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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.

Wayne A. Wickelgren, Ph.D. and Ingrid Wickelgren

Math Coach features Dr. Wickelgren's winning strategies for teaching children arithmetic, fractions, word problems, and algebra — and shows how any child can conquer algebra by eighth grade. It also helps parents evaluate school math programs, decipher the math education debate, and find study aids, teams, camps, and other ways to enhance and expand a child's understanding of math.

William Allen

Allen, a science writer with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, tells the 14-year story of the landmark Guanacaste National Park project, begun in 1986 in northwestern Costa Rica. Envisioned by Costa Rican and U.S. scientists and driven to fruition by the maverick University of Pennsylvania ecologist Daniel Janzen, the project evolved into the world's first large-scale restoration of a tropical forest from its tattered remnants.

Jon Zonderman and Ronald S. Vender, M.D.

Zonderman, a Connecticut freelance, has been under the care for many years of his co-author, Dr. Vender, chief of gastroenterology at the Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, CT. The book is written from a patient's perspective. Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis — together known as inflammatory bowel disease — are chronic illnesses of unknown origin.

Frederic J. Pashkow, MD, and Charlotte Libov

The book is the result of a unique collaboration between Libov, a Bethlehem, CT, freelance, who underwent open heart surgery, and her doctor, the medical director of the Queens Medical Center Heart Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the former medical director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at the Cleveland Clinic.

John Long

A first-person account of paleontologist John Long who went fossil-hunting in the coldest place on earth-the Transantarctic Mountains of Antartica. A researcher at the Australian National University and the University of Tasmania, his objective was to find specimens of fossilized fish from the Devonian period, when fish were the dominant form of life in the ocean.