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Encyclopedia of contemporary writers and their work /
Geoff Hamilton and Brian Jones.
imprint
New York, NY : Facts On File, Inc., c2010.
description
vi, 426 p.
ISBN
9780816075782 (acid-free paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York, NY : Facts On File, Inc., c2010.
isbn
9780816075782 (acid-free paper)
catalogue key
7341471
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work is an invaluable guide to English-language fiction writers born after 1959 and their best work. Coverage includes some of the most vital and appealing writers working today, such as Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers. Containing more than 200 entries written by literary scholars, this resource provides a comprehensive overview of the best writers and works of the current English-speaking literary world.
Coverage includes:
Sherman Alexie
Monica Ali
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Edwidge Danticat
Junot Díaz
Jeffrey Eugenides
Everything Is Illuminated
Mark Haddon
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
The Kite Runner
Jhumpa Lahiri
Middlesex
Native Speaker
Chuck Palahniuk
Suzan-Lori Parks
The Secret History
David Foster Wallace
Colson Whitehead
and more.
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-01-01:
Part of the "Health and Medical Issues Today" series, this small, well-written volume informs laypeople about the development and current uses of medical imaging, ranging from X-rays to single photo emission computed tomography (SPECT). In the two major sections, Le Vine (Univ. of Kentucky in Lexington) offers a fascinating history of the various forms of medical imaging and the current controversies surrounding their uses. He describes the most current technologies in sufficient detail so that readers obtain the requisite knowledge base. The second section is the gem. Against a background of today's rising health care costs and the misinformation provided on the Internet, the author clarifies many of the urban legends surrounding imaging technologies. The final section provides a highly current and comprehensive set of references and resources. Charts, illustrations, and a glossary are included. Summing Up: Highly recommended. General audience, health care students, and perhaps entry-level health care practitioners. R. G. McGee Jr. formerly, Walters State Community College
Reviews
This item was reviewed in:
Booklist, October 2010
School Library Journal, October 2010
Choice, December 2010
Choice, January 2011
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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Writers and Their Work is an invaluable guide to the English-language fiction writers born after 1959 and their best work. Coverage includes some of the most vital and appealing writers working today, such as Chang-rae Lee, Michael Chabon, Zadie Smith, and Dave Eggers.

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