Read Size 12 Is Not Fat book online. Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Heather Wells Rocks! Or, at least, she did. That was before she left the pop-idol life behind after she gained a dress size or two -- and lost a boyfriend, a recording contract, and her life savings (when Mom took the money and ran off to Argentina). Now that the glamour and glory days of endless mall appearances are in the past, Heather's perfectly happy with her new size 12 shape (the average for the American woman!) and her new job as an assistant dorm director at one of New York's top colleges. That is, until the dead body of a female student from Heather's residence hall is discovered at the bottom of an elevator shaft. The cops and the college president are ready to chalk the death off as an accident, the result of reckless youthful mischief. But Heather knows teenage girls . . . and girls do not elevator surf. Yet no one wants to listen -- not the police, her colleagues, or the P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives -- even when more students start turning up dead in equally ordinary and subtly sinister ways. So Heather makes the decision to take on yet another new career: as spunky girl detective! But her new job comes with few benefits, no cheering crowds, and lots of liabilities, some of them potentially fatal. And nothing ticks off a killer more than a portly ex-pop star who's sticking her nose where it doesn't belong . . .
Read Size 14 Is Not Fat Either book online. Size 14 Is Not Fat Either by Meg Cabot, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Former pop star Heather Wells has settled nicely into her new life as assistant dorm director at New York College—a career that does not require her to drape her size 12 body in embarrassingly skimpy outfits. She can even cope (sort of) with her rocker ex-boyfriend's upcoming nuptials, which the press has dubbed The Celebrity Wedding of the Decade. But she's definitely having a hard time dealing with the situation in the dormitory kitchen—where a cheerleader has lost her head on the first day of the semester. (Actually, her head is accounted for—it's her torso that's AWOL.) Surrounded by hysterical students—with her ex-con father on her doorstep and her ex-love bombarding her with unwanted phone calls—Heather welcomes the opportunity to play detective . . . again. If it gets her mind off her personal problems—and teams her up again with the gorgeous P.I. who owns the brownstone where she lives—it's all good. But the murder trail is leading the average-sized amateur investigator into a shadowy world. And if she doesn't watch her step, Heather will soon be singing her swan song!
Read The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement [2 volumes] book online. The Politics of Size: Perspectives from the Fat Acceptance Movement [2 volumes] by Ragen Chastain, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book presents an unprecedented opportunity for people to hear from a simultaneously ostracized, ridiculed, and ignored group: fat Americans. Find out how the members of this very diverse group of people describe their actual lived experiences, quality of life, hopes and dreams, and demands. • Provides readers with unprecedented insights into the lived experiences of fat people, unfiltered by a media that can be steeped in "fat bias," as well as information about the science and research regarding obesity • Reframes the discussion about obesity from a medical issue to a social one and overturns misconceptions readers may have about overweight individuals • Provides support for readers, especially young women, who may be the subject of bullying and discrimination • Documents how obese people are as diverse as any group of individuals who share a single physical characteristic, encompassing every ethnicity, political and religious affiliation, and sexual orientation as well as vegans and athletes
Read What's Wrong with Fat? book online. What's Wrong with Fat? by Abigail C. Saguy, the book is categorize as Health & Fitness book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The United States, we are told, is facing an obesity epidemic-a "battle of the bulge" of not just national, but global proportions-that requires drastic and immediate action. Experts in the media, medical science, and government alike are scrambling to find answers. What or who is responsible for this fat crisis, and what can we do to stop it? Abigail Saguy argues that these fraught and frantic debates obscure a more important question: How has fatness come to be understood as a public health crisis at all? Why, she asks, has the view of "fat" as a problem-a symptom of immorality, a medical pathology, a public health epidemic-come to dominate more positive framings of weight-as consistent with health, beauty, or a legitimate rights claim-in public discourse? Why are heavy individuals singled out for blame? And what are the consequences of understanding weight in these ways? What's Wrong with Fat? presents each of the various ways in which fat is understood in America today, examining the implications of understanding fatness as a health risk, disease, and epidemic, and revealing why we've come to understand the issue in these terms, despite considerable scientific uncertainty and debate. Saguy shows how debates over the relationship between body size and health risk take place within a larger, though often invisible, contest over whether we should understand fatness as obesity at all. Moreover, she reveals that public discussions of the "obesity crisis" do more harm than good, leading to bullying, weight-based discrimination, and misdiagnoses. Showing that the medical framing of fat is literally making us sick, What's Wrong with Fat? provides a crucial corrective to our society's misplaced obsession with weight.
Read Prom Nights from Hell book online. Prom Nights from Hell by Stephenie Meyer,Kim Harrison,Meg Cabot,Lauren Myracle,Michele Jaffe, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Five amazing authors. Five unforgettable stories. In this exciting collection of paranormal tales, best-selling authors Stephenie Meyer (Twilight), Kim Harrison (Once Dead, Twice Shy), Meg Cabot (How to Be Popular), Lauren Myracle (ttyl), and Michele Jaffe (Bad Kitty) take prom mishaps to a whole new level—a truly hellish level. Wardrobe malfunctions and two left feet don't hold a candle to discovering your date is the Grim Reaper—and he isn't here to tell you how hot you look. From angels fighting demons to a twisted take on getting what you wish for, these five stories will entertain better than any DJ in a bad tux can. No corsage or limo rental necessary. Just good, creepy fun.
Read Alice in Wonderland book online. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Alice in Wonderland (also known as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), from 1865, is the peculiar and imaginative tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit-hole into a bizarre world of eccentric and unusual creatures. Lewis Carroll's prominent example of the genre of "literary nonsense" has endured in popularity with its clever way of playing with logic and a narrative structure that has influence generations of fiction writing.
Read Queering Fat Embodiment book online. Queering Fat Embodiment by Cat Pausé,Jackie Wykes,Samantha Murray, the book is categorize as Psychology book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Cultural anxieties about fatness and the attendant stigmatisation of fat bodies, have lent a medical authority and cultural legitimacy to what can be described as ’fat-phobia’. Against the backdrop of the ever-growing medicalisation, pathologisation, and commodification of fatness, coupled with the moral panic over an alleged ’obesity epidemic’, this volume brings together the latest scholarship from various critical disciplines to challenge existing ideas of fat and fat embodiment. Shedding light on the ways in which fat embodiment is lived, experienced, regulated and (re)produced across a range of cultural sites and contexts, Queering Fat Embodiment destabilises established ideas about fat bodies, making explicit the intersectionality of fat identities and thereby countering the assertion that fat studies has in recent years reproduced a white, ableist, heteronormative subjectivity in its analyses. A critical queer examination on fatness, Queering Fat Embodiment will be of interest to scholars of cultural and queer theory, sociology and media studies, working on questions of embodiment, stigmatisation and gender and sexuality.
Read Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics book online. Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics by Tan, Ying, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Studies on robotics applications have grown substantially in recent years, with swarm robotics being a relatively new area of research. Inspired by studies in swarm intelligence and robotics, swarm robotics facilitates interactions between robots as well as their interactions with the environment. The Handbook of Research on Design, Control, and Modeling of Swarm Robotics is a collection of the most important research achievements in swarm robotics thus far, covering the growing areas of design, control, and modeling of swarm robotics. This handbook serves as an essential resource for researchers, engineers, graduates, and senior undergraduates with interests in swarm robotics and its applications.
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 1522583661
Publisher : IGI Global
Number of Pages : 558
Readers : 6203
Read Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice book online. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice by Management Association, Information Resources, the book is categorize as Transportation book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: First used in military applications, unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming an integral aspect of modern society and are expanding into the commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural, and surveillance sectors. With the increasing use of these drones by government officials, business professionals, and civilians, more research is needed to understand their complexity both in design and function. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the design, construction, and maintenance of drones, as well as their applications across all aspects of society. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as intelligent systems, artificial intelligence, and situation awareness, this publication is an ideal reference source for military consultants, military personnel, business professionals, operation managers, surveillance companies, agriculturalists, policymakers, government officials, law enforcement, IT professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students.
Read Charlotte's Web book online. Charlotte's Web by E. B. White, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte's Web is a proven favorite.
Read Out of My Mind book online. Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.
Read The Hyper(in)visible Fat Woman book online. The Hyper(in)visible Fat Woman by J. Gailey, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In The Hyper(in)visible Fat Woman Gailey investigates the interface between fat women's perceptions of their bodies and of the social expectations and judgments placed on them. The book explores the phenomenon of 'hyper(in)visibility', the seemingly paradoxical social position of being paid exceptional attention while simultaneously being erased.
Read Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room book online. Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room by Keira P. Mason, MD, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book functions as an essential guide to the safe and effective sedation of pediatric patients outside the operating room. It is a multidisciplinary reference that features an international authorship and is also of use for a broad range of specialists who deliver pediatric sedation in the non-OR setting. Organized into four parts, Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room 3rd edition, begins with the foundational history of the pediatric sedation field. Subsequent chapters explore the basics of procedural sedation, pre-sedation assessments, and sedation policies across various specialties and continents. Part two then examines a multitude of sedation models divided by geographical location and subspecialty. Following this, Part three delves into standards of safety in sedation, including medicolegal risk factors, neurocognitive side effects, and aspiration risks. The book closes with chapters presenting discussions on the future of sedation, insofar as predictions for the role of simulation, medical malpractice, and the intersection of sedation and marijuana. An updated invaluable successor edition, Pediatric Sedation Outside of the Operating Room 3rd edition is accessible to a diverse group of sedation providers from all specialties. This textbook is an invaluable and necessary addition to all sedation providers worldwide.
Read Obesity Discourse and Fat Politics book online. Obesity Discourse and Fat Politics by Lee Monaghan,Rachel Colls,Bethan Evans, the book is categorize as Health & Fitness book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: There is considerable rhetoric and concern about weight and obesity across an increasing range of national contexts. Alarmist claims about an ‘obesity time-bomb’ are continually recycled in policy reports, reviews and white papers, each of which begin with the assumption that fatness is fundamentally unhealthy and damaging to national economies. With contributions from the UK, Canada, the USA and Australia, this book offers alternative critical perspectives on this alleged public health crisis which were, in part, developed through an Economic and Social Research Council seminar series on Fat Studies and Health at Every Size (HAES). Written by scholars from a range of disciplines and the health professions, themes include: an interrogation of statistical procedures used to construct the obesity epidemic, overweight and obesity as cultural signifiers for Type 2 diabetes, understandings of healthy eating and healthy weight in a ‘problem’ population, gendered expectations on men and women to lose weight, the visual representation of obesity, tensions when researching (anti-)fatness, critical dietitians’ engagement with HAES, alternative ways of promoting physical activity, and representations of obesity in the media. This book was originally published as a special issue of Critical Public Health.
Author : Fabien De Meester,Sherma Zibadi,Ronald Ross Watson
ISBN : 1603275711
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Number of Pages : 475
Readers : 1382
Read Modern Dietary Fat Intakes in Disease Promotion book online. Modern Dietary Fat Intakes in Disease Promotion by Fabien De Meester,Sherma Zibadi,Ronald Ross Watson, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Nutrition and Health series of books have had great success because each volume has the consistent overriding mission of providing health professionals with texts that are essential because each includes (1) a synthesis of the state of the science, (2) timely, in-depth reviews by the leading researchers in their respective ?elds, (3) extensive, up-to-date fully annotated ref- ence lists, (4) a detailed index, (5) relevant tables and ?gures, (6) identi?cation of paradigm shifts and the consequences, (7) virtually no overlap of information between chapters, but targeted, inter-chapter referrals, (8) suggestions of areas for future research, and (9) balanced, data-driven answers to patient as well as health professionals questions which are based upon the totality of evidence rather than the ?ndings of any single study. The series volumes are not the outcome of a symposium. Rather, each editor has the potential to examine a chosen area with a broad perspective, both in subject matter and in the choice of chapter authors. The editor(s), whose training(s) is (are) both research and practice oriented, has(ve) the opportunity to develop a primary objective for their book, de?ne the scope and focus, and then invite the leading authorities to be part of their initiative. The authors are encouraged to provide an overview of the ?eld, discuss their own research, and relate the research ?ndings to potential human health consequences.
Read Fat Chance book online. Fat Chance by Robert H. Lustig, the book is categorize as Health & Fitness book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: New York Times Bestseller Robert Lustig’s 90-minute YouTube video “Sugar: The Bitter Truth”, has been viewed more than three million times. Now, in this much anticipated book, he documents the science and the politics that has led to the pandemic of chronic disease over the last 30 years. In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control. To help us lose weight and recover our health, Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress; and societal strategies to improve the health of the next generation. Compelling, controversial, and completely based in science, Fat Chance debunks the widely held notion to prove “a calorie is NOT a calorie”, and takes that science to its logical conclusion to improve health worldwide.
Read Nineteen Eighty-Four book online. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: "Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel", often published as "1984", is a dystopian social science fiction novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell's ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, "Nineteen Eighty-Four" centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance, and repressive regimentation of persons and behaviours within society. Orwell, himself a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian government in the novel after Stalinist Russia. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within politics and the ways in which they are manipulated. The story takes place in an imagined future, the year 1984, when much of the world has fallen victim to perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and propaganda. Great Britain, known as Airstrip One, has become a province of a totalitarian superstate named Oceania that is ruled by the Party who employ the Thought Police to persecute individuality and independent thinking. Big Brother, the leader of the Party, enjoys an intense cult of personality despite the fact that he may not even exist. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent and skillful rank-and-file worker and Outer Party member who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He enters into a forbidden relationship with a colleague, Julia, and starts to remember what life was like before the Party came to power.
Author : Mary Diakides,Joseph D. Bronzino,Donald R. Peterson
ISBN : 1439872503
Publisher : CRC Press
Number of Pages : 638
Readers : 1485
Read Medical Infrared Imaging book online. Medical Infrared Imaging by Mary Diakides,Joseph D. Bronzino,Donald R. Peterson, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The evolution of technological advances in infrared sensor technology, image processing, "smart" algorithms, knowledge-based databases, and their overall system integration has resulted in new methods of research and use in medical infrared imaging. The development of infrared cameras with focal plane arrays no longer requiring cooling, added a new dimension to this modality. Medical Infrared Imaging: Principles and Practices covers new ideas, concepts, and technologies along with historical background and clinical applications. The book begins by exploring worldwide advances in the medical applications of thermal imaging systems. It covers technology and hardware including detectors, detector materials, un-cooled focal plane arrays, high performance systems, camera characterization, electronics for on-chip image processing, optics, and cost-reduction designs. It then discusses the physiological basis of the thermal signature and its interpretation in a medical setting. The book also covers novel and emerging techniques, the complexities and importance of protocols for effective and reproducible results, storage and retrieval of thermal images, and ethical obligations. Of interest to both the medical and biomedical engineering communities, the book explores many opportunities for developing and conducting multidisciplinary research in many areas of medical infrared imaging. These range from clinical quantification to intelligent image processing for enhancement of the interpretation of images, and for further development of user-friendly high-resolution thermal cameras. These would enable the wide use of infrared imaging as a viable, noninvasive, low-cost, first-line detection modality.
Read Greening Your Pet Care book online. Greening Your Pet Care by Darcy Matheson, the book is categorize as Self-Help book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: When you care about the environment, you care about the footprint --- and, for that matter, the pawprint. You can minimize your pet's environmental impact: how it is fed, how it stays clean, and how it is housed. This book by journalist Darcy Matheson, a regular broadcaster and writer on animal care, examines the best practices to keep any pet environmentally friendly. She identifies pet care tips and ideas to reduce and deal with waste and to take care of your pet's well-being with the most sustainable approaches. This is a book for the modern owner that thinks not only of the joy of pets but their responsible care. 'Greening Your Pet Care' is a guide for safe and sustainable pet care, from nutrition to habitat to activities, to minimize your environmental footprint. It's the definitive guide for environmentally conscious pet owners.
Read Biomedical Signals, Imaging, and Informatics book online. Biomedical Signals, Imaging, and Informatics by Joseph D. Bronzino,Donald R. Peterson, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Known as the bible of biomedical engineering, The Biomedical Engineering Handbook, Fourth Edition, sets the standard against which all other references of this nature are measured. As such, it has served as a major resource for both skilled professionals and novices to biomedical engineering.Biomedical Signals, Imaging, and Informatics, the third v
Read Obesity, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery book online. Obesity, Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery by Sanjay Agrawal, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Written by leading experts from all across the globe, this comprehensive yet concise textbook offers up-to-date summary in the field of Obesity and its Surgical Management for a wide range of healthcare professionals involved within a Bariatric Multidisciplinary Team including Surgeons, Dieticians, Metabolic Physicians, Anaesthesiologists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Radiologists and Nursing staff. The book also serves as a reference manual for General Physicians, General Surgeons & General Practitioners.
Read Breast Augmentation, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, book online. Breast Augmentation, An Issue of Clinics in Plastic Surgery, by Bradley P. Bengtson, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: With breast augmentation and tumor removal the #1 procedures in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery, respectively, according to latest ASPS information, this issue on breast augmentation presents discussion of procedures for cosmetic enhancement and for breast reconstruction. The first section includes topics such as: Evolution and Future Development of Breast Implants; Standardization of the Bra Cup; Process of Breast Augmentation with Special Focus on Patient Education, Patient Selection and Implant Selection; Etiology & Prevention of Capsular Contracture; 3-D Imaging and Simulation in Breast Augmentation: What is the Current State of the Art?; Fresh Look at the Anatomy of the Chest Wall with Special Attention to the Pectoralis Major and Infra-Mammary Fold with Implications to Breast Surgery; Differences between Saline & Silicone Implants that Most Plastic Surgeons Don't Know; Shapes, Sizes, Shells and Surface and the Selection Process of Breast Implants; Shapes, Proportions and Variations in Breast Aesthetic Ideals - definition of breast beauty: analysis and surgical practice. The next section presents surgical approaches and techniques for breast implant surgery: Teaching Breast Augmentation What are the Critical Intra Operative Steps & Decision Making: Maximizing Results and Minimizing Revisions; Mastering the Nuances of Highly Cohesive Shaped Breast Implants; Strategies, Challenges and Solutions in Augmentation Mastopexy Patients: The Most Difficult Primary Breast Procedure; Use of Scaffold Support of the Breast in Primary Augmentation Mastopexy; Considerations and Improvement of Breast Asymmetry in Primary Augmentation; Surgical Strategies in the Correction of the Tuberous Breast; Subfascial Apprach to Breast Augmentation with Lipofilling of the Breast; Surgical Approaches to Breast Augmentation: Surgical Options for Incisions & Planes; Fat Grafting / Fat Transfer to the Breast; Use of Barbed Sutures in Primary Augmentation and Mastopexy. The final section presents special situations in surgical procedures: High Resolution Ultrasound and the Detection of Breast Implant Shell Failure; Breast Implant Associated ALCL.
Read Sophie's World book online. Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.
Read Assembling Consumption book online. Assembling Consumption by Robin Canniford,Domen Bajde, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Assembling Consumption marks a definitive step in the institutionalisation of qualitative business research. By gathering leading scholars and educators who study markets, marketing and consumption through the lenses of philosophy, sociology and anthropology, this book clarifies and applies the investigative tools offered by assemblage theory, actor-network theory and non-representational theory. Clear theoretical explanation and methodological innovation, alongside empirical applications of these emerging frameworks will offer readers new and refreshing perspectives on consumer culture and market societies. This is an essential reading for both seasoned scholars and advanced students of markets, economies and social forms of consumption.
Read Feminist Theology and Contemporary Dieting Culture book online. Feminist Theology and Contemporary Dieting Culture by Hannah Bacon, the book is categorize as Religion book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Hannah Bacon draws on qualitative research conducted inside one UK secular commercial weight loss group to show how Christian religious forms and theological discourses inform contemporary weight-loss narratives. Bacon argues that notions of sin and salvation resurface in secular guise in ways that repeat well-established theological meanings. The slimming organization recycles the Christian terminology of sin – spelt 'Syn' – and encourages members to frame weight loss in salvific terms. These theological tropes lurk in the background helping to align food once more with guilt and moral weakness, but they also mirror to an extent the way body policing techniques in Christianity have historically helped to cultivate self-care. The self-breaking and self-making aspects of women's Syn-watching practices in the group continue certain features of historical Christianity, serving in similar ways to conform women's bodies to patriarchal norms while providing opportunities for women's self-development. Taking into account these tensions, Bacon asks what a specifically feminist theological response to weight loss might look like. If ideas about sin and salvation service hegemonic discourses about fat while also empowering women to shape their own lives, how might they be rethought to challenge fat phobia and the frenetic pursuit of thinness? As well as naming as 'sin' principles and practices which diminish women's appetites and bodies, this book forwards a number of proposals about how salvation might be performed in our everyday eating habits and through the cultivation of fat pride. It takes seriously the conviction of many women in the group that food and the body can be important sites of power, wisdom and transformation, but channels this insight into the construction of theologies that resist rather than reproduce thin privilege and size-ist norms.
Read Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications - E-Book book online. Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications - E-Book by Michele Grodner,Sylvia Escott-Stump,Suzanne Dorner, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Master the nurse’s role in therapeutic nutrition and in teaching dietary health! Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach, 8th Edition describes nutritional healing and wellness from the nurse’s perspective. It covers dietary guidelines with a humanistic, personal touch, using first-hand accounts to show how nutrition principles apply to patients in real-world practice. This edition is updated with the most current guidelines and the latest research on nutrition. Written by noted educators Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, and Suzie Dorner, this leading nutrition text promotes healthy diets and shows how nutrition may be used in treating and controlling diseases and disorders. Applying Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking: Clinical Applications case studies help you apply nutrition principles to real-world practice situations. Personal Perspective box in each chapter offers a firsthand account of the ways in which nutrition affects patients’ lives, demonstrating the personal touch for which this book is known. Teaching Tool boxes include strategies for providing nutrition counseling to patients. The Nursing Approach boxes analyze a realistic nutritional case study according to the nursing process. Social Issue boxes show how ethical, social, and community concerns can influence health and wellness. Health Debate boxes address the nurse’s response to differing opinions or controversies about food, nutrition, and health concerns. Cultural Considerations boxes show how to understand and respect the food and health customs of specific ethnic groups. Key terms and a glossary make it easy to learn key vocabulary and concepts. NEW! Nursing Approach sections include Next Generation NCLEX® terminology as well as single-episode cases and questions, with answers on the Evolve website.
Read The 4-Hour Body book online. The 4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss, the book is categorize as Health & Fitness book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The game-changing author of Tribe of Mentors teaches you how to reach your peak physical potential with minimum effort. “A practical crash course in how to reinvent yourself.”—Kevin Kelly, Wired Is it possible to reach your genetic potential in 6 months? Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours? Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing? Indeed, and much more. The 4-Hour Body is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body using data science. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss fixated on one life-changing question: For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results? Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women. It’s the wisdom Tim used to gain 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of total gym time. From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works. You will learn (in less than 30 minutes each): • How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails • How to prevent fat gain while bingeing over the weekend or the holidays • How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested • How to produce 15-minute female orgasms • How to triple testosterone and double sperm count • How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks • How to reverse “permanent” injuries • How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit And that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects. You don't need better genetics or more exercise. You need immediate results that compel you to continue. That’s exactly what The 4-Hour Body delivers.
Read The Giver book online. The Giver by Lois Lowry, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind his fragile community. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone is the same. Except Jonas. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community. Gradually Jonas learns that power lies in feelings. But when his own power is put to the test—when he must try to save someone he loves—he may not be ready. Is it too soon? Or too late? The Giver has become one of the most influential novels of our time. Don't miss the powerful companion novels in Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet: Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son.
Read Foundations of Nursing E-Book book online. Foundations of Nursing E-Book by Kim Cooper,Kelly Gosnell, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Make sure you have the foundation you need to begin a successful nursing career! Foundations of Nursing, 8th Edition covers the skills needed for clinical practice, from nursing interventions to maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. The accessible, friendly overall style and clearly written review questions also helps you prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination! Clear coverage of skills across the human lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults. Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 110 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. Tenth grade reading level helps you to understand complex topics. Expanded and updated Cultural Considerations boxes explore specific health and cultural issues to help you address the needs of the increasingly diverse patient and resident populations. Skills are presented in a step-by-step format with clearly defined nursing actions and rationales. Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. Patient Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies using real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue. Lifespan Consideration boxes provide you with age-specific information for the care of the patient. Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting. Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination section at the end of each chapter provides Key Points, Review Questions, and Critical Thinking Activities to reinforce learning. Coordinated Care boxes promote comprehensive patient care with other members of the health care team, focusing on prioritization, assignment, supervision, collaboration, delegation, and leadership topics.
Read Eat Fat, Get Thin book online. Eat Fat, Get Thin by Dr. Mark Hyman, the book is categorize as Health & Fitness book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A revolutionary diet program based on the latest science showing the importance of fat in weight loss and overall health, from #1 bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman. Many of us have long been told that fat makes us fat, contributes to heart disease, and generally erodes our health. Now a growing body of research is debunking our fat-phobia, revealing the immense health and weight-loss benefits of a high-fat diet rich in eggs, nuts, oils, avocados, and other delicious superfoods. In his new book, bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman introduces a new weight-loss and healthy living program based on the latest science and explains how to Eat Fat, Get Thin, and achieve optimum wellness along the way. Offering practical tools, meal plans, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as step-by-step, easy-to-follow advice, Eat Fat, Get Thin is the cutting edge way to lose weight, prevent disease, and feel your best.
Author : Arlene Spark,Lauren M. Dinour,Janel Obenchain
ISBN : 1466589957
Publisher : CRC Press
Number of Pages : 624
Readers : 1357
Read Nutrition in Public Health book online. Nutrition in Public Health by Arlene Spark,Lauren M. Dinour,Janel Obenchain, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This second edition of a bestseller, Nutrition in Public Health: Principles, Policies, and Practice focuses on the role of the federal government in determining nutrition policy and influencing practice. Beginning with an overview of public health principles, the book examines the application of nutritional policy to dietary guidance, health promotion, and the practice of public health nutrition. Highlights of New Coverage in the Second Edition: Legislation such as Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010; Agricultural Act of 2014 (Farm Bill); and proposals for the next Farm Bill Discussions of study designs, the SEED-SCALE model for health promotion, health disparities and health equity, worksite wellness, Let’s Move!, and other initiatives Impact of the ACA on menu labeling policies, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Act, and legislation regarding breastfeeding Examination of health disparities, demographic trends, and health literacy; sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression; and the role of social media in tailored health communications 2010 Dietary Guidelines with analysis of potential upcoming changes in 2015 Dietary Guidelines, Healthy Eating Index 2010, MyPlate, and Harvard Healthy Eating Plate Best Bones Forever! Campaign, text messaging for tailored health communication, and 4 Day Throw Away study assessing the use of social media for education regarding food safety The book explores the importance of nutrition as a component of the broad field of public health. The authors review the principles of public health nutrition, examining nutritional epidemiology and programs that deal with health disparities, weight control challenges, and the needs of special populations. The text addresses the practice of public health nutrition through tools for conducting a food and nutrition assessment of a community, designing and carrying out a social marketing campaign, and developing large and small grant proposals. Nutrition in Public Health provides an integrated view of nutrition needs and the policies and political mechanisms that affect the delivery of quality food and nutrition services. It gives students a thorough understanding of the federal government’s role in determining nutrition policy and influencing practice.
Read Handbook of Obesity - Volume 2 book online. Handbook of Obesity - Volume 2 by George Bray,Claude Bouchard, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Several major developments have occurred since the last edition of Handbook of Obesity: Clinical Applications, including new clinical trials, discoveries related to drug use, and greater understanding of the benefits of weight loss in obese patients. Now in its fourth edition, this volume continues to offer unparalleled depth and breadth of coverag
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Learn the skills essential to clinical practice with Foundations and Adult Health Nursing, 8th Edition! This all-inclusive guide to fundamentals and medical-surgical nursing for the LPN/LVN covers everything from anatomy and physiology to nursing interventions and maternity, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, mental health, and community health care. Guidelines for patient care are presented within the framework of the nursing process; Nursing Care Plans are described within a case-study format to help you develop skills in clinical decision-making. In addition, the accessible, friendly overall style and clearly written review questions helps you to prepare for the NCLEX-PN® examination. Clear coverage of skills across the human lifespan includes maternity, pediatrics, adults, and older adults. Full-color, step-by-step instructions for over 110 skills show nursing techniques and procedures along with rationales for each. Tenth grade reading level helps you to understand complex topics. Skills are presented in a step-by-step format with clearly defined nursing actions and rationales. Mathematics review in Dosage Calculation and Medication Administration chapter covers basic arithmetic skills prior to the discussion of medication administration. Safety Alerts cover issues related to safe patient care in a variety of settings. Health Promotion Considerations boxes highlight information on wellness and disease prevention, including infection control, diet, and pregnancy. Nursing Care Plans emphasize patient goals and outcomes within a case-study format, and promotes clinical decision-making with critical thinking questions at the end of each care plan. Patient Teaching boxes include post-hospital discharge guidelines and disease prevention instructions with a strong focus on three-way communication among the nurse, patient, and family members. Communication boxes illustrate communication strategies using real-life examples of nurse-patient dialogue. Lifespan Consideration boxes provide you with age-specific information for the care of the patient. Home Health Considerations boxes discuss issues facing patients and their caregivers in the home setting. Get Ready for the NCLEX® Examination section at the end of each chapter provides Key Points, Review Questions, and Critical Thinking Activities to reinforce learning. Coordinated Care boxes promote comprehensive patient care with other members of the health care team, focusing on prioritization, assignment, supervision, collaboration, delegation, and leadership topics.
Read The Fault in Our Stars book online. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The beloved, #1 global bestseller by John Green, author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and Turtles All the Way Down “John Green is one of the best writers alive.” –E. Lockhart, #1 bestselling author of We Were Liars “The greatest romance story of this decade.″ –Entertainment Weekly #1 New York Times Bestseller • #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller • #1 USA Today Bestseller • #1 International Bestseller Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. From John Green, #1 bestselling author of The Anthropocene Reviewed and Turtles All the Way Down, The Fault in Our Stars is insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw. It brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: By the bestselling author of Four Fish and American Catch, an eye-opening investigation of the history, science, and business behind omega-3 fatty acids, the "miracle compound" whose story is intertwined with human health and the future of our planet Omega-3 fatty acids have long been celebrated by doctors and dieticians as key to a healthy heart and a sharper brain. In the last few decades, that promise has been encapsulated in one of America's most popular dietary supplements. Omega-3s are today a multi-billion dollar business, and sales are still growing apace--even as recent medical studies caution that the promise of omega-3s may not be what it first appeared. But a closer look at the omega-3 sensation reveals something much deeper and more troubling. The miracle pill is only the latest product of the reduction industry, a vast, global endeavor that over the last century has boiled down trillions of pounds of marine life into animal feed, fertilizer, margarine, and dietary supplements. The creatures that are the victims of that industry seem insignificant to the untrained eye, but turn out to be essential to the survival of whales, penguins, and fish of all kinds, including many that we love to eat. Behind these tiny molecules is a big story: of the push-and-pull of science and business; of the fate of our oceans in a human-dominated age; of the explosion of land food at the expense of healthier and more sustainable seafood; of the human quest for health and long life at all costs. James Beard Award-winning author Paul Greenberg probes the rich and surprising history of omega-3s--from the dawn of complex life, when these compounds were first formed; to human prehistory, when the discovery of seafood may have produced major cognitive leaps for our species; and on to the modern era, when omega-3s may point the way to a bold new direction for our food system. With wit and boundless curiosity, Greenberg brings us along on his travels--from Peru to Antarctica, from the Canary Islands to the Amalfi Coast--to reveal firsthand the practice and repercussions of our unbalanced way of eating. Rigorously reported and winningly told, The Omega Principle is a powerful argument for a more deliberate and forward-thinking relationship to the food we eat and the oceans that sustain us.
Read Future Data and Security Engineering book online. Future Data and Security Engineering by Tran Khanh Dang,Roland Wagner,Josef Küng,Nam Thoai,Makoto Takizawa,Erich Neuhold, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Future Data and Security Engineering, FDSE 2015, held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in November 2015. The 20 revised full papers and 3 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 88 submissions. They have been organized in the following topical sections: big data analytics and massive dataset mining; security and privacy engineering; crowdsourcing and social network data analytics; sensor databases and applications in smart home and city; emerging data management systems and applications; context-based analysis and applications; and data models and advances in query processing.
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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Seeing Social Problems: The Hidden Stories Behind Contemporary Issues shows students how to think about social problems in a new way, by carefully analyzing headline-making issues they are already familiar with and illustrating the connection between individual problems and larger social forces. Each chapter engages students in thinking about the world sociologically by focusing on a specific case study that represents a more general social problem. The chapters always start with the knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, and personal experiences that students bring to the case—what author Ira Silver refers to as the conventional wisdom—and effectively demonstrate to them the "first wisdom" of sociology: "things are not what they seem." In each instance, Silver shows how sociologists ask questions, gather empirical data, use multiple perspectives, and consider larger social forces to discover the "hidden stories" behind individual behavior. Give your students the SAGE Edge! SAGE Edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/silver.
Read Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process, 16e, E-Book book online. Krause and Mahan’s Food and the Nutrition Care Process, 16e, E-Book by Janice L Raymond,Kelly Morrow, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Provide optimal nutritional care with the latest guidelines to evidence-based practice! Krause and Mahan’s Food & the Nutrition Care Process, 16th Edition provides an all-in-one resource for the dietetics information you need to care for patients throughout the entire life cycle. With insight from clinical specialists, the book guides you through the steps of assessment, diagnosis and intervention, monitoring, and evaluation. It also covers nutrition in each stage of life, weight management, medical nutrition therapies for conditions and disorders, and the use of nutrition therapies in childhood. From a team of nutrition experts led by Janice L. Raymond and Kelly Morrow, this classic text has been trusted by nurses, nutritionists, and dieticians for since 1952. UNIQUE! Pathophysiology algorithms and flow charts present the cause, pathophysiology, and medical nutrition management for a variety of disorders and conditions to help you understand illness and provide optimal nutritional care. Clinical case studies help you translate academic knowledge into practical patient care using a framework of the nutrition care process. Sample Nutrition Diagnosis boxes present a problem, its etiology, and its signs and symptoms, then conclude with a nutrition diagnosis, providing scenarios you may encounter in practice. Clinical Insight boxes expand on information in the text, highlight new areas of focus, and contain information on studies and clinical resources. New Directions boxes suggest areas for further research by spotlighting emerging areas of interest in nutrition care. Focus On boxes provide thought-provoking information on key nutrition concepts. Summary boxes highlight CRISPR, the Indigenous food movement, hearing assessment, health disparities, and the Health At Every Size movement, and include a tribute to Dr. George Blackburn, a respected specialist in obesity and nutrition. Key terms are listed at the beginning of each chapter and bolded within the text. NEW Infectious Diseases chapter is written by a new author with specific expertise in infectious disease. NEW Transgender Nutrition chapter is added, from two new authors. NEW! COVID-19 updates are provided in multiple chapters, each relating to epidemiology and patient care. NEW! Information on the FODMAP diet is included in the appendix, covering the sugars that may cause intestinal distress. NEW! Emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion is included in all chapters. NEW! Updated International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) information is included in the appendix. NEW! Updated pregnancy growth charts are added to this edition. NEW! Updated Healthy People 2030 information is added throughout the book.