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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.

Rob Kaplan

This is another book of use to science writers who need a quote or an anecdote to liven up an article. A literary agent, Kaplan has organized text thematically with topics including: "Science, Spirit and Religion;" "Chaos and Order;" "Where Did We Come From and Where Are We Headed;" "Ambition;" and "Success and Failure."

John Fripp, Michael Fripp, and Deborah Fripp

When you need a lead or an ending, you may find this book useful. It has such quotes as: "The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry, and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers." — Lewis Thomas in The Medusa and the Snail, 1979.

Mark Pendergrast

This is the updated, revised edition of Mark Pendergrast's history of Coca-Cola, a drink that began as a patent medicine containing a small amount of cocaine and a large amount of caffeine. The book contains 600 pages of research material, second only to his previous book, Uncommon Grounds (a history of coffee).

Dona Z. Meilach

This is Dona Meilach's 80th book, and her fourth on contemporary ironwork. This illustrated book showcases a vast array of ironwork commissioned for new commercial and residential building projects. Traditional styles in modern settings and designs that reach for new visual impact help to redefine ironwork's status in our current society.

Ronald Lawrence M.D., Ph.D., and Martin Zucker

Dr. Lawrence, a founding member of the International Association of the Study of Pain, reveals a holistic plan to head osteoarthritis off at the pass with a regimen of diet, supplements, non-traumatic exercise, and specific yoga and self-massage techniques. He identifies the kinds of daily habits that cause structural stresses in the body and even explains how sex can protect joints.