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Do you turn down invites to poker games because you don't know the rules? Then Card Games Properly Explained is the book for you. Arnold Marks's handbook will teach you not only what you need to know to play the game, but how to play to win. He will teach you Whist and its variations: Solo and Napoleon; Poker and its variations like Seven Card Stud and Deuces Wild; Cribbage; Rummy--the forefather of Gin Rummy and Canasta, among others; and more. Written for the novice player and to help players looking for a book to decisively settle arguments with clear, understandable rules, Card Games Properly Explained is a great book to have on hand in any game room.
Chetna Makan is known for her unique recipes, which introduce colourful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favourites.Whether it's a sponge cake with a cardamom and coffee filling; puff pastry bites filled with fenugreek paneer; a swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, mint and green mango chutney; or a steamed strawberry pudding flavoured with cinnamon, Chetna's Indian influences will transform your baking from the familiar to the exotic, from the ordinary to the extraordinary.Discover rare but precious traditional bakes from India, as well as new spice-infused recipes. Delve into the history of Indian herbs and spices and learn how to match foods and flavours.
A sweeping, kaleidoscopic, and passionate novel that presents a stunning series of flashes -- scenes, moods, dreams, and weather-- as the narrator wanders through Lima. Published in 1928 to great acclaim when its author was just twenty years old, The Cardboard House is sweeping, kaleidoscopic, and passionate. The novel presents a stunning series of flashes -- scenes, moods, dreams, and weather-- as the narrator wanders through Barranco (then an exclusive seaside resort outside Lima). In one beautiful, radical passage after another, he skips from reveries of first loves, South Pole explorations, and ocean tides, to precise and unashamed notations of class and of race: an Indian woman "with her hard,shiny, damp head of hair--a mud carving," to a gringo gobbling "synthetic milk,canned meat, hard liquor." Adán's own aristocratic family was in financial freefall at the time, and, as the translator notes, The Cardboard House is as "subversive now as when it was written: Adán's uncompromising poetic vision and the trueness and poetry of his voice constitute a heroic act against cultural colonialism."
In this uproarious novel, Christopher Miller pulls back the curtain on two unforgettable critics--fawning scholar William Boswell (the world's leading Dankian) and his mortal enemy, the murderously snarky Owen Hirt. No stone is left unturned--and no gooey mess unstepped in--in this essential study of Dank's all-too-brief existence and all-too-extensive oeuvre.
When a man falls at your feet, you'd better hope he's not deadTwentysomething party girl Summer Smythe is starting over in the unlikeliest of places: Hibiscus Pointe, a kitschy retirement community in upscale Milano, Florida. Her new gig? Working for Dr. A, Milano's much-loved cardiologist. But being in over her head is the least of Summer's worries when her new boss drops dead...right in front of her.Longtime resident Dorothy Westin prefers to mind her own business. But when the young blonde already causing ripples throughout Hibiscus Pointe becomes a person of interest in Dr. A's murder, Dorothy springs into action. Not only because the real killer is still on the loose, but because there's simply no way her clueless-but-kind new friend could have poisoned someone.Dorothy and Summer soon discover that despite his chosen specialty, Dr. A had quite a reputation for breaking hearts. And if the Ladies Smythe and Westin don't identify the guilty party fast, Summer will end up in handcuffs...and Dorothy in a body bag.Book one of The Ladies Smythe & Westin72,000 words
As our population ages and multiple factors contribute to an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, more patients than ever before will be candidates for implantable devices as part of their treatment for heart rhythm abnormalities. Electrophysiologists have a widening array of sophisticated devices from which to choose, and important new data about efficacy, long-term outcomes and possible complications has emerged, impacting how devices are chosen and utilized. Overall, the management of patients with pacemakers and ICDs and other devices remains a complex topic and the need for clear-headed, expert guidance has never been greater. Now in its 3rd edition, Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach is a clinically focused guide to Pacing and ICDs that caregivers can rely on for answers to common but challenging questions on all aspects of device preparation, from selection and programming to proper implantation and long-term patient management. This new edition of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach: * Provides answers to the most common clinical questions * Presents a logical progression from descriptions of devices and indications to hardware selection and proper implementation * Includes important updates in all covered areas, especially in chapters on CRT and ICD therapies, where significant advances have been made recently * Features over 750 illustrations, most in full color With it's focus on essential clinical information, and sensible, matter-of-fact approach, Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach is the ideal guide for busy providers. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest knowledge and with a wealth of visual content to illustrate processes and reinforce key concepts, it is also an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Electrophysiology boards or other certification examinations.
Cardiac rehabilitation is of key importance to ameliorate long-term morbidity and mortality resulting from cardiac intervention. However, much of the current literature is dense, unwelcoming and academic in style and format. For those physicians understanding the scope of cardiac rehabilitation there is a need to distill the guidelines and various management options available to them into a concise practical manual. Up until now, all references have looked at the general options, but there is definite need to investigate the practicalities of individual patient groups. This book fulfills the need for practical guidance among all professionals involved in the management of these patients, from residents and fellows of cardiology and internal medicine, surgical teams, physiotherapy professionals, critical care physicians and family medicine practitioners.
The book will be written by the experts in the disease including imaging, interventional cardiology and surgical valve expertise. The book has five main sections: Aortic Valve Disease Mitral Valve Disease Tricuspid Valve Disease Pulmonic Valve Disease Multimodality Imaging The main objectives of the book are: 1- to provide the main guidelines to clinicians on how to identify and diagnose valvular heart disease 2- to provide an overview of what the near future will bring in the diagnosis, prevention and risk stratification of patients to catheter versus surgical approaches 3- to outline the possible implications for medical therapies in slowing progression of calcific aortic valve disease and myxomatous mitral valve disease
A novel set in the time of William Johnson an Indian agent in upstate New York.
The dwarf herding dog from Cardiganshire, Wales, the Cardigan Welsh Corgi-the Corgi with a tail-derived as a hard-working cattle dog capable of handling an unruly herd. Cardigans are fearless and industrious, devilishly smart, and full of spirit. Although low in stature, the Cardigan is not a small dog and indeed acts as if he's the tallest guy in the room. Canine expert and dog show judge, Richard G. Beauchamp shares his insight into this down-to-earth, enduring working dog, whose unflagging work ethic is only rivaled by his devotion to his people. The history chapter discusses the origins and legends associated with this enchanted dwarf canine, followed by chapters describing the breed's many special traits and desirable physical features as outlined in the official breed standard.New owners will welcome the well-prepared chapter on finding a reputable breeder and selecting a healthy, sound puppy. Chapters on puppy-proofing the home and yard, purchasing the right supplies for the puppy as well as house-training, feeding, and grooming are illustrated with photographs of handsome adults and puppies. In all, there are over 135 full-color photographs in this useful and reliable volume. The author's advice on obedience training will help the reader better mold and train into the most well-mannered dog in the neighborhood. The extensive and lavishly illustrated chapter on healthcare provides up-to-date detailed information on selecting a qualified veterinarian, vaccinations, preventing and dealing with parasites, infectious diseases, and more. Sidebars throughout the text offer helpful hints, covering topics as diverse as historical dogs, breeders, or kennels, toxic plants, first aid, crate training, carsickness, fussy eaters, and parasite control. Fully indexed.
On its first publication, The Cardinal was an immediate bestseller. A selection of the Literary Guild, it was published in more than a dozen languages and sold over two million copies. Later made into an Academy Award-nominated film directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Huston, the book tells a story that captured the nation's attention: a working-class American's rise to become a cardinal of the Catholic Church. The daily trials and triumphs of Stephen Fermoyle, from the working-class suburbs of Boston, drive him to become first a parish priest, then secretary to a cardinal, later a bishop, and finally a wearer of the Red Hat. An essential work of American fiction that is newly relevant with the ordination of New York's Timothy Dolan as cardinal, Henry Morton Robinson's novel is back in print by popular demand.
In this inviting guide, June Osborne and Barbara Garland follow a year in the life of the Northern Cardinal with a fact-filled text and glowing color photographs. They describe how cardinals stake out territory and choose mates, find a nesting site and incubate their eggs, feed the young and prepare them for full-fledged independence. The Cardinal also explores the special relationship that humans have with their favorite redbirds. Osborne traces the symbolic use of cardinals as state birds (Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia) and athletic mascots and shows how they appear on everything from postage stamps to Christmas cards, as well as in fine art, literature, and Native American folklore.
The author and the illustrator, who collaborated on the popular alphabet book B is for Buckeye, have teamed up again for Cardinal Numbers, the companion counting book for the great state of Ohio. This colorful and richly informative pictorial teaches children about numbers and math concepts by using people, places, and things specific to Ohio as examples. As the elementary age students begin to grasp these concepts, they learn more and more about their state in the process. Cardinal Numbers is a wonderful tool for educators, and along with B is for Buckeye, has become supplemental reading for every elementary-school classroom in Ohio.
Two men possess vital data on Russia's Star Wars missile defense system. One of them is CARDINAL--America's highest agent in the Kremlin--and he's about to be terminated by the KGB. <P><P>The other is the one American who can save CARDINAL and lead the world to the brink of peace...or war. Here is author Tom Clancy's heart-stopping masterpiece. A riveting novel of the most important issue of our time.
The Cardinal's Hat is the fascinating story of how Ippolito d'Este, the second son of Lucretia Borgia, acquired the coveted cardinal's hat and became the Archbishop of Milan. Working with Ippolito's letters and ledgers, recently uncovered in an archive in Modena, Italy, Mary Hollingsworth has pieced together a fascinating and undeniably titillating tale of this Renaissance cardinal and his road to power and wealth in sixteenth century Europe. The ledgers document every aspect of Ippolito's comings and goings, and he comes to life out of the minutiae, as do the lives of his staff.
Cardiology: Clinical Cases Uncovered is the ideal integrated text to help you recognize, understand and know how to investigate and manage many heart-related disorders and conditions. Written by three practising cardiologists, it leads students through a clinical approach to managing problems with 26 real-world cardiovascular cases. There is strong emphasis on high-quality figures, particularly 12-lead ECGs, as these play such a major role in the evaluation of the cardiac patient.Following a question-answer approach throughout the narrative, with self-assessment MCQs, EMQs and SAQs, Cardiology: Clinical Cases Uncovered includes sections on cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathology which provide the essentials required to understand clinical cardiology, and is ideal for medical students and junior doctors on the Foundation Programme, specialist nurses and nurse practitioners, and for those with plans for a career in cardiology.
This book addresses the entire cardiological pathology, and accompanies the reader through each significant condition, from incidence and severity, to mechanisms, clinical and lab diagnosis, and up to treatment and prognosis.The presentation is enhanced by the use of numerous tables and figures, to better illustrate the similarities and differences between the discussed entities. The chapters have an uniform structure fostering a methodical approach to heart disease. The level is intermediate, with an accent on clinical practice. At the same time, an excellent tool for preparing for exams, as i) disease mechanisms are systematically discussed; ii) guidelines are explained and summarized; iii) novel resarch directions are explained. The book provides conciseness, completeness, and updatedness, while offers: for residents, familiarization with the discipline of cardiology; for cardiology fellows, the book will be a friendly companion for practice and Boards study; for primary care physicians, the book represents an update to their knowledge; while for clinical cardiologists, the book represents a companion reference.
A concise summary of the most important medical and scientific topics concerning cardiovascular medicine in the primary care environment, this new edition of Cardiology in Family Practice has been updated with cutting-edge information and useful tips. Written in an easy-to-read format (background, diagnosis and disease management) and emphasizing practical techniques for evaluation and treatment, the authors explain the basic mechanisms underlying cardiovascular disease states and the treatment strategies that arise from them. Topics include stable angina, acute coronary syndromes, arrythmias, hypertension, pericardial and valvular diseases, and hyperlipidemia. New figures have been added to each chapter in this edition. This book is a must-have for primary care physicians who wish to keep up to date with the rapidly changing field of cardiology.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) uses a screening tool called the Listing of Impairments to identify claimants who are so severely impaired that they cannot work at all and thus immediately qualify for benefits. In this report, the IOM makes several recommendations for improving SSA's capacity to determine disability benefits more quickly and efficiently using the Listings.
Written by leading experts in the field, Cardiovascular Diseases and Health in the Older Patient covers the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of cardiovascular disease in the older patient. Based on and expanded from the cardiovascular section in Pathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine, Fifth Edition, this book provides authoritative, practical information on one of the major diseases of old age. An excellent reference for clinical and pre-clinical levels, it's a must-have resource for geriatricians, cardiologists, and GPs, as well as cardiac specialist nurses and advanced practice nurses.
Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, the author of the Eat Right 4 (for) Your Blood Type Diet series, with more than two million copies in print, has now created a targeted plan for fighting arthritis and cardiovascular disease. Using specific tools not available in any other book, sufferers can find their own, individualized battle plan for defeating the pain of these debilitating diseases. Here, D'Adamo offers individualized battle plans for preventing and treating heart conditions, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, vascular problems, and angina.
Written in an accessible style and consistent format, the book covers both the fundamentals and advances in the pharmacology of cardiovascular drugs, as well as their integrated applications in the management of individual cardiovascular diseases. * Integrates fundamentals and recent advances regarding cardiovascular drugs, blending basic and clinical sciences needed to effectively understand and treat cardiovascular diseases * Facilitates understanding of drug action and mechanism by covering physiology / pathophysiology and pharmacology * Includes guidelines and algorithms for pharmacotherapeutic management of cardiovascular diseases * Uses case presentations and study questions to enhance understanding of the material * Serves as a resource for pharmaceutical and medical students and researchers interested in cardiovascular issues
Now you have a dependable guide to the practical application of hemodynamics. This concise handbook will help both practicing and prospective clinicians better understand and interpret the hemodynamic data used to make specific diagnoses and monitor ongoing therapy.Written from the perspective of a clinician, this convenient paperback opens with an overview of the basics of hemodynamics, then devotes chapters to specific disease states. Topics include:* coronary artery disease* cardiomyopathies* valve disease* arrhythmias* pericardial diseaseNumerous pressure tracings throughout the book reinforce the text by demonstrating what you will see in daily practice. To extract as much useful information as possible from the hemodynamic data obtained from your patients, be sure to consult Cardiovascular Hemodynamics for the Clinician.
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) is a rapidly evolving imaging technology and is now increasingly utilized in patient care. Its advantages are noninvasiveness, superb image resolutions, and body tissue characterization. CMR is now an essential part of both cardiology and radiology training and has become part of the examination for Board certification. This book provides a condensed but comprehensive and reader friendly educational tool for cardiology fellows and radiology residents. It contains multiple choice questions similar to board examinations with concise comment and explanation about the correct answer.
A unique textbook in cardiovascular emergenciesCardiovascular Problems in Emergency Medicine takes you on rounds with the leading teachers of emergency medicine. Transcripts of in-depth telephone conferences on 27 real-life cardiovascular cases provide a unique and fascinating insight into the way complex cases are diagnosed and managed by some of the most experienced and respected practitioners in the field.Each chapter is then complemented by an authoritative, fully-referenced review of the current literature on the topic.With its unique approach, and the range of cases covered, Cardiovascular Problems in Emergency Medicine is an invaluable source of information for all emergency physicians, both qualified and in training.