Johns Hopkins University Press

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Johns Hopkins University Press publishes trade and scholarly books in a wide range of categories, including Health & Wellness, Public Health, History, Nature & Science, Literature and Higher Education. Our titles include the best-selling book on Alzheimer disease, The 36-Hour Day, as well as The Truth About College Admission and My House Is Killing Me!

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Featured Titles from Johns Hopkins University Press

The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America

How can American cities promote racial equity, end redlining, and reverse the damaging health- and wealth-related effects of segregation? In The Black Butterfly, Lawrence T. Brown looks closely at the causes of segregation, many of which exist despite the common belief that overtly racist policies are a thing of the past. Putting Baltimore under a microscope, but also revealing how other cities have been impacted, Brown details the long history of racial segregation’s impact on health, from toxic pollution to police brutality, Brown also offers a clear five-step plan to achieve racial equity.

On Sale: 1/26/21
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Viral BS: Medical Myths and Why We Fall for Them

Journalist, doctor, professor, and CDC-trained disease detective Seema Yasmin, driven by a need to set the record straight, dissects some of the most widely circulating medical myths and pseudoscience. Exploring how epidemics of misinformation can spread faster than microbes, Dr. Yasmin covers a specific myth in each chapter. From the safety of GMOs, detox teas and vaccines, to the reality behind fracking, heartburn medications and mammograms, Viral BS helps you unravel the knots of fact and fiction. Includes Dr. Yasmin’s handy Bulls%*t Detection Kit.

On Sale: 1/21/21
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Good Business: The Talk, Fight, Win Way to Change the World

An inspiring and practical look inside the mind of Bill Novelli, and a blueprint for tackling today’s critical issues. From his humble beginnings selling soap door-to-door, to the founding of social marketing with the PR firm Porter Novelli, to CEO of AARP, Bill Novelli ‘s shares his experiences and challenges us to change the world for the better.

On Sale: 2/2/21
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Moving Water: The Everglades and Big Sugar

A riveting story of environmental disaster and political intrigue, Moving Water exposes how Florida’s clean water is threatened by dirty power players and the sugar cane industry.

“Colorful and richly informative, this debut is fact-filled environmental and political storytelling at its best.” – Kristin Harmel, #1 international bestselling author of The Winemaker’s Wife

On sale: 3/21/21
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The Doctor Who Fooled the World: Science, Deception, and the War on Vaccines

From San Francisco to Shanghai, from Vancouver to Venice, controversy over vaccines is erupting around the globe. In The Doctor Who Fooled the World, award-winning investigative reporter Brian Deer exposes the truth behind the crisis. Writing with the page-turning tension of a detective story, he unmasks the players and unearths the facts. Where it began. Who was responsible. How they pulled it off. Who paid.

In an epic investigation spread across fifteen years, Deer battles medical secrecy and insider cover-ups, smear campaigns and gagging lawsuits, to uncover rigged research and moneymaking schemes, the heartbreaking plight of families struggling with disability, and the scientific scandal of our time.

On sale 9/29/20

Tree Story: The History of the World Written in Rings

What if the stories of trees and people are more closely linked than we ever imagined?

Blending popular science, travelogue, and cultural history, Tree Story highlights exciting findings of tree-ring research, with fascinating tales deftly woven together to show us how dendrochronology sheds light on global climate dynamics and uncovers the clear links between humans and our leafy neighbors.

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The Caregiver’s Encyclopedia: A Compassionate Guide to Caring for Older Adults

An indispensable, comprehensive reference for family caregivers.

Caregivers hold the key to the health, well-being, and happiness of their aging relatives, partners, or friends. The Caregiver’s Encyclopedia provides you with all of the information you need to take the best care of your loved one—from making major medical decisions to making sure you don’t burn out.

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Is It Alzheimer’s? 101 Answers to Your Most Pressing Questions About Memory Loss and Dementia

The author of the best-selling The 36-Hour Day returns with answers to your common questions about memory loss, causes of dementia, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more. If you or a loved one is worried about developing memory loss, or has been diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, this is the first book to turn to.

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