The Dying Of Enoch Wallace

Author: Ira B. Black
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
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The author uses the fictional Enoch Wallace who is dying of Alzheimer's disease to illustrate the theory of modern neuroscience that the brain is a dynamic organ, constantly being shaped and reshaped by genetic cues and life experiences.

The Dana Guide To Brain Health

Author: Floyd Bloom
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743203976
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A reference guide to the brain covers its development and function and describes a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders, along with their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Brain Wise

Author: Patricia Smith Churchland
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262532006
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A neurophilosopher's take on the self, free will, human understanding, and the experience of God, from the perspective of the brain.

How To Explain A Brain

Author: Robert Sylwester
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209756
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Noted author Robert Sylwester offers educators and general readers his own definitions for terms used in the cognitive neurosciences. This unique look into the marvelous brain uses language and descriptions that are accessible to readers, even those with just a limited understanding of biology. Discover how our brain is organized and develops, and how educators can use this emerging understanding of cognition to enhance student learning and the school environment. This ready-reference guide to essential concepts and terms in cognitive neurosciences includes: -Nearly three hundred encyclopedic entries and cross references created to help educators understand key concepts about our brain's organization, development, and learning capabilities -Eleven newly created anatomic models and illustrations that focus on key brain systems and functions -References and recommended print and Internet resources How to Explain a Brain celebrates the brain in all its wonder and is sure to become a reference book of choice for teachers, instructional leaders, and teacher educators.

Your Brain Goes To Church

Author: Bob Sitze
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566997089
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The ever-provocative author and presenter Bob sitze explores the question: What does the human brain have to do with the beliefs, practices, and structures of congregations? Weaving together clear, accessible explanations about the workings of the human brain. Sitze shows how a congregation's identity and behaviors are shaped by the work of individual members' brains as well as "the collected brain" of the congregation. Study groups will enjoy the "Big Question" Sitze asks throughout the book, as well as the discussion questions and follow-up activities included at the end of each chapter.

The Female Eunuch

Author: Germaine Greer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061972800
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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion that sexual liberation is the key to women's liberation. Today, Greer's searing examination of the oppression of women in contemporary society is both an important historical record of where we've been and a shockingly relevant treatise on what still remains to be achieved.

Nothing Better Than Death

Author: Kevin R. Williams
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ISBN: 9781401064129
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Nothing Better Than Death, by Kevin R. Williams, the webmaster of near-death.com, provides a comprehensive analysis of sixty-two experiences, their profound insights, answers to skeptical questions, religious correlations, a useful resource section, and the reasons why nothing on earth is better than being dead. Visit his website at: www.near-death.com

The Changing Brain

Author: Ira B. Black
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195156978
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The Changing Brain tells the fascinating story of modern neuroscience. A rich, multifaceted tale spanning a century and taking place on multiple continents, it moves from Fascist Italy, with the discovery of nerve growth factor (NGF) by a young scientist working secretly in a makeshift laboratory in her bedroom, to current experiments in which transplanted, laboratory-grown cells lead to recovery and function in damaged brain regions. To bridge the gap between abstract concepts and real-world experience, Dr Black draws upon his expertise as a clinical neurologist to provide a dramatic account--the fictionalised story of a successful investment banker named Enoch Wallace and his battle with Alzheimer's disease--that vividly illuminates the narrative. From his first fleeting memory lapses to his final descent into dementia, each step in Wallace's decline becomes a window into another aspect of brain function and the latest groundbreaking research in neuroscience.

Corpus Juris

Author: William Mack
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Land Of Enchantment

Author: Leigh Stein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101982683
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"[A] thoughtful and compelling elegy to a troubled man, a broken love, and a broken dream of the west."—Leslie Jamison, New York Times bestselling author of The Empathy Exams An MSN Best Book of 2016 Set against the stark and surreal landscape of New Mexico, Land of Enchantment is a coming-of-age memoir about young love, obsession, and loss, and how a person can imprint a place in your mind forever. When Leigh Stein received a call from an unknown number in July 2011, she let it go to voice mail, assuming it would be her ex-boyfriend Jason. Instead, the call was from his brother: Jason had been killed in a motorcycle accident. He was twenty-three years old. She had seen him alive just a few weeks earlier. Leigh first met Jason at an audition for a tragic play. He was nineteen and troubled and intensely magnetic, a dead ringer for James Dean. Leigh was twenty-two and living at home with her parents, trying to figure out what to do with her young adult life. Within months, they had fallen in love and moved to New Mexico, the “Land of Enchantment,” a place neither of them had ever been. But what was supposed to be a romantic adventure quickly turned sinister, as Jason’s behavior went from playful and spontaneous to controlling and erratic, eventually escalating to violence. Now New Mexico was marked by isolation and the anxiety of how to leave a man she both loved and feared. Even once Leigh moved on to New York, throwing herself into her work, Jason and their time together haunted her. Land of Enchantment lyrically explores the heartbreaking complexity of why the person hurting you the most can be impossible to leave. With searing honesty and cutting humor, Leigh wrestles with what made her fall in love with someone so destructive and how to grieve a man who wasn’t always good to her.