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The NASW bookstore sells books, music, video, software, and other merchandise via Every purchase you make on Amazon can support NASW programs and services: Just go to when you start your shopping. Books featured below were written by NASW members or reviewed in ScienceWriters magazine. Appearance here does not indicate endorsement.

Joan R. Callahan

Joan Callahan, a San Diego biologist and epidemiologist, has written a reference that covers major infectious diseases, naturally occurring toxins, predators, and other categories of living threats to human life. Topics include human pathogens in water, food, and air, and how they are transmitted by contact.

Natalie Angier

This is the third-annual volume of The Best American Science and Nature Writing, and contains articles by several NASW members. These include, "Ripe for Controversy," by Robert Kunzig, European editor of Discover; Steve Mirsky, science writer at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, contributed "Dumb, Dumb, Duh, Dumb" from Scientific American; Dennis Overbye is represented by "How Islam Won, and Lost, the Lead in Science," from The New York Times; and Karen White, a New Hampshire freelancer contributed "Very Dark Energy" from Discover.

Jan Yager

For everyone who has ever wondered why friends hurt or reject them, Jan Yager's book provides insights and advice to help them understand and cope with problematic friendships. Based on her extensive original research, Yager, a sociologist and friendship expert, tells why, when, and how to let go of bad friends as well as how to develop enriching and rewarding friendships.

Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish

Everyone knows the difficulty of things that are exquisite and well done," the Renaissance philosopher Baldassare Castiglione once remarked. "So to have facility in such things gives rise to the greatest wonder." Italians call that artful facility sprezzatura, a term Mary Desmond Pinkowish, a senior editor at Patient Care, and her co-author maintain well describes the nation's genius.

Hasia R. Diner and Beryl Lieff Benderly

The story of Jewish women in America begins in September 1654, and continues, unbroken, to today. In those three-and-a-half centuries, millions of mothers, wives, sisters and daughters have helped build and nourish families, businesses, charitable institutions, synagogues, schools, labor unions, and many other things that enrich and define life in America.