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The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry
The Social Transformation of American Medicine
The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry
Paperback      ISBN: 0465079350
Examines the rise of the doctor's control over the health-care system and discusses the threat of new health-care conglomerates to the practitioners' dominance of the system
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
Anatomy of the Spirit
The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
Paperback      ISBN: 0609800140
A national best-seller synthesizes the ancient wisdom of three spiritual traditions--Hindu, Christian, and cabalistic--to show readers how to identify the spiritual origin of illness, heal them, and attain higher consciousness. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Lethal Laws: Animal Testing, Human Health, and Environmental Policy
Lethal Laws
Animal Testing, Human Health, and Environmental Policy
Paperback      ISBN: 1856494985
For the last 150 years, chemicals have been tested on animals for the alleged purpose of protecting the public from their dangerous effects. Lethal Laws reveals that using animals as human surrogates is not only unethical, it is bad science. Alix Fano provides a meticulous analysis of the technical and scientific problems that have plagued animal tests for decades, but which have not been forcefully challenged until now. She shows how animal testing has been used as an alibi to allow the continued use of thousands of toxic chemicals. In a field dominated by male voices, this is a pioneering work by a woman that effectively demonstrates the causal link between animal testing and environmental degradation, and the subsequent deterioration of human health.
Reefer Madness: The History of Marijuana in America
Reefer Madness
The History of Marijuana in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0312195230
Offers a social history of marijuana beginning with colonial hemp farming through the medical marijuana movement of the 1990s
The Art of Aromatherapy: The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
The Art of Aromatherapy
The Healing and Beautifying Properties of the Essential Oils of Flowers and Herbs
Paperback      ISBN: 0892810017
Often called the father of modern aromatherapy, Tisserand introduced the use of essential oils in healing in this seminal bestseller. Includes a glossary and therapeutic index.
How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
How We Die
Reflections on Life's Final Chapter
Paperback      ISBN: 0679742441
Presents a meditation and portrait of the experience of dying that elucidates the decisions that can be made to allow each person an understanding of death, as well as his or her own choice of death
Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
Dead Men Do Tell Tales
The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist
Paperback      ISBN: 0385479689
While explaining the behavior of maggots and the biology of putrefaction a forensic anthropologist recounts his strangest and most horrifying criminal cases, from puzzles of dismemberment to the revelation of the identity of long-buried skeletons. Reprint.
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri: Inferno
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri
Inferno
Paperback      ISBN: 0195004124
The Italian and English texts of each canto are preceded by notes on their historical, mythological, and ethical implications
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
The Coming Plague
Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
Paperback      ISBN: 0140250913
A critically acclaimed study documents the outbreaks of newly discovered diseases around the globe, such as HIV, Lassa, and Ebola, and explores the social and environmental deterioration that helps to keep such viruses alive. Reprint. Tour.
Death Be Not Proud: A Memoir
Death Be Not Proud
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 0060929898
The distinguished author chronicles his teenage son's courageous but ultimately hopeless battle against the brain tumor that would take his life, in a moving memoir. Reprint.