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      health reference series

      Sleep Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 504 pages. Sept. 2016.
      978-0-7808-1474-5.

      Provides basic consumer health information about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sleep disorders in children and adults, along with facts about how and why people sleep, diseases that affect sleep and the health consequences of sleep deprivation.  Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Diet and Nutrition Sourcebook, 5th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 648 pages. Aug. 2016.
      978-0-7808-1383-0.

      Provides basic consumer health information about dietary guidelines and eating plans for children, adults, and seniors, weight control, and related medical concerns. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      Cardiovascular Disorders Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 800 pages. Aug. 2016.
      978-0-7808-1526-1.

      Provides basic consumer health information about risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of heart and vascular diseases, along with prevention strategies and concerns specific to men, women, children, and minority populations. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and directory of resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

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      defining moments

      Reconstruction

      By: Laurie Collier Hillstrom
      Library binding. 248 pages. Aug. 2016.
      978-0-7808-1510-0.

      Provides users with a detailed and authoritative overview of the tumultuous period immediately following the Civil War, when the United States faced the enormous challenges of restoring ties with the shattered South and helping four million formerly enslaved people make the transition to new lives as free citizens. Includes biographies of principal figures involved in this pivotal episode in U.S. history, primary source documents, and more.

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      Web Price: $54.00

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  • The Hiroshima Peace Ceremony

    In July 1945, World War II was nearing an end but fighting continued between the United States and Japan. On August 6, 1945, following Japan’s refusal to accede to its surrender order, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. In Hiroshima approximately 80,000 people were killed immediately, along with 40,000 in Nagasaki. Many tens of thousands more people would die in the following months and years from radiation sickness and cancer. The two bombings remain the only time nuclear weapons have been used in warfare. Since 1947, the city of Hiroshima has held an annual Peace Ceremony on August 6th to commemorate the bombing and mourn the victims.

    free resource button small  The Hiroshima Peace CeremonyInformation about the customs and traditions associated with the Hiroshima Peace Ceremony is available in this entry from Holiday Symbols and Customs, 5th Edition.

    Holiday Symbols and Customs, 5th Edition covers a diverse selection of more than 350 holidays and festivals from the United States and around the world, with information on more than 1,200 symbols and customs associated with these special events.

    Posted: August 1, 2016

  • Woodstock Music and Art Fair — August 15-18, 1969

    The 1960s was a decade of alienation and rebellion for millions of American young people, and many sought to set themselves apart from mainstream culture. For years, this American counterculture evolved without any real sense of its own size or strength, but in August 1969 an event took place that showed just how much the nation’s young rebels were changing American society. The event was Woodstock, a three-day rock music festival that was held on the upstate New York property of dairy farmer Max Yasgur. To the disbelief of the concert organizers and the nation, the festival attracted as many as half a million people. And while the event itself was famously marred by rainstorms, bad drug trips, and musical performances that were pushed back into the middle of the night, it became even better known for the spirit of love and fellowship that prevailed on Yasgur’s farm, which many saw as a powerful symbol of peace and brotherhood in a troubled world.

    free resource button small  Woodstock Music and Art Fair — August 15 18, 1969Throughout the 1960s, Joan Baez had lent her beautiful voice to the civil rights and anti-war movement, and she was the undisputed headliner of Woodstock’s opening night. A biography of Joan Baez is provided in this selection from Defining Moments: Woodstock.

    Additional information about the events leading up to and following Woodstock, along with biographies of other key figures and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: Woodstock.

    Posted: August 1, 2016