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1493

By Charles C. Mann
  • ISBN Code: : 0307596729
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 544
  • Category : History
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From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination.

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  • Category : Medical
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  • Pdf File: wong-s-nursing-care-of-infants-and-children-e-book.pdf

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The leading text in pediatric nursing, Wong's Nursing Care of Infants and Children takes a unique, easy-to-understand developmental approach to describe the care of children at each age and stage of development. Childhood diseases and disorders are organized by age groups and body systems, and described through the nursing process framework.This edition includes updates on topics such as the new CPR guidelines, immunizations, and pain assessment and management. Written by pediatric experts, Dr. Marilyn Hockenberry and David Wilson, each with nearly 30 years of hands-on experience, this bestseller provides an evidence-based, clinical perspective that shows how the quality of nursing care can impact quality patient outcomes. "A good neonatal and paediatric reference and textbook..." Reviewed by Jo Wilson on behalf of Nursing Times, March 2015 A developmental approach addresses the differences at each stage of the child's growth and enables you to individualize care at the appropriate level for each child. UNIQUE! Quality Patient Outcomes are discussed for major childhood diseases and disorders, showing how nursing care directly impacts patient outcomes. Nursing Care Plans provide models for planning patient care, with rationales explaining why specific nursing interventions have been chosen, and include nursing diagnoses, patient/family goals, nursing interventions/rationales, expected outcomes, and NIC and NOC guidelines. A focus on family-centered care emphasizes the role and influence of the family in health and illness with a separate chapter and Family-Centered Care boxes. Critical thinking exercises use case studies to help you test and develop your own analytical skills. Nursing Care Guidelines provide clear, step-by-step, detailed instructions on performing specific skills or procedures. Nursing Tips include helpful hints and practical, clinical information, and Nursing Alerts provide critical information that must be considered in providing care. An emphasis on wellness includes principles of health promotion and injury prevention for each age group. Drug Alerts highlight important drug-related information for safe, appropriate care. Pathophysiology Reviews explain complicated disease processes with illustrated summary boxes. Complementary & Alternative Therapy boxes include timely information on alternative medicine as a part of complete, comprehensive care. Atraumatic Care boxes contain techniques for care that minimize pain, discomfort, or stress, and provide guidance for performing procedures in a caring manner. Emergency Treatment boxes serve as a quick reference in critical situations.

CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019

By Maxine A. Papadakis,Stephen J. McPhee,Michael W. Rabow
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 1260117448
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 620
  • Pdf File: current-medical-diagnosis-and-treatment-2019.pdf

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Know what the experts know and incorporate it into your daily practice with the #1 annual guide to internal medicine INCLUDES 7 ONLINE-ONLY CHAPTERS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST! Visit: www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT A Doody’s Core Title for 2019! Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, CMDT offers the most current insight into epidemiology, symptoms, signs, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments. Features and content critical to clinical practice: •Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine •Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, dermatology, neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care •Update of newly emerging infections and their treatments •Specific disease prevention information •Hundreds of medication tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and treatment algorithms •Recent references with PMID numbers •Full-color photographs and illustrations (many new to this edition) HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY UPDATES AND ADDITIONS: •Revised section on pain management at the end of life •Updated ACC/AHA guidelines for treatment of valvular disease •New ACC/AHA and Hypertension Canada blood pressure guidelines •New FDA approved medications for treatment of breast cancer •New colon cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force •Acclaimed annual update of HIV/AIDS •New classification of epilepsy •Revised recommendations for treating hepatitis C virus-associated kidney disease •Revised chapter on psychiatric disordersNew FDA approved medication for gastric adenocarcinoma •Updated information about treating spinal muscular atrophy

Economics, Governance, and Politics in the Wine Market

By Davide Gaeta,Paola Corsinovi
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 113739532X
  • Total of Pages : 253
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 611
  • Pdf File: economics-governance-and-politics-in-the-wine-market.pdf

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The global wine industry is a continually modifying market impacted by financing, culture, and politics. Economics, Governance, and Politics in the Wine Market analyzes recent developments in European Agriculture policies on wine legislation and market trend orientation between political power and market structure.

Four Blood Moons Companion Study Guide and Journal

By John Hagee
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  • Publisher : Worthy Books
  • Book Code : 161795490X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 446
  • Pdf File: four-blood-moons-companion-study-guide-and-journal.pdf

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Over the last 500 years, blood-red moons have fallen on the first day of Passover three separate times. These occurrences were connected to some of the most significant days in Jewish history: 1492 (the final year of the Spanish Inquisition when Jews were expelled from Spain), 1948 (statehood for Israel and the War of Independence) and 1967 (the Six-Day War). The next series of four blood moons occurs at Passover and Sukkot in 2014 and 2015. In this devotional study guide, Pastor Hagee challenges readers to further explore the meaning behind blood moons, understand why Christians must recognize these signs that God refers to in Scripture, and absorb their prophetic significance. Ideal for individuals and groups, this devotional study guide combines questions and reflective journaling for deeper meaning and life application.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism

By Linda L. Lowry
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1483368963
  • Total of Pages : 1640
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 446
  • Pdf File: the-sage-international-encyclopedia-of-travel-and-tourism.pdf

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Taking a global and multidisciplinary approach, The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Travel and Tourism brings together a team of international scholars to examine the travel and tourism industry, which is expected to grow at an annual rate of four percent for the next decade. In more than 500 entries spanning four comprehensive volumes, the Encyclopedia examines the business of tourism around the world paying particular attention to the social, economic, environmental, and policy issues at play. The book examines global, regional, national, and local issues including transportation, infrastructure, the environment, and business promotion. By looking at travel trends and countries large and small, the Encyclopedia analyses a wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing the industry. In taking a comprehensive and global approach, the Encyclopedia approaches the field of travel and tourism through the numerous disciplines it reaches, including the traditional tourism administration curriculum within schools of business and management, economics, public policy, as well as social science disciplines such as the anthropology and sociology. Key features include: More than 500 entries authored and signed by key academics in the field Entries on individual countries that details the health of the tourism industry, policy and planning approaches, promotion efforts, and primary tourism draws. Additional entries look at major cities and popular destinations Coverage of travel trends such as culinary tourism, wine tourism, agritourism, ecotourism, geotourism, slow tourism, heritage and cultural-based tourism, sustainable tourism, and recreation-based tourism Cross-references and further readings A Reader’s Guide grouping articles by disciplinary areas and broad themes

Lees' Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

By Frank Lees
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Book Code : 0123977827
  • Total of Pages : 3776
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 455
  • Pdf File: lees-loss-prevention-in-the-process-industries.pdf

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Safety in the process industries is critical for those who work with chemicals and hazardous substances or processes. The field of loss prevention is, and continues to be, of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, and Lees’ is a detailed reference to defending against hazards. Recognized as the standard work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals, it provides the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing three volume reference instead. The process safety encyclopedia, trusted worldwide for over 30 years Now available in print and online, to aid searchability and portability Over 3,600 print pages cover the full scope of process safety and loss prevention, compiling theory, practice, standards, legislation, case studies and lessons learned in one resource as opposed to multiple sources

Pediatric Neurology

By Olivier Dulac,Maryse Lassonde,Harvey B. Sarnat
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Book Code : 0444626980
  • Total of Pages : 892
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 209
  • Pdf File: pediatric-neurology.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The child is neither an adult miniature nor an immature human being: at each age, it expresses specific abilities that optimize adaptation to its environment and development of new acquisitions. Diseases in children cover all specialties encountered in adulthood, and neurology involves a particularly large area, ranging from the brain to the striated muscle, the generation and functioning of which require half the genes of the whole genome and a majority of mitochondrial ones. Human being nervous system is sensitive to prenatal aggression, is particularly immature at birth and development may be affected by a whole range of age-dependent disorders distinct from those that occur in adults. Even diseases more often encountered in adulthood than childhood may have specific expression in the developing nervous system. The course of chronic neurological diseases beginning before adolescence remains distinct from that of adult pathology – not only from the cognitive but also motor perspective, right into adulthood, and a whole area is developing for adult neurologists to care for these children with persisting neurological diseases when they become adults. Just as pediatric neurology evolved as an identified specialty as the volume and complexity of data became too much for the general pediatician or the adult neurologist to master, the discipline has now continued to evolve into so many subspecialties, such as epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, stroke, malformations, neonatal neurology, metabolic diseases, etc., that the general pediatric neurologist no longer can reasonably possess in-depth expertise in all areas, particularly in dealing with complex cases. Subspecialty expertise thus is provided to some trainees through fellowship programmes following a general pediatric neurology residency and many of these fellowships include training in research. Since the infectious context, the genetic background and medical practice vary throughout the world, this diversity needs to be represented in a pediatric neurology textbook. Taken together, and although brain malformations (H. Sarnat & P. Curatolo, 2007) and oncology (W. Grisold & R. Soffietti) are covered in detail in other volumes of the same series and therefore only briefly addressed here, these considerations justify the number of volumes, and the number of authors who contributed from all over the world. Experts in the different subspecialties also contributed to design the general framework and contents of the book. Special emphasis is given to the developmental aspect, and normal development is reminded whenever needed – brain, muscle and the immune system. The course of chronic diseases into adulthood and ethical issues specific to the developing nervous system are also addressed. A volume in the Handbook of Clinical Neurology series, which has an unparalleled reputation as the world's most comprehensive source of information in neurology International list of contributors including the leading workers in the field Describes the advances which have occurred in clinical neurology and the neurosciences, their impact on the understanding of neurological disorders and on patient care

Conventional Versus Non-conventional Political Participation in Turkey

By Cristiano Bee,Ayhan Kaya
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351266950
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 484
  • Pdf File: conventional-versus-non-conventional-political-participation-in-turkey.pdf

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This book focuses on the emergence of different forms of civic and political activism in Turkey. It has taken into account different components of active citizenship, specifically looking at the development of civic and political forms of activism that bridge the realms of conventional and non-conventional participation. Focusing on the effects of the 2013 Gezi Park protests—which originated in Istanbul but spread throughout the country—this book reflects on how this experience might re-orient current on civic and political participation in Turkey. Specifically focusing on the main dynamics of non-conventional forms of civic and political activism, this volume attempts to understand the impact of non-conventional forms of political participation on voting behaviour. The internal domestic conditions of the country, as well as its role in the international arena, have dramatically changed since 2013, and are constantly evolving due to the domestic societal and political cleavages, and the regional problems in the Middle East. Yet, the papers in the book reflect upon the significance of occupygezi nowadays, demonstrating not only its importance in questioning the link between the patrimonial state and its citizens, but also for stimulating participatory behaviours. The chapters originally published as a special issue in Turkish Studies.

The Mystery of the Blood Moons

By Ron Allen
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  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Book Code : 1629984892
  • Total of Pages : 80
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 188
  • Pdf File: the-mystery-of-the-blood-moons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“The story of the stars is the story of the Creator Himself, told in His own words and pictures – and painted with fire across the expanse of the universe.”