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Looking Within

Looking Within

A hundred years ago, a doctor had no way to look within the body of a patient other than to slice it open. That changed radically at the turn of the century, with the discovery of X rays. X-ray and other forms of diagnostic imaging technology developed slowly but steadily from then until the 1970s, at which point a revolution occurred. Made possible largely by the availability of powerful but inexpensive computers, the rapid and widespread adoption of computed tomography (CT) and, a decade later, of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) greatly expanded the power of clinical imaging, and even changed the ways in which physicians view and think about the human body.Looking Within explains in serious but non-specialized language how X-ray, fluoroscopic, CT, MRI, positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound, and other medical pictures are created, and it explores the essential roles they play in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. It should be of interest to patients and their friends and loved ones, and to those who are simply curious about this vitally important, exciting, and cutting-edge branch of medicine. Its brief but clear descriptions of how these essential tools work should also be of value to health care providers in supporting and educating their patients.

Conservatism

Conservatism

At a time when the label "conservative" is indiscriminately applied to fundamentalists, populists, libertarians, fascists, and the advocates of one or another orthodoxy, this volume offers a nuanced and historically informed presentation of what is distinctive about conservative social and political thought. It is an anthology with an argument, locating the origins of modern conservatism within the Enlightenment and distinguishing between conservatism and orthodoxy. Bringing together important specimens of European and American conservative social and political analysis from the mid-eighteenth century through our own day, Conservatism demonstrates that while the particular institutions that conservatives have sought to conserve have varied, there are characteristic features of conservative argument that recur over time and across national borders. The book proceeds chronologically through the following sections: Enlightenment Conservatism (David Hume, Edmund Burke, and Justus Möser), The Critique of Revolution (Burke, Louis de Bonald, Joseph de Maistre, James Madison, and Rufus Choate), Authority (Matthew Arnold, James Fitzjames Stephen), Inequality (W. H. Mallock, Joseph A. Schumpeter), The Critique of Good Intentions (William Graham Sumner), War (T. E. Hulme), Democracy (Carl Schmitt, Schumpeter), The Limits of Rationalism (Winston Churchill, Michael Oakeshott, Friedrich Hayek, Edward Banfield), The Critique of Social and Cultural Emancipation (Irving Kristol, Peter Berger and Richard John Neuhaus, Hermann Lübbe), and Between Social Science and Cultural Criticism (Arnold Gehlen, Philip Rieff). The book contains an afterword on recurrent tensions and dilemmas of conservative thought.

Criss + Cross: Design from Switzerland 1860-2007

Criss + Cross: Design from Switzerland 1860-2007

From Le Corbusier to the Helvetica font, Switzerland has produced some of the most influential product and graphic design of the twentieth century. This sleek volume collects the best examples spanning from the early twentieth century (tiny slippers with pom-poms attached, made for little girls in the 1930s) to 2007 (Peter Muller's most recent avant garde fashion collection). One chapter is devoted to things that are "Small and Beautiful," like a 1926 pocket watch by Movado or the 2006 MX Revolution Logitech computer mouse, while others collect "Tiny Helpers" like the series of Swiss bank notes produced in 1997. In "Up to the Mountains" we find snowboards, chalets, avalanche dogs and other high-design rescue equipment, and in "The Longsellers," we get to classics like the Swiss army knife, an iconic vegetable peeler and Le Corbusier's famous LC1 1928 armchair. An extremely sexy book packed with great visuals and truly pertinent information.

Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics

Plate tectonics caused a revolution in our understanding of the Earth. It has aided our understanding of why earthquakes and volcanoes are found in distinct locations, how oceans form and disappear, and how mountain ranges were built. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Molnar explores the history and significance of plate tectonics.

Parrot and Olivier in America

Parrot and Olivier in America

Man Booker Prize Finalist National Book Award Finalist Two-time Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey's latest feat of imagination is an irrepressible, audacious, and trenchantly funny novel set mostly in nineteenth-century America. Olivier--an improvisation on the life of Alexis de Tocqueville--is an aristocrat born just after the French Revolution. Parrot is the motherless son of an itinerant English engraver. Their lives are joined when Olivier sets sail for the New World to save his neck from one more revolution and Parrot is sent with him as spy, protector, foe, and foil. With the story of their unlikely friendship, Peter Carey explores the adventure of American democracy with the dazzling inventiveness and richness of characterization, story, and language that we have come to expect from this superlative writer.

Political Theory

Political Theory

Is democracy the best form of government? What does it mean to be 'free'? Why should we obey the government? In this highly accessible and engaging new introductory textbook, Pete Woodcock examines all these questions and more in a compact outline of the basics of political theory. He takes students step-by-step through the most important answers given by history's most famous thinkers to the most fundamental questions in politics, covering topics ranging from liberty and justice to gender and revolution. This new 101 guide to the basics of political theory contains all the essentials for students starting out in political theory, while never being dull. It contains a range of features, including textboxes, study questions and activities, to help students learn effectively. It will be core reading for anyone doing an introductory course in political theory.

St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg

This new guide brings readers the best of St. Petersburg--the enchanted, canal-crossed gem built by Peter the Great. Having survived three revolutions and three name changes, the city still lives on gloriously. The guide reviews St. Petersburg's remarkable history and historic sites.

New York

New York

New York describes life in the early colony, including such details as the importance of the fur trade, wars instrumental to New York's development, the discrimination suffered by various peoples under Peter Stuyvesant, and early explorers of the area such as Henry Hudson and Samuel de Champlain, Readers will also learn about post-Revolution New York, including the continued presence of slavery and New York City's designation as the capital of the new country.

Peter's War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution

Peter's War: A New England Slave Boy and the American Revolution

A boy named Peter, born to a slave in Massachusetts in 1763, was sold nineteen months later to a childless white couple there. This book recounts the fascinating history of how the American Revolution came to Peter's small town, how he joined the revolutionary army at the age of twelve, and how he participated in the battles of Bunker Hill and Yorktown and witnessed the surrender at Saratoga. Joyce Lee Malcolm describes Peter's home life in rural New England, which became increasingly unhappy as he grew aware of racial differences and prejudices. She then relates how he and other blacks, slave and free, joined the war to achieve their own independence. Malcolm juxtaposes Peter's life in the patriot armies with that of the life of Titus, a New Jersey slave who fled to the British in 1775 and reemerged as a feared guerrilla leader. A remarkable feat of investigation, Peter's biography illuminates many themes in American history: race relations in New England, the prelude to and military history of the Revolutionary War, and the varied experience of black soldiers who fought on both sides.

Dead Lines

Dead Lines

With his acclaimed novels "Darwin's Children and "Vitals, award-winning author Greg Bear turned intriguing speculation about human evolution and immortality into tales of unrelenting suspense. Now he ventures into decidedly more frightening territory in a haunting thriller that blends modern technology and old-fashioned terror, as it charts one man's inexorable descent into a world of mounting supernatural dread. For the last two years, Peter Russell has mourned the death of one of his twin daughters--who was just ten when she was murdered. Recent news of his best friend's fatal heart attack has now come as another devastating blow. Divorced, despondent, and going nowhere in his career, Peter fears his life is circling the drain. Then Trans comes along. The brainchild of an upstart telecom company, Trans is (as its name suggests) a transcendent marvel: a sleek, handheld interpersonal communication device capable of flawless operation anywhere in the world, at any time. "A cell phone, but not"--transmitting with crystal clarity across a newly discovered, never-utilized bandwidth . . . and poised to spark a new-technology revolution. When its creators offer Peter a position on their team, it should be a golden opportunity for him. If only he wasn't seemingly going mad. Everywhere Peter turns, inexplicable apparitions are walking before him or reaching out in torment. After a chilling encounter with his own lost child he begins to grasp the terrifying truth: Trans is a Pandora's box that has tapped into a frequency not of this world . . . but of the next. And now, via this open channel to oblivion, the dead have gained access to the living. For Peter, and for humankind, a long, shadowy night of the soul has descended, bringing with it the stuff of a horrifying nightmare from which they may never awaken. By turns spine-tingling, provocative, and heart-wrenching, "Dead Lines marks a major turning point in the consistently dazzling storytelling career of Greg Bear. Alongside its hero, "Dead Lines peers into the darkest place we can imagine and wonders--fearfully--what might be peering back. "From the Hardcover edition.

Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra

Alexandria: The Last Nights of Cleopatra

A fascinating memoir of Sir Peter Stothard's time spent in Egypt as the country moved towards revolution, and of his own life-long interest in the enigmatic figure of Cleopatra

First Peter: The Poetic Revolution

First Peter: The Poetic Revolution

Softcover book. 164 pages. Published by Wordlife Press Publishing Co.

Die Reformation als Revolution und Aufruhr (Forschungen zur Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte) (German Edition)

Die Reformation als Revolution und Aufruhr (Forschungen zur Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte) (German Edition)

Softcover book. Published by Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der W (1991)

Taking the Lead in Patient Safety: How Healthcare Leaders Influence Behavior and Create Culture

Taking the Lead in Patient Safety: How Healthcare Leaders Influence Behavior and Create Culture

What others are saying about TAKING THE LEAD IN PATIENT SAFETY "This succinct and focused book highlights a critically important component of the change process in healthcare--leadership--and outlines how leadership fosters the needed change in organizational culture."--Peter Angood, MD, VP and Chief Patient Safety Officer, The Joint Commission "Designing healthcare systems that are safe, effective, and efficient requires leaders who are both committed and prepared to lead a cultural revolution. Taking the Lead in Patient Safety provides both the rationale for, and evidence of, the need for change as well as the practical tools necessary to help patient safety leaders maximize their personal effectiveness." --Ken Anderson, DO, MS, CPE, Chief Quality Officer, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare "A must for anyone with a passion for or responsibility for patient safety. An excellent overview of patient safety with a strong connection to basic leadership principles. From an association perspective, this book can be used to develop a core curriculum for new leaders and as a refresher for tenured leaders."--Linda Groah, RN, Executive Director and CEO, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses "By implementing these principles rapidly (as in RIGHT NOW!), many more mothers and fathers will return home safely from their hospital stays to enjoy years of family events. This book includes the tools, insights, and methodologies to launch a much needed safety revolution in our healthcare organizations."--Philip A. Newbold, President and CEO, Memorial Hospital & Health System

Europe's Stars of '80s Dance Pop

Europe's Stars of '80s Dance Pop

Beginning early in the 1980s, a dance music revolution swept across Europe and Britain, merging rock, new wave, disco and worldbeat sounds. The resulting explosion of high-energy, increasingly electronic dance-pop caused a sensation worldwide. In this book of original interviews, 32 of the era's most celebrated artists, producers and industry professionals discuss their lives and careers: Thomas Anders (Modern Talking's "You're My Heart, You're My Soul"), Pete Burns (Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)"), Desireless ("Voyage Voyage"), Phil Harding (PWL Mixmaster), Junior ("Mama Used to Say"), Leee John (Imagination's "Just an Illusion"), Liz Mitchell (Boney M.'s 1988 "Megamix"), Fab Morvan (Milli Vanilli's "Girl You Know It's True"), Taco ("Putting On the Ritz"), Jennifer Rush ("The Power of Love"), Sabrina ("Boys"), Spagna ("Call Me"), Amii Stewart ("Knock on Wood"), Yazz ("The Only Way Is Up") and many more. Includes special commentary by Academy Award winner Mel Brooks and Audrey Landers, star of Dallas.

The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management

The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management

Praise for The Age of Heretics "A remarkable job of showing how revolutionary change in management originated. These are no mere 'currents of change, ' but rather a thundering waterfall of intellectual and moral forces reshaping business." --Peter Senge, author, "The Fifth Discipline" and coauthor, "The Necessary Revolution" "Any twenty-first-century leader interested in creating the organizations of the future will find this book compelling. Art Kleiner lays out the evolution of the most significant management tools, theories, and concepts in a very accessible manner." --Ram Charan, advisor to CEOs and author, "Leaders at All Levels" and "The Game Changer" "The extensively revised and updated edition of "The Age of Heretics" is long overdue. Kleiner offers a brilliant synthesis of business history, thought leadership, and power politics." --Robert Morris, management consultant and business book reviewer for Amazon, Borders, and others "Art Kleiner has uncovered a kind of secret history that links the medieval monastic orders, the counterculture of the sixties, and the key agents of corporate change in the modern world. I think it's a landmark for people inside and outside the most influential institution of the modern age--the corporation." --Howard Rheingold, author, "Virtual Reality," "Virtual Communities," and "Tools for Thought" "Corporate change continues to accelerate these days unaware of its own history. Art Kleiner's lucid account shows how the revolution began in the ideas and passions of a handful of revolutionaries." --Stewart Brand, founder, Whole Earth Catalog and Long Now Foundation ""The Age of Heretics" is a primer of great interest, one that will move people within organizations to widen their sense of the possible." --Doug Carlston, founder of Broderbund Software and chairman, Public Radio International

The Imperial Russian Army in Peace, War, and Revolution, 1856-1917

The Imperial Russian Army in Peace, War, and Revolution, 1856-1917

In December 1917, nine months after the disintegration of the Russian monarchy, the army officer corps, one of the dynasty's prime pillars, finally fell-a collapse that, in light of World War I and the Bolshevik Revolution, historians often treat as inevitable. The Imperial Russian Army in Peace, War, and Revolution, 1856-1917 contests this assumption. By expanding our view of the Imperial Russian Army to include the experience of the enlisted ranks, Roger R. Reese reveals that the soldier's revolt in 1917 was more social revolution than anti-war movement-and a revolution based on social distinctions within the officer corps as well as between the ranks. Reese's account begins in the aftermath of the Crimean War, when the emancipation of the serfs and consequent introduction of universal military service altered the composition of the officer corps as well as the relationship between officers and soldiers. More catalyst than cause, World War I exacerbated a pervasive discontent among soldiers at their ill treatment by officers, a condition that reached all the way back to the founding of the Russian army by Peter I. It was the officers' refusal to change their behavior toward the soldiers and each other over a fifty-year period, Reese argues, capped by their attack on the Provisional Government in 1917, that fatally weakened the officer corps in advance of the Bolshevik seizure of power. As he details the evolution of Russian Imperial Army over that period, Reese explains its concrete workings-from the conscription and discipline of soldiers to the recruitment and education of officers to the operation of unit economies, honor courts, and wartime reserves. Marshaling newly available materials, his book corrects distortions in both Soviet and Western views of the events of 1917 and adds welcome nuance and depth to our understanding of a critical turning point in Russian history.

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