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Blood Bound

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Editor: Penguin
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“Kick-ass were-coyote auto mechanic Mercedes Thompson” (Publishers Weekly) has leapt to the forefront of today’s urban fantasy heroes, thanks to bestselling author Patricia Briggs. Now, Mercy finds herself in the middle of a bloodbath—with only one way out... Mercy has friends in low places—and in dark ones. And now she owes one of them a favor. Since she can shapeshift at will, she agrees to act as some extra muscle when her vampire friend Stefan goes to deliver a message to another of his kind. But this new vampire is hardly ordinary—and neither is the demon inside of him. When the undead and the werewolves sent to find him don’t return, the local vampire queen turns to Mercy for help. A coyote is no match for a demon, but Mercy is determined to get her friends back—including the two werewolves circling around her heart.

Blood Bound

Blood Bound Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tay T.
Editor: Tay T.
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Can the prey really catch the predator? Or will the predator devour the prey? When Maya, a dark sorceress, discovers an ancient scroll in her search for ultimate power, she decides to kidnap a Cardinal Alpha known for his ruthless and brutal ways. And she succeeds. Yet all her attempts to activate the dark ritual fail within the first few tries. Her test specimens fall unconscious with their mouths seared shut in a thick layer of black. And her time is starting to run out the longer she plays this game of cat and mouse with the Alpha. With no other choice, Maya decides to activate the ritual herself. But just when she's about to attain all his powers, she painstakingly decides to back out due to a sudden and terrifying realization: she is bound and chained to Xavier Thaeos. Can she walk away from an addiction that is far more lethal than any drug on earth? Can she fight him and the call of his blood? But, most importantly, will the cunning Alpha let her? ***This steamy romance novel contains detailed scenes of adult intimacy.*** Reviews What the readers are saying about this book: "The story line is truly captivating and absolutely thrilling. I love the fact that the main [character] is not some naive girl who knows nothing. She has character."—Zinhlenkomo70 "This story is soo good! I enjoy how Maya isn't the usual goody two shoes. She's cunning and she's not afraid to do everything to save her mother regardless of the repercussions...She's so badasssss and maaan, I just love it! It is easily one of the most original plots I have read so far."—Ayesa First "This book is just like quicksand. You come here, knowing nothing, and when you realize it's got a hold of you, it's too late, you're addicted, just like the rest of us... This book is so fabulous. Best book ever!"--Ogooney "This book is amazing 😍"—Casper98 "I love the depth of the characters’ personalities, it made them seem real, and I loved how we got to know them. I recommended this book to a group of 7 friends because I really do just love it and think they’d like it too."—Interstellar_1107 "It's a beautiful story. The amount of details just adds more life to it. I have read many other authors' books but this story and series has attracted me like none other. The amount of suspense, anticipation, love and hate just encourages me to read the story again and again. Every detail just increases a reader's love for the story..."—Tasfiaanjum "I really like the story, how the characters developed and how the story progressed. I have read her other books and I can say that she's a terrific author, and I can't wait for her future books."—Almazanprincessjuz "Fantastic story by a great author. Love reading her books and enjoy how she brings the characters to life."—Crystal "[I] absolutely love this book.😍😱 I have read many werewolf books, but this book has a completely different take and it is written exceptionally well. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good read..."—Christine van der Bank "The suspense is perfect. The chemistry between them is off the charts and they haven't even properly bonded yet. They both are driven, which makes dynamics of their soon to be relationship interesting. Who will bend and how will they make it work? So far this book has captured my imagination right from the first chapter. Great writing. Thank you. I have no doubt that with your writing talents you shall be an established author in no time."—Rose Heuer Wiggill "I can vividly picture the story in my mind. The author is truly talented at bringing the characters setting and scenes to life! I’m aroused and excited at every chapter, even in waiting!"—MizuAki_0011 "This story just began and I'm already craving it like a drug...I'm even writing a review, when it is something that I NEVER do! Before reading, you just need to know that it is dark, so if it is something you don't like, this story is not for you. But if you could care less, and you love romance, hot werewolf dominant men, and strong women, this story is just for you! The plot is marvelous and for those like me who read thousand of werewolf's stories, its originality is like fresh wind..."—Opale.G "This story is far from the cliche werewolf stories out there. I’ve only read the first few but it has me hooked! The writer is so descriptive that I can picture everything in my mind. This story is a must read for anyone who loves a little mystery with their romance."—Nikki Brown "Really, really, reeeeeally great story!! It's definitely a 10/10!!"—Kari

Blood Bound

Blood Bound Pdf/ePub eBook Author: RJ Blain
Editor: Pen & Page Publishing
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Blood Bound by RJ Blain Summary

After waking in a shallow grave and clawing her way to freedom, Penelope Francis hunts for the rogue who stole her life and transformed her into a vampire. Despite being corrupted into a feared preternatural, she clings to her humanity and refuses to prey on innocents, instead slaking her thirst on other miscreant vampires. In exchange for a chance at revenge, she joins forces with the charismatic master of the Lowrance brood, a choice that may spell the salvation—or destruction—of humanity as she knows it.

Blood and Honor

Blood and Honor Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440630127
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Blood and Honor by W.E.B. Griffin Summary

As did his three immensely popular series Brotherhood of War, The Corps and Badge of Honor, W.E.B. Griffin's novel of World War II espionage Honor Bound became an immediate bestseller: "A superior war story" (Library Journal) "whose twists and turns keep readers guessing until the last page" (Publishers Weekly). Now the characters of Honor Bound are back, in an adventure as exciting as anything Griffin has written. It is April 1943, and Marine aviator Cletus Frade, Army demolition's wizard Anthony Pelosi, and communications expert David Ettinger are thrust again into the lethal nest of intrigue that is wartime Buenos Aires. A clandestine German vessel sets sail to resupply submarines in the South Atlantic...as a massive shipment of money earmarked for postwar Reich makes its way to South America...and a coup designed to topple the government reaches critical mass. In the midst of it all, the German-ordered assassination of Cletus Frade's father demands only one response: revenge. Threading their way carefully between Axis and Allied sympathizers, and even between rival OSS and FBI factions, the three solidiers must strive their utmost not only to fulfill their missions--but just to stay alive. And for that, even their utmost may not be enough... Written with all the energy and expertise that Griffin's readers have come to expect, filled with drama and authentic heroes, Blood and Honor is a captivating novel sure to please fans old and new.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Pdf/ePub eBook Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309142393
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Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community Summary

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Mollison's Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine

Mollison's Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harvey G. Klein,David J. Anstee
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118689976
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Mollison's Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine by Harvey G. Klein,David J. Anstee Summary

Mollison's Blood Transfusion in Clinical Medicine is an icon in the field of transfusion and the first edition was published in 1951. The book arose from the concept of the transfusionist, as both scientist and expert consultant. For many years, this text has provided the primary, and often the sole, reference for detailed information and practical experience in blood transfusion. The book is completely revised and updated throughout to include the latest advances and developments in the field.

The Crowd

The Crowd Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gustave Le Bon
Editor: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775416275
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The Crowd by Gustave Le Bon Summary

The following work is devoted to an account of the characteristics of crowds. Organized crowds have always played an important part in the life of peoples, but this part has never been of such moment as at present. The substitution of the unconscious action of crowds for the conscious activity of individuals is one of the principal characteristics of the present age. Crowds, doubtless, are always unconscious, but this very unconsciousness is perhaps one of the secrets of their strength. In the natural world beings exclusively governed by instinct accomplish acts whose marvelous complexity astounds us. Reason is an attribute of humanity of too recent date and still too imperfect to reveal to us the laws of the unconscious, and still more to take its place. The part played by the unconscious in all our acts is immense, and that played by reason very small.

Honor Bound

Honor Bound Pdf/ePub eBook Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440632332
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Honor Bound by W.E.B. Griffin Summary

October 1942. At a secret rendezvous point off the coast of neutral Argentina, a small merchant ship delivers supplies to Nazi submarines and raiders. The OSS is deternined to sabotage the operation by any means necessary. But one of the key saboteurs they've enlisted--a young U.S Marine--must fight his own private battle between duty and honor. Because he was chosen for a reason--to gain trust and support of his own flesh and blood. A powerful Argentinian called "el Coronel." The father he never knew...

Introduction to Probability

Introduction to Probability Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 146657559X
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Introduction to Probability by Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang Summary

Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The print book version includes a code that provides free access to an eBook version. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment.

Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Adolf Hitler
Editor: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9390504872
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Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler Summary

‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

Caffeine for the Sustainment of Mental Task Performance

Caffeine for the Sustainment of Mental Task Performance Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research
Editor: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309170307
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Caffeine for the Sustainment of Mental Task Performance by Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Military Nutrition Research Summary

This report from the Committee on Military Nutrition Research reviews the history of caffeine usage, the metabolism of caffeine, and its physiological effects. The effects of caffeine on physical performance, cognitive function and alertness, and alleviation of sleep deprivation impairments are discussed in light of recent scientific literature. The impact of caffeine consumption on various aspects of health, including cardiovascular disease, reproduction, bone mineral density, and fluid homeostasis are reviewed. The behavioral effects of caffeine are also discussed, including the effect of caffeine on reaction to stress, withdrawal effects, and detrimental effects of high intakes. The amounts of caffeine found to enhance vigilance and reaction time consistently are reviewed and recommendations are made with respect to amounts of caffeine appropriate for maintaining alertness of military personnel during field operations. Recommendations are also provided on the need for appropriate labeling of caffeine-containing supplements, and education of military personnel on the use of these supplements. A brief review of some alternatives to caffeine is also provided.

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephenie Meyer
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316032832
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Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer Summary

In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

Sophie's World

Sophie's World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jostein Gaarder
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804270
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Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder Summary

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.

Soul Taken

Soul Taken Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Briggs
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0593100123
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Soul Taken by Patricia Briggs Summary

Mercy Thompson, car mechanic and shapeshifter, must face her greatest fears in this chilling entry in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. The vampire Wulfe is missing. Since he’s deadly, possibly insane, and his current idea of “fun” is stalking me, some may see it as no great loss. But, warned that his disappearance might bring down the carefully constructed alliances that keep our pack safe, my mate and I must find Wulfe—and hope he’s still alive. As alive as a vampire can be, anyway. But Wulfe isn’t the only one who has disappeared. And now there are bodies, too. Has the Harvester returned to the Tri-Cities, reaping souls with his cursed sickle? Or is he just a character from a B horror movie and our enemy is someone else? The farther I follow Wulfe’s trail, the more twisted—and darker—the path becomes. I need to figure out what’s going on before the next body on the ground is mine.

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Friedrich Engels
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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Friedrich Engels Summary

"The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State" is an 1884 historical materialist treatise by the founder of the communism ideology Friedrich Engels. The book is based on notes by Karl Marx to Lewis H. Morgan's book Ancient Society (1877). This is an early anthropological work, regarded as one of the first major works on family economics.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Golding
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571290582
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Lord of the Flies by William Golding Summary

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

Acute Blood Purification

Acute Blood Purification Pdf/ePub eBook Author: H. Suzuki,H. Hirasawa
Editor: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
ISBN: 3805594798
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Acute Blood Purification by H. Suzuki,H. Hirasawa Summary

Acute organ damage and the ensuing multiple organ failure are the result of a pathophysiological process involving various cytokines. Once activated, these proteins cannot be eliminated even when the kidneys function at their maximum capacity. To counteract this mechanism, researchers in Japan have developed an innovative concept employing blood purification to remove the overwhelming cytokines.This book describes the use of hemodiafiltration to inhibit the cytokine storms which cause serious organ damage in patients with septic shock. Moreover, the technical construction of the blood purification system, which includes various machines, devices, membranes, fluids, etc., is explained in detail. Finally, leading experts discuss the concept of continuous renal replacement therapy as the standard care in critically ill patients with severe acute kidney injury.Describing the current state of acute blood purification, this publication provides new impulses and opens new avenues in the treatment of acute organ damage.

The Merchant of Venice

The Merchant of Venice Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Shakespeare
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465587381
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In sooth, I know not why I am so sad;_It wearies me; you say it wearies you;_But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,_What stuff 'tis made of, whereof it is born,_I am to learn;_And such a want-wit sadness makes of me_That I have much ado to know myself._ SALARINO._Your mind is tossing on the ocean;_There where your argosies, with portly sailÑ_Like signiors and rich burghers on the flood,_Or as it were the pageants of the seaÑ_Do overpeer the petty traffickers,_That curtsy to them, do them reverence,_As they fly by them with their woven wings._ SALANIO._Believe me, sir, had I such venture forth,_The better part of my affections would_Be with my hopes abroad. I should be still_Plucking the grass to know where sits the wind,_Peering in maps for ports, and piers, and roads;_And every object that might make me fear_Misfortune to my ventures, out of doubt_Would make me sad._ SALARINO._My wind, cooling my broth_Would blow me to an ague, when I thought_What harm a wind too great might do at sea._I should not see the sandy hour-glass run_But I should think of shallows and of flats,_And see my wealthy Andrew dock'd in sand,_Vailing her high top lower than her ribs_To kiss her burial. Should I go to church_And see the holy edifice of stone,_And not bethink me straight of dangerous rocks,_Which, touching but my gentle vessel's side,_Would scatter all her spices on the stream,_Enrobe the roaring waters with my silks,_And, in a word, but even now worth this,_And now worth nothing? Shall I have the thought_To think on this, and shall I lack the thought_That such a thing bechanc'd would make me sad?_But tell not me; I know Antonio_Is sad to think upon his merchandise.

The State and Revolution

The State and Revolution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vladimir Lenin
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141939060
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The State and Revolution by Vladimir Lenin Summary

In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed masterwork The State and Revolution. This powerfully argued book offers both the rationale for the new regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics. It was here that Lenin justified his personal interpretation of Marxism, savaged his opponents and set out his trenchant views on class conflict, the lessons of earlier revolutions, the dismantling of the bourgeois state and the replacement of capitalism by the dictatorship of the proletariat. As both historical document and political statement, its importance can hardly be exaggerated. Translated and edited with an introduction by Robert Service

On War

On War Pdf/ePub eBook Author: General Carl von Clausewitz
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1627931236
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On War by General Carl von Clausewitz Summary

Carl von Clausewitz was a 19th century military theorist who drew many of his ideas from his own experience as a Prussian soldier. Clausewitz's conception of war is strikingly unique: characterizing it as a Hegelian dialectic of opposing factors which interact and build upon each other, Clausewitz's theories are surprisingly romantic. Nevertheless, the author stresses war as a political action that must be ruthless and uncompromising in its annihilation of the enemy.

The Screwtape Letters (Enhanced Special Illustrated Edition)

The Screwtape Letters (Enhanced Special Illustrated Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. S. Lewis
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062093592
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The Screwtape Letters (Enhanced Special Illustrated Edition) by C. S. Lewis Summary

This book is enhanced with content such as audio or video, resulting in a large file that may take longer to download than expected. The Deluxe Illustrated Edition of a Timeless Classic Now with this enhanced edition, readers can gain additional insight through video interviews, audio excerpts and letters from C. S. Lewis. First published in 1942, The Screwtape Letters has sold millions of copies world-wide and is recognized as a milestone in the history of popular theology. A masterpiece of satire, it entertains readers with its sly and ironic portrayal of human life and foibles from the vantage point of Screwtape, a highly placed assistant to “Our Father Below.” At once wildly comic, deadly serious, and strikingly original, The Screwtape Letters is the most engaging account of temptation—and triumph over it—ever written.

Eternally Bound (The Alliance, Book 1)

Eternally Bound (The Alliance, Book 1) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brenda K. Davies
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Eternally Bound (The Alliance, Book 1) by Brenda K. Davies Summary

Over the centuries, anything Ronan once found pleasure in has been replaced by blood and death. Every morning, he wonders if that will be the day he succumbs to the savage side of his vampire nature. As a born hunter, Kadence has never stepped beyond the walls of her home. She’s not happy with her life, but she accepted it long ago... just as she’s accepted her impending marriage to a man the elders chose for her. However, when a vampire murders her father, Kadence is determined to escape the walls that have kept her caged. After she’s attacked by the monster who killed her father, and rescued by Ronan, Kadence finds herself inside the world of the vampires she’s been raised to hate. Despite her distrust of him, the more time she spends with Ronan, her feelings for him deepen until she finds herself questioning the hunter way of life. Now she must decide what she truly wants: revenge, Ronan, or the elusive freedom she’s finally found. ***The Alliance Series is a spin-off of the Vampire Awakenings series. You do not have to read the Vampire Awakenings Series to follow the Alliance Series. Due to violence, language, and sexual content this book is recommended for readers 18+*** Keywords: Enemies to lovers mythical creatures action adventure urban fantasy supernatural love story angst steamy romance novels folklore romance psychic powers new adult dark romance strong male lead romantic fantasy for adults strong heroine adult fantasy thriller supernatural thriller novels twists mythical creatures contemporary vampire fantasy vampires blood mate

At Night All Blood Is Black

At Night All Blood Is Black Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Diop
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374720479
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At Night All Blood Is Black by David Diop Summary

*WINNER OF THE 2021 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE* *ONE OF PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF 2021* Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for fiction Shortlisted for the 2022 DUBLIN Literary Award "Astonishingly good." —Lily Meyer, NPR "So incantatory and visceral I don’t think I’ll ever forget it." —Ali Smith, The Guardian | Best Books of 2020 One of The Wall Street Journal's 11 best books of the fall | One of The A.V. Club's fifteen best books of 2020 |A Sunday Times best book of the year Selected by students across France to win the Prix Goncourt des Lycéens, David Diop’s English-language, historical fiction debut At Night All Blood is Black is a “powerful, hypnotic, and dark novel” (Livres Hebdo) of terror and transformation in the trenches of the First World War. Alfa Ndiaye is a Senegalese man who, never before having left his village, finds himself fighting as a so-called “Chocolat” soldier with the French army during World War I. When his friend Mademba Diop, in the same regiment, is seriously injured in battle, Diop begs Alfa to kill him and spare him the pain of a long and agonizing death in No Man’s Land. Unable to commit this mercy killing, madness creeps into Alfa’s mind as he comes to see this refusal as a cruel moment of cowardice. Anxious to avenge the death of his friend and find forgiveness for himself, he begins a macabre ritual: every night he sneaks across enemy lines to find and murder a blue-eyed German soldier, and every night he returns to base, unharmed, with the German’s severed hand. At first his comrades look at Alfa’s deeds with admiration, but soon rumors begin to circulate that this super soldier isn’t a hero, but a sorcerer, a soul-eater. Plans are hatched to get Alfa away from the front, and to separate him from his growing collection of hands, but how does one reason with a demon, and how far will Alfa go to make amends to his dead friend? Peppered with bullets and black magic, this remarkable novel fills in a forgotten chapter in the history of World War I. Blending oral storytelling traditions with the gritty, day-to-day, journalistic horror of life in the trenches, David Diop's At Night All Blood is Black is a dazzling tale of a man’s descent into madness.

Overload, Performance Incompetence, and Regeneration in Sport

Overload, Performance Incompetence, and Regeneration in Sport Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Manfred Lehmann,Carl Foster,Uwe Gastmann,Hans Keizer,Jürgen M. Steinacker
Editor: Springer
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Overload, Performance Incompetence, and Regeneration in Sport by Manfred Lehmann,Carl Foster,Uwe Gastmann,Hans Keizer,Jürgen M. Steinacker Summary

This volume summarizes the proceedings of the Reisensburg workshop which took place at Reisensburg Castle in November 1997". The castle is built on the site of an - cient Roman compound and situated in the south of Germany at the Danube river. Sci- tists from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland, and the United States participated in the workshop. Like the 1996 workshop, the proceedings of which will be published in Medicine and Science in Sports and Ex- cise in 1998, the 1997 workshop also focused on the topic of overtraining in its widest sense to deepen our knowledge in this particularly sensitive field of sports science and sports practice. The authors see the present volume in a context with the proceedings p- sented by Guten (ed. ) "Running Injuries"; Saunders, Philadelphia (1997) and Kxeider, Fry, and O'Toole (eds. ) "Overtraining in Sport"; Human Kinetics, Champaign IL (1997). Overtraining, that is, too much stress combined with too little time for regeneration, can be seen as a crucial and threatening problem within the modern athletic community, of which significance can already be recognized reading daily newspapers: ". . . During the 1996 European championships, a gymnast shook his head almost imperceptibly, closed his eyes briefly and left the arena without looking up. He was fatigue personified. 'Suddenly, I just couldn't do any more. I just wanted to rest'". A look at his schedule showed why.

Blood, Metal and Dust

Blood, Metal and Dust Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ben Barry
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON MEDAL FOR MILITARY HISTORY 2021, THE BRITISH ARMY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2021, AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 ARMY HISTORICAL FOUNDATION DISTINGUISHED WRITING AWARD. FIRST RUNNER UP IN THE TEMPLER MEDAL BOOK PRIZE 2021. 'With a soldier's eye for telling operational details, Ben Barry offers an authoritative, compelling and inevitably bleak account of the American and British campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.' Sir Lawrence Freedman, Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London Written by the author of the official British military analysis of the Iraq campaigns, Blood, Metal and Dust is the first authoritative military history of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to tell the detailed story of what happened on the ground. From the high-ranking officer who wrote the still-classified British military analysis of the war in Iraq comes the authoritative history of two conflicts which have overshadowed the beginning of the 21st century. Inextricably linked to the ongoing 'War on Terror', the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan dominated more than a decade of international politics, and their influence is felt to this day. Blood, Metal and Dust is the first military history to offer a comprehensive overview of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, providing in-depth accounts of the operations undertaken by both US and UK forces. Brigadier Ben Barry explores the wars which shaped the modern Middle East, providing a detailed narrative of operations as they unfolded. With unparalleled access to official military accounts and extensive contacts in both the UK and the US militaries, Brigadier Barry is uniquely placed to tell the story of these controversial conflicts, and offers a rounded account of the international campaigns which irrevocably changed the global geopolitical landscape.

Nanotribology and Nanomechanics

Nanotribology and Nanomechanics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bharat Bhushan
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This textbook and comprehensive reference source and serves as a timely, practical introduction to the principles of nanotribology and nanomechanics. This 4th edition has been completely revised and updated, concentrating on the key measurement techniques, their applications, and theoretical modeling of interfaces. It provides condensed knowledge of the field from the mechanics and materials science perspectives to graduate students, research workers, and practicing engineers.

Physiological Basis of Acute Care - E-Book

Physiological Basis of Acute Care - E-Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yoo Kuen Chan,Kwee Peng Ng
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
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The aim of this book is to simplify physiological principles in a logical manner and provide important and relevant content to help care providers better manage their acutely ill patients. First time learners as well as health care professionals needing a short refresher course in physiology will find simple, easy-to-understand, basic physiology that is relevant to both the student and the professional care provider. With a focus on the importance of good oxygen delivery as the basis of sustaining life, this book links the fabric of life together and enables readers to apply the principles of physiology to clinical problems and situations. Understanding why the patient has become unwell and how the patient may present, signs and symptoms of patient deterioration as well as the recommended management of these patients enables the care provider to prioritize care decisions relating to the needs of the acutely ill patient. Thus, care providers will be able to incorporate this new way of examining patients so that care which is often approached in a clinical manner, will now be physiologically driven. • Chapters that link the management of life such as Basis of Life and Physiology of Death for frontline providers. • Chapters covering important organ systems from airway to kidney, including energy, heat and acid-base balance. • Special chapters on maternal-foetal, paediatrics, elderly and obesity. • Clinical implication and application sections within each chapter for students to relate to clinical practice. • Medical illustrations by Frank Netter, the foremost master of medical illustration. • 58 fully coloured illustrations, diagrams and charts to enhance learning and understanding. • Content reviewed by international and Malaysian academicians. Table of Contents 1. What is Physiology? 2. Basis of Life 3. Oxygen Delivery to the Tissues 4. Physiology of the Airway 5. Process of Breathing 6. Cardiovascular Physiology 7. Haemoglobin and Blood 8. Central Nervous System 9. Renal Physiology 10. Physiology of the Liver 11. Heat Balance 12. Acid-Base Balance 13. Fluids and Electrolytes 14. Metabolism, Nutrition and Energy Balance 15. Pain Physiology 16. Physiology of Sepsis 17. Physiology of Obesity 18. Paediatric Physiology 19. Maternal and Foetal Physiology 20. Physiology of the Elderly 21. Physiology of Death Index

Clinical Pathology Board Review E-Book

Clinical Pathology Board Review E-Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven L. Spitalnik,Suzanne Arinsburg,Jeffrey Jhang
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
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Clinical Pathology Board Review E-Book by Steven L. Spitalnik,Suzanne Arinsburg,Jeffrey Jhang Summary

Clinical Pathology Board Review covers all of the major subject areas of clinical pathology, presenting you with an essential study guide for certification or recertification. Designed as a companion to Anatomic Pathology Board Review, 2nd Edition, this brand-new medical reference book will be a welcome resource for pathology residents and practicing pathologists alike. Understand all of the major subject areas of clinical pathology tested on the Clinical Pathology board exam, including chemistry, hematology, coagulation, microbiology, immunology (including HLA testing), transfusion medicine (including therapeutic apheresis), cytogenetics, and molecular diagnostics. Prepare for the boards with help from multiple-choice questions offered in a format that mimics that of the actual test. Effectively grasp key concepts with questions that integrate various areas of clinical pathology, as well as questions that bridge concepts in clinical pathology with those in anatomic pathology. Understand why an answer is correct or incorrect with help from brief explanations accompanying each. Review key concepts in laboratory medicine, correlate them to the associated clinical or laboratory information, and apply them to the diagnosis and management of human disease. Designed as a companion to Anatomic Pathology Board Review, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9781455711406).

Advances in Liver Failure Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition

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Advances in Liver Failure Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Liver Failure in a concise format. The editors have built Advances in Liver Failure Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Liver Failure in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Liver Failure Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered

Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Kingston
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Nationalism appears to be rising in a renascent Asia and stoking tensions, aspirations, and identity politics while amplifying grievances and raising questions about prospects in what is touted as the Asian century. This book provides a broad overview and introduction to nationalism in Asia. Leading experts in their fields succinctly convey key information and critical analysis useful to students in a range of courses across disciplines. Part I presents thematic chapters, mostly cross-national studies, that elucidate the roots and consequences of nationalism in these societies and the varying challenges they confront. Part II presents concise country case studies in Asia, providing an overview of what is driving contemporary nationalism and surveys the domestic and international implications. Approaching Asia from the perspective of nationalism facilitates a comparative, interdisciplinary analysis that helps readers better understand each society and what the ramifications of nationalism are for contemporary Asians, and the worlds that they (and we) participate in. Asian Nationalisms Reconsidered is an invaluable textbook for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars related to international relations, Asian Studies, political science, government, foreign policy, peace and conflict, and nationalism.

Drug-device Combinations for Chronic Diseases

Drug-device Combinations for Chronic Diseases Pdf/ePub eBook Author: SuPing Lyu,Ronald Siegel
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This book covers two areas, the first detailing the concepts and technologies of drug-device combination products. The second area includes case studies of important products that either significantly shape our technologies and thinking, or contribute to current healthcare practice. The book: Discusses where drugs and devices work, where they fail, and when they need to work with each other Reviews interactions between human bodies and the drug-device combination products the measurements of these interactions Covers how a drug-device combination product is developed, tested, and regulated Includes case studies of steroid releasing leads, AOA treated tissue heart valves, intrathecal drug delivery pumps, infuse bone grafts, drug eluting stents, and antimicrobial meshes

The Concise Manual of Apheresis Therapy

The Concise Manual of Apheresis Therapy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eisei Noiri,Norio Hanafusa
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This pocket-sized manual serves as a concise and ideal reference work for therapeutic approaches using apheresis, Covering both basic theory and clinical details to facilitate improved treatment and patient outcomes, the text considers a variety of diseases, including myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, nephrotic syndrome, TTP/TMA, dilated cardiomyopathy, and many other conditions. The books also reviews the growing trend towards adopting this unique therapy for a wide range of health management issues such as morbid obesity and/or type 2 diabetes, and for lowering LDL-cholesterol (cholesterol apheresis) in patients unresponsive to medication or lifestyle modification.

Wolves of Rome

Wolves of Rome Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Valerio Massimo Manfredi
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From the international bestselling Valerio Massimo Manfredi, Wolves of Rome is a historical thriller about two brothers and the betrayal of Teutoburg Forest that devastated the Roman Empire. This is a must read for fans of Simon Scarrow, Ben Kane and Conn Iggulden. Bound by Blood. Divided by an Empire. Deep in a dark, foreboding forest, the Roman Empire will face its bloodiest test. 3 BC. Two wild Germanic brothers, Armin and Wulf, are held hostage in Rome to keep their father from rebelling against the Empire. As the years pass, they are moulded into ideal soldiers: brave, disciplined, ruthless. Attributes that are to be tested when a conspiracy arises, threatening their emperor and the Empire’s future . . . As serving Roman soldiers, the brothers are separated at opposite ends of the Empire, each proving their bloody might on the battlefield. But Armin begins to realize that no matter how far he travels and how many lives he takes, he has an inescapable bond to his father, mother and the tribes of Germania. His goal: to unite them all under one banner. Wulf, though, remains loyal to Rome and it soon becomes clear that both he and the might of the Roman Empire are the only obstacles standing between Armin and his dream of freedom for the Germanic people . . .

Advances in Hepatic Insufficiency Research and Treatment: 2012 Edition

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Advances in Hepatic Insufficiency Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Hepatic Insufficiency in a concise format. The editors have built Advances in Hepatic Insufficiency Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Hepatic Insufficiency in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Advances in Hepatic Insufficiency Research and Treatment / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Green Computing and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare

Green Computing and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sourav Banerjee,Chinmay Chakraborty,Kousik Dasgupta
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Green Computing and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare by Sourav Banerjee,Chinmay Chakraborty,Kousik Dasgupta Summary

Green Computing and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare excavates the rudimentary concepts of Green Computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things along with the latest research development in the domain of healthcare. It also covers various applications and case studies in the field of computer science with state-of-the-art tools and technologies. The rapid growth of the population is a challenging issue in maintaining and monitoring various experiences of quality of service in healthcare. The coherent usage of these limited resources in connection with optimum energy consumption has been becoming more important. The major healthcare nodes are gradually becoming Internet of Things-enabled, and sensors, work data and the involvement of networking are creating smart campuses and smart houses. The book includes chapters on the Internet of Things and Big Data technologies. Features: Biomedical data monitoring under the Internet of Things Environment data sensing and analyzing Big data analytics and clustering Machine learning techniques for sudden cardiac death prediction Robust brain tissue segmentation Energy-efficient and green Internet of Things for healthcare applications Blockchain technology for the healthcare Internet of Things Advanced healthcare for domestic medical tourism system Edge computing for data analytics This book on Green Computing and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare aims to promote and facilitate the exchange of research knowledge and findings across different disciplines on the design and investigation of healthcare data analytics. It can also be used as a textbook for a master’s course in biomedical engineering. This book will also present new methods for medical data evaluation and the diagnosis of different diseases to improve quality-of-life in general and for better integration of Internet of Things into society. Dr. Sourav Banerjee is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Kalyani Government Engineering College, Kalyani, West Bengal, India. His research interests include Big Data, Cloud Computing, Distributed Computing and Mobile Communications. Dr. Chinmay Chakraborty is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India. His main research interests include the Internet of Medical Things, WBAN, Wireless Networks, Telemedicine, m-Health/e-Health and Medical Imaging. Dr. Kousik Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kalyani Government Engineering College, India. His research interests include Computer Vision, AI/ML, Cloud Computing, Big Data and Security.

Statistical Data Analytics

Statistical Data Analytics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Walter W. Piegorsch
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119043573
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A comprehensive introduction to statistical methods for data mining and knowledge discovery. Applications of data mining and ‘big data’ increasingly take center stage in our modern, knowledge-driven society, supported by advances in computing power, automated data acquisition, social media development and interactive, linkable internet software. This book presents a coherent, technical introduction to modern statistical learning and analytics, starting from the core foundations of statistics and probability. It includes an overview of probability and statistical distributions, basics of data manipulation and visualization, and the central components of standard statistical inferences. The majority of the text extends beyond these introductory topics, however, to supervised learning in linear regression, generalized linear models, and classification analytics. Finally, unsupervised learning via dimension reduction, cluster analysis, and market basket analysis are introduced. Extensive examples using actual data (with sample R programming code) are provided, illustrating diverse informatic sources in genomics, biomedicine, ecological remote sensing, astronomy, socioeconomics, marketing, advertising and finance, among many others. Statistical Data Analytics: Focuses on methods critically used in data mining and statistical informatics. Coherently describes the methods at an introductory level, with extensions to selected intermediate and advanced techniques. Provides informative, technical details for the highlighted methods. Employs the open-source R language as the computational vehicle – along with its burgeoning collection of online packages – to illustrate many of the analyses contained in the book. Concludes each chapter with a range of interesting and challenging homework exercises using actual data from a variety of informatic application areas. This book will appeal as a classroom or training text to intermediate and advanced undergraduates, and to beginning graduate students, with sufficient background in calculus and matrix algebra. It will also serve as a source-book on the foundations of statistical informatics and data analytics to practitioners who regularly apply statistical learning to their modern data.

Platelet Function

Platelet Function Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Quinn,Desmond Fitzgerald,Dermott Cox
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A cutting-edge review of the latest findings on the complexities of platelet function and the various means of inhibiting platelet clot formation. The authors delineate an up-to-date picture of platelet biology and describe methods for assessing platelet function, including the commonly used platelet aggregation, thromboxane production, procoagulant function, platelet function under flow, and the expression of platelet activation markers. The focus is both on the technology and the outcome of research on platelets, including the fast developing fields of proteomics and genomics and their application to platelet research. The clinical applications of the various methods for the assessment of platelet function in vivo, as well as antiplatelet therapy, are fully discussed.


Thrombin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael E. Maragoudakis,Nikos E. Tsopanoglou
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In addition to its central role in blood coagulation, it has become increasingly apparent that thrombin and thrombin receptors are involved in many other physiological processes and can contribute to a variety of disease states such as tumor progression and metastasis, inflammation, neurological disorders and cardiovascular complications. This book is a collection of reviews of up-to-date information on the above topics by leaders in these fields. This book will be of value to researchers and academic professionals both in basic and clinical science who are interested in the fields of biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, pharmacology, cancer, inflammation, angiogenesis, cardiovascular system and neuronal system. These areas of research are prime target areas for drug development by many pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.