Archive for 'Non-Fiction'

Nine Lives

Nine Lives

Sydney C. Harland (1891-1982) was a botanist of great creative ability, whose work helped form the basis for the Green Revolution, increasing crop yields and averting famine in the Third World. He titled his autobiography “Nine Lives” because his career led him to jobs in nine different countries in the Caribbean, […]

Reflections on Black History, Parts 1 & 2

Reflections on Black History, Parts 1 & 2

Thomas C. Fleming (1907-2006) was a legendary African American journalist in San Francisco whose career spanned 61 years, from World War II until the year before his death. A gifted storyteller with an uncanny memory, he began writing his memoirs in his late 80s as a series of columns for the Black Press of America. […]

April2020: Puswhisperer4

April2020: Puswhisperer4

Mark Crislip returns with more surprises from our microbial overlords. In his 30 years of practice he’s seen rare bacteria, common bacteria, common bacteria in rare places, complications you can’t name and stories that will make you scrub your hands until they’re raw and char your food until it’s in cinders. Mycobacteria that cause skin […]

August 2019: Marrow Me

August 2019: Marrow Me

MARROW ME: One Man’s Entrance into the Merry World of Multiple Myeloma.

 

MARROW ME is written with stark beauty and unflinching candor, filled with equal parts grace and horror as a writer at the height of his powers — even while pharmaceutically challenged — shines a light on this increasingly common human condition. Multiple […]

November 1: Antarctica Becomes Her

November 1: Antarctica Becomes Her

Bitingduck Press proudly announces its first photography book for November 2019, intended as part of an Extreme Latitude series featuring research in the Arctic and Antarctic, the scientists who work there, the science they do, and the everyday existence lived in uninhabited regions of the planet under the midnight sun.

These illustrated books are for […]

Available now: Puswhisperer III

Available now: Puswhisperer III

An entirely new compendium of clinical tales from Mark Crislip, MD, the “Puswhisperer.” As in his previous collections, Puswhisperer I and II, Puswhisperer III provides clinical gems from a decades-long practice in infectious disease. From flu to staph to Legionnaire’s to tuberculosis, HIV, and a few zebras, Puswhisperer will test your diagnostic acumen and ensure […]

Available Now! Flies in the Ointment

Available Now! Flies in the Ointment

Essays on Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine (SCAM) by an infectious disease physician.

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A carefully selected and edited compendium of the best of Dr. Mark Crislip (the Puswhisperer)’s blog posts from sciencebasedmedicine.org. The sections have been edited for redundancy, updated for 2017, and classified into themes.

Supplements and Complementary and […]

Watch Your Mouth – Available Now!

Watch Your Mouth – Available Now!

Watch Your Mouth! Discover What’s Alive Inside

BDP’s first children’s book and first illustrated color book, coming in electronic and print versions

Right now billions and billions of fungi, bacteria and viruses are coating your tongue, scumming up your teeth and flavoring your breath. There are more microbes in your mouth than there are people […]

The Acne Answer – Available Now!

The Acne Answer – Available Now!

New research indicates that microbiota make us who we are. The skin’s ecosystem is inhabited by diverse microorganisms, most of which are harmless or even beneficial. A few are pathogenic and play a role in acne formation.

The Acne Answer looks at treating inflammatory skin conditions such as teenage acne, adult acne and rosacea from […]

Available now: Year of the Mite!

Available now: Year of the Mite!

All it took was a few baby chicks and a carpeted floor, and soon Jane Ishka, a San Francisco Bay Area homesteader, literally felt her skin crawling. She–and her house, her car, and all of her belongings–had been infested by the red poultry mite, Dermanyssus gallinae. Driven from her home and bed by the biting […]

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