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The advent of small, affordable ultrasound machines and the widespread use of PACS systems have made imaging more accessible to anaesthetists and intensivists than ever before. This concise, highly illustrated text discusses the key aspects of radiology, examining all imaging modalities and body regions. Introductory sections review the imaging knowledge required for the FRCA exams and the role of imaging in the Pre-Operative Assessment. These are followed by chapters on each imaging modality and body region, each containing numerous illustrations, practical advice on diagnosis, and many case illustrations. Each modality chapter contains a concise introductory section on the principles of image formation. Containing over 300 scans and illustrations, and written by a multidisciplinary team of radiologists and anaesthetists, Radiology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, second edition, is an invaluable aid for all anaesthetists and intensivists.
Uroradiology is an up-to-date, image-oriented reference in the style of a teaching file that has been designed specifically to be of value in clinical practice. All aspects of the imaging of urologic diseases are covered, and case studies illustrate the findings obtained with the relevant imaging modalities in both common and uncommon conditions. Most chapters focus on a particular clinical problem, but normal findings, congenital anomalies, and interventions are also discussed and illustrated. In this second edition, the range and quality of the illustrations have been enhanced, and many schematic drawings have been added to help readers memorize characteristic imaging findings through pattern recognition. The accompanying text is concise and informative. Besides serving as an outstanding aid to differential diagnosis, this book will provide a user-friendly review tool for certification or recertification in radiology.
Just about everyone knows a family like the Radleys. Many of us grew up next door to one. They are a modern family, averagely content, averagely dysfunctional, living in a staid and quiet suburban English town. Peter is an overworked doctor whose wife, Helen, has become increasingly remote and uncommunicative. Rowan, their teenage son, is being bullied at school, and their anemic daughter, Clara, has recently become a vegan. They are typical, that is, save for one devastating exception: Peter and Helen are vampires and have--for seventeen years--been abstaining by choice from a life of chasing blood in the hope that their children could live normal lives. One night, Clara finds herself driven to commit a shocking--and disturbingly satisfying--act of violence, and her parents are forced to explain their history of shadows and lies. A police investigation is launched that uncovers a richness of vampire history heretofore unknown to the general public. And when the malevolent and alluring Uncle Will, a practicing vampire, arrives to throw the police off Clara's trail, he winds up throwing the whole house into temptation and turmoil and unleashing a host of dark secrets that threaten the Radleys' marriage. The Radleys is a moving, thrilling, and radiant domestic novel that explores with daring the lengths a parent will go to protect a child, what it costs you to deny your identity, the undeniable appeal of sin, and the everlasting, iridescent bonds of family love. Read it and ask what we grow into when we grow up, and what we gain--and lose--when we deny our appetites.
This book provides the first unified examination of the relationship between Radon transforms on symmetric spaces of compact type and the infinitesimal versions of two fundamental rigidity problems in Riemannian geometry. Its primary focus is the spectral rigidity problem: Can the metric of a given Riemannian symmetric space of compact type be characterized by means of the spectrum of its Laplacian? It also addresses a question rooted in the Blaschke problem: Is a Riemannian metric on a projective space whose geodesics are all closed and of the same length isometric to the canonical metric? The authors comprehensively treat the results concerning Radon transforms and the infinitesimal versions of these two problems. Their main result implies that most Grassmannians are spectrally rigid to the first order. This is particularly important, for there are still few isospectrality results for positively curved spaces and these are the first such results for symmetric spaces of compact type of rank >1. The authors exploit the theory of overdetermined partial differential equations and harmonic analysis on symmetric spaces to provide criteria for infinitesimal rigidity that apply to a large class of spaces. A substantial amount of basic material about Riemannian geometry, symmetric spaces, and Radon transforms is included in a clear and elegant presentation that will be useful to researchers and advanced students in differential geometry.
The P-51 Mustang and P-47 Thunderbolt were the finest American fighters of World War 2, and both saw service with the Royal Air Force in substantial numbers. The RAF began flying the Mustang in 1944, using it to fly bomber escort missions, and deploying to support the ground campaigns in Italy and the Balkans. It was also flown by a number of Polish units in the RAF. The P-47 Thunderbolt was the best fighter available in CBI theater, where it was flown by a number of aces against the Japanese, mainly in a ground support role. Although these two fighter types are most associated with the Americans, they performed an important role serving in the RAF.
A single father? When Serena Martin wakes up in hospital with amnesia, her only visitors are Rafael Cordoba and his adorable baby son, Tonio. Rafael tells her that the car she had her accident in belonged to him -- but that he doesn't know her. Nevertheless Rafael insists Serena stay with him while she recuperates. Already having strong feelings for the sexy Spaniard and his son, she accepts, even though she senses something is wrong. What is Rafael not telling her -- and where is his baby's mother?
Brooding tycoon Rafe Benton sees beautiful Antonia Malleson as a pawn in his plans to avenge his family' s mistreatment by his brutish father. He decides to use his wealth and devastating sex appeal to get this delectable ice queen-and his father' s newest favorite-into his bed.... Now Rafe has Antonia right where he wants her, but her innocence changes everything. Suddenly he' s forced to question his own behavior...and the depth of his feelings for Antonia. Could it be that this dark and dangerous man has finally found the woman to melt his frozen heart?
Raffaele Orsini doesn't want a wife...But when he meets his arranged bride Raffaele feels honor bound to marry her. She's not what he was expecting...but her dowdy clothes can't hide her lusciously feminine figure or her wildcat temperament!Chiara Cordiano will not love her husband!She's tried everything to avoid her fate, but in the blink of an eye Chiara is swept away from her quaint Sicilian town to New York! She wants to hate Rafe, but seduction is in his blood. With his dark, brooding looks and tempting masculinity, she'll be purring like a kitten!
From New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper comes a classic tale of love undeniable, as two government agents posing as newlyweds learn the real meaning of "undercover." Sarah Cavell is a beautiful, brilliant cryptographer with the uncanny ability to crack any code. But her most daunting challenge may be reading the true feelings of her new "husband," Rafferty Lewis, the secretive federal agent to whom she's just been assigned. Sent on a perilous mission to a Caribbean nation teetering on the brink of revolution, the two must go undercover as husband and wife to make contact with a shadowy informant passing on cryptic messages that could trap a terrorist. Pilot, sharpshooter, and accomplished yachtsman, Rafferty prides himself on being the epitome of coolness under pressure. But in the aftermath of a marital tragedy that exposed his vulnerable core, the prospect of pantomiming intimacy with a woman of Sarah's intoxicating allure has him unnerved, to say the least--and that could prove deadly for both of them. Dodging danger at every turn even as passion's magnet draws them closer to each other, these two make-believe lovers will learn that the heart is a puzzle they can only solve together.
Billy Boyle is sent to London to investigate the murder of a Soviet official. Was it random or revenge for the recently uncovered mass graves of Polish officers in the Katyn Forest? Scotland Yard suspects Billy's friend Kaz, now working for the Polish Government in Exile. With a diplomatic crisis looming, Billy must find the killer and save his friend.
A young woman with unknown psychic powers begins a terrifying journey into the arcane to discover the identity of the mysterious stranger invading her dreams . . .
In The Game Of Love. . . Resourceful, intrepid, but nonetheless a lady, Miss Theresa Hampstead is spoiling for adventure. . . and about to stumble upon it. Having set out--alone--for London to investigate the state of her pending inheritance, Tessie soon finds herself stranded at a roadside inn, where she is denied a room--until a well-heeled, but decidedly arrogant stranger secures her accommodation. Far from feeling gracious, however, Tessie is infuriated at the man's brusqueness. . . and intrigued when she spies him creeping stealthily from his room for a midnight rendezvous. . . . . . Turnabout Is Fair Play Romance is most certainly not on Lord Nicholas Cathgar's agenda when he comes to the aid of lovely but vexatious Theresa Hampstead. His secret mission to foil a group of anarchists brings him to a meeting spot near the inn where, as he fights a losing battle with the bloodthirsty gang, he is rescued by none other than a certain spirited female--who happens to be a crack shot! To his chagrin, Nicholas now owes the lady his life, as well as the forty guineas that were pilfered from her room. He insists on escorting her to London, and presents her with a debt of honor. It's a debt he'd gladly repay with his heart--if the captivating Tessie would accept his hand. . .
Millie Forester was seven years old, surprisingly well dressed, well spoken, and composed for one suddenly abandoned by a panic-stricken mother in an all-too-obvious flight from the law. She came into Aggie Winkowski's life like a bolt from the blue, thrust upon her in a bizarre moment of drama in the shadows of a mean street sweltering in the heat of a late June afternoon in 1854. Aggie was known hereabouts as "Raggie Aggie," for trading in rags and old clothes was her long-established business. Yet she could remember when this was still open country, with meadows .and pastures farmed by her own family through three generations since they had come to the north of England as Polish emigres. As the nineteenth century progressed, however, the Industrial Revolution turned the nearby town into a voracious city, swallowing up the land and covering it with factories and a maze of slums. But Aggie had survived and adapted to this harsh new world, and so had the old farmhouse in its high-walled yard for which she was heading when she first encountered Millie Forester.
THE BENEVOLENT SATRAPY rules an empire of forty-eight worlds, linked by thousands of wormholes strung throughout the galaxy. Human beings, while technically "free," mostly skulk around the fringes of the Satrapy, struggling to get by. The secretive alien Satraps tightly restrict the technological development of the species under their control. Entire worlds have been placed under interdiction, cut off from the rest of the universe. Descended from the islanders of a lost Earth, the Ragamuffins are pirates and smugglers, plying the lonely spaceways around a dead wormhole. For years, the Satraps have tolerated the Raga, but no longer. Now they have embarked on a campaign of extermination, determined to wipe out the unruly humans once and for all. But one runaway woman may complicate their plans. Combat enabled, Nashara is more machine than flesh, and she carries inside her a doomsday weapon that could reduce the entire galaxy to chaos. A hunted fugitive, she just wants to get home before she's forced to destroy civilization- and herself. In Ragamuffin, Tobias S. Buckell returns to the fascinating universe he introduced in his spectacular first novel, Crystal Rain.., and changes it forever.
Discusses the history, development, habits, and care of Ragdoll cats. One of the newer breeds of cat.
In the decades after World War II, South Africa struggles against the tribal violence at its heart. It is a conflict vividly mirrored by one family--the Courtneys--unified by a magnificent rage to live, shattered by a lust for power.
Bounty hunter Dixie Flannigan is well acquainted with the difference between law and justice. But not even she can believe a sleaze like Lawrence Riley Coombs, on trial for a sadistic rape, will walk--especially after jumping bail and attacking her when she went to bring him in. But a jury sets him free, and before Dixie can even stifle her outrage, she learns that a vigilante group has abducted Coombs and given him a brutal taste of his own medicine.Dixie can't help wondering if the attack involved her friend Assistant DA Brenda Benson, threatened by Coombs as he strolled out of the courtroom. And when Dixie can't help wondering, Dixie can't help investigating. As the vigilantes strike again, she learns that these outlaw avengers risk spinning out of control--and at least one of them will go to any length to protect their mission. And worse--Dixie doesn't know there's someone else targeting her: someone who likes his revenge slow and painful....From the Paperback edition.
Stephen Decatur was one of the most awe-inspiring officers of the entire Age of Fighting Sail. A real-life American naval hero in the early nineteenth century, he led an astonishing life, and his remarkable acts of courage in combat made him one of the most celebrated figures of his era. Decatur's dazzling exploits in the Barbary Wars propelled him to national prominence at the age of twenty-five. His dramatic capture of HMSMacedonianin the War of 1812, and his subsequent naval and diplomatic triumphs ...
Renegade dragon hunter Dorn hates dragons with a passion few can believe, let alone match. He has devoted his entire life - a life spent in the twisted body of a half-golem - to killing every dragon he can find.You might feel the same way if one of them had killed your entire family in front of your eyes, bitten you in half, and left you for dead.Killing one dragon at a time is hard enough, but when the irresistible impluse to slip into feral madness begins to overcome ont one, but every dragon all across Faerûn, civilization's only hope may lie in the last alliance Dorn and his fellow dragon hunters would ever accept.No matter what happens, the next year is going to be a difficult one for Dorn, and for Faerûn itself. The Year of Rogue Dragons has come...
The Pragers are Hawaii's golden family#151;they have wealth, power, land. They also have dark secrets and forbidden passions that threaten to tear the family apart. Meredith is in love with a pureblood Hawaiian but cannot face her father's unyielding disapproval. Dennis, the family's fair-haired boy, hides his true desires behind his hired mistress, Adriana. Marcus, the exiled black sheep, vengefully seduces Adriana, then realizes too late that he loves her. And in this whirlpool of emotional and sexual blackmail one terrible danger looms over them all: the tsunami, the tropical tidal wave. Only one man knows it is coming and that man is Meredith Prager's outcast lover.
A worldwide bestseller first published in 1980, this novel tells the story of Jennifer Parker, a successful lawyer who is loved by two men, one a politician, the other, a mafia don.
On vacation in Hawaii, 12-year-old Jack and his sister Ashley are swept up in a mystery with Danny, a young boy from Vietnam, in Volcanoes National Park.
Ask a teenager why she ran away from a group home and you will hear one thing over and over: They didn't believe me. Nearly every foster care fugitive---and many who stayed--has a story of the moment they realized their words didn't matter, that their account of their life would never be definitive. Ask what might have made the difference, what might have made them stay, and they will tell you, "If somebody had listened...."
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