Author: James Nestor
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-05-26
ISBN 10: 0735213631
ISBN 13: 9780735213630
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breath Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2020 Named a Best Book of 2020 by NPR “A fascinating scientific, cultural, spiritual and evolutionary history of the way humans breathe—and how we’ve all been doing it wrong for a long, long time.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat Pray Love No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you’re not breathing properly. There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences. Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren’t found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe. Modern research is showing us that making even slight adjustments to the way we inhale and exhale can jump-start athletic performance; rejuvenate internal organs; halt snoring, asthma, and autoimmune disease; and even straighten scoliotic spines. None of this should be possible, and yet it is. Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, Breath turns the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function on its head. You will never breathe the same again.

Simplified Signs A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations Volume 1

Simplified Signs  A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations  Volume 1
Author: John D. Bonvillian,Nicole Kissane Lee,Tracy T. Dooley,Filip T. Loncke
Publsiher: Open Book Publishers
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2020-07-30
ISBN 10: 1783749261
ISBN 13: 9781783749263
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simplified Signs A Manual Sign Communication System for Special Populations Volume 1 Book Review:

Simplified Signs presents a system of manual sign communication intended for special populations who have had limited success mastering spoken or full sign languages. It is the culmination of over twenty years of research and development by the authors. The Simplified Sign System has been developed and tested for ease of sign comprehension, memorization, and formation by limiting the complexity of the motor skills required to form each sign, and by ensuring that each sign visually resembles the meaning it conveys. Volume 1 outlines the research underpinning and informing the project, and places the Simplified Sign System in a wider context of sign usage, historically and by different populations. Volume 2 presents the lexicon of signs, totalling approximately 1000 signs, each with a clear illustration and a written description of how the sign is formed, as well as a memory aid that connects the sign visually to the meaning that it conveys. While the Simplified Sign System originally was developed to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, or aphasia, it may also assist the communication needs of a wider audience – such as healthcare professionals, aid workers, military personnel , travellers or parents, and children who have not yet mastered spoken language. The system also has been shown to enhance learning for individuals studying a foreign language. Lucid and comprehensive, this work constitutes a valuable resource that will enhance the communicative interactions of many different people, and will be of great interest to researchers and educators alike.

Craig s Restorative Dental Materials

Craig s Restorative Dental Materials
Author: Robert George Craig
Publsiher: Mosby
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064721262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Craig s Restorative Dental Materials Book Review:

Presenting a comprehensive exploration of restorative dental materials, this book provides the information readers need to know to correctly use dental materials in the clinic and dental laboratory. Ranging from fundamental concepts to advanced skills, it also provides the scientific basis for technical procedures and manipulation of materials.

Ten Cate s Oral Histology

Ten Cate s Oral Histology
Author: Antonio Nanci
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 032304557X
ISBN 13: 9780323045575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Cate s Oral Histology Book Review:

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "150 color images with legends, 472 book figures with legends, 438 multiple choice test questions, and 119 interactive drag-and-drop exercises." -- from CD-ROM Welcome screen.

The People Vs Democracy

The People Vs  Democracy
Author: Yascha Mounk
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-03-05
ISBN 10: 0674976827
ISBN 13: 9780674976825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The People Vs Democracy Book Review:

From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy--individual rights and the popular will--are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time left to waste.

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration  A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects
Author: Weston A. Price,Trung Nguyen
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN 10: 1927091217
ISBN 13: 9781927091210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration A Comparison of Primitive and Modern Diets and Their Effects Book Review:

The answers for perfect teeth, unblemished skin, and pristine hair are in this book. Dr. Price was 75 years ahead of his time. In this book, he demonstrates that isolated groups of people living in accordance with Nature have the best overall physical and mental health. Diseases inflicting “modern” humans are unheard of in most of these study groups. Dr. Weston Andrew Price, DDS, was called the “Isaac Newton of Nutrition” and the “Darwin of Nutrition.” This edition of Dr. Price’s classic is modernized with the epub format. It is easier to read on smartphones and tablets. It also includes updated statistics and additional images. Dr. Price shows that illness, disease, behavior, criminality, anemia, voice, and even cheek-line, are all within the domain of Nutrition. “If civilized man is to survive, he must incorporate the fundamentals of primitive nutritional wisdom into his modern lifestyle.” —Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS

Perspective on Design

Perspective on Design
Author: Daniel Raposo,João Neves,José Silva
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2020-12-03
ISBN 10: 9783030324179
ISBN 13: 3030324176
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspective on Design Book Review:

This book presents the outcomes of recent endeavors that are expected to foster significant advances in the areas of communication design, fashion design, interior design, and product design, as well as overlapping areas. The fourteen chapters highlight carefully selected contributions presented during the 6th EIMAD conference, held on February 22–23, 2018 at the School of Applied Arts, Campus da Talagueira, in Castelo Branco, Portugal. They report on outstanding advances that offer new theoretical perspectives and practical research directions in design, and which are aimed at fostering communication in a global, digital world, while also addressing key individual and societal needs.

The English Language

The English Language
Author: Gerald P. Delahunty,James J. Garvey
Publsiher: Parlor Press LLC
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2010-05-14
ISBN 10: 1602357714
ISBN 13: 9781602357716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The English Language Book Review:

Grounded in linguistic research and argumentation, THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: FROM SOUND TO SE01 General/tradeE offers readers who have little or no analytic understanding of English a thorough treatment of the various components of the language. Its goal is to help readers become independent language analysts capable of critically evaluating claims about the language and the people who use it.

Perversion Now

Perversion Now
Author: Diana Caine,Colin Wright
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 3319472712
ISBN 13: 9783319472713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perversion Now Book Review:

This collection, written by leading Lacanian psychoanalytic theorists and practitioners, explores the impact of shifts in contemporary culture, politics and society on the notion of ‘perversion’, which has undergone numerous profound changes in recent years. The book explores a wide range of issues, from changes in the psychoanalytic clinic, to transformations in the relationship between ‘transgression’ and the law; from the epistemic and diagnostic status of ‘perversion’ as a term, to the perverse turn in contemporary politics; from representations of perversion in cultural productions, to the interpretation of perverse cultural practices. Topical and controversial, academics and students of psychoanalysis, critical and cultural theory, and media studies will find this collection invaluable. In providing cutting edge theoretical debate, the book will also be attractive to practising and training psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic psychotherapists. /div

Fundamentals of Craniofacial Malformations

Fundamentals of Craniofacial Malformations
Author: Ulrich Meyer
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2021-06-24
ISBN 10: 303046024X
ISBN 13: 9783030460242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals of Craniofacial Malformations Book Review:

This is the first volume in an interdisciplinary three-book series covering the full range of biological, clinical, and surgical aspects in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients with craniofacial malformations. This volume opens by considering general topics such as developmental biology and disease classification and then examines in depth the biological basis of the various malformations, including craniosynostoses, cleft-lip and palate with complex orofacial clefts, branchio-oculo-facial syndromes, rare syndromes, soft tissue malformations, and dysgnathia. Psychological aspects, including psychological evaluation methods and therapies and quality of life issues, are then addressed. Finally, all relevant clinical, radiological, and genetic investigations are described and important diagnostic issues are explored. Featuring numerous high-quality illustrations, the book will be of high value for all clinicians, researchers, and postgraduate students who deal with these malformations. The accompanying two volumes describe treatment principles and present in an atlas manner all relevant surgical techniques in detail. The content of this multivolume set, written by the world’s leading research and clinical specialists in their discipline, represents therefore the recent intellect, experience, and state of this medical field.

The Gutsy Girl

The Gutsy Girl
Author: Caroline Paul
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1632861240
ISBN 13: 9781632861245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gutsy Girl Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the author of You Are Mighty, a real-life derring-do woman, a collection of exhilarating stories, activities, and tips to inspire girls to pursue a life of adventure and excitement. Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way. In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young scaredy-cat herself, Caroline decided that fear got in the way of the life she wanted--of excitement, confidence, self-reliance, friendship, and fun. She has since flown planes, rafted big rivers, climbed tall mountains, and fought fires as one of the first female firefighters in San Francisco. In The Gutsy Girl, she shares her greatest escapades as well as those of other girls and women from throughout history, and offers engaging activities such as confidence-building stances, creating a compass, positive self-talk, and using crickets to estimate outside temperatures. Each section includes a place for girls to “journal” their adventures, thus encouraging a new generation to develop a zest for challenges and a healthy relationship to risk. The Gutsy Girl is Lean In for young girls, a book about the glorious things that happen when you unshackle from fear and open up to exhilaration. Fully illustrated and enlivened throughout by bestselling illustrator Wendy MacNaughton's whimsical pen-and-ink drawings.

Historical Studies in the Societal Impact of Spaceflight

Historical Studies in the Societal Impact of Spaceflight
Author: Steven J. Dick
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 9781082091490
ISBN 13: 1082091499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Studies in the Societal Impact of Spaceflight Book Review:

This volume presents a series of in-depth studies on the mutual interaction of space exploration and society--part of a larger need to understand the relationships between science, technology, and society. After beginning with a study of public attitudes toward space over time, it then moves on to specific case studies of potential "spinoffs" from NASA's space program in the areas of medical technology, integrated circuits, and the multibillion-dollar industry today known as MEMS (microelectromechanical systems). These studies explicitly raise the difficult questions of what can be considered spinoff and how much of any particular claimed spinoff can be attributed to NASA. Beyond spinoffs, the final part of the volume considers broader issues of space and society, including the controversy over the use of nuclear components in spacecraft, the relationship between NASA and the environment, the impact of applications satellites, and the impact of the Apollo program. Space exploration has also spawned entirely new disciplines, including astrogeology, astrochemistry, and even astrotheology. The final chapter explores the budding discipline of astrosociology.

Orthodontics E Book

Orthodontics   E Book
Author: Lee W. Graber,Robert L. Vanarsdall,Katherine W. L. Vig,Greg J. Huang
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 928
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN 10: 0323444326
ISBN 13: 9780323444323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orthodontics E Book Book Review:

Comprehensive, cutting-edge content prepares you for today’s orthodontics! Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques, 6th Edition provides evidence-based coverage of orthodontic diagnosis, planning strategies, and treatment protocols, including esthetics, genetics, temporary anchorage devices, aligners, technology-assisted biomechanics, and much more. New to this edition is an Expert Consult website using videos and additional visuals to show concepts difficult to explain with words alone. Expert Consult also adds three online-only chapters, research updates, and a fully searchable version of the text. From respected editors Lee Graber, Robert Vanarsdall, Katherine Vig, and Greg Huang, along with a veritable Who’s Who of expert contributors, this classic reference has a concise, no-nonsense approach to treatment that makes it the go-to book for orthodontic residents and practitioners! Comprehensive coverage provides a one-stop resource for the field of orthodontics, including foundational theory and the latest on the materials and techniques used in today’s practice. Experienced, renowned editors lead a team of expert, international contributors, bringing the most authoritative clinical practice and supporting science from the best and brightest in the industry. More than 3,400 images include a mixture of radiographs, full-color clinical photos, and anatomic or schematic line drawings, showing examples of treatment, techniques, and outcomes. Extensive references make it easy to look up the latest in orthodontic research and evidence-based information, and all references also appear online. Detailed, illustrated case studies show the decision-making process, showing the consequences of various treatment techniques over time. NEW! Seven all-new chapters include Orthodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning with Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Imaging; Upper Airway, Cranial Morphology, and Sleep Apnea; Management of Impactions; Iatrogenic Effects of Orthodontic Appliances; Minimally and Non-Invasive Approaches to Accelerate Tooth Movement; Management of Dental Luxation and Avulsion Injuries in the Permanent Dentition; and Patient Management and Motivation for the Child and Adolescent Patient. NEW! Expert Consult website includes online-only chapters, instructional videos, many references linked to PubMed, and research updates including additional case studies. UPDATED CHAPTERS include Biomechanical Considerations with Temporary Anchorage Devices, Bonding in Orthodontics, Clear Aligner Treatment, Lingual Appliance Treatment, Psychological Aspects of Diagnosis and Treatment, Clinically Relevant Aspects of Dental Materials Science in Orthodontics, The Biologic Basis of Orthodontics, and more. New co-editor Greg J. Huang is joined by new contributors who are highly regarded experts within their respective subspecialties in orthodontics.

Tropical Plant Collecting

Tropical Plant Collecting
Author: Scott A. Mori
Publsiher: Tecc Editora
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9788565005005
ISBN 13: 8565005003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tropical Plant Collecting Book Review:

Tropical Plant Collecting provides field biologists with information about carrying out fieldwork in tropical America, gathering botanical collections, managing specimens in herbaria, making information about plants available on the Internet, and raising money to fund both expeditions and the preparation of floras and monographs. The book is based on over 40 years of tropical plant collecting in Central and South America by the senior editor and his colleagues. Although traditional field and herbarium techniques are discussed, the book emphasizes how new techniques provided by digital photography, databases, and the Internet have revolutionized plant collecting and data presentation in systematic botany. The audience for this book is tropical biologists and students who, as part of their research, need to gather botanical specimens to document their scientific studies. The book is also useful for those taking neotropical field biology courses, and Chapter 3, which covers many of the dangers of traveling and working in neotropical forests, is recommended for anyone planning to visit remote areas of this region.

What Should I Do with My Life

What Should I Do with My Life
Author: Po Bronson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2002-12-24
ISBN 10: 1588360482
ISBN 13: 9781588360489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Should I Do with My Life Book Review:

“Brimming with stories of sacrifice, courage, commitment and, sometimes, failure, the book will support anyone pondering a major life choice or risk without force-feeding them pat solutions.”—Publishers Weekly In What Should I Do with My Life? Po Bronson tells the inspirational true stories of people who have found the most meaningful answers to that great question. With humor, empathy, and insight, Bronson writes of remarkable individuals—from young to old, from those just starting out to those in a second career—who have overcome fear and confusion to find a larger truth about their lives and, in doing so, have been transformed by the experience. What Should I Do with My Life? struck a powerful, resonant chord on publication, causing a multitude of people to rethink their vocations and priorities and start on the path to finding their true place in the world. For this edition, Bronson has added nine new profiles, to further reflect the range and diversity of those who broke away from the chorus to learn the sound of their own voice.

Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment

Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment
Author: Nivaldo Alonso,Cassio Eduardo Raposo-Amaral
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 389
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN 10: 3319632906
ISBN 13: 9783319632902
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment Book Review:

The aim of this book is to discuss cleft lip and palate deformities in a comprehensive way, presenting it from the basics to the most clinically and surgically relevant issues. First, the basic concepts of embryology and pathogenesis of the facial deformities will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to the genetics underlying this condition. Following that, basic principles of surgical treatment through the most recent advances in the field will be presented, along with most important evidences from the literature and the personal experience of the editors and authors. Cleft Lip and Palate Treatment presents the state of the art and advances in the field and is intended to serve as a comprehensive guide for a broad audience. All the specialties involved in the comprehensive care of these craniofacial deformities will be presented in this book.

Clinical Diagnosis in Plastic Surgery

Clinical Diagnosis in Plastic Surgery
Author: Ron Hazani,Mohamed Amir Mrad,David Tauber,Jason Ulm,Alan Yan,Michael J. Yaremchuk
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2015-10-27
ISBN 10: 3319170945
ISBN 13: 9783319170947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Diagnosis in Plastic Surgery Book Review:

This book systematically presents a collection of entities, syndromes, and diseases that are diagnosed and treated by plastic surgeons, hand surgeons, otolaryngologists, oral surgeons, and dermatologists. The goal is to document an extensive array of signs and visual clues that are critical to the diagnostic process, thereby enhancing the clinician’s ability to identify relevant diagnostic features and make correct diagnoses. Skill in recognizing deformities and disease processes by observation is of vital importance in plastic surgery, which is very much a visual surgical specialty. In drawing together key diagnostic signs, this book will spare readers the onerous task of searching through endless resources, books, and websites. A helpful appendix details the various classification systems used in the book with the aid of appropriate diagrams. Clinical Diagnosis in Plastic Surgery is intended for students, residents, practicing physicians, and surgeons in all of the affiliated fields of plastic surgery.


Author: Rahul, M.D. Ph.D. Jandial
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1328969835
ISBN 13: 9781328969835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neurofitness Book Review:

From the operating room, where he performs some of the riskiest surgeries around, to the lab, where he is working on growing skin cells and injecting them into the brain to replace worn out neural tissue, Dr. Rahul Jandial is on the cutting edge of the latest advancements in neuroscience. This fascinating book draws on Dr. Jandial’s broad-spectrum expertise and brings together the best of various fields-–surgery, science, brain structure, the conscious mind–-all to explain the bigger picture of brain health and rejuvenation. It is a journey into his operating room, around the world on his surgical missions, inside his laboratory, and to the outer edges of neuroscience to reveal the latest brain breakthroughs that are turning science fiction into reality, translating their implications for everyday life. Busting myths along the way, Jandial helps readers get wired for success at work and school, perform better when the pressure is on, boost memory, control stress and emotions, minimize pain, stick to a healthy eating plan, unleash creativity, raise smarter kids, and stay sharp as they age. Combining the treatment guidelines he gives his patients, the most promising concepts from frontier science, and the smartest super-achiever hacks, he provides practical takeaways for optimizing brain function and leading a healthier, happier, more productive life.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
Author: Solomon Northup
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Years a Slave Book Review:

"Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt

Historical Aspects of Pediatric Surgery

Historical Aspects of Pediatric Surgery
Author: P. P. Rickham
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642708250
ISBN 13: 9783642708251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Aspects of Pediatric Surgery Book Review:

At first sight it may appear strange that a volume of Progress in Pediatric Surgery should be devoted to the history of our specialty. One assumes that progress is concerned primarily with recent developments whilst history deals with matters of the past. However, in the past there has also been considerable progress in the development of our understand ing of paediatric surgical problems, otherwise we would not have pro gressed to our present achievements. The editors, therefore, do not apologize for compiling this volume but, on the contrary, feel that the publication of this volume is most timely. Modern paediatric surgery has now been practised for three genera tions. The handful of pioneers who were the founders of our specialty worked mainly before the last world war. A few dozen of the inter mediary generation started work immediately after the war, while the new generation who are now dominating our specialty must be counted in thousands. Two factors have radically altered paediatric surgery as practised by the intermediary and the present generation of surgeons.