Sir Thomas Lewis

Sir Thomas Lewis
  • Author : Arthur Hollmann
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781447109273

Sir Thomas Lewis Book Review:

Sir Thomas Lewis has become one of the greatest cardiologists of this century. He was foremost in using the newly invented electrocardiograph to diagnose heart disease and was a pioneer of cardiac electro-physiology. This is the first biography of Sir Thomas Lewis, who became famous, whilst still quite young, for his outstanding pioneer work in electrocardiography. It recounts the scientific career of Lewis, together with accounts of his hospital work and teaching, and his familiy life and hobbies. There are over 100 illustrations including Lewis and his co-workers, and much of the information about Lewis has been derived from first hand accounts by his former associates. This biography appeal to cardiologists and to those physicians, surgeons and research workers with a special interest in the skin, pain and vascular disease, as well as clinical physiologists and medical historians.

Twentieth-century English History Plays

Twentieth-century English History Plays
  • Author : Niloufer Harben
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 302
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : 0389207349

Twentieth-century English History Plays Book Review:

The book offers the clearest definition yet of the history play, its scope and its limits. Historical drama is an extremely popular genre among 20th-century English playwrights. Yet the sheer size and complexity of the subject has, until now, prevented critics from attempting a clear definition. Dr. Harben provides a new and original perspective, taking into account modern ideas of and attitudes to history. The author examines the varying approaches to history taken by modern historians and playwrights, and provides a detailed analysis of the historical source material of selected plays. The study is supported with a wealth of vivid and provocative illustrations. Historical and dramatic criticism is related to theatrical interpretation and experience. This book therefore should prove valuable and interesting to the reader with a specialist interest in the field as well as to the more general reader.

The Silent Brotherhood

The Silent Brotherhood
  • Author : Kevin Flynn
  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2018-07-14
  • ISBN : 1982107251

The Silent Brotherhood Book Review:

A chilling inside story of America’s racist underground—the most heinous domestic terror group in our nation’s history. Two courageous investigative journalists deliver an insider’s account of the “silent brotherhood”— the most dangerous radical-right hate group to surface since the Ku Klux Klan. They claim to be patriots, as American as apple pie, but they are this nation’s deadly brotherhood—hate groups that package their alienation against the federal government under such names as the Aryan Nation, the Order, and other white supremacist militias. The group attracts seemingly average citizens with their call for pride in race, family, and religion and their mission to save white Christian America. They spout anti-black, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi rhetoric, and their grievances have festered into full-blown paranoia and a call for an all-out race war. The Silent Brotherhood reveals in terrifying detail how the group became criminals and assassins in their effort to establish an Aryan homeland.

Twelve Years a Slave

Twelve Years a Slave
  • Author : Solomon Northup
  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Pages : 189
  • Relase : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN :

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

Media Matters in South Africa

Media Matters in South Africa
  • Author : Jeanne Prinsloo,Costas Criticos
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 301
  • Relase : 1991
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105082129540

Media Matters in South Africa Book Review:

This report contains a selection of contributed papers and presentations from a conference attended by 270 educators and media workers committed to formulate a vision for media education in South Africa. Pointing out that media education has been variously described in South Africa as visual literacy, mass media studies, teleliteracy, and film studies, or as dealing with educational technology or educational media, the introduction cites a definition of media education as an exploration of contemporary culture alongside more traditional literary texts. It is noted that this definition raises issues for education as a whole, for traditional language study, for media, for communication, and for understanding the world. The 37 selected papers in this collection are presented in seven categories: (1) Why Media Education? (keynote paper by Bob Ferguson); (2) Matters Educational (10 papers on media education and visual literacy); (3) Working Out How Media Works (4 papers on film studies, film technology, and theory); (4) Creating New Possibilities for Media Awareness (9 papers on film and television and 4 on print media); (5) Training and Empowering (2 papers focusing on teachers and 4 focusing on training producers); (6) Media Developing Media Awareness (2 papers); and (7) Afterthoughts (1 paper). Appendices include the Unesco Declaration on Media Eduction (1982), Recommendations from the Toulouse Colloquy on New Directions in Media Education (1990), and Resolutions and Conclusions of the First National Media Education Conference (Durban, 1990). Most of the papers provide their own bibliographies. (DB)

Archaeology, an Introduction

Archaeology, an Introduction
  • Author : Kevin Greene
  • Publisher : Totowa, N.J. : Barnes & Noble
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : UVA:X000629561

Archaeology, an Introduction Book Review:

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The 100

The 100
  • Author : Michael H. Hart
  • Publisher : Citadel Press
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 1978
  • ISBN : 0806513500

The 100 Book Review:

A list of the one hundred most influential people in history features descriptions of the careers, contributions, and accomplishments of the political and religious leaders, inventors, writers, artists, and others who changed the course of history. Simultaneous.

Wrigley's British Columbia Directory

Wrigley's British Columbia Directory
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1922
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044100144229

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Task Force Report--corrections

Task Force Report--corrections
  • Author : United States. Task Force on Corrections
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 1967
  • ISBN : OCLC:844820252

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"A" is for Alibi

  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781429901345

"A" is for Alibi Book Review:

READ THE SENSATIONAL BLOCKBUSTER THAT STARTED IT ALL! Take it from the top in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's knockout thriller that introduced detective Kinsey Millhone—and a hot new attitude—to crime fiction... A IS FOR AVENGER A tough-talking former cop, private investigator Kinsey Millhone has set up a modest detective agency in a quiet corner of Santa Teresa, California. A twice-divorced loner with few personal possessions and fewer personal attachments, she's got a soft spot for underdogs and lost causes. A IS FOR ACCUSED That's why she draws desperate clients like Nikki Fife. Eight years ago, she was convicted of killing her philandering husband. Now she's out on parole and needs Kinsey's help to find the real killer. But after all this time, clearing Nikki's bad name won't be easy. A IS FOR ALIBI If there's one thing that makes Kinsey Millhone feel alive, it's playing on the edge. When her investigation turns up a second corpse, more suspects, and a new reason to kill, Kinsey discovers that the edge is closer—and sharper—than she imagined. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"

An Epitome of the Synthetic Philosophy

An Epitome of the Synthetic Philosophy
  • Author : Frederick Howard Collins
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 1889
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4384959

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Legends of Our Times

Legends of Our Times
  • Author : Morgan Baillargeon,Leslie Tepper
  • Publisher : UBC Press
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2011-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780774842129

Legends of Our Times Book Review:

Throughout the world, the cowboy is an instantly recognized symbol of the North American West. Legends of Our Times breaks the stereotype of 'cowboys and Indians' to show an almost unknown side of the West. It tells the story of some of the first cowboys -- Native peoples of the northern Plains and Plateau. Through stories, poetry, art, and reminiscences in this lavishly illustrated work, Native people invite the reader on a fascinating journey into the world of ranching and rodeo. The book also presents the special relationship between Native people and animals such as the horse, buffalo, deer, and dog, which have always played an important role in Native spiritual and economic life. By the mid-nineteenth century, Native people were highly valued for their skills in horse breeding and herding, and could take advantage of new economic opportunities in the emerging ranching industry. Faced with limited resources, competition for land, and control by governments and Indian agents, many Native people still managed to develop their own herds or to find work as cowboys. As the ways of the Old West changed, new forms of entertainment and sport evolved. Impresarios such as Buffalo Bill Cody invented the Wild West show, employing Native actors and stunt performers to dramatize scenes from the history of the West and to demonstrate the friendly competitions that cowboys enjoyed at the end of a long round-up or cattle drive. The popularity of rodeos also grew within Native communities, and arenas were built on many reserves. Native rodeos are still held, while many Native competitors ride in professional rodeos as well. Today, Plains and Plateau peoples proudly continue a long tradition of cowboying. Legends of Our Times is a celebration of their rich contribution to ranching and rodeo life.

West-fever

West-fever
  • Author : Brian W. Dippie,Autry Museum of Western Heritage
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 1998
  • ISBN : 0295977353

West-fever Book Review:

"West-Fever" examines the mythical and factual West as evidenced through the art, artifacts, and objects of the popular culture in the collection of the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. Astute, dramatic, and lyrical by turns, Dippie explores a collection that, like the heritage it celebrates, defies boundaries.

Sensory Reflections

Sensory Reflections
  • Author : Fiona Griffiths,Kathryn Starkey
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Pages : 281
  • Relase : 2018-10-22
  • ISBN : 9783110563443

Sensory Reflections Book Review:

This volume draws on emerging scholarship at the intersection of two already vibrant fields: medieval material culture and medieval sensory experience. The rich potential of medieval matter (most obviously manuscripts and visual imagery, but also liturgical objects, coins, textiles, architecture, graves, etc.) to complement and even transcend purely textual sources is by now well established in medieval scholarship across the disciplines. So, too, attention to medieval sensory experiences—most prominently emotion—has transformed our understanding of medieval religious life and spirituality, violence, power, and authority, friendship, and constructions of both the self and the other. Our purpose in this volume is to draw the two approaches together, plumbing medieval material sources for traces of sensory experience - above all ephemeral and physical experiences that, unlike emotion, are rarely fully described or articulated in texts.

"G" is for Gumshoe

  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Pages : 337
  • Relase : 1990-05-15
  • ISBN : 9781429910866

"G" is for Gumshoe Book Review:

For #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton's PI Kinsey Millhone, danger comes with the job—but she never expects to find herself at the top of a hit man's list... G IS FOR GAME... When Irene Gersh asks PI Kinsey Millhone to locate her elderly mother Agnes, whom she hasn't heard from in six months, it's not exactly the kind of case Kinsey jumps for. But a girl's gotta pay her bills, and this should be easy money—or so she thinks. Kinsey finds Agnes in a hospital. Aside from her occasional memory lapses, the octogenarian seems fine. And frightened. G IS FOR GUN... Kinsey doesn't know what to make of Agnes's vague fears and bizarre ramblings, but she's got her own worries. It seems Tyrone Patty, a criminal she helped put behind bars, is looking to make a hit. First, Kinsey's car is run off the road, and then days later, she's almost gunned down, setting in motion a harrowing cat and mouse game... G IS FOR GUMSHOE So Kinsey decides to hire a bodyguard. With PI Robert Dietz watching her 24/7, Kinsey is feeling on edge...especially with their growing sexual tension. Then, Agnes dies of an apparent homicide, Kinsey realizes the old lady wasn't so senile after all—and maybe she was trying to tell her something? Now Kinsey's determined to learn the truth...even if it kills her. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"

"F" is for Fugitive

  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Holt Paperbacks
  • Pages : 262
  • Relase : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781429909792

"F" is for Fugitive Book Review:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton crafts a thriller set in a town so small that P.I. Kinsey Millhone wonders just how private her investigation can be . . . F is for Fugitive Floral Beach wasn't much of a town: six streets long and three deep, its only notable feature a strip of sand fronting the Pacific. It was on that sandy beach seventeen years ago that the strangled body of Jean Timberlake had been found. The people of floral Beach didn't pay a whole lot of mind to past history, especially when Bailey Fowler, the self-confessed killer, had been properly processed and convicted. They weren't even unduly concerned when, a year after the murder, Fowler walked away from the men's prison at San Luis Obispo, never to be seen again. After all, everyone knew Jean had been a wild kid. "Like mother, like daughter," some said--though never within hearing of Shana Timberlake, who, whatever her faults, still mourned her murdered child. And then, by sheer fluke, the cops stumbled on Bailey Fowler. And a case seventeen years dead came murderously to life again. For Royce Fowler, old and sick with not much time left, his son's reappearance was the chance to heal an old wound. For Kinsey Millhone, the case was a long shot, but she agreed to take it on. She couldn't know then it would lead her to probe the passions buried just below the surface of family relations, where old wounds fester and the most cherished emotions become warped until they fuse into deadly, soul-destroying time bombs. "A" Is for Alibi "B" Is for Burglar "C" Is for Corpse "D" Is for Deadbeat "E" Is for Evidence "F" Is for Fugitive "G" Is for Gumshoe "H" Is for Homicide "I" Is for Innocent "J" Is for Judgment "K" Is for Killer "L" is for Lawless "M" Is for Malice "N" Is for Noose "O" Is for Outlaw "P" Is for Peril "Q" Is for Quarry "R" Is for Ricochet "S" Is for Silence "T" Is for Trespass "U" Is for Undertow "V" Is for Vengeance "W" Is for Wasted "X"

Wittgenstein's Progress, 1929-1951

Wittgenstein's Progress, 1929-1951
  • Author : Denis Paul
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 359
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 8291071225

Wittgenstein's Progress, 1929-1951 Book Review:

Answering Chief Seattle

Answering Chief Seattle
  • Author : Albert Furtwangler
  • Publisher : University of Washington Press
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2011-10-01
  • ISBN : 9780295800387

Answering Chief Seattle Book Review:

Over the years, Chief Seattle's famous speech has been embellished, popularized, and carved into many a monument, but its origins have remained inadequately explained. Understood as a symbolic encounter between indigenous America, represented by Chief Seattle, and industrialized or imperialist America, represented by Isaac L Stevens, the first governor of Washington Territory, it was first published in a Seattle newspaper in 1887 by a pioneer who claimed he had heard Seattle (or Sealth) deliver it in the 1850s. No other record of the speech has been found, and Isaac Stevens's writings do not mention it Yet it has long been taken seriously as evidence of a voice crying out of the wilderness of the American past. Answering Chief Seattle presents the full and accurate text of the 1887 version and traces the distortions of later versions in order to explain the many layers of its mystery. This book also asks how the speech could be heard and answered, by reviewing its many contexts. Mid-century ideas about land, newcomers, ancestors, and future generations informed the ways Stevens and his contemporaries understood Chief Seattle and recreated him as a legendary figure.

The Mammoth Hunters

The Mammoth Hunters
  • Author : Jean M. Auel
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 753
  • Relase : 1986-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780553280944

The Mammoth Hunters Book Review:

Once again Jean M. Auel opens the door of a time long past to reveal an age of wonder and danger at the dawn of the modern human race. With all the consummate storytelling artistry and vivid authenticity she brought to The Clan of the Cave Bear and its sequel, The Valley of Horses, Jean M. Auel continues the breathtaking epic journey of the woman called Ayla. Riding Whinney with Jondalar, the man she loves, and followed by the mare’s colt, Ayla ventures into the land of the Mamutoi--The Mammoth Hunters. She has finally found the Others she has been seeking. Though Ayla must learn their different customs and language, she is adopted because of her remarkable hunting ability, singular healing skills, and uncanny fire-making technique. Bringing back the single pup of a lone wolf she has killed, Ayla shows the way she tames animals. She finds women friends and painful memories of the Clan she left behind, and meets Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory, whom she cannot refuse--inciting Jondalar to a fierce jealousy that he tries to control by avoiding her. Unfamiliar with the ways of the Others, Ayla misunderstands, and thinking Jondalar no longer loves her, she turns more to Ranec. Throughout the icy winter the tension mounts, but warming weather will bring the great mammoth hunt and the mating rituals of the Summer Meeting, when Ayla must choose to remain with Ranec and the Mamutoi, or to follow Jondalar on a long journey into an unknown future.

O is for Outlaw

O is for Outlaw
  • Author : Sue Grafton
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Pages : 416
  • Relase : 2010-12-03
  • ISBN : 9780330523370

O is for Outlaw Book Review:

O is for Outlaw is the fifteenth in the Kinsey Millhone mystery series by Sue Grafton. First there was a phone call from a stranger, then a letter showed up fourteen years after it was sent. That's how I learned I'd made a serious error in judgement and ended up risking my life . . .' The call comes on a Monday morning from a guy who scavenges defaulted storage units at auction. Last weekend he bought a stack. They had stuff in them – Kinsey stuff. For thirty bucks, he'll sell her the lot. Kinsey's never been one for personal possessions, but curiosity wins out and she hands over a twenty (she may be curious but she loves a bargain). What she finds amid childhood memorabilia is an old undelivered letter. It will force her to re-examine her beliefs about the break-up of her first marriage, about the honour of her first husband, about an old unsolved murder. And it will put her life in the gravest peril.