Twenty-five years ago, Robert Fulghum published a simple credo—a credo that became the phenomenal #1 New York Times bestseller All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten. Now, seven million copies later, Fulghum returns to the book that was embraced around the world.Fulghum engages us with musings on life, death, love, pain, joy, sorrow, and the best chicken-fried steak in the continental U.S.A. The little seed in the Styrofoam cup offers a reminder about our own mortality and the delicate nature of life . . . a spider who catches (and loses) a full-grown woman in its web one fine morning teaches us about surviving catastrophe . . . the love story of Jean-Francois Pilatre and his hot air balloon reminds us to be brave and unafraid to “fly” . . . life lessons hidden in the laundry pile . . . magical qualities found in a box of crayons . . . hide-and-seek vs. sardines—and how these games relate to the nature of God. All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten is brimming with the very stuff of life and the significance found in the smallest details. [Based on review at Amazon.com] SELECTED BY LISA AUGUSTINE / ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING & HPER
At a time when information overload assaults us all, these 24 lectures offer a means of thinking about, understanding and acting on information in an effective and responsible way. Cognitive biases, learning how to think about thinking (a practice known as metacognition) and the offerings of neuroscience ( which explains how human thinking works) are all discussed. Logical fallacies and the need to distinguish good science from pseudoscience are likewise considered. Professor Novella explores how the often unfamiliar ways in which our brains are hardwired can distract and prevent us from getting to the truth of a particular matter.[Based on review at Amazon.com] SELECTED BY JAMES BEIL / SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS
The first history of lesbian art in the United States, this volume documents works since 1970 within the context of gay culture and political activism. Authoritative and engaging, this is a "from the trenches" story of which women made what, when, and where. Hammond moves from the mainstream art world to alternative venues, weaving a compelling narrative complete with critical and theoretical discourse. Profiles of 18 prominent lesbian artists, from Kate Millett and Joan Snyder to Deborah Kass and Catherine Opie, complete this groundbreaking contribution to contemporary art history.[From Amazon.com] SELECTED BY NANCY HALBROOKS / ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Access the NEW ONLINE COMPANION MATERIALS now! Comprehensive, authoritative information from the most respected experts: For 30 years, that's what Children with Disabilities has given the thousands of students, faculty, and professionals who rely on it. Now this trusted text is in a NEW seventh edition, thoroughly updated with the very latest research, new instructor materials, and the critical issues professionals need to know as they prepare to work with children and families. Incorporating 5 years of significant research and progress in multiple disciplines, this highly anticipated new edition is the textbook of choice for courses on disability. The internationally respected editors bring together a who's who of contributors--of seasoned experts and fresh voices--definitive compendium of information about developmental, clinical, family, education, and intervention issues. WHAT'S NEW All-new chapters on diagnosis, neuropsychological assessment, "new" disabilities faced by survivors of previously fatal disorders, and complementary and alternative medicine New multimedia instructor materials online, including high-quality downloadable medical illustrations 30+ new contributors from diverse fields Expanded chapters on autism and ADHD New developments in neuroscience, genetics, and imaging Greater focus on interdisciplinary collaboration Considerations from drafts of the DSM-5 Thoroughly updated content in every chapter PowerPoint slides for each chapter, easy to customize for courses Children with Disabilities retains and strengthens the student-friendly features of previous editions: concise and accessible chapters, a helpful glossary, chapter overviews, case studies that bring key concepts to life, extensive cross-referencing to make information easy to find, and resource lists for every topic. And with the complete package of new multimedia instructor materials, instructors will use this textbook effectively in their courses and prepare students for years of successful practice. An unparalleled text from the leading voices in the disability field, Children with Disabilities is the cornerstone resource future professionals will keep year after year to support their important work with children and families.
This book examines the nature of clinical knowledge and judgment. The authors present a report of a six-year study of over 130 hospital nurses, primarily in critical care. The contributors document and analyze their clinical narratives for stages of clinical skill acquisition and the components of expert practice. Ultimately, this work examines the meaning of expertise in nursing practice through the nurse's use of scientific knowledge, professional experience, and careful attention to each patient's changing condition. [From Amazon.com] SELECTED BY JUDITH JORGENSEN / ALLIED HEALTH AND NURSING & HPER
“Inasmuch as I was by myself, I decided to begin that very day to write a book I would call ‘The Adventures of the Myopic Teenager.’ I decided to work on it every afternoon. I didn’t need any inspiration because I was writing about my own life, which I knew very well. As for the ‘adventures’ part, I had been thinking about those for a long time.”
Here, in these first sentences of the novel, is described the scheme of the book, where the narrator, a precocious and tormented adolescent living in Bucharest, Romania, in the early 1900s, unveils with precision and near shamelessness his daily activities and observations: the failings of his teachers, the plots and schemes of his classmates, their sexual fantasies and desires, first erotic and sexual exploits and the discovery of his own individuality and uniqueness, of what sets him apart from the others. But the chronicle also reveals the narrator’s driving need to write—to BE a writer, a need which is chiseled into his very being.
Only recently found in an a little attic in Bucharest, this novel, written by Mircea Eliade when he was the same age as the hero in the book, is an invaluable testimony of the great writer who was in fact the young genius which the book’s narrator pretends to discover. In essence, the book is an exercise in self-discovery, both of the author and the semi-fictional narrator of the book. SELECTED BY FLORIN MUSCUTAR / SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS