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Notaro, Tig.

Contents: disc 1. Tig Notaro live -- disc 2. Tig Notaro live at the Moth.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Secretly Canadian 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD COMEDY/SPOKEN NOT

Teresi, Dick.

Summary: Examines how the business of organ harvesting further complicates the process of death declaration and evaluates how death has been determined throughout history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 610 TER

Levang, Elizabeth.

Summary: A collection of more than three hundred short writings that offer compassion, comfort, and guidance to people who have lost a loved one.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fairview Press 1992

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 155.937 LEV

Keleman, Stanley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 1975

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 128.5 KEL

Wolfelt, Alan D.

Summary: Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner's need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person's grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Companion Press 2003

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Summary: Frontline teams up with writer and surgeon Atul Gawande to examine how doctors care for terminally ill patients. In conjunction with Gawande's new book, Being Mortal, the film explores the relationships between doctors and patients nearing the end of life, and shows how many doctors, including himself, struggle to talk honestly and openly.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BEI

Summary: This made-for-TV movie tells the story of an old man, professor of sociology, Morrie Schwartz, who is dying from ALS. He tells a former student, Mitch Albom, about dying, living and what's important in life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Video 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TUE

Woolf, John

Summary: A radical new history that rediscovers the remarkable freak performers whose talents and charisma helped define an era.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 791.3 WOO

Wolfelt, Alan.

Summary: Provides tips for understanding and expressing grief and offers practical ideas and suggested activities to help individuals move through their pain.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Companion Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 WOL

Summary: Examines the work of two biologists, Bill Andrews and Aubrey de Grey, who have dedicated their lives to the reversal of biological aging.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Structure Films 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC IMM

Byock, Ira.

Summary: A palliative care doctor on the front lines of hospital care illuminates one of the most important and controversial ethical issues of our time on his quest to transform care through the end of life. It is harder to die in this country than ever before. Statistics show that the vast majority of Americans would prefer to die at home, yet many of us spend our last days fearful and in pain in a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Avery 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.02 BYO

Gawande, Atul

2 holds on 6 copies

Summary: Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 GAW

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.1 GAW

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.1 GAW

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 362.17 GAW

Gawande, Atul

Summary: Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit 361.2 Gawande

Shenk, David

Summary: Skeleton Key puts the reader on the Merry Pranksters' bus behind the real Cowboy Neal, uncovers the origins of Cherry Garcia, follows the dancing bear on its trip from psychedelic artifact to trademarked icon, and unlocks the Dead's own tape vault.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 SHE

Summary: The ankle, a major weight-bearing joint, is injured more than any other part of the body. After examining the surface features of the foot and ankle, this program probes the deeper layers, highlighting major bones, muscles, ligaments, blood vessels, and nerves. Special attention is given to the arches and the ankle joint with respect to stability. Common ankle and foot injuries, such as sprains...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: When used with delicacy, the hand is capable of manipulation that goes far beyond what might be expected of its mechanical design. This program demonstrates how the hand functions, spotlighting the opposable nature of the thumb, and how the nerve network and blood vessels deploy. The pathologies of common damage, including carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist fractures, "mallet finger," and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Although it is a major weight-bearing joint, the knee is surprisingly flexible in all manner of forward, reverse, and lateral motions. This program addresses the intricate mechanics of the knee joint's musculature, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. In addition, traumas to the menisci and the collateral and cruciate ligaments-the most commonly damaged structures-are described.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: A ball-and-socket joint capable of a complex range of motion, the shoulder achieves its mobility through the sacrifice of stability, relying on surrounding muscles and tendons for strength. This program presents the technical specifications of the shoulder: what muscles sheathe it, how it functions, and its range of motion. Conditions such as bursitis, tendonitis, dislocation, and fracture of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Over two hundred user-generated images of hilarious DIY disasters, jury-rigs, and kludges from ThereIFixedIt.com web site.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Andrews McMeel 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult, Call number: 817 THE

Summary: The aim of these lectures is to make viewers feel welcome and comfortable in the company of paintings. By focusing on 65 masterpieces of Western painting, Professor William Kloss offers a vivid, visceral encounter with genius, shining light on the unique technical, stylistic, and expressive achievements of each painting. From the 14th century to the 20th, the images are examined for their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2010

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Jacobs, Wilbur R.

Contents: Indian-white contact: background. The white man's frontier in American history: the impact upon the land and the Indian -- Unsavory sidelights on Colonial trade -- Wampum and the protocol of treaty-making -- White gift-giving: French skills in managing the Indians -- Indian-white contact: frontier conflicts. -- British Indian-white relations: Edmond Atkin's scheme for imperial control -- A...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Oklahoma Press 1985

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1197 JAC

Blume, Mary.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 944.36 BLU

Summary: From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 3
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4

Summary: Follows Damon Gameau as he embarks on a unique experiment to document the effects of a high sugar diet on a healthy body, consuming only foods that are commonly perceived as healthy. Highlights some of the issues that plague the sugar industry, and where sugar lurks on supermarket shelves.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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