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Rabid

Author : Bill Wasik
ISBN : 9781101583746
Genre : Science
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A maddened creature, frothing at the mouth, lunges at an innocent victim—and, with a bite, transforms its prey into another raving monster. It’s a scenario that underlies our darkest tales of supernatural horror, but its power derives from a very real virus, a deadly scourge known to mankind from our earliest days. In this fascinating exploration, journalist Bill Wasik and veterinarian Monica Murphy chart four thousand years in the history, science, and cultural mythology of rabies. The most fatal virus known to science, rabies kills nearly 100 percent of its victims once the infection takes root in the brain. A disease that spreads avidly from animals to humans, rabies has served throughout history as a symbol of savage madness, of inhuman possession. And today, its history can help shed light on the wave of emerging diseases, from AIDS to SARS to avian flu, that we now know to originate in animal populations. From Greek myths to zombie flicks, from the laboratory heroics of Louis Pasteur to the contemporary search for a lifesaving treatment, Rabid is a fresh, fascinating, and often wildly entertaining look at one of mankind’s oldest and most fearsome foes.

Understanding Viruses

Author : Teri Shors
ISBN : 9781284025927
Genre : Science
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The Third Edition of best-selling Understanding Viruses provides a strong, comprehensive introduction to human viral diseases. It provides a balanced approach to virology, combining the molecular, clinical, and historical aspects, making it the ideal text for undergraduate students majoring in biology, microbiology, medical technology, or pre-med.

Feral Animals In The American South

Author : Abraham H. Gibson
ISBN : 9781316791035
Genre : Nature
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The relationship between humans and domestic animals has changed in dramatic ways over the ages, and those transitions have had profound consequences for all parties involved. As societies evolve, the selective pressures that shape domestic populations also change. Some animals retain close relationships with humans, but many do not. Those who establish residency in the wild, free from direct human control, are technically neither domestic nor wild: they are feral. If we really want to understand humanity's complex relationship with domestic animals, then we cannot simply ignore the ones who went feral. This is especially true in the American South, where social and cultural norms have facilitated and sustained large populations of feral animals for hundreds of years. Feral Animals in the American South retells southern history from this new perspective of feral animals.

Lycanthropy In German Literature

Author : Peter Arnds
ISBN : 9781137541635
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Lycanthropy in German Literature argues that as a symbol of both power and parasitism, the human wolf of the Germanic Middle Ages is iconic to the representation of the persecution of undesirables in the German cultural imagination from the early modern age to the post-war literary scene.

Ho Plastographos

Author : Peter Carey
ISBN : 9604068504
Genre : Australian fiction
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Submersion Journalism

Author : Bill Wasik
ISBN : 159558479X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Over the past several years, "Harper's Magazine" has fostered an exciting brand of journalism--participatory, sometimes even undercover, in approach. This work collects the best of this reportage that serves as a proclamation in favor of truth-telling instead of PR spin.

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Author : David Herbert Lawrence
ISBN : 9604882708
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Mosby S Pocket Guide To Cultural Health Assessment E Book

Author : Carolyn D'Avanzo
ISBN : 9780323086042
Genre : Medical
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With all of the cultural and ethnic information that could affect patient and family care, POCKET GUIDE TO CULTURAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 4th Edition is the perfect portable yet complete reference. This guide discusses the clinical implications of ethnic populations from over 170 countries with a wealth of information on each—from languages spoken to health care beliefs and practices to eye contact. Ideal for everyday use, this handbook is the most comprehensive and portable resource on the market for patient care. Alphabetically organized by country with all sections presented consistently to give you quick access to important cultural information. Presents comprehensive content on all cultural aspects that affect patient assessment. Includes brief descriptions of each country’s topography and provides maps to illustrate potential environmental etiologies of an illness. Updated international childhood immunization schedules and the latest information from the World Health Organization provide the most up-to-date healthcare standards from around the world. Extensive bibliographies give you resources for further information. A streamlined and concise format with thumb tabs dividing each section makes this pocket guide the perfect quick reference tool. Thoroughly updated content includes new country names and their demographics, patient data, health care practices, and other cultural implications that affect care of today’s culturally diverse patient population. New international contributors bring together a wealth of information on the specifics of care for patients from over 170 countries. Includes more historical and political information for each country to provide current background information. Increased emphasis on how a population appears in the worldview and how their religion affect decision-making gives you a fuller perspective on each country’s culture. More information on naturalistic healing and practices helps you treat patients from a variety of backgrounds.

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