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Heart Attack! Advice for Patients by Patients

by Kathleen Berra Gerald W. Friedland Francis H. Koch Christopher Gardner Donna Louie Nancy Houston Miller Barton Thurber Robin Wedell

Millions of people -- many of them younger than we care to believe -- are living in the aftermath of a heart attack, and it is vital for them to learn how to reduce the risk factors for subsequent heart problems. This unique and important book offers advice to survivors of a heart attack and also to those trying to prevent the onset of a heart attack. Contributors include not only distinguished medical professionals but also eleven individuals who either participated in a cardiac rehabilitation program or designed a program of their own. The patients -- men and women of varied ages and ethnic backgrounds -- relate their own histories, providing insight into the many faces of heart disease and inspiration and hope for other heart attack survivors. Book jacket.

Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

by Robert Alan Goldberg

"There is a hunger for conspiracy news in America. Hundreds of Internet websites, magazines, newsletters, even entire publishing houses, disseminate information on invisible enemies and their secret activities, subversions, and coverups. Those who suspect conspiracies behind events in the news - the crash of TWA Flight 800, the death of Marilyn Monroe - join generations of Americans, from the colonial period to the present day, who have entertained visions of vast plots. In this book Robert Goldberg focuses on five major conspiracy theories of the past half-century, examining how they became widely popular in the United States and why they have remained so. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Crafty Reader

by Robert E. Scholes

Robert Scholes presents his view on the craft of reading.

Engaging the Moving Image

by Noël Carroll

Noël Carroll, a brilliant and provocative philosopher of film, has gathered in this book eighteen of his most recent essays on cinema and television--what Carroll calls "moving images." The essays discuss topics in philosophy, film theory, and film criticism. Drawing on concepts from cognitive psychology and analytic philosophy, Carroll examines a wide range of fascinating topics. These include film attention, the emotional address of the moving image, film and racism, the nature and epistemology of documentary film, the moral status of television, the concept of film style, the foundations of film evaluation, the film theory of Siegfried Kracauer, the ideology of the professional western, and films by Sergei Eisenstein and Yvonne Rainer. Carroll also assesses the state of contemporary film theory and speculates on its prospects. The book continues many of the themes of Carroll's earlier work Theorizing the Moving Image and develops them in new directions. A general introduction by George Wilson situates Carroll's essays in relation to his view of moving-image studies.

A History of Yale's School of Medicine: Passing Torches to Others

by Gerard N. Burrow

This is a story of the Yale University School of Medicine starting from its origin to its present.

Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer

by Katherine Dalsimer

In this compelling account, psychologist Dalsimer moves backward and forward between the work of Virginia Woolf's maturity and her early journals, letters, and unpublished juvenilia to illuminate the process by which Woolf became a writer.

The God of Hope and the End of the World

by John Polkinghorne

In this engaging book, a leading scientist-theologian draws on ideas from science, scripture, and theology to address the question of hope and disillusionment found in the bible and other sources.

Cyberliteracy: Navigating the Internet with Awareness

by Laura J. Gurak

For anyone who has ever felt bewildered, dismayed, or even infuriated by the Internet, this helpful book clearly explains computer communications and how to become literate in cyberspace. With lively stories and interesting case histories, Laura Gurak shows how to sort fact from fiction, detect hoaxes, identify advertising masquerading as product information, protect privacy, and contend with other critical issues related to the new language of the Internet.

The Quest for Drug Control: Politics and Federal Policy in a Period of Increasing Substance Abuse, 1963-1981

by David F. Musto Pamela Korsmeyer

Between 1960 and 1980 various administrations attempted to deal with a rising tide of illicit drug use that was unprecedented in U. S. history. This valuable book provides a close look at the politics and bureaucracy of drug control policy during those years, showing how they changed during the presidencies of Johnson, Nixon, Ford, and Carter and how much current federal drug-control policies owe to those earlier efforts. David F. Musto, M. D. , and Pamela Korsmeyer base their analysis on a unique collection of 5,000 pages of White House documents from the period, all of which are included on a searchable CD-ROM that accompanies the book. These documents reveal the intense debates that took place over drug policy. They show, for example, that staffers and cabinet officers who were charged with narcotics policy were often influenced by the cultural currents of their times, and when the public reacted in an extreme fashion to rising drug use, officials were disinclined to adopt modified policies that might have been more realistic. Musto and Korsmeyer's investigation into the decision-making processes that shaped past drug control efforts in the United States provides essential background as creative approaches to the drug problem are sought for the future.

Discography

by Sean Singer

Sean Singer's restless, roving demands upon his language, the quick-changes of his invention in search of some provisional rightness, convey through all their metamorphoses an insistent ring of authenticity that seizes the attention and may remind us that the true sense of the word "original" has to do with the origins of a work and of the talent that produced it: with those sources and impulses that are at once individual and universal, unsounded, irreducible and undeniable.

Bush vs. Gore: The Question of Legitimacy

by Bruce A. Ackerman

The Supreme Court's intervention in the 2000 election will shape American law and democracy long after George W. Bush has left the White House. This vitally important book brings together a broad range of preeminent legal scholars who address the larger questions raised by the Supreme Court's actions. Did the Court's decision violate the rule of law? Did it inaugurate an era of super-politicized jurisprudence? How should Bush v. Gore change the terms of debate over the next round of Supreme Court appointments? The contributors -- Bruce Ackerman, Jack Balkin, Guido Calabresi, Steven Calabresi, Owen Fiss, Charles Fried, Robert Post, Margaret Jane Radin, Jeffrey Rosen, Jed Rubenreid, Cass Sunstein, Laurence Tribe, and Mark Tushnet -- represent a broad political spectrum. Their reactions to the case are varied and surprising, filled with sparkling argument and spirited debate. This is a must-read book for thoughtful Americans everywhere.

Stravinsky and Balanchine: A Journey of Invention

by Charles M. Joseph

This book is about the collaboration of some of the greatest artists in the twentieth century, Igor Stravinsky and George Balanchine.

American Law in the 20th Century

by Lawrence Meir Friedman

In this long-awaited successor to his landmark work "A History of American Law, " Friedman offers a monumental history of American law throughout the great upheavals of the 20th century: two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, and the sexual revolution.

Bright Pages: Yale Writers, 1701-2001

by J. D. McClatchy

College years -- when ideas collide, literature intrigues and inspires, lasting passions are first fired -- can stamp a young writer for life. This extraordinary book contains the work of dozens of writers whose experiences at Yale over the past three centuries exerted a powerful force on their writing lives. Formed and nurtured by the unique intellectual community of the university, writers as diverse as Noah Webster and Gloria Naylor emerged from Yale to make their own fresh contributions to our nation's remarkable literary heritage. From the galaxy of authors Yale has produced, J. D. McClatchy selects a rich and varied sample. He includes sermons, essays, poems, short stories, and excerpts from novels. The book opens with a section devoted to the work of four great teachers of writing at Yale in recent decades: John Hersey, Robert Penn Warren, John Hollander, and Robert Stone. The middle and most generous section of the volume focuses on writers who have been working since the end of the Second World War. Each of these selections casts a strong light on its author and his or her work. In the final section, McClatchy draws on the work of earlier literary figures from James Fenimore Cooper to Thornton Wilder, in many cases retrieving little-known material. A stroll through the pages of this bountiful anthology, dazzling in the diversity of its offerings, will appeal to any reader. Each of the authors was challenged and inspired by Yale. In this volume, each in turn challenges and inspires us.

Twelve American Voices: An Authentic Listening and Integrated-skills Textbook

by David Isay Maurice Cogan Hauck Kenneth Macdougall

This book was written to help students improve their English and to explore American culture.

The Fruited Plain: Fables for a Postmodern Democracy

by Alvin B. Kernan

The Fruited Plain is a rude satire of things gone wrong at the beginning of the third millennium C.E. in the central institutions of American democratic society.

Keeping Faith with Nature: Ecosystems, Democracy, and America's Public Lands

by Robert B. Keiter

As the twenty-first century dawns, public land policy is entering a new era. This timely book examines the historical, scientific, political, legal, and institutional developments that are changing management priorities and policies--developments that compel us to view the public lands as an integrated ecological entity and a key biodiversity stronghold. Once the background is set, each chapter opens with a specific natural resource controversy, ranging from the Pacific Northwest's spotted owl imbroglio to the struggle over southern Utah's Colorado Plateau country. Robert Keiter uses these case histories to analyze the ideas, forces, and institutions that are both fomenting and retarding change. Although Congress has the final say in how the public domain is managed, the public land agencies, federal courts, and western communities are each playing important roles in the transformation to an ecological management regime. At the same time, a newly emergent and home-grown collaborative process movement has given the public land constituencies a greater role in administering these lands. Arguing that we must integrate the new imperatives of ecosystem science with our devolutionary political tendencies, Keiter outlines a coherent new approach to natural resources policy.

Shattering the Myth: Islam Beyond Violence

by Bruce B. Lawrence

Islam is often portrayed, especially in Western media, as an alien, violent, hostile, and monolithic religion, whose adherents are intent upon battling nonbelievers throughout the world. Shattering the Myth demonstrates that these conceptions more accurately reflect the bias of Western reporters than they do the realities of contemporary Islam. Westerners are barraged by images of violence that usually originate from armed confrontations in one small corner of the world. Islam, Bruce Lawrence argues, is a complex, international religious system that cannot be reduced to stereotypes. As Lawrence demonstrates, Islam is a religion shaped as much by its own postulates and ethical demands as by the specific circumstances of Muslim people in the modern world. The last two hundred years have brought many challenges for Muslims, from colonial subjugation through sporadic revivalism to elitist reform movements and, most recently, pervasive struggles with fundamentalism. During each period, Muslims have had to address internal tensions, as well as external threats.

Reflective Practice for Policing Students

by Selina Copley

Reflective practice is a key element of both police training and police practice in the 21st century. This text provides an essential guide to reflective practice for all those studying for degrees and foundation degrees in policing. Taking an accessible and practical approach, the book considers four broad areas. It looks at what reflective practice is, including practical models of reflection, and discusses why it is important. It examines reflective practice within the specific context of policing through a range of case studies and examples, and considers the vital role of reflective practice as part of continuing professional development.

Medicines Management in Adult Nursing

by Elizabeth Lawson Dawn L Hennefer

Correct medicines management for adults is a crucial skill that adult nursing students must develop in order to provide safe care to their patients. This book specifically supports pre-registration students in meeting the required competencies for medicines management needed to pass formal assessment and qualify as an adult nurse. It is clearly structured around the NMC Essential Skills Clusters for medicines management, covering legal aspects, drugs calculations, administration, storage, record keeping, introductory pharmacology, patient communication and contextual issues in medication. The book is written in user-friendly language and uses patient scenarios to explain concepts and apply theory to practice.

Sport and Exercise Psychology

by Joanne Thatcher Melissa Day Rachel Rahman

This is a comprehensive and accessible text on exercise and sport psychology for students on sport science/sport and exercise science degrees. It adopts an integrated, thematic approach and covers all the required theory, concepts and research, accompanied by case studies to illustrate the applied nature of the material being covered. The book is split into two major sections, covering exercise psychology and sport psychology, and each chapter supports students as they progress from clear introductory material to more advanced discussions.

Quality Assurance and Evaluation in the Lifelong Learning Sector

by Jane Wood John Dickinson

All trainee teachers working towards ATLS or QTLS are accountable for the quality of their work, the delivery of their lessons and the success of their students This book provides comprehensive coverage of the sector's challenging quality agenda and focuses on the reality of teaching and managing under pressure. It begins by asking what is meant by 'quality' and goes on to give guidance on delivering quality lessons and coping with inspections. Professional issues such as accountability and team working are covered in a practical, accessible way. Throughout, case studies provide insights into everyday challenges faced by trainee teachers.

Planning and Enabling Learning in the Lifelong Learning Sector

by Ann Gravells Susan Simpson

All new teachers should be working towards 'associate' or 'full' teacher status if they teach in a further and adult teacher/training context. Planning and Enabling Learning is a core unit of the new teaching qualifications, and this book fully addresses all the required learning outcomes and content of that unit, specifically targeted at learners taking the Certificate or Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (CTLLS or DTLLS). It is easy to read, with many practical activities and examples, and the minimum core is integrated throughout. It will help anyone teaching in a variety of settings within the sector.

Primary English: Teaching Theory and Practice

by Jane Medwell David Wray Hilary Minns Vivienne Griffiths Elizabeth Coates

This popular text is used in teaching theory and practice for primary English in the UK. Covering the key skills of planning, monitoring, assessment, and class management, the book relates these specifically to primary English. The fifth edition includes new features making specific links to the UK's Every Child Matters and outlining how information and communication technology can be embedded into the teaching of primary English. This text is an indispensable guide for primary trainees on the theory and practice required for effective and creative English teaching.

Primary English Knowledge and Understanding

by Jane Medwell David Wray George Moore Vivienne Griffiths

The essential subject knowledge text for primary English. Secure subject knowledge and understanding is the foundation of confident, creative and effective teaching. The 5th edition of this popular text has a number of new features including a new self assessment section and M level extension boxes to provide further challenge in all chapters. References to the 2007 QTS Standards and the Early Years Foundation Stage are also included. With full coverage of the English curriculum, and updated research summaries reflecting the latest thinking, this text is written to help trainee primary teachers develop and consolidate their knowledge of English.

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