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We define our conscious experience by constructing narratives about ourselves and the people with whom we interact. Narrative pervades our lives--conscious experience is not merely linked to the number and variety of personal stories we construct with each other within a cultural frame, but is subsumed by them. The claim, however, that narrative constructions are essential to conscious experience is not useful or informative unless we can also begin to... more...

As the general public has become more aware of advances in nutrition, consumer demands for advice on matters of diet and disease have grown. This book offers recommendations to upgrade what were found to be largely inadequate nutrition programs in U.S. medical schools in order that health professionals be better qualified to advise and treat their patients. A comprehensive study of one-third of American 4-year undergraduate medical schools provided... more...

Debunks popular health myths with solid, practical nutrition facts This authoritative, thorough, and scientifically sound guide to nutrition and wellness provides information on weight loss, detoxification, low cholesterol, better digestion, mercury poisoning, cholesterol--and more! Optimal Nutrition for Optimal Health covers the same topics as current bestsellers such as Prescription for Nutritional Healing and The Nutrition Bible... more...

After falling fifteen feet from a ladder in 1994, Philip Fairclough suffered major brain damage. Unable at first to tell the time or even dress himself, he underwent an intensive course of rehabilitation and slowly relearned the lost skills he had once taken for granted. Philip's courage and determination characterize this candid account of the hurdles he faced and overcame, in coming to terms with his injury, living in a rehabilitation center,... more...

Human learning is studied in a variety of ways. Motor learning is often studied separately from verbal learning. Studies may delve into anatomy vs function, may view behavioral outcomes or look discretely at the molecular and cellular level of learning. All have merit but they are dispersed across a wide literature and rarely are the findings integrated and synthesized in a meaningful way. Human Learning: Biology, Brain, and Neuroscience synthesizes... more...


Athletes do not all train the same way, but it is rare to see any athlete—at any level—exercise or compete without warming up. Although the warm-up can take many forms, smart coaches and athletes know that the warm-up should be a part of any training session. The Warm-Up is the first book to describe the science of the warm-up and provide guidelines to maximize its effectiveness through the process of... more...

"A look at personal training that goes beyond the textbooks." - Muscle & Fitness Now in a revised, expanded, and upgraded edition, Ignite the Fire is the highly practical approach to personal training already relied on by thousands of trainers Worldwide. Repeatedly called one of the "best books for personal trainers", it provides a clear road map teaching you how to become a personal trainer, to getting a personal trainer... more...

One of today's most controversial drugs, marijuana is seen by some as a useful medicine and by others as a dangerous drug that must remain outlawed. This title explores how marijuana affects the body, the laws and policies surrounding it, and the debate around its legalization. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an... more...

This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to mannitol. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar... more...

The culinary and mythological virtues of pomegranates have been extolled in art and literature since the time of the ancient Greeks, and these days the fruit is enjoying the spotlight as one of the hot new culinary trends. Famed for its tart, refreshing juice and for its symbolism of royalty and fertility, the pomegranate is guaranteed to perk up almost any meal. Whether an integral part of a dish's composition or adding a bit of color and surprise as... more...