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DeBaggio, Thomas 1942-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 4,644 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Newspapers  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: RC523, B
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Most widely held works about Thomas DeBaggio
 
Most widely held works by Thomas DeBaggio
The encyclopedia of herbs : a comprehensive reference to herbs of flavor and fragrance by Arthur O Tucker( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This meticulously researched compendium provides every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using more than 500 species of herbs. Thorough profiles provide a plant's botanical name and family, whether it is an annual or perennial, its height, hardiness, light requirements, water consumption, required soil type, and pH. The often fascinating history of the plant, the chemistry of its essential oils, and its culinary, landscape, and craft uses are also included, as is advice on how to propagate. For the first edition of their work, both authors received The Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature from the Herb Society of America. This new edition adds important species and includes updated nomenclature."--NHBS Environment Bookstore
Growing herbs from seed, cutting & root : an adventure in small miracles by Thomas DeBaggio( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The big book of herbs : a comprehensive illustrated reference to herbs of flavor and fragrance by Arthur O Tucker( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil : an herb lover's guide by Thomas DeBaggio( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basil takes you on an ambrosial journey of flavor and fragrance. Your guides for this savory expedition are a gardener and a chef. The gardener teaches you all you need to know to grow beautiful and aromatic basil with ease. The chef teaches you how to cook with basil to enjoy the utmost flavor. Complete with in-depth discussion on nearly fifty varieties and thirty-six receipes ranging from appetizers through desserts, Basil is the definitive book on this saucy herb
Losing my mind : an intimate look at life with Alzheimer's by Thomas DeBaggio( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Tom DeBaggio turned fifty-seven in 1999, he thought he was about to embark on the relaxing golden years of retirement -- time to spend with his family, his friends, the herb garden he had spent decades cultivating and from which he made a living. Then, one winter day, he mentioned to his doctor during a routine exam that he had been stumbling into forgetfulness, making his work difficult. After that fateful visit, and a subsequent battery of tests over several months, DeBaggio joined the legion of twelve million others afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. But under such a curse, DeBaggio was also given one of the greatest gifts: the ability to chart the ups and downs of his own failing mind. Losing My Mind is an extraordinary first-person account of early onset Alzheimer's -- the form of the disease that ravages younger, more alert minds. DeBaggio started writing on the first day of his diagnosis and has continued despite his slipping grasp on one of life's greatest treasures, memory. In an inspiring and detailed account, DeBaggio paints a vivid picture of the splendor of memory and the pain that comes from its loss. Whether describing the happy days of a youth spent in a much more innocent time or evaluating how his disease has affected those around him, DeBaggio poignantly depicts one of the most important parts of our lives -- remembrance -- and how we often take it for granted. But to DeBaggio, memory is more than just an account of a time long past, it is one's ability to function, to think, and ultimately, to survive. As his life becomes reduced to moments of clarity, the true power of thought and his ability to connect to the world shine through, and in DeBaggio's case, it is as much in the lack of functioning as it is in the ability to function that one finds love, hope and the relaxing golden years of peace. At once an autobiography, a medical history and a testament to the beauty of memory, Losing My Mind is more than just a story of Alzheimer's, it is the captivating tale of one man's battle to stay connected with the world and his own life
Underground( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing my mind : [an intimate look at life with Alzheimer's] by Thomas DeBaggio( Recording )

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

A moving and important chronicle of the progress of a devastating disease. When the author, a former journalist, was afflicted at 57 with the early onset of Alzheimer's, he began a journal to record his memories and the pain that comes with the loss
The Washington independent( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectrum( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Arutsuhaimā to tatakau : Kotoba to kioku ga suberiochiru mae ni( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Herbs by Thomas DeBaggio( )

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

This meticulously researched compendium provides every aspect of growing, identifying, harvesting, preserving, and using more than 500 species of herbs. Thorough profiles provide a plant's botanical name and family, whether it is an annual or perennial, its height, hardiness, light requirements, water consumption, required soil type, and pH. The often fascinating history of the plant, the chemistry of its essential oils, and its culinary, landscape, and craft uses are also included, as is advice on how to propagate. For the first edition of their work, both authors received The Gertrude B. Foster Award for Excellence in Herbal Literature from the Herb Society of America. This new edition adds important species and includes updated nomenclature
Losing my mind an intimate look at life with Alzheimer's by Thomas DeBaggio( )

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

When it gets dark : an enlightened reflection on life with Alzheimer's by Thomas DeBaggio( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Adeptly navigating between elegy and celebration, fear and determination, confusion and clarity, DeBaggio delivers an exquisitely moving and inspiring book that will resonate with all those who have grappled with their own or their loved ones' memory loss and with death. With his first memoir, Losing My Mind, Thomas DeBaggio stunned readers by laying bare his faltering mind in a haunting and beautiful meditation on the centrality of memory to human life, and on his loss of it to early-onset Alzheimer's disease. In this second extraordinary narrative, he confronts the ultimate loss: that of life. And as only DeBaggio could, he treats death as something to honor, to marvel at, to learn from. Charting the progression of his disease with breathtaking honesty, DeBaggio deftly describes the frustration, grief, and terror of grappling with his deteriorating intellectual faculties. Even more affecting, the prose itself masterfully represents the mental vicissitudes of his disease'DeBaggio's fragments of memory, observation, and rumination surface and subside in the reader's experience much as they might in his own mind. His frank, lilting voice and abundant sense of wonder bind these fragments into a fluid and poetic portrait of life and loss. Over the course of the book, DeBaggio revisits many of the people, places, and events of his life, both in his memory and in fact. In a sense, he is saying goodbye, paying his respects to the world as it recedes from him'and it is a poignant irony that even as this happens, he is at the height of his remarkable descriptive powers. In his moments of clarity, his love for life's details only grows deeper and richer: the limestone creek where he has fished for years; his satisfying and lonely herb farming days; the goldfish pond his son designed and built in his backyard in honor of DeBaggio's passion for "any hole in the ground with some liquid in it"; the thirty years in his beloved home in Arlington, Virginia; his early career as a muckraker; the innumerable precious moments spent with his wife and son; his belated grief over his parents' deaths
 
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The encyclopedia of herbs : a comprehensive reference to herbs of flavor and fragrance
Alternative Names
Baggio, Thomas de 1942-2011

De Baggio, Thomas 1942-2011

DeB ggio, Thom 1942-2011

DeBaggio, Thomas Davis 1942-2011

DeBaggio, Tom??? 1942-2011

Thomas DeBaggio American herbalist

デバッジオ, トマス

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Growing herbs from seed, cutting & root : an adventure in small miraclesThe big book of herbs : a comprehensive illustrated reference to herbs of flavor and fragranceBasil : an herb lover's guideLosing my mind : an intimate look at life with Alzheimer'sLosing my mind an intimate look at life with Alzheimer'sWhen it gets dark : an enlightened reflection on life with Alzheimer'sWhen it gets dark : an enlightened reflection on life with Alzheimer's