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The jet age began in 1939 with the brief hop of a secret German airplane. Seventy years later, the entire world depends upon the jet engine in every sphere - political, military, economic, and social. In Hypersonic Thunder, Walter Boyne weaves an intricate story of how the jet engine changed aeronautics and astronautics, pushing the frontiers of flight forward and permitting humankind to enter the space age. Drawing on his knowledge of the period, Boyne paints a gripping picture of jet aviation from the brilliant supersonic Concorde to the coming challenges of hypersonic flight. Using the fictional Shannons as a vehicle, the author ranges the world of aviation, combining the triumphs and tragedies of great aviation companies with the familiar conflicts of family life. All of the great names of aeronautics and astronautics appear here as they did on the historic scene, including such luminaries as Howard Hughes, Kelly Johnson, Burt Rutan, and Steve Fossett. The book thunders with the clash of combat, ranging from the courageous fights of the Israeli Air Force down through the raid on Libya, Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, and, most important the ongoing war on terror. And space is not neglected, as Boyne covers everything from Skylab and the Space Shuttle, with its great achievements and terrible tragedies, to the International Space Station.
This timely volume addresses the intimate pathophysiologic relationship between hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Hypertension is one of the most important global public health challenges, and its relationship to stroke and other catastrophic cerebrovascular diseases is an area of growing understanding. In this outstanding book, the editors and authors clearly and concisely synthesize our developing knowledge and place epidemiologic and physiologic information into a practical clinical context. Comprehensive chapters present the evidence supporting strategies for stroke prevention and care, including blood pressure lowering therapies, anti-coagulation, and management of other cerebrovascular risk factors. In addition to prescriptive measures for first stroke prevention, the book illuminates current regimens for care immediately after acute stroke and for the prevention of recurrent stroke. A unique section is dedicated to the exploration of the interaction between elevated blood pressure and brain function and cognition. The concluding chapter provides a resource towards optimizing the organization of stroke care. Hypertension and Stroke is of great utility for specialists in neurology and cardiovascular medicine and a valuable practical resource for all physicians caring for older adults and hypertensive patients.
According to author and epidemiologist Geoffrey C. Kabat, this hyping of low-level environmental hazards leads to needless anxiety and confusion on the part of the public as to which exposures have important effects on health.
Pioneering physician, David Cheek, writes how he uses hypnosis in his medical practice. If you want to learn how the mind can overcome physical problems this book is a great demonstration. Written for those who wish to practice hypnotherapy, this book provides excellent training and insightful information on how to use hypnosis to overcome medical problems. This is an exceptional book written by an exceptional physician.
Classic work by a professional hypnotist who, for many years, taught physicians and other professionals the use of hypnosis.
This book is the first of its kind that presents the secrets of Oriental Hypnotism (Maya) and the Real Magic of India. Its author, Ormond McGill, is a hypnotist of international reputation, Learn the real mental magic of India. Following an introduction in which Ormond McGill tells of the importance and exclusive nature of the material in this book, he explains how some of the world renowned feats of Hindu Fakir Magic are performed. Next, he gives you in depth instructions for performing the real Magic of the Mind, exactly as the advanced Hindu magicians are taught. You are shown how to control prana through Pranayama, Oriental Breathing Techniques, The Power of Yoga Concentration, Visualization and Projection of Thought, The Magic Force of Words and Sounds, Silent Psychic Influencing, and Yogi Mental Broadcasting. You proceed on into a knowledge of the High Magic of India, and are taught the reading of the Akashic Records, Astral Projection, and Yoga Cosmology. And you learn how to perform Yama, the Yoga Method of Self-Development. Of tremendous interest to hypnotists throughout the world, Ormond McGill teaches you the Yogi Art of Maya, and gives you his exclusive Occidental/Oriental Techniques of Hypnotizing.
Haunted by his inability to stop the murder of a beautiful young painter twenty years ago, Lucian Glass keeps his demons at bay through his fascinating work with the FBI's Art Crime Team. Investigating a crazed collector who's begun destroying prized masterworks, Glass is thrust into a bizarre hostage negotiation that takes him undercover at the Phoenix Foundation-dedicated to the science of past-life study. There, to maintain his cover, he submits to the treatment of a hypnotist.Under hypnosis, Glass travels from ancient Greece to nineteenth-century Persia, while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie while the case takes him from New York to Paris and the movie capital of the world. These journeys will change his very understanding of reality, lead him to question his own sanity and land him at the center of perhaps the most audacious art heist in history: a fifteen-hundred-year-old sculpture the nation of Iran will do anything to recover.
Rufus and his sister Alexa hate each other at the best of times. When Rufus's friend Phil manages to hypnotize Alexa, Rufus is ready to enjoy the power. They begin by ordering Alexa to be kind to her parents and Phil. The plan backfires when Alexa sweetly suggests canceling an expensive family vacation in favor of a week at home playing board games. Then Alexa turns on the charm with Phil and suddenly Rufus has to deal with a lovesick amateur hypnotist. Rufus is certain it can't get any stranger until Alexa, still in her hypnotic state, is kind to the brother she's always hated and Rufus is more confused than he's ever been.
Feeling good? Are you sure? This hilarious guide--a sequel to the best-selling Paranoid's Pocket Guide--is guaranteed to make you wonder. With hundreds of symptoms to watch for and in-depth information on the latest germ mutations, this compendium offers compelling proof that there is always something to worry about, even if you seem to be in perfect shape. A must-have for today's health-conscious individual, it also reveals worrisome facts about doctors and insurance companies. It's packed with black-and-white photos documenting everyday items that can menace your health--often seemingly "harmless" items such as a pencil or a water fountain. Fortunately, this book will make you laugh, which releases endorphins and promotes health--for the moment. For soundness of body and mind, read the Hypochondriac's Handbook. Better safe than sorry!
'I hope this book will prove, once and for all, that a girl doesn't need a guy in her life in order to act like a complete idiot.' Susan Jane Gilman's warm and funny account of growing up a wannabe groovy chick in 1970s and '80s New York is a coming-of-age memoir guaranteed to make you 'laugh, feel smugly superior and less alone in your life'. From a childhood desperately wanting to be famous to making a fool of herself in front of her teen idol. From dating inappropriate men to gaining street cred as a fake lesbian. And from eager-beaver rookie reporter on a decidedly unglamorous newspaper to tackling the biggest issue of all, The Wedding Dress, Gilman gleefully lays bare her gaucheness, delusions and idealism for our enjoyment. And Susan's experiences are universal, whether it's coping with mean girls at school, working for a feminist boss who, it turns out, is horrible to the women who work for her, or simply being terminally uncool. Reading like terrific fiction, this entertaining memoir will strike a chord with 20- and 30-something women everywhere.
Why is America so rich and powerful? The answer lies in our genes, according to psychologist John Gartner. Hypomania, a genetically based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for taking risks. America has an extraordinarily high number of hypomanics -- grandiose types who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced it will change the world. Market bubbles and ill-considered messianic crusades can be the downside. But there is an enormous upside in terms of spectacular entrepreneurial zeal, drive for innovation, and material success. Americans may have a lot of crazy ideas, but some of them lead to brilliant inventions. Why is America so hypomanic? It is populated primarily by immigrants. This self-selection process is the boldest natural experiment ever conducted. Those who had the will, optimism, and daring to take the leap into the unknown have passed those traits on to their descendants. Bringing his audacious and persuasive thesis to life, Gartner offers case histories of some famous Americans who represent this phenomenon of hypomania. These are the real stories you never learned in school about some of those men who made America: Columbus, who discovered the continent, thought he was the messiah. John Winthrop, who settled and defined it, believed Americans were God's new chosen people. Alexander Hamilton, the indispensable founder who envisioned America's economic future, self-destructed because of pride and impulsive behavior. Andrew Carnegie, who began America's industrial revolution, was sure that he was destined personally to speed up human evolution and bring world peace. The Mayer and Selznick families helped create the peculiarly American art form of the Hollywood film, but familial bipolar disorders led to the fall of their empires. Craig Venter decoded the human genome, yet his arrogance made him despised by most of his scientific colleagues, even as he spurred them on to make great discoveries. While these men are extraordinary examples, Gartner argues that many Americans have inherited the genes that have made them the most successful citizens in the world.
Love meets technology with a dash of quirk in this collection of highly original short stories An aspiring actress meets an Icelandic Yak farmer on a matchmaking Web site. An online forum for cancer support turns into a love triangle for an English professor, a Canadian fisherman, and an elementary school teacher living in Japan. A deer and a polar bear flirt via Skype. In The Hypothetical Girl a menagerie of characters graze and jockey, play and hook up in the online dating world with mixed and sometimes dark results. Flirting and communicating in chat rooms, through texts, e-mails, and IMs, they grope their way through a virtual maze of potential mates, falling in and out of what they think and hope may be true love. With levity and high style, Cohen takes her readers into a world where screen and keyboard meet the heart, with consequences that range from wonderful to weird. The Hypothetical Girl captures all the mystery, misery, and magic of the eternal search for human connection.
Hypothyroidism is one of the most common forms of thyroid disease. Myriad symptoms are attributed to this disease, including extreme fatigue, depression, headaches, chest pain, constipation, muscle spasms, weight gain, and more. Written by an acclaimed health author afflicted with hypothyroidism, The Hypothyroid Sourcebook offers in-depth explanations of the thyroid and the disease. The book discusses the pros and cons of possible treatments and provides an extensive list of additional resources.
When the Trans Air flight from Tangier to New York is hijacked, it has in its first-class section many distinguished individuals. Only one man could find an ingenious serial killer who stayed one step ahead of the investigating team, planting false evidence, and playing mind games. Now, Raymond Hyte, master cop, would stalk his deadly adversary to a shocking end. ...
Contrasts such differences as "I am big. You are small. I am short. You are tall."
I Am: The Unveiling of God is a breath of fresh air in the devotional literature market. Taken from true stories, these forty honest, wonderfully crafted insights will allow the reader to gaze upon the inexpressible beauty of God while discovering a personal connection to a God who desires to be our all in all. Each essay in turn explores a different facet of God and how it plays into our relationship with Him. Bite-sized chapters end with a candid prayer followed by questions to spur further meditation on an attribute of God. I Am is a rare gem that deserves to be on every reader's bookshelf.From the Trade Paperback edition.
A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am only sixteen years old as I trek across the country with my infant son strapped to my back. I have a river, two lakes, and four mountain peaks named after me. I am featured on the U.S golden dollar. I am Sacagawea. Learn all about this admirable woman, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the debut of Scholastic's new biography series: I AM. The series will feature full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know at the end of every book.
A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. I am one of the most gifted minds that ever lived. I am a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. I was expelled from school as a young child. I am Albert Einstein. Learn all about this brilliant man, whose accomplishments are truly remarkable in the debut of Scholastic's new biography series: I Am. The series will feature full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know at the end of every book.
Continuation of a biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today. Just in time for President's Day, children will be moved by Washington's revolutionary vision for our country. Celebrated war hero, George Washington used his progressive ideals to become the first President of the US, earning the nickname "Father of his country." Readers will be inspired by Washington's heroic journey to make America a better place.
A straightforward biography about Harriet Tubman's struggles and success for both civil and women's rights. With a forward-thinking attitude, Harriet Tubman escaped slavery and risked her life countless times to help free 70 others. She became monumental in both the civil rights movement and the women's suffrage movement. Kids will be inspired by this icon's tireless work to create a better America. This series features full-color illustrated covers, one-color illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top-ten list of important things to know about each hero.
"Family Guy" meets "Election" in this hilarious young adult debut! Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson's got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich. Or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver's a mad evil genius on his way to world domination, and he's used his great brain to make himself the third-richest person on earth! Then Oliver's father and arch nemesis makes a crack about the upcoming middle school election, and Oliver takes it as a personal challenge. He'll run, and he'll win! Turns out, though, that overthrowing foreign dictators is actually way easier than getting kids to like you... Can this evil genius win the class presidency and keep his true identity a secret, all in time to impress his dad?
This book describes the journey Jessica Lynch took from childhood to imprisonment to homecoming. Very well told.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Rick Bragg lends his remarkable narrative skills to the story of the most famous POW this country has known.In I Am a Soldier, Too, Bragg let's Jessica Lynch tell the story of her capture in the Iraq War in her own words--not the sensationalized ones of the media's initial reports. Here we see how a humble rural upbringing leads to a stint in the military, one of the most exciting job options for a young person in Palestine, West Virginia. We see the real story behind the ambush in the Iraqi Desert that led to Lynch's capture. And we gain new perspective on her rescue from an Iraqi hospital where she had been receiving care. Here Lynch's true heroism and above all, modesty, is allowed to emerge, as we're shown how she managed her physical recovery from her debilitating wounds and contended with the misinformation--both deliberate and unintended--surrounding her highly publicized rescue. In the end, what we see is a uniquely American story of courage and true heroism. From the Trade Paperback edition.
For twelve-year-old Diego and his family, home is the San Sebastian Women's Prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia. His parents farmed coca, a traditional Bolivian medicinal plant, until they got caught in the middle of the government's war on drugs.
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