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Dangerous Sexualities: Medico-Moral Politics in England Since 1830
$40.00
Description
Dangerous Sexualities takes a look at how our ideas of health and disease are linked to moral and immoral notions of sex. Beginning in the 1830s, Frank Mort relates his social historical narratives to the sexual choices and possibilities facing us now.
This long-awaited second edition has been thoroughly updated to include new discussions of eugenics, race hygiene and social imperialism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With a new and extended bibliography, introduction and illustrations, this second edition brings a classic into the 21st Century.
ISBN
9780415167345
By
Mort, Frank
Publisher
Routledge
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Used, Like New
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572504
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Sensory Exotica: A World beyond Human Experience
$11.49
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An entertaining guide to the exotic sensory abilities of the Earth's nonhuman creatures.

Certain insects and animals such as bees, birds, bats, fish, and dolphins possess senses that lie far beyond the realm of human experience. Examples include echolocation, internal navigation systems, and systems based on bioelectricity. In this book Howard C. Hughes tells the story of these "exotic" senses. He tells not only what has been discovered but how it was discovered--including historical misinterpretations of animal perception that we now view with amusement.

The book is divided into four parts: biosonar, biological compasses, electroperception, and chemical communication. Although it is filled with fascinating descriptions of animal sensitivities--the sonar system of a bat, for example, rivals that of the most sophisticated human-made devices--the author's goal is to explain the anatomical and physiological principles that underlie them. Knowledge of these mechanisms has practical applications in areas as diverse as marine navigation, the biomedical sciences, and nontoxic pest control. It can also help us to obtain a deeper understanding of more familiar sensory systems and the brain in general. Written in an entertaining, accessible style, the book recounts a tale of wonder that continues today--for who knows what sensory marvels still await discovery or what kind of creatures will provide the insights?

ISBN
9780262582049
By
Hughes, Howard C
Publisher
A Bradford Book
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Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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692134
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Coping Strategies Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa
$6.74
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Bulimia nervosa can evidence itself in a vast array of comorbid symptoms, often overwhelming both the patient's ability to cope and managed care's willingness to pay. This manual provides an effective, integrated treatment approach for working with clients struggling with bulimia nervosa in today's managed care environment.
ISBN
9781557986382
By
Tobin, David L
Publisher
Amer Psychological Assn
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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578259
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Applied Ethics in Mental Health Care: An Interdisciplinary Reader (Basic Bioethics)
$15.08
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Discussions of key ethical dilemmas in mental health care, including consent, trauma and violence, addiction, confidentiality, and therapeutic boundaries.

This book discusses some of the most critical ethical issues in mental health care today, including the moral dimensions of addiction, patient autonomy and compulsory treatment, privacy and confidentiality, and the definition of mental illness itself. Although debates over these issues are ongoing, there are few comprehensive resources for addressing such dilemmas in the practice of psychology, psychiatry, social work, and other behavioral and mental health care professions. This book meets that need, providing foundational background for undergraduate, graduate, and professional courses.

Topics include central questions such as evolving views of the morality and pathology of deviant behavior; patient competence and the decision to refuse treatment; recognizing and treating people who have suffered trauma; addiction as illness; the therapist's responsibility to report dangerousness despite patient confidentiality; and boundaries for the therapist's interaction with patients outside of therapy, whether in the form of tennis games, gift-giving, or social media contact. For the most part the selections address contemporary issues in contemporary terms, but the book also offers a few historic or classic essays, including Thomas S. Szasz's controversial 1971 article "The Ethics of Addiction."

Contributors
Laura Weiss Roberts, Frederic G. Reamer, Charles P. O'Brien, and Thomas McLellan

ISBN
9780262525015
Publisher
The MIT Press
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Used, Like New
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572539
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The Discursive Mind
$5.86
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This lucidly argued volume covers the key philosophical revolutions that are shaping contemporary psychology. Harr[ac]e and Gillett herald a new paradigm in psychology, dissolving the Cartesian distinction between mind and body in favour of the discursive turn in psychological theory.

The authors explore the discursive origins of the self, the problem of agency and social understanding of personality. In the process, they elevate the emotions to a significant place in our understanding of mind, action and being. The theoretical breadth of the book is matched by its treatment of a wide range of subjects, including: consciousness; the brain; perception; thought; personality; and the emotions.

ISBN
9780803955028
By
Gillett, Grant
Publisher
SAGE Publications, Inc
Item Condition
Used, Acceptable
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Reading copy with considerable wear. May have marking in text. Binding may be cracked; all pages present. Does not include dust jacket. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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564103
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Losing and Fusing: Borderline Transitional Object and Self Relations
$5.87
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Drs. Lewin and Schulz present a therapeutic approach to the borderline syndromes, which they view as disorders of affective instability. The borderline patient is in constant struggle with two threats to the integrity of the self. For fear of losing the other, the borderline patient needs to cling, but the clinging brings on the danger of getting too close and fusing with the other, thus losing the self. The other is both essential and toxic, in equal measures a promise and a threat. Borderline patients have a difficult time coping with losing and fusing dangers because of constricted relations to their inner experiences. Any step forward seems too much like a step back into early developmental chaos. Negativism, rigidity, concreteness, and all-or-none thinking are used to try to provide a modicum of security. Using clinical examples drawn from extended and intensive treatments, both inpatient and outpatient, Drs. Lewin and Schulz show the claims of conflicting feelings on borderline patients, who are struggling to retain enough sense of inner coherence and stability to go on functioning. Holding is crucial to any growth in the borderline self. The authors use detailed clinical examples to show how holding helps borderline patients become more capable of managing the losing and fusing dangers. Just as borderline patients struggle with the losing and fusing dangers, so too must therapists struggle with finding ways to be neither too close nor too aloof. Lewin and Schulz describe how the therapists' active and involved use of themselves is carried out in the treatment of borderline patients. To help the patients make sense of their own affective experiences, therapists need to monitortheir countertransference, which oscillates between too involved and too aloof. The authors discuss such topics as borderline emptiness, loneliness, and chronic suicidality. Their clinical examples touch the whole range of borderline symptomatology, including cutting, burning, eatin
ISBN
9780876684900
By
Lewin, Roger A M D
Publisher
Jason Aronson, Inc.
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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1120920
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The Shapeless Unease: A Year of Not Sleeping
$24.00
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This genre-defying debut memoir by Betty Trask Prize winner, Samantha Harvey, weaves a tapestry of confessional anguish, flash fiction, cathartic poetry, and feverish observations on politics and psychology in a transcendent search for reality and truth.

In 2016, Samantha Harvey began to lose sleep. She tried everything to appease her wakefulness: from medication to therapy, changes in her diet to changes in her living arrangements. Nothing seemed to help.

The Shapeless Unease is Harvey's darkly funny and deeply intelligent anatomy of her insomnia, an immersive interior monologue of a year without one of the most basic human needs. Original and profound, and narrated with a lucid breathlessness, this is a startlingly insightful exploration of memory, writing and influence, death and the will to survive, from "this generation's Virginia Woolf" (Telegraph).

ISBN
9780802148827
By
Harvey, Samantha
Publisher
Grove Press
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
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9780802148827
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Memoir
Power of Place: How Our Surroundings Shape Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions
$5.87
Description
Are New Yorkers and Californians so different because they live in such different settings? Why do some of us prefer the city to the country? How do urban settings increase crime? Why do we feel better after an experience in nature? In this fascinating book Gallagher explores the complex relationship between people and the places in which they live and work.
ISBN
9780671724108
By
Gallagher, Winifred
Publisher
Poseidon Pr
Item Condition
Used, Good
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Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1119886
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Semantic Polarities and Psychopathologies in the Family
$28.06
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The gap between psychotherapeutic practice and clinical theory is ever widening. Therapists still don't know what role interpersonal relations play in the development of the most common psychopathologies. Valeria Ugazio bridges this gap by examining phobias, obsessive-compulsions, eating disorders, and depression in the context of the family, using an intersubjective approach to personality. Her concept of "semantic polarities" gives a groundbreaking perspective to the construction of meaning in the family and other interpersonal contexts. At no point is theory left in the wasteland of abstraction. The concreteness of the many case studies recounted, and examples taken from well-known novels, will allow readers to immediately connect the topics discussed with their own experience.

ISBN
9780415823074
By
Ugazio, Valeria
Publisher
Routledge
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110784
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Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Consumers and Providers
$4.99
Description
The third edition of this indispensable manual thoroughly details everything patients, families, and mental health professionals need to know about one of the most widespread and misunderstood illnesses.
ISBN
9780060950767
By
Torrey, E Fuller, M.D.
Publisher
HarpPeren
Item Condition
Used, Very Good
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Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110797
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Trauma and Its Wake (Brunner Mazel Psychosocial Stress, No. 4)
$10.16
Description
First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
ISBN
9780876303856
Publisher
Brunner/Mazel
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110770
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The Contributions of Harry Sack Sullivan (Master Work)
$5.47
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ISBN
9781568215600
Publisher
Jason Aronson, Inc.
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110726
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Trauma and Its Wake, Vol. 2: Traumatic Stress Theory, Research and Intervention (Brunner / Mazel Psychosocial Stress Series, No. 8)
$12.19
Description
First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
ISBN
9780876304310
Publisher
Brunner/Mazel Publishers
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
1110769
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The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness
$28.00
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"One of America's most courageous young journalists" and the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Brain on Fire investigates the untold history of the shocking experiment that revolutionized modern medicine (NPR).

For centuries, doctors have struggled to define mental illness--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, normal, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever.

But, as Cahalan's explosive new research shows, very little in this saga is exactly as it seems. What really happened behind those closed asylum doors, and what does it mean for our understanding of mental illness today?

ISBN
9781538715284
By
Cahalan, Susannah
Publisher
Grand Central Publishing
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
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9781538715284
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History
Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York
$16.95
Description
"Enthralling; it is well worth the trip." --New York Journal of Books
Conceived as the most modern, humane incarceration facility the world had ever seen, New York's Blackwell's Island, site of a lunatic asylum, two prisons, an almshouse, and a number of hospitals, quickly became, in the words of a visiting Charles Dickens, "a lounging, listless madhouse." Digging through city records, newspaper articles, and archival reports, Stacy Horn tells a gripping narrative through the voices of the island's inhabitants. We also hear from the era's officials, reformers, and journalists, including the celebrated undercover reporter Nellie Bly. And we follow the extraordinary Reverend William Glenney French as he ministers to Blackwell's residents, battles the bureaucratic mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at salacious trials, and in his diary wonders about man's inhumanity to his fellow man. Damnation Island shows how far we've come in caring for the least fortunate among us--and reminds us how much work still remains.
ISBN
9781616209353
By
Horn, Stacy
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Item Condition
New
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New from publisher.
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9781616209353
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History
From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy: Alternative Holistic Descriptions & Healing Processes for 170 Mental & Emotional Diagnoses Worldwide
$17.21
Description

Sacretherapy offers 8 sacred self-help steps to mental health and emotional well-being and personal transformation. Have you been searching for spiritual holistic alternative solutions to stop feeling depressed, anxious, resentful and angry, or to stop feeling like you are losing your mind? Do you want to feel more at peace, stable, whole, connected, happier and free, but are having trouble maintaining those feelings? Has something gone wrong in your life or relationships due to emotional issues, ingrained beliefs or conditioning, and you feel like you just can't get it right? Even considered suicide? This book offers hope and relief with alternative and holistic interventions to address anxiety, depression, substance abuse, personality issues, bipolar disorders, mood related distress, loss, food addictions, relationship and family issues, and much more, including even herbal remedies.

Dr. Amelia Kemp - is an author, ordained metaphysician, licensed psychotherapist, radio host, and a Board Certified Alternative Holistic Practitioner. She is the first psychotherapist to offer alternative ways to describe, interpret and treat all 170 mental and emotional diagnoses in the U.S. and cultural syndromes worldwide. She holds a non-traditional doctorate in Metaphysical Theology and a master's degree in Mental Health Counseling. During her career, she was a former President of the Broward Mental Health Counselor's Association; a Director of Mental Health Counseling within the School Board; and a former Adjunct Psychology Instructor for two colleges. She has lectured at many organizations including the Edgar Cayce Association for Research and Enlightenment, with best selling authors, and was a member of the Oprah Winfrey Network Belief Team. As a lecturer, trainer, and retreat facilitator she incorporates Jungian and Transpersonal psychologies, and also performs as Dr. K's Music Therapy where she Co-founded UR2.Global - a psycho-spiritual, not-for-profit arts project created to uplift the self-esteem of humanity. Download free episodes of The From Psychotherapy to Sacretherapy radio show.

ISBN
9780991028405
By
Kemp, Ph D Lmhc
Publisher
Mind Body Spirit Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
About This Product
Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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627649
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The Art of Investigative Interviewing, Second Edition
$5.42
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Drawing elements from psychology, philosophy, and sociology, Charles Yeschke applies the theory of human need to the process of investigative interviewing. This theory is an important component of the successful interview and is crucial to an investigator's ability to correctly interpret human behaviour. The techniques described can be used in any setting with any subject, to guide the interviewer in how to observe indications of deception and how to respond to them. With added case studies and an entire chapter devoted to interrogative ethics, this second edition has been entirely updated.
ISBN
9780750675956
By
Black, Inge
Publisher
Butterworth-Heinemann
Item Condition
Used, Good
About This Product
Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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742202
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Same Time Next Week: True Stories of Working Through Mental Illness
$9.37
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In any given year, one in four Americans suffers from a diagnosable mental illness--and yet there is still a significant stigma attached to being labeled as "mentally ill." We hear about worst-case scenarios, but in many--maybe even most--cases, there is much room for hope. These frank, often intimate stories reflect the writers' struggles to overcome--both as professionals and as individuals, as current therapists and as former patients--the challenges presented by depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, and other mental disorders. These dramatic narratives communicate clearly the rewards of helping patients move forward with their lives, often through a combination of medication, talk therapy, and common sense. Collectively, these true stories highlight the need for empathy and compassion between therapist and patient, and argue for a system that encourages human connection rather than diagnosis by checklist.
ISBN
9781937163198
Publisher
In Fact Books
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
Item SKU
745611
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Ordinary Insanity
$28.95
Description
A groundbreaking exposé and diagnosis of the silent epidemic of fear afflicting new mothers, and a candid, feminist deep dive into the culture, science, history, and psychology of contemporary motherhood

Anxiety among mothers is a growing but largely unrecognized crisis. In the transition to mother-hood and the years that follow, countless women suffer from overwhelming feelings of fear, grief, and obsession that do not fit neatly within the outmoded category of "postpartum depression." These women soon discover that there is precious little support or time for their care, even as expectations about what mothers should do and be continue to rise. Many struggle to distinguish normal worry from crippling madness in a culture in which their anxiety is often ignored, normalized, or, most dangerously, seen as taboo.

Drawing on extensive research, numerous interviews, and the raw particulars of her own experience with anxiety, writer and mother Sarah Menkedick gives us a comprehensive examination of the biology, psychology, history, and societal conditions surrounding the crushing and life-limiting fear that has become the norm for so many. Woven into the stories of women's lives is an examination of the factors--such as the changing structure of the maternal brain, the ethically problematic ways risk is construed during pregnancy, and the marginalization of motherhood as an identity--that explore how motherhood came to be an experience so dominated by anxiety, and how mothers might reclaim it.

Writing with profound empathy, visceral honesty, and deep understanding, Menkedick makes clear how critically we need to expand our awareness of, compassion for, and care for women's lives.

ISBN
9781524747770
By
Menkedick, Sarah
Publisher
Pantheon
Item Condition
New
About This Product
New from publisher.
Item SKU
9781524747770
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Non-Fiction
The Supervisory Relationship: A Contemporary Psychodynamic Approach
$37.52
Description
The first volume to elaborate a comprehensive contemporary model of supervision. Using a wealth of example and vignettes, the authors show how working within the parameters of the supervisory relationship can allow the supervisee to gain a deeper understanding of the treatment method being taught. An ideal source for psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and psychoanalysts.
ISBN
9781572306219
By
Sarnat, Joan E
Publisher
The Guilford Press
Item Condition
Used, Like New
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Item SKU
743620
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