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Birth In Focus

Author : Becky Reed
ISBN : 1780662351
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A book of photographic images of birth, with accompanying birth stories by the mothers and their midwives.

Focus On Birth Defects Research

Author : Janet V. Engels
ISBN : 1594549591
Genre : Medical
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Birth defects are defined as abnormalities of structure, function, or body metabolism that are present at birth. These abnormalities lead to mental or physical disabilities or are fatal. There are more than 4,000 different known birth defects ranging from minor to serious, and although many of them can be treated or cured, they are the leading cause of death in the first year of life. This book presents leading research in this field from around the world.

Game Meat Hygiene In Focus

Author : P. Paulsen
ISBN : 9789086867233
Genre : Science
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Game meat is consumed world-wide. In most regions, it contributes only a small part to the overall meat and food supply, but for reasons of animal welfare and sustainability it is sometimes considered an alternative to meat from farmed animals. Despite differences in game species, ante mortem conditions (free-range or fenced; wild or semi-domesticated), hunting or harvesting procedures and further handling of the carcass, there are common requirements as regards meat safety and quality. Whereas meat hygiene and safety have been an issue in game meat for export/import for a long time, primary production, domestic supply and direct supply to the consumer have recently been addressed by legislation and these sectors still present unresolved questions and challenges. This book combines 24 contributions presenting the view of experts in game meat hygiene and quality. They address four main topics: i.e. 'hygiene and microbiology', 'epidemiology', 'risk assessment and management' and 'muscle biology and meat quality'. In addition to contributions on this topic by authors from eight European countries, a South African perspective is provided, thus representing the standpoint of a major game meat exporter. This volume is the first in a series on safety and quality assurance along the game meat chain, following a 'from forest to fork' approach and is targeted at scientists in academia and industry, graduate students as well as at governmental officials in veterinary public health and food safety.

The Birth Of A Nation

Author : Robert Lang
ISBN : 0813520274
Genre : Performing Arts
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The birth of a nation follows the lives of two white families divided by, and enduring, the American Civil War, and includes elaborate cameos of historical events such as the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Birth Models That Work

Author : Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
ISBN : 9780520943339
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking book takes us around the world in search of birth models that work in order to improve the standard of care for mothers and families everywhere. The contributors describe examples of maternity services from both developing countries and wealthy industrialized societies that apply the latest scientific evidence to support and facilitate normal physiological birth; deal appropriately with complications; and generate excellent birth outcomes—including psychological satisfaction for the mother. The book concludes with a description of the ideology that underlies all these working models—known internationally as the midwifery model of care.

John Locke An Essay Concerning Human Understanding In Focus

Author : John Locke
ISBN : 0415141915
Genre : Philosophy
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John Locke's Essay Concerning Human Understanding is among the most important books in philosophy ever written. It is also a difficult work dealing with many themes, including the origin of ideas; the extent and limits of human knowledge; the philosophy of perception; and religion and morality. This volume is original in that it focuses on the last two of these topics and provides a clear and insightful survey of these overlooked aspects of Locke's best known work. Four eminent Locke scholars present authoritative discussions of Locke's view on the ethics of belief, personal identity, free will and moral theory. Contributors include John Passmore (Australian National University), Harold Noonan (Birmingham University), Vere Chappell (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), and Daniel Flage (James Madison University).

Pakistan In Focus A Short Story Of The Birth Of Pakistan

Author : Wazir Khan
ISBN : 1723983519
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Although, the author has already written a detailed book on the subject but due to political activism and on the eve of the General Elections of 2018, the author has found it necessary to publish a short introduction on the subject in the series of books on 'Pakistan in Focus'. It is incumbent on every one of us whether of this generation or of future generations to learn lessons from past mistakes and sincerely imbibe and act upon the directives and guidelines provided by the Founder of Pakistan in the form of excerpts of the speeches, statements, messages and addresses stated in this Book and unite in their efforts in building Pakistan one of the greatest Nations of the World. The Book is organized in ten (10) Chapters. First Chapter provides the introduction. Chapter 2 consists of Early Years of Jinnah's Life [1876-1904] and Includes: Jinnah's Childhood; Jinnah's Youth; and Jinnah as a Young Lawyer. Chapter 3 consists of Early Years of Jinnah's Life [1876-1904] and includes: Jinnah's Childhood; Jinnah's Youth; Jinnah as a Young Lawyer. Chapter 4 consists of Second Phase of Jinnah in Politics [1920-1934] and includes: Professional and Political Life during Second Phase; Family Life during Second Phase; and Political Development during the Time of Jinnah in London [1931-1934]. Chapter 5 consists of Jinnah's Transformation [1934-1940]. Chapter 6 consists of Jinnah's Vision of Pakistan [1940-1946]. Chapter 7 consists of Jinnah's Realization of Charismatic Goal of Pakistan [February 1946 - 10th July 1947] Chapter 8 consists of Jinnah, The Quaid-I-Azam of Pakistan [11th August 1947 - 11th September 1948] and includes: Quaid-I-Azam, The First Elected President of The Constituent Assembly of Pakistan; Quaid-I-Azam, Father Of Pakistan: Birth Of Pakistan; and Quaid-I-Azam, The First Governor General and The Nation Builder of Pakistan.Chapter 9 consists of Some Personal Qualities & Traits of The Quaid-I-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and includes: General Characteristics of Quaid-I-Azam; Kind and Affectionate, Fair-Minded And Free From Ill Will Towards Other Communities; Bold and Very Courageous; Calm but Shrewd; Sharp, Witty And Humorous; Clarity of Thoughts And Expression; Having Spirit of Exceptional Vitality And Endurance; No Baseness in His Character; Diligent, Disciplined and Orderly; Clarity of Thoughts and Expression; Having Spirit of Exceptional Vitality and Endurance; No Baseness in his Character; Diligent, Disciplined and Orderly; and Staunch Believer of Islamic Principle 0f Human Equality. Chapter 10 consists of Summary and Conclusion and the Book is supported with Bibliography.

D W Griffith S The Birth Of A Nation

Author : Melvyn Stokes
ISBN : 9780199887514
Genre : History
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In this deeply researched and vividly written volume, Melvyn Stokes illuminates the origins, production, reception and continuing history of this ground-breaking, aesthetically brilliant, and yet highly controversial movie. By going back to the original archives, particularly the NAACP and D. W. Griffith Papers, Stokes explodes many of the myths surrounding The Birth of a Nation (1915). Yet the story that remains is fascinating: the longest American film of its time, Griffith's film incorporated many new features, including the first full musical score compiled for an American film. It was distributed and advertised by pioneering methods that would quickly become standard. Through the high prices charged for admission and the fact that it was shown, at first, only in "live" theaters with orchestral accompaniment, Birth played a major role in reconfiguring the American movie audience by attracting more middle-class patrons. But if the film was a milestone in the history of cinema, it was also undeniably racist. Stokes shows that the darker side of this classic movie has its origins in the racist ideas of Thomas Dixon, Jr. and Griffith's own Kentuckian background and earlier film career. The book reveals how, as the years went by, the campaign against the film became increasingly successful. In the 1920s, for example, the NAACP exploited the fact that the new Ku Klux Klan, which used Griffith's film as a recruiting and retention tool, was not just anti-black, but also anti-Catholic and anti-Jewish, as a way to mobilize new allies in opposition to the film. This crisply written book sheds light on both the film's racism and the aesthetic brilliance of Griffith's filmmaking. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the cinema.

Australian Capital Territory In Focus

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112733691
Genre : Australian Capital Territory
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Promoting Normal Birth

Author : Sylvie Donna
ISBN : 9781906619060
Genre : Medical
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An international collaboration of lecturers, practitioners and researchers. Each chapter considers a topic relevant to normalising maternity care. Topics include: routine interventions epidurals physiological third and fourth stages longer labours and approaches to monitoring / intervention most effective models of care birth centres home birth mental health doulas reasons for intervention links between research and practice harmonising models of birth caseload midwifery including 'normality' on medical training courses the symbolic value of birth developments in China, the UAE, Brazil and other countries where dramatic changes are taking place (e.g. in sub-Saharan Africa) the 'natural' caesarean individual agents for change intrapartum best practice ways of supporting women labouring without pharmacological pain relief water birth VBAC the role of regulatory bodies ways of publicising your work communication for best results review of progress and pointers for future research. Questions and extracts provide stimulating reflection and seminar material. For midwives, obstetricians, GPs, doulas and other maternity caregivers. "I strongly recommend this book to midwives, obstetricians, doctors and hospital administrators. It carefully reviews the scientific data." Marsden Wagner-who was director of Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization for 15 years, before his retirement. Questions and extracts provide stimulating reflection and seminar material. For midwives, obstetricians, GPs, doulas and other maternity caregivers. "I strongly recommend this book to midwives, obstetricians, doctors and hospital administrators. It carefully reviews the scientific data." Marsden Wagner-who was director of Women's and Children's Health at the World Health Organization for 15 years, before his retirement"

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