Book Reviews

Book Reviews

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

Genesis, Institutions, and Instruments of the European Union: A Concise Guide on Euro-Multilateralism

“A thoughtful, comprehensive but concise, multidisciplinary, accurate, timely and balanced analysis of the complex interplay between geopolitics, history and institutions building of a pivotal world region – Europe. We finally have an all-in reader that was otherwise chronically missing in international literature. Timely as it is, it will contribute to the revitalization of a very idea of multilateralism. Globally-known cross-continental settings such as the G-7 (which I architectured as a senior governmental minister) and OECD (which I helped shape as its Secretary) would have been unthinkable without the most comprehensive and through multilateral undertaking – that one that took root in post WWII Europe. Authors give a fair account to these less visited history (of peace and institutions building) chapters. Overall, this book undeniably features the unionistic Europe as a sine qua non for the Old Continent and its neighborhood, but also as a beacon of hope and vision for other continents. This is a must-read book for scholars and practitioners – all those wondering about the nature of social and state interaction through times and spaces. It is a concise chronicle of Europe’s presence and multilateralised future, of an unparallel alternative. Professor Bajrektarevic’s new book clearly reminds us that “Europe might (temporarily) get out of fashion, but its very idea remains uncontested.” – Honorable Donald J Johnston PC OC QC, Former Minister of the Canadian Government, Secretary General of the OECD (1996-2006)

“Many rooms can be filled with political and scientific literature about European integration and multilateralism. Notwithstanding this, Professor Anis H. Bajrektarevic has written an excellent, concise and easily accessible book that is of real added value and deserves a place on many bookshelves. During the high times of multilateralism, it was a strike of genius by then elder statesmen to bring together the core of the economies of France and Germany, joined by Italy and what later would be the Benelux countries. At times when multilateralism is under pressure and war has erupted again on the European continent, it is good to remind readers that European integration was the result of diplomatic creativity and political courage. It is good to describe the way it went and is now working. More than ever European integration and multilateralism needs new generations of well-informed and trained practictioners and of supporting citizens. This book by Professor Anis and Nora Wolf will help to unleash the support and interest of readers which European integration and multilateralism need and deserve.” – Yves Leterme, Prime Minister of Belgium (2008 – 2011)