book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Until recently, theories of the brain and its diseases, and how it gives rise to mind and emotions were based on the model of a static, non-renewable network of nerve cells and their connections. Then, seemingly overnight, a revolutionary new conception of the brain emerged in the mid-1990s. The sudden convergence of discoveries that had been building over decades led to the revelation that, far from being an immutable black box, the brain is a plastic, ever-changing marvel, no less dynamic than our thoughts and emotions -- a complex system that is continually shaped and reshaped by a subtle interplay of genetic cues and life experiences.To bridge the gap between abstract concepts and real world experience, renowned neuroscientist Ira B. Black uses the decline of Enoch Wallace, a fictionalized Alzheimer's patient, to illuminate the fascinating story of modern neuroscience, drawing us into the world of discovery and scientists, with all their color, idiosyncrasies and genius.
Review: What happens in the brain when an old dog learns a new trick--or forgets one? As our health care improves and more of us live longer, we see more neurological deficits, from Alzheimer's to stroke; fortunately, our learning is keeping pace with our aging. The Dying of Enoch Wallace: Life, Death, and the Changing Brain is physician Ira B. Black's look at the state of our understanding of the brain, its development, and its degradation. Peppering his scientific assessments with stories of neurological patients that humanize and make concrete the sometimes abstract concepts, Black keeps the reader's attention throughout. Though he occasionally lapses into strange territory (suggesting at one point that neuroscientists might one day eliminate anger and hate), his historical treatments and thorough explanations of learning, memory, and other brain tasks are engaging and informative. The stories are equally compelling, if mildly depressing--though there's been some progress through the years, most sufferers of brain damage or degeneration have to live with their condition for the rest of their lives. But Black infuses his book with hope and meaning for these patients. We're learning more and more about the brain, and someday we should have its architecture so well understood that treatment will be as simple as setting a broken bone. --Rob Lightner
Title: The Dying of Enoch Wallace: Life, Death, and...
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
Book Condition: GOOD
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0071362088I3N00
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Book Description McGraw-Hill Trade. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G0071362088I3N00
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2721271896
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2747917732
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2780148582
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies. Book Condition: As New. Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # R11F-00620
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies. Book Condition: Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Writing inside. Bookseller Inventory # P16E-00780
Book Description Mcgraw-Hill Book Co., Blacklick, Ohio, U.S.A., 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Printing.. Ex-library copy with no library pocket, little wear, & few library marks in book. medical. Bookseller Inventory # 63729
Book Description McGraw-Hill Companies, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. 0071362088 Very good hardcover in very good dust jacket, early pages with pencil underlining and margin marks. Bookseller Inventory # 165797