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You Can Stop Humming Now

Author : Daniela Lamas
ISBN : 9780349412764
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Gripping, soaring, inspiring . . . Read it' - Atul Gawande, author of the international bestseller Being Mortal 'You Can Stop Humming Now is essential reading on what it means to be human in an age of medical technology. I couldn't put it down' - Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body 'In turns anguishing, gripping, and hopeful, You Can Stop Humming Now is a must-read for anyone contemplating what medicine holds in store for us.' - Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, author of What Patients Say, What Doctors Feel Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of our treatments and technologies? In You Can Stop Humming Now, Lamas explores the complex answers to this question through intimate accounts of patients and their families. A grandfather whose failing heart has been replaced by a battery-operated pump; a salesman who found himself a kidney donor on social media; a college student who survived a near fatal overdose and returned home, alive but not the same; and a young woman navigating an adulthood she never thought she'd live to see-these moving narratives paint a detailed picture of the fragile border between sickness and health. Riveting, beautifully told, and deeply personal, You Can Stop Humming Now is a compassionate, uncompromising look at the choices and realities that many of us, and our families, may one day face.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Inside Flash

Author : Jody Keating
ISBN : 0735711054
Genre : Computers
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Accompanying CD-ROM contains resources for Macromedia Flash including project files, Flash-related software, royalty-free sounds and web resources.
Category: Computers

Mortals

Author : Norman Rush
ISBN : 9780307789365
Genre : Fiction
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The greatly anticipated new novel by Norman Rush—whose first novel, Mating, won the National Book Award and was everywhere acclaimed—is his richest work yet. It is at once a political adventure, a social comedy, and a passionate triangle. It is set in the 1990s in Botswana—the African country Rush has indelibly made his own fictional territory. Mortals chronicles the misadventures of three ex-pat Americans: Ray Finch, a contract CIA agent, operating undercover as an English instructor in a private school, who is setting out on perhaps his most difficult assignment; his beautiful but slightly foolish and disaffected wife, Iris, with whom he is obsessively in love; and Davis Morel, an iconoclastic black holistic physician, who is on a personal mission to “lift the yoke of Christian belief from Africa.” The passions of these three entangle them with a local populist leader, Samuel Kerekang, whose purposes are grotesquely misconstrued by the CIA, fixated as the agency is on the astonishing collapse of world socialism and the simultaneous, paradoxical triumph of radical black nationalism in South Africa, Botswana’s neighbor. And when a small but violent insurrection erupts in the wild northern part of the country, inspired by Kerekang but stoked by the erotic and political intrigues of the American trio—the outcome is explosive and often explosively funny. Along the way, there are many pleasures. Letters from Ray’s brilliantly hostile brother and Iris’s woebegone sister provide a running commentary on contemporary life in America. Africa and Africans are powerfully evoked, and the expatriate scene is cheerfully skewered. Through lives lived ardently in an unforgiving land, Mortals examines with wit and insight the dilemmas of power, religion, rebellion, and contending versions of liberation and love. It is a study of a marriage over time, and a man’s struggle to find his way when his private and public worlds are shifting. It is Norman Rush’s most commanding work.
Category: Fiction

Mrs Mckeiver S Secrets

Author : Margaret Morgan
ISBN : 9781780882604
Genre : Fiction
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Set on Watling Street, in a fictional area of limestone hills, Mrs McKeiver’s Secrets is a microcosm of England in the late 18th century – where all the problems facing rural villages are considered. This includes the horror of landlessness, the price of food and the threat of starvation as a once settled rural community is rocked to its core by the effects of the Hills' Enclosure Act 1795. Mrs McKeiver has lived in the Hills for twenty years. Enough time for her to be accepted as the local midwife. She treats her women with herbal remedies, of her own making, and most importantly, with love. By 1799, after two bad harvests and four years of landlessness, she manages to get more organised help for desperately poor families. As an observant midwife, she encourages the Reverend Reeves and local farmers to contribute to the provision of any meat and spare food, for those on Parish Poor Relief. The Parish House has problems of the worse kind, with a heartless overseer; its women and orphaned children needing her help. In amongst, she has to deal with two pressing problems herself. Firstly, how does she increase her paltry income? Wheat prices are rising daily and meals are becoming more difficult, even for her and, secondly, will she have to marry again, to feed herself and her crippled adult son? And if so, to whom?
Category: Fiction

Inside Flash Mx

Author : Jody Keating
ISBN : UOM:39015054427003
Genre : Computers
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Going beyond the competition, this book offers tutorial-based instruction including advanced Flash topics and extensive ActionScript coverage. "Inside Flash X" employs a comprehensive and advanced approach for designers and developers, addressing the fact that Flash is a designer's tool and a programming environment.
Category: Computers

Making Love Work

Author : John Button
ISBN : 0855002069
Genre : Psychology
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Category: Psychology

I D Rather Be Swimming

Author : Joan and Peter Leonard
ISBN : 9781480809475
Genre : Education
File Size : 49.99 MB
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You’d be hard pressed to find anyone more passionate about swimming than Joan and Peter Leonard, who’ve spent most of their lives teaching others how to swim – especially children. This activity-filled guide includes original pictures of Leo the Sea Lion and his friends that can be colored as skills are mastered. Other activities and resources include: • seven essential swimming skills and emphasis on safety, fun, and fitness; • how-to descriptions of all strokes, numerous skills, and many water games; • rhymes accompanying pictures; • progress sheets to track accomplishments; • diary to record swimming thoughts and memories; • access to online video Whether you’re a parent with youngsters, an adolescent seeking to improve skills and learn new ones, or an adult who never learned how to swim, this guide will help you or loved ones progress while being safe, having fun, and being active in the process. With the right attitude and practice, anyone can move forward and say with confidence, joy, and love of the water – “I’d rather be swimming!”
Category: Education

Ed Says U Said

Author : June Alexander
ISBN : 9781849053310
Genre : Self-Help
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Explains the kind of communication problems that can happen between someone suffering from an eating disorder and their caretakers, physicians, and counselors.
Category: Self-Help

The Silver Linings Playbook

Author : Matthew Quick
ISBN : 9780330504614
Genre : Fiction
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Pat Peoples knows that life doesn't always go according to plan, but he's determined to get his back on track. After a stint in a psychiatric hospital, Pat is staying with his parents and trying to live according to his new philosophy: get fit, be nice and always look for the silver lining. Most importantly, Pat is determined to be reconciled with his wife Nikki. Pat's parents just want to protect him so he can get back on his feet, but when Pat befriends the mysterious Tiffany, the secrets they've been keeping from him threaten to come out . . . The Silver Linings Playbook has been adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro.
Category: Fiction

Yoga For Real People

Author : Jan Baker
ISBN : 9781609250447
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 62.13 MB
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A gentle introduction to the joy of yoga—with more than 160 photos. For anyone intimidated by crowded classes, complicated books, headstands, or simply touching their toes, Yoga for Real People offers a year of classes that progress from beginning to intermediate to advanced levels of practice. A down-to-earth guide for yoga teachers and students alike, this book is illustrated throughout with more than 160 photographs correctly demonstrating 100 poses. Each lesson begins with a discussion of an important yogic concept, before presenting a posture to build flexibility and strength, followed by a meditation to inspire mental relaxation and spiritual growth. As students build a routine, they learn to first do the postures, then experience the postures, and finally, become the postures. The appendix includes a complete list of the postures along with a helpful summary of the benefits. Jan Baker’s gentle and encouraging style teaches you how to listen to your body, how to stretch without strain, and, most of all, how to find joy in all things.
Category: Health & Fitness