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February 2015, Issue #190

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Larsen's Human Embryology, 5th edition by Gary C. Schoenwolf PhD, Steven B. Bleyl, MD, Philip R. Brauer, PhD, and Philippa H. Francis-West, PhD (Elsevier Churchill Livingstone)

Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management, and Reconstruction, 2-Volume Set, 5th edition by Bruce D. Browner MD MHCM FACS, Jesse B. Jupiter MD, Christian Krettek MD, FRACS, FRCSEd, and Paul A. Anderson MD (Elsevier Saunders)

Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, 3rd edition by Edward C. Klatt MD (Robbins Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Imaging Skeletal Trauma, 4th edition by Lee F. Rogers MD & O. Clark West MD (Elsevier Saunders)

USMLE Step 3 Secrets, 1st edition by Theodore X. O'Connell MD, Thomas E. Blair MD, & Ryan A. Pedigo MD (Elsevier Saunders)

Ironwork Today 4: Inside and Out by Catherine Mallette (Ironwork Today Series: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.)

The Speedlight Studio by Michael Mowbray (Amherst Media)

Low Midnight – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, 7 hours, unabridged, by Carrie Vaughn, narrated by Marguerite Gavin (Kitty Norville Series: Tantor Audio)

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England by Mark Hailwood (Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History Series: Boydell Press)

Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas by Roberto Cintli Rodríguez (The University of Arizona Press)

In the Life and in the Spirit: Homoerotic Spirituality in African American Literature by Marlon Rachquel Moore (SUNY Press)

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa: A Biography through Images by Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, with a foreword by David Gilmour (Alma Books)

Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology, 1st edition by Dina R Mody MD (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Atlas of Interventional Pain Management: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 4th edition by Steven D. Waldman MD JD (Elsevier)

Surgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology: Expert Consult – Print & eBook, 3rd edition edited by June K. Robinson MD, C. William Hanke MD, MPH, FACP, Daniel M. Siegel MD, MS, & Alina Fratila MD, with video editors Ashish C. Bhatia & Thomas E. Rohrer (Elsevier Saunders)

Netter's Infectious Disease, 1st edition edited by Elaine C. Jong MD & Dennis L. Stevens MD PhD (Netter Clinical Science Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Textbook of the Cervical Spine: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 1st edition by Francis H. Shen MD, Dino Samartzis DSc & Richard G. Fessler MD, PhD (Elsevier Saunders)

Intraoperative Consultation, 1st edition by Alberto M Marchevsky MD, Fadi W. Abdul-Karim MD, & Bonnie Balzer, MD, with Series Editor, John R. Goldblum MD (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Mankind beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration by Claude A. Piantadosi (Columbia University Press)

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era: Text and Readings, 3rd edition by Laura Desfor Edles & Scott A. Appelrouth (Sage Publications, Inc.)

Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics edited by Erianne A. Weight & Robert H. Zullo (Human Kinetics)

National Geographic Traveler: Ireland, 4th edition by Christopher Somerville (National Geographic Traveler Series: National Geographic)

Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries by Paul M. Kaplan (Pelican)



Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Embryology

Larsen's Human Embryology, 5th edition by Gary C. Schoenwolf PhD, Steven B. Bleyl, MD, Philip R. Brauer, PhD, and Philippa H. Francis-West, PhD (Elsevier Churchill Livingstone)

Larsen's Human Embryology, 5th edition works as an organized, straightforward guide to a highly complex subject, placing an emphasis on the clinical application of embryology and presenting it in a digestible manner. This updated medical textbook includes a superior art program, brand-new online animations and high-quality images throughout, and clear descriptions and explanations of human embryonic development, based on up-to-date scientific discoveries and understanding.

With Larsen's Human Embryology students and clinicians are able to:

  • Take advantage of current advances in molecular biology and genetics.
  • Review the material in a flexible manner that meets their needs thanks to a user-friendly design.
  • Access high-yield content and locate key information with help from newly condensed text and additional summary tables.
  • Take advantage of key pedagogical features such as opening "Summary" boxes.
  • Visualize complex concepts through a superior art program and outstanding clinical content and images.
  • Reinforce their understanding of the material and how it relates to real-life scenarios with "Embryology in Practice" – clinical closers added to each chapter.
  • View animations on Eye and Ear Development and test themselves with multiple self-assessment questions.
  • Access the complete contents online at Student Consult.

Ideal for visual students, Larsen's Human Embryology, 5th edition helps students visualize concepts more clearly than ever before and keeps clinicians abreast of the latest knowledge in the field.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Orthopaedics

Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management, and Reconstruction, 2-Volume Set, 5th edition by Bruce D. Browner MD MHCM FACS, Jesse B. Jupiter MD, Christian Krettek MD, FRACS, FRCSEd, and Paul A. Anderson MD (Elsevier Saunders)

The updated 2-volume set Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management, and Reconstruction, 5th edition is dedicated to conveying today's most comprehensive information on the basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of acute musculoskeletal injuries and post-traumatic reconstructive problems.

The volume takes advantage of guidance from expert editors, two new to this edition, and a host of new authors who provide fresh insights on current trends and approaches in the specialty. Sixteen active-duty military surgeons and physicians from various branches of the U.S. Military have collaborated with civilian authors to address injuries caused by road traffic, armed conflicts, civil wars, and insurgencies throughout the world.

With Skeletal Trauma clinicians are able to:

  • Confidently approach every form of traumatic injury with current coverage of relevant anatomy and biomechanics, mechanisms of injury, diagnostic approaches, treatment options, and associated complications.
  • Access critical information concerning mass casualty incidents and war injuries.
  • Learn from many new chapters including Principles of Internal Fixation; Gunshot Wounds and Blast Injuries; New Concepts in Management of Thoracolumbar Fractures; Surgical Treatment of Acetabular Fractures; Diaphyseal Fractures of the Forearm; Fractures of the Distal Femur; Tibial Plateau Fractures; and Amputations in Trauma.
  • Know what to look for and how to proceed with an updated art program that features full-color intraoperative images and new figures.
  • Handle challenging cases of latent or post-operative nonunions, and malunions, with extensive coverage of post-traumatic reconstruction.
  • Search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices with Expert Consult eBook.

Clinicians will be equipped with all of the knowledge needed to manage any type of traumatic injury in adults with Skeletal Trauma, 5th edition. They obtain the best outcomes from the latest techniques with help from a ‘who's who’ of orthopaedic trauma experts.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Pathology / Reference

Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, 3rd edition by Edward C. Klatt MD (Robbins Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Designed to complement Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th edition and Robbins Basic Pathology, 9th edition, the full-color Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, 3rd edition offers more than 1,500 illustrations that depict the most common diseases covered in pathology courses and USMLE exams.

With Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology students and clinicians are able to:

  • Compare gross, microscopic, and radiologic images with examples of normal organs and tissues.
  • Review the key information they need to know with help from extensive legends that provide convenient summarizations.
  • Understand the correlation between pathology and clinical history, physical exam findings, and clinical laboratory tests.
  • Visualize key pathologic findings with clarity through over 400 new or updated images.
  • Access the fully searchable text online at Student Consult.

Students and clinicians can study effectively with Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, 3rd edition, a unique companion product. All chapters have been reviewed and revised to reflect the new content found in Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease, 9th edition. The book is a quick visual reference or review for students and professionals alike with its vivid and outstanding depiction of the common diseases covered in USMLE exams.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Radiology

Imaging Skeletal Trauma, 4th edition by Lee F. Rogers MD & O. Clark West MD (Elsevier Saunders)

Last published over a decade ago, Imaging Skeletal Trauma, 4th edition has been updated by experts to provide the latest techniques and advances in radiology. Broad in scope and illustrated throughout, the book offers a comprehensive view of diagnostic imaging in the evaluation of skeletal trauma, now in one consolidated single volume.

With Imaging Skeletal Trauma students and clinicians are able to:

  • Master imaging techniques for the patient with multiple injuries, and understand the epidemiology and classification of various fractures, including chondral, osteochondral, stress, and pathologic.
  • Explore the effects of various traumatic childhood injuries on the growing skeleton.
  • Address the diagnostic pitfalls for a complete range of common, rare, and acute injuries.
  • Access up-to-date information on the role of helical CT and MR imaging in the evaluation of acute skeletal trauma.
  • View nearly 3,000 radiographs, CTs, and MR images, along with a wealth of line drawings that depict the principal features of common fractures and dislocations.
  • Access the need-to-know information regarding all aspects of imaging skeletal trauma.
  • Reference critical material with an organization based on anatomical region.
  • Read and understand images while in an emergency setting with an expanded presentation of CT and MRI.
  • Take advantage of global expertise from new contributing authors, including diagnostic radiologist O. Clark West.
  • View the fully searchable contents online at Expert Consult.

Imaging Skeletal Trauma, 4th edition offers a comprehensive view of imaging for skeletal trauma with this consolidated single-volume edition. A classic radiology text, the book is exhaustively updated by leading experts and provides the latest techniques and advances available in radiology today.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Exam Preparation

USMLE Step 3 Secrets, 1st edition by Theodore X. O'Connell MD, Thomas E. Blair MD, & Ryan A. Pedigo MD (Elsevier Saunders)

Bestselling review author Ted O'Connell in USMLE Step 3 Secrets prepares students for every aspect of the challenging USMLE Step 3 exam with questions and concise answers designed for today's residents. Following the time-tested Secrets Series format, this book is effective for ensuring success on one of the most important exams readers will take in their medical careers.

With USMLE Step 3 Secrets residents are able to:

  • Get the most out of their study time with a concise, integrated, clinical overview of Step 3 content, perfect for a refresher and practical preparation for this high-stakes, vignette-style exam.
  • Benefit from the Q&A format that interactively reviews their knowledge of diagnosis, treatment, and management of common disorders.
  • Carry the pocket-sized book with them and study at their convenience – anytime, anywhere.
  • Tap into the knowledge and experience of co-authors who have all scored extremely well on all steps of the USMLE.
  • Zero in on key information with figures, tables, and summary boxes that provide a concise visual overview of board-relevant content.
  • Apply tips, memory aids, and ‘secrets’ gathered by Dr. O'Connell and used by students to pass the boards.

Residents can clear the final USMLE hurdle with confidence with USMLE Step 3 Secrets, an enjoyable, easy-to-read key to one of the most important exams they must take.


Arts & Photography

Ironwork Today 4: Inside and Out by Catherine Mallette (Ironwork Today Series: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.)

In Ironwork Today 4 hundreds of detailed color photos provide a sweeping overview of the wide range of iron artwork being created by over 90 of today’s artist-blacksmiths. These fascinating works of art in metal are found in homes, offices, and public spaces alike. They vary in size from small, everyday objects to impressive public monuments. The pieces, discussed by the artists who made them, include sculpture, gates, railings, furniture, andirons, lighting fixtures, doors and door knockers.

Ironwork Today 4 has artwork arranged by the artist alphabetically, rather than in categories. This allows readers to see the full scope of each artist’s work on adjoining pages. Readers will find some artists whose work they have appreciated in other books in this series, and others they are discovering for the first time. Author Catherine Mallette says that sometimes these artful works serve a practical purpose; sometimes their purpose is simply to inspire.

Mallette, an editor at Schiffer Publishing, is the former editor of Chesapeake Home + Living and Indulge magazines, both aspirational, luxury publications with a focus on fine art.

This is the fourth volume in the Ironwork Today series. Like the books that came before it, Ironwork Today 4 captures the range of creative work being done by artist-blacksmiths at a particular moment in time: The works shown in the book were primarily completed between 2010 and 2013, though occasionally an earlier piece is included when it helps show a notable development in the artist's work.

These artist-blacksmiths use a variety of methods and equipment in their craft. Mallette asked each to provide a statement giving readers a broad idea of their aesthetics and perspectives. She also asked them to share information on their techniques. By letting the artists speak for themselves, she hopes readers will gain a unique insight into the passions that drive today's working artist-blacksmiths.

The works in Ironwork Today 4 are arranged alphabetically by the artists' last names so readers can see the scope of their work. While most of the artists are from the United States, also included are artists from Canada, Europe, Australia and other parts of the world.

Readers will see a vast variety of projects, from jewelry, bowls, and boxes to wall art and large-scale public installations. The index lists the works by category of project, so whether readers are interested in gazebos and gates, mirrors and mailboxes, porticos and pavilions, or indoor and outdoor sculpture, they will be easily able to search for those particular items.

Ironwork Today 4 will be a valued reference guide and inspiration source for homeowners, designers, artists, and blacksmiths as a fascinating snapshot of the current trends in this growing and changing field of artistic endeavor.

Arts & Photography / Crafts & Hobbies

The Speedlight Studio by Michael Mowbray (Amherst Media)

In The Speedlight Studio, Michael Mowbray shows readers how to set up a completely speedlight-based portrait photography studio. He goes in depth regarding gear and techniques, providing photographers with scores of example portraits and lighting diagrams to make it easy to follow along and replicate the portrait lighting effects that he shows.

Mowbray, who opened his studio in 2001, has gone on to win many awards for his portraiture and was named International PPA Photographer of the Year Gold Medalist in 2011 and Bronze Medalist in 2012 and 2013. He has had the highest scoring wedding portrait in Wisconsin seven times, including Wisconsin Best of Show Wedding and numerous other awards.

In The Speedlight Studio readers learn about selecting speedlights (Mowbray covers Canon, Nikon, and third-party units), learning standard operations, and working with the units on the camera’s hot shoe (a connectivity device on top of the camera) or in the periphery for more flexible, controllable results. Readers learn why modifying the light from speedlights produces more bang for their buck and also discover a host of tools – commercial and DIY – that can be used to change the direction, color, and quality of light for the ultimate artistic control.

As Mowbray shows, today's sophisticated speedlights suit just about any lighting application – and produce breathtaking results. Highlights include:

  • Flawless exposures in manual or TTL.
  • Controlling multiple off-camera speedlights.
  • Flash modification for refined images.
  • Speedlight positioning for flattering portraits.
  • Balance speedlights and ambient light.
  • Baby portraits, wedding images, business head shots, classic Hollywood glamour, and beauty images.

In The Speedlight Studio, Mowbray shows readers how to set up a completely speedlight-based studio. He goes in depth regarding gear and techniques, with scores of example portraits and lighting diagrams. He makes it easy to follow along and replicate the portraits that he shows. In fact, if readers skip over the speedlight-specific sections that open the book, it can be used as a guide to set up any type of strobe-based studio lighting system.

There are times when the job calls for flash. When it does, the concepts and education you can get from Michael will certainly help you complete your job. – Carl Caylor, CPP, M. Photog., Cr., Kodak Mentor

He has a way of breaking down the complicated, technical aspects of lighting with speedlights and communicating them in an easy to understand format. – Dan Frievolt, M.Photog., four-time Wisconsin Photographer of the Year

With The Speedlight Studio readers jump start their speedlight photography for better portraits and efficient workflow. They learn how to set up a completely speedlight-based studio and create top-quality images with these small, inexpensive light sources. They can also take the show on the road for studio-quality looks outdoors and on location.

Audio / Literature & Fiction / Science Fiction

Low Midnight – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, 7 hours, unabridged, by Carrie Vaughn, narrated by Marguerite Gavin (Kitty Norville Series: Tantor Audio)

Carrie Vaughn's Low Midnight spins out of the Kitty Norville series on the wave of popularity surrounding Kitty's most popular supporting character: Cormac Bennett, a two-minded assassin of the paranormal who specializes in killing lycanthropes. In his first solo adventure, Cormac, struggling with a foreign consciousness trapped inside him, investigates a century-old crime in a Colorado mining town, which could be the key to translating a mysterious coded diary ... a tome with secrets that could shatter Kitty's world and all who inhabit it. With a framing sequence that features Kitty Norville herself, Low Midnight not only pushes the Kitty saga forward but also illuminates Cormac's past and lays the groundwork for Kitty's future.

Author Carrie Vaughn had the nomadic childhood of the typical Air Force brat. The author of the bestselling Kitty Norville series, she has published over thirty short stories in science fiction and fantasy magazines. Narrator Marguerite Gavin is a seasoned theater veteran, a four-time nominee for the prestigious Audie Award, and the winner of numerous Earphones and Publishers Weekly awards.

This thirteenth novel in the series, Low Midnight is written almost entirely from Cormac's point of view. Kitty and Ben have cameo appearances only. Cormac is forced to solve an old murder before he can get the key to decipher Amy's grimoire and get information on Roman and the Long Game. Cormac, with his ever present sidekick Amelia, the magician cohabitating his body, learns he can still be an effective fighter without resorting to guns. If fans of the series ever wanted to know more about Cormac and how he thinks, this is the book to do it.
While this book adds background on Cormac and Amelia, neither is cast in a very sympathetic light. Kitty only makes a short appearance and little is revealed about Roman and the Long Game conflict.

New York Times bestselling series of novels about a werewolf named Kitty Vaughn keeps the twists and turns coming in this fast-paced, delightful paranormal mystery. – Publishers Weekly

Enough excitement, astonishment, pathos, and victory to satisfy any reader. – Charlaine Harris on Kitty and the Midnight Hour

While recommended for fans of the series, Low Midnight is not great as a stand-alone novel. Readers must be familiar with the series to fully appreciate the book as it builds on the earlier novels. Not the novel to start with in this series; there's enough background to center new readers for the events of the book, though not for the series as a whole.
Cooking, Food & Wine / History / Early Modern / Europe / Culture

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England by Mark Hailwood (Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History Series: Boydell Press)

The pub has played a defining role in English social and cultural life. It has done so over many centuries, and eulogies to its significance as an integral strand in the fabric of English society often accord a sense of timeless­ness to that role. But the place of the pub in English life is not timeless: it has a history.

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England provides a history of the alehouse between the years 1550 and 1700, the period during which it first assumed its long celebrated role as the key site for public recreation in the villages and market towns of England. In the face of considerable animosity from Church and State, the patrons of alehouses, who were drawn from a wide cross section of village society, fought for and won a central place in their communities for an institution that they cherished as a vital facilitator of what they termed 'good fellowship'. For them, sharing a drink in the alehouse was fundamental to the formation of social bonds, to the expression of their identity, and to the definition of communities, allegiances and friendships.

Bringing together social and cultural history approaches, Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England draws on a wide range of source material – from legal records and diary evidence to printed drinking songs – to investigate battles over alehouse licensing and the regulation of drinking; the political views and allegiances that ordinary men and women expressed from the alebench; the meanings and values that drinking rituals and practices held for contemporaries; and the social networks and collective identities expressed through the choice of drinking companions.

Author, Mark Hailwood, Lecturer in Early Modern British History at St. Hilda’s College, University of Oxford in Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England compares the inn, the tavern, and the alehouse, the most humble of drinking establishments. Alehouses retailed low-cost ale on a small scale, usually from the rooms of a private dwelling rather than purpose-built premises. Although ale formed an essential part of everyday diets for men, women and children, it was generally produced and consumed domestically. Any surplus might be sold to neighbors or passers-by – a branch or bush placed outside alerted potential customers – but such retailing was generally temporary, and `out of doors', rather than involving on-site recreational drinking in the manner seen at taverns. In the two centuries between the Black Death and the Reformation this situation began to change as brewing became increasingly commercialized. Crucial was the introduction of hops to the brewing process, which technically distinguished beer (hopped) from ale (unhopped), though the terms were often used interchangeably throughout the early modern period. Hops acted as a preservative, so whereas ale spoiled quickly and was thus produced in small batches, beer kept for longer, could be brewed in larger quantities, and transported over longer distances. This led to larger-scale commercial brewing operations, less domestic production, and an increased role for commercial retailing. Some of those who had sold ale occasionally began to do so on a more permanent basis as a business venture, though still generally retailing out of homes rather than purpose-built premises. Soon the more permanent `alehouse' began to get a foothold in English society.

From this foothold in the late medieval period, the century or so between the Reformation and the Civil Wars saw the alehouse come to occupy a central place in early modern English society. As can be seen in Chapter 1 of Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England, this proliferation did not go unremarked by contemporaries, and both the central government and many local communities were both aware of, and often unsettled by, the growing prominence of the alehouse in the English landscape.

It is with the emergent recreational function of the alehouse that the book is concerned. Practices of sociability are central to understanding the character and development of all societies. Deci­sions regarding with whom to voluntarily associate beyond the contexts of work and the home are central to the development of social bonds, social networks, collective identities and forms of community. Such communities can be structured by institutions – a medieval manor, an early modern parish, a modern school, a tribe – that necessitate practices of association that are relatively or even exclusively involuntary, but many more are forged through unconstrained sociability: through the active choice to spend time in the company of others. In an age before social media, or in societies and cultures with low levels of literacy that preclude engagement in networks of letter writers, physical co-presence and the availability of suitable sites in which to gather were essential to such forms of voluntary association.

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England is not just a history of an institution during a key period of its development. It is also a history of an important social practice. And it connects these histories to wider historical processes. Indeed, drinking houses have recently been described by one of their leading historians as `microcosms of early modem society' whose study can shed light on a number of the period's central developments and characteristics, and the same can be said for the practices of sociability that they hosted. The process of state formation, the development of a `public sphere', the nature of popular politics, the operation of gender norms, the formation of social identities, the growing polarization between social classes, and the changing basis of notions of community: all of these are implicated. Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England makes contributions to a number of strands of existing historical literature, but its agenda is perhaps best illuminated by considering it as an attempt to bring together the two main traditions of writing about the history of drinking in early modern England. The earlier of these – what we might term `the social history of the alehouse' tradition – constitutes a body of work published in the first half of the 1980s. The authors of these works – influenced by a growing interest in the social history of early modern England that was turning its attention to administrative and legal archives – identified a significant body of material that reflected attempts by the early modern English authorities to regulate and police the dramatically growing number of alehouses. They used these records to examine the role of the alehouse in society, focusing on its functions, services and clientele, and devoting special attention to what the regulatory campaign against the alehouse could reveal about social relations and even class conflict: their conclusions are examined in Chapters 1 and 2. After this first burst of serious academic interest in the alehouse in the early 1980s, very little work on the institution followed in the 1990s until a broader `cultural turn' in the study of history raised a new set of questions which reignited interest in early modern drinking. The focus of a new `cultural history of drinking' approach that has emerged in the past decade has been less on drinking places and more on drinking practices, and the concern has been to recover the meanings and values that were associated with sociable and recreational drinking, and what this can tell us about early modern identities and cultural norms.

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England combines elements of both traditions to produce a history of the alehouse, and of the sociability that took place within it, that is genuinely social and cultural. It shares `the social history of the alehouse' tradition's concern with the regulatory campaign that was fought against the alehouse, and argues that it is important for cultural historians interested in the meanings of drinking practices not to lose sight of the fact that for many in early modern English society the right to participate in recreational drinking was highly contested. This account shows that the popularity of the alehouse owed more to the attractions of sociability than to the physiological effects of alcohol. It was the fact that the alehouse facilitated a meaningful and important form of social interaction that rallied many contemporaries to defend it from regulatory attacks. Indeed, it is argued in Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England that the social history of the alehouse tradition underestimated the force of this opposition to regulatory campaigns. This account accords rather more historical agency to alehouses and their patrons, and argues not only that they fought hard against their opponents, but that through doing so they ultimately won a place for the alehouse and for recreational drinking at the centre of English social and cultural life, a victory that represents a considerable historical achievement.

This development can only be understood by also drawing on elements of the recent `cultural history of drinking' approach. Through an examination of the meanings contemporaries attached to recreational and sociable drinking in alehouses, and of the role of such `good fellowship' in the formation and maintenance of social identities and bonds, we can come to appreciate how and why the alehouse was able to take on such significance and centrality in early modem England. Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England therefore combines analysis of the records of alehouse regulation with an examination of the literary and depositional sources that have come to form the raw materials of recent cultural histories of drinking. The argument advanced in the book nonetheless makes some important departures from this emerging body of work, especially in turning away from the recent emphasis on relatively elite social groups, on the literate and educated, on men, and on those living in major urban centers. Its primary focus is, rather, on the recovery of the importance of alehouse sociability to the 80% to 90% of the population – male and female – who lived outside of early modern England's handful of large cities, and who fell comfortably within the ranks of the `non-elite'.

The geographical focus is a broad one: England. London – whose size relative to any other settlement in this period gave it, and its landscape of drinking establishments, a unique character – is excluded. The principal focus is on the settlements in which the vast majority of the population lived the majority of their lives, ranging from `country towns' – at the top end, county centers with populations of up to 5,000 or so; at the lower end, market towns which could have as few as 600 inhabitants – to rural villages and hamlets.

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England is divided into two sections, each of two chapters. The first section, `The Alehouse in the Community', assesses the services and functions that alehouses provided to their host communities, and how `battles' over their appropriate role reflect social and power relations both in those communities and in society as a whole. Chapter 1 examines the legislative and regulatory framework that was developed in this period to police the role played by the alehouse, and argues that while alehouses were widely accepted as essential institutions, they were officially prohibited from facilitating recreational drinking. Chapter 2 explores the extent to which this framework was enforced, and resisted, on the ground, and argues that in practice the relationship between the authorities and the alehouse was rather more ambivalent than allowed for in existing historiographical accounts.

The second section, `The Community in the Alehouse', focuses on the nature and character of that recreational drinking. Chapter 3 examines a particular type of literary source that was intimately connected to alehouse culture, the broadside ballad, to reconstruct the key meanings and values that contemporaries associated with what they called `good fellowship'. Chapter 4 draws on depositional and diary material to produce an account of the quotidian practice of alehouse recreation, and uses an analysis of the patterns of who drank with whom to argue that `good fellowship' was an activity that served to both express and reinforce meaningful social bonds between those who participated in it together, and that it was from this fact that the alehouse drew its importance in the lives of early modern English men and women. The conclusion considers the significance of these findings for the way we understand a number of the central processes and features often associated with the history of early modern England, and reflects on how the history of alehouses and good fellowship developed into the eighteenth century.

Ultimately Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England demonstrates the significance of the history of drinking to the history of early modern England. Focusing on an institution and a social practice at the heart of everyday life, the book allows readers to see some of the ways in which ordinary men and women responded to historical processes such as religious change and state formation, and just as importantly reveals how they shaped their own communities and collective identities.

Humanities / Social Sciences / Culture / Ethnic Studies / Mexican American Studies

Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas by Roberto Cintli Rodríguez (The University of Arizona Press)

“If you want to know who you are and where you come from, follow the maíz.” That was the advice given to author Roberto Cintli Rodriguez when he was investigating the origins and migrations of Mexican peoples in the Four Corners region of the United States.

Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the Department of Mexican American Studies at the University of Arizona. In 2013, he received the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award from the American Educational Research Association for his work supporting the Mexican American Studies Program in the Tucson Unified School District.

Follow the maiz Rodriguez did, and the result is his book Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother. In it Mexican Americans are not so much peoples created as a result of war or invasion; they are people of the corn, connected through a seven-thousand-year old maíz culture to other Indigenous inhabitants of the continent. Using corn as the framework for discussing broader issues of knowledge production and history of belonging, the author looks at how corn was included in codices and Mayan texts, how it was discussed by elders, and how it is represented in theater and stories as a way of illustrating that Mexicans and Mexican Americans share a common culture.
Rodriguez in Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother brings together scholarly and traditional (elder) knowledge about the long history of maíz/corn cultivation and culture, its roots in Mesoamerica, and its living relationship to Indigenous peoples throughout the continent, including Mexicans and Central Americans now living in the United States. He argues that, given the restrictive immigration policies and popular resentment toward migrants, a continued connection to maíz culture challenges the social exclusion and discrimination that frames migrants as outsiders and gives them a sense of belonging not encapsulated in the idea of citizenship. The ‘hidden transcripts’ of corn in everyday culture – art, song, stories, dance, and cuisine (maíz-based foods like the tortilla) – have nurtured, even across centuries of colonialism, the living maíz culture of ancient knowledge.

Rodriguez provides a highly unique and multifaceted account of the ways in which de-Indigenized communities have managed to preserve and pass on knowledge of their traditions across centuries. – Roberto D. Hernández, San Diego State University

Sacred maíz narratives offer the opportunity to recover history and, in the process, to recover one’s Indigeneity. – Lara Medina, author of Las Hermanas: Chicana/Latina Religious-Political Activism in the U.S. Catholic Church

It's an awesome treatise on the importance of corn in the Americas, combining history with ethnography, cultural studies and a bunch of desmadre. – Gustavo Arellano

A unique book, Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother challenges the way we see Mexican Americans.

Literary Criticism / African American Studies / Lesbian/Gay Studies

In the Life and in the Spirit: Homoerotic Spirituality in African American Literature by Marlon Rachquel Moore (SUNY Press)

Taking up the perceived tensions between the LGBTQ community and religious African Americans, Marlon Rachquel Moore in In the Life and in the Spirit examines how strategies of antihomophobic resistance dovetail into broader literary and cultural concerns.

In the Life and in the Spirit shows how creative writers integrate expressions of faith or the supernatural with sensuality, desire, and pleasure in a way that highlights a ‘spectrum of black sexualities and gender expressions.’ Through these fusions, African American writers enact queer spiritualities that situate the well-known work of James Baldwin into a broader community of artists, including Bruce Nugent, Ann Allen Shockley, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes, Jewelle Gomez, Becky Birtha, and Octavia Butler. In these texts from 1963 to 1999, Moore identifies a pervasive, affirming stance toward LGBTQ people and culture in African American literary production. Moore is Assistant Professor of English at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

Contemporary religious and political discourses still, by and large, assume a mutually exclusive binary in which ‘people of faith’ are set apart from gay/lesbian communities. This paradigm assumes an antagonism that situates queer or non-normative sexual identities in the inferior ideological position. The discourses are diverse and deeply embedded across U.S. cultural institutions. Churches of various denominations, for example, conduct exorcisms to rid believers of the ‘homosexual demon’ and some offer ‘reparative therapies’ intended to alleviate desire or, at minimum, curb undesirable behaviors.

According to Moore in In the Life and in the Spirit, in law and politics, activists and lawmakers of various religious and political ilks invoke the religious underpinnings of their policy decisions as they assert that allowing same-sex marriage devalues and sullies the sanctity of heterosexual marriage. One does not have to rely on religious declarations to locate a common (though disputed) discourse on the deplorable nature of homosexuality. Homosexuality-as-destructive rhetoric figures prominently in the U.S. military's seventeen-year ban on homosexual acts, commonly called the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy (DADT). Cultural critic Judith Butler has shown that DADT makes clear the mere utterance of the words "I am a homosexual" is a powerful speech act, a self-definition deemed so offensive and contagious that it constitutes homosexual conduct and a sexual propensity, which endangers the very stability of military culture. Like anti-gay churches, the federal law institutionalizes and normalizes homophobia and les/bi/gay/queer self-loathing.

All of this says that for a person whose sexual activity is not strictly heterosexual, or whose desires, sexual identity, and/or family structure is not heteronormative, the negative effect of being considered evil or unnatural can be profound and totalizing. Some people internalize this negative image and seek ways to escape the despised identity or stigmatized aspects of their life; others struggle against such polarizations and work to facilitate new paradigms and forge new freedoms. One way in which writers engage in this freedom struggle is through imaginative literature. In In the Life and in the Spirit Moore targets responsive efforts in literature to cast off the culturally entrenched negative classifications described earlier and to refigure the relationships among faith, religion, spirituality, and queer sexuality. With this motif, In the Life and in the Spirit converses with other relatively recent critical engagements with illustrations of the spiritual in fiction by black writers.

Moore says she began this project with three goals: (1) to draw attention to the frequency with which black LGBT or queer-identified writers, artists, activists, and ministers critique and engage the particularly anti-homosexual rhetoric in mainstream Christian discourses; (2) to identify the ways they reclaim their access to sacredness and resist the common thematics of self-loathing; (3) and to highlight those works that most explicitly and extensively tie homoerotic energies to spiritual modalities as a site of empowerment. She ultimately illuminates various ways black artists resist the notion that the queer and the sacred are at spiritual odds. As she began to locate African American cultural production that synthesizes salvation and homosexuality, she realized that the net she had cast was too wide. Articulations and manifestations of queer spirituality are visible across the spectrum of cultural production: musicians, poets, filmmakers, and other performance/visual artists provide fertile soil for the growth of this research. Also, pastors, such as Tonyia Rawls and Michael Beckwith, and theologians, such as Irene Monroe, give speeches and sermons, and lead ceremonies that are important avenues into black consciousness, identity, and queer sexuality. By the time the manuscript was submitted as a polished dissertation, the scope was whittled down to a more manageable examination of fiction – with some backward glances to previous periods – published in the twentieth century (1963-1999).

Moore also says that queer spirituality in African American literature is not narrowly focused on the Judeo-Christian tradition – a state of affairs that directly reflects the diversity of African American people. While she does present an array of beliefs through her selection of texts, In the Life and in the Spirit is not exhaustive or representative of the fullness of said diversity. She scratches the surface just enough to deepen our understanding of African American subjectivity as expressed through imaginative fiction. The broader claims and purposes of this study are that African American LGBTQ literature contributes vigorously to the more general cultural debate regarding the ‘place’ of sexuality in religious discourse and, unsurprisingly, continues to build on the appropriative and intertextual (signifying) tradition of the canon. Although there are moments of crises in the narratives selected, she says she intentionally avoided storylines that meditate on the burden of the closet, or whose overarching project is to narrate the coming out story and/or the physical homophobic violence that often results from the revelation.

In the Life and in the Spirit fills a critical gap and extends our view into the intellectual and artistic legacy of African American literature that overtly engages spirituality, secular ethics, and/ or theology.

Literature & Criticism / Biographies & Memoirs

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa: A Biography through Images by Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, with a foreword by David Gilmour (Alma Books)

In perhaps no other novel of the twentieth century has the sense of time and place had such a central role and profound significance as in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa's masterpiece, The Leopard, a work which captures Sicilian traditional society in a period of transition when faced with modernity and political upheaval. With a wealth of photographs from Lampedusa's private albums and documents from his family archive, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa explores the people and places that were dear to the great Sicilian master and are essential for a fuller understanding of his work.

The author, Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, is a professor of music history at the University of Palermo. He is the author of Palaces of Sicily as well as several books on opera and major composers. The adopted son of Lampedusa, Tomasi is the Italian editor of Lampedusa's works and executor of his estate.

This new illustrated biography, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, includes a wealth of unpublished pictures from Lampedusa's private albums and documents from his family archive, as well as a foreword by Lampedusa biographer David Gilmour. From towards the end of 1942 up to May 1943 the historic centre of Palermo was subjected to a series of bombing raids by successive waves of Flying Fortresses in massed formation. The damage, which was serious but not irreparable, was at first tackled by the relevant authorities for historic preservation and conservation. The first wave of restoration, which was generally carried out by competent experts, trailed off towards the middle of the 1970s.

According to Tomasi in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, from the beginning of the fifties Lampedusa lived in Via Butera, not far from Via Alloro and the Palazzo Abatellis. This was then one of the most ghostly districts in the devastated historic centre. Lampedusa would only see a glimmer of the new post-war city, even if he did realize that Palermo would be different from the drowsy city of the first fifty years of the century, from the golden sunset of the Florio family to the wartime ravages of 1943.

In 1954 Lampedusa also had a chance to be directly in contact with the new generation. This relationship between a Sicilian who had been acquainted with Europe, both through books and in his travels, and a young audience was a testimony to an age of transition. The thousands of pages he wrote furiously between 1954 and 1957, his two series of lectures on literature, his novel and tales in fact turn out to be driven by a civic passion to bear witness, and contain a didactic message, more or less implied, for the coming generations – as if he was convinced that his Welt von Gestern, his world of yesterday, deserved to be handed down and become an object of reflection for young people.

By 1963 The Leopard had already become part of the political debate in Italy. From its publication, the novel – with its remarks on the shifting loyalties and inertia of the South which are still part of the idiom today, and with all the stylistic exuberance and passion allowed in fiction – had revealed the necessity of addressing Italy's ‘southern question’ and reinterpreting its sociology from a point of view opposed to the official one of the Risorgimento. And on the strength of this novel the new generation tried to get rid of their fathers and their legacy. So due to a strange twist of fate, an old and isolated aristocrat – isolated even in his own city – found himself at the center of a debate on the unification of his country and on the lessons that might be learned a century later. Apart from its importance as a novel, The Leopard from its first appearance became the new text to read when trying to understand the southern question.

The book's journey to success was accompanied, from the beginning of 1959, by some angry reactions: from those based on moral grounds by the ageing professor of Philosophy in Palermo, Santino Caramella, who saw in the novel an amorality worthy of the Marquis de Sade, to those based on historical and ideological grounds by the Sicilian writer Leonardo Sciascia, who resented the lack of any consideration for popular movements such as the Fasci Siciliani (Sicilian Workers Leagues) which run right through the process of unification of the new state, summarily sketched by Lampedusa as the rise to power of unprincipled mafia entrepreneurship. The novel raised some important questions – which are still unresolved – for all the Italians involved, and has been a bitter pill to swallow for many of them.

According to Tomasi in Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, the process of political legitimization of The Leopard in a world divided into two blocs soon broke down. The ideological debate became subdued, and the historical controversy raised by Sciascia was also put to rest. The politicians, who are the most pragmatic of people, sensed immediately that any confrontation with popular opinion would be unwise, and from then on they tended to make the work their own and assimilate it with a view to creating a unified version of the truth in which any deviation could be accommodated.

In, the eyes of society at large nothing seems more dangerous than argument, and so Lampedusa's argumentative message had to be sacrificed. The Leopard as a defeatist book, and the irredeemable nature of its South, have become commonplaces as a result. And so Lampedusa's words of advice to his pupils, his heartfelt urging of the new generation to throw off provinciality and insularity, his approval of great purges – such as had led him to assert that Louis XVI's head was the best-cut-off head in Europe – have been erased from the current image of this aristocratic writer. His opinions, which were meant to contribute to the civil progress of future generations, gaining its strength as the direct testimony of a southern intellectual, were distorted through the filter of recent history and seen as a short-lived anomaly: his critical sharpness was softened by commentators, and his recipe of humor as the antidote to ignorance was seen as applying to others and not to us.

Such was the fate – to be a most fortunate artist and an unfortunate teacher – for this educator who aimed too high, and who had to succumb to the needs of the established order. The book, admired and read right up to this day more than any other of the second half of the twentieth century – set in the microcosm of Sicily, the unredeemed and irredeemable community of Lampedusa – has had no practical effect on the decline of the governing class on the island and by extension in Italy.

It is with the memories of vanished places and beauties, and with an account of the initial reception of The Leopard, that Tomasi says he began the "Biography through Images" of Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. His formative years had merged him to such an extent with the city of Palermo, as it appeared in all its historical and social impressiveness at the beginning of the last century, that the subtle meaning of the message he handed down to us could be just restricted to a long funeral ode on a fragment of European civilization which was about to disappear – from whose demise inevitably proceeded the ‘end of everything’, that is the end of the affections, of the will to live: death from the extinction of desire. But at the same time there survived in him an overwhelming need to communicate and to educate, through guidance and dissuasion.

Apathetic desperation does not make one fond of memories – and Lampedusa did not like preserving images from times that were happy or at least better. The destruction of memories is in fact another prerogative of Palermo nowadays. Maps, archives, photographs were and are still thrown out with the rubbish like the carcass of the poor dog Bendice in The Leopard. And so Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa will be seen to lack clear official images of the vanished Palazzo Lampedusa – this place loved by Lampedusa with such passion. It was only in the year 2000 that some modest photographic evidence of the courtyard and the inner rooms came to light. Tomasi says it is not been possible to discover much of the ‘other houses’ the author lived in: those of his mother, which he adored – above all the Palazzo Filangeri di Cute in Santa Margherita Belice and the Venaria hunting lodge (both destroyed in 1968 by the Belice earthquake) – or that of his father, which he loathed: the Palazzo di Torretta (demolished after the Second World War to make room for the local school). Of the places of his childhood Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa can only show the Villa Cute di Bagheria, recently the subject of a structural renovation which has in the nick of time saved it from collapsing.

Out of old drawers which had been almost forgotten have come faded shots of his babyhood, his mother Beatrice Mastrogiovanni Tasca di Cute, beautiful and much loved, the child with his hopes for a better future, the maternal aunts, and then the War, with father and son in uniform, and after the War records of travel, albums of snapshots which helped him to recall places which he had visited, some ten photographs of happy times with his mother – almost all that survive from the inter-war years. And then post-war photos taken at Capo d'Orlando by his cousin Casimiro Piccolo and those Tomasi took of excursions to Palma, Siculiana and Selinunte: a little archive which is interspersed with places and objects which mark the emotional journey of Lampedusa and which are placed in the order of when the meetings occurred. At the beginning there are examples of the kind of family insignia that surrounded him in his boyhood, and at the end photos of his visits to Palma, the land of the Saints, which he visited for the first time in 1955.

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa takes readers on a journey from attractive views of fin-de-siecle Palermo on the verge of decline to a desolate ending in an alien urban and social setting – a reflection of the Lampedusa's own life, from an infancy full of promise to a middle age of privation and humiliation. Lampedusa had hoped to reconcile the insularity of his homeland with the cultural acquisitions from the liberal-democratic societies of Europe: what he could not achieve in his life, he did achieve in his writings.

With a wealth of photographs, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa provides a unique insight into the people and places that inspired the author of The Leopard, a realistic sense of a time and a place gone by.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Internal / Clinical / Pathology / Cytology

Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology, 1st edition by Dina R Mody MD (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

The practice of pathology has witnessed a paradigm shift in the past 10 years. Pathologists are being asked to do more with less tissue. No longer is a body cavity being opened to obtain diagnostic tissue. With modern imaging technologies, interventional radiologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, and surgeons now perform fine-needle aspiration cytology and miniscule biopsies for diagnosis and molecular testing.

Featuring an accessible, easy-to-read format, Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology, a volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series, is written with busy cytopathology professionals in mind. ‘Key facts’ at the beginning of each chapter highlight the criteria needed for diagnosis or adequacy evaluation at the time of a procedure, while comprehensive coverage throughout the rest of the chapter is written in a consistent, succinct way to facilitate learning.

Features of Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology include:

  • All aspects of cytology, including gynecologic, non-gynecologic exfoliative, fine-needle aspiration, and imaging.
  • Essential information distilled into a succinct, bulleted format with numerous high-quality images to facilitate learning.
  • Comprehensive discussions of uncommon entities including clinical, radiologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular correlates.
  • Coverage of state-of-the-art immunohistochemistry and molecular markers as applicable to the practice of cytology and anatomic pathology.
  • Information on lab operations, regulatory mandates, quality improvement, and risk reduction.
  • Amirsys eBook AdvantageT, an online eBook featuring expanded content, additional images, and fully searchable text.

The editor/author of Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology is Dina R. Mody, MD, Director of Cytology, Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York. The book has 28 additional contributors.

Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology includes the ‘key facts’, which provide the quick criteria needed for diagnosis or adequacy evaluation at the time of procedure, whereas the rest of the material is written in a succinct, synoptic format, making it an easy read and full of information.

This comprehensive textbook covers all aspects of cytology, from gynecologic to nongynecologic exfoliative and fine-needle aspiration. Hot topics covered include ophthalmic cytopathology, neuropathology squash preparations, molecular testing as applied to cytopathology, immunohistochemistry as applied to cytology and small biopsy diagnosis, and molecular testing as applied to gynecologic cytology.

Sections of Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology include:

Part I Gynecologic Cytopathology

Overview; Benign and Infectious Conditions; Squamous Cell Abnormalities and Mimics; Glandular Cell Abnormalities and Mimics; Extrauterine Carcinomas and Other Malignancies of Female Genital Tract; Molecular Testing in Gynecologic Cytology; Directly Sampled Endometrial Cytology; Anal Cytology

Part II Exfoliative Cytopathology

Respiratory Tract including Lung FNAs; Gastrointestinal Tract; Cerebrospinal Fluid; Pleural, Peritoneal, Pericardial, and Pelvic Fluid and Washings; Urinary Cytology

Part III Fine-Needle Aspiration, Superficial

Overview; Thyroid Gland; Parathyroid Gland; Lymph Nodes; Salivary Gland; Breast

Part IV Fine-Needle Aspiration, Deep Organs and Tissues

Overview; Mediastinum; Liver; Kidney; Adrenal Gland; Pancreas; Bone; Soft Tissue; Ophthalmic and Neuropathology

Part V Management and Ancillary Testing

Cytopreparatory and Quality Management; Ancillary Testing

Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology is written in the easy-to-access format popularized by Amirsys with the busy cytopathology professional in mind, keeping readers abreast of the latest knowledge in the field. The material is written in a consistent, succinct, synoptic format, making it an easy read and full of information.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Internal / Clinical / Pathology / Gastroenterology / Reference

Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlations, 1st edition by Rhonda K. Yantiss MD, Nicole C. Panarelli MD & Laura Webb Lamps MD (Diagnostic Pathology Series: AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Diagnosis and management of gastrointestinal diseases requires close communication and use of a common language between surgical pathologists and clinical colleagues. In fact, the separation between clinical management and pathologic interpretation is often blurred in the modern era, as specialists in each discipline are increasingly required to have a working knowledge of both clinical gastroenterology and pathology. Major technological advances have enabled gastroenterologists to treat a variety of diseases, including neoplasms, with improved surveillance methods and minimally invasive surgery. Some of these, such as confocal endomicroscopy, require clinicians to have a basic understanding of histopathology in order to interpret images they acquire. Conversely, surgical pathologists increasingly rely upon endoscopic images to formulate a differential diagnosis or distinguish between potential diagnostic considerations, as access to other patient information may not be readily available in many cases.

Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlations, a volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series, is designed for gastrointestinal pathologists, practicing gastroenterologists, and trainees in the field, although it provides useful information to general practitioners in internal medicine and surgical pathology. With nearly 200 diagnoses – featuring the most recent information and formatted with bulleted text – this reference provides an overview of endoscopic and microscopic correlates. Thousands of endoscopic, gross, and microscopic images are extensively annotated and serve to highlight clinically and pathologically significant features of disease as well as relevant differential diagnoses.

Features of Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlations include:

  • Heavily illustrated along with hundreds of annotated images.
  • Bulleted and succinct text format distilling essential information for fast and easy comprehension.
  • Amirsys eBook AdvantageT, an online eBook featuring expanded content, additional eBook images, and fully searchable text.

The authors/editors include: Rhonda K. Yantiss, MD, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Chief, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York; Nicole C. Panarelli, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York; and Laura Webb Lamps, MD, Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock. The book has 3 additional contributors.

Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlations is organized in a bulleted fashion with separate sections for key facts and diagnostic pearls. Each chapter provides a concise overview of disease epidemiology, clinical features, endoscopic findings, histologic features, and differential diagnosis. Key molecular and immunohistochemical characteristics that are important for diagnosis or management are also included. The chapters are illustrated with high-quality clinical and endoscopic photographs as well as images of surgical resection specimens and photomicrographs. The images are extensively annotated with key features that direct readers to major findings.

Sections and sub-sections in Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlations include:

SECTION 1 Esophagus

Normal Esophagus; Congenital and Acquired Structural Anomalies; Motility Disorders and Infiltrative Diseases; Vascular Abnormalities and Esophageal Bleeding; Esophagitis; Squamous Polyps and Neoplasms of Esophagus; Glandular Polyps and Neoplasms of Esophagus

SECTION 2 Stomach

Normal Stomach; Congenital and Acquired Structural Anomalies; Motility Disorders; Gastritis; Hypertrophic Gastropathies; Epithelial Polyps and Neoplasms of Stomach

SECTION 3 Small and Large Intestine

Normal Small Bowel and Colon; Congenital and Acquired Structural Anomalies; Motility Disorders and Infiltrative Diseases; Enteropathies of Infancy and Early Childhood; Necrotizing Enterocolitis; Ischemic Enterocolitis; Medication- and Therapy-Related Enterocolitis; Infectious Enteritis and Colitis Bacteria; Viruses; Fungi; Protozoans; Idiopathic Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Immune-Mediated Enterocolitis; Epithelial Polyps and Neoplasms of Small Intestine

SECTION 4 Disorders of Gastrointestinal Tract

Endocrine Tumors of Gastrointestinal Tract; Mesenchymal Polyps and Neoplasms of Tubular Gut; Polyposis Disorders; Adenomatous Polyposis Syndromes; Hamartomatous Polyposis Syndromes; Polyposis Disorders, Unclassified; Lymphoproliferative Disorders


Comprehensive, atlas-like, coupled with a companion eBook, Diagnostic Pathology: GI Endoscopic Correlations will become a standard reference for all practitioners who participate in the care of patients with gastrointestinal diseases. Although excellent texts are available to practitioners in both gastroenterology and surgical pathology, none provides a comprehensive overview of the key endoscopic and histologic features of commonly encountered gastrointestinal diseases. The book bridges the gap between gastroenterologists and pathologists while proving a useful tool to practitioners in both fields.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Internal / Clinical / Pathology / Gynecology

Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological, 1st edition by Marisa R. Nucci MD & Esther Oliva MD (Diagnostic Pathology Series: AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Aimed at practicing pathologists and pathologists-in-training, Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological is an easy-to-use, comprehensive reference filled with succinct information and thousands of detailed images on topics concerning common and uncommon entities involving the female genital tract. This volume in the Diagnostic Pathology series offers readers a practical guide to diagnosing challenging gynecological biopsies that they encounter in their daily practice. Hot topics covered include: serous carcinoma of the fallopian tube including STIC, low- and high-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary, high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma, endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia/atypical endometrial hyperplasia, and invasive adenocarcinoma of the cervix, intestinal and gastric types.

Features of Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological include:

  • Up-to-date content and reference lists.
  • New high-quality image examples in most chapters.
  • Bulleted but highly detailed text to facilitate quick, accurate diagnoses.
  • Diagnostically relevant "Key Facts" for each entity.
  • Pathologic diagnostic pearls to highlight important points and potential pitfalls.
  • Superior medical images including gross and microscopic pathology, a wide range of supportive immunohistochemistry, and detailed medical illustrations with numerous examples of morphologic findings.
  • Coverage of uncommonly discussed topics such as inflammatory diseases of the vulva covered by experts in the field of dermatopathology.
  • The latest information on classification of squamous lesions of the distal female genital tract.
  • The differential diagnosis section of each chapter examining the role of immunohistochemistry as well as other ancillary techniques in gynecologic pathology.
  • Selected key references, both classic and new publications, providing more in-depth reading.
  • Amirsys eBook AdvantageT, an online eBook featuring expanded content, additional images, and fully searchable bulleted text format for quick, easy reference.

The author/editors of Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological are Marisa R. Nucci, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Associate Pathologist, Division of Women's and Perinatal Pathology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Consultant Pathologist, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Associate Member, Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Sarcoma Program, Boston; and Esther Oliva, MD, Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston. The book has 10 additional contributors.

Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological contains superior images, including gross and microscopic pathology, depicting both classic and variant morphologic findings as well as diagnostically relevant immunohistochemical findings. Each chapter also contains a ‘key facts’ box, a unique component of all Diagnostic Pathology textbooks, and offers quick reference to important clinical, gross, microscopic, immunohistochemical, &/or molecular features of each topic covered. Additionally, at the end of each chapter, there is a listing of one or more pathologic diagnostic pearls providing practical summary information.

Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological is organized into six sections: Vulva, vagina, uterus, ovary, fallopian tube and broad ligament, and peritoneum. In addition to usually encountered conditions, the book also extensively covers uncommonly discussed topics such as inflammatory diseases of the vulva by experts in the field of dermatopathology. Readers will also find new information on the classification of squamous lesions of the lower female genital tract and uterine mesenchymal neoplasms.

Sections and sub-sections of Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological are:


Inflammatory Disorders; Nonneoplastic Lesions; Cutaneous Neoplasia; Miscellaneous

SECTION 2 Vagina

Inflammatory Conditions; Nonneoplastic Lesions; Neoplasms; Soft Tissue Neoplasia

SECTION 3 Uterus

Cervix; Nonneoplastic Lesions; Neoplasms; Corpus; Nonneoplastic Lesions; Neoplasms


Nonneoplastic Lesions; Neoplasms; Epithelial Tumors; Mesenchymal Tumors; Germ Cell Tumors; Other Primary Epithelial Tumors; Mixed Epithelial Stromal Tumors; Stromal Tumors

SECTION 5 Fallopian Tube and Broad Ligament

Nonneoplastic Lesions; Mixed Germ Cell Stromal Tumors; Miscellaneous Primary Tumors; Neoplasms; Metastatic Tumors

SECTION 6 Peritoneum

Nonneoplastic Lesions; Neoplasms

SECTION 7 References

Diagnostic Pathology: Gynecological offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of nonneoplastic and neoplastic conditions of the female genital tract in an easy-to-use format. This book is organized in a bulleted manner, making the text clear and crisp; it is also highly detailed, with coverage of common and uncommon entities. This superior volume is a concise, user friendly, diagnostic textbook for busy practicing pathologists as well as pathology residents and fellows in training.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Anesthesiology

Atlas of Interventional Pain Management: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 4th edition by Steven D. Waldman MD JD (Elsevier)

Arranged by anatomic region, Atlas of Interventional Pain Management, 4th edition provides pain medicine specialists in practice and in training with the up-to-date and practical guide to over 160 interventional pain management techniques. High-quality photographs, procedural videos, and 19 new chapters combine to offer the detailed guidance clinicians need to implement safe, effective treatments and achieve the best possible outcomes in Pain Medicine.

The sole author is Steven D. Waldman, MD, JD, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Clinical Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City.

With the Atlas of Interventional Pain Management clinicians are able to:

  • Maximize their success rate and reduce complications with CPT codes for each procedure, as well as indications, relevant anatomy, technique, side effects and complications, and clinical pearls.
  • Integrate interventional techniques into their practice with detailed illustrations that highlight the key steps in each procedure.
  • View line drawings paired with CT, MR and/or radiographic images to illustrate relevant points in the text.
  • Stay current on the latest injection techniques with 19 new chapters including: Brachial Plexus Block – Infraclavicular Approach; Transverse Abdominis Plane Block; Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Block; Lumbar Grey Ramus Communicans Block; and Lumbar Grey Ramus Communicans Block – Radiofrequency Lesioning.
  • Expand the breadth of procedures they perform by focusing on the ‘how’ rather than the ‘why’ of various pain-relieving techniques.
  • Increase needle-placement precision and find the exact location to deliver the nerve block with significantly expanded fluoroscopy- and ultrasound-guided content.
  • Visualize proper needle placement with help from an increased number of high-quality photographs.
  • Understand how techniques are performed by watching procedural videos that cover Cervical Translaminar Epidural Block; Cervical Paravertebral Medical Branch Block; Percutaneous Facet Fusion; and Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Block.
  • View online-only chapters accessible via Expert Consult, as well as additional online-only figures, key terms, and abstract sections.
  • Search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices using Expert Consult eBook.

In its first three editions, the Atlas of Interventional Pain Management has enjoyed enormous success, becoming the largest selling pain management text currently in print. The various editions have been translated into more than 15 languages and have been a mainstay of education for a generation of interventional pain management physicians. Waldman has added 18 new chapters and more than 200 new full-color figures, and has greatly expanded information on the use of ultrasound guidance. This fourth edition has the addition of over 100 how-to-do-it sections on ultrasound-guided interventional pain management techniques that are illustrated with full-color photographs showing transducer placement, patient positioning, and clearly marked ultrasound images.

Sections of Atlas of Interventional Pain Management and their chapters include:


  1. Atlanto-occipital Block Technique        
  2. Atlantoaxial Block Technique   
  3. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Transnasal Approach  
  4. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Greater Palatine Foramen Approach   
  5. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Lateral Approach       
  6. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning       
  7. Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block       
  8. Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning  
  9. Gasserian Ganglion Block        
  10. Gasserian Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning   
  11. Gasserian Ganglion Block: Balloon Compression Technique     
  12. Trigeminal Nerve Block: Coronoid Approach   
  13. Selective Maxillary Nerve Block: Coronoid Approach  
  14. Selective Mandibular Nerve Block: Coronoid Approach          
  15. Supraorbital Nerve Block        
  16. Supratrochlear Nerve Block    
  17. Infraorbital Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach  
  18. Infraorbital Nerve Block: Intraoral Approach   
  19. Mental Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach        
  20. Mental Nerve Block: Intraoral Approach         
  21. Inferior Alveolar Nerve Block  
  22. Auriculotemporal Nerve Block
  23. Greater Auricular Nerve Block


  1. Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block: Extraoral Approach    
  2. Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block: Intraoral Approach     
  3. Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning       
  4. Vagus Nerve Block     
  5. Spinal Accessory Nerve Block            
  6. Phrenic Nerve Block   
  7. Facial Nerve Block
  8. Superficial Cervical Plexus Block
  9. Deep Cervical Plexus Block
  10. Superior Laryngeal Nerve Block
  11. Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Block
  12. Stellate Ganglion Block: Anterior Approach
  13. Stellate Ganglion Block: Posterior Approach
  14. Stellate Ganglion Block: Vertebral Body Approach
  15. Stellate Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning
  16. Third Occipital Nerve Block
  17. Third Occipital Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning
  18. Cervical Facet Block: Medial Branch Technique
  19. Cervical Facet Neurolysis: Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Cervical Medial Branch
  20. Cervical Facet Block: Intra-articular Technique            
  21. Cervical Epidural Block: Translaminar Approach          
  22. Cervical Epidural Block: Transforaminal Approach       
  23. Lysis of Cervical Epidural Adhesions: Racz Technique  
  24. Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block


  1. Brachial Plexus Block: Interscalene Approach  
  2. Brachial Plexus Block: Supraclavicular Approach         
  3. Brachial Plexus Block: Infraclavicular Approach           
  4. Brachial Plexus Block: Axillary Approach         
  5. Suprascapular Nerve Block     
  6. Radial Nerve Block at the Humerus     
  7. Medial Cutaneous and Intercostobrachial Nerve Block
  8. Radial Nerve Block at the Elbow         
  9. Median Nerve Block at the Elbow       
  10. Ulnar Nerve Block at the Elbow          
  11. Radial Nerve Block at the Wrist           
  12. Median Nerve Block at the Wrist         
  13. Ulnar Nerve Block at the Wrist            
  14. Metacarpal and Digital Nerve Block
  15. Intravenous Regional Anesthesia          


  1. Thoracic Epidural Nerve Block: Midline Approach
  2. Thoracic Epidural Nerve Block: Paramedian Approach
  3. Thoracic Epidural Nerve Block: Transforaminal Approach        
  4. Thoracic Paravertebral Nerve Block    
  5. Thoracic Facet Block: Medial Branch Technique          
  6. Thoracic Facet Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Medial Branch of the Primary Posterior Rami   
  7. Thoracic Facet Block: Intra-articular Technique            
  8. Thoracic Sympathetic Ganglion Block  
  9. Intercostal Nerve Block           
  10. Intercostal Nerve Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning      
  11. Interpleural Nerve Block: Percutaneous Technique       
  12. Interpleural Nerve Block: Tunneled Catheter Technique            


  1. Splanchnic Nerve Block: Classic Two-Needle Technique         
  2. Splanchnic Nerve Block: Single-Needle Technique       
  3. Celiac Plexus Block: Classic Two-Needle Retrocrural Technique         
  4. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Retrocrural Technique       
  5. Celiac Plexus Block: Two-Needle Transcrural Technique         
  6. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Periaortic Technique          
  7. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Transaortic Technique       
  8. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Lateral Technique  
  9. Celiac Plexus Block: Single-Needle Anterior Technique            
  10. Transversus Abdominis Plane Block
  11. Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Block
  12. Ilioinguinal Nerve Block           
  13. Iliohypogastric Nerve Block     
  14. Genitofemoral Nerve Block


  1. Lumbar Sympathetic Ganglion Block    
  2. Lumbar Sympathetic Ganglion Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning           
  3. Lumbar Paravertebral Nerve Block      
  4. Lumbar Facet Block: Medial Branch Technique           
  5. Lumbar Facet Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning of the Medial Branch of the Primary Posterior Rami     
  6. Lumbar Facet Block: Intra-articular Technique
  7. Lumbar Gray Ramus Communicans Block
  8. Lumbar Gray Ramus Communicans Block: Radiofrequency Lesioning
  9. Lumbar Epidural Nerve Block: Interlaminar Approach
  10. Lumbar Epidural Nerve Block: Transforaminal Approach
  11. Lumbar Selective Spinal Nerve Block
  12. Lumbar Subarachnoid Nerve Block: Midline Approach
  13. Lumbar Subarachnoid Nerve Block: Paramedian Approach     
  14. Lumbar Subarachnoid Nerve Block: Lumbosacral Approach of Taylor
  15. Lumbar Myelography  
  16. Superior Cluneal Nerve Block
  17. Caudal Epidural Nerve Block: Prone Position   
  18. Caudal Epidural Nerve Block: Lateral Position
  19. Lysis of Epidural Adhesions: Racz Technique   
  20. Sacral Nerve Block: Transsacral Approach      
  21. Sacroiliac Lateral Branch Nerve Block 
  22. Sacroiliac Lateral Branch Radiofrequency Lesioning     
  23. Hypogastric Plexus Block: Single-Needle Medial Paraspinous Technique
  24. Hypogastric Plexus Block: Classic Two-Needle Technique
  25. Hypogastric Plexus Block: Single-Needle Transdiskal Technique
  26. Hypogastric Plexus Block: Single-Needle Anterior Technique
  27. Ganglion of Walther (Impar) Block: Prone Technique   
  28. Ganglion of Walther (Impar) Block: Transcoccygeal Technique
  29. Pudendal Nerve Block: Transvaginal Approach            
  30. Pudendal Nerve Block: Transperineal Approach          
  31. Sacroiliac Joint Injection          
  32. Sacroiliac Joint: Radiofrequency Lesioning        


  1. Lumbar Plexus Nerve Block: Winnie 3-in-1 Technique
  2. Lumbar Plexus Nerve Block: Fascia Iliaca Compartment Technique     
  3. Lumbar Plexus Nerve Block: Psoas Compartment Technique   
  4. Femoral Nerve Block  
  5. Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Block          
  6. Obturator Nerve Block            
  7. Sciatic Nerve Block: Anterior Approach          
  8. Sciatic Nerve Block: Posterior Approach         
  9. Sciatic Nerve Block: Lithotomy Approach
  10. Piriformis Block
  11. Sciatic Nerve Block at the Femur: Lateral Approach
  12. Tibial Nerve Block at the Knee: Posterior Approach
  13. Tibial Nerve Block at the Knee: Lateral Approach
  14. Tibial Nerve Block at the Ankle
  15. Saphenous Nerve Block at the Knee    
  16. Saphenous Nerve Block at the Ankle   
  17. Common Peroneal Nerve Block at the Knee: Posterior Approach        
  18. Common Peroneal Nerve Block at the Knee: Lateral Approach           
  19. Deep Peroneal Nerve Block at the Ankle         
  20. Superficial Peroneal Nerve Block at the Ankle
  21. Sural Nerve Block at the Ankle            
  22. Metatarsal and Digital Nerve Block of the Foot            


  1. Cervical Subarachnoid Neurolytic Block
  2. Lumbar Subarachnoid Neurolytic Block
  3. Implantation of Subcutaneously Tunneled One-Piece Epidural Catheters
  4. Implantation of Subcutaneously Tunneled Two-Piece Epidural Catheters
  5. Neuradenolysis of the Pituitary: Needle-Through-Needle Technique     
  6. Cervical Diskography  
  7. Thoracic Diskography  
  8. Lumbar Diskography   
  9. Epiduroscopy  
  10. Intradiskal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
  11. Percutaneous Intradiskal Nucleoplasty 
  12. Biacuplasty      
  13. Percutaneous Diskectomy: Automated Technique         
  14. Percutaneous Diskectomy: Laser-Assisted Technique   
  15. Percutaneous Laser-Assisted Annuloplasty
  16. Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  17. Percutaneous Balloon Kyphoplasty
  18. Percutaneous Sacroplasty
  19. Cervical Spinal Cord Stimulation: Stage I Trial Stimulation        
  20. Lumbar Spinal Cord Stimulation: Stage I Trial Stimulation         
  21. Spinal Cord Stimulation: Stage II Pulse Generator Implantation
  22. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Occipital Nerves
  23. Implantation of Totally Implantable Reservoirs and Injection Ports        
  24. Implantation of Totally Implantable Infusion Pumps       
  25. Percutaneous Posterior Facet Joint Spinal Fusion         

To produce a book which simply gathers together almost 100% of the interventions we offer and delivers straightforward, no nonsense know-how is, in a word, genius. For those who feel it is time to debunk this whole subject and get something effectively done about their patient's pain, get this book and study it. This Atlas is a pain specialist's essential. – British Journal of Anaesthesia, review of the previous edition

Atlas of Interventional Pain Management, 4th edition offers the detailed guidance clinicians need to implement safe, effective treatments and achieve the best possible outcomes in Pain Medicine. The addition of over 100 how-to-do-it sections on ultrasound-guided interventional pain management techniques that are richly illustrated with full-color photographs showing transducer placement, patient positioning, and clearly marked ultrasound images makes this edition better than ever.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Dermatology / Reference

Surgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology: Expert Consult – Print & eBook, 3rd edition edited by June K. Robinson MD, C. William Hanke MD, MPH, FACP, Daniel M. Siegel MD, MS, & Alina Fratila MD, with video editors Ashish C. Bhatia & Thomas E. Rohrer (Elsevier Saunders)

Clinicians master the latest medical and cosmetic procedures with Surgery of the Skin, 3rd edition, the most comprehensive dermatological surgery resource available. Written from the surgeon's perspective, this medical reference book features step-by-step guidance on performing the most updated developments and cutting edge approaches across the entire spectrum of dermatologic surgery. Surgeons improve surgical results and avoid pitfalls with expert, evidence-based guidance. And they stay on the cutting edge with in-depth, step-by-step descriptions of tumescent vertical vector facelifts, blepharoplasty, composite grafts, Botox treatments, soft tissue augmentation, and management of dysplastic nevi and melanoma.

Author/editors of Surgery of the Skin are June K. Robinson MD, Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; C. William Hanke MD MPH FACP, Visiting Professor of Dermatology, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Clinical Professor or Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis; Daniel M Siegel MD MS, Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, College of Medicine, Brooklyn, Senior Surgeon, Long Island Skin Cancer and Dermatologic Surgery, Smithtown, NY; Alina Fratila MD, Medical Director, Jungbrunnen-Klinik, Dr. Fratila GmbH, Bonn, Germany, Associate Professor, Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Romania. The book has 121 contributors.

With Surgery of the Skin clinicians are able to:

  • View videos from an expanded library with more than 130 clips totaling over six hour's footage.
  • Explore new chapters on rejuvenation of the female external genitalia; hidradenitis suppurativa; and photoaging-related mottled pigmentation.
  • Improve treatment outcomes for patients with skin of color and gain a truly global perspective of dermatologic surgery through an expanded contributor group of leading international experts.
  • Master how to perform cutting-edge techniques across the entire spectrum of dermatologic surgery, including botulinum toxins; fillers; cryosurgery; flaps; grafting; scar revisions; lasers; face-lift techniques; blepharoplasty techniques; and Mohs surgery.
  • Manage a full range of complex disorders, such as vitiligo surgery, keloids, and leg ulcers, with a unique section devoted to these special procedures.
  • Visualize complex procedures and concepts with more than 1,000 illustrations, photos, and graphics.
  • Search all of the text, figures, references, and videos from the book on a variety of devices with Expert Consult eBook.

Chapters of Surgery of the Skin and their authors include:

PART 1: Basic Surgical Concepts

  1. Anatomy for Procedural Dermatology – June K Robinson
  2. Aseptic Technique – Christie R Travelute and Todd V Cartee
  3. Anesthesia and Analgesia – Teresa T Soriano, Andrew Breithaupt, and Cameron Chesnut
  4. Instruments and Materials – William Lear
  5. Patient Evaluation, Informed Consent, Preoperative Assessment, and Care – Mara C Weinstein and Allison T Vidimos
  6. Antibiotics – Kavita Mariwalla
  7. Wound Healing – Sonia Lamel, Jie Li, and Robert S Kirsner
  8. Wound Healing and Its Impact on Dressings and Postoperative Care – Yakir Levin, Katherine L Brown, and Tania / Phillips

PART 2: Essential Surgical Skills

  1. Electrosurgery – Diana Bolotin and Murad Alam
  2. Cryosurgery – Paola Pasquali
  3. Skin Biopsy Techniques – Andrew G Affleck and Graham Colver
  4. Incision, Draining, and Exteriorization Techniques – Masato Yasuta
  5. Suturing Technique and Other Closure Materials – Divya Srivastava and R Stan Taylor
  6. Complex Layered Facial Closures – Edgar F Fincher, Hayes B Gladstone, and Ronald L Moy
  7. Hemostasis – Pedro Redondo
  8. Ellipse, Ellipse Variations, and Dog-ear Repairs – Allison Hanlon, Samuel E Book, and David J Leffell
  9. Random Pattern Cutaneous Flaps – Jonathan L Cook, Glenn D Goldman, and Todd E Holmes
  10. Axial Pattern Flaps – Christopher J Miller, Tri Nguyen, and Joseph F Sobanko
  11. Skin Grafting – Alvaro E Acosta, Sumaira Z Aasi, Robert J MacNeal, Michael J Messingham, and Christopher J Arpey
  12. Acne Scar Revision – Greg J Goodman
  13. Revision of Surgical Scars – Justin J Leitenberger, Scott N Isenhath, Neil A Swanson, and Ken K Lee

PART 3: Aesthetic Surgical Procedures

  1. Psychosocial Issues and the Cosmetic Surgery Patient – Dee Anna Glaser
  2. Evaluation and Management of the Aging Face – Lisa M Donofrio
  3. Soft-tissue Augmentation – C William Hanke, Emily P Tierney, Nicholas B Countryman, Berthold Rzany, and Gerhard Sattler
  4. Chemical Peels – Marina Landau and Sahar F Ghannam
  5. Implants – J Michael Carney
  6. Botulinum Toxins – Doris Hexsel and Camile L Hexsel
  7. Liposuction – C William Hanke, Naomi Lawrence, Shari Nemeth Ochoa, Nicholas B Countryman, and Gerhard Sattler
  8. Autologous Fat Transfer: Evolving Concepts and Techniques – Kimberly J Butterwick
  9. Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation – Robert M Bernstein
  10. Laser Hair Removal – William G Stebbins, Sandy S Tsao, George J Hruza, and C William Hanke
  11. Laser Treatment of Tattoos and Pigmented Lesions – Rachel N Pritzker, Vivek Iyengar, Thomas E Rohrer, and Kenneth A Arndt
  12. Photodynamic Therapy – Anne Goldsberry, C William Hanke, Carmen Salavastru, and Daniel Siegel
  13. Laser-based Treatment of the Aging Face for Skin Resurfacing: Ablative and Non-ablative Lasers – Omar A Ibrahimi, Nazanin Saedi, and Suzanne L Kilmer
  14. Laser and Light Treatment of Acquired and Congenital Vascular Lesions – Johnny Chun Yin Chan and Henry Hin Lee Chan
  15. Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins – Eberhard Rabe, Franz K Bred, and Felizitas Pannier
  16. Endovenous Thermal Ablation Techniques with Ambulatory Phlebectomy for Varicose Veins – Sanja Schuller-Petrovic, Felizitas Pannier, and Milos D Pavlovicc
  17. Lamellar High-SMAS Minimum Incision Face Lift – Robert C Langdon
  18. Vertical Vector Face Lift with Local Anesthesia – Rafael A Schulze, Brian Somoano, and Greg S Morganroth
  19. Blepharoplasty and Brow-lift – Alina Fratila and Young Kyoon Kim
  20. Rejuvenation of the Neck using Liposuction and Other Techniques – William G Stebbins, Michael S Kaminer, and C William Hanke
  21. Rejuvenation of the External Female Genitalia – Doris Hexsel, Sebastian Pop, and Antonio Rusciani

PART 4: Special Procedures

  1. Keloid Management – Brian Berman, Sadegh Amini, and Hilary Baldwin
  2. Vitiligo Surgery – Niti Khunger, Koushik Lahiri, and Venkataram Mysore
  3. Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology – Hubert T Greenway, Kurt L Maggio, Robert Lane, Theresa Cat), and Amor Khachemoune
  4. Leg Ulcer Management – Ysabel Bello, Carlos A Charles, Anna F Falabella, and Adolfo C Fernandez-Obregon
  5. Nail Surgery – Eckart Haneke
  6. Repair of the Split Earlobe, Ear Piercing, and Earlobe Reduction – Sirunya Silapunt and Leonard H Goldberg
  7. Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Virginia J Reeder, David Ozog, and Iltefat Hamzavi
  8. Assessment and Treatment of Photoaging-related Mottled Pigmentation – Se Young Na and Kyoung Chan Park

PART 5: Office-Based Surgery: Physical and Regulatory

  1. Design of the Surgical Suite, Including Large Equipment, and Monitoring Devices – Ross M Levy and C William Hanke
  2. Dermatology Office Accreditation – Ross M Levy, Emily Tierney, and C William Hanke

Dermatologic surgery has evolved over the last five years, and each of the chapters in Surgery of the Skin has been edited to reflect this evolution. In addition, new chapters have been added to present fully developed dermatologic surgery treatments for vitiligo, hidradenitis suppurativa and rejuvenation of the female external genitalia. Portions of each chapter are offered online as a part of the Expert Consult website. The edited online content provides additional examples of surgical cases with variations on the material presented in the textbook. Dermatologic surgeons frequently make choices between a variety of treatment options, e.g. medical vs. surgical treatment, chemical peeling vs. laser resurfacing, or flap vs. graft reconstruction. There are some regional and generational differences in physicians' execution of commonly performed techniques as well as differences related to the racial/ethnic differences of patients. Selecting among the variety of treatment options and their execution is part of the art of procedural dermatology covered in Surgery of the Skin.

This is an exceptionally well illustrated, comprehensive review of the whole subject of surgery of the skin. It will be of value not only to practicing dermatologists but to all clinicians interested in both therapeutic and aesthetic surgical procedures. I highly recommend it. – Review of 1st edition, Alan Menter, MD, chief of the Division of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center

The visual guidance in Surgery of the Skin, 3rd edition is cutting edge. This medical reference book features step-by-step guidance on performing the most updated developments and approaches across the entire spectrum of dermatologic surgery. Surgeons can stay on this cutting edge by mastering basic and highly advanced aesthetic and reconstructive techniques and integrating them into their practice with this most comprehensive dermatological surgery resource.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Infectious Diseases

Netter's Infectious Disease, 1st edition edited by Elaine C. Jong MD & Dennis L. Stevens MD PhD (Netter Clinical Science Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Netter's Infectious Disease provides a comprehensive yet concise overview of current global infectious disease concerns. Elaine Jong and Dennis Stevens cover the basics of the field using Netter illustrations and accessible ‘need to know’ information on major conditions and problems – including multi-drug-resistance, Staph infections, Chagas disease, and the flu.

With Netter's Infectious Disease clinicians are able to:

  • Review the basics of infectious disease through comprehensive coverage in a single volume reference.
  • Apply ‘need to know’ information from the uniformly concise text and instructive Netter paintings.
  • View detailed Netter illustrations that provide a quick overview of microbiology, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation.
  • Stay current on modern infectious disease concerns – such as multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis, Staph aureus, Chagas disease, and the flu – with new illustrations in the Netter tradition specifically created to address new topics.
  • Access a companion Netter Reference website featuring the complete searchable text, an Image Bank containing all of the book's illustrations, downloadable for personal use, plus 25 printable patient education brochures.

Author/editors of Netter's Infectious Disease are Elaine C. Jong, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle and Dennis L. Stevens, PhD, MD, Chief, Infectious Diseases Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Boise, Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle. Illustrations are by Frank H. Netter, MD. Contributing illustrators include: Carlos A.G. Machado, MD; John A. Craig, MD; James A. Perkins, MS, MFA; Tiffany S. DaVanzo, MA, CMI; and Anita Impagliazzo, MA, CMI. The book has 87 contributors.

Jong and Stevens say that as longtime colleagues in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, they were challenged by the unique opportunity to create a new textbook of infectious diseases, with the goal of using the medical artwork created by the late Dr. Frank Netter to teach and clarify important concepts in infectious diseases. Mindful of existing textbooks that are considered authoritative as well as standards of excellence in the field, they set out to create a new resource with a strongly clinical orientation. The purpose of Netter's Infectious Disease is to provide healthcare providers, both generalists and specialists, with up-to-date clinical approaches to the broad spectrum of infectious diseases from the perspective of how these various infections may affect patients as individuals, members of communities, and citizens of global society.

Reflecting the rapid accumulation of advances in the medical sciences, the infectious diseases specialty has many branches or subspecialties, and they recruited section editors Patch Dellinger (Surgical Infections), Thomas File (Respiratory Infections), Jo Hoffman (Emerging Infectious Diseases), Jeanne Marrazzo (Sexually Transmitted Infections), and ChrisAnna Mink (Vaccine-Preventable Infections of Children and Adolescents). A superb roster of talented authors contributed their valuable time and expertise to writing concise, readable, and clinically relevant chapters. In each chapter, Dr. Netter's medical illustrations, in some cases revised to reflect new advances, are used to illustrate key points from the text, augmented by radiographic and photographic images, tables, and graphs.

Jong and Stevens say that they were drawn together to work on Netter's Infectious Disease by their mutual admiration for the work of Dr. Netter. His understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathogenesis, and clinical signs of disease are translated by his incredible artistic talent into visual images that are so powerful that they reduce complexities into simple concepts that remain embedded in their memories for decades.

Sections of Netter's Infectious Disease and their authors include:


  1. Introduction to Vaccine-Preventable Diseases in Children and Adolescents – ChrisAnna M. Mink
  2. Diphtheria and Tetanus – Bruce D. Meade and Kristin E. Meade
  3. Bordetella pertussis and Pertussis (Whooping Cough) – Sylvia H. Yeh and ChrisAnna M. Mink
  4. Haemophilus influenzae Type b – Sylvia H. Yeh
  5. Pneumococcal Disease: Infections Caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae – R. Douglas Pratt
  6. Infections Caused by Neisseria meningitidis – Margaret C. Bash and Anjali N. Kunz
  7. Poliomyelitis (Polio) and Polioviruses – ChrisAnna M. Mink
  8. Influenza – Sylvia H. Yeh
  9. Rotavirus Infection – S. Michael Marcy and Susan Partridge
  10. Measles – Alison Margaret Kesson
  11. Mumps – Alison Margaret Kesson
  12. Rubella – Alison Margaret Kesson
  13. Varicella-Zoster Virus Infections – Sylvia H. Yeh
  14. Hepatitis A Infection and Prevention – Dean A. Blumberg
  15. Hepatitis B Infection – Dean A. Blumberg
  16. Human Papillomavirus Infections and Prevention – Dean A. Blumberg


  1. Introduction to Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections – Dennis L. Stevens
  2. Impetigo – Dennis L. Stevens
  3. Erysipelas and Cellulitis – Dennis L. Stevens
  4. Folliculitis, Furuncles, and Carbuncles – Dennis L. Stevens
  5. Life-Threatening Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections – Dennis L. Stevens and Amy E. Bryant
  6. Superficial Dermatophyte Infections of the Skin – Gregory Raugi and Thao U. Nguyen
  7. Herpes Simplex Virus Infection – John D. Kriesel and Christopher M. Hull
  8. Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Skin Infections – Luis G. Tulloch


  1. Introduction to Respiratory Tract Infections – Thomas M. File, Jr.
  2. Community-Acquired Pneumonia, Bacterial – Thomas M. File, Jr.
  3. Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia – Lee E. Morrow and Marin H. Kollef
  4. Atypical Pneumonia – Thomas M. File, Jr.
  5. Aspiration Pneumonia – John G. Bartlett
  6. Viral Respiratory Infections – Michael J. Tan
  7. Sinus Infections – Anthony W. Chow
  8. Acute Otitis Media – Blaise L. Congeni
  9. Pharyngitis – John R. Bower
  10. Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – Sanjay Sethi


  1. Introduction to Systemic Infections – Dennis L. Stevens
  2. Endocarditis – Sky R. Blue, Casi M. Wyatt, and Thomas J. Coffman
  3. MeningitisThomas A. Kurrus and Martin G. Tauber
  4. OsteomyelitisRussell W. Steele
  5. Urinary Tract Infections – Dimitri M. Drekonja and James R. Johnson
  6. Systemic Fungal Infections – Carol A. Kauffman


  1. Surgical Infections: Introduction and Overview – E. Patchen Dellinger
  2. Acute Appendicitis – Heather M. Vasser and Daniel A. Anaya
  3. Acute Ascending Cholangitis and Suppurative, Toxic Cholangitis – Patrick S. Wolf and James O. Park
  4. Acute Diverticulitis – Natasha S. Becker and Daniel A. Anaya
  5. Hydatid Cyst Disease (Echinococcosis) – Austin L. Spitzer, Paul S. Pottinger, and James O. Park
  6. Intraabdominal Abscess – Christopher M. Watson and Robert G. Sawyer
  7. Liver Abscess: Pyogenic and Amebic Hepatic Abscess – Patrick S. Wolf and James O. Park
  8. Necrotizing Soft-Tissue Infections – Daniel A. Anaya and E. Patchen Dellinger
  9. Anorectal Abscess and Fistula in Ano – Arden M. Morris
  10. Peritonitis – Christopher M. Watson and Robert G. Sawyer
  11. Pyomyositis (Pyomyositis Tropicans) – Joseph F. Woodward, James O. Park, and E. Patchen Dellinger
  12. Surgical Site Infections – E. Patchen Dellinger


  1. Introduction to Sexually Transmitted Infections – Jeanne M. Marrazzo
  2. Trichomoniasis – Jill S. Huppert
  3. Herpes Simplex Virus Genital Infection – Nicholas J. Moss and Anna Wald
  4. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome – Shireesha Dhanireddy
  5. Human Papillomavirus – Eileen F. Dunne
  6. Infections Caused by Chlamydia trachomatis, Including Lymphogranuloma Venereum – William M. Geisler
  7. Infection with Neisseria gonorrhoeae – Lori Marie Newman and Kimberly Workowski
  8. Syphilis (Treponema pallidum) – Stephanie E. Cohen, Joseph Engelman, and Jeffrey D. Klausner
  9. Related Syndromes and Less Common Sexually Transmitted Infections – John F. Toney


  1. Introduction to Infections Associated with International Travel and Outdoor Activities – Elaine C. Jong
  2. Malaria – Elaine C. Jong
  3. Yellow Fever – Mark D. Gershman and J. Erin Staples
  4. Travelers' Diarrhea – Martin S. Wolfe
  5. Enteric Fever: Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever – Elaine C. Jong
  6. Viral Hepatitis – Michael James Babineaux and Miriam J. Alter
  7. Rabies – Kis Robertson, Nina Marano, and Katherine J. Johnson
  8. Arboviruses of Medical Importance – Theodore F. Tsai
  9. Leptospirosis – Vernon Ansdell
  10. Lyme Disease – Christopher Sanford
  11. Tick-Borne Encephalitis – Martin Haditsch
  12. Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis – Govinda S. Visvesvara, Jonathan S. Yoder, and Michael J. Beach


  1. Introduction to Parasitic Diseases – Elaine C. Jong
  2. Amebiasis – Martin S. Wolfe
  3. Giardiasis – Martin S. Wolfe
  4. Other Intestinal Protozoa – Martin S. Wolfe
  5. Soil-Transmitted Helminths and Other Intestinal Roundworms – Elaine C. Jong
  6. Intestinal Cestodes (Tapeworms) – Douglas William MacPherson
  7. Cysticercosis – Raul E. Isturiz and Hector H. Garcia
  8. Food-Borne Trematodes: Liver, Lung, and Intestinal Flukes – Elaine C. Jong
  9. Echinococcosis: Cystic and Alveolar Disease – Christina M. Coyle
  10. Trichinellosis – Zvi Shimoni and Paul Froom
  11. Filarial Diseases – Jan Agosti
  12. Schistosomiasis – Elaine C. Jong
  13. Chagas Disease – Fabiana Simao Machado and Herbert B. Tanowitz


  1. Introduction to Emerging Infectious Diseases and Pandemics – Jo Hofmann
  2. Novel InfluenzaJo Hofmann
  3. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) – Eileen Schneider
  4. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis – Christopher Edward Spitters
  5. West Nile Virus Disease – Grant L. Campbell, J. Erin Staples, James J. Sejvar, and Marc Fischer
  6. Anthrax – Benjamin D. Moser, Sean V. Shadomy, and Theresa L. Smith
  7. Tularemia Jo Hofmann

In print and online, Netter's Infectious Disease is a great tool for quick review or for sharing with patients and staff. The volume provides a comprehensive, yet concise, overview of clinical infectious diseases, with up-to-date clinical approaches to the broad spectrum of infectious diseases. Concise, highly readable, and clinically relevant, it provides healthcare providers, both generalists and specialists, with up-to-date clinical approaches to the broad spectrum of infectious diseases from the perspective of how these various infections may affect patients.

Dr. Netter's understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathogenesis, and clinical signs of disease is translated by his incredible artistic talent into visual images that reduce complexities to simple concepts, which provide ongoing education. The book extends the experience with Netter’s art to peers, trainees, and students through the creation of this up-to-date resource for learning about infectious diseases.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Orthopaedics / Neurosurgery / Reference

Textbook of the Cervical Spine: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 1st edition by Francis H. Shen MD, Dino Samartzis DSc & Richard G. Fessler MD, PhD (Elsevier Saunders)

Authored by a multi-disciplinary team that includes orthopedists and neurosurgeons, Textbook of the Cervical Spine is a practical, clinically focused medical reference for treating patients with the full range of cervical spine disorders. From degenerative spine conditions and inflammation, to trauma and infections, it guides spine surgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, neurosurgeons and residents through state-of-the art surgical and fixation techniques, today's emerging technologies, and possible complications.

With Textbook of the Cervical Spine clinicians are able to:

  • Accurately handle complex situations with image-guided techniques for the management of cervical spine pathology, as well as helpful information on patient management and surgical decision making.
  • Stay up to date on hot topics with recent case studies that orient them toward important clinical information in the field.
  • Find the information they need quickly with succinct chapters that focus on highlights, key points, tips, and tricks.
  • Access the full text online at Expert Consult.
  • Watch videos on surgical procedures.

Author/editors of Textbook of the Cervical Spine are Francis H. Shen, MD, Warren G. Stamp Endowed Professor, Division Head, Spine Division, Director, Spine Fellowship, Co-Director, Spine Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville; Dino Samartzis, DSc, Warden, Hornell Hall, Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Spine Research, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Deputy Director, Laboratory and Clinical Research Institute for Pain, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong; and Richard G. Fessler, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. The book has 113 contributors.

Textbook of the Cervical Spine is organized into eight main sections. The first section focuses on the core basics, including anatomy, surgical approaches, and evaluation of the cervical spine. In sections two through four, the chapters are organized to focus on specific pathologic conditions. The fifth through seventh sections strive to cover both classic and newer surgical techniques that can be applied across a wide range of pathologies. The eighth and final section covers complications and their management options. Readers will find that, throughout the textbook; the authors include tips and tricks, while attempting to point out more subtle pearls and pitfalls for each of the specific topic being addressed.

Chapters in Textbook of the Cervical Spine and their authors include:

SECTION 1 Basics

  1. Cervical Spine Anatomy – Shah-Nawaz M. Dodwad, Safdar N. Khan, and Howard S. An
  2. Approaches to the Upper Cervical Spine – Nader S. Dandaleh and Arnold H. Menezes
  3. Anterior Surgical Approach to the Cervical Spine – Melvin D. Helgeson and Todd J. Albert
  4. Posterior Surgical Approach to the Cervical Spine – Brian C. Werner and Isador H. Lieberman
  5. Anterior Approaches and Surgical Considerations for Pathology of the Cervicothoracic Junction – Zachary A. Smith, Albert Wong, and Richard G. Fessler
  6. Developmental and Congenital Disorders of the Cervical Spine – Panagiotis Glavas, Lauren A. Tomlinson, and Denis S. Drummond
  7. Biomechanics of the Cervical Spine – Fernando Techy and Edward C. Benzel
  8. Evaluation of the Cervical Spine – Christopher K. Kepler and D. Greg Anderson
  9. Radiographic and Computed Tomography Evaluation of the Cervical Spine – John P. Malloy, Ashvin Kumar Dewan, and A. Jay Khanna
  10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Cervical Spine – Ashvin Kumar Dewan, John P. Malloy, and A. Jay Khanna
  11. Neurophysiologic Monitoring of the Cervical Spine – Faisal R. Jahangiri

SECTION 2 Degenerative Conditions

  1. Cervical Degenerative Disk Disease – Jason Pui, Yin Cheung, Jaro Karppinen, Jani Takatalo, Hai-Qiang Wang, Francis H. Shen, and Dino Samartzis
  2. Cervical Radiculopathy – Jonathan Tuttle and Norman Chutkan
  3. Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy – Shayan Rahman, Khoi Than, Paul Park, and Frank La Marca
  4. Cervical Deformity and Treatment Algorithms – Justin K. Scheer, Yoon Ha, Vedat Deviren, Sang-Hun Lee, William R. Sears, and Christopher P. Ames
  5. Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament – Katsushi Takeshita

SECTION 3 Trauma

  1. Occipitocervical and Upper Cervical Spine Fractures – Carlo Bellabarba, Richard J. Bransford, and Jens R. Chapman
  2. Subaxial Cervical Spine Injuries – Kelley Banagan and Frank M. Phillips
  3. Spinal Cord Injuries and Syndromes – Dave J. Seecharan and Paul M. Arnold
  4. Traumatic Arterial Injuries: Diagnosis and Management – Chris A. Cornett, Gregory Grabowski, and James D. Kang
  5. Stingers and Transient Paresis – Sanjitpal S. Gill

SECTION 4 Spinal Tumors, Infections, and Inflammatory Conditions

  1. Primary Tumors of the Spinal Cord – Camilo A. Molina, Byung M. (Jason) Yoon, Ziya L. Gokaslan, and Daniel M. Sciubba
  2. Primary Bony Tumors of the Cervical Spine – Jason C. Eck, Ahmad Nassr, and Bradford L. Currier
  3. Metastatic Disease of the Cervical Spine – Justin E. Bird and Rex A.W. Marco
  4. Infections of the Cervical Spine – Casey C. Bachison and Jeffrey S. Fischgrund
  5. Tuberculosis of the Cervical Spine – S. Rajasekaran
  6. Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine – Nader S. Dandaleh, James A. Stadler III, Arnold H. Menezes, and Richard G. Fessler
  7. Ankylosing Spondylitis of the Cervical Spine – Brian C. Werner, Eric Feuchtbaum, Francis H. Shen, and Dino Samartzis
  8. Syringomyelia – Ulrich Batzdorf

SECTION 5 Surgical Techniques

  1. Anterior Cervical Diskectomy and Fusion – Adam S. Wilson, Dino Samartzis, and Francis H. Shen
  2. Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Fusion and Hybrid Techniques – Rahul Basho and Jeffrey C. Wang
  3. Cervical Disk Arthroplasty – Rick C. Sasso and M. David Mitchell
  4. Anterior Cervical Foraminotomy – Sang-Ho Lee and Jun Seok Bae
  5. Laminectomy and Fusion – Gabriel Liu and Hee Kit Wong
  6. Cervical Laminoplasty – Benjamin F. Sandberg, Dino Samartzis, and Francis H. Shen
  7. Posterior Cervical Endoscopic Laminoforaminotomy – Tim E. Adamson
  8. Osteotomies of the Cervical Spine – Justin K. Scheer, Yoon Ha, Vedat Deviren, Sang-Hun Lee, William R. Sears, and Christopher P. Ames

SECTION 6 Fixation Techniques

  1. Occipitocervical Fixation – Giac Consigilieri, Mark P. Garrett, and Volker K.H. Sonntag
  2. C1 Lateral Mass and C2 Pedicle Screw Fixation – Joseph P. Gjolaj and Francis H. Shen
  3. C1-C2 Transarticular Screws – Joshua E. Heller and Vincent Arlet
  4. C2 Translaminar Screw Fixation – Clinton J. Burkett and Christopher I. Shaffrey
  5. Cervical Pedicle Screws – Oliver M. Stokes, Bronek M. Boszczyk, and Kuniyoshi Abumi
  6. Lateral Mass Screws – Dachuan Wang and Wunder Shen
  7. Interspinous Wiring – Raghav Badrinath and Jonathan N. Grauer

SECTION 7 Emerging Technologies

  1. Minimally Invasive Techniques in the Cervical Spine – Albert P. Wong, Zachary A. Smith, and Richard G. Fessler
  2. Image-Guided Navigation for Cervical Spine Surgery – Iain H. Kalfas
  3. Biologics for Intervertebral Disk Regeneration and Repair – Adam L. Shimer and Xudong Joshua Li
  4. Biologics for Spinal Fusions – Daniel K. Park, Mihir J. Desai, and S. Tim Yoon
  5. Intervertebral Disk Transplantation – Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Dino Samartzis, Dike Ruan, and Keith DK Luk

SECTION 8 Complications

  1. Vascular Injuries – Gregory Grabowski, Chris A. Cornett, and James D. Kang
  2. Spinal Cord and Nerve Injuries in the Cervical Spine – Melvin D. Helgeson and Alexander R. Vaccaro
  3. Tracheoesophageal Injuries – Abimbola A. Obafemi, Moshe M. Yanko, and Steven C. Ludwig
  4. Dural Tear – Jeffrey T.P. Luna and Tony Y. Tannoury
  5. Wound Complications – Geoffrey E. Stoker, Jacob M. Buchowski, and Albert S. Woo
  6. Adjacent Segment Disease – Conor Regan and Moe R. Lim
  7. Nonunions and Implant Failure of the Cervical Spine – Rick C. Sasso and M. David Mitchell

… Each chapter includes a preview that provides a synop­sis and the important points of the chapter. It is very well organized, and we can clearly understand all the aspects of cervical spine surgery in a short time. I assure you this textbook is beneficial for both specialists and residents. For specialists, it is a good tool for evaluating the current situation of the cervical spine field and for learning cutting-edge surgery techniques. For residents, it provides a solid foundation in cervical spine surgery and useful learning direction. – Shin-ichi Kikuchi, MD, PhD, President of Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan

Drs. Shen, Samartzis, and Fessler have produced an outstanding textbook that is relevant for cervical spine surgeons all over the world.… it is an outstanding reference source for all spine surgeons, including those in training. The authors of this book are some of the most well-recognized cervical spine surgeons in the world and thought leaders in the field. That they are also from many different countries expands the scope and comprehensive nature of the book. The topics covered include everything from rare pathologies such as tuberculosis of the cervical spine, a rarity in North America, to more common topics such as cervical myelopathy. I believe that this work is destined to become an important reference work in the field. – K. Daniel Riew, MD, Professor, Chief, Cervical Spine Surgery, Director, Orthopedic and Rehab Institute for Cervical Spine Surgery, Washington University

The current textbook, edited by Drs. Shen, Samartzis, and Fessler, will certainly help the reader in finding answers to many issues. Special chapters cover the more general aspects, such as applied spine anatomy, neuro­imaging, and neuromonitoring. Still, the main focus and strength of the textbook is the in-depth presentation of the spinal diseases – degenerative, traumatic, neoplastic, and infectious/inflammatory – and the related management options and surgical techniques. This textbook is a valuable addition to spine literature, and I would definitely recommend it. – Madjid Samii, MD, PhD, Founder and President, International Neuroscience Institute Hannover, Germany

Practical and clinically focused, Textbook of the Cervical Spine is composed of chapters written by leading professionals in each field of cervical spine surgery, an internationally renowned, multidisciplinary group of specialists. Textbook of the Cervical Spine includes the experience and expertise of both neurosurgical and orthopaedic spine specialists, not only from North America, but also from South America, Europe, and Asia. As a result, this textbook is well suited to serve as a reference for both orthopaedic and neurosurgical residents and fellows in training, and also for the practicing spine surgeons who are continually working to expand their knowledge. It also serves as a ready reference for non-operative health care providers who are interested in better understanding conditions of the cervical spine.

Professional & Technical / Medicine & Health Sciences / Clinical / Internal / Pathology / Reference

Intraoperative Consultation, 1st edition by Alberto M Marchevsky MD, Fadi W. Abdul-Karim MD, & Bonnie Balzer, MD, with Series Editor, John R. Goldblum MD (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Several years ago, Dr. Alberto Marchevsky and Dr. Fadi Abdul-Karim approached me about contributing a new edition to the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology series on intraoperative consultations, also known as frozen sections. Despite all of the other topics that had been covered in previous editions, to some degree this was a topic that had been ignored and, after much thought, it was very clear that an edition focused on this topic was warranted. I am so pleased that they pursued this idea with full conviction and, in conjunction with Dr. Bonnie Balzer, this trio has edited an outstanding tome on this very difficult area of surgical pathology. – John R. Goldblum, MD, FACP, FASCP, FACG, Series Editor

This new volume in the Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series is a practical and easy-to-use medical reference book for approaching intraoperative consultations. Intended for practicing pathologists and their surgical colleagues, Intraoperative Consultation describes the most efficient way to handle specimens, how to focus on the differential diagnosis, and the best methods for reporting findings.

Authors/editors are Alberto M. Marchevsky, MD, Director of Pulmonary and Mediastinal Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Clinical Professor, Pathology, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles; Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, MD, MEd, Professor of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pathology, Robert J. Tomsich Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Institute Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland; and Bonnie Balzer, MD, PhD, Director of Surgical Pathology, Director of Dermatopathology, Director of Musculoskeletal Pathology Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles. The Series Editor is John R. Goldblum, MD, FACP, FASCP, FACG. There are 49 contributors.

With Intraoperative Consultation, clinicians are able to:

  • Take an integrated approach to intraoperative consultation with chapters that have been coauthored by both pathologists and surgeons.
  • Grasp today's most up-to-date information for the pathologist and surgical team with a templated format that includes techniques of specimen collection, differential diagnosis, additional ancillary studies, terminology, and proper reporting.
  • Perform frozen sections with help from high-quality color illustrations, photomicrographs, and gross photography.
  • Search all the text, figures and references on a variety of devices with Expert Consult eBook version.

According to the authors/editors, it is difficult to define an area of anatomic pathology that does not utilize intraoperative consultation, at least occasionally, in its practice. However, for all of its broad applicability in anatomic pathology, the techniques employed in the practice of intraoperative consultation remain largely unchanged. In contrast to subspecialty pathology, which continually evolves in response to emerging molecular techniques and targeted therapies, the cryostat – introduced in 1959 – remains the most important advance in frozen section pathology, and gross and microscopic examination of organs and tissue are the mainstay of intraoperative consultations.

Intraoperative frozen section has emerged as an important tool in surgical management, but is subject to limitations and increased diagnostic error rates compared with diagnosis based upon formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue (FFPE), and is not intended as a substitute for FFPE. Precisely because of its potential for rapid diagnostic interpretation, frozen section diagnosis invites indiscriminate use, however well-intentioned it might be. Intraoperative Consultation highlights situations that call for appropriate use of intraoperative consultation. Each chapter is devoted to a surgical subspecialty and is coauthored by subspecialty pathologists and surgeons. Careful attention is paid to address the most common and challenging problems arising during frozen section and to offer management strategies for handling such circumstances, while still providing an acceptable intraoperative consultation. These situations range from technical difficulties to dealing with frozen section artifacts, recognizing diagnostic mimics, and acknowledging the true limitations of frozen section diagnosis in selected situations.

Chapters in Intraoperative Consultation and their authors include:

  1. General Guidelines for Intraoperative Consultations with Frozen Section – Alberto M. Marchevsky, Fadi W. Abdul-Karim, and Bonnie Balzer
  2. Guide to the Preparation of Intraoperative Touch Preparations and Other Cytologic Preparations – David P. Frishberg
  3. Guide to the Preparation of Frozen Sections – Stephen Bullock, Bonnie Balzer, and Alberto M. Marchevsky
  4. Intraoperative Consultation during Neurosurgery – Serguei Bannykh and Ray M. Chu
  5. Intraoperative Consultations during Skin Surgery – David P. Frishberg, Kristine Astvatsaturyan, Susan J. Parson, and Bonnie Balzer
  6. Intraoperative Consultation of Thyroid and Parathyroid Lesions – Xuemo (Sean) Fan, Jinping Lai, Alexandra Gangi, and Kenneth Adashek
  7. Intraoperative Consultation during ENT and Laryngeal Surgery – Diane L. Carlson and Ian Ganly
  8. Intraoperative Consultation during Salivary Gland Surgery – Jinesh B. Patel, Aaron P. Hoschar, Joseph Scharpf, and Fadi W. Abdul-Karim
  9. Intraoperative Consultation in Frozen Section of Intrathoracic Lesions – Alberto M. Marchevsky, Jinping Lai, and Robert McKenna
  10. Intraoperative Consultation during Gastric and Esophageal Surgery – Xiuli Liu, Thomas W. Rice, Shu-Yuan Xiao, and Hanlin L. Wang
  11. Intraoperative Consultation during Colonic and Rectal Surgery – Hanlin L. Wang, James Yoo, Shu-Yuan Xiao, and Xiuli Liu
  12. Intraoperative Consultation during Intestinal, Appendiceal, and Proximal Colonic Surgery, including Neuroendocrine Tumors – Deepa T. Patil, Sricharan Chalikonda, and David W. Dietz
  13. Intraoperative Consultation during Pancreato-Biliary Surgery – Deepti Dhall, Shefali Chopra, and Nicholas N. Nissen
  14. Intraoperative Consultation during Liver Surgery – Maha Guindi and Nicholas N. Nissen
  15. Intraoperative Consultation during Breast Surgery – Jinping Lai, Armando E. Giuliano, and Farnaz Dadmanesh
  16. Intraoperative Consultation during Urologic Surgery – Elena E. Chang, Hyung L. Kim, and Daniel J. Luthringer
  17. Frozen Section in Gynecologic Pathology (Ovary, Fallopian Tube, and Peritoneum) – Andres A. Roma, Peter G. Rose, and Fadi W. Abdul-Karim
  18. Intraoperative Consultation during Gynecologic Pathology (Vagina, Vulva, Uterine Cervix, and Corpus) – Patricia M. Baker and Esther Oliva
  19. Frozen Section Diagnosis in Transplantation Pathology – Marta I. Minervini, Paulo Fontes, Ron Shapiro, and Michael A. Nalesnik
  20. Intraoperative Consultation during Orthopedic Surgery – Jinping Lai, Earl W. Brien, Bonnie Balzer, and Shefali Chopra
  21. Biospecimen Collection during Intraoperative Consultation – Sonia Mohan, Azita Sharif, and Beatrice Knudsen
  22. Intraoperative Consultation Quality Assurance – Raouf E. Nakhleh

The first several chapters of Intraoperative Consultation provide general overviews on overarching guidelines to the approach to intraoperative consultations as well as details on the preparation of frozen section, intraoperative touch preparations, and other cytologic preparations. The remaining chapters focus on difficulties in specific areas of surgical pathology, ranging from neuro­pathology to head and neck/endocrine pathology and gastrointestinal/ hepatopancreaticobiliary pathology, among many others. As is always the case, the list of contributors is truly impressive and includes nationally and internationally renowned surgical pathologists as well as surgeons who have great understanding as to the clinical ramifications of a frozen section diagnosis. As with other editions, there is uniformity in the organization of these chapters, each of which includes very practical clinical and pathologic information as well as photomicrographs that emphasize the salient diagnostic features. I truly believe this is the best book I have ever seen on this very difficult topic. – John R. Goldblum, MD, FACP, FASCP, FACG

Intraoperative Consultation is ideal for practicing pathologists and their surgical colleagues, being highly practical and easy-to-use. The collaborative authorship between pathologists and surgeons employed in the book will improve the awareness of the indications (and, uncommonly, contraindications) for frozen section in order to provide the best intraoperative result for surgical patients.

Science / History / Space Exploration

Mankind beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration by Claude A. Piantadosi (Columbia University Press)

Seeking to reenergize Americans' passion for the space program, the value of further exploration of the Moon, and the importance of human beings on the final frontier, Claude A. Piantadosi in Mankind beyond Earth presents a rich history of American space exploration and its major achievements. He emphasizes the importance of reclaiming national command of the manned program and continuing the unmanned space missions, and he stresses the many adventures that still await us in the unfolding universe. Acknowledging space exploration's practical and financial obstacles, Piantadosi challenges Americans to revitalize American leadership in space exploration in order to reap its scientific bounty.

Piantadosi, professor and director of the F. G. Hall Environmental Laboratory at Duke University, spent thirty years as a resource consultant to NASA.

Piantadosi in Mankind beyond Earth explains why space exploration, a story of ambition, invention, and discovery, is also increasingly difficult and why space experts always seem to disagree. He argues that the future of the space program requires merging the practicalities of exploration with the constraints of human biology. Space science deals with the unknown, and the margin (and budget) for error is small. Lethal near-vacuum conditions, deadly cosmic radiation, microgravity, vast distances, and highly scattered resources remain immense physical problems. To forge ahead, America needs to develop affordable space transportation and flexible exploration strategies based in sound science. Piantadosi closes Mankind beyond Earth with suggestions for accomplishing these goals, combining his healthy skepticism as a scientist with an unshakable belief in space's untapped – and worthwhile – potential.

According to Piantadosi, NASA's space shuttles retired in 2011 after an impressive thirty-year career. Two terrible accidents aside, the Space Shuttle Program's 135 missions epitomize the best of human spaceflight since the Apollo lunar landings of 1969 through 1972. The shuttle program produced many unforgettable highlights, but most important, without it we could have never built the International Space Station (ISS), a technological tour de force.

Not all the news, however, is good. The shuttle program confirmed the high risk and cost of sending people into space, despite the attendant benefits, and the reality took the bloom off the rose long ago. The shuttle was expensive, undependable, and overdue for the museum when the program ended, but we have no consensus on what's next for America's manned spaceflight program. Should we focus on the ISS, intercept an asteroid, or go back to the Moon? And what about Mars?

America has been the unquestioned leader in space since Project Apollo, but today Americans seem indifferent, at best, about the space program. In a world of virtual worlds, we can explore everything under the sun without ever leaving our Web browser, but cyberspace offers only what someone, someplace already knows – nothing more.

Piantadosi in Mankind beyond Earth asks: What new space technologies are essential? Where should the government focus its investment in spaceflight? Which private-sector enterprises should be capitalized by federal dollars?

These are big questions at a time when a post-recession federal budget has spiraled out of control, government expenditures are huge and expanding, and our elected officials are hamstrung by conflicting priorities and political insecurities. Moreover, many politicians are skeptical of the ability of Americans to make informed judgments about science, and some influential people have become confused, indifferent, or even obstructionist.

Most Americans are either unsure of what to make of this or are too preoccupied to notice. Indeed, public perception of the manned spaceflight program is fickle, and a certain amount of disinterest can be chalked up to our waning scientific literacy.

In opinion polls, most Americans do view the space program favorably, at least until cost and risk are factored in, but most also do not see a compelling reason for a continued human presence in space – nor the value in the tax dollars spent on it. But even during the heady days of Apollo, only half of Americans felt that the money spent on lunar exploration was worthwhile. Some respectable scientists, too, question NASA's scientific returns on investment, but these critics rarely suggest realistic milestones as alternatives. Given all of this, there is good reason for a nonaligned but informed scientist to explain, in plain language, the fiscal, technological, and biological problems involved in pushing human exploration of space to the next level.

In writing Mankind beyond Earth, Piantadosi chose a historical approach because it helps readers see where we are, how we got here, where we might be headed, and, in particular, why things take so long. Thoughtful readers will see a way forward and, hopefully, become enthused about scientific discovery and convinced that space exploration is worth the investment.

Mankind beyond Earth emerged from a course entitled "Extreme Environments," which has offered for more than ten years at the Duke University School of Medicine. However, this is not a medical textbook; it is written specifically with general science readers in mind. It requires nothing more than a little introductory physics, chemistry, and biology, and a bit of persistence. The course covers many things, ranging from the origins of life on Earth to the limits of the depths of the oceans, the rarified atmosphere of the highest mountain peaks, the near vacuum of space, and the possibility of life on other planets.

An important book by a visionary with his feet planted on the ground. – Kirkus Reviews

Finally, a give-it-to-me-straight account of why space exploration matters. In Mankind beyond Earth, Claude A. Piantadosi folds together science, politics, and culture to demonstrate why a civilization without a spacefaring future is doomed to extinction. – Neil Degrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History, author of Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

In this engaging book, Claude A. Piantadosi presents a concise and accurate history of how our nation's space program arrived at its current uncertain juncture, supplementing it with powerful insights into a wide range of fields, from planetary science to human physiology. This is a compelling work from a scientist committed to expanding the human exploration of our universe. – Michael L. Gernhardt, NASA astronaut, manager of the Environmental Physiology Laboratory at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center

Recommended for readers intrigued by the real-life requirements of space exploration. – Library Journal

This nicely written volume will appeal to the general public and space enthusiasts who want to learn about the hazards of human space exploration. – Choice

Piantadosi's goal throughout the book is to explain to the lay audience why space exploration is difficult and important. He achieves this first goal in a clear manner, very accessible to someone without a technical background. – Lisa Messeri MetaScience

A whole generation has grown up with tales of the glory of man's excursion into space, and this fact-filled and stimulating book ties the story together and extends it to further exploration of the Moon again and Mars. – Bruce D. Butler, University of Texas Medical School at Houston

In Mankind beyond Earth Piantadosi assembles and presents the best of the vast amount of information we have accumulated – in non-technical language – to make it accessible to as many people as possible. It should help readers appreciate why space exploration is important, why it is difficult, and why, as members of a scientific society, readers are vital to seeing it into the future. It will kindle in many a sense of excitement for some of the great adventures still awaiting us as a nation.

Social Sciences / Sociology

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era: Text and Readings, 3rd edition by Laura Desfor Edles & Scott A. Appelrouth (Sage Publications, Inc.)

Trained at UCLA and at NYU respectively, Laura Desfor Edles and Scott Appelrouth say they were frustrated by their inability to find a sociological theory text that could inspire enthusiasm in undergraduate students while providing them with analytical tools for understanding theory and exposing them to original writings from pivotal theorists. They developed this widely used text/reader to fill that need.

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era, 3rd edition introduces students to original major writings from sociology's key classical theorists. It also provides a thorough framework for understanding these challenging readings. For each theorist, the authors give a biographical sketch, discuss intellectual influences and core ideas, and offer contemporary examples and applications of those ideas. Introductions to every reading provide additional background on their structure and significance. This book also makes frequent use of photos, diagrams, tables, and charts to help illustrate important concepts. 

Edles is Professor of Sociology and Appelrouth is Professor, both at California State University, Northridge.

Key features of Sociological Theory in the Classical Era include:

  • The book's acclaimed text/reader format provides students with the best of both worlds: original readings accompanied by interpretive and analytical guidance necessary to interpret them.
  • A theoretical framework presented in Chapter 1 gives students a visual means to understand the theorists and perspectives that follow.
  • Theoretical Orientation Diagrams and Core Concepts Diagrams show students how to fit the theorist under study into the broader universe of social theory.
  • "Significant Others" boxes provide information on other theorists who may have followed and derived much of their own perspective from the major theorists featured in each chapter.
  • Each chapter includes photos of theorists and of the historical milieu from which the theories arose, along with applications to contemporary social life.

New to this edition:

  • Examples throughout have been updated, providing newer, more timely applications of classical theory to contemporary social life.
  • Ten new conceptual diagrams have been added to illustrate complex ideas.
  • Many of the authored introductions to the readings have been revised to add new insights and historical context.
  • Chapter 1 has been significantly revised to better connect the intellectual, political, cultural, and economic origins of sociological theory to earlier events: the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the French Revolution.
  • The chapter on Karl Marx compares working conditions in China's high-tech manufacturing centers to the conditions Marx witnessed in Europe at the height of the Industrial Revolution.
  • The chapter on Emile Durkheim expands on Durkheim's ideas about the social functions of crime and how crime can create opportunities for progressive social change.
  • In the chapter on Max Weber, the introduction to "The Spirit of Capitalism" uses 2014 data on U.S. household credit card debt and household savings rates to consider the state of Weber's ‘iron cage’ today.

Edles and Appelrouth in Sociological Theory in the Classical Era say that if professors teach ‘sexy’ topics like the sociology of drugs, crime, or sex, students come into class expecting to be titillated. By contrast, when they teach sociological theory, students tend to come into class expecting the course to be abstract, dry, and absolutely irrelevant to their lives. But the fun in teaching sociological theory is in proving students wrong. The thrill in teaching sociological theory is in helping students to see that sociological theory is absolutely central to their everyday lives and fascinating as well.

In teaching sociological theory, they use original texts. They say they rely on original texts in part because every time they read these works they derive new meaning from them. However, using original readings requires that professors spend lots of time and energy explaining issues and material that is unexplained or taken for granted by the theorist. This book was born of this process – teaching from original works and explaining them to their students. Hence, this book includes the origi­nal readings they use in their courses, as well as their interpretation and explanation of them.

Thus, Sociological Theory in the Classical Era is distinct in that it is both a reader and a text. First and foremost, this book is not just a collection of seemingly disconnected readings. Rather, it provides an overarching theoretical framework within which to understand, compare, and contrast the selections. This overarching theoretical framework is essential in explaining the relevance and excitement of sociological theory.

In addition, it discusses the social and intellectual milieu in which the selections were written, as well as their contemporary relevance. Thus, it connects these seemingly disparate works not only theoretically, but also via concrete applications to today's world. Finally, the theory book is unique in that it provides a variety of visuals and pedagogical devices – historical and contemporary photographs, and diagrams and charts illuminating core theoretical concepts and comparing specific ideas – to enhance student understanding.

The third edition of Sociological Theory in the Classical Era is distinct in that it includes more visual elements, contemporary applications, and examples. It also includes additional discussion questions as well as a glossary to assist students in familiarizing themselves with the key terms.

Sports & Entertainment / Administration

Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics edited by Erianne A. Weight & Robert H. Zullo (Human Kinetics)

In Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics, some of the most knowledgeable professionals in athletics administration have come together to create a resource for all who aspire to work in this field.

Through the text, students can access ideas and research to incorporate into their evolving professional philosophy. Coverage of media relations, marketing, corporate sponsorship, event management, alumni relations, and athlete services is complete.

Editors are Erianne A. Weight, PhD, the director of the prestigious Center for Research in Intercollegiate Athletics and a member of the sport administration faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Robert H. Zullo, PhD, the head of the sports management program at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, previously at James Madison University and Mississippi State University. The book has 9 contributors including the editors.

The learning tools in Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics include:

  • Leadership Lessons which provide key points, inspiring a leadership mind-set.
  • Opening scenarios, chapter objectives, and learning activities which provide a framework for learning, highlighting critical points and translating material to a real-world setting.
  • Sidebars and case studies to bring out important concepts from the readings.
  • Industry Profile Q&As to offer students a chance to see how working administrators reached their present roles.
  • Ancillary materials, including a test package and an image bank, available to course adopters.

Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics comes to press amid a steady stream of tumult in the media, where headlines are dominated by community-shaking scandals, passionate reform commentaries, league-altering court cases, spiking expenses for facilities and coaches' salaries, conference realignment announcements, and concerns about athletes' health and safety. These media provide a narrow representation of intercollegiate athletics as being founded on a win-at-all-costs mentality in a multibillion-dollar industry.

However, when one searches beyond the headlines and game-day stadium scenes into the actual corridors of athletics departments, the overtones of scandal and greed quickly fade into the shadows. Here, thousands of administrators work long hours, generally for modest pay, and strive to facilitate educational growth opportunities for their student-athletes and service to their community.

Thousands of student-athletes strive to balance the demands of their complex lives. And they meet these demands in addition to all the demands faced by typical full-time college students while often living under scrutiny from the media, fans, and sometimes even their classmates, professors, and friends. It is for these athletes that the industry of intercollegiate athletics exists.

To help readers prepare to take part in the transformation taking place in intercollegiate athletics, Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics provides an overview of the daily operations and inner workings of intercollegiate athletics departments. It pairs this foundational knowledge with chapter-by-chapter leadership lessons, discussion questions, and learning activities to help readers prepare for the active role they will play in the industry. The text focuses on larger NCAA‑governed institutions but also includes examples of policies and procedures for governance and management structures that vary depending on the resources and objectives of the school.

The test package includes questions that instructors can use to create customized tests. The image bank includes all of the art and tables sorted by chapter, and can be used to create customized presentations based on specific course requirements and other learning aids for students.

Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics begins the journey with a historical foundation by Dr. Ellen Staurowsky, a champion of student-athletes' rights, a former director of athletics, and a leading scholar of intercollegiate athletics. It then moves to a discussion of governing bodies with Barbara Osborne, a sport law expert and former senior woman administrator and associate athletics director. The third chapter covers leadership and management principles from scholarly literature infused with personal insights and application examples from intercollegiate athletics from a variety of leaders in the field. Richard Baddour lends expertise to this chapter in his first semester after retiring from his impactful 15 years as director of athletics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics then transitions into a chapter-by-chapter examination of subunits within the athletics umbrella, highlighting interdepartmental synergies and opportunities for leadership throughout the athletics organizational chart. These chapters are crafted by academic and professional leaders to provide a foundation from which readers can confidently practice, lead, and innovate in this industry.

Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics brings together some of the most knowledgeable professionals in the field of athletics administration to create an essential resource for all who aspire to work in this exciting field. This wide-ranging compilation of vital material on the subject of athletics administration is the most comprehensive textbook available.

Travel / Europe / Guidebooks

National Geographic Traveler: Ireland, 4th edition by Christopher Somerville (National Geographic Traveler Series: National Geographic)

In National Geographic Traveler: Ireland readers find in-depth information on Ireland's rich history and culture, along with helpful hints on how to get around and how best to visit each site. Illustrated with 170 color photographs and two dozen maps, National Geographic Traveler: Ireland also showcases several three-dimensional drawings that detail the intricate architectural features of Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin and the myriad plants found in the Burren heath. Insider tips from National Geographic and local experts point out favorite and little known sites and events, and dozens of sidebars highlight experiences that allow visitors to get inside the local culture, such as learning traditional dance in Galway, taking Irish language classes in Ennis, or volunteering to help restore the country's native boglands.

This newly revised and updated guide covers every region in Ireland, including Dublin, the cosmopolitan capital city; County Kildare; the enchanting Wicklow Hills; the limestone terraces of eerie Burren; Yeats Country surrounding Sligo Town, offering insight into one of Ireland's great poets; and Northern Ireland, beginning with Belfast and moving on to Ulster, Derry, and other historic spots of note.
Author Christopher Somerville is one of Britain's best known travel writers, with some 35 books to his name. He writes regularly for the travel sections of the Times and the Irish Independent and also broadcasts on radio.

National Geographic Traveler: Ireland, goes behind the scenes and into the heart of a country's culture, history, and people. This guide features:

  • Charting the trip, a rich overview of Ireland that helps tailor readers’ visits to the time they have and their specific interests.
  • Experiences, unique and hands-on, including joining a countryside walking festival and discovering the pubs of Dublin.
  • Insider tips from National Geographic photographers, writers, and explorers, as well as local experts, on favorite hot spots, and practicalities.
  • Walks, drives, and cruises, with maps color-coded to site descriptions, including a walk to the top of Croagh Patrick mountain, a drive around the Ring of Kerry, and a cruise along Lough Ree and the River Shannon.
  • Excursions off the beaten path, including the wild Aran islands, the Seven Wonders of Fore, and Northern Ireland’s enchanting Ards Peninsula.
  • Not-to-be-missed lists for every chapter, pointing to detailed descriptions of highly recommended sites and activities.
  • Color photographs, illustrations, and maps to make it easy to select, navigate, and get the most from every site.

Alongside the donkey cart, sometimes overtaking it rather brashly, travelers will see the modern progress and the sheen of a youthful, forward-pressing republic. This bracing, challenging, and fascinating mix will be readily on show as readers take in the justly famous sights and landscapes, even if they have only a short time to explore this rich and surprisingly complex land. According to National Geographic Traveler: Ireland, Ireland's extensive bus and rail systems make it easy to move about the country, but many people find the freedom and flexibility afforded by a car the best way to go.

Even if travelers have only a week in Ireland, they should spend a day or two in the capital city, Dublin, on the country's east coast. The National Museum of Archaeology and History boasts dazzling ancient and medieval relics and an account of the nation's long road to independence from Britain. Other can't-miss attractions include the wonderfully illuminated Book of Kells (A.D. 800) at Trinity College and the grim but gripping tour of Kilmainham Gaol, key to understanding Ireland's revolutionary history and spirit.

National Geographic Traveler: Ireland recommends that travelers then head to Ireland's southwest, the country's most visited region, for two or three days, traveling by way of Killarney National Park, a preserved ring of lakes and mountains, on their way to explore the spectacularly wild shores and mountains of Cork and Kerry, where the Atlantic breaks up the seaboard into jagged green peninsulas – especially Iveragh with its famous Ring of Kerry drive (best out of season) and the green and hilly Dingle Peninsula in north Kerry.

Heading north two or three hours up the west coast from Kerry takes travelers through the bare gray hills of County Clare's Burren region, famous for its spectacular late-spring and early-summer carpets of wildflowers. An hour northwest of the Burren, they make a day circuit of the large west Galway peninsula, better known as Connemara, the iconic heart of ‘wild Ireland’. Then they can carry on north another hour into rugged County Mayo for a night in the pubs of Westport, a peerless town for traditional musical sessions.

Travelers can then return to Dublin across the vast peat bogs of the Irish midlands, many now being conserved for their wildlife. They can also stop off en route to visit the round towers and beautifully carved buildings of Clonmac­noise on the banks of the River Shannon in Count Offaly to cap off their week.

For travelers who have more time, National Geographic Traveler: Ireland lays out a suggested itinerary following some of the same route as the one-week version, but ventures more off the beaten tourist trail and explores more of the island.

Sensational photos, superb-maps, and prose that's authoritative. – San Francisco Chronicle

With its charming towns, cozy pubs, sheep-dotted hills, and friendly and quick-witted locals, it's easy to see Ireland only as depicted in the emerald-green pages of a tourist brochure. But Ireland is not all about soft-focus romanticism. Aimed at active travelers who want authentic, enriching, cultural experiences and expert advice from a trustworthy source, National Geographic Traveler: Ireland is a newly revised and updated guide in National Geographic’s travel guide series, providing ways for people to experience a place rather than just visit, and give the true feel of each destination not easily found online.

Travel / US / Ethnic / History / Guidebooks

Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries by Paul M. Kaplan (Pelican)

Visitors can use Jewish New York as their roadmap to Jewish immigration in New York. They can walk the historic neighborhoods, try classic dishes at the delis, observe the beauty of the historic synagogues, and learn about the Jewish people in New York, from their auspicious arrival in 1654 to the present.

Featured sites are divided by their location, traveling from the south to the farthest northern tip of Manhattan. Each section provides a map of the area and a broad introduction to the district's place in the historic timeline of Jewish immigration.

Paul M. Kaplan provides suggested itineraries, tips for visitors, and reference notes for further exploration, while a historical introduction provides the framework for locals and visitors of every religion and nationality. Vintage photos provide historic illustrations.

A prolific writer, Kaplan works in the field of marketing, focused on content, digital, and product strategy for consumer, publishing, and technology companies. He serves on the board of directors for the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy and has been involved with the Yale Writer's Conference.

Through this new guide, Jewish New York, Kaplan provides a road map to the history of Jewish immigration in New York. With a focus on the communities of Manhattan, Kaplan includes museums, places of historic interest, restaurants, synagogues, and entertainment venues of the present and those that no longer exist. Each chapter also contains a map of the area marking key sites and a broad introduction to the district's place in the historic timeline of Jewish immigration. Included are:

  • Lower Manhattan
  • Lower East Side
  • Greenwich Village and the East Village
  • Chelsea and Midtown
  • Upper East Side
  • Upper West Side
  • Harlem
  • Morningside Heights
  • Washington Heights

Kaplan says that the story of Jews in New York is a big subject on which surprisingly little has been written. Museums, cemeteries, archives, historic synagogues, eateries, and many places of Jewish interest are scattered throughout the city, yet few travel books have documented these neighborhood by neighborhood. Many of the stories behind these sites are largely untold. Jewish New York seeks to change that. It highlights both the well-known and the obscure Jewish places of interest in each corner of Manhattan. It provides the background and history of each locale as well as its importance. Through these snapshots, it pieces together a little-known history of Jews in New York.

Jewish New York sheds light on facts with which many are unfamiliar. Visitors may be surprised to learn that the first Jews came to New York from Recife, Brazil, in 1654, or that the Jewish population of New York City was very small until its exponential growth in the mid-nineteenth century, or that Harlem was a hotbed of Jewish life from the 1880s to 1920s. Perhaps they have never heard of a knish, seen a Yiddish play, or eaten an overstuffed deli sandwich. Or, alternatively, they have wanted to experience these things but haven't known where to look.

Though this book focuses on the Jewish experience, its themes are largely universal. The Jewish immigration story is one strand in a fabric woven of similar experiences from people around the world. Many of the sites and museums tell stories that cultures around the world can relate to: immigration followed by social mobility, labor movement, tensions between socialist and capitalist ideologies, the need for a place of worship, and historic conservation versus gentrification.

To make the most of Jewish New York, all readers need is a little interest in Jewish culture, a sense of adventure, and some imagination. Some of the buildings, such as many of the Yiddish theaters on Second Avenue, no longer exist, so they will need to imagine what it would have looked like. The archival photos will help. Other sites still stand, but their function has changed, such as the former synagogues in Harlem, which are now mostly Baptist churches.

This attractive guidebook provides an intelligently organized overview of New York's Jewish history. It helps readers and visitors find their way through more than three and a half centuries of Jewish presence in Manhattan – and in the process reveals much about this wonderful city. A great companion for souls who love to explore. – Morris J. Vogel, president, Lower East Side Tenement Museum

A fascinating journey through our past and present. Jewish New York reveals hidden treasures of history and culture in our city and breathes new life into familiar landmarks. Its section on the Lower East Side – wonderfully captures the essence of my community. This is an essential read for anyone interested in the many valuable contributions that Jews have made and continue to make to the greatest city in the world. – New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver

Whether readers are residents of New York City or the greater metro area, tourists on vacation, or business people in the city with a few extra days to spare, Jewish New York is designed for everyone. Now visitors can discover the history, taste the food, and explore the sites that even seasoned New Yorkers may not recognize. The book is for people of all faiths and cultures, no matter their previous knowledge of Judaism or Jewish history. With a focus on the communities of Manhattan, Kaplan includes places of historic interest, both past and present, illustrated with vintage photos that capture the vibrant history of the city.


Contents this Issue:

Larsen's Human Embryology, 5th edition by Gary C. Schoenwolf PhD, Steven B. Bleyl, MD, Philip R. Brauer, PhD, and Philippa H. Francis-West, PhD (Elsevier Churchill Livingstone)

Skeletal Trauma: Basic Science, Management, and Reconstruction, 2-Volume Set, 5th edition by Bruce D. Browner MD MHCM FACS, Jesse B. Jupiter MD, Christian Krettek MD, FRACS, FRCSEd, and Paul A. Anderson MD (Elsevier Saunders)

Robbins and Cotran Atlas of Pathology, 3rd edition by Edward C. Klatt MD (Robbins Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Imaging Skeletal Trauma, 4th edition by Lee F. Rogers MD & O. Clark West MD (Elsevier Saunders)

USMLE Step 3 Secrets, 1st edition by Theodore X. O'Connell MD, Thomas E. Blair MD, & Ryan A. Pedigo MD (Elsevier Saunders)

Ironwork Today 4: Inside and Out by Catherine Mallette (Ironwork Today Series: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.)

The Speedlight Studio by Michael Mowbray (Amherst Media)

Low Midnight – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, 7 hours, unabridged, by Carrie Vaughn, narrated by Marguerite Gavin (Kitty Norville Series: Tantor Audio)

Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England by Mark Hailwood (Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History Series: Boydell Press)

Our Sacred Maíz Is Our Mother: Indigeneity and Belonging in the Americas by Roberto Cintli Rodríguez (The University of Arizona Press)

In the Life and in the Spirit: Homoerotic Spirituality in African American Literature by Marlon Rachquel Moore (SUNY Press)

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa: A Biography through Images by Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, with a foreword by David Gilmour (Alma Books)

Diagnostic Pathology: Cytopathology, 1st edition by Dina R Mody MD (AMIRSYS Elsevier)

Atlas of Interventional Pain Management: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 4th edition by Steven D. Waldman MD JD (Elsevier)

Surgery of the Skin: Procedural Dermatology: Expert Consult – Print & eBook, 3rd edition edited by June K. Robinson MD, C. William Hanke MD, MPH, FACP, Daniel M. Siegel MD, MS, & Alina Fratila MD, with video editors Ashish C. Bhatia & Thomas E. Rohrer (Elsevier Saunders)

Netter's Infectious Disease, 1st edition edited by Elaine C. Jong MD & Dennis L. Stevens MD PhD (Netter Clinical Science Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Textbook of the Cervical Spine: Expert Consult – Online and Print, 1st edition by Francis H. Shen MD, Dino Samartzis DSc & Richard G. Fessler MD, PhD (Elsevier Saunders)

Intraoperative Consultation, 1st edition by Alberto M Marchevsky MD, Fadi W. Abdul-Karim MD, & Bonnie Balzer, MD, with Series Editor, John R. Goldblum MD (Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series: Elsevier Saunders)

Mankind beyond Earth: The History, Science, and Future of Human Space Exploration by Claude A. Piantadosi (Columbia University Press)

Sociological Theory in the Classical Era: Text and Readings, 3rd edition by Laura Desfor Edles & Scott A. Appelrouth (Sage Publications, Inc.)

Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics edited by Erianne A. Weight & Robert H. Zullo (Human Kinetics)

National Geographic Traveler: Ireland, 4th edition by Christopher Somerville (National Geographic Traveler Series: National Geographic)

Jewish New York: A History and Guide to Neighborhoods, Synagogues, and Eateries by Paul M. Kaplan (Pelican)