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      cultural studies

      Holidays, Festivals, and Celebrations of The World Dictionary, 5th Ed.

      Library binding. 1,500 pages. July 2015.

      A comprehensive dictionary that describes more than 3,300 holidays and festivals celebrated around the world. Features both secular and religious events from many different cultures, countries, and ethnic groups. Includes contact information for events; multiple appendices with background information on world holidays; extensive bibliography; multiple indexes.

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      Web Price: $159.00

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      health reference series

      Brain Disorders Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

      By: Keith Jones
      Library binding. 625 pages. June 2015.

      Provides basic consumer health information about diagnosis and treatment of acquired and traumatic brain injuries, brain disorders, and degenerative diseases and conditions. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.

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      Web Price: $85.00

Free Resources

  • The Hiroshima Peace Ceremony

    August 2015 marks a time of somber observance: the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the end of World War II. By July 1945 World War II was nearing an end, but fighting continued between the United States and Japan. On July 17, the U.S. ordered Japan to surrender or face destruction. Japan refused to surrender, and the U.S. decided to take action. On August 6, 1945, at exactly 8:15 a.m., the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. This was the first use of nuclear weapons in war. Three days later, on August 9, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. On August 10, Japan surrendered. In Hiroshima, there were approximately 135,000 casualties, including 66,000 dead; in Nagasaki, there were approximately 64,000 casualties, including 39,000 dead. While exact casualty numbers are difficult to pin down, what is certain is that many more have died since then from radiation sickness and cancer.

    free resource button small  The Hiroshima Peace CeremonyThe anniversary of the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima has become an occasion for many people around the world to think about nuclear disarmament. In Hiroshima, the part of the city that was destroyed by the bomb blast has been made into a memorial site called Peace Memorial Park. Each year on August 6, a memorial ceremony is held to commemorate the bombing. Information 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, a brand new edition to be published in August 2015, 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: July 26, 2015

  • July Is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month

    Each year in the United States, thousands of infants, children, teens, and adults suffer from cleft and craniofacial conditions. Some are born with congenital anomalies like cleft lip and palate, others with more complex, life-threatening craniofacial conditions. Some are burned; others are injured in accidents and animal attacks, or diagnosed with various oral/head/neck and skin diseases.

    free resource button small  July Is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention MonthDealing with a congenital condition can be very difficult, especially for new parents. Helpful information is provided in these two sections from Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Edition: “When Your Baby Has a Birth Defect” and “Tips for Parenting a Child with a Disability.”

    Comprehensive information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of congenital cleft and craniofacial conditions is available in Genetic Disorders Sourcebook, 5th Edition.

    Posted: July 21, 2015