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Brown, Harriet 1958-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 9,416 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Case studies  History  Anecdotes  Popular works  Tours  Guidebooks  Fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E169, 973.917
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Most widely held works about Harriet Brown
 
Most widely held works by Harriet Brown
Welcome to Kit's world, 1934 : growing up during America's Great Depression by Harriet Brown( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through photographs, illustrations, and both factual and fictionalized anecdotes, shows what life was like in the United States during the Depression
How to haunt a house for Halloween by Robert Friedhoffer( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides tips on how to create a haunted house at home and instructions for performing magic tricks at a Halloween party
The babysitter's handbook : the care and keeping of kids by Harriet Brown( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers practical advice for babysitters, covering such basic topics as feeding, crying, keeping children amused, first aid, bedtime, and more
The good-bye window : a year in the life of a day-care center by Harriet Brown( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Brown takes us behind the scenes at a day-care center that works. At Red Caboose, one of the oldest independent centers in the country, we meet teachers who have worked with young children for more than twenty years. We watch the child-care union and parents struggle to negotiate a contract without ripping apart the fabric of trust and love that holds the Red Caboose community together." "We investigate the center's sometimes precarious finances, to see what keeps Red Caboose going at a time when other good centers are disappearing. Best of all, we get to know the children, families, and teachers of Red Caboose - their struggles, their sorrows, their triumphs." "Brown sets her rich and engaging stories in the greater political and social context of our time. Why is so much child care bad? Why should working Americans worry about the link between welfare reform and child care? What can we learn from the history of child care?"--Jacket
Body of truth : how science, history, and culture drive our obsession with weight--and what we can do about it by Harriet Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last 25 years, our longing for thinness has morphed into a relentless cultural obsession with weight and body image. You can't be a woman or girl (or, increasingly, a man or boy) in America today and not grapple with the size and shape of your body, your daughter's body, other women's bodies. Even the most confident people have to find a way through a daily gauntlet of voices and images talking, admonishing, warning us about what size we should be, how much we should weigh, what we should eat and what we shouldn't. Obsessing about weight has become a ritual and a refrain, punctuating our every relationship, including the ones with ourselves. It's time to change the conversation around weight. Harriet Brown has explored the conundrums of weight and body image for more than a decade, as a science journalist, as a woman who has struggled with weight, as a mother, wife, and professor. In this book, she describes how biology, psychology, metabolism, media, and culture come together to shape our ongoing obsession with our bodies, and what we can learn from them to help us shift the way we think. Brown exposes some of the myths behind the rhetoric of obesity, gives historical and contemporary context for what it means to be "fat," and offers readers ways to set aside the hysteria and think about weight and health in more nuanced and accurate ways"--
A smart girl's guide babysitting : the care and keeping of kids by Harriet Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers practical advice for babysitters, covering such basic topics as feeding, crying, keeping children amused, first aid, and bedtime
Kit's railway adventure by Harriet Brown( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through photographs, illustrations, and both factual and fictionalized anecdotes, travels from Cincinnati to Glacier Park, Montana in 1934
Feed me! : writers dish about food, eating, weight, and body image( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring the bonds between appetite and remorse, hunger and longing, satisfaction and desire, this anthology is for every woman who?s ever felt guilty about eating dessert, or gushed over a friend?s weight loss, or wished she had a different body
Mr. Wrong : real-life stories about the men we used to love( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of essays, leading writers share personal experiences of the men in their lives, from a Mr. Wrong who receives an unexpected comeuppance to a study of the dark side of loving and longing
Food from the sun : how plants live and grow by Harriet Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses photosynthesis, how plants use water and soil, how things move inside a plant, how plants reproduce, seeds, survival in tough situations, and the effect of global warming on plants
Kit's world : a girl's-eye view of the Great Depression by Harriet Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through photographs, illustrations, lift-the-flap peeks, and both factual and fictionalized anecdotes, shows what life was like in the United States during the Depression
Green plants by Denise Walker( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how plants receive nutrients and what happens when they are not fulfilled, discusses how they contribute to the environment, and describes how they fit into the cycle of life on Earth
Brave girl eating : a family's struggle with anorexia by Harriet Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Millions of families are affected by eating disorders, which usually strike young women between the ages of fourteen and twenty. But current medical practice ties these families' hands when it comes to helping their children recover. Conventional medical wisdom dictates separating the patient from the family and insists that 'it's not about the food', even as a family watches a child waste away before their eyes. In BRAVE GIRL EATING Harriet Brown describes how her family, with the support of an open-minded paediatrician and a therapist, helped her daughter recover from anorexia using a family-based treatment developed at the Maudsley Hospital in London. Chronicling her daughter Kitty's illness from the earliest warning signs, through its terrifying progression, and on toward recovery, Brown takes us on one family's journey into the world of anorexia nervosa, where starvation threatened her daughter's body and mind. BRAVE GIRL EATING is essential reading for families and professionals alike, a guiding light for anyone who's coping with this devastating disease."--Publisher's description
Madison walks by Harriet Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alimentos producidos por el sol : cómo viven y crecen las plantas by Harriet Brown( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses photosynthesis, how plants use water and soil, how things move inside a plant, how plants reproduce, seeds, survival in tough situations, and the effect of global warming on plants
They came to Wisconsin : teacher's guide and student materials by Harriet Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The promised land : poems by Harriet Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female financial power : a financial consultant reflects on Sarah Palin's resignation as governor of Alaska as a sign of improving financial stature for women ; 51%'s reporter Glenn Busby investigates an upstate NY education program known for priming young girls for successful financial careers ; Caesarian sections are ambivalent choices made by doctors, due to unexpected bleeding complications, but with the advent of a new garment warn by delivering mothers, this is proving to decrease blood loss ; Author Harriet Brown expounds on an excerpt from her book which focuses on women and dieting/food choices( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part 1. When Sarah Palin announced she was resigning as governor of Alaska, there was a collective "What?" heard around the world. Some maintain the skeletons in her closet were getting too noisy. Others say her political career is dead in the water, while still others think she's bound for the White House. Personal finance expert Manisha Thakor has a different theory, and a reason why the announcement caused such an uproar. Manisha Thakor is an author, a personal finance analyst, and a regular commentator on this show. To find our more or read her blog, go to manishathakor.com
Body image : Four women writers are interviewed for their positions on women's body weight, the insecurities and pathologies surrounding anorexia, and the healthy approaches to losing weight ; All four women continue the discussion on anorexia, but direct their conversation to the writing pieces they contributed to Harriet Brown's book on food, eating, and anorexia ; Harriet Brown, writer and mother of a daughter who nearly perished from anorexia, shares her thoughts on eating disorders( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part 2. So what is this fixation we have with how our bodies look? Some of the writers who contributed to the book Feed Me say it's a cultural sickness, and some say it's all about the money. Writers Dana Kinstler, Sari Botton, Rivka Tadjer, and Lisa Romeo continue the discussion
Harriet Brown's body talk ; Herbalism, also known as botanical medicine ; A warning about cell phones( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Part 2. As western medicine becomes more expensive and harder to access, some people are returning to traditional folk remedies and tonics that have served people well for hundreds of years. Herbalism, also known as botanical medicine, is a time-honored system that has become increasingly mainstream. Ursula Basch is a chemical engineer by training--and she teaches herbal medicine at the NY Botanical Garden and at her summer home in the Catskills. Her interest began when her mother, who doctors gave a few months to live after a diagnosis of lung cancer, took the advice of a Native American herbalist, embraced hope and decided to live. (6:33)
 
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Welcome to Kit's world, 1934 : growing up during America's Great Depression
Alternative Names
Brown, Harriet N. 1958-

Brown, Harriet N. (Harriet Nancy), 1958-

브라운, 해리엇 1958-

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How to haunt a house for HalloweenThe babysitter's handbook : the care and keeping of kidsThe good-bye window : a year in the life of a day-care centerKit's railway adventureFeed me! : writers dish about food, eating, weight, and body imageMr. Wrong : real-life stories about the men we used to loveFood from the sun : how plants live and growKit's world : a girl's-eye view of the Great Depression