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The World Is What It Is

Author : Patrick French
ISBN : 9780330464932
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the first major biography of V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most compelling literary figures of the last fifty years. With great feeling for his formidable body of work, and exclusive access to his private papers and personal recollections, Patrick French has produced a lucid and astonishing account of this enigmatic genius: one which looks sensitively and unflinchingly at his relationships, his development as a writer and as a man, his outspokenness, his peerless creativity, and his extraordinary and enduring position both outside and at the very centre of literary culture. ‘Its clarity, honesty, even-handedness, its panoramic range and close emotional focus, above all its virtually unprecedented access to the dark secret life at its heart, make it one of the most gripping biographies I’ve ever read’ Hilary Spurling, Observer ‘A brilliant biography: exemplary in its thoroughness, sympathetic but tough in tone . . . Reading it I was enthralled – and frequently amused (how incredibly funny Naipaul can be!)’ Spectator ‘A masterly performance . . . If a better biography is published this year, I shall be astonished’ Allan Massie, Literary Review ‘Remarkable. This biography will change the way we read Naipaul’s books’ Craig Brown, Book of the Week, Mail on Sunday

What It Is

Author : Dave Liebman
ISBN : 9780810882546
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dave Liebman is one of the leading forces in contemporary jazz. Prominently known for performing with Miles Davis and Elvin Jones, he has exerted considerable influence as a saxophonist, bandleader, composer, author, and educator. In What It Is: The Life of a Jazz Artist, friend, pianist, and noted jazz scholar Lewis Porter conducts a series of in-depth interviews with Liebman, who discusses his professional, personal, and musical relationships with notable musicians, as well as such personal matters as contracting polio as a child. Featuring rare photos from Liebman's personal collection, this fascinating and witty story will not only appeal to jazz fans and scholars but also to those readers interested in the story of how a young man followed his dream to become one of the leading jazz artists of our time.

Notes On Nursing

Author : Florence Nightingale
ISBN : STANFORD:24504440001
Genre : Nurses
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The founder of the nursing profession discusses the image and the duties of the profession.

Fletcherism What It Is

Author : Horace Fletcher
ISBN : 9781429010603
Genre : Cooking
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Horace Fletcher, an American health-food advocate of the Victorian era, earned the nickname ""The Great Masticator"" through his advocation that food needed to be chewed thirty-two times before being swallowed. At the age of 58, he conducted a series of strength and endurance experiments at the Yale Gymnasium versus college athletes which claimed that Fletcher could outperform these athletes. Fletcher also had a great interest in human excreta, believing that it evidenced one's true nutrition. He also advocated for a low-protein diet as a means of health and well-being. Through this 1913 volume Fletcher explains his theories of health and well-being and how, you too, can become a Fletcherite.

Real Science

Author : John Ziman
ISBN : 0521893100
Genre : Science
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A systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge.

Managed Care

Author : Peter R. Kongstvedt
ISBN : 9780763759117
Genre : Medical
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The origins of managed health care -- Types of managed care organizations and integrated health care delivery systems -- Network management and reimbursement -- Management of medical utilization and quality -- Internal operations -- Medicare and Medicaid -- Regulation and accreditation in managed care.

What It Is What It Was

Author : Gerald Martinez
ISBN : STANFORD:36105023070829
Genre : Social Science
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Surveys the "Blaxpoitation" films of the 1970s

Behavior Modification

Author : Garry Martin
ISBN : 9781317345831
Genre : Psychology
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Behavior Modification,10/e assumes no specific prior knowledge about psychology or behavior modification on the part of the reader. The authors begin with basic principles and procedures of behavior modification and then provide readers with how-to-skills such as observing and recording. Next, the authors provide advanced discussion and references to acquaint readers with some of the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of the field. Readers will emerge with a thorough understanding of behavior modification in a wide variety of populations and settings.

What Is It Like To Be A Bat Wie Ist Es Eine Fledermaus Zu Sein

Author : Thomas Nagel
ISBN : 9783159609997
Genre : Philosophy
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Radikal, provokativ und erhellend zugleich: Nagels berühmter Essay von 1974 ist einer der am häufigsten zitierten philosophischen Aufsätze des 20. Jahrhunderts. Kann ein Mensch wirklich verstehen, wie es ist, eine Fledermaus zu sein? Natürlich nicht. Er kann sich nur vorstellen, wie es sich anfühlen könnte. Doch die spezifischen Empfindungen und Erlebnisse von Fledermäusen haben einen so anderen Charakter, dass der uns grundsätzlich verborgen bleibt. Letztendlich zeigt Nagel damit dem Menschen in seiner Fähigkeit zu erkennen und mitzuempfinden seine Grenzen auf. Ulrich Diehl erklärt in einem Nachwort die besondere Bedeutung und spannende Wirkungsgeschichte des Textes.

Public Health

Author : Bernard Turnock
ISBN : 9780763754440
Genre : Medical
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This book is a straight forward introduction to the complex, multidimensional field of public health and how it functions in modern day America. Introduces a unifying conceptual model characterizing public health by its missions, functions, capacity, process, and outcomes. The edition includes Health People 2010 objectives, case studies, achievements of the 20th century, and a resource site on the Internet.

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