Archive for the 'human services' Category

Dying to Be Thin

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Director: Larkin McPhee

Nova explores the serious consequences of eating disorders in Nova: Dying to Be Thin. Anorexia and bulimia have become mainstream maladies, with open discussion of the millions of cases throughout the U.S. Anorexia alone accounts for the highest death rate of any psychological illness. If patients survive, the effects of self-imposed starvation can be extreme, from bone loss to heart damage. Nova goes behind closed doors to explore experimental treatments for these eating disorders. Call number: RC552 .E18 D95 2004

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Pocket Guide to the ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines for Buildings and Facilities

Monday, September 22, 2008

Updated to include the latest Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines
This book helps readers understand the facilities requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG). This Third Edition presents the technical building requirements for accessible elements and spaces in new construction, alterations, and additions.

Expanded and updated with numerous illustrations, this pocket guide covers special requirements for public accommodations and commercial facilities, including businesses, restaurants, medical care facilities, libraries, transportation facilities, and more. Portable and practical, it’s a compact reference that can be used easily at a desk or in the field. (Description from barnesandnoble.com) Call number: KF709.3 .H35 P63 2007

The Way I Feel

Thursday, July 31, 2008

By Janan Cain

Call Number: PZ9 .E6 C34 2000

First-time author and artist Cain treads familiar ground here with a picture book that pales in comparison to Jamie Lee Curtis’s subtler and snappier Today I Feel Silly. From scared to shy, bored to jealous, Cain covers the emotional waterfront in a series of rhymes paired with pastel pencil drawings featuring elflike children. The opening spread, “silly” (“Silly is the way I feel when I make a funny face/ and wear a goofy, poofy hat that takes up lots of space”), casts a child in a rainbow-colored clown outfit against a sunny yellow backdrop and heralds the book’s main artistic conceit–a palette picked to suit each mood. “Bored,” for instance, is played out on a background of drab tans and browns, while “angry” steams with fiery reds and purples. Though energetic and bright, the cartoonlike illustrations skate close to being strident, while the verses are pedestrian (“Sometimes I feel so very sad and really don’t know why./ Instead of playing and having fun, I cry and cry and cry”).

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Methamphetamine

Thursday, July 24, 2008

by Randi Mehling

Call Number: RC568 .A45 M43 2008

Methamphetamine examines the synthetic chemical compound known on the street as “ice,” “meth,” or “speed.” Methamphetamine is a harmful, highly addictive substance, and its popularity among drug abusers is on the rise. The drug has spread so quickly across the United States that a methamphetamine drug epidemic was declared in 2006. Meth is one of the riskiest illegal drugs in circulation today. The process of producing it involves the use of highly flammable chemicals that often explode in makeshift meth labs, and even short-term regular use of the drug can be devastating to the human body. This book covers the history, physical properties, and addictive nature of methamphetamine and provides readers with powerful information about the health effects of the drug, trends and attitudes, legal ramifications associated with meth use, and treatments available for meth addiction. (Description by BarnesandNobles.com)