Blue Marble Health

  • Filename: blue-marble-health.
  • ISBN: 9781421420462
  • Release Date: 2016-08-02
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Peter J. Hotez
  • Publisher: JHU Press

In 2011, Dr. Peter J. Hotez relocated to Houston to launch Baylor’s National School of Tropical Medicine. He was shocked to discover that a number of neglected diseases often associated with developing countries were widespread in impoverished Texas communities. Despite the United States’ economic prowess and first-world status, an estimated 12 million Americans living at the poverty level currently suffer from at least one neglected tropical disease, or NTD. Hotez concluded that the world’s neglected diseases—which include tuberculosis, hookworm infection, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, and leishmaniasis—are born first and foremost of extreme poverty. In this book, Hotez describes a new global paradigm known as "blue marble health," through which he asserts that poor people living in wealthy countries account for most of the world’s poverty-related illness. He explores the current state of neglected diseases in such disparate countries as Mexico, South Korea, Argentina, Australia, the United States, Japan, and Nigeria. By crafting public policy and relying on global partnerships to control or eliminate some of the world’s worst poverty-related illnesses, Hotez believes, it is possible to eliminate life-threatening disease while at the same time creating unprecedented opportunities for science and diplomacy. Clear, compassionate, and timely, Blue Marble Health is a must-read for leaders in global health, tropical medicine, and international development, along with anyone committed to helping the millions of people who are caught in the desperate cycle of poverty and disease.

Blue Mind

  • Filename: blue-mind.
  • ISBN: 9781405528092
  • Release Date: 2014-06-12
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Wallace J. Nichols
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? In Blue Mind, Wallace J. Nichols revolutionizes how we think about these questions, revealing the remarkable truth about the benefits of being in, on, under, or simply near water. Grounded in cutting-edge studies in neurobiology, cognitive psychology, economics, and medicine, and made real by stories of innovative scientists, doctors, athletes, artists, environmentalists, businesspeople and lovers of nature - stories that fascinate the mind and touch the heart - Blue Mind will awaken readers to the vital importance of water to the health and happiness of us all.

Forgotten People Forgotten Diseases

  • Filename: forgotten-people-forgotten-diseases.
  • ISBN: 1555818749
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 255
  • Author: Peter J. Hotez
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Provides an overview of the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and how they devastate the poor, essentially trapping them in a vicious cycle of extreme poverty by preventing them from working or attaining their full intellectual and cognitive development.

Introduction to U S Health Policy

  • Filename: introduction-to-u-s-health-policy.
  • ISBN: 9781421402970
  • Release Date: 2011-10-03
  • Number of pages: 376
  • Author: Donald A. Barr
  • Publisher: JHU Press

The latest edition of this widely adopted text updates the description and discussion of key sectors of America’s health care system in light of the Affordable Care Act.

Penny and Her Marble

  • Filename: penny-and-her-marble.
  • ISBN: 9780062082060
  • Release Date: 2013-08-27
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Author: Kevin Henkes
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

In the third easy-to-read book about Penny the mouse, written by Caldecott Medalist and bestselling author Kevin Henkes, Penny finds a beautiful marble on her neighbor's lawn and must decide whether or not to keep it. With age-appropriate vocabulary, compelling characters, and a memorable storyline, Penny and her Marble is just right for beginning readers and was named a 2014 Geisel Honor book by the American Library Association. This annual award, given to the most distinguished books for beginning readers, is named for the world-renowned children's author Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. Kevin Henkes is known for his mouse characters, including Lilly, Owen, Chrysanthemum, Wemberly, and now Penny! In Penny and her Marble, the third book in the Penny series, Penny finds a marble on Mrs. Goodwin's yard and takes it home. But does the marble really belong to Penny? Kevin Henkes is a master at creating beautifully illustrated books that resonate with young children. The Penny books are new classics for beginning readers and will appeal to fans of Frog and Toad, Little Bear, and Henry and Mudge.

Times Square Red Times Square Blue

  • Filename: times-square-red-times-square-blue.
  • ISBN: 0814719201
  • Release Date: 1999-04-01
  • Number of pages: 203
  • Author: Samuel R. Delany
  • Publisher: NYU Press

As issues of history and memory collide in our society and in the classroom, the time is ripe to rethink the place of history in our schools. Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History represents a unique effort by an international group of scholars to understand the future of teaching and learning about the past. It will challenge the ways in which historians, teachers, and students think about teaching history. The book concerns itself first and foremost with the question, "How do students develop sophisticated historical understandings and how can teachers best encourage this process?" Recent developments in psychology, education, and historiography inform the debates that take place within Knowing, Teaching, and Learning History. This four-part volume identifies the current issues and problems in history education, then works towards a deep and considered understanding of this evolving field. The contributors to this volume link theory to practice, making crucial connections with those who teach history. Published in conjunction with the American Historical Association.


  • Filename: ghostwritten.
  • ISBN: 9781844568833
  • Release Date: 2008-10-02
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: David Mitchell
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Winner of the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. A magnificent achievement and an engrossing experience, David Mitchell's first novel announced the arrival of one of the most exciting writers of the twenty-first century. An apocalyptic cult member carries out a gas attack on a rush-hour metro, but what links him to a jazz buff in downtown Tokyo? Or to a Mongolian gangster, a woman on a holy mountain who talks to a tree, and a late night New York DJ? Set at the fugitive edges of Asia and Europe, Ghostwritten weaves together a host of characters, their interconnected destinies determined by the inescapable forces of cause and effect.

Health Disparities in the United States

  • Filename: health-disparities-in-the-united-states.
  • ISBN: 9781421414768
  • Release Date: 2014-09-12
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Donald A. Barr
  • Publisher: JHU Press

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice magazine The health care system in the United States has been called the best in the world. Yet wide health disparities persist between different social groups, and many Americans suffer from poorer health than people in other developed countries. Donald A. Barr's Health Disparities in the United States explores how socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity interact with socioeconomic inequality to create and perpetuate these health disparities. Examining the significance of this gulf for the medical community, cultural subsets, and society at large, Barr offers potential policy- and physician-based solutions for reducing health inequity in the long term. This popular course book, which has been fully updated, now incorporates significant new material, including a chapter on the profound effects of inequality on child development, behavioral choices, and adult health status. An essential text for courses in public health, health policy, and sociology, the second edition analyzes the complex web of social forces that influence health outcomes in the United States. This book is a vital teaching tool and a comprehensive reference for social science and medical professionals.

Black and Blue

  • Filename: black-and-blue.
  • ISBN: 9780822352716
  • Release Date: 2012-09-25
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Carol Mavor
  • Publisher: Duke University Press

In an exploration of one book and three films, themes including loss, regret, violence, and history are discussed in terms of the feeling of the colors black and blue.

100 Under 100

  • Filename: 100-under-100.
  • ISBN: 163152934X
  • Release Date: 2015-03-06
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Betsy Teutsch
  • Publisher:

An inspiring, comprehensive look at the many tools being employed today to empower women in the developing world and help them raise themselves out of poverty.

Missing Microbes

  • Filename: missing-microbes.
  • ISBN: 9781780744421
  • Release Date: 2014-02-06
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Martin Blaser
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications

A clarion call to save humanity’s most essential fellow creatures – and our health Far beneath our skin exists an unfathomable, ancient universe – an internal ecosystem that is critical to our health. Dr Martin Blaser invites us into the wilds of the human ‘microbiome’, unfurling its inner workings and evolution. For thousands of years, bacteria and human cells have co-existed in a relationship that has ensured the health and equilibrium of our body. But now, much like the natural world outside of us, our internal environment is being irrevocably destroyed. The culprit: some of our most revered medical advances – antibiotics – which appear to be linked to the epidemics of asthma, eczema, obesity, certain forms of cancer, and other diseases plaguing modern society. In a book that stands as the Silent Spring of its day, Blaser sounds a provocative alarm that we ignore at our peril.

Nudging Health

  • Filename: nudging-health.
  • ISBN: 1421421003
  • Release Date: 2016-10-20
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: I. Glenn Cohen
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Zamzow, Richard J. Zeckhauser

Bleeding Blue

  • Filename: bleeding-blue.
  • ISBN: 9781501146510
  • Release Date: 2016-11-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Wendel Clark
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Funny, fierce, and gritty, Bleeding Blue recounts every struggle and success of Wendel Clark’s rough-and-tumble journey to becoming one of hockey’s greatest heroes. As a young boy growing up in Kelvington, Saskatchewan, Wendel Clark never dreamed of an NHL career. The pro league just seemed too far away from the young man’s small-town life in the Prairies. But Wendel had a talent for hockey that was surpassed only by his love for the sport, and it wasn’t long before he embarked on a path that would take him away from his hometown to a new life. Wendel honed his talents in cities across western Canada and earned a reputation as a force to be reckoned with on the ice. Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs first overall in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft, Wendel burst onto the pro scene and immediately made an impact, all the while staying true to his roots. As he learned from the players around him, Wendel steadily matured into a respected leader. He soon assumed the mantle as the Leafs captain, and his willingness to lay it all on the line transformed him into a player who could inspire courage in his teammates and fear in his opponents in equal measure. The future seemed limitless for the young star. But just as Wendel’s talents were set to peak, everything unraveled. Years of no-holds-barred, physical play were taking their toll, and soon his greatest competitor wasn’t anyone on the ice, but his own body. Every movement brought agony, every shift was a challenge, and every game meant the decision to keep fighting. But as Wendel’s body broke down, his resolve only grew. Determined to succeed no matter what the cost, Wendel set out on a course that would allow him to keep doing what he loved and that would turn him into one of the most beloved hockey players of all time. Emotional and uplifting, Bleeding Blue is the story of a man who refused to say no, who wore his heart on his sleeve, and who would do anything to keep going, even when everything told him to quit.

I Saw the Angel in the Marble

  • Filename: i-saw-the-angel-in-the-marble.
  • ISBN: 188409824X
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Chris Davis
  • Publisher:

You can set your children free to be the individuals God created them to be. But, first, you must rediscover what it means to be-not homeschoolers-but parents. This, "The Best of 15 years of Elijah Company Articles," will help you find that "ancient path."

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