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

Judith Wallerstein, Julia Lewis and Sandra Blakeslee

Blakeslee: "This books presents the results of a 25-year follow-up study on the effects of divorce on children. In following a cohort of children whose parents divorced in 1971, Judy explains what happened to these young men and women when they reached adulthood."

Michael Millenson

From Amazon.com: Guaranteed to make you feel good about the managed care industry — especially after he gets finished chronicling the medical nightmares of the past. Prior to the days of HMOs, doctors were like the gunslingers of the Wild West, operating under their own rules, with no standards by which to measure the quality of their care and no systems to regulate consistent practices.

Sally Gregory Kohlstedt, Michael M. Sokal and Bruce V. Lewenstein

From Book News, Inc.: "A comprehensive history of the AAAS, the largest general organization of scientists in America, founded in 1848. Integrated into this broadly chronological account are such issues as public attitudes towards and funding of science, the integration of women and minorities into the sciences, and the role of expert knowledge in a democratic society."

Cornelia Dean

From Amazon.com: "Castles built on sand are doomed, they say. But in our hunger for an ocean view from the living-room window, we keep building things we expect to last on beaches that never stay still. In Against the Tide, Cornelia Dean, science editor of The New York Times, outlines the global coastal management crisis and all the elaborate engineering methods developed to stave off erosion — revetments, sand-trapping devices, seawalls, groins and jetties, even artificial seaweed beds."

V.R. Ramachandran and Sandra Blakeslee

Blakeslee: "Writing a book with Rama is an exercise in delight. He is one of the most original people I've ever met, full of fascinating ideas, oddball but brilliant experiments and deep insights into the nature of the human brain. This book is first about phantom limbs — what they are, how to manipulate them, and finally, how to make them go away."

Judith Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee

Blakeslee: "Judy and I wrote this book in response to the enthusiastic reception of Second Chances. The publisher said, 'Well, you've told us about divorce and hinted at why marriages fail. Can you tell us why marriages work? What make for a good marriage?' We were intrigued and began looking into the question by interviewing scores of couples. Eventually (after five drafts) we arrived at a typology for the good marriage, told through first person stories."

Maury M. Breecher and Shirley Linde

A committee of the World Health Organization estimates that as many as 1 out of 3 new or remodelled buildings may have "sick building" problems. Offers concrete solutions and step-by-step actions that readers can take to create a healthier environment in their homes. Coverage includes all major areas of house or apartment pollution such as asbestos, lead paint, radon, gas fumes, carbon monoxide, household chemicals, water problems, allergies, cigarette smoke and much more.