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In the tradition of Being Digital and The Tipping Point, Steven Johnson, acclaimed as a "cultural critic with a poet's heart" (The Village Voice), takes readers on an eye-opening journey through emergence theory and its applications.<P> A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK<P> A VOICE LITERARY SUPPLEMENT TOP 25 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR<P> AN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR <P> Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts, Johnson presents surprising examples of feedback, self-organization, and adaptive learning. How does a lively neighborhood evolve out of a disconnected group of shopkeepers, bartenders, and real estate developers? How does a media event take on a life of its own? How will new software programs create an intelligent World Wide Web? <P> In the coming years, the power of self-organization -- coupled with the connective technology of the Internet -- will usher in a revolution every bit as significant as the introduction of electricity. Provocative and engaging, Emergence puts you on the front lines of this exciting upheaval in science and thought.
For fans of Jim Butcher and Kevin Hearne comes an action-packed new urban fantasy series featuring a tough, bleakly funny, down-on-his luck oil rig worker with an unlikely destiny as a monster-slayer and savior of the planet. "Monsters," said Vince Martinelli. "There are monsters on the rig, Dave." Dave Hooper has a hangover from hell, a horrible ex-wife, and the fangs of the IRS deep in his side. The last thing he needs is an explosion at work. A real explosion. On his off-shore oil rig. But this is no accident, and despite the news reports, Dave knows that terrorists aren't to blame. He knows because he killed one of the things responsible. When he wakes up in a hospital bed guarded by Navy SEALs, he realizes this is more than just a bad acid trip. Yeah, Dave's had a few. This trip is way weirder. Killing a seven-foot-tall, tattooed demon has transformed the overweight, balding safety manager into something else entirely. A foul-mouthed, beer-loving monster slayer, and humanity's least worthy Champion.From the Paperback edition.
The images of Zionist pioneers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries--hard working, brawny, and living off the land--sprang from the ascendent socialist Zionist movement in Palestine known as "Labor Zionism." The building of the Yishuv, a new Jewish society in Palestine, was accompanied by the rapid growth of Zionism worldwide. How did Zionism take shape in the United States? How did Labor Zionism and the Yishuv influence American Jews? Zionism and Labor Zionism had a much more substantial impact on the American Jewish scene than has been recognized. Drawing on meticulous research, Mark A. Raider describes Labor Zionism's dramatic transformation in the American context from a marginal immigrant party into a significant political force. The Emergence of American Zionism challenges many of the prevailing assumptions of Jewish and Zionist history that have held sway for a full generation. It shows how and why American Labor Zionism--"the voice of Labor Palestine on American soil"--played such an important role in formulating the program and outlook of American Zionism. It also examines more generally the impact of Zionism on American Jews, making the case that Zionism's cultural vitality, intellectual diversity, and unparalleled ability to rally public opinion in times of crisis were central to the American Jewish experience.
This book brings together work on the emergence of communication and language drawing on diverse disciplines, including linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, anthropology and computer science. Computational simulations of the emergence of phenomena associated with communication and language play a key role in illuminating some of the most significant issues, and the renewed scientific interest in language emergence has benefited greatly from research in Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science. Starting with a road map chapter pointing to the ways in which disparate disciplines can inform and stimulate each other, this book examines the role of simulations as a novel way to express theories in science, and their contribution to the development of a new approach to the study of the emergence of communication and language. Worldwide contributors report on the results at the forefront of this interdisciplinary field and deliver state-of-the-art research and essential reading for researchers and graduates.
"The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France" examines the turbulent history of the ideas, people, and institutions of French colonial and tropical medicine from their early modern origins through World War I. Until the 1890s colonial medicine was in essence naval medicine, taught almost exclusively in a system of provincial medical schools built by the navy in the port cities of Brest, Rochefort-sur-Mer, Toulon, and Bordeaux. Michael A. Osborne draws out this separate species of French medicine by examining the histories of these schools and other institutions in the regional and municipal contexts of port life. Each site was imbued with its own distinct sensibilities regarding diet, hygiene, ethnicity, and race, all of which shaped medical knowledge and practice in complex and heretofore unrecognized ways. aaaaaaaaaaaOsborne argues that physicians formulated localized concepts of diseases according to specific climatic and meteorological conditions, and assessed, diagnosed, and treated patients according to their ethnic and cultural origins. He also demonstrates that regions, more so than a coherent nation, built the empire and specific medical concepts and practices. Thus, by considering tropical medicineOCOs distinctive history, Osborne brings to light a more comprehensive and nuanced view of French medicine, medical geography, and race theory, all the while acknowledging the navyOCOs crucial role in combating illness and investigating the racial dimensions of health. "
Long before the hit TV show E.R., emergency room doctor Mark Brown decided that the world just had to know about real life in a hospital's E.R. He canvassed 15,000 doctors and nurses across the country, asking them to contribute the stories, dramas, the ridiculous sagas, and the immensely humorous moments that make up their lives in the war zone, or "pit."
EMERGENCY! Is still a favorite with fans all over the world. When the show premiered in 1972, fire department paramedic services were being piloted in just a handful of cities. By 1977, over 50% of the U.S. population was within 10 minutes of a paramedic unit. The paramedics of Fire Station 51 showed viewers critical techniques, such as CPR, that saved lives, both on-screen and off! Emergency! Behind the Scene contains real-life tales from the production crew-medical and fire technical advisors, cast members and writers, to paramedics and fire fighters. Learn more about Johnny Gage, Roy DeSoto, Dixie McCall, and the rest of the Station 51 and Rampart General Hospital staff. If you are a fire fighter paramedic, or simply a fan, you will enjoy this in-depth look behind the scenes! "Watching Johnny and Roy in action on Emergency! was a reflection of how early Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics really worked; it redefined the scope of the fire service. It was truly one of America's first reality shows." -P Michael Freeman, Fire Chief, Los Angeles County Fire Department
Emergency Care, Twelfth Edition, has set the standard for EMT training for over 30 years. Updated with the latest research and developments in emergency medical services, this edition meets the 2010 American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and ECC, providing all the practical information students need to succeed in the classroom and in the field. Using the National EMS Education Standards as a foundation, this edition goes beyond the Standards to provide the most current, accurate reflection of EMS practice today. Getting students to think like an EMT, the text integrates scientific principles in a way that's easy to understand, and a host of critical thinking features-including a new chapter, "Critical Thinking and Decision Making,"-helps students learn key concepts while getting a dose of the reality of being an EMT.
This textbook serves as the primary resource for the emergency medical technician (EMT) course. It also discusses what will be expected of you during the course and what other requirements you will have to meet to be licensed or certified as an EMT in most states. You will also learn about the differences between first aid training, a Department of Transportation (DOT) emergency medical responder (EMR) training course, and the training courses for an EMT, advanced emergency medical technician (AEMT), and paramedic.
When a tragic event bonds Dr. Mark Wallace to Penelope Baker, he proposes. But when Mark finds out that Penelope originally began dating him to make another man jealous, will it take another life-or-death crisis for Penelope to prove the true depth of her love?
BEAUTIFUL WEAPONTess woke up naked, confused...and without a single memory. But she knew something terrible was about to happen. She could trust no one, but Dr. Ryan Donovan's soothing voice calmed her fears and called to her woman's heart. The trouble was, he worked for the enemy....Ryan had heard of sleepers before...ordinary men and women brainwashed to perform horrible acts, but he couldn't believe Tess was capable of violence. She was beautiful and funny, and in desperate need of a protector. But when her nightmares increased, the clock began ticking down. If Ryan wanted to protect Tess, he had to first betray his closest of allies, and then stop her at all costs....
Emergency departments around the world may differ, but many of the problems they face are the same. Written by an international panel of experienced emergency department leaders Emergency Department Leadership and Management provides the latest knowledge and advice to improve your personal leadership skills. The book will assist emergency department leaders in overcoming common management and operational problems including overcrowding, risk management, implementing the right triage system, electronic and IT solutions, improving clinical teamwork, education of emergency department staff, improving patient flow, care pathways and leading during times of change. Example cases are included to allow leaders to compare common cases to the problems which they face in their own departments. Information on designing emergency medicine specialty residency programs is also provided. It is the official text of the International Emergency Department Leadership Institute (IEDLI) and has been endorsed by the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM).
Posh Doc, Nurse Bride! Gina Riddles never settles in one place. She loves her job as a travel nurse, and she loves her patients, but Gina's never let herself be loved. Dr Thomas Ferguson is rich, handsome, and the top doctor in the ER. He's always prided himself on his aloof dedication to work. So how has this new, vivacious and totally unsuitable young nurse thrown him completely off balance? She's brought life and sparkle to the ER department, and he can't seem to get enough of her! Gina's contract is running out. She's about to leave - unless Thomas can stop her with a more permanent proposal. . .
A&E Medical Director Harrison Stapleton is determined to stay single. His gorgeous little girls needs more support than most children, and he's determined to focus on her. But their lives are transformed by Amelia-Jane Watson, and English doctor working temporarily in Australia. Amelia's dreams of having a family died long ago. And, although she finds herself becoming more and more involved with this family, she knows she's unable to offer them the future Harrison hopes for. Somehow Harrison must convince Amelia that whatever she's running from, they can face it together...
Sometimes Love Is an Accident Waiting to Happen... The first night Beth Johnson and her daughter rushed into his hospital's emergency room, Dr. Quinton Searle's medical opinion was that their problem would resolve itself over time. But that was before he saw firsthand what the single mother did to pay the bills and he discovered that even the idea of her exposing her body to other men's eyes made him break into a sweat. And it was also before he realized that his condo and a sham engagement were the only options the three of them had left....
Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisisby Peggy Layton
Always Be Prepared! What if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you? With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities--food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more--simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver. Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how to: *Prepare a home "grocery store" and "pharmacy" *Use what you store and store what you use *Store water safely and provide for sanitation needs *Create a first-aid kit, car kit, and 72-hour emergency kit for the whole family *And many more invaluable hints and tips "This clear, concise, step-by-step program is not only affordable and doable, it's essential in these uncertain times. Now, everyone from apartment dwellers to basement owners can store a three-month supply of the essentials, including peace of mind!"-- Joni Hilton, author of Once-a-Week Cooking Plan, and Cooking Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me
Always Be PreparedWhat if your life was disrupted by a natural disaster, food or water supply contamination, or any other type of emergency? Do you have the essentials for you and your family? Do you have a plan in the event that your power, telephone, water and food supply are cut off for an extended amount of time? What if there were no medical or pharmaceutical services available for days, weeks, or months? How prepared are you?With this guide by your side, you and your family will learn how to plan, purchase, and store a three-month supply of all the necessities--food, water, fuel, first-aid supplies, clothing, bedding, and more--simply and economically. In other words, this book may be a lifesaver.Inside you'll find 10 steps to an affordable food storage program plus how to:*Prepare a home "grocery store" and "pharmacy" *Use what you store and store what you use *Store water safely and provide for sanitation needs *Create a first-aid kit, car kit, and 72-hour emergency kit for the whole family *And many more invaluable hints and tips"This clear, concise, step-by-step program is not only affordable and doable, it's essential in these uncertain times. Now, everyone from apartment dwellers to basement owners can store a three-month supply of the essentials, including peace of mind!" -- Joni Hilton, author of Once-a-Week Cooking Plan and Cooking Secrets My Mother Never Taught Me
Casualty officer Keely Thompson is determined to prove to her boss Zach Jordan that she is no longer the scatty teenager who once embarrassingly declared her love to him. Dynamic A&E consultant Zach has also changed since then-he's now a single father! When he needs temporary help with his little daughter Keely steps in, though living with him throws her emotions into further turmoil. Zach and his daughter Phoebe clearly need help, but even if Zach can see Keely as a desirable woman, he apparently doesn't see her in the role of wife and mother....
In order for a community to be truly prepared to respond to any type of emergency, it must develop effective emergency planning. Emergency Planning guides readers through the steps of developing these plans, offering a number of strategies that will help ensure success. It delves into the patterns of human disaster behavior, social psychology, and communication as well as the basics of generic protective actions, planning concepts, implementation, and action.
Jason Fiorelli is having a great year as wingback on the Hudson City Hornets. Twenty-seven receptions, six touchdowns, and fifty points for the season! Now with only three games left, the league title is within reach, until -- disaster -- the Hornets' star quarterback has a season-ending injury. And Wade, the replacement quarterback doesn't have the talent to take charge. In a surprise move, Coach sends Jason in as emergency quarterback. It's an opportunity to save the season, but it also feeds the rivalry between Wade and Jason. With the championship game drawing near, can the Hornets pull it together in time to work as a team?
SAVED BY THE SHERIFF'S DEPUTY Paramedic Sherri Steele refuses to believe someone's out to get her-until she's held at knifepoint in her own ambulance. It'll take her high school crush to convince her she needs protection-and deputy sheriff Cole Donovan is as persuasive as he is handsome. But when his brother rises to the top of the suspects list, Cole's torn between family duty and the woman he's never forgotten. With every emergency call to the paramedics turning into an attack on Sherri's life, Cole's convinced Sherri has a stalker. Cole needs to know whether his brother is the culprit before things spiral out of control. Survival-and a future with Sherri-depends on discovering who wants to cause trauma to this EMT.
Set in the heart of a city hospital, this is the fast-paced story of two young volunteers in the center of gut-wrenching drama, suspense and excitement.
College freshmen Seth and Diana volunteer in an emergency room to learn how to save lives--and along the way, they learn to live Seth volunteers at City Hospital to get first-hand experience with emergency medicine--and get comfortable with blood and trauma before attending medical school, so he'll have an edge over the competition. Diana volunteers in the inner-city ER to save the world, one patient at a time. If she gets to show up arrogant Seth too, so much the better. The one thing these two college freshmen share is a desire to be a part of the ER's action. Tonight, hour by hour and minute by minute, they will get their wish as they confront a student with a gunshot wound, the victim of a gruesome motorcycle accident, and a kidnapping gone horribly awry. Their adrenaline-fueled night will alter the course of Seth and Diana's lives--and the lives of everyone in the emergency room--forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
This book is a must read for those interested in the peace keeping activities during the 90's. Andrew, Heiddi and Ken take you through their lives starting in the U.S. to the horrors, lessons and personal experiences during these ten years.
This book explores, from both the teacher's and the student's perspectives, how emergent curriculum principles and practices can improve any early childhood program. Sections on observation, documentation, assessment, and relationships that support learning provide a complete subject overview.
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