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Wired Wilderness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Wired Wilderness

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010-12-29
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Scholars of and researchers involved in wildlife management will find this history both fascinating and revealing.

Blue Marble Health
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

Blue Marble Health

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-09-04
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  • 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 de...

Performance Funding for Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 276

Performance Funding for Higher Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-10-16
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Seeking greater accountability in higher education, many states have adopted performance funding, tying state financial support of colleges and universities directly to institutional performance based on specific outcomes such as student retention, progression, and graduation. Now in place in over thirty states, performance funding for higher education has been endorsed by the US Department of Education and major funders like the Gates and Lumina foundations. Focusing on three states that are regarded as leaders in the movement—Indiana, Ohio, and Tennessee— Performance Funding for Higher Education presents the findings of a three-year research study on its implementation and impacts. Wri...

The Snake and the Salamander
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

The Snake and the Salamander

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-01-10
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

In the best tradition of natural history writing and art, The Snake and the Salamander explores the diverse collection of reptiles and amphibians that inhabit the northeastern quadrant of the United States. Covering 13 states that run from Maine to Virginia, author Alvin R. Breisch and artist Matt Patterson showcase the lives of 83 species of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs, and salamanders. These intriguing animals are organized by habitat and type, from forest to grassland to bogs to big waters, and revealed through a combination of Breisch’s engaging prose and Patterson’s original color illustrations. Breisch’s guided tour combines historical notes and conservation issues with lesso...

Walker's Mammals of the World
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1936

Walker's Mammals of the World

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999-04-07
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Gives an historical account of the world's mammals since 3,000 B.C., and then provides detailed information about every mammal on earth, divided by genus.

Sexual Disorders
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 151

Sexual Disorders

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2004
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

"Fagan combines impressive scholarship, clinical acumen, and a highly accessible writing style to discuss different perspectives on the evaluation of sexual disorders. This book addresses complex issues with astonishing clarity and flows smoothly from chapter to chapter with thematic continuity. It is a delight to read." -- R. Taylor Segraves, M.D., Ph.D, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University

The 36-Hour Day
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

The 36-Hour Day

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-10-07
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Originally published in 1981, The 36-Hour Day was the first book of its kind. Thirty years later, with dozens of other books on the market, it remains the definitive guide for people caring for someone with dementia. Now in a new and updated edition, this best-selling book features thoroughly revised chapters on the causes of dementia, managing the early stages of dementia, the prevention of dementia, and finding appropriate living arrangements for the person who has dementia when home care is no longer an option.

Vaccine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 222

Vaccine

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-07-10
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Since 1990, the number of mandated vaccines has increased dramatically. Today, a fully vaccinated child will have received nearly three dozen vaccinations between birth and age six. Along with the increase in number has come a growing wave of concern among parents about the unintended side effects of vaccines. In Vaccine, Mark A. Largent explains the history of the debate and identifies issues that parents, pediatricians, politicians, and public health officials must address. Nearly 40% of American parents report that they delay or refuse a recommended vaccine for their children. Despite assurances from every mainstream scientific and medical institution, parents continue to be haunted by th...

In Defense of American Higher Education
  • Language: hu
  • Pages: 364

In Defense of American Higher Education

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001-07-23
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

"A confident overview of the current condition of today's universities. Researchers, policymakers, and graduate students will appreciate the opportunity to react to some of the best minds in the field of higher education as they examine the state of the American university and predict its future direction." -- Peabody Journal of Education

Bipolar Disorder
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Bipolar Disorder

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2014-01-17
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

For persons with bipolar disorder and their families, here is a comprehensive, practical, compassionate guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. 22 illustrations.