to determine feeding readiness as well as propensity to develop diseases such as NEC and late onset sepsis are rapidly evolving. Methodologies to evaluate these as well as epigenetic mechanisms that lead to diseases such as metabolic syndrome are being developed and discussed.

This revised edition of Gastroenterology and Nutrition continues to incorporate clinical neonatal gastroenterology and nutrition with up-to-date research.

Chapters in Gastroenterology and Nutrition and their authors include:

SECTION A Basic Science of the Intestinal Tract

  1. Overview of Digestion and Absorption – Josef Neu, MD
  2. Maturation of Motor Function in the Preterm Infant and Gastroesophageal Reflux – Anna Maria Hibbs, MD, MSCE
  3. Development of Gastrointestinal Motility Reflexes – Sudarshan Rao Jadcherla, MD, FRCPI, DCH, AGAF and Carolyn Berseth, MD
  4. Development of the Intestinal Mucosal Barrier – Camilia R. Martin, MD, MS, Ricardo A. Caicedo, MD, and W. Allan Walker, MD
  5. The Developing Intestinal Microbiome and Its Relationship to Health and Disease – Josef Neu, MD and Volker Mai, PhD
  6. The Developing Intestine as an Immune Organ – Ravi M. Patel, MD, Andrew S. Neish, MD, and Patricia Lin, MD
  7. The Developing Gastrointestinal Tract in Relation to Autoimmune Disease, Allergy, and Atopy – Outi Vaarala, MD, PhD
  8. What Are the Controversies for Basic Intestinal Development and Where Will the Field Be Moving in the Future? – Josef Neu, MD

SECTION B Nutritional Requirements and Strategies

  1. Nutritional Requirements of the Very-Low-Birthweight Infant – Patti J. Thureen, MD and William W. Hay, Jr., MD
  2. Controversies in Neonatal Nutrition: Macronutrients and Micronutrients – Frank R. Greer, BS, MD
  3. Regulation of Protein Synthesis and Proteolysis in the Neonate by Feeding – Tracy Gautsch Anthony, PhD and Susan Hazels Mitmesser, PhD
  4. Lipids for Neonates – Sheila M. Innis, PhD
  5. Human Milk Feeding of the High-Risk Neonate – Christina J. Valentine, MD, MS, RD and Ardythe L. Morrow, PhD
  6. Nutritional Requirements for the Neonate: What Are the Controversies and Where Will the Field Be Moving in the Future? – Josef Neu, MD

SECTION C Clinical Conditions

  1. Necrotizing Enterocolitis – Renu Sharma, MD, Christopher Young, MD, and Josef Neu, MD
  2. Special Nutrition of the Surgical Neonate – Tom Jaksic, MD and Jamie-KH Kang, MD
  3. Controversies in Short Bowel Syndrome – Essam Imseis, MD, Fernando Navarro, MD, Ursula Nawab, MD, Ashish N. Debroy, MD, and J. Marc Rhoads, MD
  4. Neonatal Cholestasis – Joel M. Andres, MD and Allah B. Haafiz, MD
  5. The Neonatal Gastrointestinal Tract as a Conduit to Systemic Inflammation and Developmental Delays – James L. Wynn, MD and Josef Neu, MD
  6. Adult Consequences of Neonatal and Fetal Nutrition: Mechanisms – Lisa A. Joss-Moore, PhD, Kjersti Aagaard-Tillery, MD, PhD, Nicole Mitchell, MD, Clotilde des Robert-Marandet, MD, and Robert H. Lane, MD, MS
  7. Technologies for the Evaluation of Enteral Feeding Readiness in Premature Infants – Sungho Oh, MD, Ee-Kyung Kim, MD, and Josef Neu, MD
  8. What Are the Controversies for These Clinical Conditions and Where Will the Field Be Moving in the Future? – Josef Neu, MD

Gastroenterology and Nutrition presents expert authority on the toughest challenges in neonatal gastroenterology and nutrition; this medical reference book will help clinicians provide better evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes with research on the latest advances. Gastroenterology and Nutrition not only provides guidance for clinical care with clarification of some of the controversies related to nutrition, feeding, and neonatal intestinal disease but also stimulates new avenues of research that will be pertinent to optimizing the care of these infants and providing them the opportunity to reach their full genetic potential.

Professional & Technical / Medicine / Clinical / Neonatology / Pediatrics / Reference

The Newborn Lung: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition edited by Eduardo Bancalari MD, with series and consulting editor, Richard A. Polin (Neonatology Questions & Controversies Series: Elsevier Saunders)

The Newborn Lung, second edition, a volume in Dr. Polin's Neonatology Questions and Controversies Series, offers expert authority on the toughest challenges in neonatal pulmonology and respiratory care. The book allows clinicians to reconsider how they handle difficult practice issues with coverage that address these topics head on, offering opinions from the leading experts in the field, supported by the best available evidence.

With The Newborn Lung clinicians can:

  • Find information easily with a consistent chapter organization.
  • Get the most authoritative advice available from world-class neonatologists who have the inside track on new trends and developments in neonatal care.
  • Get each volume individually, or get the entire 6-volume set, which includes online access that allows clinicians to search across all titles.
  • Stay current in practice with in-depth coverage of presentation, pathogenesis, epidemiology, and prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia; short and long-term outcomes of oxygenation strategies in preterm infants; and many other hot topics in neonatal respiratory care.
  • Access the searchable text online.

The editor of The Newborn Lung is Eduardo Bancalari, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology Director, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Chief Newborn Service, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami. Series and Consulting Editor is Richard A. Polin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, Vice Chairman for Clinical and Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Division of Neonatology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York-Presbyterian Columbia, University Medical Center, New York.

Other volumes in the Neonatology Questions and Controversies Series include:

  • Hematology, Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • Hemodynamics and Cardiology
  • Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology
  • Neurology
  • Gastroenterology and Nutrition

According to Bancalari, the increasing survival of very premature infants has produced major challenges for neonatologists and pediatricians because these infants have immaturity of multiple organ systems that predisposes them to long-term sequelae. Despite remarkable progress in newborn care, respiratory problems continue to prevail as one of the most important threats during the newborn period. Much of the progress in respiratory care has been achieved through research leading to a better understanding of the processes involved in normal and deranged development of the respiratory system. Several recent and important clinical trials have also addressed some of the more pressing issues in neonatal respiratory care.

For this second edition of The Newborn Lung, Bancalari has engaged as authors some of the leading clinicians and scientists from around the world who have been responsible for many of the recent advances in respiratory care of the newborn.

The Newborn Lung addresses those aspects that are more relevant and controversial or those in which there has been recent progress. Several chapters deal primarily with developmental issues in pulmonary biology, while others address some of the important challenges facing the clinician responsible for the care of infants with respiratory failure.

Chapters and their authors are:

SECTION A Normal and Abnormal Lung Development

  1. Molecular Bases for Lung Development, Injury, and Repair – Shu Wu, MD
  2. Genetic Influences in Lung Development and Injury – Vineet Bhandari, MD, DM
  3. Perinatal Events and Their Influence on Lung Development and Function – Alan H. Jobe, MD, PhD, Suhas G. Kallapur, MD, and Boris W. Kramer, MD, PhD
  4. Hypoxia and Hyperoxia: Effects on the Newborn Pulmonary Circulation –Stephen Wedgwood, PhD, Paul T. Schumacker, PhD, and Robin H. Steinhorn, MD
  5. The Role of Nitric Oxide in Lung Growth and Function – Girija G. Konduri, MD

SECTION B Lung Injury – Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia

  1. Prenatal and Postnatal Microbial Colonization and Respiratory Outcome in Preterm Infants – Rose Marie Viscardi, MD
  2. Influence of Nutrition on Neonatal Respiratory Outcomes – Cristina T. Navarrete, MD, and Ilene R.S. Sosenko, MD
  3. Patent Ductus Arteriosus and the Lung: Acute Effects and Long-Term Consequences – Eduardo Bancalari, MD, Ilene R.S. Sosenko, MD, and Nelson Claure, MSc, PhD
  4. Role of Stem Cells in Neonatal Lung Injury – Karen C. Young, MD, and Cleide Suguihara, MD, PhD
  5. New Developments in the Pathogenesis and Prevention of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia – Ilene R.S. Sosenko, MD, and Eduardo Bancalari, MD
  6. Long-Term Pulmonary Outcome of Preterm Infants – Lex W. Doyle, MD, MSc

SECTION C Management of Respiratory Failure

  1. Respiratory and Cardiovascular Support in the Delivery Room – Myra H. Wyckoff, MD
  2. Noninvasive Respiratory Support: An Alternative to Mechanical Ventilation in Preterm Infants – Peter G. Davis, MD, FRACP, MBBS, Colin J. Morley, MD, FRACP, FRCPCH, and Brett J. Manley, MBBS, FRACP
  3. Surfactant Replacement: Present and Future – Christian P. Speer, MD, FRCPE, and David Sweet, MD, FRCPCH
  4. Oxygenation Targeting and Outcomes in Preterm Infants: The New Evidence – Win Tin, MD, Waldemar A. Carlo, MD, and Samir Gupta, MD, FRCPCH
  5. Hypoxemic Episodes in the Premature Infant: Causes, Consequences, and Management – Nelson Claure, MSc, PhD, and Eduardo Bancalari, MD
  6. Patient-Ventilator Interaction – Eduardo Bancalari, MD, and Nelson Claure, MSc, PhD
  7. Strategies for Limiting the Duration of Mechanical Ventilation – Eduardo Bancalari, MD, and Nelson Claure, MSc, PhD
  8. Automation of Respiratory Support – Nelson Claure, MSc, PhD, and Eduardo Bancalari, MD
  9. Management of the Infant with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia – Roberta L. Keller, MD
  10. Management of the Infant with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia – Steven H. Abman, MD, and Leif D. Nelin, MD

Every chapter contains a wealth of information compiled in a clear and readable fashion that most readers will find novel and many interesting tidbits that will be new even to experienced clinicians... This is a well-written, easy-to-use reference book that fills a well-defined need. It is interesting enough to read straight through but well organized enough to read a chapter at a time. – nicu.org Reviews Forum, August 2009

The Newborn Lung in the Neonatology Questions and Controversies Series presents expert authority on the toughest challenges in neonatal pulmonology and respiratory medicine. This medical reference book helps clinicians provide better evidence-based care and improve patient outcomes with research on the latest advances.

Professional & Technical / Medicine / Internal / Clinical / Neurology

Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 6th edition (2 volume Set) edited by Robert B. Daroff MD, Gerald M. Fenichel MD, Joseph Jankovic MD and John C. Mazziotta (Elsevier Saunders)

Neurology in Clinical Practice, sixth edition, brings clinicians current clinical neurology through a comprehensive text, detailed color images, and video demonstrations. Drs. Daroff, Fenichel, Jankovic and Mazziotta, along with more than 150 expert contributors, present coverage of interventional neuroradiology, neurointensive care, prion diseases and their diagnoses, neurogenetics, and many other new developments. Clinicians gain access to a downloadable image library, videos, and the searchable text for the dynamic, multimedia content they need to apply the latest approaches in diagnosis and management. The book consists of two volumes: Volume 1: Principles of Diagnosis and Management and Volume 2: Neurological Disorders.

With Neurology in Clinical Practice, clinicians are able to:

  • Find answers easily through an intuitive organization by both symptom and grouping of diseases that mirrors the way clinicians practice.
  • Diagnose and manage the full range of neurological disorders with authoritative and up-to-date guidance.
  • Refer to key information at-a-glance through a full-color design and layout that makes the book easier to consult.
  • Access the searchable text online, along with downloadable images, video demonstrations, and reference updates.
  • Stay current on advances in interventional neuroradiology, neurointensive care, prion diseases, and neurogenetics.
  • See how neurological disorders present with online videos of EEG and seizures, movement disorders, EMG, cranial neuropathies, disorders of upper and lower motor neurons.
  • Keep up with developments in the field through significant revisions to the text, including new chapters on neuromodulation and psychogenic disorders and an overhauled neuroimaging section.
  • Tap into the expertise of more than 150 leading neurologists – 50 new to this edition.

Editors and their credentials include: Robert B. Daroff, MD, Professor and Chair Emeritus of Neurology, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland; Gerald M. Fenichel, MD, Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Department of Neurology/Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Neurologist-in-Chief, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital of Vanderbilt, Nashville; Joseph Jankovic, MD, Professor of Neurology, Distinguished Chair in Movement Disorders, Director, Parkinson Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; and John C. Mazziotta, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Neurology Pierson-Lovelace Investigator, Stark Chair in Neurology, Director, Brain Mapping Center, Associate Director, Semel Institute David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California–Los Angeles.
Neurology in Clinical Practice, 6th edition, is a practical textbook of neurology that covers all the clinical neurosciences and provides not only a description of neurological diseases and their patho­physiology but also a practical approach to their diagnosis and management. The preface to the 1991 first edition of Neurology in Clinical Practice forecasted that major technological and research advances would soon reveal the underlying cause and potential treatment of an ever-increasing number of neurological diseases.

The 20 years that have passed since that prediction have been filled with the excitement of new discoveries resulting from the blossoming of neurosciences. Clinical neuroscience has taken on the important and challenging problems of neuroprotection in both neurodegenerative disorders and acute injuries to the nervous system, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, and trauma. In line with this effort, basic science progress in areas of neuroplasticity and neural repair are yielding important results that should translate into clinical utility in the near future. Advances in the genetics of neurological diseases have not only facilitated genetic testing but also provided important insights into the pathogenesis of diseases and helped identify potential therapeutic targets. Significant advances have taken place in the management of patients with both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. When the first edition of Neurology in Clinical Practice was published, there was essentially no effective means of treating acute ischemic stroke. Today we have numerous opportunities to help such patients, and a campaign has begun to educate the general public about the urgency of seeking treatment when stroke symptoms occur.

The advent of teleneurology is also beginning to provide treatment for patients who lack access to neurological specialists or whose problems are too complicated for routine management in the community. Teleneurology consults are beginning to be provided nationwide across all subspecialties of the discipline, with a particular emphasis on patients who need intraoperative monitoring, critical care neurology, and stroke interventions. A search for biomarkers that reliably identify a preclinical state and track progression of disease is a promising goal in many neurodegenerative disorders.

Neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer disease (AD) in particular, continues to be a worldwide crisis. The financial aspects associated with AD alone are staggering and have the capacity to bankrupt the modern world. As such, there is an urgent need for basic and clinical neuroscience to make progress in finding ways to delay the onset of neurodegenerative disorders and, ultimately, prevent them. We still have a long way to go to reach the ultimate goal of being able to understand and treat all neurological diseases. Neurology remains an intellectually exciting discipline, both because of the complexity of the nervous system and because of the insight that the pathophysiology of neurological disease provides into the workings of the brain and mind.

For this sixth edition, Neurology in Clinical Practice has been completely rewritten, and almost a fifth of the chapters have been prepared by authors new to the cadre of contributors. The layout of the pages has been redesigned to provide a user-friendly environment for accessing the material. The companion website has been refined and expanded and includes video and audio material, additional illustrations and references, and chapters on key related material from other established neurology texts. It also is regularly updated with mini-reviews of important new publications in the neurological literature.

Chapters and their authors include:

Volume I: Principles of Diagnosis and Management

Part I Approach to Common Neurological Problems

1                  Diagnosis of Neurological Disease – Robert B. Daroff, Gerald M. Fenichel, Joseph Jankovic, John C. Mazziotta

2                  Episodic Impairment of Consciousness – Joseph Bruni

3                  Falls and Drop Attacks – Bernd F. Remler, Robert B. Daroff

4                  Delirium – Mario F. Mendez, Sarah A. Kremen

5                  Stupor and Coma – Joseph R. Berger

6                  Approaches to Intellectual and Memory Impairments – Howard S. Kirshner

7                  Global Developmental Delay and Regression – Tyler Reimschisel

8                  Behavior and Personality Disturbances – Carissa Gehl, Jane S. Paulsen

9                  Depression and Psychosis in Neurological Practice – Evan D. Murray, Edgar A. Buttner, Bruce H. Price

10                Limb Apraxias and Related Disorders – Mario F. Mendez, Po-Heng Tsai

11                Agnosias – Howard S. Kirshner

12                Language and Speech Disorders

12A Aphasia and Aphasic Syndromes – Howard S. Kirshner

12B Motor Speech Disorders: Dysarthria and Apraxia of Speech – Howard S. Kirshner

13                Neurogenic Dysphagia – Ronald F. Pfeiffer

14                Visual Loss – Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak

15                Abnormalities of the Optic Nerve and Retina – Laura J. Balcer, Sashank Prasad

16                Pupillary and Eyelid Abnormalities – Janet C. Rucker

17                Disturbances of Smell and Taste – Richard L. Doty

18                Cranial and Facial Pain – J.D. Bartleson, David F. Black, Jerry W. Swanson

19                Brainstem Syndromes – Michael Wall

20                Ataxic and Cerebellar Disorders – S.H. Subramony

21                Movement Disorders: Diagnosis and Assessment - Joseph Jankovic, Anthony E. Lang

22                Gait Disorders – Philip D. Thompson, John G. Nutt

23                Hemiplegia and Monoplegia – Karl E. Misulis

24                Paraplegia and Spinal Cord Syndromes – Bruce H. Dobkin, Leif A. Havton

25                Proximal, Distal, and Generalized Weakness – David C. Preston, Barbara E. Shapiro

26                Muscle Pain and Cramps – Leo H. Wang, Alan Pestronk

27                Hypotonic (Floppy) Infant – W. Bryan Burnette

28                Sensory Abnormalities of the Limbs, Trunk, and Face – Karl E. Misulis

29                Arm and Neck Pain – Michael Ronthal

30                Lower Back and Lower Limb Pain – Karl E. Misulis

Part II Neurological Investigations and Related Clinical Neurosciences

31                Laboratory Investigations in Diagnosis and Management of Neurological Disease – Robert B. Daroff, Gerald M. Fenichel, Joseph Jankovic, John C. Mazziotta

32                Clinical Neurophysiology

32A Electroencephalography and Evoked Potentials – Ronald G. Emerson, Timothy A. Pedley

32B Clinical Electromyography – Bashar Katirji

32C Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation – Young H. Sohn, Mark Hallett

32D Neuromodulation – Abhay Kumar, Ajay K. Pandey, Michael S. Okun

32E Intraoperative Monitoring – Marc R. Nuwer

33                Neuroimaging

33A Structural Imaging: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Computed Tomography – Bela Ajtai, Eric Lindzen, Joseph C. Masdeu

33B Vascular Imaging: Computed Tomographic Angiography, Magnetic Resonance Angiography, and Ultrasound – Peter Adamczyk, David S. Liebeskind

33C Functional Neuroimaging: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography, and Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography – Philipp T. Meyer, Michel Rijntjes, Cornelius Weiller

33D Chemical Imaging: Ligands and Pathology Seeking Agents – A. Jon Stoessl

33E Interventional Neuroradiology: Neurological Endovascular Therapy in Hemorrhagic and Ischemic Strokes – Marco Zenteno, Fernando Vinuela

34                Neuropsychology – Justin J.F. O'Rourke, Leigh Beglinger, Jane S. Paulsen

35                Neuro-ophthalmology: Ocular Motor System – Patrick J.M. Lavin

36                Neuro-ophthalmology: Afferent Visual System – Matthew J. Thurtell, Robert L. Tomsak

37                Neuro-otology: Diagnosis and Management of Neuro-otological Disorders – Kevin A. Kerber, Robert W. Baloh

38                Neurourology – Jalesh N. Panicker, Clare J. Fowler, Ranan DasGupta

39                Neuroepidemiology – Mitchell T. Wallin, John F. Kurtzke

40                Clinical Neurogenetics – Brent L. Fogel, Daniel H. Geschwind

41                Neuroimmunology – Tanuja Chitnis, Samia J. Khoury

42                Neuroendocrinology – Paul E. Cooper

43                Management of Neurological Disease – Robert B. Daroff, Gerald M. Fenichel, Joseph Jankovic, John C. Mazziotta

44                Principles of Pain Management – YiLi Zhou

45                Principles of Neurointensive Care – Alejandro A. Rabinstein

46                Principles of Neurosurgery – Marvin Bergsneider, Garni Barkhoudarian

47                Principles of Endovascular Therapy – William Mack, Joshua R. Dusick, Neil Martin, Nestor Gonzalez

48                Principles and Practices of Neurological Rehabilitation – Bruce H. Dobkin

Volume II: Neurological Disorders

Part II Neurological Diseases          

49                Neurological Complications of Systemic Disease

49A Adults – Michael J. Aminoff, S. Andrew Josephson

49B Children – Aline L Hamati

50                Trauma of the Nervous System

50A Basic Neuroscience of Neurotrauma – W. Dalton Dietrich, Helen M. Bramlett

50B Craniocerebral Trauma – Martina Stippler

50C Spinal Cord Trauma – Patrick Shih, Richard G. Fessler

50D Peripheral Nerve Trauma – Bryan Tsao, Nicholas Boulis, Francois Bethoux, Brian Murray

51                Vascular Diseases of the Nervous System

51A Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease – Jose Biller, Betsy B. Love, Michael J. Schneck

51B Intracerebral Hemorrhage – Carlos S. Kase

51C Intracranial Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage – Satoshi Tateshima, Gary Duckwiler

51D Stroke in Children – Meredith R. Golomb, Jose Biller

51E Spinal Cord Vascular Disease – David S. Geldmacher

51F Central Nervous System Vasculitis – James W. Schmidley

52                Cancer and the Nervous System

52A Epidemiology of Brain Tumors – Dominique S. Michaud, Jiachen Zhou, Tracy T Batchelor

52B Pathology and Molecular Genetics – Michael Jansen, Arie Perry, Reid R. Heffner, Jr., David N. Louis

52C Clinical Features and Complications – Lisa R. Rogers

52D Management of Primary Nervous System Tumors in Adults – Joachim M. Baehring, Fred H. Hochberg

52E Management of Primary Nervous System Tumors in Infants and Children – Matthias A. Karajannis, Sharon L. Gardner, Jeffrey C. Allen

52F Nervous System Metastases – Robert Cavaliere, Aman Savant, David Schiff, Patrick Wen

52G Paraneoplastic Disorders of the Nervous System – Myrna R. Rosenfeld, Josep Dalmau

53                Infections of the Nervous System

53A Neurological Manifestations of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection – Ashok Verma, Joseph R. Berger

53B Viral Encephalitis and Meningitis – J. David Beckham, Marylou V. Solbrig, Kenneth L. Tyler

53C Bacterial and Fungal – Anita Koshy, Karen Roos

53D Prion Diseases – Michael D. Geschwind

54                Multiple Sclerosis and Other Inflammatory Demyelinating Diseases of the Central Nervous System – Maria K. Houtchens, Fred D. Lublin, Aaron E. Miller, Samia J. Khoury

55                Anoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy – Eelco F.M. Wijdicks, Jennifer E. Fugate

56                Toxic and Metabolic Encephalopathies – Alan H. Lockwood

57                Deficiency Diseases of the Nervous System – Yuen T. So, Roger P. Simon

58                Effects of Toxins and Physical Agents on the Nervous System – Michael J. Aminoff, Yuen T. So

59                Brain Edema and Disorders of Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation – Gary A. Rosenberg

60                Developmental Disorders of the Nervous System – Harvey B. Sarnat, Laura Flores-Sarnat

61                Developmental Disabilities – Ruth Nass, Gail Ross

62                Inborn Errors of Metabolism of the Nervous System – Gregory M. Pastores

63                Mitochondria) Disorders – Chris Turner, Anthony H.V. Schapira

64                Channelopathies: Episodic and Electrical Disorders of the Nervous System – Geoffrey A. Kerchner, Louis J. Ptdek

65                Neurocutaneous Syndromes – Monica P. Islam, E. Steve Roach

66                Dementias – Liana G. Apostolova, Steven T. DeKosky, Jeffrey L. Cummings

67                Epilepsies – Bassel W. Abou-Khalil, Martin J. Gallagher, Robert L. Macdonald

68                Sleep and Its Disorders – Sudhansu Chokroverty, Alon Y. Avidan

69                Headache and Other Craniofacial Pain – Ivan Garza, Jerry W. Swanson, William P. Cheshire, Jr., Christopher J. Boes, David J. Capobianco, Bert B. Vargas, F. Michael Cutrer

70                Cranial Neuropathies – Janet C. Rucker

71                Movement Disorders – Joseph Jankovic

72                Disorders of the Cerebellum, Including the Degenerative Ataxias – S.H. Subramony, Guangbin Xia

73                Disorders of Bones, Joints, Ligaments, and Meninges – Richard B. Rosenbaum, Roger W. Kula

74                Disorders of Upper and Lower Motor Neurons – Brian Murray, Hiroshi Mitsumoto

75                Disorders of Nerve Roots and Plexuses – David A. Chad

76                Disorders of Peripheral Nerves – Bashar Katirji, Daniel Koontz

77                Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System – Thomas Chelimsky, David Robertson, Gisela Chelimsky

78                Disorders of Neuromuscular Transmission – Matthew N. Meriggioli, Donald B. Sanders

79                Disorders of Skeletal Muscle – Anthony A. Amato, Michael H. Brooke

80                Neurological Problems of the Newborn – Alan Hill

81                Neurological Problems of Pregnancy – D. Malcolm Shaner

82                Functional and Dissociative (Psychogenic) Neurological Symptoms – Jon Stone, Alan Carson

… my editorial colleagues and the publishers have been fortunate to persuade John Mazziotta to take my place. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the expanding field of functional imaging of the nervous system. The NICP sixth edition retains the structure of the textbook that was conceptualized nearly 40 years ago in Newcastle, but the clinical and scientific contents remain ever new. I have no doubt of the continuing success of our textbook and wish it well. – Walter G. Bradley DM, FRCP, Professor and Chairman Emeritus, Department of Neurology, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami

The sixth edition of Neurology in Clinical Practice is the updated, comprehensive and authoritative presentation of both the art and the science of neurology. The volume brings clinicians current clinical neurology through a comprehensive text, detailed color images, and video demonstrations, including the dynamic, multimedia content they need to apply the latest approaches in diagnosis and management.

Professional & Technical / Medicine / Internal / Clinical / Radiology / Reference

Arthritis in Black and White: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 3rd edition by Anne C. Brower & Donald J. Flemming (Elsevier Saunders)

Arthritis in Black and White, third edition, by Anne C. Brower, MD and Donald J. Flemming, MD, provides clinicians with a concise, practical introduction to the radiographic diagnosis of arthritic disorders. Completely revised, this popular, easy-to-read resource contains high-quality digital radiographs with correlating MRIs throughout and a practical organization that aids in clinicians’ recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of common arthritides. In print and online, it is perfect for residents in training and experienced radiologists wishing to refresh their knowledge.

With Arthritis in Black and White clinicians can:

  • Reference diagnostic guidance by presenting symptom, see what to look for, and understand how to effectively diagnose the patient.
  • Reference key information easily thanks to a consistent, user-friendly format and a unique two-part organization (radiologic approaches to specific joints and full description of the individual common arthritides) that facilitates finding the exact information clinicians need for any joint in the body.
  • Improve the accuracy of the diagnoses by interpreting radiographs and comparing them with correlating MRI images.
  • Benefit from the latest advancements and techniques found in completely revised and rewritten chapters.
  • Understand the nuances and subtleties of how arthritides present through over 350 high-quality digital images.
  • Access the searchable text online, along with a downloadable image bank.

Authors are Anne C. Brower, MD, Teacher, Consultant, and Patient Advocate, Former Chief Radiologist and Director of Medical Imaging, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk and Donald J. Flemming, MD, Radiologist, G. Victor Rohrer Professor of Radiology Education, Vice Chair for Education, Professor of Radiology and Orthopedics, Milton S. Hershey Penn State Medical Center, Hershey. Associate Editor is Stephanie A. Bernard, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Milton S. Hershey Penn State Medical Center, Hershey.

Arthritis in Black and White, 3rd edition, is the result of requests from many residents who have heard Brown’s simplistic approach to the radiographic diagnosis of arthritic disease. All of the material in the book has been printed in some form in other books. This work provides a small, practical book organized to allow relative ease in accurate diagnosis of arthritic disease through the radiograph. It is designed for practicing general radiologists, family practitioners, internists, and rheumatologists to use in day-to-day practice.

According to Brower and Flemming, the title, Arthritis in Black and White indicates that (1) the book deals with arthritis as seen on the radiograph, and (2) it is a basic book illustrating the hallmarks of the more common arthropathies. It is not an extensive reference book; it does not illustrate all of the radiographic aspects of arthritic disease. It illustrates only the hallmarks of the arthropathies, not the deviations or ‘gray zones’ of the various arthropathies.

The radiographic diagnosis of arthritic disease depends upon the excellence and appropriateness of the image obtained, as discussed in the first chapter of Arthritis in Black and White. The role of all imaging modalities is presented. Today the plain film radiograph remains the imaging modality of choice; therefore, the focus of this book centers on plain film interpretation.

Arthritis in Black and White is designed to be used easily and quickly in approaching any radiograph obtained on unknown arthritic disease. For readers’ convenience the book is divided into two sections. The first section illustrates an approach to analyzing the radiographic changes in a specific join and the common arthropathies that produce those changes in that particular joint. The second section illustrates the radiographic hallmarks of each of the common arthropathies. Thus the book might be used in the following way: When analyzing the radiograph of a knee on which the referring physician has questioned the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis, the user may turn to the chapter on rheumatoid arthritis in Part II and observe the hallmarks of the rheumatoid arthritis as it presents in the knee. If the problem radiograph does not fit the hallmarks of rheumatoid arthritis, the user may then turn to the chapter on the knee in Part I and through the approach described arrive at the appropriate diagnosis.

Contents of Arthritis in Black and White include:

  1. Imaging Techniques and Modalities      

Part I. Approach to Radiographic Changes Observed in a Specific Joint

  1. Evaluation of the Hand Film     
  2. Approach to the Foot  
  3. Approach to the Hip    
  4. Approach to the Knee
  5. Approach to the Shoulder
  6. The Sacroiliac Joint
  7. The ‘Phytes’ of the Spine

Part II Radiographic Changes Observed in a Specific Articular Disease

  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis    
  2. Psoriatic Arthritis         
  3. Reactive Arthritis
  4. Ankylosing Spondylitis
  5. Osteoarthritis
  6. Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy
  7. Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis
  8. Gout
  9. Calcium Pyrophosphate Dihydrate Crystal Deposition Disease
  10. Hydroxyapatite Deposition Disease
  11. Miscellaneous Deposition Diseases
  12. Collagen Vascular Diseases (Connective Tissue Diseases)
  13. Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis
  14. Hemophilia
  15. Mass-Like Arthropathies

Arthritis in Black and White is a quick reference that enables both residents and practitioners to identify and diagnose arthritis. The radiographic diagnosis of arthritic disease is a difficult subject, but this book provides an easy starting place for interested physicians.

Professional & Technical / Medicine / Internal / Clinical / Urology / Reference

The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System, 2nd edition edited by Christopher R. Kelly and Jaime Landman (Netter Green Book Collection, Volume 5: Elsevier Saunders)

Here is the long awaited update of the classic Netter series.

The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System, second edition, provides a concise and visual approach to the basic sciences and clinical pathology of the kidney, bladder, and ureters. This volume in The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations (the CIBA ‘Green Books’) has been expanded and revised by Drs. Christopher Rehbeck Kelly and Jaime Landman to capture current clinical perspectives in nephrology and urology – from normal anatomy, histology, physiology, and development to glomerular and tubular diseases, infections, urological surgeries, and cancers. It also features hundreds of radiologic and pathologic images to supplement the classic Netter illustrations, as well as new illustrations created for this volume.

With The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System clinicians can:

  • Get complete, integrated visual guidance on the kidney, ureters, and bladder in a single source, from basic sciences and normal anatomy and function through pathologic conditions.
  • Navigate current controversies and timely topics in clinical medicine with guidance from expert editors, authors, and the input of an international advisory board.
  • Gain a comprehensive clinical view of the urinary system by seeing classic Netter anatomic illustrations side by side with cutting-edge radiologic images, pathology slides, and the latest molecular biology findings.
  • Visualize the timely topics in nephrology and urology, including HIV-associated nephropathy, hepatorenal syndrome, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, and tumor cryoblation.
  • See current clinical concepts captured in the Netter artistic tradition via contributions from Carlos Machado, MD, and other artists working in the Netter style.

Editors of The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System, 2nd edition, include: Christopher R. Kelly, MD, Postdoctoral Residency Fellow, Department of Medicine New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York and Jaime Landman, MD, Professor of Urology and Radiology, Chairman, Department of Urology, University of California-Irvine. Additional illustrations are by Carlos A. G. Machado, MD, John A. Craig, MD, James A. Perkins, MS, MFA, Tiffany S. DaVanzo, MA, CMI, and Anita Impagliazzo, MA, CMI.

Sections of The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System include:

Section 1 – Anatomy of the Urinary Tract

Section 2 – Normal and Abnormal Development

Section 3 – Physiology

Section 4 – Renal Diseases

Section 5 – Urinary Tract Infections

Section 6 – Urinary Tract Obstructions

Section 7 – Traumatic Injuries

Section 8 – Voiding Dysfunction

Section 9 – Neoplasms

Section 10 – Therapeutics

Other volumes in the series include:

  • Reproductive System
  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Integumentary System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Digestive System
  • Nervous System
  • Cardiovascular System

All physicians have at some point in their career studied the illustrations of Frank Netter. During his long and productive career, he produced over 20,000 illustrations depicting the anatomy, histology, physiology, and pathology of nearly every organ system.

Many of these illustrations were first published several decades ago in the ‘green book’ series. The original edition of this volume – known as Kidneys, Ureters, and Bladder covered an impressive number of topics, ranging from nephrotic syndrome to nephrectomy. Since its last revision in 1973, however, innumerable advances have been made in the fields of nephrology and urology. As a result, even though the original edition has retained its historical importance, it has lost much of its relevance to the modern clinician.

In this second edition of The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System, Kelly and Landman reframe Netter's illustrations in the context of modern clinical practice. Kelly and Landman have reorganized the various components of his illustrations based on current clinical concepts, and they have complemented them with hundreds of new radiographic and pathologic images.

In many instances, they say they have been struck by how accurate many of the original illustrations remain. As Netter himself once said, "anatomy hasn't changed, but our perceptions of it have." Indeed, even as we understand disease processes in new ways, their appearance remains the same. Some important new concepts, however, Netter could not possibly have foreseen. In these instances they have relied on his talented team of successors, who have created many new illustrations for this edition.

The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System is a reliable and effective reference on the urinary system with the visual support of Netter. The text, like the illustra­tions, is lucid enough for a medical student yet sophisticated enough for an experienced clinician.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Genetics / Test Preparation & Review

Elsevier's Integrated Review Genetics: With Student Consult Online Access, 2nd edition by Linda R. Adkison (Integrated Reviews Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Though the youngest of all the medical specialties, genetics embodies the essence of all normal and abnormal development and all normal and disease states. Perhaps because of its recent recognition as a discipline and perhaps because of its derivation from research in several areas, it is easier for genetics to be an ‘integrated’ discipline.

Readers merge basic science and clinical skills with Elsevier's Integrated Review Genetics, second edition, by Linda R. Adkison, PhD., Professor of Genetics, Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. This concise title in the popular Integrated Review Series focuses on the core knowledge in genetics while linking that information to related concepts from other basic science disciplines. Case-based questions at the end of each chapter enable students and clinicians to gauge their mastery of the material, and a color-coded format allows them to find the specific guidance they need. Online access allows readers to access Elsevier's Integrated Review Genetics's complete text and illustrations online as well as relevant content from other Student Consult titles.

Readers will be able to:

  • Spend more time reviewing and less time searching thanks to a focused, ‘high-yield’ presentation.
  • Gauge their mastery of the material and build confidence with both case-based and USMLE-style questions that provide effective chapter review and quick practice for their exams.
  • Access the contents online where they will find the complete text and illustrations, "Integration Links" to bonus content and an interactive community center with a wealth of additional resources.
  • Grasp and retain vital concepts more easily thanks to a color-coded format, succinct text, key concept boxes, tables, and dynamic illustrations that facilitate learning in a visual approach.
  • Review for problem-based courses with the help of text boxes that help them see the clinical relevance of the material.

According to Adkison, every medical discipline is connected to human well-being through the mechanisms of gene expression, environmental influences, and inheritance. Genetics underscores the many biochemical pathways, physiologic processes, and pathologic mechanisms presented in other volumes of this series. It explains better the morphologic variation observed in embryologic development and anatomic presentation. It provides better insight into susceptibility to infection and disease. It offers insight into neurologic and behavioral abnormalities. It is defining the strategies for gene therapy and pharmacogenomics. Elsevier's Integrated Review Genetics, 2nd edition, focuses on the well-known and better described diseases and disorders that students and practitioners are likely to read about in other references. Many of these do not occur at a high frequency in populations, but they underscore major mechanisms and major concepts associated with many other medical situations.

Contents of Elsevier's Integrated Review Genetics include:

  1. Basic Mechanisms
  2. Chromosomes in the Cell
  3. Mechanisms of Inheritance
  4. Genetics of Metabolic Disorders
  5. Cancer Genetics
  6. Hematologic Genetics and Disorders
  7. Musculoskeletal Disorders
  8. Neurologic Diseases
  9. Cardiopulmonary Disorders
  10. Renal, Gastrointestinal, and Hepatic Disorders
  11. Disorders Of Sexual Differentiation and Development
  12. Population Genetics and Medicine
  13. Modern Molecular Medicine

The book is great for visual learners. Elsevier's Integrated Review Genetics is a concise and user-friendly reference providing crucial guidance for the early years of medical training and USMLE preparation.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Ophthalmology / Test Preparation & Review

Review of Ophthalmology: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition by William B. Trattler, Peter K. Kaiser & Neil J. Friedman (Elsevier Saunders)

Readers can trust Review of Ophthalmology, second edition, for the current information they need to know to ace their exams. Covering the full spectrum of standard ophthalmic subspecialties, readers won't find a more thorough, user-friendly and up-to-date review tool anywhere.

With Review of Ophthalmology, readers will be able to:

  • Be prepared for current exam topics with information on the latest techniques in corneal surgery, macular degeneration treatment and trials, and expanded treatment options for many disorders.
  • Maximize retention with the popular outline approach that distills key information on each topic alongside sample review questions.
  • View anatomic details, common ophthalmic test findings, and examples of classic histopathology specimens through brand-new illustrations and photographs.
  • Study on the go, search the text online, and download images.

Authors and their credentials include: William B. Trattler MD, Director of Cornea, Center For Excellence In Eye Care Department of Ophthalmology, Florida International University Wertheim College of Medicine, Miami; Peter K. Kaiser MD, Chaney Family Endowed Chair for Ophthalmology Research, Professor of Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic; and Neil J. Friedman MD, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Partner, Mid-Peninsula Ophthalmology Medical Group, Palo Alto, Director, Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery, Pacific Vision Institute, San Francisco.

The overall goal and layout of Review of Ophthalmology, 2nd edition, has remained the same. The book is organized into 11 clearly divided chapters which cover the essential topics that ophthalmologists are required to master. Trattler, Kaiser and Friedman have also included sidebars that focus on the core knowledge base, as well as the results from important clinical trials. New medical and surgical treatments have also been included in the new edition. At the end of each chapter, they have developed additional multiple choice questions that are designed to test readers’ knowledge and to help them prepare for future examinations.

Contents of Review of Ophthalmology include:

  1. Optics
  2. Pharmacology
  3. Embryology/Pathology
  4. Neuro-Ophthalmology
  5. Pediatrics/Strabismus
  6. Orbit/Lids/Adnexa
  7. Cornea/External Disease
  8. Uveitis
  9. Glaucoma
  10. Anterior Segment
  11. Posterior Segment

Review of Ophthalmology provides the maximum amount of information in a concise and clear manner. It provides the essential information for a comprehensive understanding of each topic and covers the esoteric topics that often appear on tests. The material has been updated to stay current with new information.

Whether you are an ophthalmology resident just trying to keep things straight or a seasoned practitioner wanting to review and refresh your knowledge base, this text will certainly deliver that essential knowledge in a comprehensive yet efficient manner. – Ocular Surgery News, July 15, 2005, regarding the first edition

Readers can trust Review of Ophthalmology to help them study the current information they need to know to ace their exams. Covering the full spectrum of standard ophthalmic subspecialties, readers won't find a more thorough, user-friendly and up-to-date review tool anywhere.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Ophthalmology / Test Preparation & Review

Case Reviews in Ophthalmology: Expert Consult – Online and Print by Neil J. Friedman and Peter K. Kaiser (Elsevier Saunders)

Seasoned Elsevier authors Neil J. Friedman and Peter K. Kaiser help readers get the best possible results on their exams with Case Reviews in Ophthalmology. This medical reference's case-based approach gives clinicians the practice they need to assess, reinforce, and broaden their mastery of every essential concept in ophthalmology for clinical rounds, oral boards or recertification.

With Case Reviews in Ophthalmology readers are able to:

  • Review key information on every aspect of ophthalmology: optics/refraction, neuro-ophthalmology/orbit, pediatrics/strabismus, external disease/adnexa, anterior segment, and posterior segment.
  • Learn from the experts with contributions from an all-star duo of seasoned authors.
  • Enhance their fundamental knowledge in ophthalmology and reinforce learning objectives using 100 illustrated cases.
  • Access the complete contents online.

Authors are Neil J. Friedman MD, Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Partner, Mid-Peninsula Ophthalmology Medical Group, Palo Alto, Director, Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery,

Pacific Vision Institute, San Francisco and Peter K. Kaiser MD, Chaney Family Endowed Chair for Ophthalmology, Research Professor of Ophthalmology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic.

Case Reviews in Ophthalmology was written as a companion text to the popular Review of Ophthalmology text by the same authors. While that book serves as a detailed and comprehensive review manual with an outline format and multiple-choice questions, this book reviews practical cases in ophthalmology. Such a case-based approach to learning is something that Friedman and Kaiser say they both encountered early in medical school because their curriculum was structured around it. The case-based method is a valuable technique of learning and reinforcing core concepts. Friedman and Kaiser say they originally conceived the idea for this book while writing their first text: The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Illustrated Manual of Ophthalmology.

Although a number of case-based books exist that cover a variety of ophthalmic subspecialties, they created a more comprehensive review of fundamental eye disorders. Case Reviews in Ophthalmology is composed of 6 chapters that reflect the core topics in ophthalmology. The 116 cases were selected to test the: (1) most common, (2) vision-threatening, and (3) life-threatening ocular conditions that all ophthalmologists must recognize and be adept at treating. Each case is introduced with a figure and brief patient history. A series of questions probe readers’ knowledge of the condition by asking about further history, expected findings, differential diagnosis, workup, management, and prognosis. Additional information and figures are often presented as the case unfolds, and the suggested answers are found on the next page.

Contents of Case Reviews in Ophthalmology includes:

  1. Optics/ Refraction
  2. Neuro-Ophthalmology/ Orbit
  3. Pediatric Ophthalmology/ Strabismus
  4. External Disease/ADNEXA
  5. Anterior Segment
  6. Posterior Segment

Readers will enjoy this case method of learning and find Case Reviews in Ophthalmology a useful aid for assessing and expanding their knowledge of ophthalmic diseases. The collection of over 100 case studies gives clinicians the practice they need to assess, reinforce, and broaden their mastery of essential ophthalmic concepts for clinical rounds, oral boards, the American Board of Ophthalmology oral exam, or recertification.

Readers can prepare for clinical rotations and oral ophthalmology exams with the case-review approach. And believe it or not, patient scenarios are a realistic and fun way in which to review the subject matter.

Religion & Spirituality / Biographies & Memoirs

Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman by Charlene Smith and John Feister (Orbis Books)

As told in Thea's Song, Thea Bowman (1937-1989) was a black girl born in civil-rights-era Mississippi who joined a convent of white Catholic sisters in Wisconsin, and went on to inspire millions of all faiths and none. She fought prejudice, sadness, and brought joy to others even during her struggle with cancer and long after her untimely death in 1990.

Authors are Charlene Smith, FSPA, a friend of Thea Bowman for 35 years, former coordinator of the Thea Bowman Legacy and executive editor of Thea News, and current treasurer of the Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation and John Feister, general editor of periodicals at St. Anthony Messenger Press and founding editor of AmericanCatholic.org.

According to Thea's Song, Thea’s grandfather's family was freed slaves; she held a PhD in English language and literature. She was an expert on William Faulkner and a gifted vocalist and speaker. Echoing across a Mississippi church leading a schoolchildren's choir or in a northern cathedral filled with people of all races; across the United States in one parish or another; in New Orleans at the Institute for Black Catholic Studies; eventually, on national television, or, even later, stricken with cancer leading "We Shall Overcome" in the halls of the U.S. Catholic bishops; written about in newspaper after newspaper – all along the way her voice and her presence were unforgettable.

She was Sister Thea Bowman, a sister both in the African American, soulful sense of the term and also a sister in the more formal, vowed sense of the Roman Catholic community. As a teen, she moved a thousand miles from home, outside of her culture, yet developed a deep sense of her cultural identity nonetheless. As she discovered her identity, the identity of a beautiful, black, Mississippi woman, she couldn't contain it. And people around her couldn't help but notice.

In the years after the peak of the civil rights movement, in the 1960s and especially in the 1980s, as the nation grappled with the questions of racial identity and equality, hers became a mesmerizing presence wherever she went. Singing the songs of her African American people with operatic skill, she worked with people of all races to help them to see their own lives in a new light. Through music and reflection, she helped people everywhere she went to explore their identity and to find their deepest humanity.

As told in Thea's Song, the balm in Gilead, that Old Testament image of comfort for a people in captivity, was the Spirit that drove her from her Mississippi roots to a Franciscan convent in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It was that Spirit that gave her the comforting, enlivening gift of music, a music that flowed from her to become both a balm and a challenge for others. It was that Spirit that brought her back to Mississippi as an accomplished adult, in 1978, where her career blossomed.

It is one of life's mysteries that a life so engaging, so promising, could fall to a terminal illness ‘midlife.’ Yet that is a key part of Thea's story, one of a black childhood in a majority-black region, among the former plantations of central Mississippi, of formative adulthood in an all-white setting far north of her home, then of a growing national reputation as a beacon of intercultural awareness. Thea's Song is a story of a person who ultimately said, "Let me live until I die," and showed those around her how to drink deeply of life's promise to the very end, even as she spent her final years struggling against cancer.

Sister Thea Bowman gained world renown as a scholar, singer, and speaker, promoting intercultural awareness and connectedness in the Catholic Church, which had been fairly cool to African Americans. Despite the culture shock of white La Crosse, Wisconsin, and the racism and sexism within the broader church, Bowman found confirmation of her calling and eventual acceptance of her exuberance and push for inclusion. She was resistant to social injustice and insistent on the healing power of religion and music. As a teacher and a founder of the Institute for Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans, she helped to promote the black Catholic identity movement.

… Thea’s own writings, interspersed throughout the book, give the reader a sense of her lively voice. Personal stories and family photographs add to the warmth of this recollection of the life of an extraordinary woman. – Vanessa Bush, Booklist

Captivating.... This is a story that will rivet your attention from beginning to end. – Fr. Joseph F. Girzone, author, Joshua
The authors have chosen a very appropriate title for Thea s biography, for in the words of the psalmist, God put a new song in her mouth which she continues to sing today, challenging us to be instruments of God s peace and love. – Sister Antona Ebo, FSM, National Black Sisters Conference

One of the most significant figures in modern Catholicism.... Read this marvelous new biography and meet a woman who will show you what it means, even in the midst of death, to live. – James Martin, SJ, author, My Life with the Saints

Given the power Sister Thea still has to move, challenge and inspire, this wonderful new biography will be greeted with joy.... – St. Anthony Messenger

What an auspicious time for this heartfelt and inspiring book ... Would that Sister Thea were with us now! – America

Rings true from start to finish... Thea's Song is a must. – Mary Queen Donnelly, author, Thea's Turn

Such a rich and loving life as Thea Bowman's certainly needs to be talked about! . . . Read, and be transformed yourself! – Richard Rohr, O.F.M

Thea's Song is the definitive, authorized biography of Thea Bowman, a modern-day heroine, with never-before-seen writings, interviews, and photographs.
Religion & Spirituality / Theology / Evangelism

Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective: Exploring the Contextual Nature of Theology and Mission by Jeffrey P. Greenman and Gene L. Green (IVP Academic)

The global church is mature and therefore self-funding, self-governing and self-propagating. But it is also self-theologizing, with this fourth `self being a sure sign of theological maturity and a phenomenon that the missionary churches in the West had not fully anticipated. – from the book

Being culturally Western is not a requirement for Christianity.

Gene L Green in Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective makes particular note of this relatively new phenomenon in the introduction of Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective. Arising from the annual Wheaton Theology Conference (2011), this collection of essays examines the global biblical theology.

Jeffrey P. Greenman, associate dean of biblical and theological studies and professor of Christian ethics at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, and Gene L. Green, professor of New Testament at Wheaton College, edit this collection of essays from the proceedings of the 2011 Wheaton Theology Conference. The essays in Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective explore the past, present and future shape of biblical interpretation and theological engagement in the Majority World. Leading scholars from around the world interact with the key theological issues being discussed in their regions. In addition, some theological voices from minority communities in North America address issues particular to their context and which often overlap with those central in Majority World theology.

"Our concern in this volume is to introduce some of the important evangelical voices who are sometimes overlooked, yet who offer fresh theological contributions that are rooted in an evangelical embrace of Scripture and a commitment to mission within a vibrant piety," writes Green. The text systematically explains what global theology is, what it means for different people groups and how the church makes it work today.

Contributors both at the conference and within Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective include

  • Martin Accad on Middle Eastern theology
  • Vince Bacote on African American theology
  • Ruth Padilla DeBorst on contemporary Latin American theology
  • Samuel Escobar on doing theology
  • Ken Gnanakan on Indian Christian theology
  • Gene L. Green on global hermeneutics
  • Jeffrey P. Greenman on learning and teaching global theologies
  • James Kombo on African theology
  • Mark Labberton on the implications of global theology
  • Terry LeBlanc on indigenous worldviews
  • Juan Martinez on Latino Protestant theology
  • Lamin Sanneh on the translation principle
  • Andrew Walls on global theologies
  • K. K. Yeo on Christian Chinese theology
  • Amos Yong on Asian American evangelical theology

Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective explores the shape of biblical interpretation and theological engagement in the Majority World. Global perspectives are interspersed with theological voices from minority communities in North America addressing issues particular to their context that interplay with those found in different regions of the Majority World.

Science & Mathematics / Biochemistry / Evolution

The Genome Generation by Elizabeth Finkel (Melbourne University Press)

Did you know?

  • In the next three years we should know if we are facing a Gattaca world, in which a person's genome predicts their destiny.
  • A mother who eats a low carb diet in early pregnancy may predispose her baby to becoming obese.
  • A sea sponge carries most of the genes required to make a human brain.
  • In order to feed 9 billion people by 2050, a group of scientists is trying to re-engineer the genomes of wheat and rice to make these grains as bountiful as corn.

The year 2001 marked the moment when scientists first read the 3 billion letters of DNA that make up the human genome. This was followed by a veritable Noah's Ark of genomes sponges and worms, dogs and cows, rice and wheat, chimps and elephants – 180 creatures aboard so far.

So what have we learned from all this? How has it changed the way people practice medicine, grow crops and breed livestock? What have we learned about evolution?

These are the questions science writer and molecular biologist Elizabeth Finkel asked herself four years ago. To find the answers she traveled the science frontier from Botswana to Boston, from Warracknabeal to Mexico and tracked down scientists working in the field. Their stories, told in The Genome Generation, paint the picture of what it means to be part of the genome generation.

The Genome Generation covers revolutionary genetic developments in areas as diverse as medicine, agriculture, and evolution.

Is the genomic revolution an over-hyped flop or are we on the edge of a life‑changing revolution? This book stares down the myths and lays out the answers in engaging, compelling stories. This is an accomplished work of scientific literacy. – Jon Entine, Genetic Literacy Project, George Mason University

The Genome Generation is absolutely riveting. These tales from the frontier are a `must read' for everyone who wishes to understand our past – the logic of evolution – or take a peep into our exciting future at the creation of `super plants' through `digital agriculture'. – R.A. Mashelkar, CSIR Bhatnagar Fellow and India President, Global Research Alliance

Elizabeth Finkel is the rare author who conveys complex science in understandable and thrilling ways, but is never condescending. The Genome Generation helps us understand who we are, how we got here and why we do what we do. Most impressively, as we move into the heart of the genomic revolution, Finkel provides a guide as to where we are going. This is an accomplished work of scientific literacy. – Jon Entine, Director, Genetic Literacy Project, George Mason University

Finkel humanises an otherwise scientific and technical tale, tracing in simple and engaging language the human quest to understand genetics and how this has impacted on everyday lives in areas from food security and agricultural production to public health and evolution. She describes the age of the genome in a way that is both current and thoroughly enjoyable. – Thomas A. Lumpkin, Director-General, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center

Ella Finkel presents a fast-paced, anecdotal history of the workings of the human genome. She races past genes, their isolation and control, the way they evolve, and some hints on how they mediate health and disease. She is at home with the genetics of AIDS, the coat colour of a mouse, or the genes behind a food revolution. Her book is a great read, always positive, with lots of references for those who want to dig deeper, and full of personal reminders that scientists are real people who often live for the excitement of a research finding. – Robert Williamson, Policy Secretary, Australian Academy of Science

The Genome Generation is a delightful and engrossing synthesis and weaving of concepts from wide-ranging and disparate sources, and really captures the quirky nature of science and the joy of discovery. – Richard Roush, Dean, Melbourne University School of Land and Environment

Elizabeth Finkel tells the evolving story of DNA in an intriguing and accessible way. – Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty

Is the genomic revolution an over-hyped flop or are we on the edge of a life-changing revolution? This book stares down the myths and lays out the answers in engaging, compelling stories. This is an accomplished work of scientific literacy. – Jon Entine, Director, Genetic Literacy Project, George Mason University

A mesmerizing book, the stories in The Genome Generation are compelling and engaging.

 

 

Contents this Issue:

Being Global: How to Think, Act, and Lead in a Transformed World by Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh (Harvard Business Review Press)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Paleo by Jason Glaspey and Neely Quinn (Alpha Books)

The Ultimate Volumetrics Diet: Smart, Simple, Science-Based Strategies for Losing Weight and Keeping It Off by Barbara J. Rolls, with Mindy Hermann (Wm Morrow)

The Cause: The Fight for American Liberalism from Franklin Roosevelt to Barack Obama by Eric Alterman, with Kevin Mattson (Viking)

Working for Peace and Justice: Memoirs of an Activist Intellectual by Lawrence S. Wittner, with series editor G. Kurt Piehler (Legacies of War Series: The University of Tennessee Press)

Barclay Butera: Living on the Coast by Barclay Butera (Gibbs Smith)

A Crown Imperiled: Book Two of the Chaoswar Saga by Raymond E. Feist (Chaoswar Saga: Harper Voyager)

The Excellencie of a Free State: Or, The Right Constitution of a Commonwealth by Marchamont Nedham, edited by Blair Worden, with general editor David Womersley (The Thomas Hollis Library Series: Liberty Fund Inc.)

The Superhero Book: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Comic-Book Icons and Hollywood Heroes, 2nd edition by Gina Misiroglu (Visible Ink Press)

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 6th edition by Fred A. Mettler, Jr & Milton J. Guiberteau (Elsevier Saunders)

Netter's Head and Neck Anatomy for Dentistry, 2nd edition (Netter Basic Science) by Neil Scott Norton (Elsevier Saunders)

Women's Health Review: A Clinical Update in Obstetrics – Gynecology (Expert Consult – Online and Print), 1st edition edited by Philip J. DiSaia MD, Gautam Chaudhuri MD PhD, Linda C. Giudice MD PhD MSc, Thomas R. Moore MD, Manuel Porto MD, and Lloyd H. Smith MD PhD (Elsevier Saunders)

Hematopathology (Expert Consult – Online and Print), 2nd edition by Eric D. Hsi, with series editor John R. Goldblum (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Gastroenterology and Nutrition: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition edited by Josef Neu MD, with Series & Consulting Editor Richard A. Polin MD (Neonatology Questions & Controversies Series: Elsevier Saunders)

The Newborn Lung: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition edited by Eduardo Bancalari MD, with series and consulting editor, Richard A. Polin (Neonatology Questions & Controversies Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 6th edition (2 volume Set) edited by Robert B. Daroff MD, Gerald M. Fenichel MD, Joseph Jankovic MD and John C. Mazziotta (Elsevier Saunders)

Arthritis in Black and White: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 3rd edition by Anne C. Brower & Donald J. Flemming (Elsevier Saunders)

The Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations – Urinary System, 2nd edition edited by Christopher R. Kelly and Jaime Landman (Netter Green Book Collection, Volume 5: Elsevier Saunders)

Elsevier's Integrated Review Genetics: With Student Consult Online Access, 2nd edition by Linda R. Adkison (Integrated Reviews Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Review of Ophthalmology: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 2nd edition by William B. Trattler, Peter K. Kaiser & Neil J. Friedman (Elsevier Saunders)

Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman by Charlene Smith and John Feister (Orbis Books)

Global Theology in Evangelical Perspective: Exploring the Contextual Nature of Theology and Mission by Jeffrey P. Greenman and Gene L. Green (IVP Academic)

The Genome Generation by Elizabeth Finkel (Melbourne University Press)