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By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Michael Paterson. 2011
Elizabeth II is within a few years of becoming the longest-reigning British monarch A personally quiet modest and… dutiful person she is far better-informed about the lives of her subjects than they often realize She has known every Prime Minister since Winston Churchill and every American President since Eisenhower Yet what of the woman behind the crown The book seeks to take a new look at this exhaustively-documented life and show how Queen Elizabeth became the person she is Who and what have been the greatest influences upon her What are her likes and dislikes What are her hobbies Who are her friends What does she feel about the demands of duty and protocol Is she really enjoying herself when she smiles during official events How differently does she behave when out of the public eye Examining the places in which she grew up or has lived the training she received and her attitudes to significant events in national life it presents a fresh view of one of recent history s most important figures
By Tim Blanning. 2016
The definitive biography of the legendary autocrat whose enlightened rule transformed the map of Europe and changed the course of… history Few figures loom as large in European history as Frederick the Great. When he inherited the Prussian crown in 1740, he ruled over a kingdom of scattered territories, a minor Germanic backwater. By the end of his reign, the much larger and consolidated Prussia ranked among the continent's great powers. In this magisterial biography, award-winning historian Tim Blanning gives us an intimate, in-depth portrait of a king who dominated the political, military, and cultural life of Europe half a century before Napoleon.A brilliant, ambitious, sometimes ruthless monarch, Frederick was a man of immense contradictions. This consummate conqueror was also an ardent patron of the arts who attracted painters, architects, musicians, playwrights, and intellectuals to his court. Like his fellow autocrat Catherine the Great of Russia, Frederick was captivated by the ideals of the Enlightenment--for many years he kept up lively correspondence with Voltaire and other leading thinkers of the age. Yet, like Catherine, Frederick drew the line when it came to implementing Enlightenment principles that might curtail his royal authority. Frederick's terrifying father instilled in him a stern military discipline that would make the future king one of the most fearsome battlefield commanders of his day, while deriding as effeminate his son's passion for modern ideas and fine art. Frederick, driven to surpass his father's legacy, challenged the dominant German-speaking powers, including Saxony, Bavaria, and the Habsburg Monarchy. It was an audacious foreign policy gambit, one at which Frederick, against the expectations of his rivals, succeeded. In examining Frederick's private life, Blanning also carefully considers the long-debated question of Frederick's sexuality, finding evidence that Frederick lavished gifts on his male friends and maintained homosexual relationships throughout his life, while limiting contact with his estranged, unloved queen to visits that were few and far between. The story of one man's life and the complete political and cultural transformation of a nation, Tim Blanning's sweeping biography takes readers inside the mind of the monarch, giving us a fresh understanding of Frederick the Great's remarkable reign.Praise for Frederick the Great "Writing Frederick's biography . . . requires a diverse set of skills: expertise in eighteenth-century diplomatic and military history, including the intricacies of the Holy Roman Empire; a familiarity with the music, architecture and intellectual traditions of Northern Europe; and, not least, a profound sense of human psychology, the better to grasp the makeup of this complex and tormented man. Fortunately, Tim Blanning . . . has all of these skills in abundance."--The Wall Street Journal "At once scholarly and highly readable . . . [Blanning] has given us a superb portrait of an enlightened despot, equally at home on the battlefield and in the opera house, both utterly ruthless and culturally refined."--Commentary "Blanning, in clear thinking and prose, investigates all aspects of Frederick's personality and reign. . . . The last word on this significant king, for years to come."--Booklist (starred review)"Masterly . . . Blanning brilliantly brings to life one of the most complex characters of modern European history."--The Telegraph (five stars) "A supremely nuanced account . . . This biography finds [Blanning] at the height of his powers."--Literary ReviewFrom the Hardcover edition.
By Venera A. Shaimova. 2017
This book provides an illustrated guide to peripheral retinal degenerations and the role of spectral domain coherence tomography SD-OCT… in diagnosis and treatment The book discusses 73 clinical cases and gives detailed information on the principles of SD-OCT and its application in the imaging of peripheral retina Peripheral Retinal Degenerations Optical Coherence Tomography and Retinal Laser Coagulation 2nd edition discusses a broad range of retinal pathologies such as chorioretinal degenerations posterior vitreous detachment vitreoretinal adhesions and tractions and includes a plethora of high-quality clinical images throughout Ophthalmologists and retinal specialists will find this updated edition to be the perfect didactic resource for furthering skills and knowledge in this clinical area
By David Wolpe. 2014
Of all the figures in the Bible, David arguably stands out as the most perplexing and enigmatic. He was many… things: a warrior who subdued Goliath and the Philistines; a king who united a nation; a poet who created beautiful, sensitive verse; a loyal servant of God who proposed the great Temple and founded the Messianic line; a schemer, deceiver, and adulterer who freely indulged his very human appetites. David Wolpe, whom Newsweek called "the most influential rabbi in America," takes a fresh look at biblical David in an attempt to find coherence in his seemingly contradictory actions and impulses. The author questions why David holds such an exalted place in history and legend, and then proceeds to unravel his complex character based on information found in the book of Samuel and later literature. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of an exceptional human being who, despite his many flaws, was truly beloved by God.
By Seanna Grob, Carolyn Kloek. 2018
This book uses a unique case-based approach to review the intra-operative and peri-operative management of patients with severe ocular trauma… and open globe injuries The case- based structure of this text allows readers to easily reference the type of injury they are treating in order to assist with management of their patients and to recognize indications to involve other ophthalmic and surgical specialties in the management of patients with open globe injuries Management of Open Globe Injuries will be an indispensable resource for ophthalmologists who are called upon to care for patients who have suffered open globe trauma
By Judit Somlai, Tibor Kovács. 2016
This practical guide provides an algorithm for diagnosis and treatment from having some problem with vision … via diagnosis of cause and background to treatment and eventually to rehabilitation Following on from introductory sections devoted to the role of neuro-ophthalmology recent developments in the field and an overview of neuro-ophthalmological examinations there are sections devoted to the different parts of the visual system and finally a section on rehabilitation Neuro-ophthalmology is aimed at ophthalmologists neurologists neurosurgeons traumatologists neuroradiologists experts in cardiology and stroke and trainees in these areas It will also be of interest to neuro-rehabilitation specialists neuropsychologists and those working in typhlopedagogy and health informatics
By Amanda Hall Lueck, Gordon Dutton. 2015
Cerebral visual impairment (also known as cortical visual impairment, or CVI) has become the most common cause of visual impairment… in children in the United States and the developed world. Vision and the Brain is a unique and comprehensive sourcebook geared especially to professionals in the field of visual impairment, educators, and families who need to know more about the causes and types of CVI and the best practices for working with affected children. Expert contributors from many countries represent education, occupational therapy, orientation and mobility, ophthalmology, optometry, neuropsychology, psychology, and vision science, and include parents of children with CVI. The book provides an in-depth guide to current knowledge about brain-related vision loss in an accessible form to enable readers to recognize, understand, and assess the behavioral manifestations of damage to the visual brain and develop effective interventions based on identification of the spectrum of individual needs. Chapters are designed to help those working with children with CVI ascertain the nature and degree of visual impairment in each child, so that they can "see" and appreciate the world through the child's eyes and ensure that every child is served appropriately.
By Gill Paul. 2017
From the #1 bestselling author of The Secret Wife comes a gripping novel that commences with the tragic death of… Diana, Princess of Wales, and journeys back to the fascinating world of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. 'A triumph' Dinah Jefferies on The Secret Wife by Gill PaulTwo women who challenged the Crown.Divided by time. Bound by a secret...1911At the age of fifteen, carefree Mary Kirk and indomitable Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, separation and the demands of the British Crown until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal.1997Rachel's romantic break in Paris with her fiancé ends in tragedy when the car ahead crashes. Inside was Princess Diana. Back in Brighton, Rachel is haunted by the accident, and intrigued to learn the princess had visited the last home of Wallis, Duchess of Windsor, only hours before the crash. Soon, the discovery of a long-forgotten link to Wallis Simpson leads Rachel to the truth behind a scandal that shook the world...Richly imagined and beautifully written, ANOTHER WOMAN'S HUSBAND is a gripping, moving novel about two women thrust into the spotlight, followed by scandal, touched by loss.
By Eleanor Herman. 2018
You ll be as appalled at times as you are entertained Bustle … one of The 17 Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out In June 2018 A heady mix of erudite history and delicious gossip Aja Raden author of StonedIn the Washington Post roundup What your favorite authors are reading this summer A J Finn says I want to read The Royal Art of Poison Eleanor Herman s history of poisons Hugely entertaining a work of pop history that traces the use of poison as a political and cosmetic tool in the royal courts of Western Europe from the Middle Ages to the Kremlin todayThe story of poison is the story of power For centuries royal families have feared the gut-roiling vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy To avoid poison they depended on tasters unicorn horns and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners Servants licked the royal family s spoons tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots Ironically royals terrified of poison were unknowingly poisoning themselves daily with their cosmetics medications and filthy living conditions Women wore makeup made with mercury and lead Men rubbed turds on their bald spots Physicians prescribed mercury enemas arsenic skin cream drinks of lead filings and potions of human fat and skull fresh from the executioner The most gorgeous palaces were little better than filthy latrines Gazing at gorgeous portraits of centuries past we don t see what lies beneath the royal robes and the stench of unwashed bodies the lice feasting on private parts and worms nesting in the intestines In The Royal Art of Poison Eleanor Herman combines her unique access to royal archives with cutting-edge forensic discoveries to tell the true story of Europe s glittering palaces one of medical bafflement poisonous cosmetics ever-present excrement festering natural illness and sometimes murder
Smart Resources in Ophthalmology: Applications and Social Networking (Current Practices in Ophthalmology)
By Parul Ichhpujani, Sahil Thakur. 2018
This book provides information on how to extract the most from mobile applications and easily adapt and integrate them into… daily practice Today mobile applications that can optimize patient flow help in examinations perform anterior posterior segment imaging offer differential diagnosis and therapeutic options and even serve as patient drug reminders and councilors are easily available Most of them have been developed by individuals and as a result lack marketing even though they are free to download and use Ophthalmology has always been at the forefront of medicine when it comes to adopting the latest developments be they lasers off-label anti-VEGF drugs or biocompatible implants Mobile phones and tablets have infiltrated our private and professional lives and they are here to stay As such this book explores the endless possibilities that mobile computing offers and introduces the vista of opportunities for providing better care one download at a time As part of the series Current Practices in Ophthalmology this volume is intended for residents and fellows in-training as well as general and specialist ophthalmologists
By An-Guor Wang. 2018
This book presents 57 typical cases of neuro-ophthalmic diseases in the emergency room, which represent notoriously complex and difficult challenges… for junior doctors. The physical manifestations of these neurologic disorders include visual loss, transient blurring, diplopia, headache, pupillary abnormality, and even cognition problems. Each case provides a wealth of information, including the case report, comments, diagnosis, management, prognosis and concise notes, as well as photographs and other images. As a case-based clinical reference work on neuro-ophthalmic diseases, the book offers readers essential, concretely applicable information and guidance.
By Xuguang Sun. 2018
This book provides the concise descriptions of the basic and clinical knowledge about Acanthamoba keratitis including characteristics of pathogen… risk factors clinical manifestations diagnosis and treatment with abundant figure illustrations and typical cases to ophthalmological practitioners and researchers p p Acanthamoeba pathogen is widely distributed in the nature However Acanthamoeba keratitis is generally considered as a type of sight-threatening keratitis that is difficult to treat At early stage Acanthamoeba keratitis usually shows atypical clinical manifestations that are often misdiagnosed as viral or bacterial keratitis Moreover there are not approved topical anti-amoebicdrugs available up to now We hope ophthalmological practitioners can obtain a comprehensive understanding of this infection through this book
By Mohammad Javed Ali. 2018
Written by an expert in the field this book is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the evaluation and… management of lacrimal drainage disorders Lacrimal disorders are one of the most common conditions encountered not only by oculoplastic surgeons and general ophthalmologists but also by otorhinolaryngologists in their daily practice Consisting of 77 chapters it addresses the basic anatomy and underlying pathology patient evaluation and the surgical procedures currently performed in managing various lacrimal disorders Surgical modalities including the endoscopic approaches are thoroughly and succinctly captured in pictures with detailed legends to aid understanding and offer a visual treat Since familiarity with a surgical technique is incomplete without the knowledge of risk factors and red flags the book discusses in detail how to deal with surgical complications and failure The Atlas of Lacrimal Drainage Disorders is an essential companion to the a uthor s previous work Principles and Practice of Lacrimal Surgery
By Desmond P. Kidd. 2016
This book presents fifty clinical cases in neuro-ophthalmology, some of which are common and some of which are rare. Each… case is presented as a diagnostic and management challenge as found in clinical practice. High quality clinical photographs and images bring the cases to life alongside the diagnostic process and management decisions of an experienced specialist. A short summary of important aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of each disease finishes each case. Neuro-Ophthalmology: Illustrated Case Studies entertains and instructs the reader and is ideal reading for doctors in training in this area, as well as general consultant neurologists and ophthalmologists.
En 1967 le Canada f tait le centi me anniversaire de son existence avec une f … te spectaculaire et tout le monde a t invit L Expo 67 de Montr al tait la premi re exposition internationale avoir lieu au Canada et c tait une grande r ussite qui a attir plus de 50 millions de visiteurs Le site de 405 hectares a t construit sur deux les artificielles dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent et incorporait 90 pavillons d aspects futuristes cr s par les meilleurs architectes et concepteurs dans le monde Plus de 60 pays y ont t repr sent s ainsi que des pavillons priv s corporatifs et th matiques Tous ont fait partie du th me Terre des Hommes Avec des artistes de tous les secteurs des restaurants des attractions culturelles des expositions et un parc d amusement de classe internationale l Expo 67 tait en r alit la f te du si cle et elle a d pass toutes les attentes
By Harold E. Wright, Joseph Goguen. 2013
In the 1850s lumber mill owner W Kilby Reynolds with engineer Edward R Serrell succeeded… in building the first suspension bridge to connect divided Saint John This operated as a toll crossing until 1858 when it became a government-owned structure From then until the present there have been two vehicular-pedestrian bridges and two rail bridges serving travelers crossing Saint John Harbour at the gorge at the Reversing Falls By the third quarter of the 19th century there was talk and plans for a second bridge one which would cross at Navy Island to the North End It took about 80 years before this plan came to fruition and the Saint John Harbour Bridge opened in 1968 Through this rich collection of photographs Bridging Saint John Harbour clearly shows the importance of the varied connector bridges over Saint John Harbour and how they came to be built
By David Goss, Fred Miller. 1999
Saint John West Volume II adds to and continues the story of the West Side s struggle for existence … Always dependent on seasonal industry initially fishing and shipbuilding and later the railway and seaport the area has seen high and low points in its 200-plus years of existence At one time residents imagined times would become so prosperous that King Street would be transformed into a major boulevard paved with gold and Courtenay Hill would be the site of a huge decorative cathedral dedicated to the inner spirit In reality the fish have stopped coming the wooden ships are no longer built and the Canadian Pacific railway that provided hundreds of jobs and promised such hope has left the Maritimes Changing trade patterns and political favours to keep the St Lawrence open to Montreal has devastated the winter-port operations Many Saint John West residents have had to close their businesses and move on Others were displaced when the construction of the Harbour Bridge tore three full blocks out of the heart of the community in 1968 Still others have chosen to remain and today though little industry exists the area is still vibrant and working hard to hold together some vestige of the pride of former times
In 1967 Canada celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a spectacular party and the whole world… was invited Montreal s Expo 67 was the first world s fair held in Canada and it was a huge success attracting over 50 million visitors The 1 000-acre site was built on two man-made islands in the St Lawrence River and incorporated 90 futuristic pavilions created by some of the world s greatest architects and designers Over 60 countries were represented along with many private corporate and thematic pavilions all brought together under the theme Man and his World With performers and entertainers of all varieties restaurants cultural attractions exhibitions and a world-class amusement park Expo 67 was literally the party of the century exceeding all expectations
By Mary Ellen Johnson. 2018
As a Kingdom Trembles With Revolt a Knight and His Lady Must Choose Between Duty and Love in the… Medieval Historical Romance A Child Upon the Throne by Mary Ellen Johnson--Medieval England following the death of Edward III in 1377 through the Peasants Revolt of 1381--With a child king upon the throne and England s lucrative martial victories a faded memory Knight Matthew Hart wants only to reunite with his long-time lover Margery Watson and their son to live out his days far away from the royal court But Margery s loyalties are torn To settle down with the knight she s loved since childhood or commit treason and side with the commoners overburdened with servitude and taxes When revolt sparks among the masses thousands march on London vowing to overthrow all those in power Now Margery must choose between her place in society with a knight she loves and her true beliefs about freedom justice and equality From the Publisher Readers with a passion for history will appreciate the author s penchant for detail and accuracy In keeping with being authentic to the era this story contains scenes of brutality which are true to the time and man s inhumanity There are a limited number of sexual scenes and NO use of modern vulgarity Fans of Elizabeth Chadwick Bernard Cornwell and Philippa Gregory as well as Tamara Leigh and Suzan Tisdale will not want to miss this series Author Mary Ellen Johnson strides through history with the reader in the front seat Karen Lausa it challenged my intellect as well as my heart Margaret Watkins eBook Discovery ReviewerFrom the Author When crafting a story I am ever mindful of the parallels between the past and present Endless wars indifferent rulers rising taxes and corruption all of which inevitably resulted in a bloody insurrection An insurrection that while unsuccessful in the short term was even referenced by our Founding Fathers during their struggle for freedom As William Faulkner said The past isn t dead it s not even past so a knowledge of history is imperative THE KNIGHTS OF ENGLAND in series orderThe Lion and the LeopardA Knight There WasWithin A Forest DarkA Child Upon The ThroneLords Among the Ruins