Aug 20, 2012

new nonfiction

In 1900, there were just over seven million Americans age 55 and older. In 2010, there were over 63 million. As the population of older adults continues to boom, will the health of this group fizzle? Not if Reed Tuckson, MD, has anything to say about it. The Doctor in the Mirror is centered on a simple, yet often-overlooked premise: as you age, the health advocate you need first and foremost is you. It starts with an honest look in the mirror to identify the barriers keeping you from better health. Then it calls on the amazing, the brilliant, the esteemed Dr. You to overcome those barriers. Not overnight, but over time. Learn how to better understand the chronic illnesses that older adults commonly face. Get armed with simple, common sense prevention strategies. Discover how to maximize your partnership with your physicians, hospitals, and the health care system. And finally, Dr. You will learn to weave a safety net of relationships built around home, family, friends, and community to maximize your quality of life. As you age, don t let your health situation take control of you. Take control of your health situation instead. Come on, America. It s time to age with more vitality!
The Red Sox story, notwithstanding the mythic " Curse of the Bambino" is a matter of pride and achievement, and of pleasure and excitement. The Red Sox Encyclopedia is the ultimate Red Sox reference book including eight eras from 1901-1997, moments of glory, greatest moments in Red Sox history, the greatest Red Sox players, Red Sox managers, as well as detailed statistical coverage. Young, Speaker, Williams, Yastrzemski, Evans and many more are included in this magnificent volume
It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! confirms what we have all suspected: Washington and Wall Street have really screwed things up for the average American. Work has been devalued. Education costs are out of sight. Effort and ambition have never been so scantily rewarded. Political guru James Carville and pollster extraordinaire Stan Greenberg argue that our political parties must admit their failures and the electorate must reclaim its voice, because taking on the wealthy and the privileged is not class warfare—it is a matter of survival. Told in the alternating voices of these two top political strategists, It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! provides eye-opening and provocative arguments on where our government—including the White House—has gone wrong, and what voters can do about it.
Controversial and outspoken, authoritative and shrewd, It’s the Middle Class, Stupid! is destined to make waves during the 2012 presidential campaign, and will set the agenda for legislative battles and political dust-ups during the next administration
From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes more incredible stories of science, history, language, and music, as told by our own DNA.

In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA.

There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists.

Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future.

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