New Release Books by Don Ross

Don Ross is the author of Discovering Nutrition (2018), Nutrition with Diettrax Fitness and Diet Tracking Access (2021), Philosophy of Economics (2014), Happy Hypnosis & the 12 Steps (2017) and other 50 books.

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Discovering Nutrition

release date: Feb 15, 2018
Discovering Nutrition
Written with non-majors in mind, Discovering Nutrition, Sixth Edition introduces students to the fundamentals of nutrition with an engaging and personalized approach. The text focuses on teaching behavior change and personal decision making with an emphasis on how our nutritional behaviors influence lifelong personal health and wellness, while also presenting up-to-date scientific concepts in a number of innovative ways. Students will learn practical consumer-based nutrition information using the features highlighted throughout the text, including For Your Information boxes presenting controversial topics, Quick Bites offering fun facts, and the NEW feature Why Is This Important? opens each section and identifies the importance of each subject to the field.

Nutrition with Diettrax Fitness and Diet Tracking Access

release date: Jul 13, 2021
Nutrition with Diettrax Fitness and Diet Tracking Access
This bundle includes the print version of Nutrition, Sixth Edition with DietTrax access. Jones & Bartlett Learning's DietTrax is a ready-to-use web-based analysis tool that complements popular college nutrition and fitness texts. Students can easily enter, analyze, and submit reports on nutritional and exercise data, and professors can assign from hundreds of meal types and plans. DietTrax enables searching and creating recipes (My Meals), and logging meal choices (My Logs), while tracking or viewing workouts (My Moves).

Philosophy of Economics

release date: Mar 07, 2014
Philosophy of Economics
What is economics fundamentally about? Some say 'money'. But that only applies, at a stretch, to macroeconomics. Others say 'incentivised choices'. Through a review of the history and methodology of economics, with special concentration on the past 60 years, the book shows why the second answer is more accurate. But this leads straight into another problem: psychologists study choices too. So how is economics different from psychology? The book explains this, by showing how economics is really about groups or populations of people. In clearly distinguishing economics from psychology, the book criticizes the current popular wave of behavioural economics, showing how many studies under that label confuse economics with psychology. But if economics is about structures of group response, then how is it different from sociology? The book shows how and why economics and sociology are currently converging, perhaps ultimately to form a single unified discipline fed by two distinct historical tributaries.

Happy Hypnosis & the 12 Steps

release date: Jun 21, 2017
Happy Hypnosis & the 12 Steps
The book describes in general terms the author's story, how he used hypnosis and the 12 Steps to recover from being a blackout drunk and suicidal on two antidepressant medications, to being clean and sober without medications, reasonably happy most of the time, with a private hypnosis practice and author of a best-selling book. The book includes: *free access to two recorded hypnosis sessions designed to soothe frazzled nerves. *seven scripts for hypnosis sessions that can be recorded by the reader to help themselves or others through the 12 Step recovery process. "I've read to page 33, in the first reading! Great book....get it published, this will help many people! Thank you for sharing this with me! I love it!"Elizabeth Petta

Midbrain Mutiny

release date: Jan 13, 2012
Midbrain Mutiny
An analysis of how economic theories can be used to understand disordered and pathological gambling that calls on empirical evidence about behavior and the brain and argues that addictive gambling is the basic form of all addiction. The explanatory power of economic theory is tested by the phenomenon of irrational consumption, examples of which include such addictive behaviors as disordered and pathological gambling. Midbrain Mutiny examines different economic models of disordered gambling, using the frameworks of neuroeconomics (which analyzes decision making in the brain) and picoeconomics (which analyzes patterns of consumption behavior), and drawing on empirical evidence about behavior and the brain. The book describes addiction in neuroeconomic terms as chronic disruption of the balance between the midbrain dopamine system and the prefrontal and frontal serotonergic system, and reviews recent evidence from trials testing the effectiveness of antiaddiction drugs. The authors argue that the best way to understand disordered and addictive gambling is with a hybrid picoeconomic-neuroeconomic model.

Every Thing Must Go

release date: Jul 05, 2007
Every Thing Must Go
Every Thing Must Go argues that the only kind of metaphysics that can contribute to objective knowledge is one based specifically on contemporary science as it really is, and not on philosophers' a priori intuitions, common sense, or simplifications of science. In addition to showing how recent metaphysics has drifted away from connection with all other serious scholarly inquiry as a result of not heeding this restriction, they demonstrate how to build a metaphysics compatible with current fundamental physics ('ontic structural realism'), which, when combined with their metaphysics of the special sciences ('rainforest realism'), can be used to unify physics with the other sciences without reducing these sciences to physics itself. Taking science metaphysically seriously, Ladyman and Ross argue, means that metaphysicians must abandon the picture of the world as composed of self-subsistent individual objects, and the paradigm of causation as the collision of such objects. Every Thing Must Go also assesses the role of information theory and complex systems theory in attempts to explain the relationship between the special sciences and physics, treading a middle road between the grand synthesis of thermodynamics and information, and eliminativism about information. The consequences of the author's metaphysical theory for central issues in the philosophy of science are explored, including the implications for the realism vs. empiricism debate, the role of causation in scientific explanations, the nature of causation and laws, the status of abstract and virtual objects, and the objective reality of natural kinds.

Economic Theory and Cognitive Science

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Economic Theory and Cognitive Science
A hilariously funny cookbook–cum–how–I–did–it memoir by the chef/restaurateur who created New York's dazzling Ápizz restaurant. At the age of thirty–seven, John LaFemina left a lucrative career as a jeweler to become a chef. Instead of going back to school, or getting on–the–job training, he did it the hard way: he bought the restaurant and then taught himself to cook. Today he owns two of New York's great Italian restaurants–Ápizz and Peasant–and is one of the city's most–talked–about chefs, earning rave reviews from fans and critics. In this gorgeous cookbook, he not only shares scores of recipes, but describes his life as a Canarsie boy learning about meatballs and macaroni in his mother's kitchen–and reveals how he drew on a lifetime of Italian cooking, and his own hard work and exquisite taste to create his dream restaurant from scratch. LaFemina takes us step–by–step through the process of finding the perfect location (and figuring out how many meatballs you have to sell to pay the rent), designing a restaurant, procuring all the necessary permits and licenses, and creating the menu. And this is just the first part of running a restaurant. He shares his experiences in dealing with the public and the press, unexpected disasters, and finally, basking in the glory of a popular restaurant. Along with his inspiring story, John LaFemina also shares 100 mouthwatering recipes, including: Lasagna with Braised Wild Boar Mushroom Risotto Veal, Beef, and Pork Meatballs with Ricotta Filling Open Ravioli with Roasted Butternut Squash Creamsicle Panna Cotta Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Development Dilemmas

release date: Oct 28, 2004
Development Dilemmas
It is widely believed that economic development in much of the world is not happening quickly enough. Indeed, the standard of living in some parts of the world has actually been declining. Many experts now doubt that the solution can be purely technical and economic; it must also be political and moral. This book brings together contributions from leading authorities, such as Joseph Stiglitz, Jean-Jacques Laffont and Daniel Hausman, on economics and political philosophy to survey current barriers to growth, including problems with policy and problems with concepts and thinking. Getting policies right, the contributors stress, is a complicated task in itself, but it also may not be enough; instead, people in both the developed and developing worlds may also need to reconsider basic and time-worn beliefs about facts, values, the measurement of data, rights, needs and the nature of government. Of interest to economics and policy makers, Development Dilemmas is a long-awaited addition to the debate over economics and political philosophy in the developing world.

Nutrition, Fourth Edition: Myplate Update

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Nutrition, Fourth Edition: Myplate Update
Nutrition, Fourth Edition Is An Up-To-Date, Accessible Introduction To Nutritional Concepts, Guidelines, And Functions. This Text Provides Students With Accurate, Scientifically Based Information On Topics And Issues That Concern Them—A Balanced Diet, Weight Management, And More—And Encourages Them To Think About The Material They’Re Reading And How It Relates To Their Own Lives. The Myplate Update Integrates The Latest Nutritional Standards – The New Dietary Reference Intakes, The 2010 Dietary Guidelines, And Myplate (Which Replaces The Former Mypyramid) – Right Within The Book, Providing Instructors And Students With The Most Current Information Available.

What People Want

release date: Jan 01, 1999
What People Want
This guide takes the reader on an intriguing journey to trace the origins of political economy - a phrase that recently came back into vogue as economists and political and moral philosophers rediscovered shared concerns.

Denial Is Not a River in Egypt

release date: Mar 11, 1998
Denial Is Not a River in Egypt
A collection of humorous sayings and truths about alcoholism and recovery includes quotations on fear, denial, resentment, acceptance, and healing

Every Thing Must Go:Metaphysics Naturalized

release date: Jul 05, 2007
Every Thing Must Go:Metaphysics Naturalized
Every Thing Must Go argues that the only kind of metaphysics that can contribute to objective knowledge is one based specifically on contemporary science as it really is, and not on philosophers' a priori intuitions, common sense, or simplifications of science. In addition to showing how recent metaphysics has drifted away from connection with all other serious scholarly inquiry as a result of not heeding this restriction, they demonstrate how to build a metaphysicscompatible with current fundamental physics ('ontic structural realism'), which, when combined with their metaphysics of the special sciences ('rainforest realism'), can be used to unify physics with the other sciences without reducing these sciences to physics itself. Taking science metaphysically seriously,Ladyman and Ross argue, means that metaphysicians must abandon the picture of the world as composed of self-subsistent individual objects, and the paradigm of causation as the collision of such objects.Everything Must Go also assesses the role of information theory and complex systems theory in attempts to explain the relationship between the special sciences and physics, treading a middle road between the grand synthesis of thermodynamics and information, and eliminativism about information. The consequences of the author's metaphysical theory for central issues in the philosophy of science are explored, including the implications for the realism vs. empiricism debate, the role ofcausation in scientific explanations, the nature of causation and laws, the status of abstract and virtual objects, and the objective reality of natural kinds.

Metaphor, Meaning, and Cognition

release date: Jan 01, 1993
Metaphor, Meaning, and Cognition
This book explores and offers solutions to a range of conceptual and philosophical problems that underlie attempts to understand metaphor processing in the context of cognitive science. The author vigorously criticizes the prevailing philosophical prejudice against traditional -comparison- theories of metaphor, arguing that the problems with the comparison theory are exciting problems that demand "solutions," rather than grounds for rejecting the theory itself. Furthermore, it is through these problems that the study of metaphor processing is linked to wider issues in cognitive science, including disputes about computational architectures and neural mechanisms."

Happy Birthday Walter

release date: Jun 01, 1989
Happy Birthday Walter
Walter counts up to ten telling all the fun things he will do on his Birthday.

Discovering Nutrition with Diettrax Fitness & Diet Tracking Access

release date: May 10, 2021
Discovering Nutrition with Diettrax Fitness & Diet Tracking Access
This bundle includes the print version of Discovering Nutrition, Sixth Edition with DietTrax access code. Jones & Bartlett Learning's DietTrax is a ready-to-use web-based analysis tool that complements popular college nutrition and fitness texts. Students can easily enter, analyze, and submit reports on nutritional and exercise data, and professors can assign from hundreds of meal types and plans. DietTrax enables searching and creating recipes (My Meals), and logging meal choices (My Los), while tracking or viewing workouts (My Moves).

Discovering the Thousand Islands

release date: May 01, 2001

Where in the World Is Walter

release date: Jun 01, 1989
Where in the World Is Walter
Walter, through many questions, finds that he is many places all at the same time.
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