The following books are available at:
Clovis Carver Public Library
What Works, What Doesn’t: The Bottom Line on Everything Health by the editors of Reader’s Digest discusses medicines, tests, diets, treatments, lifestyle changes, supplements, alternative cures, and more to give the facts and advice you need to be a smart medical consumer.
The Honor of Spies by W.E.B. Griffin contains enough derring-do, romance, and action to satisfy legions of fans as Cletus Frade attempts to help a German lieutenant colonel escape an American prisoner-of-war camp during World War II.
You Having a Baby: The Owner’s Manual to a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy by Michael Roizen answers hundreds of questions in a scientific, informative, and entertaining way, describes what happens during a thrilling nine months of life, and explains how to provide the best possible environment for your growing child.
The 13th Hour by Richard Doetsch is the story of a man given the chance to go back in time in one-hour increments to prevent a vicious crime from destroying his life.
Great Plains: America’s Lingering Wild by Michael Forsberg documents through breathtaking photography the immense distances, soaring sky, and infinite horizons of America’s grasslands, along with the efforts that have been made to preserve and restore these treasures for the future.
Noah’s Compass: A Novel by Anne Tyler centers on Liam Pennywell, a fifth-grade schoolteacher who has been forced to retire at sixty-one, and how he comes to terms with the final phase of his life.
Beware the Dragon: China, 1000 Years of Bloodshed by Erik Durschmied traces China’s passage through ten centuries of war, colonial adventurism, and political conflict to its present stature as a economic and military superpower that within the next generation will become twice as wealthy as the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, and Italy combined.
Portales Public Library
I Can Make You Sleep by Paul McKenna
After a remarkable 20-year study of tackling insomnia, Paul McKenna, who has a doctorate, has developed a unique, easy system that everyone can use to improve the quality of their sleep. In this book, learn how to stop waking in the night, sleep when you want to, feel calm and keep your mind from racing and sleep really well, among many other things. You will learn how easy exercises and simple changes in your thinking and behavior can have a significant impact on your sleep. Also included is a hypnosis CD that resets your body’s natural sleep mechanism so that you will automatically find it easier to get restful, deep sleep and have increased energy.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vaccinations: A Balanced Look at the Pros and Cons by Michael Joseph Smith, M.D., M.S.C.E., and Laurie Bouck
Of course, you’re no idiot, but with new vaccinations seeming to appear almost every year, the information about them can be confusing. Even though 20th-century medicine has won the war against smallpox, polio and rubella, viruses and bacteria continue to evolve and threaten our health. This book provides information on the vaccines, vaccine combinations and recommendations for both children and adults. You will also get a discussion of vaccines that have been questioned, an exploration of the risks involved in vaccinating and not vaccinating, as well as easy-to-follow advice on which immunizations seniors should take and how long people are actually protected by booster shots. This is one book filled with health care information you can’t afford to miss.
The Latina Guide to Health by Jane L. Delgado, Ph.D., M.S.
Written by the nation’s leading expert on Hispanic health, “The Latina Guide to Health” features cutting-edge medical information and advice for all Hispanic women. Delgado offers practical advice on the health issues women face, separates fact from fiction and answers questions about what to do. She thoroughly discusses concerns for Latinas, including higher rates of cervical cancer, arthritis, diabetes and depression, but also points out the good news: Latinas have lower rates of stroke, heart disease and breast cancer, and live longer. This invaluable guide includes an extensive quick-reference health section, sidebars, charts and Web site resources throughout.