Catching Breath

The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis


Author: Kathryn Lougheed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472930363

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9773

Tuberculosis is an ancient disease, but it's not a disease of history. With more than a million victims every year – more than any other disease, including malaria – and antibiotic resistance now found in every country worldwide, tuberculosis is once again proving itself to be one of the smartest killers humanity has ever faced. But it's hardly surprising considering how long it's had to hone its skills. Forty-thousand years ago, our ancestors set off from the cradle of civilisation on their journey towards populating the planet. Tuberculosis hitched a lift and came with us, and it's been there ever since; waiting, watching, and learning. In The Robber of Youth, Kathryn Lougheed, a former TB research scientist, tells the story of how tuberculosis and humanity have grown up together, with each being shaped by the other in more ways than you could imagine. This relationship between man and microbe has spanned many millennia and has left its mark on both species. We can see evidence of its constant shadow in our genes; in the bones of the ancient dead; in art, music and literature. Tuberculosis has shaped societies - and it continues to do so today. The organism responsible for TB, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, has had plenty of time to adapt to its chosen habitat – human lungs – and has learnt through natural selection to be an almost perfect pathogen. Using our own immune cells as a Trojan Horse to aid its spread, it's come up with clever ways to avoid being killed by antibiotics. But patience has been its biggest lesson - the bacterium can enter into a latent state when times are tough, only to come back to life when a host's immune system can no longer put up a fight. Today, more than one million people die of the disease every year and around one-third of the world's population are believed to be infected. That's more than two billion people. Throw in the compounding problems of drug resistance, the HIV epidemic and poverty, and it's clear that tuberculosis remains one of the most serious problems in world medicine. The Robber of Youth follows the history of TB through the ages, from its time as an infection of hunter-gatherers to the first human villages, which set it up with everything it needed to become the monstrous disease it is today, through to the perils of industrialisation and urbanisation. It goes on to look at the latest research in fighting the disease, with stories of modern scientific research, interviews doctors on the frontline treating the disease, and the personal experiences of those affected by TB.

[Drum Score]Catch My Breath-Kelly Clarkson

Catch My Breath(2012.10) [Drum Sheet Music]


Author: 노창국

Publisher: drumtab



Page: N.A

View: 6524

드럼악보 전문사이트인 ‘드럼탭’에서 판매하는 드럼악보 시리즈입니다. 구글 북스에서 원하시는 곡을 검색하시면 다양하고 많은 드럼악보를 구매하실 수 있습니다. 악보가 검색이 되지 않거나 찾으시는 악보가 없을시에는 [email protected] 로 요청을 하시면 제작에 참고하겠습니다. (반드시 제목은 악보요청이라고 써서 보내주세요 요청하신 악보가 구글 북스에 올라갈 경우에는 연락을 드리겠습니다. 이용해주셔서 감사합니다. The drum sheet music series is provided by professional drum sheet music website for 'drumtab'. To purchase a copy of various drum sheet music you desire, please search the song title on Google Books. In case the desiring drum sheet music isn't available, please send a request email to: [email protected] for consideration. (Please title your email: Music Sheet Request) When the requested drum sheet music is posted, we will follow up with you directly. Thank you for choosing us.

1918 - Die Welt im Fieber

Wie die Spanische Grippe die Gesellschaft veränderte


Author: Laura Spinney

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446259589

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 2108

Der Erste Weltkrieg geht zu Ende, und eine weitere Katastrophe fordert viele Millionen Tote: die Spanische Grippe. Binnen weniger Wochen erkrankt ein Drittel der Weltbevölkerung. Trotzdem sind die Auswirkungen auf Gesellschaft, Politik und Kultur weitgehend unbekannt. Ob in Europa, Asien oder Afrika, an vielen Orten brachte die Grippe die Machtverhältnisse ins Wanken, womöglich beeinflusste sie die Verhandlung des Versailler Vertrags und verursachte Modernisierungsbewegungen. Anhand von Schicksalen auf der ganzen Welt öffnet Laura Spinney das Panorama dieser Epoche. Sie füllt eine klaffende Lücke in der Geschichtsschreibung und erlaubt einen völlig neuen Blick auf das Schicksalsjahr 1918.

Catching Our Breath: A Story of Transplant


Author: Larry Booth

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1633382842

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 1024

On June 18, 2011, forty-eight hours away from death, Larry Booth received the gift of life. On that morning, after a six-hour operation at Stanford Hospital, Larry received a successful double lung transplant from a fourteen-year-old girl who had made the decision; she wanted to help people go on if she couldn’t. What follows in these pages is a chronicle of the six-year struggle Larry endured to not only stay alive, but to also find the true nature of his disease. He went from doctor to doctor as he experienced different symptoms—from clinical trials to VATS surgery for biopsy. It was the summer of 2009, and after self-diagnosis and medical guessing, he ended up at Stanford Hospital and clinics. You will follow Larry through The Disease, The Transplant Window, and Transplant Recovery. And you will get a true picture of what it is like to not know if you will live to see another day, every day. The final part is a fast-paced short story playing with the theory of cellular memory. What if transplanted lungs could reason, use logic, had emotions, could sense things, and were able to communicate with the host brain? It is filled with humor and suspense and chase scenes. It’s a real cops-and-robbers kind of read.

Catching Your Breath


Author: Christine Webb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907090493


Page: 71

View: 6579

Lucid and poignant, Catching Your Breath celebrates and mourns Christine Webb's partner of 40 years, who died in 2006; a collection that is full of courage and humanity. -- Welsh Books Council

Catching Your Breath in Grief

... and Grace Will Lead You Home


Author: Formerly Professor of Philosophy Thomas Attig, PhD,Thomas Attig

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988076013

Category: Bereavement

Page: 74

View: 5640

"Catching Your Breath in Grief ...and grace will lead you home" is a one-of-a-kind, heart-to-heart invitation to reflect on essential realities of life, deep human needs in soul and spirit, agonies of loss, and the hope and meaning possible in dark times. Written by Thomas Attig, a leading scholar in the field of death, dying, and bereavement, it is a remarkably accessible, even lyrical, treatment of profound truths from philosophy, depth psychology, and spirituality. Its combination of engaging text and uncannily matched, exquisite photographs is unique. As the author reflects on aspects of a universal story whose themes thread through the world's great spiritual and religious traditions, he invites readers to join in wondering about their own personal losses, loves, and lives. And he guides them in seeking hopeful paths to walk in the next chapters of their own life stories. About the Author: THOMAS ATTIG, PhD, is an applied philosopher and author of "How We Grieve: Relearning the World" (revised edition, 2011) and "The Heart of Grief: Death and the Search for Lasting Love" (2000), both published by Oxford University Press. A Past President of the Association for Death Education and Counseling and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from The International Network on Personal Meaning, Tom Attig now lives in Victoria, British Columbia where he continues writing and teaching on-line. He invites you to visit his web site at About the Photographer: WILLIAM RATHJE, PhD (1945-2012), was a renowned archaeologist best known for "The Garbage Project," using archaeological methods to mine landfills for insight into contemporary culture. His photos appeared in "National Geographic, Natural History, " and "Shambala Sun." He photographed the natural world to provide vivid emotional connections with the assimilation of life's ups and downs. See "Remembering Bill" at

Bevor ich jetzt gehe

Was am Ende wirklich zählt - Das Vermächtnis eines jungen Arztes


Author: Paul Kalanithi

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641189365

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 2104

„Dieses gehört zu der Handvoll Bücher, die für mich universell sind. Ich empfehle es wirklich jedem.“ ANN PATCHETT Was macht das eigene Leben lebenswert? Was tun, wenn die Lebensleiter keine weiteren Stufen in eine vielversprechende Zukunft bereithält? Was bedeutet es, ein Kind zu bekommen, neues Leben entstehen zu sehen, während das eigene zu Ende geht? Bewegend und mit feiner Beobachtungsgabe schildert der junge Arzt und Neurochirurg Paul Kalanithi seine Gedanken über die ganz großen Fragen.

Babylon in a Jar



Author: Andrew Hudgins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618126972

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 3691

Dramatic and powerful, a collection of poems from the renowned author of Saints and Strangers details the opposition between religion and worldliness and order and disorder, and addresses the natural world, history, and inheritance. Reprint.

The Sex Lives of Saints

An Erotics of Ancient Hagiography


Author: Virginia Burrus

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812200720

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 7755

Has a repressive morality been the primary contribution of Christianity to the history of sexuality? The ascetic concerns that pervade ancient Christian texts would seem to support such a common assumption. Focusing on hagiographical literature, Virginia Burrus pursues a fresh path of interpretation, arguing that the early accounts of the lives of saints are not antierotic but rather convey a sublimely transgressive "countereroticism" that resists the marital, procreative ethic of sexuality found in other strands of Christian tradition. Without reducing the erotics of ancient hagiography to a single formula, The Sex Lives of Saints frames the broad historical, theological, and theoretical issues at stake in such a revisionist interpretation of ascetic eroticism, with particular reference to the work of Michel Foucault and Georges Bataille, David Halperin and Geoffrey Harpham, Leo Bersani and Jean Baudrillard. Burrus subsequently proceeds through close, performative readings of the earliest Lives of Saints, mostly dating to the late fourth and early fifth centuries—Jerome's Lives of Paul, Malchus, Hilarion, and Paula; Gregory of Nyssa's Life of Macrina; Augustine's portrait of Monica; Sulpicius Severus's Life of Martin; and the slightly later Lives of so-called harlot saints. Queer, s/m, and postcolonial theories are among the contemporary discourses that prove intriguingly resonant with an ancient art of "saintly" loving that remains, in Burrus's reading, promisingly mobile, diverse, and open-ended.

Catching My Breath

An Asthmatic Explores His Illness


Author: Tim Brookes

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)


Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 291

View: 4071

A journalist and lifelong asthmatic provides an informative look at the mysteries of this epidemic illness and offers thought-provoking questions about modern health care and chronic illness. 25,000 first printing.

With Every Breath


Author: Lynn Kurland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440639562

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3960

**This is a Read Pink edition. In October 2010, Penguin Group (USA) launched a new initiative in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October, we are pleased to continue the program with a donation of $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation(r) and are presenting eight beloved titles in special Read Pink(tm) editions: The Perfect Poison, by Amanda Quick The Border Lord's Bride, by Bertrice Small With Every Breath, by Lynn Kurland Danger in a Red Dress, by Christina Dodd Early Dawn, by Catherine Anderson The Secret History of the Pink Carnation, by Lauren Willig A Duke's Temptation, by Jillian Hunter Tribute, by Nora Roberts When medieval laird Robert Cameron pounds on Sunny Phillips's door, he isn't paying a social call. He's braved a trip onto enemy soil to fetch the MacLeod witch, a crone renowned for her healing powers. But the woman who opens her door to him is enchanting and young... and not from his century.

Beach-Spawning Fishes

Reproduction in an Endangered Ecosystem


Author: Karen L.M. Martin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482208008

Category: Nature

Page: 223

View: 5807

Beach-spawning fishes from exotic locations on most continents of the world provide spectacular examples of extreme adaptations during the most vulnerable life cycle stages. The beauty, intriguing biology, and importance of these charismatic fishes at the interface of marine and terrestrial ecosystems have inspired numerous scientific studies. Adaptations of behavior, physiology, development, and ecology are gathered together for the first time in this book. Beach-Spawning Fishes: Reproduction in an Endangered Ecosystem is a comprehensive guide to beach spawning, a charismatic animal behavior that is seen in a surprising number of teleost species. This unexpected form of reproduction provides a window into the ecology of coastal areas, the behaviors and physiology necessary for fishes and their eggs to adapt to terrestrial conditions, and the threats and challenges for conservation and management. Beach-spawning species include important forage fishes such as the capelin, exotic fishes such as the fugu puffer, and the spectacular midnight runs of the California grunion.

Facets of Eros

Phenomenological Essays


Author: F.J. Smith,E. Eng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401023875

Category: Philosophy

Page: 177

View: 8506

In an age which is supposedly experiencing a sexual revolution, a volume of thoughtful essays on eros is not only not out of place but perhaps is a positive contribution to the understanding of contempor ary man. It was the conviction of the editors that the scientific view of sexuality, as promoted in such valuable studies as those conducted by Masters and Johnson, needed considerable supplement and per spective. The perspective is here furnished by writers from both Europe and America, authors from various fields, such as philosophy, psychology, and even musicology, all of whom are united, in that their approach to the problem of eros is phenomenologically oriented. At first it might well seem strange that musicology would have much to say about eros. It is true, musicology has been the "science" of music, at least in intent. Yet in a larger view of the discipline, philo sophical and aesthetic problems are also important to it, and this particularly if we agree with Enzo Paci, that our very culture depends on eros. Surely musical culture, as pointed out by Kierkegaard, is the embodiment of what western civilization has known as sensuality; and Mozart's Don Giovanni is its incarnation. On the surface it is easier for us to grasp the work of the philosopher in this area; and, of course, one expects the psychologist to deal with sexuality more explicitly than anyone else.




Author: Tim Winton

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 364111201X

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4171

Auf der Suche nach dem ultimativen Kick Sonne, Meer und Weite – für einen Surfer ist das nicht genug. Er braucht die große, die immer größere Welle. Bruce Pike ist in seinem Leben viele Wellen geritten, er weiß um die Faszination und die Tücken dieses Sports. Dabei fing alles so harmlos an, in seinem kleinen Kaff an der Westküste Australiens: Als Kind tauchte er mit seinem Freund Loonie um die Wette, es ging darum, so lange wie möglich den Atem anzuhalten. Bald entdeckten sie gemeinsam das Surfen – und forderten immer waghalsiger den Tod heraus ...



Author: Tunku Halim

Publisher: Buku Fixi

ISBN: 9670750350

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3608

The Dolobs are real. They are a despicable race of unknown origin, whose skin color is “darker than the Indians and lighter than the Chinese”. Tan Sri Ismail Ismail aims to become Malaysia’s richest man. Like other locals, he hates the Dolobs. One day, he fires his office tea lady, Lani. In revenge, Lani, with the help of a female shaman, places a curse on him. He suffers a stroke but survives only because he is building a dam in the valley where the shaman lives. She wants him to delay the dam’s construction. The tycoon agrees, but on one condition: she must kill Lani. To ensure he carries out his promise, the shaman secretly lures his jewelry-obsessed wife and two sons to the valley. Accompanying them are her handsome driver, a stockbroker and his spirit girlfriend. Last Breath serves alternate history, magic realism and gothic spooks with a healthy dollop of satire. (Buku Fixi) (Fixi Novo)

Going to the Movies

A Guide to Film Study


Author: Dale Sutherland

Publisher: Essential Resources

ISBN: 1877300756

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 43

View: 7804

Enlightenment: Oblivion



Author: Derek Hitchmough

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469199513

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7367

Brianna was your average 6-year-old girl, albeit more mature than you'd expect. She had family and friends that loved her, and a lovely home. But that all changed one night, when they were attacked... She, the only survivor, shell-shocked and numb from crying, wandering across the land without purpose. A chance encounter, and happening upon a city, would change her life forever. Over the years, she turned inward, and she learned to fend for herself. But what will happen when she comes full-circle to the concepts of friendship and family? Or even love? But dark forces seek to get in her way, at every turn. Security who abuse their position, unnatural creatures... and a mysterious figure who seems to be watching her every move. Which will Brianna choose? The light, or the dark?

The Wife Between Us

Wer ist sie wirklich?


Author: Greer Hendricks,Sarah Pekkanen

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644401497

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8689

Drei Frauen, ein Mann. Viele Geheimnisse. Und nur eine Wahrheit. Vanessa: Das perfekte Leben, das war einmal. Seit der Scheidung von Richard ist sie ein Wrack. Nur ein Gedanke hält sie aufrecht: seine Hochzeit mit der anderen zu verhindern. Nellie schwebt im siebten Himmel: Ausgerechnet sie, die alles andere als ein aufregendes Leben führt, hat sich der attraktive, charismatische Richard ausgesucht. Alles wäre perfekt, gäbe es da nicht Dinge, die aus dem neuen Heim verschwinden. Und diese Frau, die sie beobachtet. Emma: «Ich weiß, du wirst mir nicht glauben, aber du musst die Wahrheit über Richard erfahren.» So beginnt der Brief, den sie eines Tages erhält. Emma ist skeptisch, jeder weiß, dass Nellie von Richard besessen ist. Und wohin das führen könnte ... Das Buch verkaufte sich in 30 Länder, stieg sofort an der Spitze der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste ein und wird von DreamWorks verfilmt.

Der Erzähler



Author: Richard Flanagan

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492992552

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 3263

Den jungen, mittellosen Schriftsteller Kif Kehlmann erreicht mitten in der Nacht ein Anruf. Er soll die Memoiren des berühmtesten Kriminellen Australiens schreiben, Siegfried Heidl. Heidl hat den Banken siebenhundert Millionen Dollar abgenommen und muss sich nun vor Gericht verantworten. Bis zum Tag der Urteilsverkündung will sein Verleger das Manuskript auf dem Tisch haben. Trotz des enormen Drucks willigt Kehlmann ein, muss aber erkennen, dass Heidl sich gar nicht für das Buch interessiert. Also beginnt er zu erfinden. Je näher aber der Abgabetermin rückt, desto mehr verschwimmen die Grenzen zwischen Heidl und ihm selbst, zwischen Erfindung und Erinnerung. Betreibt Heidl Sabotage, will er, dass Kehlmanns Leben selbst sich ändert, das erfundene und das wahre?