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May
The Healer's Calling: Women and Medicine in Early New England - Rebecca J. TannenbaumThis book, the first to describe women medical practitioners other than midwives in the colonial period, emphasizes that medical care was part of every woman's work. The Healer's Calling uses memorable anecdotes, engaging characters, and medical oddities to tell the fascinating story of the practice of household medicine in early America. Rebecca J. Tannenbaum points out that housewives provided much of the medical care available in the seventeenth century. Elite women cared for the indigent in their towns and used medical practice to make influential connections with powerful men; doctresses' or
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May
Not a Chimp: The Hunt to Find the Genes That Make Us Human - Jeremy TaylorIt is one of the best-known pieces of scientific trivia--that human DNA and chimpanzee DNA differ by a mere 1.6%. But are we then just chimps with a few genetic tweaks? Are our language and our technology just an extension of the grunts and ant-collecting sticks of chimps? In Not a Chimp, Jeremy Taylor describes one of the great scientific quests of our times--the effort to discover precisely what makes humans different from other primates, especially our closest evolutionary relative, the chimpanzee. Drawing on state-of-the-art science, Taylor convincingly debunks the assertion that our two
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May
California: An Interpretive History - James Rawls, Walton BeanNow in its tenth edition, this best-selling text continues to provide an up-to-date survey of California history and offers original interpretations of the major challenges faced by the nation's most populous and economically powerful state.
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May
The Life of Olaudah Equiano - Olaudah EquianoCompelling work traces the formidable journey of an Igbo prince from captivity to freedom and literacy and recounts his enslavement in the New World, service in the Seven Years War with General Wolfe in Canada, voyages to the Arctic with the Phipps expedition of 1772–73, six months among the Miskito Indians in Central America, and a grand tour of the Mediterranean as a personal servant to an English gentlemen. Skillfully written, with a wealth of engrossing detail, this powerful narrative deftly illustrates the nature of the black experience in slavery.
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May
A Short History of the Civil War - James L. StokesburyNoted historian James L. Stokebury, author of the acclaimed "Short History" series of books, now provides the definite, one-volume history of the Civil War, the pivotal war of America's history and one that continues to exert a powerful grip on the American pysche. A Short History of the Civil War discusses all the important military campaigns, the significant battles and command strategies, the historical highlights and the central events of America's most devastating war. Stokesbury analyzes weaponry and provides little-known and fascinating details that help bring to life Generals Grant, Lee,
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May
The Colfax Massacre: The Untold Story of Black Power, White Terror and the Death of Reconstruction - LeeAnna KeithDrawing on a large body of documents, including eyewitness accounts and evidence from the site itself, Keith explores the racial tensions that led to the Colfax massacre - during which surrendering blacks were mercilessly slaughtered - and the reverberations this message of terror sent throughout the South.
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May
Introduction to Audiology (10th Edition) - Frederick N. Martin, John Greer ClarkThe leading text for the introduction to hearing and hearing disorders course required of all Speech Language Pathology and Audiology majors. "Introduction to Audiology, Tenth Edition, " provides in-depth coverage of the physics of sound, anatomy, and physiology of the auditory system; causes and treatment of hearing and balance disorders; and relevant diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. It emphasizes the proper evaluation of hearing disorders and the treatment avenues available for these disorders. The accompanying CD-ROM features a variety of video vignettes depicting clinical topics, a
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May
The Sage Handbook for Research in Education: Pursuing Ideas as the Keystone of Exemplary Inquiry - Clifton F. Conrad, Ronald C. SerlinThe SAGE Handbook for Research in Education: Pursuing Ideas as the Keystone of Exemplary Inquiry, edited by Clifton F. Conrad and Ronald C. Serlin stimulates and encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in Pre K 16 education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicenter of their research from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings. As well as supporting readers to place the
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May
Ergonomics in Developing Regions: Needs and Applications - Patricia Anne ScottIndustrially developing countries have the largest populations, the highest levels of poverty, poor health, and illiteracy, and the greatest need for improvement in working conditions. And as the marketplace and the workforce goes increasingly global, accountability with regard to the abuse of cheap labor in developing countries is becoming an issue. Presenting a global view of the state of ergonomics in industrially developing countries (IDCs), Ergonomics in Developing Regions: Needs and Applications identifies problems, offers solutions, and explores costs and benefits. It defines the steps that