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1 ASIMOV, ISAAC; RAVIELLI, ANTHONY (ILLUSTRATIONS). Isaac Asimov On The Human Body And The Human Brain: Two Volumes In One.
Bonanza Books, New York: 1985. 0517459981 / 9780517459980 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Isaac Asimov takes us on a head-to-toe voyage of discovery through the human body and the human brain. Along the way he writes in clear and fascinating detail about our: Limbs and Joints, Muscles, Lungs, Heart and Arteries, Blood, Intestines, Skin, Nervous System, Senses, Brain Stem and Spinal Cord, Reflexes, and a grat deal more. Here is a rewarding and riveting look at our own wndrous species, the human being. Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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2 BASTING, ANNE; MAUREEN TOWEY & ELLIE ROSE. The Penelope Project: An Arts-based Odyssey To Change Elder Care.
University of Iowa Press, Iowa City: 2016 Humanities and Public Life Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Of the 15,000 nursing homes in the United States, how many are places you'd want to visit, much less live in? Now that people are living longer and more of the population are elderly, this question is more important than ever, particularly for people with disabilities. We must transform long-term care into an experience we and our loved ones can face without dread. It can be done. The Penelope Project shows how by taking readers on an ambitious journey to create a long-term care community that engages its residents in challenging, meaningful art-making. At Milwaukee's Luther Manor, a team of artists from the University of Wisconsin's theatre department and Sojourn Theatre Company, university students, staff, residents, and volunteers traded their bingo cards for copies of The Odyssey. They embarked on a two-year project to examine this ancient story from the perspective of the hero who never left home: Penelope, wife of Odysseus. Together, the team staged a play that engaged everyone and transcended the limits not just of old age and disability but also youth, institutional regulations, and disciplinary boundaries. Inviting readers to see through the eyes of residents, students, artists, staff, family members, and experts in the fields of education, long-term care, and civically engaged arts practice, this book underscores the essential role of the arts and humanities in living richly. Waiting, as Penelope waited, need not be a time of loss and neglect. The Penelope Project boldly dreams of how to make late life a time of growth and learning. If you dream of improving people's lives through creative endeavors, this book provides practical advice. 230 pages, 16 color photos, 1 map, 6 x 9 inches. "Committed to the best practices of humane long-term care, of socially committed, artistic, collectively devised performance, and the benefits of narrative to represent the marginalized, the stories, strategies, and testimonies shared in this magnificent book inspire theatre-makers, students, audiences, and populations of aging people and caretakers to harness theatre's transformative power."—Jill Dolan, Princeton University "The Penelope Project is an immensely illuminating story of the impact of community based arts on the transformation of a long-term care institution's systems and culture. This book offers detailed description of what it takes to make cross-sector work work inside a highly regulated setting. The Penelope Project's greatest contribution may be in sharing the rigorous assessment of the project's effects. The book is a lively, engaging, and poignant recounting told through the hearts, minds, and senses of the project's large 'cast' of artists, Luther Manor leaders and residents, students, and visitors."—Pam Korza, Americans for the Arts 
Price: 23.70 USD
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3 BRAZELTON, M.D., T. BERRY; BRUNER, JEROME S. (FOREWORD). Infants And Mothers: Differences In Development.
Dell Publishing Company, New York: 1983. 0440506859 / 9780440506850 Revised Edition. Tenth Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Incorporates the latest work in neonatology. The pressures on working mothers, the difficult decision of when to return to work, and the excitement of nurturing fathers ae all reflected in this very contemporary guide. In addition, the findings of Dr. Brazelton and his associates in the Child Development Unit at the Boston Children's Hospital Medical Center on the amazing strengths and abilities of newborn babiues are included. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.79 USD
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4 COLES, ROBERT. The Moral Intelligence Of Children.
Random House, New York: 1997. Fourth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This book is what it means to be a "good person," as opposed to a "not-so-good person" or a "bad person." This book is meant to offer some thoughts on how character develops in children, how their moral imagination grows at different moments in their lives . . . and about how we might help shape a child's moral intelligence. Includes an Index. "A groundbreaking book." -- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence 
Price: 4.89 USD
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5 DAVIES, JACK. Survey Of Research In Gestation And The Developmental Sciences.
The Williams and Wilkins Company, Baltimore: 1960 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Provides a critical review of gestation and the developmental sciences. Covers the Germ Cells and Fertilization, Implantation, the Placenta, the Fetal Fluids, the Embryo and the Fetus, Teratology, Immunological Aspects of Pregnancy, Parturation and Lactation, Special Problems of Gestation, and General Reproductive Physiology. 
Price: 18.72 USD
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6 ELKIND, DAVID. The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon.
Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Reading: 1989. Revised Edition. Eighteenth Printing. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Takes a detailed and up-to-the-minute look at the world of today's kids in terms of education, movies, televison, rock & roll, and social trends, to see where the hurrying occurs and why. And as before, he offers parents and teachers insight, advice, and hope for encouraging healthy development while protecting the joy and freedom of childhood. Includes an Index. 
Price: 4.70 USD
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7 FISHER, M. F. K. Sister Age.
Vintage Books, New York: 1985. 0394723856 / 9780394723853 First Vintage Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In these fifteen remarkable stories, M. F. K. Fisher, one of the most admired writers of our time, embraces age as St. Francis welcomed Brother Pain. With a saint to guide us, she writes in her Foreword, perhaps we can accept in a loving way "the inevitable visits of a possibly nagging harpy like Sister Age." But in the stories, it is the human strength in the unavaoidable encounter with the end of life that Mrs. Fisher dramatizes so powerfully. Other themes - the importance of witnessing death, the marvelous resilience of the old, the passing of vanity - are all explored with insight, sympathy and, often, a sly wit. "Exact, unsparing and blessedly free of sweeteners." - Newsweek 
Price: 3.99 USD
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8 GESELL, ARNOLD. Wolf Child And Human Child: Being A Narrative Interpretation Of The Life History Of Kamala, The Wolf Girl.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1941. First edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Based on the diary account of a child who was reared by a wolf and who then lived for nine years in the Orphanage of Midnapore, in the province of Bengal, India. 
Price: 69.35 USD
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9 INHELDER, BARBEL & JEAN PIAGET. The Growth Of Logical Thinking: From Childhood To Adolescence.
Basic Books, New York: 1958. Fourteenth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This volume stems from the research of Jean Piaget on the development of intelligence through the various levels of human growth. Piaget and Inhelder here begin with the phase in the child's thinking from seven to eleven years, which they term the "stage of concrete operations," and follow its changes through the twelve- to fifteen-year period, the "stage for formal operations." Includes an Index. Translated into English from the French by Ann Parsons and Stanley Milgram. 
Price: 10.88 USD
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10 KAMIN, BEN. Raising A Thoughtful Teenager: A Book Of Answers And Values For Parents.
Penguin Group, New York: 1997. First Plume Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In this warm and reassuring guide, Rabbi Ben Kamin (the father of two teens himself) provides parents with careful, evenhanded, and practical information on talking with teenagers. Topics covered include sex, AIDS, drinking, racism, hatred, suicide, religion, money, homosexuality, abuse, celebrity worship, success, and family discord. "The book I've seen to help you answer your teenager's questions about the problems of the world." -- Mira Kishenbaum, author of Parent/Teen Breakthrough 
Price: 14.20 USD
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11 KONNER, MELVIN. Childhood: A Multicultural View.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1991. 0316501913 / 9780316501910 First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Takes a journey through the childhood years - from conception through adolescence - and vividly shows how children of various cultures experience them, how parents and societies around the globe shape them, and how science is beginning to understand them. Examines the most recent findings behind the nature-nurture question and provides new evidence for the importance of biology in explaining the experiences and development of children. Includes an Index. "A multifaceted study that will stimulate readers' curiosity and provoke them to new thought." - Booklist 
Price: 5.65 USD
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12 LEACH, PENELOPE. Your Baby And Child: From Birth To Age Five.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1993. New Edition, Revised and Expanded. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Written from your baby or child's point of view, because fashion in child-rearing may shift and alter, that view is most important and the most neglected. Includes an Index. "If you purchase only oe book on child care, make it this one . . . This book should be recommended to every parent." --Library Journal 
Price: 3.61 USD
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13 LEVINE, M.D., MEL. Ready Or Not, Here Comes Life.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 2005. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
Every parent wants to know, "What will he be like when he's in his twenties?" After decades of observing children grow into young adults, Dr. Mel Levine, nationally known pediatrician and author, addresses the question of why some youngsters make a successful transition into adulthood while other do not. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.55 USD
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14 LOE, MEIKA. Aging Our Way: Lessons For Living From 85 And Beyond.
Oxford University Press, New York/Oxford/London: 2011. 0199797900 / 9780199797905 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1998, Hallmark unveiled their new "One-Hundredth-Birthday" cards, and by 2007 annual sales were at 85,000. America is rapidly graying: between now and 2030, the number of people in the U.S. over the age of 80 is expected to almost triple. But how long people live raises the question of how well they live. Aging Our Way follows the everyday lives of 30 elders (ages 85-102) living at home and mostly alone to understand how they create and maintain meaningful lives for themselves. Drawing on the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on aging and three years of interviews with the elders, Meika Loe explores how elders navigate the practical challenges of living as independently as possible while staying healthy, connected, and comfortable. While most books on the subject treat old age as a social problem and elders as simply diminished versions of their former selves, Aging Our Way views them as they really are: lively, complicated, engaging people finding creative ways to make their aging as meaningful and manageable as possible. In their own voices, elders describe how they manage everything from grocery shopping, doctor appointments, and disability, to creating networks of friends and maintaining their autonomy. In many ways, these elders can serve as role models. The lessons they have learned about living in moderation, taking time for themselves, asking for help, keeping a sense of humor, caring for others, and preparing for death provide an invaluable source of wisdom for anyone hoping to live a long and fulfilling life. Through their stories, Loe helps us to think about aging, well-being, and the value of human relationships in new ways. Written with remarkable warmth and depth of understanding, Aging Our Way offers a vivid look at a group of people who too often remain invisible--those who have lived the longest--and all they have to teach us. Features a poignant and intimate look at the elders 85 and older living at home and making it work. "In this delightfully written book, Meika Loe illustrates how we continue to develop and become more diverse as we age. Aging Our Way is an engagingly written introduction to this new understanding of aging and will serve its readers well." - Peter V. Rabins, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, co-author of The 36-Hour Day "What a timely and useful handbook for all ages-full of insights and often poignant. L'chayim!"-Dr. Sally H. Lunt, Advisory Board, and Judy Norsigian, Executive Director, Our Bodies Ourselves "Aging Our Way is Loe's well-crafted answer to the question many ask as they approach the end of their days, 'How can one maintain comfort and health, stay at home, and continue to lead a meaningful life?'" - Foreword "Aging Our Way is a remarkable glimpse of the everyday lives and life lessons of elders living on their own-and on their own terms. Through engaging interviews, Meika Loe moves away from an obsessive focus on youth to an idea of comfortable aging that embraces continuity, connection, creativity, and quality of life." - Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zone: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest "Loe's writing is clear, jargon-free, and warm-she clearly likes and often admires her subjects. She has done an excellent job in organizing her book topically and lets her subjects speak for themselves, then distills their most important points. While there are few startling revelations, there is a great deal of wisdom." - Publisher's Weekly "Americans are living longer lives today than ever before. But are these quality years? How are we experiencing 'these additional years' in our 80s, 90s, and even 100s? In Meika Loe's Aging Our Way, men and women tell how they are making the best of their time, even with personal limitations. These 'ways of aging' are summed up as lessons for reflection and action. I urge you to read and share this inspiring book with others for it enriches understanding of life paths that many will follow." -Glen H. Elder, Jr., Howard W. Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill "Aging Our Way is an easy-to-read gathering of fascinating stories from thirty very elderly individuals, which generates important insights for current understanding and future studies of the social psychology of healthy aging." -Howard S. Friedman, Distinguished Professor, University of California, Riverside, and author of The Longevity Project: Surprising Discoveries for Health and Long Life from the Landmark Eight-Decade Study "A lively, engaging, and moving read. Loe shows how the personal resources needed to cope with aging are closely tied to structural factors like race, class, gender, birth cohort, and socioeconomic status. Nearly any reader will find Aging Our Way relevant to their own life or the lives of their aging parents or relatives." -Deborah Carr, Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University 
Price: 36.05 USD
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15 MADARAS, LYNDA WITH AREA MADARAS & DRAWINGS BY CLAUDIA ZIROLI & JACKIE AHER. The What's Happening To My Body? Book For Girls: A Growing Up Guide For Parents And Daughters.
Newmarket, New York: 1988. New Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Demonstrates how you can help a young girl handle her transition to womanhood. Written in a comfortable, non-judgmental tone suitable for nine- to fifteen-year-olds and laced throughout with anecdotes and real-life experiences, the book covers the body's changing size and shape, breasts, the reproductive organs, the menstrual cycle, pubic hair, puberty in boys, and much more. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.52 USD
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16 NEIER, ARYEH. The International Human Rights Movement: A History.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2013 . Human Rights and Crimes Agaist Humanity Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of the international human rights movement, from its beginnings in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to its essential place in world affairs today. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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17 PITKIN, WALTER B. Life Begins At 40.
Pocket Books, New York: 1941. First Pocket Books Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A formula for "Aged Forty" that works! Women old at forty? Men tossed on the business scrapheap at forty? "NONSENSE!" exclaims Walter B. Pitkin, renowned educatior and inspirational writer. And now he proves that more-than-ever, the experience and stability of maturer minds are at a premium! 
Price: 18.95 USD
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18 RIFKIN, JEREMY. The Empathetic Civilization: The Race To Global Consciousness In A World In Crisis.
Jeremy P. Tarcher - Penguin, New York: 2009. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Examines the radical new view of human nature that is emerging in the biological and cognitive sciences, and creating controversy in intellectual circles, the business community, and government. Recent discoveries in brain science and child development are forcing us to rethink the long-held belief that human beings are, by nature, aggressive, materialistic, utilitarian, and self interested. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.51 USD
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19 SANTROCK, JOHN W. Life-span Development.
McGraw-Hill, New York: 2002. 0072414340 / 9780072414349 Eighth Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Both instructors and students consistently point to John Santrock's eloquent style, balanced presentation, and unique, student-driven study features as the reasons why Life-Span Development sparks success in the human development course. Now completely revised and featuring a new design, this edition represents the most effective and cutting-edge text available for this course. Includes an Index. "Santrock's writing style is very nice, very readable, and overall quite engaging." - Professor Ann Merriweather, University of Michigan 
Price: 4.89 USD
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20 SPOCK, M.D., BENJAMIN. Decent And Indecent: Our Personal And Political Behavior.
The McCall Publishing Company, New York: 1970. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. 
Drawing on his unique background to link moral considerations to psychological truths, Dr. Spock traces from childhood the development of habits and attitudes that sour every aspect of our daily lives -- from the destructive rivalry betweeen men and women that impairs the dignity and pleasures of sexuality to the loss of idealism that results in racial strife and war. Dr. Spock analyzes adult problems with the same compassion and understanding that have distinguished his advice on child care. 
Price: 2.83 USD
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