Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

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Salt, sugar, fat: how the food giants hooked us

By Moss, Michael

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613.2 MOS

The author explores his theory that the food industry's used three essential ingredients to control much of the world's diet.

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Wheat belly: lose the wheat, lose the weight, and find your path back to health

By Davis, William

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 613.26 DAV

A renowned cardiologist explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.

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Working stiff: two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner

By Melinek, Judy

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 600

Call Number: 614.1092 MEL

"The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases--hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex--that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation--performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines flight 587. Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff offers a firsthand account of daily life in one of America's most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies--and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue"--

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The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Weigl: how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis

By Allen, Arthur

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: 600

Call Number: 614.5262 ALL

From a laboratory in wartime Poland comes a fascinating story of anti-Nazi resistance and scientific ingenuity. Few diseases are more gruesome than typhus. Transmitted by body lice, it afflicts the dispossessed´refugees, soldiers, and ghettoized peoples´causing hallucinations, terrible headaches, boiling fever, and often death. The disease plagued the German army on the Eastern Front and left the Reich desperate for a vaccine. For this they turned to the brilliant and eccentric Polish zoologist Rudolf Weigl. In the 1920s, Weigl had created the first typhus vaccine using a method as bold as it was dangerous for its use of living human subjects. The astonishing success of Weigl´s techniques attracted the attention and admiration of the world´giving him cover during the Nazi´s violent occupation of Lviv. His lab soon flourished as a hotbed of resistance. Weigl hired otherwise doomed mathematicians, writers, doctors, and other thinkers, protecting them from atrocity. The team engaged in a sabotage campaign by sending illegal doses of the vaccine into the Polish ghettos while shipping gallons of the weakened serum to the Wehrmacht. Among the scientists saved by Weigl, who was a Christian, was a gifted Jewish immunologist named Ludwik Fleck. Condemned to Buchenwald and pressured to re-create the typhus vaccine under the direction of a sadistic Nazi doctor, Erwin Ding-Schuler, Fleck had to make an awful choice between his scientific ideals or the truth of his conscience. In risking his life to carry out a dramatic subterfuge to vaccinate the camp´s most endangered prisoners, Fleck performed an act of great heroism. Drawing on extensive research and interviews with survivors, Arthur Allen tells the harrowing story of two brave scientists´a Christian and a Jew´ who put their expertise to the best possible use, at the highest personal danger.

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Emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured

Publishing Date: 2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.025

This 10th edition of a text for emergency personnel offers numerous optional web and online student and teacher resources, including a companion web site with video clips and audio readings in mp3 format, plus case studies and critical thinking questions and review material. The text begins with an extensive introductory section on emergency medicine systems, covering workforce safety, medical, legal, and ethical issues, documentation, the human body, and life span development. Later sections cover areas including pharmacology, shock and resuscitation, different types of medical emergencies (including psychiatric emergencies), special populations, and EMS operations. The art program offers a color layout with color anatomical illustrations and photos illustrating step-by-step procedures. Other learning features include review points and multiple-choice quizzes on scenarios. Vocabulary is supported with chapter key terms, an appendix of medical terminology, and a 25-page glossary. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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Knocking on heaven's door: the path to a better way of death

By Butler, Katy

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.029 BUT

"An exquisitely written, expertly reported memoir and expose; of modern medicine that leads the way to more humane, less invasive end-of-life care based on the author's acclaimed New York Times Magazine piece. This is the story of one daughter's struggle to allow her parents the peaceful, natural deaths they wanted and to investigate the larger forces in medicine that stood in the way. When doctors refused to disable the pacemaker that caused her eighty-four-year-old father's heart to outlive his brain, Katy Butler, an award-winning science writer, embarked on a quest to understand why modern medicine was depriving him of a humane, timely death. After his lingering death, Katy's mother, nearly broken by years of nonstop caregiving, defied her doctors, refused open-heart surgery, and insisted on facing death the old-fashioned way: bravely, lucidly, and head on. Against this backdrop of familial love, wrenching moral choices, and redemption, Knocking on Heaven's Door celebrates the inventors of the 1950s who cobbled together lifesaving machines like the pacemaker and it exposes the tangled marriage of technology, medicine, and commerce that gave us a modern way of death: more painful, expensive, and prolonged than ever before. Caring for declining parents is a reality facing millions who may someday tell a doctor: "Let my parent go." A riveting exploration of the forgotten art of dying, Knocking on Heaven's Door empowers readers to create new rites of passage to the "Good Deaths" our ancestors so prized. Like Jessica Mitford's The American Way of Death and How We Die by Sherwin Nuland, it is sure to cause controversy and open minds"--

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What you must know about memory loss & how you can stop it: a guide to proven techniques and supplements to maintain, strengthen, or regain memory

By Smith, Pamela Wartian

Publishing Date: 2014

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.83 SMI

Explains what causes memory loss and how readers can reverse the problem and enhance their ability to focus, concentrate, and comprehend.

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Dr. Ruth's guide for the Alzheimer's caregiver: how to care for your loved one without getting overwhelmed-- and without doing it all by yourself

By Westheimer, Ruth K.

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.831 WES

A guide for Alzheimer's caregivers offers advice on caring for spouses, parents, and other relatives; dealing with professional caregivers; and learning about Alzheimer's treatments and facilities.

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I'm still here: a new philosophy of Alzheimer's care

By Zeisel, John

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.831 ZEI

There currently is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease— though it can be treated. For the last fifteen years, John Zeisel, Ph.D. has spearheaded a movement to treat Alzheimer’s non-pharmacologically by focusing on the mind’s strengths. I’m Still Here is a guidebook to Dr. Zeisel’s treatment ideas, showing the possibility and benefits of connecting with an Alzheimer’s patient through their abilities that don’t diminish with time, such as understanding music, art, facial expressions, and touch. By harnessing these capacities, and by using other strategies, it’s possible to offer the person a quality life with connection to others and to the world. In March 2013, Dr. Zeisel and his work will be the focus of the program airing on public television stations entitled “Hopeful Aging,” bringing his life-changing ideas to a national audience. - (Random House, Inc.)

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My age of anxiety: fear, hope, dread, and the search for peace of mind

By Stossel, Scott

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.8522 STO

The author recounts his lifelong battle with anxiety, showing the many manifestations of the disorder as well as the countless treatments that have been developed to counteract it, and provides a history of the efforts to understand this common form of mental illness.

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The cancer chronicles: unlocking medicine's deepest mystery

By Johnson, George

Publishing Date: c2013

Classification: 600

Call Number: 616.994 JOH

New theories question cancer as we know it in this exploration of the latest theories that could help us better understand and treat cancer in the years to come. Learn what diet and dinosaurs' skeletons can tell us about the nature of cancer, where cancer comes from, how tumors grow, and more.

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Dr. Mütter's marvels: a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine

By Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 617.092 APT

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mu¨tter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mu¨tter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mu¨tter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia's Mu¨tter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mu¨tter's efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation-despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them : Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mu¨tter's "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mu¨tter's Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P.T. Barnum of the surgery room."--Provided by publisher.

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Birth matters: a midwife's manifesta

By Gaskin, Ina May

Publishing Date: c2011

Classification: 600

Call Number: 618.45 GAS

Renowned for her practice's exemplary results and low intervention rates, Ina May Gaskin has gained international notoriety for promoting natural birth. She is a much-beloved leader of a movement that seeks to stop the hyper-medicalization of birth?which has lead to nearly a third of hospital births in America to be cesarean sections?and renew confidence in a woman's natural ability to birth. Upbeat and informative, Gaskin asserts that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue, and it is perhaps the act that most powerfully exhibits what it is to be instinctually human. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta showing us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.

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IPhone: the missing manual

By Pogue, David

Publishing Date: [2014]

Classification: 600

Call Number: 621.3845 POG

The iPhone may be the world’s coolest computer, but it’s still a computer, with all of a computer’s complexities. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone master. - (Ingram Publishing Services)

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Attracting beneficial bugs to your garden: a natural approach to pest control

By Walliser, Jessica

Publishing Date: c2014

Classification: 600

Call Number: 628.96 WAL

Profiles nineteen bugs which are helpful to gardeners, with descriptions, illustrations, and a list of their benefits, along with planting and zone details about thirty-nine plants which can be used to attract them.

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Airbrush painting: advanced techniques

By Bortles, JoAnn

Publishing Date: 2009

Classification: 600

Call Number: 629.262 BOR

A full range of airbrushing techniques and applications, with directions for painting everything from cityscapes and machinery to animal subjects and human features on virtually any surface. - (Mbi Pub Co)

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A Gardener's companion for the Eastern Sierra, Topaz to Tecopa

Publishing Date: 2015

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635

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The four season farm gardener's cookbook: from the garden to the table in 120 recipes

By Damrosch, Barbara

Publishing Date: c2012

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635 DAM

A combination cook book and garden guide that teaches readers how to grow their own food and then cook them in different recipes.

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Saxifrages: a definitive guide to the 2000 species, hybrids & cultivars

By McGregor, Malcolm

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.9 MCG

Written by the world's foremost specialist, this appealing volume contains a wealth of information on this plant, and includes as well accounts of the author's travels to the alpine areas where they originate, including the Himalayas, the Cascades, Alaska, and the Rif of Morocco. Chapters are included on each of the sections, with an overview of their history, habitat, and characteristics, and detailed discussion of each of the subsections. An overview of the species, growing tips, and an annotated list of 100 garden cultivars are included. The book is oversized (7.5x10.75") and beautifully illustrated, including many photos of plants in the wild, as well as those in gardens and rock gardens. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) - (Book News)

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The unexpected houseplant: 220 extraordinary choices for every room in your home

By Martin, Tovah

Publishing Date: 2012

Classification: 600

Call Number: 635.965 MAR

A guide to raising house plants with information on two hundred and twenty different plants.

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