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- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 16.95
Intended as a support tool in the initial period after diagnosis, this book addresses questions or concerns that Dad might have, such as 'How did my child get AS?,' and 'What happens now?'. Also included are poems, stories, illustrations, and activities to help Dad come to terms with and move forward from a diagnosis of AS. more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic event, you know the devastating impact it can have on your life and your spirit. Life-threatening accidents, illnesses, assaults, abusive relationships?or a tragedy like 9/11?all can leave deep emotional wounds that persist long after physical scars have healed. Survivors become ?invisible heroes,?... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00
The Washington Post "Compulsively readable. . . . Dr. Sacks writes beautifully and with exceptional subtlety and penetration into both the state of mind of his patients and the nature of illness generally. . . . A brilliant and humane book." ?A. Alvarez, The Observer "[Sacks] opens to the reader doors of perception generally passed through only... more...
- Editorial Kairos 2007; US$ 10.99
Using clinical studies, this exploration of the human brain proposes that its development is a continuous process. From the point of view of genetics to a more practical approach, such as understanding child development or the process of aging, the book illustrates the importance of gaining a deeper understanding of this "great unknown" in the medical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1995; US$ 102.00
This interdisciplinary work discloses an unexpected coherence between recent concepts in brain science and postmodern thought. A nonlinear dynamical model of brain states is viewed as an autopoietic, autorhoetic, self-organizing, self-tuning eruption under multiple constraints and guided by an overarching optimization principle which insures conservation... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 165.00
The book presents a new science of semiotic linguistics. The goal of semiotic linguistics is to discover what characterizes language as an intermediary between the mind and reality so that language creates the picture of reality we perceive. The cornerstone of semiotic linguistics is the discovery and resolution of language antinomies -contradictions... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78
This volume brings together Freud's main contributions to the psychology of love. His illuminating discussions of the ways in which sexuality is always psychosexuality - that there is no sexuality without fantasy, conscious or unconscious - have changed the ways we think about erotic life. In these papers Freud develops his now famous theories about... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 159.99
The human face is unique among social stimuli in conveying such a variety of different characteristics. A person's identity, sex, race, age, emotional state, focus of attention, facial speech patterns, and attractiveness are all detected and interpreted with relative ease from the face. Humans also display a surprising degree of consistency in... more...