Book Reviews

Book Reviews

The Future of U.S. Health Care? Corporate Power vs. the Common Good

“This superb book offers a sweeping overview of how corporate power has infiltrated and distorted U.S. medical care, and the grave consequences for patients and health care personnel.” – David Himmelstein, M.D. and Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., General Internists, Health Policy Experts, and Distinguished Professors of Public Health at City University of New York

This book is excellent. It’s a nice, readable length, and its message is clear and strong. I think most readers will understand how health care should no longer be driven by the business ethic when the service ethic is in dire need of relief from intrusion by the business culture, so that we can place the patient first.” – Don McCanne, MD,  Family Physician, Senior Health Policy Fellow and Past President of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP)

Gut Microbiome: Simplified! (For Medical, Nursing, Nutrition Students and Practitioners)

“I loved reading this book and appreciate the way complex concepts are made extremely simple. A must-read for everyone who wants to understand the gut microbiome.” – Vishal Sharma, Associate Professor, Gastroenterology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

“An excellent book! Written from a healthcare professional’s viewpoint.” – Vipin Gupta, Consultant Gastroenterologist, North Bristol Trust, Bristol, UK

Gender Utopias for a Post-Apocalyptic World

“An outstanding collection of reflexions about SF, utopias and stories concerning gender and the possibility of going beyond the limits of the modern project. It’s a remarkable book!– Paula Cristina Pereira, Universidade do Port//University of Porto and founder of Philosophy & Public Space Research Group

“A fascinating, necessary, highly topical book that masterfully traces the close connections between utopia and gender from an innovative perspective.”– Leticia Flores Farfán, PhD, Coordinator of the Postgraduate Program in Gender Studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México//National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

“A wonderful journey from modern utopias written by women in order to dream up new ways of understanding gender to post-apocalyptic utopias that strike at the heteropatriarchal and racialized modern system of creating these new worlds.” – Felipe Schwember, Universidad del Desarrollo//Development University (UDD), Chile

Essence of Clinical Pharmacy

The book is written for undergraduates of PharmD program however, other allied health sciences students may get benefit from this master piece of clinical pharmacy. It provides great insight from basic concepts of clinical pharmacy to the systemic disease’s management in easy understanding approach. The ideas in this book and its logical approach have inspired me, and I would recommend the book to anyone involved in health sciences or allied health sciences.” – Dr. Muhammad Riaz, PhD, Assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy SBBU, Sheringal, KPK, Pakistan

“This book covers the current pharmaceutical practices and the responsible provision of health care to the patient in clinical setups. This book is a sincere effort to guide the student about clinical practice and therapeutics with updated knowledge of clinical pharmacy worldwide. This book not only covers the basic aspect of the clinical pharmacy but also gives insight into the therapeutics of various diseases including infectious diseases, neurological disorders, cancer, etc. I am very optimistic that this book will be helpful not only to the students but also to the working pharmacist. My best wishes for this masterpiece.” – Dr. Ashraf Ullah Khan, PhD, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy Abasyn University, KPK, Pakistan

Advances in Sustainable Materials and Technology

“A very well-written and clear abstract. The Introduction is also very clear and concise. Relevance to the Objectives: Comments on the work in accordance with objectives being achieved as per the aim of the book. The novelty of this book is very clearly articulated. Overall, it is a very good book! Good Job by the authors. It was a delight to read and examine this work.” – Pankaj Sharma, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering, Chitkara University, India

African History: One of the Original Seven Liberal Arts

“In this book, Dr. Cook’s astonishing analysis reveals the ingenuity of Africa’s curricula encompassing the original seven liberal arts of African history, language, science, mystic science, mathematics, music, and philosophy. The profound exploration of the historical tradition and prodigious contributions of the liberal arts and the importance of studying them inclusively of each other for character development takes the reader on an illuminating journey.” – Ama Mazama, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Africology, Temple University

Various Methods and Novel Techniques: Rapid Molecular Detection of Human, Plant, Genetic, and Microbial Infectious Diseases, Pathogenic Bacteria, and Organisms

This book is an extraordinary source of information for analysis of various biomarkers in diseases due to infections. The book includes various methods for detection of infectious diseases in humans and other organisms. Of these methods, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), and recombinase polymerase amplification (RPA) are noteworthy. There is clear description of each method about different strengths and weaknesses and that varies by sensitivity, specificity, and rapidity. These techniques can be used for the detection of pathogens like SARS-CoV, MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2, influenza, lymphocystis disease virus, swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus, swine vesicular disease virus, classical swine fever virus, infectious bursal disease virus, Marek’s disease virus, human papillomaviruses, infectious bronchitis virus, Newcastle disease virus, sacbrood virus, beak and feather disease virus, foot-and-mouth disease virus, bovine herpesvirus-1, and more. It is also possible to diagnose molecular marks of cancer, identification of genetically modified organisms, and detection of food adulteration. The book would be highly useful for health professional and researchers.” – Professor Dr. Ram B Singh,MBBS, MD(Int.Medi-Cardiol), DTNH, Certified Nutrition Specialist(USA), Halberg Hospital and Research Institute, Civil Lines, India

A Complete Perspective of Nuclear Energy

“Bringing clear and plain language and a broad perspective to the page, J. Jason Chao touches on all facets of nuclear energy in his new book. He provides examples designed to make even the most strenuous and challenging concepts easy to understand, making this book idea for newcomers as well as an interesting read for students and professionals alike. Among the topics covered are safety, waste, weapons, power plants, accidents, rockets, fusion, medicine, vaccines and proliferation, as well as some light versions of nuclear physics and nuclear fuels.” – Nuclear News (by the American Nuclear Society), July 2022 Edition, Volume 65, No. 8

Sages of Aging: A Guide for Changemakers

“In Sages of Aging: A Guide for Changemakers, Ken Dychtwald and Elyse Pellman have assembled an engaging and thought-provoking collection of knowledge and perspectives on aging. Ranging from researchers and clinicians to public servants and entrepreneurs, the experiences of the 12 interview subjects featured here demonstrate just how complex and pressing the issues surrounding aging are, especially as they intersect with other social and economic challenges that we as a society face. As my colleagues and I work to help today’s gerontology students become tomorrow’s changemakers in aging, this book illustrates both the importance of addressing age-related challenges and the wealth of opportunities we have to help people live and age better.” – Pinchas Cohen, MD, Dean, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, California, USA

Sages of Aging is a brilliant contribution to the field and a ‘must read’ for anyone who wants to improve the lives of older adults. Laced throughout are pearls of wisdom to guide people of all ages on their personal and professional journeys.” – James Firman, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at BellAge Inc. and former CEO of National Council on Aging

“Students and professionals alike are often unaware of the pillars that have helped us reach this new longevity. This book fills in the gap by informing and reminding us of the ‘greats’ in our field, lessons learned and how one individual can make a difference. This is an important and inspirational read for anyone who touches the lives of older adults.” – Helen Dennis, Syndicated Columnist, Author and Lecturer, Aging & the New Retirement, Co-Author of the LA Times Bestseller: Project Renewment: The First Retirement Model for Career Women

Essays from the History of Georgia: XIX-XXI Centuries

This work Professor Otar Janelidze should be extremely interesting to those representatives of the new generation of our country who are now studying our history. It will, in addition, help the general public, as well as foreign readers who are interested in objectively learning more about the exact facts and dates of often dramatic events in the modern and modern history of Georgia.” – David Lordkipanidze, Academician, General Director of the Georgian National Museum

“With his work, Professor Otar Janelidze was able to give a foreign language reader a short but memorable idea of the new and modern history of Georgia. The most indelible impression is made by the accessible language of the book, the presentation of events in a historical sequence, as well as the professional approach to the studied historical process.” – Jamil Hasanli, Professor, Baku State University, Azerbaijan