Flashes in the Night

The Sinking of the Estonia


Author: Jack A. Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934074213

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 4757

Flashes in the Night captures the tragic story of the sinking of M/S Estonia in dark, cold Baltic waters on September 28, 1994. Caught in a storm during an overnight trip between Tallinn, Estonia, and Stockholm, Sweden, the ship sank in a matter of minutes. Debate continues over whether the cause was structural or sabotage, but the fact remains 852 souls were lost at sea in Europe's worst civilian disaster. Nearly one-third of those who escaped the ship died of hypothermia. A twenty-nine-year-old Swedish entrepreneur and a pretty nineteen-year-old Swedish girl are a major focus of this dramatic account. On that night when Kent Harstedt met Sara Hedrenius on the top rail of the sinking ship, they made a date for dinner in Stockholm-if they survived. Through that endless darkness, huddled in near-freezing water in their raft, they told each other jokes to stay awake and alive. Their date made world headlines. This is their story, and the story of the young British adventurer Paul Barney, along with riveting accounts of others who were a part of this harrowing life-or-death survival epic.

Flashes of Fire

A Literary Analysis of the Song of Songs


Author: Elie Assis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567054322

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 9191

The essence of true love is in the yearning not in the consummation. This literary analysis of the Song of Songs employs the methods of New Criticism. Each analysis aims to uncover the messages conveyed by the poems and the inner world of the characters. The analysis brings to the fore the highly sophisticated and the original creativity of the love poetry of the Song of Songs. In the introduction, the question is posed as to whether the Song of Songs is an anthology or one literary whole. After discussing the strengths and weakness of the various approaches, the author proposes a novel structure for the Book predicated on the various genres of the love poems. Assis discerns poems of physical description, poems of adoration, and poems of yearning. In addition, he discerns what he takes to be a previously unrecognized genre, poems of rendezvous - a new structure which is based on a psychological understanding of passionate love is now discovered. One of the undisputed dominant features of passionate love is the longing for union with the beloved. Based on this premise, the book is divided into five sections, each of which ends with an attempt to unite or in a union. The structure of the book reflects an emotional and inner development in the psyche of the lovers and in the relationship between them. Throughout the book the interrelationships between the various genres of the love poems, and the development of the characters is spelled out

Flashes of Sunlight

The Legend of Princess Morning Star 1968


Author: Morgan Rowan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595247601

Category: Fiction

Page: 184

View: 9736

Part Quest, Part MysteryAn inspirational 60's fairy tale A young girl's belief in a 60's prophecy leads her on a quest to find her destiny. Instead she finds reality and must piece together her broken life becoming Princess Morning Star in an unforgiving world. Morning's life is shaped by a brief and star-crossed relationship with a never-to-be-forgotten man who is taken from her far too soon. Flashes of Sunlight is an inspirational story of how one man's brief life can truly change the world. A story of triumph against all odds and a love that survives even death inspires the reader to look inside themselves at what is truly important on the path of this life.

Sleep and Quality of Life in Clinical Medicine


Author: Joris C. Verster,S. R. Pandi-Perumal,David L. Streiner

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781603273435

Category: Medical

Page: 534

View: 9333

Many patients experience sleep disturbances secondary to their primary illness and this often has a negative effect on their quality of life. This book provides an evidence-based introduction to the interface between sleep wide range of medical disorders. A clinically focused, comprehensive review for physicians and other health providers, this state-of-the-art reference can also serve as a textbook for those who wish to become familiar with the impact of sleep on quality of life.

Menopause For Dummies


Author: Marcia L. Jones,Theresa Eichenwald,Nancy W. Hall

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118068113

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 8064

Although menopause is a natural and inevitable stage in every woman’s life, its physical, mental, and emotional manifestations can vary greatly from one person to the next. Add to this all of the conflicting “expert” information about the benefits, risks, and side effects to which women are exposed on a daily basis, and it’s easy to see why most find it difficult to make informed choices about how to deal with their menopausal symptoms. Authored by a team of acknowledged experts in treating menopausal symptoms, Menopause For Dummies arms you with all the information you need to stay in control every step of the way. In plain English, it explains the role menopause plays in a variety of common health problems, such as osteoporosis, stroke, and heart disease. It walks you through proven measures for minimizing your risk of developing complications through including diet and exercise, stress management, hormone replacement, and other techniques. And it arms you with authoritative, up-to-the-minute coverage of: Premenopause how to identify it and what it means The stages of menopause How menopause can affect your body, emotions, and libido The latest facts about hormone replacement therapy The pros and cons of various alternative treatments The best ways of handling hot flashes Easing symptoms with diet and exercise Preventing bone loss Helpful lifestyle changes With Menopause For Dummies in your corner you’ll have a kinder, gentler “change of life.”

Treatment of the Postmenopausal Woman

Basic and Clinical Aspects


Author: Rogerio A. Lobo

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080553092

Category: Medical

Page: 912

View: 7410

For anyone who treats postmenopausal women, this latest edition of Rogerio Lobo's classic work combines the best from two well-known references: Menopause, and the second edition of Treatment of the Postmenopausal Woman. By adding significant discussions of the basic science behind menopause, it is possible to objectively assess the clinical value and limitations of current approaches to treatment and provide a basis and rationale for strategies that will result in better individualized and specialized care. Not only does the third edition discuss diagnosis and treatment of menopause but it covers biological, anatomical, physiological, pathobiological, and pharmacological aspects as well bringing together, in one source, all of the information needed to understand and treat postmenopausal conditions. Over 50% new material representing the vast amount of information available since the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) clinical trials were completed making this the most up-to-date reference on postmenopausal women Includes several new sections on comparisons between clinical trials and observational data, urology, and pelvic support Each section is preceded by a preface to put the area into context with many chapters having suggested treatment regimens

Flashes in the Sky


Author: Angel Favazza

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105499987

Category: Poetry

Page: 102

View: 6689

Flashes in the Sky, by Angel Favazza, is written with a prophetic voice that is at once simple and lyrically intense. Favazza has managed to enrich Scifaiku poetry while greatly widening the circle of its audience

The Hot Flash Solution

A Breakthrough Program for Taking Control of Hot Flashes in Just 7 Days!


Author: Colette Bouchez

Publisher: Colette Bouchez

ISBN: 1440434840

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 160

View: 2741

Say goodbye to hot flashes and night sweats in as little as 7 days with The Hot Flash Solution - a breakthrough all natural system developed by award- winning WebMD journalist and healthy lifestyle author Colette Bouchez! Part One includes your free Hot Flash Solutions Lifestyle Diary - a system designed to identify and track hot flashes - and help you eliminate them! In Part Two you'll find the facts about bio-identical hormones (with important safety data you won't want to miss) plus a guide to the safest, medically proven natural hot flash therapies including: * Supplements & Vitamins * Black cohosh * Red clover, * Aromatherapy * Acupuncture, * Yoga * Relaxation Techniques * PLUS A BONUS: The Hot Flash Diet Find out why Steven Goldstein, MD, Professor of OB/GYN at NYU-Langone Medical Center and a menopause expert calls this book ..".the system that really works!" UPDATED PUBLICATION DATE: MARCH 2009

To Do or Die


Author: Mike Shepherd

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101593024

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 6712

From the national bestselling author of the Kris Longknife series comes an all-new Jump Universe novel. Retired Colonel Ray Longknife and Marine Captain Terrence “Trouble” Tordon come to Savannah via different routes, but what they find is the same. One bully strongman is intent on keeping power no matter what the new rules are for peace. He’s got the population cowered by thugs, and tanks at the ready. He expects to win the coming elections handily. He doesn’t expect trouble. Or, in this case, Mrs. Trouble—aka Ruth Tordon—a Marine wife on a mission to find the drug lords that almost killed her and her husband and put them out of business—and she’s not about to be stopped by some barely trained roughnecks. Abandoned by their strongman and desperate in defeat, the heavy armor get ready to roll into town over anybody in their way. But Ray Longknife, Trouble and Ruth are standing in their way…and nothing is going to flatten them.