Make Your Own Wreaths

Make Your Own Wreaths Author Nancy Alexander
ISBN-10 9780811763998
Year 2016-07-01
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Why wait for the holidays when you can adorn your home with a variety of beautiful wreaths all year long! Floral wreaths add a special accent to your home, but can be expensive to buy. Save money and express your creativity by learning to make your own wreaths with this step-by-step guide--so detailed, it is the only book on wreath-making you'll ever need!

On the Anvil

On the Anvil Author Max Lucado
ISBN-10 9781496415301
Year 2015-10-16
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher NavPress
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We are all somewhere in the Blacksmith's shop. We are either on the scrap pile, in the Master's hands on the anvil, or in the tool chest. (Some of us have been in all three.) In this collection of writings, best-selling author Max Lucado takes us on a tour of the “shop.” We'll examine all tools and look in all corners, from the shelves to the workbench, from the water to the fire. And for you who make the journey—who leave the heap and enter the fire, dare to be pounded on God's anvil, and doggedly seek to discover your own purpose—take courage, for you await the privilege of being called “God's chosen instruments.” This new edition includes discussion questions and a new foreword from the author.

Researching Violence Against Women

Researching Violence Against Women Author Mary Ellsberg
ISBN-10 9241546476
Year 2005
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher WHO
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Draws on the collective experiences and insights of many individuals, and in particular from the implementation of the WHO Multi-country Study on Women's Health and Domestic Violence against Women in over 10 countries. Twenty years ago, violence against women was not considered an issue worthy of international concern. Gradually, violence against women has come to be recognized as a legitimate human rights issue and as a significant threat to women's health and well-being. Now that international attention is focused on gender-based violence, methodologically rigorous research is needed to guide the formulation and implementation of effective interventions, policies, and prevention strategies. The manual has been developed in response to the growing need to improve the quality, quantity, and comparability of international data on physical and sexual abuse. It outlines some of the methodological and ethical challenges of conducting research on violence against women and describes a range of innovative techniques that have been used to address these challenges.

Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective

Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective Author Ann McElroy
ISBN-10 9780813348889
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Global environmental change and recent worldwide infectious-disease outbreaks make the ecological perspective of medical anthropology more important a field of study than ever. In this premier teaching text, authors Ann McElroy and Patricia K. Townsend integrate biocultural, environmental, and evolutionary approaches to the study of human health, providing a complete and authoritative ecological perspective that is essential for interpreting medical anthropology. Research by biological anthropologists, archaeologists, and paleopathologists illuminates the history and prehistory of disease, along with coverage of contemporary health issues, both local and global. This sixth edition is thoroughly revised and updated, with expanded discussion on the interaction of environment and infectious disease; new material on climate change, globalization, and the effects of war on physical and mental health; and an entirely new chapter on ethics in medical anthropology. Medical Anthropology in Ecological Perspective captures the essentials of the discipline—and covers its ever-changing topics, trends, and developments—in an engaging, accessible way.

Weed Land

Weed Land Author Peter Hecht
ISBN-10 9780520958241
Year 2014-05-02
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Univ of California Press
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Early in the morning of September 5, 2002, camouflaged and heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on a terraced marijuana garden. The DEA raid on the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a sanctuary for severely ill patients who were using marijuana as medicine, is the riveting opening scene in Weed Land, an up-close journalistic narrative that chronicles a transformative epoch for marijuana in America. From the 1996 passage of California’s Proposition 215, the nation’s first medical marijuana law, through law enforcement raids, clinical studies that revealed medical benefits for cannabis, and the emergence of a lucrative cannabis industry, Weed Land reveals the changing political, legal, economic, and social dynamics around pot. Peter Hecht, an award-winning journalist from The Sacramento Bee, offers an independent, meticulously reported account of the clashes and contradictions of a burgeoning California cannabis culture that stoked pot liberalization across the country.

Deadly Choices

Deadly Choices Author Paul A. Offit
ISBN-10 9780465023561
Year 2010-12-28
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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There's a silent, dangerous war going on out there. On one side are parents, bombarded with stories about the dangers of vaccines, now wary of immunizing their sons and daughters. On the other side are doctors, scared to send kids out of their offices vulnerable to illnesses like whooping cough and measles--the diseases of their grandparents. How did anyone come to view vaccines with horror? The answer is rooted in one of the most powerful citizen activist movements in our nation's history. In Deadly Choices, infectious disease expert Paul Offit relates the shocking story of anti-vaccine America--its origins, leaders, influences, and impact. Offering strategies to keep us from returning to an era when children routinely died from infections, Deadly Choices is a vigorous and definitive rebuttal of the powerful anti-vaccine movement.

Mad in America

Mad in America Author Robert Whitaker
ISBN-10 9780786723799
Year 2001-12-14
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Schizophrenics in the United States currently fare worse than patients in the world's poorest countries. In Mad in America, medical journalist Robert Whitaker argues that modern treatments for the severely mentally ill are just old medicine in new bottles, and that we as a society are deeply deluded about their efficacy. The widespread use of lobotomies in the 1920s and 1930s gave way in the 1950s to electroshock and a wave of new drugs. In what is perhaps Whitaker's most damning revelation, Mad in America examines how drug companies in the 1980s and 1990s skewed their studies to prove that new antipsychotic drugs were more effective than the old, while keeping patients in the dark about dangerous side effects. A haunting, deeply compassionate book—now revised with a new introduction—Mad in America raises important questions about our obligations to the mad, the meaning of “insanity,” and what we value most about the human mind.

The Fibro Fix

The Fibro Fix Author David M. Brady
ISBN-10 9781623367114
Year 2016-07-12
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Rodale
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Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans. Ongoing fatigue affects even more. The combination of fatigue and body-wide chronic pain, often called "fibromyalgia," remains mysterious and confusing, and an alarming 66 percent of sufferers are misdiagnosed. Now, leading naturopathic medical doctor and nutritionist David Brady is here with the answer in his comprehensive book The Fibro Fix. For more than 23 years, Dr. Brady has treated many thousands of patients seeking relief from fibromyalgia. In The Fibro Fix he distills his life-changing prescription into an integrative 21-day program to help you determine if, in fact, you're suffering from fibromyalgia or from one of the conditions commonly misdiagnosed as the fibromyalgia. The plan begins with three simple steps--detox, diet, and movement--to start relieving those symptoms for good and then offers deeper long-term solutions specific to the real cause in each person. The Fibro Fix is your groundbreaking guide to resolving fibromyalgia, and uncovering the mystery behind chronic pain and fatigue.

Bite Me

Bite Me Author Ally Hilfiger
ISBN-10 9781455567072
Year 2016-05-10
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Center Street
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Ally was at a breaking point when she woke up in a psych ward at the age of eighteen. She couldn't put a sentence together, let alone take a shower, eat a meal, or pick up a phone. What had gone wrong? In recent years, she had produced a feature film, a popular reality show for a major network, and had acted in an off-Broadway play. But now, Ally was pushed to a psychotic break after struggling since she was seven years old with physical symptoms that no doctor could explain; everything from joint pain, to night sweats, memory loss, nausea, and brain fog. A doctor in the psych ward was finally able to give her the answers her and her family had desperately been searching for, and the diagnosis that all the previous doctors had missed. She learned that she had Lyme disease-and finally had a breakthrough. What she didn't know was that this diagnosis would lead her down some of the most excruciating years of her life before beginning her journey to recovery from eleven years of misdiagnosis and physical pain. She would need to find her courage to heal physically, mentally, and emotionally, and become the survivor she is today. Set against the backdrop of the fast-paced fashion and entertainment industries, BITE ME shares the heartbreaking and hilarious stories that moved Ally forward on her journey from sickness to health. Its themes will be familiar to more than 300,000 Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, many of whom, like Ally, wondered for years what was wrong with them. BITE ME offers readers hope and ideas for how one can transition from victim to survivor, and shares the spiritual principles and actions that have contributed to her wholeness as a human, mother, and international spokesperson against Lyme disease.

Tyrant

Tyrant Author Brian Godawa
ISBN-10 1942858256
Year 2016-12-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Embedded Pictures
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Rome, A.D. 64. A Roman prefect and his Jewish servant are ordered by the mad emperor Nero to track down a secret Christian document that undermines the Roman empire and predicts the end of the world. But they're not prepared for the spiritual warfare they've unleashed. The truth behind the origin of the most controversial book of the Bible: Revelation. A historical conspiracy thriller with angels and demons.

Vulkan Cookbook

Vulkan Cookbook Author Pawel Lapinski
ISBN-10 1786468158
Year 2017-05-31
Pages 584
Language en
Publisher
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Work through recipes to unlock the full potential of the next generation graphics API-VulkanAbout This Book* This book explores a wide range of modern graphics programming techniques and GPU compute methods to make the best use of the Vulkan API* Learn techniques that can be applied to a wide range of platforms desktop, smartphones, and embedded devices* See a practical approach to building the graphics engine with multi-platform support and learn exciting imaging processing and post-processing techniquesWho This Book Is ForThis book is ideal for developers who know C/C++ languages, have some basic familiarity with graphics programming, and now want to take advantage of the new Vulkan API in the process of building next generation computer graphics. Some basic familiarity of Vulkan would be useful to follow the recipes. OpenGL developers who want to take advantage of the Vulkan API will also find this book useful.What you will learn* Work with Swapchain to present images on screen* Create, submit, and synchronize operations processed by the hardware* Create buffers and images, manage their memory, and upload data to them from CPU* Explore descriptor sets and set up an interface between application and shaders* Organize drawing operations into a set of render passes and subpasses* Prepare graphics pipelines to draw 3D scenes and compute pipelines to perform mathematical calculations* Implement geometry projection and tessellation, texturing, lighting, and postprocessing techniques* Write shaders in GLSL and convert them into SPIR-V assemblies* Find out about and implement a collection of popular, advanced rendering techniques found in games and benchmarksIn DetailVulkan is the next generation graphics API released by the Khronos group. It is expected to be the successor to OpenGL and OpenGL ES, which it shares some similarities with such as its cross-platform capabilities, programmed pipeline stages, or nomenclature. Vulkan is a low-level API that gives developers much more control over the hardware, but also adds new responsibilities such as explicit memory and resources management. With it, though, Vulkan is expected to be much faster.This book is your guide to understanding Vulkan through a series of recipes. We start off by teaching you how to create instances in Vulkan and choose the device on which operations will be performed. You will then explore more complex topics such as command buffers, resources and memory management, pipelines, GLSL shaders, render passes, and more. Gradually, the book moves on to teach you advanced rendering techniques, how to draw 3D scenes, and how to improve the performance of your applications.By the end of the book, you will be familiar with the latest advanced techniques implemented with the Vulkan API, which can be used on a wide range of platforms.

The Lupus Recovery Diet

The Lupus Recovery Diet Author Jill Harrington
ISBN-10 0975870718
Year 2007
Pages 209
Language en
Publisher Harbor Point Pub
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The dietary approach can often be the first method of treatment. There are no negative side effects as with drugs, and the results can be remarkable.

Proud Too Be Weirrd

Proud Too Be Weirrd Author Ralph Steadman
ISBN-10 1934429759
Year 2013-01
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Ammo Books
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A retrospective collection of Steadman's often satirical work arranged by topical and social themes and punctuated by his own commentary. Includes his Gonzo Guernica, a trip to East Berlin, the immigration morass along the Mexican-American border, travels in Peru, and various artistic bombs flung at the high and mighty around the world.

The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution

The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution Author Jacob Teitelbaum M.D.
ISBN-10 9781101609804
Year 2013-08-06
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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The nation’s leading expert on chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia offers a practical and concise guide to restoring health and energy. Millions of Americans have turned to Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum’s landmark From Fatigued to Fantastic, the all-time best-selling book on combating disabling fatigue and fibromyalgia. Now, The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution provides the most cutting-edge research and scientific information, offering the latest advances in treating chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and the baffling, often dismissed symptoms associated with these debilitating conditions. From the best strategies for using medications and nutritional supplements to the most recent alternative therapies and recommendations for lifestyle modifications, The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution delivers extensive wisdom in a condensed volume, making it truly accessible. Dr. Teitelbaum also presents the simple-to-apply SHINE Protocol, addressing Sleep, Hormonal support, Infections, Nutritional support and Exercise. Helping all readers develop an individualized program, Dr. Teitelbaum has created a new lifeline for anyone seeking compassionate, proven approaches for restoring wellness and regaining optimal energy and vitality.