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"The girl who caught the eye of President Bill Clinton, a man of acknowledged sexual charisma and more than twice her age, is a person of endless contrasts: sure of her own mind yet unsure of herself; possessed of a high sense of entitlement but a low sense of self-worth; a girl with a fierce and sometimes perverse loyalty to others but little regard for her own survival. " -From the Forward
The U.S. military's concerns about the individual combat service member's ability to avoid performance degradation, in conjunction with the need to maintain both mental and physical capabilities in highly stressful situations, have led to and interest in developing methods by which commanders can monitor the status of the combat service members in the field. This report examines appropriate biological markers, monitoring technologies currently available and in need of development, and appropriate algorithms to interpret the data obtained in order to provide information for command decisions relative to the physiological readiness of each combat service member. More specifically, this report also provides responses to questions posed by the military relative to monitoring the metabolic regulation during prolonged, exhaustive efforts, where nutrition/hydration and repair mechanisms may be mismatched to intakes and rest, or where specific metabolic derangements are present.
Written and edited by outstanding world experts, this is the first portable, single-source volume on intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IOM). It is aimed at all members of the operative team - anesthesiologists, technologists, neurophysiologists, surgeons, and nurses. Now commonplace in procedures that place the nervous system at risk, such as orthopedics, neurosurgery, otologic surgery, vascular surgery, and others, effective IOM requires an unusually high degree of coordination among members of the operative team. The purpose of the book is to help team members acquire a better understanding of one another's roles and thereby to improve the quality of care and patient safety. * Concise and thorough * Comprehensive coverage of monitoring techniques, from deep brain stimulation to cortical mapping * Synoptic coverage of anesthetic management basics * 23 case-based examples of procedures, including surgery of the aortic arch, ENT and anterior neck surgery, intracranial aneurysm clipping, and interventional neuroradiology * Monitoring in the ICU and of cerebral blood flow
Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism -- not as a detached observer but by immersing himself in its practice under the guidance of its greatest living masters.Meeting in an inn overlooking Katmandu, these two profoundly thoughtful men explored the questions that have occupied humankind throughout its history. Does life have meaning? What is consciousness? Is man free? What is the value of scientific and material progress? Why is there suffering, war, and hatred? Their conversation is not merely abstract: they ask each other questions about ethics, rights, and responsibilities, about knowledge and belief, and they discuss frankly the differences in the way each has tried to make sense of his life.Utterly absorbing, inspiring, and accessible, this remarkable dialogue engages East with West, ideas with life, and science with the humanities, providing wisdom on how to enrich the way we live our lives.From the Hardcover edition.
In 1986, Brother Wayne Teasdale accepted an invitation to visit Father Bede Griffiths, an English Benedictine monk who had been living in India and studying Hinduism, in Shantivanam, his Christian ashram in Tamil Nadu, India. For millennia the land housing Shantivanam had been sacred, a consecrated place for sages, sannyasis, or monks, and mystics. More recently, it had become a refuge and sanctuary for countless pilgrims of many different traditions. On this, Teasdale's third visit to Shantivanam, with the new year approaching, Father Bede sent for him, and asked if he would consider taking sannyasa, or Indian monkhood, from him, as a Christian. Thus began Teasdale's life as an interreligious monk and mystic. In A Monk in the World, he explores what Griffiths? charge has meant for him ? to live as a monk outside the monastery, to integrate teachings from the world's religions with his own Catholic training, to combine his vigorous spiritual practice with the necessities of making a living and pursuing a course of social justice in a big American city as well as how readers can find their own spiritual path amidst the rigors of everyday life. Along the way, Teasdale explores the real world topics of friendship; time, work, and money; the problem and opportunity of the homeless; a contemplative understanding of suffering; the struggle to promote personal and social change; as well as the as the role of the church and nature in building spiritual understanding. Building on the success and insights of his first book, The Mystic Heart, Teasdale gives a compelling glimpse of the unique spiritual path he has followed, and how everyone can find their own internal monastery and bring spiritual practice into their busy lives.
An autobiography of McCourt's life, his journey from Ireland to America, and the barriers he overcame in the process.
Inspiring tale provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.
An aged monk and a set of holy relics disappear from the Abbey of Imleach in the kingdom of Muman where St. Ailbe first introduced Christianity. The king asks Sister Fidelma to investigate. Even with help from Brother Eadulf, Fidelma's efforts are hindered by someone determined to keep the monk and the relics lost.
Haunted by a series of horrifying and violent episodes in their past, Grace McBride and the oddball crew of her software company, Monkeewrench, create a computer game where the killer is always caught, where the good guys always win. But their game becomes a nightmare when someone starts duplicating the fictional murders in real life, down to the last detail. By the time the police realize what's happening, three people are dead, and with seventeen more murder scenarios available online, there are seventeen more potential victims. While the authorities scramble to find the killer in a city paralyzed by fear, the Monkeewrench staff are playing their own game, analyzing victim profiles in a frantic attempt to discover the murderer's next target. In a thriller populated by characters both hilarious and heartbreaking, a rural Wisconsin sheriff, two Minneapolis police detectives, and Grace's gang are caught in a web of decades-old secrets that could get them all killed.
The story of the clever monkey who outsmarted the crocodile.
The skeletal plot of The Journey to the West (Chin. Xiyoujt) was based on the famous pilgrimage of the priest Xuanzang (596?--664 CE), who traveled overland from Tang China to distant India in quest of additional Buddhist scriptures, the doctrines of which were deemed canonical to his particular division of the faith.
It's a crazy morning at Charlie's house. His day gets flipped upside down when a monkey shows up and eats his pancakes.Charlie struggles with the little primate and builds confidence along the way as he takes control of a sticky situation.Charlie is a confident little boy who has a talent for making up fabulous stories.This first book of the series introduces Charlie and his unique character.
Eden Robinson's first book, a collection of stories titled Traplines, earned high praise from critics: "Expertly rendered" (New York Times Book Review), and "Captured my attention and permeated my subconscious" (Toronto Globe and Mail). The book was named a New York Times Notable and won the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize from the Royal Society of Literature. Robinson's mastery is confirmed in Monkey Beach, the first full-length work of fiction by a Haisla writer and an unforgettable story set in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest. This powerful novel reminds us that places, as much as people, have stories to tell. Five hundred miles north of Vancouver is Kitamaat, an Indian reservation in the homeland of the Haisla people. Growing up a tough, wild tomboy, swimming, fighting, and fishing in a remote village where the land slips into the green ocean on the edge of the world, Lisamarie has always been different. Visited by ghosts and shapeshifters, tormented by premonitions, she can't escape the sense that something terrible is waiting for her. She recounts her enchanted yet scarred life as she journeys in her speedboat up the frigid waters of the Douglas Channel. She is searching for her brother, dead by drowning, and in her own way running as fast as she can toward danger. Circling her brother's tragic death are the remarkable characters that make up her family: Lisamarie's parents, struggling to join their Haisla heritage with Western ways; Uncle Mick, a Native rights activist and devoted Elvis fan; and the headstrong Ma-ma-oo (Haisla for "grandmother"), a guardian of tradition. Haunting, funny, and vividly poignant, Monkey Beach gives full scope to Robinson's startling ability to make bedfellows of comedy and the dark underside of life. Informed as much by its lush living wilderness as by the humanity of its colorful characters, Monkey Beach is a profoundly moving story about childhood and the pain of growing older--a multilayered tale of family grief and redemption.
Meet John and Peter, two young business school graduates about to become frustrated foot soldiers for the world of high finance. 20 hour days, inflated salaries, senseless prospects, outlandish characters and strip club lap dances make escaping with their sanity sound like the best deal of all.
What should we teach our children about where we come from? Is evolution a lie or good science? Is it incompatible with faith? Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature? From bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the famous Scopes Monkey Trial. Monkey Girl takes you behind the scenes of the recent war on evolution in Dover, Pennsylvania, when the town's school board decision to confront the controversy head-on thrust its students, then the entire community, onto the front lines of America's culture wars. Told from the perspectives of all sides of the battle, it is a riveting true story about an epic court case on the teaching of "intelligent design," and what happens when science and religion collide.
Eleven-year-old Clay Garrity is on his own. His father lost his job and left the family. Now Clay's mother is gone from their welfare hotel. Clay is homeless and out on the streets of New York. In the park he meets two homeless men. Buddy and Calvin become Clay's new family during those harsh winter weeks. But the streets are filled with danger and despair. If Clay leaves the streets he may never find his parents again. But if he stays on the streets he may not survive at all.
Simple, rhyming text counts monkeys as they swing into a kitchen, enjoy a wild visit, and swing back out.
The latest entry in Baxter's mystery series finds veterinarian Jessica Popper putting her wedding plans on hold to solve the murder of an old friend. Original.
Zane has made an enemy for life in the evil Dr. Gristle, who is jealous of Zane's ability to use technology to talk to animals. He's now working on a new device to control animals' movement and speech--and Zane's dog is one of the first test cases.
While visiting his uncle in a Costa Rican rain forest, Steve meets a monkey which he wants to tame and a smuggler who forces him to some very responsible decisions.
Joe Santori, Tyler's resident contractor, is loud, cocky and filled with a zest for living. So what on earth is he doing pursuing Susannah Atkins, the workaholic Milwaukee TV personality who's home for the holidays? THE ODDS ARE AGAINST IT-OR ARE THEY? Susannah's certainly convinced they have nothing in common. But her Granny Rose has other ideas. She wants Susannah back in Tyler permanently-with Joe. And what Granny Rose wants, she usually gets.
The bridge, bedecked with bunting, streamers and Day-Glo banners, was ready. The throng prepared to unloose a cheer or two. Suddenly the centre of the bridge rose up and broke in two along a jagged zigzag time. What they're planning next?
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