That's So Gross!: Human Body

Author: Mitchell Symons

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409014630

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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NOXIOUS NOISES AND STINKY SMELLS . . . Amaze your mates with top trivia such as: Why do we puke and sweat? Which tribe uses farting as a greeting? How likely are you to be injured by a toilet seat?

Addis Ababa

Author: Steve Kasper

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0989602508

Category:

Page: 295

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Isaac Porter M.D. lost his wife on 9/11. Struggling to move on after so many years, he joins the State Department as a Regional Medical Officer (RMO) to get away and start over in a foreign land. His journey to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, is rocked from the beginning by tragedy and death.Who is behind the plot? Vengeful Terrorists? Russian Spies? Ethiopians? Someone at the Embassy? Dr. Porter must solve the case before he is recalled to Washington or becomes the next victim.Love, truth, hate, fiction, revenge, order, redemption and chaos stalk him as he tries to find out what happened.

Bodies Beyond Borders

Moving Anatomies, 1750–1950

Author: Kaat Wils,Raf de Bont,Sokhieng Au

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 946270094X

Category: History

Page: 304

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The human body in scientific and artistic representations Around 1800 anatomy as a discipline rose to scientific prominence as it undergirded the Paris-centred clinical revolution in medicine. Although classical anatomy gradually lost ground in the following centuries in favor of new disciplines based on microscopic analysis, general anatomy nevertheless remained pivotal in the teaching of medicine. Corpses, anatomical preparations, models, and drawings were used more intensively than ever before. Moreover, anatomy received new forms of public visibility. Through public exhibitions and lectures in museums and fairgrounds, anatomy became part of general education and secured a place in popular imagination. As such, the anatomical body developed into a production site for racial, gender, and class identities. Both within the medical and the public sphere, art and science continued to be closely intertwined in anatomical representations of the body. Bodies Beyond Borders analyzes the notion of circulation in anatomy. Following anatomy through different locations and cultural domains permits a deeper understanding of its history and its changing place in society. The essays in this collection focus on a wide variety of circulating ideas and objects, ranging from models and body parts to illustrations and texts. Together, the essays enable rethinking the relations between metropolis and colony, university and fairground, and scientific and artistic representations of the human body. Contributors: Sokhieng Au (KU Leuven), Margaret Carlyle (University of Minnesota), Tinne Claes (KU Leuven), Veronique Deblon (KU Leuven), Raf de Bont (Maastricht University), Stephen C. Kenny (University of Liverpool), Helen MacDonald (University of Melbourne), Natasha Ruiz-Gómez (University of Essex), Kim Sawchuk (Concordia University), Naomi Slipp (Auburn University-Montgomery), Joris Vandendriessche (KU Leuven), Kaat Wils (KU Leuven)

Dream Sequence

Dream Doctor Mysteries, books 1-3

Author: J.J. DiBenedetto

Publisher: Writing Dreams

ISBN: 1311533648

Category: Fiction

Page: 900

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Sara Barnes thought her life was perfectly ordinary – until the night she began stepping into other people’s dreams. Follow Sara as she learns to cope with this extraordinary gift (or curse) in the first three books of the Dream Doctor Mysteries: DREAM STUDENT It’s bad enough that, thanks to her supernatural talent, Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she’s the only witness to a serial killer – and the only one who knows when and where he’s going to strike next. DREAM DOCTOR Medical school and life as a newlywed would be enough by themselves for anybody to handle. But Sara’s got another problem – her dreams have started up again. Almost everyone at the medical school is dreaming about the death of the school’s least popular teacher, Dr. Morris, and once again, Sara finds herself in the role of unwilling witness to a murder before it happens. But this time, there are too many suspects to count, and it doesn’t help matters that she hates Dr. Morris every bit as much as any of his would-be murderers do. DREAM CHILD Sara thought she had made peace with her dreaming talent, but she’s got a surprise coming: her four-year-old daughter has inherited it, too. Unraveling a mystery with lives on the line is difficult enough under the best of circumstances. But when Sara has to view all the evidence through the eyes – and dreams - of a toddler, it may be an impossible task.

Animals and the Human Imagination

A Companion to Animal Studies

Author: Aaron S. Gross,Anne Vallely

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527764

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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Human beings have long imagined their subjectivity, ethics, and ancestry with and through animals, yet not until the mid-twentieth century did contemporary thought reflect critically on animals' significance in human self-conception. Thinkers such as French philosopher Jacques Derrida, South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, and American theorist Donna Haraway have initiated rigorous inquiries into the question of the animal, now blossoming in a number of directions. It is no longer strange to say that if animals did not exist, we would have to invent them. This interdisciplinary and cross-cultural collection reflects the growth of animal studies as an independent field and the rise of "animality" as a critical lens through which to analyze society and culture, on a par with race and gender. Essays consider the role of animals in the human imagination and the imagination of the human; the worldviews of indigenous peoples; animal-human mythology in early modern China; and political uses of the animal in postcolonial India. They engage with the theoretical underpinnings of the animal protection movement, representations of animals in children's literature, depictions of animals in contemporary art, and the philosophical positioning of the animal from Aristotle to Derrida. The strength of this companion lies in its timeliness and contextual diversity, which makes it essential reading for students and researchers while further developing the parameters of the discipline.

Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology

Author: Christopher G. Morris,Academic Press

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780122004001

Category: Computers

Page: 2432

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Over 125,000 entries cover 124 scientific and technological fields, including acoustical engineering, cartography graphic arts, microbiology, organic chemistry, radiology, and zoology

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Book brands (Owners' marks)

Page: 2

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An Introduction to Natural Philosophy

Or, Philosophical Lectures Read in the University of Oxford Anno Dom. 1700. To which are Added the Demonstrations of Monsieur Huygens's Theorems, Concerning the Centrifugal Force and Circular Motion

Author: John Keill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Force and energy

Page: 306

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Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

Author: Bryan S Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136903313

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.

Fallen Dragon

Author: Peter F. Hamilton

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330466909

Category: Fiction

Page: 650

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Fallen Dragon is a classic standalone novel by science fiction star, Peter F. Hamilton. Lawrence Newton always dreamed of adventure amongst the stars. Now the ultimate prize is within his grasp, but what will he risk to get it? Lawrence is the sergeant of a washed-out platoon, taking part in the bungled invasion of yet another human colony world. The giant corporations call such campaigns 'asset realization', but in practice it's simple piracy. When he's on the ground, being shot at and firebombed by resistance forces, he recalls stories of the Temple of the Fallen Dragon. Its priests supposedly guard a treasure hoard large enough to buy lifelong happiness. So Lawrence decides to mount a dangerous private-enterprise operation of his own.

The Body Emblazoned

Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture

Author: Jonathan Sawday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134526350

Category: Art

Page: 372

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An outstanding piece of scholarship and a fascinating read, The Body Emblazoned is a compelling study of the culture of dissection the English Renaissance, which informed intellectual enquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years. In this outstanding work, Jonathan Sawday explores the dark, morbid eroticism of the Renaissance anatomy theatre, and relates it to not only the great monuments of Renaissance art, but to the very foundation of the modern idea of knowledge. Though the dazzling displays of the exterior of the body in Renaissance literature and art have long been a subject of enquiry, The Body Emblazoned considers the interior of the body, and what it meant to men and women in early modern culture. A richly interdisciplinary work, The Body Emblazoned re-assesses modern understanding of the literature and culture of the Renaissance and its conceptualization of the body within the domains of the medical and moral, the cultural and political.

The Genesis and Control of Disease

Author: George S. Weger

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 9780787309428

Category:

Page: 673

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1931 an attempt to demonstrate the pathological possibilities of emotional and physical maladjustment and resultant metabolic and nutritional disturbance. Contents: Anatomy, Physiology & Function; the Cell; the Skeleton; the Muscular System; the Ci.

General and Systematic Pathology E-Book

Author: James C. E. Underwood,Simon S Cross

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 143772874X

Category: Medical

Page: 860

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This highly acclaimed textbook is written specifically for students of medicine and related health science subjects. It progresses from a review of general pathology principles and disease mechanisms through detailed discussions of the pathologic entities associated with each organ system. Nearly 700 full-color photographs and pathology slides bring the content to life. The fifth edition features extensive updates throughout to reflect the latest discoveries in cellular and molecular pathology, and offers a web site that presents self-assessment material and illustrated clinical case studies. Contents perfectly matches needs on medical students. Very clinical approach matches integrated courses. Extensive International Advisory Board validates contents. Each organ system chapter begins with a brief review of normal structure and function, emphasizing aspects that are important to an understanding of the subsequently discussed disease processes. Offers a superb collection of clinical photographs, histopathology images, and graphics, approximately 700 in all, that richly depict the appearance of both healthy and diseased tissues. New co-editor, Dr Simon Cross. Structure of chapters revised to make the book much easier to use during courses that are problem- or case-based. Several new contributors and re-written chapters. Expanded International Advisory Board.

Lippincott's Concise Illustrated Anatomy

Thorax, Abdomen & Pelvis

Author: Ben Pansky,Thomas R. Gest

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1609130286

Category: Medical

Page: 298

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Lippincott's CONCISE ILLUSTRATED ANATOMY series presents human gross anatomy in an efficient, easy-to-use format by combining core, need-to-know content with detailed atlas-style illustrations. This volume focuses on anatomical structures and functions of the thorax, abdomen, pelvis, and perineum, and includes clinical considerations concerning these important regions. With artwork adopted from the "Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Atlas of Anatomy" as well as new illustrations, understanding the functional and clinical relevance of anatomy has never been more at hand! "Features and benefits . . . "- Outline format balances concise text with comprehensive, detailed artwork for quick and efficient comprehension- Hundreds of full-color, atlas-style illustrations are carefully placed in close relation to relevant text for easy reference- Logical regional sequence reveals continuity among anatomical structures and components; chapters progress inward from superficial layers of the body to deep structures- Clinical Considerations highlight much sought-after clinically relevant information- Detailed tables are distributed at key points throughout chapters- Chapter-opening outlines facilitate topic location Lippincott's CONCISE ILLUSTRATED ANATOMY series is a perfect resource for students as well as those seeking a specialty reference for clerkship and beyond.Other titles in this series: "Lippincott's Concise Illustrated Anatomy: Back, Upper Limb & Lower Limb Lippincott's Concise Illustrated Anatomy: Head & Neck "(Coming Spring 2013)