Burned

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Natasha Deen
  • ISBN : 1459807294
  • Publisher : Orca Book Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 6300

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Two years ago, Josie Smith’s life went up in smoke. Literally. Everyone and everything she ever loved burned in a fire—one set by a crooked cop. To survive, Josie’s been living under the radar as a homeless kid while trying to find a way to knock the cop down a few notches and put her on the other side of the prison bars. But time’s running out. A pimp’s got his eye on Josie, and if she doesn’t get off the streets soon, she’ll be the one brought down. Her salvation and the key to the cop’s undoing seem to lie with a car thief and a rich kid. Trust and teamwork don’t come easily to Josie—in fact, they don’t come at all—but if she can’t find a way to make the team work and find justice for her family, she will get burned all over again. Part of RETRIBUTION—a high-interest trilogy that can be read in any order.

The Elephant Vanishes

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Haruki Murakami
  • ISBN : 0307762734
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Readers : 7336

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the tales that make up The Elephant Vanishes, the imaginative genius that has made Haruki Murakami an international superstar is on full display. In these stories, a man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin air; a newlywed couple suffers attacks of hunger that drive them to hold up a McDonald’s in the middle of the night; and a young woman discovers that she has become irresistible to a little green monster who burrows up through her backyard. By turns haunting and hilarious, in The Elephant Vanishes Murakami crosses the border between separate realities—and comes back bearing remarkable treasures. Includes the story "Barn Burning," which is the basis for the major motion picture Burning.

Emergency Medicine, Trauma and Disaster Management

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Emmanouil Pikoulis,Jay Doucet
  • ISBN : 303034116X
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 624
  • Readers : 6382

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The number of natural and man-made disasters has risen dramatically over the last decade. Natural disasters, industrial accidents and terrorist attacks represent major incidents, often involving multiple casualties. In such cases, health professionals face multiple challenges because the type of medical care required differs from what is taught and provided in their everyday hospital duties. The aim of this book is to inform and prepare healthcare professionals for the challenges posed by major incidents, so that they can act effectively in medical teams sent on humanitarian missions or into conflict zones. It offers a holistic and horizontal approach covering all stages of the disaster management cycle. The book is divided into 5 sections: section 1: prehospital emergency services; section ii: hospital response; section iii: management of incidents; section iv: after the disaster; and section v: evaluation, ethical issues, education and research. Healthcare providers will find essential information on the special medical considerations in both prehospital and hospital disaster settings, medical management of disaster response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness. The book offers an interdisciplinary and interprofessional approach, and was written by prominent researchers and experienced practitioners.

Paradise

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Lizzie Johnson
  • ISBN : 059313639X
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Number of Pages : 449
  • Readers : 3781

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The definitive firsthand account of California’s Camp Fire, the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, Paradise is a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies as the climate crisis unfolds. “A tour de force story of wildfire and a terrifying look at what lies ahead.”—San Francisco Chronicle (Best Books of the Year) On November 8, 2018, the people of Paradise, California, awoke to a mottled gray sky and gusty winds. Soon the Camp Fire was upon them, gobbling an acre a second. Less than two hours after the fire ignited, the town was engulfed in flames, the residents trapped in their homes and cars. By the next morning, eighty-five people were dead. As a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, Lizzie Johnson was there as the town of Paradise burned. She saw the smoldering rubble of a historic covered bridge and the beloved Black Bear Diner and she stayed long afterward, visiting shelters, hotels, and makeshift camps. Drawing on years of on-the-ground reporting and reams of public records, including 911 calls and testimony from a grand jury investigation, Johnson provides a minute-by-minute account of the Camp Fire, following residents and first responders as they fight to save themselves and their town. We see a young mother fleeing with her newborn; a school bus full of children in search of an escape route; and a group of paramedics, patients, and nurses trapped in a cul-de-sac, fending off the fire with rakes and hoses. In Paradise, Johnson documents the unfolding tragedy with empathy and nuance. But she also investigates the root causes, from runaway climate change to a deeply flawed alert system to Pacific Gas and Electric’s decades-long neglect of critical infrastructure. A cautionary tale for a new era of megafires, Paradise is the gripping story of a town wiped off the map and the determination of its people to rise again.

Pathophysiology - E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Lee-Ellen C. Copstead-Kirkhorn,Jacquelyn L. Banasik
  • ISBN : 0323293174
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 1216
  • Readers : 1207

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A clear, comprehensive introduction to disease, Pathophysiology, 5th Edition explores the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and treatment of disorders. Units are organized by body system, and each begins with an illustrated review of anatomy and normal physiology. A discussion then follows on the disease processes and abnormalities that may occur, with a focus on the pathophysiologic concepts involved. Written by leading educators Lee-Ellen Copstead and Jacquelyn Banasik, Pathophysiology simplifies a rigorous subject with practical learning resources and includes coverage of the latest scientific findings and relevant research 900 full-color illustrations clarify complex pathophysiological concepts. Easy-to-read style includes many tables, boxes, and figures to highlight and simplify content. Key Questions at the beginning of each chapter highlight key objectives and help you develop and use critical thinking skills. Key Points boxes focus on the most important information. Geriatric Considerations boxes analyze the age-related changes associated with a specific body system. A chapter summary gives you a quick wrap-up of the key content in each chapter. NEW! Pediatric Considerations boxes with accompanying flow charts describe conditions and changes specific to young children. NEW! Updated content includes the latest information on new treatment advances, the relationship between stress and inflammation to cardiovascular disease, and much more throughout the text. NEW! Global Health Considerations tables include information on HIV/AIDS and depression/anxiety in women.

Unsteady Combustion

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : F. Culick,M.V. Heitor,J.H. Whitelaw
  • ISBN : 9400916205
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 562
  • Readers : 7770

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book contains selected papers prepared for the NATO Advanced Study Institute on "Unsteady Combustion", which was held in Praia da Granja, Portugal, 6-17 September 1993. Approximately 100 delegates from 14 countries attended. The Institute was the most recent in a series beginning with "Instrumentation for Combustion and Flow in Engines", held in Vimeiro, Portugal 1987 and followed by "Combusting Flow Diagnostics" conducted in Montechoro, Portugal in 1990. Together, these three Institutes have covered a wide range of experimental and theoretical topics arising in the research and development of combustion systems with particular emphasis on gas-turbine combustors and internal combustion engines. The emphasis has evolved roughly from instrumentation and experimental techniques to the mixture of experiment, theory and computational work covered in the present volume. As the title of this book implies, the chief aim of this Institute was to provide a broad sampling of problems arising with time-dependent behaviour in combustors. In fact, of course, that intention encompasses practically all possibilities, for "steady" combustion hardly exists if one looks sufficiently closely at the processes in a combustion chamber. The point really is that, apart from the excellent paper by Bahr (Chapter 10) discussing the technology of combustors for aircraft gas turbines, little attention is directed to matters of steady performance. The volume is divided into three parts devoted to the subjects of combustion-induced oscillations; combustion in internal combustion engines; and experimental techniques and modelling.

Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Tiffany C Vance,Nazila Merati,Chaowei Yang,May Yuan
  • ISBN : 012803193X
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Number of Pages : 454
  • Readers : 8394

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Cloud Computing in Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences provides the latest information on this relatively new platform for scientific computing, which has great possibilities and challenges, including pricing and deployments costs and applications that are often presented as primarily business oriented. In addition, scientific users may be very familiar with these types of models and applications, but relatively unfamiliar with the intricacies of the hardware platforms they use. The book provides a range of practical examples of cloud applications that are written to be accessible to practitioners, researchers, and students in affiliated fields. By providing general information on the use of the cloud for oceanographic and atmospheric computing, as well as examples of specific applications, this book encourages and educates potential users of the cloud. The chapters provide an introduction to the practical aspects of deploying in the cloud, also providing examples of workflows and techniques that can be reused in new projects. Provides real examples that help new users quickly understand the cloud and provide guidance for new projects Presents proof of the usability of the techniques and a clear path to adoption of the techniques by other researchers Includes real research and development examples that are ideal for cloud computing adopters in ocean and atmospheric domains

Handbook of Burns Volume 1

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Marc G. Jeschke,Lars-Peter Kamolz,Folke Sjöberg,Steven E. Wolf
  • ISBN : 3030189406
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 594
  • Readers : 8955

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The second edition of this volume provides updated information on acute burn treatment. It also discusses genomic responses to burns and novel techniques in this area. Divided into four topical parts, this book provides insights into the history, epidemiology, prevention of burns, as well as initial and pre-hospital management of burns, acute burn care and therapy, and non-thermal burns. All chapters have been edited by leading world authorities on burn care and offer readers a broad overview of the techniques and outcomes in this area. Please also have a look at "Handbook of Burns Volume 2 - Reconstruction and Rehabilitation 2nd edition".

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Michael Imperioli
  • ISBN : 1617756423
  • Publisher : Akashic Books
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 4072

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An outer-borough boy moves to the foreign land of Manhattan and befriends Lou Reed, in a novel by the Emmy-winning actor and screenwriter: “A winner.”—Library Journal Matthew is a sixteen-year-old living in Jackson Heights, Queens, in 1976. After he loses his two most important male role models, his father and grandfather, his mother uses her inheritance to uproot Matthew and herself to a posh apartment building in Manhattan. Although only three miles from his boyhood home, “the city” is a completely new and strange world. Soon, he befriends (and becomes a quasi-assistant to) Lou Reed, who lives with his transgender girlfriend in the same building. And the drug-addled, artistic/shamanic musician will eventually become an unorthodox father figure to Matthew, as he moves toward adulthood, adjusts to a new life, and falls head over heels for a girl wise beyond her years. “Imperioli can definitely write, and he gets high marks for the verisimilitude and empathy that he evokes.”—Booklist (starred review) “A coming-of-age tale dashed with relatable angst and humor.”—Entertainment Weekly “Some fictional trips into 1970s New York abound with nostalgia; this novel memorably opts for grit and heartbreak.”—Kirkus Reviews

A Great Aridness

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : William deBuys
  • ISBN : 0199779104
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 3236

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: With its soaring azure sky and stark landscapes, the American Southwest is one of the most hauntingly beautiful regions on earth. Yet staggering population growth, combined with the intensifying effects of climate change, is driving the oasis-based society close to the brink of a Dust-Bowl-scale catastrophe. In A Great Aridness, William deBuys paints a compelling picture of what the Southwest might look like when the heat turns up and the water runs out. This semi-arid land, vulnerable to water shortages, rising temperatures, wildfires, and a host of other environmental challenges, is poised to bear the heaviest consequences of global environmental change in the United States. Examining interrelated factors such as vanishing wildlife, forest die backs, and the over-allocation of the already stressed Colorado River--upon which nearly 30 million people depend--the author narrates the landscape's history--and future. He tells the inspiring stories of the climatologists and others who are helping untangle the complex, interlocking causes and effects of global warming. And while the fate of this region may seem at first blush to be of merely local interest, what happens in the Southwest, deBuys suggests, will provide a glimpse of what other mid-latitude arid lands worldwide--the Mediterranean Basin, southern Africa, and the Middle East--will experience in the coming years. Written with an elegance that recalls the prose of John McPhee and Wallace Stegner, A Great Aridness offers an unflinching look at the dramatic effects of climate change occurring right now in our own backyard.

Once Burned

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jeaniene Frost
  • ISBN : 0062096273
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 1069

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Spinning off from her wildly successful, New York Times bestselling Night Huntress novels featuring vampire soulmates Cat and Bones, Jeaniene Frost kicks off the thrilling new Night Prince series with Once Burned. After a tragic accident scarred her body and destroyed her dreams, Leila never imagined that the worst was still to come: terrifying powers that let her channel electricity and learn a person's darkest secrets through a single touch. Leila is doomed to a life of solitude...until creatures of the night kidnap her, forcing her to reach out with a telepathic distress call to the world's most infamous vampire... Vlad Tepesh inspired the greatest vampire legend of all--but whatever you do, don't call him Dracula. Vlad's ability to control fire makes him one of the most feared vampires in existence, but his enemies have found a new weapon against him—a beautiful mortal with powers to match his own. When Vlad and Leila meet, however, passion ignites between them, threatening to consume them both. It will take everything that they are to stop an enemy intent on bringing them down in flames.

A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts

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  • Category : History
  • Author : James Copnall
  • ISBN : 1849044937
  • Publisher : Hurst
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 7785

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What happened after Africa's biggest country split in two? When South Sudan ran up its flag in July 2011, two new nations came into being. In South Sudan a former rebel movement faces colossal challenges in building a new country. At independence it was one of the least developed places on earth, after decades of conflict and neglect. The '"rump state'", Sudan, has been debilitated by devastating civil wars, including in Darfur, and lost a significant part of its territory, and most of its oil wealth, after the divorce from the South. In the years after separation, the two Sudans dealt with crippling economic challenges, struggled with new and old rebellions, and fought each other along their disputed border. Benefiting from unsurpassed access to the politicians, rebels, thinkers and events that are shaping the Sudans, Copnall draws a compelling portrait of two misunderstood countries. A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts argues that Sudan and South Sudan remain deeply interdependent, despite their separation. It also diagnoses the political failings that threaten the future of both countries. The author puts the turmoil of the years after separation into a broader context, reflecting the voices, hopes and experiences of Sudanese and South Sudanese from all walks of life.

Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Guangxi Yue,Hai Zhang,Changsui Zhao,Zhongyang Luo
  • ISBN : 3642026826
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 1182
  • Readers : 3368

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Fluidized Bed Combustion (FBC) collect 9 plenary lectures and 175 peer-reviewed technical papers presented in the conference held in Xi'an China in May 18-21,2009. The conference was the 20th conference in a series, covering the latest fundamental research results, as well as the application experience from pilot plants, demonstrations and industrial units regarding to the FBC science and technology. It was co-hosted by Tsinghua University, Southeast University, Zhejiang University, China Electricity Council and Chinese Machinery Industry Federation. A particular feature of the proceedings is the balance between the papers submitted by experts from industry and the papers submitted by academic researchers, aiming to bring academic knowledge to application as well as to define new areas for research. The authors of the proceedings are the most active researchers, technology developers, experienced and representative facility operators and manufacturers. They presented the latest research results, state-of-the-art development and projects, and the useful experience. The proceedings are divided into following sections: • CFB Boiler Technology, Operation and Design • Fundamental Research on Fluidization and Fluidized Combustion • C02 Capture and Chemical Looping • Gasification • Modeling and Simulation on FBC Technology • Environments and Pollutant Control • Sustainable Fuels The proceedings can be served as idea references for researchers, engineers, academia and graduate students, plant operators, boiler manufacturers, component suppliers, and technical managers who work on FBC fundamental research, technology development and industrial application.

Sabiston Textbook of Surgery E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Courtney M. Townsend Jr.,R. Daniel Beauchamp,B. Mark Evers,Kenneth L. Mattox
  • ISBN : 0323397476
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 2320
  • Readers : 3025

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Forensics Ii

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Harry A. Milman PhD
  • ISBN : 1669834328
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Number of Pages : 398
  • Readers : 9327

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: George Washington, the former first president of the United States, lay in his bed suffering from a high fever, a raw throat, and labored breathing. His three physicians milled around his bed, treating Washington with blisters of cantharides, tartar emetic, and bloodletting, removing nearly 40 percent of his total blood volume and causing excruciating pain. When Washington finally was relieved of his misery and died, the three doctors could not agree what caused his death. Forensics II: The Science Behind the Deaths of Famous and Infamous People reads like a mystery novel, presenting biographical and scientific information that helps readers understand how medical examiners-coroners utilized forensic analysis to determine the causes and manners of death of thirty-six famous and infamous people, including Napoleon Bonaparte, a French military leader and politician; Charles Whitman, the University of Texas tower shooter; Bruce Lee, an actor and martial artist; Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana; Jim Jones, a key figure in the Jonestown massacre; Aretha Franklin, a singer-songwriter; Alexander Litvinenko, a former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service; Jeffrey Epstein, a financier and convicted sex offender; and many more. The book is based on a review of publicly available autopsy and toxicology reports, published lay articles, and the scientific literature. Of the deaths reviewed, 39 percent were due to natural causes, 19 percent were accidental, and 6 (17 percent) were suicides. The remaining deaths comprise three cases each of homicide and justifiable homicide by police, one case of court-mandated execution, and three cases in which the manner of death was undetermined.

Foreign Object Debris and Damage in Aviation

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Ahmed F. El-Sayed
  • ISBN : 1000546241
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Readers : 7567

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Foreign Object Debris and Damage in Aviation discusses both biological and non-biological Foreign Object Debris (FOD) and associated Foreign Object Damage (FOD) in aviation. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of the wide spectrum of FOD with numerous cost, management, and wildlife considerations. Management control for the debris begins at the aircraft design phase, and the book includes numerical analyses for estimating damage caused by strikes. The book explores aircraft operation in adverse weather conditions and inanimate FOD management programs for airports, airlines, airframe, and engine manufacturers. It focuses on the sources of FOD, the categories of damage caused by FOD, and both the direct and indirect costs caused by FOD. In addition, the book provides management plans for wildlife, including positive and passive methods. The book will interest aviation industry personnel, aircraft transport and ground operators, aircraft pilots, and aerospace or aviation engineers. Readers will learn to manage FOD to guarantee air traffic safety with minimum costs to airlines and airports.

The Analysis of Burned Human Remains

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Christopher W. Schmidt,Steven A. Symes
  • ISBN : 008055928X
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Number of Pages : 296
  • Readers : 9567

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This unique reference provides a primary source for osteologists and the medical/legal community for the understanding of burned bone remains in forensic or archaeological contexts. It describes in detail the changes in human bone and soft tissues as a body burns at both the chemical and gross levels and provides an overview of the current procedures in burned bone study. Case studies in forensic and archaeological settings aid those interested in the analysis of burned human bodies, from death scene investigators, to biological anthropologists looking at the recent or ancient dead. Includes the diagnostic patterning of color changes that give insight to the severity of burning, the positioning of the body, and presence (or absence) of soft tissues during the burning event Chapters on bones and teeth give step-by-step recommendations for how to study and recognize burned hard tissues

Compassion Fatigue and Burnout in Nursing, Second Edition

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Vidette Todaro-Franceschi, PhD, RN, FT
  • ISBN : 0826155219
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Number of Pages : 321
  • Readers : 5936

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “Dr. Todaro-Franceschi calls us to look with open eyes, open hearts, and open minds at the good, the bad, the ugly, and the ugliest in health care so that together we can cultivate a healthcare world in which compassion prevails and our shared humanity is embraced... It is up to all of us to hold and safeguard each other in this sacred work. Dr. Todaro-Franceschi helps us in this mission through this extraordinary book.” Mary Koloroutis, RN, MSN CEO Creative Health Care Management, Minneapolis, Minnesota Co-Creator of the Relationship-Based Care Model In this second edition of her seminal text, Dr. Todaro-Franceschi offers new insights on professional quality of life, incorporating current practice, research literature, and examples to show how contentment and happiness of the nursing workforce is related to quality of care. The book provides practical strategies for dealing with a myriad of issues, including compassion fatigue, burnout, moral distress, caring for the dying, PTSD, and workplace violence. This resource will help empower nurses so they can create a more compassionate work environment. Written by an acknowledged expert in end of life education, professional quality of life, and clinical leadership, the text addresses the complex nature of well-being in the nursing workforce. Supported by research but written from a holistic and personal perspective, the text includes case studies and exercises that will help the reader to identify negative patterns and explore ways to find purpose in one’s life. New to the Second Edition: Expanded emphasis on how workforce well-being contributes to care quality Updated resources and information on national nursing initiatives related to professional quality of life New chapter on workplace violence (incivility, bullying and mobbing) New chapter on education related to improving PQOL and work environment Provides a Nurse Leaders Resource Toolkit to guide staff education Key Features: Articulates an ethic of care developed from a transdisciplinary perspective Increases nurse awareness of issues that might be hindering their PQOL Provides strategies for enhancing staff contentment and productivity, thereby promoting a healthy work environment Includes real-life examples from critical care, end-of-life care, hospice, oncology, and more Assists nurses with grief healing

Christianity, Book-Burning and Censorship in Late Antiquity

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Dirk Rohmann
  • ISBN : 3110485559
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Number of Pages : 369
  • Readers : 3899

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: It is estimated that only a small fraction, less than 1 per cent, of ancient literature has survived to the present day. The role of Christian authorities in the active suppression and destruction of books in Late Antiquity has received surprisingly little sustained consideration by academics. In an approach that presents evidence for the role played by Christian institutions, writers and saints, this book analyses a broad range of literary and legal sources, some of which have hitherto been little studied. Paying special attention to the problem of which genres and book types were likely to be targeted, the author argues that in addition to heretical, magical, astrological and anti-Christian books, other less obviously subversive categories of literature were also vulnerable to destruction, censorship or suppression through prohibition of the copying of manuscripts. These include texts from materialistic philosophical traditions, texts which were to become the basis for modern philosophy and science. This book examines how Christian authorities, theologians and ideologues suppressed ancient texts and associated ideas at a time of fundamental transformation in the late classical world.

Burn Care: Rescue, Resuscitation, and Resurfacing, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Charles Scott Hultman,Michael W. Neumeister
  • ISBN : 0323531490
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 6384

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, guest edited by Drs. Charles Scott Hultman and Michael W. Neumeister, is devoted to Burn Care: Rescue, Resuscitation, Resurfacing. Articles in this comprehensive issue include: Lessons Learned from Major Disasters: From Cocoanut Grove to 9/11; Disaster Preparedness and Response in the 21st Century; Prevention, Advocacy, Legislation; 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teams:Integrating the Workforce; Financial Impact of Burns; Innovations in Burn Wound Assessment and Care; Hemodynamic Monitoring and Resuscitation; Management of Pulmonary Failure: From the VDR to ECMO; Infection Control: Iimmunosuppression and Management of HAIs; Neuro ICU and Perioperative Sedation/Analgesia; Nutrition, Metabolism, Endocrine; Patient Safety in Burn Patients: From the ICU to Rehab; Dermatologic Emergencies and the Role of the Burn Center; Pediatric Burn Care; Timing and Type of Excision:EBM Guidelines; Skin Substitutes and Bioscaffolds: Temporary and Permanent Coverage; Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells: Regeneration of the Skin and its Contents; Chemical, Electrical, and Radiation Injuries; Perineal Burns and Child Abuse; Negative Pressure Wound Therapy; Chronic Burn Wounds: HBO, Growth Factors, Marjolin's; and Acute Management of Hand Burns.

Fired Up or Burned Out

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Michael L. Stallard
  • ISBN : 1418567833
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 9822

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Indisputable evidence has revealed the greatest threat to America's economy. Is it off-shoring labor? Unethical corporate practices? A turbulent market that forces downsizing? No. A Gallup Organization survey of more than one million Americans show that nearly 75 percent of all workers are disengaged. Employee disengagement is a widespread malady in American organizations, causing the loss of billions of dollars, hours of dissatisfaction, and work lives lacking true value. In his book, Fired Up or Burned Out, Michael Stallard shares the three key actions necessary to transform even a lethargic, disconnected organization or office into an impassioned, innovative, and thriving workplace.

Burning Books

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  • Category : History
  • Author : M. Fishburn
  • ISBN : 0230583660
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 221
  • Readers : 1153

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This provocative new work examines the years between the Nazi book fires and the publication of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953), a period when book burning captured the popular imagination. It explores how embedded the myths of book burning have become in our cultural history, and illustrates the enduring appeal of a great cleansing bonfire.

Turbulent Combustion Modeling

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Tarek Echekki,Epaminondas Mastorakos
  • ISBN : 9400704127
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 490
  • Readers : 9746

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Turbulent combustion sits at the interface of two important nonlinear, multiscale phenomena: chemistry and turbulence. Its study is extremely timely in view of the need to develop new combustion technologies in order to address challenges associated with climate change, energy source uncertainty, and air pollution. Despite the fact that modeling of turbulent combustion is a subject that has been researched for a number of years, its complexity implies that key issues are still eluding, and a theoretical description that is accurate enough to make turbulent combustion models rigorous and quantitative for industrial use is still lacking. In this book, prominent experts review most of the available approaches in modeling turbulent combustion, with particular focus on the exploding increase in computational resources that has allowed the simulation of increasingly detailed phenomena. The relevant algorithms are presented, the theoretical methods are explained, and various application examples are given. The book is intended for a relatively broad audience, including seasoned researchers and graduate students in engineering, applied mathematics and computational science, engine designers and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) practitioners, scientists at funding agencies, and anyone wishing to understand the state-of-the-art and the future directions of this scientifically challenging and practically important field.

Total Burn Care E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : David N. Herndon
  • ISBN : 032349742X
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 812
  • Readers : 8352

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Recent advances in research have resulted in tremendous changes in burn management. Stay fully up to date with the new edition of Total Burn Care, by leading authority Dr. David N. Herndon. Detailed procedural guidelines walk you through every step of the process, from resuscitation through reconstruction and rehabilitation. Everyone on the burn care team, including general and plastic surgeons, intensivists, anesthestists, and nurses, will benefit from this integrated, multidisciplinary guide to safe and effective burn management. Discusses infection control, early burn coverage, occupational physical exercise, respiratory therapy, and ventilator management. Summarizes key points at the beginning of each chapter for quick reference. Uses an integrated, team approach to help you meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every patient. Offers expert guidance on early reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation, with new content on improved surgical techniques. Covers special populations such as elderly and pediatric patients, and includes a new chapter on burns in pregnancy.

Burn Care and Treatment

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Marc G. Jeschke,Lars-Peter Kamolz,Shahriar Shahrokhi
  • ISBN : 3709111331
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 188
  • Readers : 2816

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This practical guide offers a comprehensive summary of the most important and most immediate therapeutic approaches in the assessment and treatment of burn injuries. Taking into account age-specific needs in pediatric, adult, and elderly burn patients, the book discusses key issues such as pre-hospital treatment, wound care and infection control, burn nursing, and critical care. In addition, burn reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation for burn victims are described. Written in a concise manner, Burn Care and Treatment provides guidelines for the optimal care in order to improve patient outcome, and thus will be a valuable reference for physicians, surgeons, residents, nurses, and other burn care providers.​

When London Burned

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : G. A. Henty
  • ISBN : 1776672631
  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Readers : 1554

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: As the political and religious upheaval that nearly destroyed England in the seventeenth century began to be resolved, the country was hit with several new challenges, including a devastating fire that ravaged much of London and one of the most severe outbreaks of the plague in history. In this chaotic environment, young protagonist Cyril Shenstone fights to support himself.

Alexander's Nursing Practice E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Ian Peate
  • ISBN : 0702065021
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 992
  • Readers : 5319

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The latest edition of this popular volume has been fully updated throughout to meet the needs of the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency. Richly illustrated throughout, the book comes with ‘real-life’ Case Studies to help readers contextualise and apply new information, pathophysiology to explain disease processes, enhanced discussion of pharmacology and medicines management to assist with ‘prescribing readiness’, and helpful learning features which include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Available with a range of supplementary online tools and learning activities, Alexander’s Nursing Practice, fifth edition, will be ideal for all undergraduate adult nursing students, the Trainee Nursing Associate, and anyone returning to practice. New edition of the UK’s most comprehensive textbook on Adult Nursing! Retains the popular ‘three-part’ structure to ensure comprehensive coverage of the subject area – Common Disorders, Core Nursing Issues and Specific Patient Groups Illustrative A&P and pathophysiology help explain key diseases and disorders ‘Real-life’ Case Studies help contextualise and apply new information Explains relevant tests and investigations and, when needed, the role of the nurse in the context of each of them Helpful learning features include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Encourages readers to critically examine issues that are related to care provision Useful icons throughout the text directs readers to additional online material Glossary contains over 300 entries to explain new terminology and concepts Appendices include notes on Système International (SI) units and reference ranges for common biochemical and haematological values Perfect for second and third-year undergraduate nursing students, senior Trainee Nursing Associates, those ‘returning to practice’ or needing to review practice and prepare for revalidation Edited by the world-renowned Ian Peate – editor of the British Journal of Nursing – who brings together a new line up of contributors from across the UK and Australia Reflects contemporary issues such as the complexity of acute admissions and the increasing importance of the multidisciplinary approach to patient care Reflects the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency for Nurses and the NMC 2018 Code Helps prepare students for ‘prescribing readiness’, with basic principles of pharmacology, evidence-based person-centred approaches to medicines management and an understanding of the regulatory, professional legal and ethical frameworks Recognises the introduction of the Nursing Associate role in England

Heir of Fire

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • ISBN : 1619630664
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 6857

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.

The Glass Castle

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Jeannette Walls
  • ISBN : 1416550607
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 8336

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: MORE THAN EIGHT YEARS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST The extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, “nothing short of spectacular” (Entertainment Weekly) memoir from one of the world’s most gifted storytellers. The Glass Castle is a remarkable memoir of resilience and redemption, and a revelatory look into a family at once deeply dysfunctional and uniquely vibrant. When sober, Jeannette’s brilliant and charismatic father captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and how to embrace life fearlessly. But when he drank, he was dishonest and destructive. Her mother was a free spirit who abhorred the idea of domesticity and didn’t want the responsibility of raising a family. The Walls children learned to take care of themselves. They fed, clothed, and protected one another, and eventually found their way to New York. Their parents followed them, choosing to be homeless even as their children prospered. The Glass Castle is truly astonishing—a memoir permeated by the intense love of a peculiar but loyal family. The memoir was also made into a major motion picture from Lionsgate in 2017 starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, and Naomi Watts.

Total Burn Care

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : David N. Herndon
  • ISBN : 1455737976
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 808
  • Readers : 2997

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Total Burn Care guides you in providing optimal burn care and maximizing recovery, from resuscitation through reconstruction to rehabilitation! Using an integrated, "team" approach, leading authority David N. Herndon, MD, FACS helps you meet the clinical, physical, psychological, and social needs of every patient. With Total Burn Care, you'll offer effective burn management every step of the way! Effectively manage burn patients from their initial presentation through long-term rehabilitation. Devise successful integrated treatment programs for different groups of patients, such as elderly and pediatric patients. Browse the complete contents of Total Burn Care online and download images, tables, figures, PowerPoint presentations, procedural videos, and more at www.expertconsult.com! Decrease mortality from massive burns by applying the latest advances in resuscitation, infection control, early coverage of the burn, and management of smoke inhalation and injury. Enhance burn patients' reintegration into society through expanded sections on reconstructive surgery (with an emphasis on early reconstruction), rehabilitation, occupational and physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and ventilator management.

Brightly Burning

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Alexa Donne
  • ISBN : 1328476685
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 2519

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “One of the most anticipated YA debuts of 2018, Brightly Burning is a gothic, romantic mystery with hints of Jane Eyre, Marissa Meyer, and Kiera Cass.” —Entertainment Weekly “Brightly Burning delivers a brooding gothic mystery and a swoony romance, all set in space. Donne’s atmospheric, twisty update of a cherished classic will keep you up late into the night!” —Elly Blake, NYT bestselling author of the Frostblood Saga Stella Ainsley leaves poverty behind when she quits her engineering job aboard the Stalwart to become a governess on a private ship. On the Rochester, there’s no water ration, more books than one person could devour in a lifetime, and an AI who seems more friend than robot. But no one warned Stella that the ship seems to be haunted, nor that it may be involved in a conspiracy that could topple the entire interstellar fleet. Surrounded by mysteries, Stella finds her equal in the brooding but kind nineteen-year-old Captain Hugo. When several attempts on his life spark more questions than answers, and the beautiful Bianca Ingram appears at Hugo’s request, his unpredictable behavior causes Stella’s suspicions to mount. Without knowing who to trust, Stella must decide whether to follow her head or her heart. Alexa Donne’s lush and enthralling reimagining of the classic Jane Eyre, set among the stars, will seduce and beguile you.

Burn Unit

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  • Category : Science
  • Author : Barbara Ravage
  • ISBN : 078673891X
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 7414

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: “A compelling blend of science, history and storytelling. Barbara Ravage has fashioned an enlightening, invaluable book.” —Stewart O'Nan, author of The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American TragedyThough each of us is just a spark away from being a burn victim, the public knows little and understands less about the world that patients inhabit. Pulling the curtains back on this private and sterile environment, Burn Unit is a riveting account of the frontline efforts—both modern-day and historical—to save lives devastated by fire. With unflinching urgency, Barbara Ravage follows an extraordinary team of healers at Massachusetts General Hospital, the cradle of modern burn treatment and the site of one of the best burn units in the world. From Boston's Cocoanut Grove fire of 1942 to the treatment of the victims of the Rhode Island nightclub fire in early 2003, we watch everyday heroes do their incredible but punishing work against the backdrop of history. Both a moving human drama and an engrossing scientific exploration of this little-known field of medicine, Burn Unit is an unforgettably powerful read.

Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio

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  • Category : Architecture
  • Author : Margaret Fletcher
  • ISBN : 1317506200
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Number of Pages : 248
  • Readers : 4738

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Category: Architecture Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio helps you learn the art of designing a compelling and effective architectural portfolio. Margaret Fletcher categorizes the architectural portfolio design process into a step-by-step method that you can manage and understand. The full-color book includes 400 portfolio examples from 55 designers, along with more than 50 diagrams, and a set of 48 design actions that are marked throughout. You will learn how to: -Identify your readership -Collect, document, and catalog your work -Organize your portfolio -Visually structure your portfolio -Design your layout -Manage both printed and digital portfolio formats As your ultimate persuasive tool, your portfolio is the single most important design exercise of your academic and professional career. Constructing the Persuasive Portfolio shows you everything you need to know to create your portfolio and is the only portfolio design book you will ever need!

StressLess

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  • Category : Self-Help
  • Author : Matthew Johnstone,Michael Player
  • ISBN : 1472141040
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Readers : 8085

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Category: Self-Help Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: If you're alive, you experience stress. It's just part of being human. For early man, stress helped us flee danger like a marauding mammoth, a hungry sabre-toothed tiger or an invading tribe. It literally helped us fight or flight. In modern society a little stress is useful, it keeps us energised and motivated to get things done, it helps us to turn up and be on time. Yet too much stress is harmful, and stress is sadly, at an all-time high. Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to avoid or substantially reduce stress in our lives. The things that make us stressed are the same things that always have: too much work, not enough time, financial woes, family needs, navigating difficult relationships - these familiar scenarios aren't likely to change. So if we can't change the things that cause us stress, we must change the way we interact with it. When we feel threatened or endangered in any way, our body and mind react accordingly. Unfortunately, these days our brain sees many 'threats', even if they're not actually a danger to us. This 'stress' is a major problem and is now considered to be a major precipitating factor in almost all major diseases. Yet if we're prepared to learn from it, stress can be a useful teacher. Coping with moderate amounts of stress builds a sense of mastery and it promotes resilience for life down the road. Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts. With that in mind; through this beautifully illustrated book from illustrator and speaker Matthew Johnstone and experienced clinician Michael Player, the hope is to turn one of the most unpleasant of human experiences into a sweet one.

What Does It Mean for the Gods to Exist?: And Other Essays

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Tom Swiss
  • ISBN : 1365329046
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7302

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What is a god? What does it mean to exist? Can one be both an atheist and a Pagan? Do ancient spiritual traditions have any lessons relevant to the Ferguson and Baltimore Uprisings? Could the Buddha legitimately be called a humanistic Pagan? Is nudity – going “skyclad” – too wild for modern spiritual seekers? Does the culture of Burning Man share values with the modern Pagan revival? Explore these and other questions in this collection by one of the most original and outspoken writers in contemporary Paganism. Includes twenty-six pieces by Tom Swiss, including his complete run on the Patheos Pagan “Agora” blog.

Burn Care Update, An Issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics - E-Book

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Patricia Fortner
  • ISBN : 1455743046
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Number of Pages : 166
  • Readers : 1534

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Category: Medical Books

BOOK OVERVIEWS: This issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics will include the following topics: History of Burn Care; Pathophysiology of Burns; Perioperative Considerations for the Burn Injured Patient; Surgical Procedures for the Burn Patient; Epicells; Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery; OR/PACU/ICU Hand Off; Pain; Infection Control; Surgical Care of Thermally Injured Patients on the Battlefield; Burn Pressure Ulcer Management in the Perioperative Burn Patient; Conducting Research in the Operating Room; High-Tech, High-Stress Environment for the Burn Nurse; Costs; and Personal Experiences of a Perioperative Burn Nurse in the Military.

The Burning Of Bridget Cleary

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Angela Bourke
  • ISBN : 1446412326
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 9874

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In 1895 twenty-six-year-old Bridget Cleary disappeared from her house in rural Tipperary. At first, some said that the fairies had taken her into their stronghold in a nearby hill, from where she would emerge, riding a white horse. But then her badly burned body was found in a shallow grave. Her husband, father, aunt and four cousins were arrested and charged, while newspapers in nearby Clonmel, and then in Dublin, Cork, London and further afield attempted to make sense of what had happened. In this lurid and fascinating episode, set in the last decade of the nineteenth century, we witness the collision of town and country, of storytelling and science, of old and new. The torture and burning of Bridget Cleary caused a sensation in 1895 which continues to reverberate more than a hundred years later. Winner of the Irish Times Prize for Non-Fiction

The Big Burn

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Timothy Egan
  • ISBN : 0547416865
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 2502

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: National Book Award–winner Timothy Egan turns his historian's eye to the largest-ever forest fire in America and offers an epic, cautionary tale for our time. On the afternoon of August 20, 1910, a battering ram of wind moved through the drought-stricken national forests of Washington, Idaho, and Montana, whipping the hundreds of small blazes burning across the forest floor into a roaring inferno that jumped from treetop to ridge as it raged, destroying towns and timber in the blink of an eye. Forest rangers had assembled nearly ten thousand men to fight the fires, but no living person had seen anything like those flames, and neither the rangers nor anyone else knew how to subdue them. Egan recreates the struggles of the overmatched rangers against the implacable fire with unstoppable dramatic force, and the larger story of outsized president Teddy Roosevelt and his chief forester, Gifford Pinchot, that follows is equally resonant. Pioneering the notion of conservation, Roosevelt and Pinchot did nothing less than create the idea of public land as our national treasure, owned by every citizen. Even as TR's national forests were smoldering they were saved: The heroism shown by his rangers turned public opinion permanently in favor of the forests, though it changed the mission of the forest service in ways we can still witness today. This e-book includes a sample chapter of SHORT NIGHTS OF THE SHADOW CATCHER.

Flows of Reactive Fluids

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  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Roger Prud'homme
  • ISBN : 0817646590
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Number of Pages : 476
  • Readers : 4484

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The modeling of reactive flows has progressed mainly with advances in aerospace, which gave birth to a new science called aerothermochemistry, as well as through developments in chemical and process engineering. This work examines basic concepts and methods necessary to study reactive flows and transfer phenomena in areas such as fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and chemistry. The book presents tools of interest to graduate students, researchers in mathematical physics, and engineers who wish to investigate problems of reactive flows. Portions of the text may be used in courses on the physics of liquids or in seminars on mechanics.

Forever Amber

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Kathleen Winsor
  • ISBN : 1613745141
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Number of Pages : 976
  • Readers : 2352

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Abandoned pregnant and penniless on the teeming streets of London, 16-year-old Amber St. Clare manages, by using her wits, beauty, and courage, to climb to the highest position a woman could achieve in Restoration England—that of favorite mistress of the Merry Monarch, Charles II. From whores and highwaymen to courtiers and noblemen, from events such as the Great Plague and the Fire of London to the intimate passions of ordinary—and extraordinary—men and women, Amber experiences it all. But throughout her trials and escapades, she remains, in her heart, true to the one man she really loves, the one man she can never have. Frequently compared to Gone with the Wind, Forever Amber is the other great historical romance, outselling every other American novel of the 1940s—despite being banned in Boston for its sheer sexiness. A book to read and reread, this edition brings back to print an unforgettable romance and a timeless masterpiece.