House of Spines

Author: Michael J. Malone

Publisher: Orenda Books

ISBN: 1910633879

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Ran McGhie's world has been turned upside down. A young, lonely and frustrated writer, and suffering from mental-health problems, he discovers that his long-dead mother was related to one of Glasgow's oldest merchant families. Not only that, but Ran has inherited Newton Hall, a vast mansion that belonged to his great-uncle, who appears to have been watching from afar as his estranged great-nephew has grown up. Entering his new-found home, he finds that Great-Uncle Fitzpatrick has turned it into a temple to the written word - the perfect place for poet Ran. But everything is not as it seems. As he explores the Hall's endless corridors, Ran's grasp on reality appears to be loosening. And then he comes across an ancient lift; and in that lift a mirror. And in the mirror ... the reflection of a woman ... A terrifying psychological thriller with more than a hint of the Gothic, House of Spines is a love letter to the power of books, and an exploration of how lust and betrayal can be deadly...

Dendrites

Author: Greg Stuart,Michael Häusser

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198566564

Category: Medical

Page: 560

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Dendrites form the major receiving part of neurons. It is within these highly complex, branching structures that the real work of the nervous system takes place. The dendrites of neurons receive thousands of synaptic inputs from other neurons. However, dendrites do more than simply collect and funnel these signals to the soma and axon; they shape and integrate the inputs in complex ways. Despite being discovered over a century ago, dendrites received little research attention until the early 1950s. Over the past few years there has been a dramatic explosion of interest in the function of these beautiful structures. Recent new research has developed out understanding of the properties of dendrites, and their role in neuronal function. The first edition of Dendrites was a landmark in the literature, stimulating and guiding further research. The new edition substantially updates the earlier volume, and includes 5 new chapters and color illustrations. It gathers new information on dendrites into a single volume, with contributions written by leading researchers in the field. It presents a survey of the current state of our knowledge of dendrites, from their morphology and development through to their electrical, chemical, and computational properties. As such it will not only be of interest to researchers and graduate-level students in neuroscience, but will also be useful to researchers in computer science and IT, psychology, physiology, and biophysics.

Spine Intact, Some Creases

Author: Victor J. Banis

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434447839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

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A legendary name from the Golden Age of Paperbacks, VICTOR J. BANIS spins a witty and exuberant tale of A Thousand and One Knights, flitting blithely from tale to tail, in one era and out the other. Part autobiography, part a history of the Gay Revolution, part writing manual, part juicy gossip, with a few tasty recipes thrown in for good measure, Spine Intact, Some Creases is a summing up -- alternately hilarious and touching, instructive and impassioned, and always entertaining -- of the remarkable life and work of a writer hailed by top gay pulp historian Michael Bronski as ?one of my heroes.? ?Banis' memoir provides a poignant history of West Coast paperback publishing in the Sixties, and one author's journey from small beginnings to critical and financial success as a writer -- but it's far more than that: witty, elegantly written, funny, sad, smart, and even wise. Every penman-apprentice should read this book -- twice!? -- Robert Reginald

Spine Chillers Mysteries 3-in-1

Author: Fred E. Katz

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1400316421

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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Ready for a good scare? Kids will enjoy thrills and chills with the children in these stories who have fun as they demonstrate Christian character based on love for God, parents, and one another. Readers share a scare . . . but, of course, ghouls and ghosts are strictly in the imagination. Dr. Shivers’ Carnival: Kyle Conlon discovers that a bizarre carnival has mysteriously appeared overnight—right next door to his uncle’s house. He and his three friends, Sara, Sammy, and Brent, set out to investigate. The carnival’s owner, Dr. Shivers, invites the four of them to try all the amusements for free—if they’re brave enough. Attack of the Killer House: Anna and Jonny Greger are looking forward to a quiet day at home. When Jonny’s science project—a robot—attacks Anna, she thinks it’s just Jonny playing a joke. But she knows something is terribly wrong when her hair dryer flies, their video game shoots back at them, and the lawn mower takes off on its own. But a house can’t attack people. Or can it? Birthday Cake and I Scream: This party’s a Real Scream! It’s MacKenzie’s twelfth birthday. The party is at Creepy the Clown's Pizza Palace. Unlimited play on the video games makes it pretty cool, until Creepy shows up with some games of his own. Soon, all the kids want to win is a chance to get out!

100 More of the World's Best Houses

Author: The Images Publishing Group

Publisher: Images Publishing

ISBN: 9781920744984

Category: Architecture

Page: 344

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The 100 fabulous homes carefully selected for this volume represent contemporary residential architecture in all its myriad forms. Vast differences in location, climate, culture, style, materials, interiors, and even furniture result in a collection that showcases, with full-color photographs, plans and drawings, the best in

Spine-Tingling Magic Tricks

Author: David Knoles

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780806975696

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 128

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Easy to follow instruction in creating the illusion of performing magic tricks.

Shivers Down Your Spine

Cinema, Museums, and the Immersive View

Author: Alison Griffiths

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503466

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 392

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From the architectural spectacle of the medieval cathedral and the romantic sublime of the nineteenth-century panorama to the techno-fetishism of today's London Science Museum, humans have gained a deeper understanding of the natural world through highly illusionistic representations that engender new modes of seeing, listening, and thinking. What unites and defines many of these wondrous spaces is an immersive view-an invitation to step inside the virtual world of the image and become a part of its universe, if only for a short time. Since their inception, museums of science and natural history have mixed education and entertainment, often to incredible, eye-opening effect. Immersive spaces of visual display and modes of exhibition send "shivers" down our spines, engaging the distinct cognitive and embodied mapping skills we bring to spectacular architecture and illusionistic media. They also force us to reconsider traditional models of film spectatorship in the context of a mobile and interactive spectator. Through a series of detailed historical case studies, Alison Griffiths masterfully explores the uncanny and unforgettable visceral power of the medieval cathedral, the panorama, the planetarium, the IMAX theater, and the science museum. Examining these structures as exemplary spaces of immersion and interactivity, Griffiths reveals the sometimes surprising antecedents of modern media forms, suggesting the spectator's deep-seated desire to become immersed in a virtual world. Shivers Down Your Spine demonstrates how immersive and interactive museum display techniques such as large video displays, reconstructed environments, and touch-screen computer interactives have redefined the museum space, fueling the opposition between public and private, science and spectacle, civic and corporate interests, voice and text, and life and death. In her remarkable study of sensual spaces, Griffiths explains why, for centuries, we keep coming back for more.

The Spine

Author: David S. Bradford,Thomas A. Zdeblick

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 0781740789

Category: Medical

Page: 354

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"Organized according to the cervical, thoracolumbar, and lumbar regions of the spine, the 25 contributions in this collection describe the steps involved in performing delicate procedures on the spinal column, illustrate operative techniques in color photographs and drawings, and outline complications and pitfalls to be avoided. The second edition replaces over half of the previous articles with new ones. Annotation : 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)"--[source inconnue].

In-House Book Binding and Repair

Author: Sharon McQueen

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810852241

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 119

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In-House Bookbinding and Repair is a working document that contains information on setting up both a basic bookbindery and repair lab (i.e. the design, equipment, tools, and supplies needed) and instructions on rebinding and repairing cloth-bound books. Highly illustrated to greater enhance its usefulness, this manual also covers various aspects of book repair and conservation, and contains appendixes on manufacturers and suppliers of materials and products discussed in the text, an extensive Glossary of terms, a separate section on World Wide Web Resources, and a helpful bibliography. This manual will prove valuable to libraries of all sizes and locations. Library managers and administrators will find it a worthwhile resource as they contemplate the utility of an in-house lab. Library staff charged with various aspects of bookbinding and book repair will find the manual to be a practical reference tool. The volume is also designed to be used as a primer for related courses in Library and Information Science Studies programs and may be of interest to individuals interested in private practice.

Chiropractic Technique - E-Book

Author: Thomas F. Bergmann,David H. Peterson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323080561

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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No other book offers a complete guide to chiropractic adjustive techniques! Chiropractic Technique, 3rd Edition makes it easy to understand essential procedures and provides a rationale for their use. Written by Thomas F. Bergmann, DC, FICC, and David H. Peterson, DC, and backed by the latest research studies, this bestseller describes the basic principles needed to evaluate, select, and apply specific adjustive procedures. With a review of chiropractic history, detailed descriptions of joint examination and adjustive techniques for the spine, pelvis, and extremities, and a companion Evolve website with how-to videos, this book is a must-have reference for students and clinicians. Offers over 700 photos and line drawings depicting the correct way to set up and perform adjustive procedures, clarifying concepts, and showing important spinal and muscle anatomy. Includes up-to-date research studies and methods for validating manual therapy. Discusses mechanical principles so you can determine not only which adjustive procedure to use and when, but also why you should choose one approach over another. Organizes content thematically with a discussion of practical anatomy, kinematics, evaluation, and technique for each joint. Covers anatomy and biomechanics in detail, along with adjustive techniques for the spine, extraspinal techniques, and additional techniques for special populations, helping you fully prepare for board examinations. Covers the manipulable lesion as a basis for treating disorders with manual therapy, including chiropractic techniques. Includes content on low-force techniques to help you treat elderly patients and patients who are in acute pain. Includes useful appendices with clinical information as well as interesting historical information, including a feature on practitioners who developed specific techniques. NEW Evolve website with video clips of the author performing all the adjustive procedures in the book. Updated and expanded content covers new information on joint anatomy and assessment including Newton's laws and fibrocartilage, joint malposition, joint subluxation, history of subluxation/dysfunction, and sacroiliac articulation. A procedure index printed on the inside of the front cover makes it easier to find specific procedures.

Earth Architecture

Author: Ronald Rael

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987675

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

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Provides a history of building with earth in the modern era, focusing on projects constructed in the last few decades that use rammed earth, mud brick, compressed earth, cob, and several other techniques made more relevant than ever by ecological and economic imperatives. Features over 40 projects.

White Bodies

Thriller

Author: Jane Robins

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841216420

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Manchmal kann man zu sehr lieben. Callie liebt Tilda, ihre Zwillingsschwester, der als glamouröse Schauspielerin die Welt zu Füßen liegt. Als ihre Schwester an Felix gerät, einen vermögenden, aber offenbar brutalen Mann, glaubt Callie, sie retten zu müssen. Im Internet gerät sie an eine Gruppe von Frauen, die sich darüber austauscht, wie man sich gegen gewalttätige Ehemänner wehren kann. Und dann stirbt Felix tatsächlich – und Callie hat einen furchtbaren Verdacht. „Der perfekte Thriller.“ Elle

River of Pearls

Author: Mary Stickney

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595308090

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 340

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The author's adventures in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War era, including Bangkok, Thailand, Manila, Bataan, Corregidor, the Philippines, and Saigon and Danang in Vietnam.

The Complete Beast House Chronicles

Four spine-chilling horror novels in one unmissable collection

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755395360

Category: Fiction

Page: 1014

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Horrific events have made the Beast House infamous. Do you dare to enter? For the first time in one edition, read all four of Richard Laymon's terrifying, gruesome and acclaimed Beast House horror novels. The deeper you go into the Beast House, the darker the nightmares become. If you have nerves of steel and are looking for excitement and adventure, why not take the tour? But don't even think about going into the cellar... What readers are saying about The Beast House Chronicles: 'Dark, disturbing and completely unforgiving. Just how horror should be' 'A tale of bizarre, almost comic book like, tongue-in-cheek horror' 'The best book I have read in such a long time'