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Are You Watching? PDF Book By Vincent Ralph

Are You Watching?

  • Author: Vincent Ralph
  • ISBN Code: : 0241367433
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Page : 384 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 306 Readers
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A page-turning new YA thriller for the social media age, perfect for fans of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and One Of Us Is Lying. Ten years ago, Jess's mother was murdered by the Magpie Man. She was the first of his victims, but not the last. Now Jess is the star of a YouTube reality series and she's using it to catch the killer once and for all. The whole world is watching her every move. And so is the Magpie Man. Longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2021 Shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2021

14 Days PDF Book By Lisa Goich

14 Days

  • Author: Lisa Goich
  • ISBN Code: : 1618685597
  • Publisher : Savio Republic
  • Page : 96 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 587 Readers
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How do you let go of a hand you've held your whole life? When Lisa traveled home to visit her parents in December 2011, she never expected an ordinary three-day weekend to turn into an extraordinary 14-day observance of her mother’s life – and ultimately – death. From a child’s first breath to a mother’s last, 14 Days shows how closing that circle can be a celebration of this unbreakable bond.

Five Days at Memorial PDF Book By Sheri Fink

Five Days at Memorial

  • Author: Sheri Fink
  • ISBN Code: : 0307718980
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Page : 602 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 568 Readers
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The award-winning book that inspired an Apple Original series from Apple TV+ • Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina—and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the reader into the lives of those who struggled mightily to survive and maintain life amid chaos. After Katrina struck and the floodwaters rose, the power failed, and the heat climbed, exhausted caregivers chose to designate certain patients last for rescue. Months later, a doctor and two nurses were arrested and accused of injecting some of those patients with life-ending drugs. Five Days at Memorial, the culmination of six years of reporting, unspools the mystery of what happened in those days, bringing the reader into a hospital fighting for its life and into a conversation about the most terrifying form of health care rationing. In a voice at once involving and fair, masterful and intimate, Fink exposes the hidden dilemmas of end-of-life care and reveals just how ill-prepared we are for the impact of large-scale disasters—and how we can do better. A remarkable book, engrossing from start to finish, Five Days at Memorial radically transforms your understanding of human nature in crisis. One of The New York Times’ Best Ten Books of the Year

They Both Die at the End PDF Book By Adam Silvera

They Both Die at the End

  • Author: Adam Silvera
  • ISBN Code: : 0062457810
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 243 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 602 Readers
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Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. #1 New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Bustle Best YA Novel * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book * A Book Riot Best Queer Book * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.” Plus don't miss The First to Die at the End: #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera returns to the universe of international phenomenon They Both Die at the End in this prequel. New star-crossed lovers are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls.

The Last Thing He Told Me PDF Book By Laura Dave

The Last Thing He Told Me

  • Author: Laura Dave
  • ISBN Code: : 1501171364
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 489 Readers
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The instant #1 New York Times bestselling mystery and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick that’s captivated more than two million readers about a woman searching for the truth about her husband’s disappearance…at any cost. “A fast-moving, heartfelt thriller about the sacrifices we make for the people we love most.” —Real Simple Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen’s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. As Hannah’s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen’s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn’t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen’s true identity—and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen’s past, they soon realize they’re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated. With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn.

Seven Days to Die PDF Book By J.A. Johnstone

Seven Days to Die

  • Author: J.A. Johnstone
  • ISBN Code: : 0786028556
  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 799 Readers
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He wasn't born to the gun. But a gunman's blood ran in his veins--and it was only a matter of time before there would be hell to pay. . . Six Days Of Killing. No Day Of Rest. . . Once he was a young, happily married businessman. Then he lost his wife to human madness and that young man was gone, replaced by Kid Morgan, the wandering son of legendary gunfighter Frank Morgan and the current occupant of a cell in Hell Gate prison. The Kid's crime? He looked too much like an outlaw who escaped from this very prison. So the Kid teams up with a fellow inmate with an escape plan, vowing to hunt down a look-alike killer on the loose. But in or out of prison, Frank Morgan's boy knows better than to trust anyone. And with Hell Gate behind him, any day could be his last. So every bullet must be his best.

Thirteen Days to Midnight PDF Book By Patrick Carman

Thirteen Days to Midnight

  • Author: Patrick Carman
  • ISBN Code: : 0316088803
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 585 Readers
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You are indestructible. Three whispered words transfer an astonishing power to Jacob Fielding that changes everything. At first, Jacob is hesitant to use the power, unsure of its implications. But there's something addictive about testing the limits of fear. Then Ophelia James, the beautiful and daring new girl in town, suggests that they use the power to do good, to save others. But with every heroic act, the power grows into the specter of a curse. How to decide who lives and who dies? In this nail-biting novel of mystery and dark intrigue, Jacob must walk the razor thin line between right and wrong, good and evil, and life and death. And time is running out. Because the Grim Reaper doesn't disappear. . . . He catches up.

The Silent Patient PDF Book By Alex Michaelides

The Silent Patient

  • Author: Alex Michaelides
  • ISBN Code: : 1250301718
  • Publisher : Celadon Books
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 648 Readers
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**THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy." —Entertainment Weekly The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive. Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word. Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London. Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....

To Die Well PDF Book By Sidney Wanzer,Joseph Glenmullen

To Die Well

  • Author: Sidney Wanzer,Joseph Glenmullen
  • ISBN Code: : 078673230X
  • Publisher : Hachette+ORM
  • Page : 226 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 199 Readers
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Two doctors offer a guide for terminal patients to help them take control of their final days and die with dignity. Knowing our rights to refuse treatment, and ways to bring death earlier if pain or distress cannot be alleviated, will spare us the frightening helplessness that can rob our last days of meaning and personal connection. Drs. Wanzer and Glenmullen clarify what patients should insist of their doctors, including the right to enough pain medication even if it shortens life. Everyone needs their wise and comforting advice. “Superb. . . . In clear, practical terms it explains what you can do to achieve the peaceful death everyone wants but too few people have.” —Marcia Angell, MD, former editor of The New England Journal of Medicine “Wanzer was one of the first mainstream U.S. physicians to advocate openly both for the improvements in palliative care for all dying patients and for more choice about hastening death if suffering becomes intolerable. Those who want to learn more about all of their potential end-of-life options would do well to read this book.” —Timothy E. Quill, MD, author of Death and Dignity: Making Choices and Taking Charge “Important for both patients and clinicians.” —David S. Rosenthal, MD, Harvard Medical School, Past President, American Cancer Society “Anyone planning for end-of-life care will benefit from this book. Pearls of wisdom include discussion of the right to stop unwanted treatment . . . the need for hospice care to be started much earlier . . . and the proper dose of an analgesic being the amount necessary to relieve suffering patients’ pain.” —Choice

Tuesdays with Morrie PDF Book By Mitch Albom

Tuesdays with Morrie

  • Author: Mitch Albom
  • ISBN Code: : 0307414094
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Page : 224 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 442 Readers
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A special 25th anniversary edition of the beloved book that changed millions of lives—with a new afterword by the author “A wonderful book, a story of the heart told by a writer with soul.”—Los Angeles Times Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn’t you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man’s life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie’s lasting gift with the world.

One Day PDF Book By David Nicholls

One Day

  • Author: David Nicholls
  • ISBN Code: : 0307739309
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 320 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 395 Readers
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring ANNE HATHAWAY and JIM STURGESS It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another. Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself. "One of the most hilarious and emotionally riveting love stories you'll ever encounter." —People #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

17 Days and Die PDF Book By Ishika Jain

17 Days and Die

  • Author: Ishika Jain
  • ISBN Code: : 9354908071
  • Publisher : Ukiyoto Publishing
  • Page : 180 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 959 Readers
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“A life of happiness would be hell on earth.” • When Grace finally decided to end her life, the last thing she expected was to meet a stranger simply gazing at the stars, dangling his feet over the edge of the bridge, exactly where she had planned to jump into the abyss and end it all. What was supposed to be the last hour of Grace’s life became the hour in which she poured her drunken, broken heart out to a stranger over a bottle of scotch and a fresh round of tears. However, before they parted their ways, the stranger offered her a deal: she must promise to hold on to her life for another seventeen days, and afterwards, she could do with it whatever she liked. He promised to even attend her funeral if he couldn’t change her mind. But why seventeen days? And why did this stranger even care? There was more to him than what met the eye, and compelled by her curiosity, Grace couldn’t refuse. Maybe these seventeen days will only prolong her suffering. Or maybe they’ll open her eyes to a part of life she never knew existed, full of hope for a brighter future. And maybe, just maybe, she’ll belong somewhere, even for a fleeting time.

13 Days to Die PDF Book By Matt Miksa

13 Days to Die

  • Author: Matt Miksa
  • ISBN Code: : 1643856561
  • Publisher : Crooked Lane Books
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 507 Readers
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#1 AMAZON BESTSELLING MEDICAL THRILLER Red Sparrow meets Inferno in Matt Miksa's debut which electrifies a Cold War spirit with fresh, modern-day expertise as our heroes wrestle society's darkest nightmares. In a far-flung Tibetan village, prayer flags flap against whitewashed houses and a majestic monastery stretches to heaven. It's Shangri-La--the earthly paradise--until a stranger staggers out of the forest and collapses into a bloody, lifeless mass. He's the first victim of a crippling epidemic, but he's no ordinary man. Olen Grave, an American intelligence officer, heads directly into the hot zone to investigate. Posing as a journalist, he joins the Chinese research team, led by a headstrong female virus hunter, Dr. Zhou Weilin. Together, the unlikely allies discover that Patient Zero was a spy who deliberately infected himself. But why? Who did he work for? As Olen and Dr. Zhou rush to uncover the shocking truth behind the epidemic, they unravel a twisted conspiracy that reaches from Beijing's great halls to Washington's corridors of power. With the superpowers now at the brink of war, the fate of the world will rest on the duo's shoulders.

The First Days (As the World Dies, Book One) PDF Book By Rhiannon Frater

The First Days (As the World Dies, Book One)

  • Author: Rhiannon Frater
  • ISBN Code: : 9781429976824
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Page : 336 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 283 Readers
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Rhiannon Frater's As the World Dies trilogy is an internet sensation. The first two books, The First Days and Fighting to Survive, have won the Dead Letter Award for Best Novel from Mail Order Zombie. The First Days was named one of the Best Zombie Books of the Decade by the Harrisburg Book Examiner. AmericanHorrorBlog calls Rhiannon Frater "a writer to watch." The morning that the world ends, Katie is getting ready for court and housewife Jenni is taking care of her family. Less than two hours later, they are fleeing for their lives from a zombie horde. Thrown together by circumstance, Jenni and Katie become a powerful zombie-killing partnership, mowing down zombies as they rescue Jenni's stepson, Jason, from an infected campground. They find sanctuary in a tiny, roughly fortified Texas town. There Jenni and Katie find they are both attracted to Travis, leader of the survivors; and the refugees must slaughter people they know, who have returned in zombie form. Fast-paced and exciting, filled with characters who grab your heart, The First Days: As the World Dies is the beginning of a frightening trilogy. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Into the Wild PDF Book By Jon Krakauer

Into the Wild

  • Author: Jon Krakauer
  • ISBN Code: : 0307476863
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 974 Readers
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Krakauer’s page-turning bestseller explores a famed missing person mystery while unraveling the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. "Terrifying... Eloquent... A heart-rending drama of human yearning." —New York Times In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How Christopher Johnson McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the drives and desires that propelled McCandless. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity, and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page.

There Is Only Room for Hope PDF Book By Anouradha Bakshi

There Is Only Room for Hope

  • Author: Anouradha Bakshi
  • ISBN Code: : 1482849925
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Page : 594 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 817 Readers
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There is only Room for Hope is the true account of one womans fight with her husbands Cancer. Having lost the battle twice, this time she is determined to win the war. Her arsenal is an eclectic mix of humour, determination and hope, tempered with in depth research and informed choices. Her journey is a blend of conventional therapies and alternative options. There is only Room for Hope is a story of love and trust, and recounts how a terrible ailment can also have a silver lining that outwits the beast. It is in your hands to turn the elephant in the room into a mouse, this book shows you how you can. There is only Room for Hope also gives you an in depth account of alternative options and urges you to keep your mind open and have faith in your intuition and hunches when it comes to helping a loved one.

Contemporary Bioethics PDF Book By Mohammed Ali Al-Bar,Hassan Chamsi-Pasha

Contemporary Bioethics

  • Author: Mohammed Ali Al-Bar,Hassan Chamsi-Pasha
  • ISBN Code: : 3319184288
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Page : 267 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 350 Readers
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This book discusses the common principles of morality and ethics derived from divinely endowed intuitive reason through the creation of al-fitr' a (nature) and human intellect (al-‘aql). Biomedical topics are presented and ethical issues related to topics such as genetic testing, assisted reproduction and organ transplantation are discussed. Whereas these natural sources are God’s special gifts to human beings, God’s revelation as given to the prophets is the supernatural source of divine guidance through which human communities have been guided at all times through history. The second part of the book concentrates on the objectives of Islamic religious practice – the maqa' sid – which include: Preservation of Faith, Preservation of Life, Preservation of Mind (intellect and reason), Preservation of Progeny (al-nasl) and Preservation of Property. Lastly, the third part of the book discusses selected topical issues, including abortion, assisted reproduction devices, genetics, organ transplantation, brain death and end-of-life aspects. For each topic, the current medical evidence is followed by a detailed discussion of the ethical issues involved.

Palliative Care PDF Book By Harold Y. Vanderpool

Palliative Care

  • Author: Harold Y. Vanderpool
  • ISBN Code: : 1476619719
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Page : 280 pages
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Reviews : 523 Readers
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The long history of medical care for the dying has largely been neglected. It began in 1605 when physicians were challenged to enable persons to die peacefully. Today it includes palliation of oppressive symptoms, emotional and psychological care, and respect for the wishes and cultural backgrounds of patients and families. Especially since the 1990s, it embraces symptom-easing palliation for patients with severe life-limiting and chronic illnesses. Providing a detailed picture of contemporary palliative care, this book chronicles four centuries of the quest for a good death, covering the fight against futile end-of-life treatments, the history of life-extending treatments and technologies, the roles of nurses, the liberation of the dying from isolation in hospitals and hard-won victories to secure patients’ right to choose.

How Not to Die PDF Book By Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM,Gene Stone

How Not to Die

  • Author: Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM,Gene Stone
  • ISBN Code: : 1250066123
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • Reviews : 851 Readers
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From the physician behind the wildly popular NutritionFacts website, How Not to Die reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America-heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson's, high blood pressure, and more-and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. The simple truth is that most doctors are good at treating acute illnesses but bad at preventing chronic disease. The fifteen leading causes of death claim the lives of 1.6 million Americans annually. This doesn't have to be the case. By following Dr. Greger's advice, all of it backed up by strong scientific evidence, you will learn which foods to eat and which lifestyle changes to make to live longer. History of prostate cancer in your family? Put down that glass of milk and add flaxseed to your diet whenever you can. Have high blood pressure? Hibiscus tea can work better than a leading hypertensive drug-and without the side effects. Fighting off liver disease? Drinking coffee can reduce liver inflammation. Battling breast cancer? Consuming soy is associated with prolonged survival. Worried about heart disease (the number 1 killer in the United States)? Switch to a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to prevent the disease but often stop it in its tracks. In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top fifteen causes of death, How Not to Die includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen -a checklist of the twelve foods we should consume every day.Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.

The 48 Laws of Power PDF Book By Robert Greene

The 48 Laws of Power

  • Author: Robert Greene
  • ISBN Code: : 1101042451
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 480 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 765 Readers
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Amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive, this multi-million-copy New York Times bestseller is the definitive manual for anyone interested in gaining, observing, or defending against ultimate control – from the author of The Laws of Human Nature. In the book that People magazine proclaimed “beguiling” and “fascinating,” Robert Greene and Joost Elffers have distilled three thousand years of the history of power into 48 essential laws by drawing from the philosophies of Machiavelli, Sun Tzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz and also from the lives of figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to P.T. Barnum. Some laws teach the need for prudence (“Law 1: Never Outshine the Master”), others teach the value of confidence (“Law 28: Enter Action with Boldness”), and many recommend absolute self-preservation (“Law 15: Crush Your Enemy Totally”). Every law, though, has one thing in common: an interest in total domination. In a bold and arresting two-color package, The 48 Laws of Power is ideal whether your aim is conquest, self-defense, or simply to understand the rules of the game.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead PDF Book By W. Y. Evans-Wentz

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

  • Author: W. Y. Evans-Wentz
  • ISBN Code: : 0199839514
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Page : 354 pages
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reviews : 847 Readers
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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.

Every Day PDF Book By David Levithan

Every Day

  • Author: David Levithan
  • ISBN Code: : 0307975630
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 772 Readers
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by Booklist • Kirkus Celebrate all the ways love makes us who we are with the romance that Entertainment Weekly calls "wise, wildly unique"--from the bestselling co-author of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Will Grayson, Will Grayson--about a teen who wakes up every morning in a different body, living a different life. Now a major motion picture! Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day. With his new novel, David Levithan, bestselling co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson, and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, has pushed himself to new creative heights. He has written a captivating story that will fascinate readers as they begin to comprehend the complexities of life and love in A’s world, as A and Rhiannon seek to discover if you can truly love someone who is destined to change every day. “A story that is always alluring, oftentimes humorous and much like love itself— splendorous.” —Los Angeles Times

1622 - The Battle of Höchst PDF Book By Markus Pfenninger

1622 - The Battle of Höchst

  • Author: Markus Pfenninger
  • ISBN Code: : 3347590848
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 918 Readers
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The 30 Years' War seems very far in the past nowadays. Yet it had a decisive impact on Germany, from language to collective psychology. The Battle of Höchst in 1622 was decisive for the further course of the war. Based on extensive research in original sources, the events surrounding the battle are reconstructed in detail. The richly illustrated book also describes the society and everyday life of the people in the 17th century. Above all, it is an exciting story of war, looting and megalomania, but also of great strategic skill, personal courage and civic heroism that is worth telling.

Barn Owl Conservation Handbook PDF Book By Barn Owl Trust

Barn Owl Conservation Handbook

  • Author: Barn Owl Trust
  • ISBN Code: : 1907807349
  • Publisher : Pelagic Publishing
  • Page : 395 pages
  • Genre : Science
  • Reviews : 922 Readers
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A comprehensive handbook covering all aspects of the conservation of Barn Owls. Written by the Barn Owl Trust, this book includes in-depth information on Barn Owl survey techniques, relevant ecology, Barn Owls and the law, mortality, habitat management, use of nest boxes and barn Owl rehabilitation. Essential reading for ecologists, planners, land managers and ornithologists.

Memories to Die For PDF Book By John V. Kriesfeld

Memories to Die For

  • Author: John V. Kriesfeld
  • ISBN Code: : 9781469773209
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Page : 432 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 670 Readers
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When James Chandler keys in his security code and enters his front door one morning, he thinks it is just another day. As he watches his wife and daughter scream in terror, James has no idea that he died five days earlierand that he now appears to be someone else and have that mans memories, too. As the police send him off in an ambulance to seek mental assistance, no one knows whether he is James Chandler or someone elseor how he got into this situation in the first place, for that matter. When psychologist Laura Monroe is handed his strange case, she is unwittingly thrust into the dangerous world of political subterfuge and intrigue. As Laura and her boyfriend, Jordan, begin to uncover the extraordinary facts behind the case, they find themselves battling against a formidable opponent and an unscrupulous governmentenemies that will stop at nothing to silence her. With the prize of eternal life and complete political mastery at stake, Lauras life is in jeopardy. In this gripping thriller, Lauras only chance of survival is to track down enough hard evidence to expose a deceitful plot. But theres only one problem. Who does she confide in when she cannot trust her own government?

Normal People PDF Book By Sally Rooney

Normal People

  • Author: Sally Rooney
  • ISBN Code: : 073527648X
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 524 Readers
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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE: A wondrously wise, genuinely unputdownable new novel from Sally Rooney, winner of the 2017 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award (at 26, tied with Zadie Smith for the youngest-ever recipient)--the quintessential coming-of-age love story for our time. Connell Waldron is one of the most popular boys in his small-town high school--he is a star of the football team, an excellent student, and never wanting for attention from girls. The one thing he doesn't have is money. Marianne Sheridan, a classmate of Connell's, has the opposite problem. Marianne is plain-looking, odd, and stubborn, and while her family is well-off, she has no friends to speak of. There is, however, a deep and undeniable connection between the two teenagers, one that develops into a secret relationship. Everything changes when both Connell and Marianne are accepted to Trinity College. Suddenly Marianne is well-liked and elegant, holding court with her intellectual friends while Connell hangs at the sidelines, not quite as fluent in language of the elite. Throughout their years at university, Marianne and Connell circle each other, falling in and out of romance but never straying far from where they started. And as Marianne experiments with an increasingly dangerous string of boyfriends, Connell must decide how far he is willing to go to save his oldest friend. Sally Rooney brings her brilliant psychological acuity and perfectly spare prose to a novel that explores the subtleties of class, the electricity of first love, and the inescapable challenges of family and friendships. Normal People is a book that you will read in one sitting, and then immediately share with your friends.

The Year of Magical Thinking PDF Book By Joan Didion

The Year of Magical Thinking

  • Author: Joan Didion
  • ISBN Code: : 0307279723
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 945 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • From one of America’s iconic writers, a stunning book of electric honesty and passion that explores an intensely personal yet universal experience: a portrait of a marriage—and a life, in good times and bad—that will speak to anyone who has ever loved a husband or wife or child. Several days before Christmas 2003, John Gregory Dunne and Joan Didion saw their only daughter, Quintana, fall ill with what seemed at first flu, then pneumonia, then complete septic shock. She was put into an induced coma and placed on life support. Days later—the night before New Year’s Eve—the Dunnes were just sitting down to dinner after visiting the hospital when John Gregory Dunne suffered a massive and fatal coronary. In a second, this close, symbiotic partnership of forty years was over. Four weeks later, their daughter pulled through. Two months after that, arriving at LAX, she collapsed and underwent six hours of brain surgery at UCLA Medical Center to relieve a massive hematoma. This powerful book is Didion’ s attempt to make sense of the “weeks and then months that cut loose any fixed idea I ever had about death, about illness ... about marriage and children and memory ... about the shallowness of sanity, about life itself.

The Midnight Library PDF Book By Matt Haig

The Midnight Library

  • Author: Matt Haig
  • ISBN Code: : 1443455881
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 136 Readers
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Between life and death there is a library. When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren’t always what she imagined they’d be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger. Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

One Step Behind PDF Book By Lauren North

One Step Behind

  • Author: Lauren North
  • ISBN Code: : 1984803875
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 368 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 699 Readers
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A woman pushed to the breaking point by a stalker develops an obsession of her own in this shocking new novel of psychological suspense from the acclaimed author of The Perfect Son. Jenna is a wife, a mother, a doctor. She’s also the victim of a stalker. Frightening "gifts" are left on her doorstep, her home is broken in to, and when she leaves her house to take her children to school, he’s waiting. She feels powerless, and the police are unable to help. Then her stalker is brought into the emergency room after a terrible accident, and Jenna has to treat the man who’s been tormenting her for months. With her stalker in a coma, Jenna is desperate to understand the life of this seemingly normal man. When she finds startling images on his phone, she is consumed by her need for answers--and her own obsession leads her down a twisting path of destruction. Just how far is Jenna willing to go to take back control of her life?

Four Thousand Weeks PDF Book By Oliver Burkeman

Four Thousand Weeks

  • Author: Oliver Burkeman
  • ISBN Code: : 0735232474
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Page : 214 pages
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Reviews : 745 Readers
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “This is the most important book ever written about time management.” —Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of WorkLife What if you stopped trying to do everything, so that you could finally get around to what counts? We're obsessed with our lengthening to-do lists, our overfilled inboxes, the struggle against distraction, and the sense that our attention spans are shrivelling. Still, we rarely make the connection between our daily struggles with time and the ultimate time management problem: the question of how best to use our ridiculously brief time on the planet, which amounts on average to about four thousand weeks. Four Thousand Weeks is an uplifting, engrossing and deeply realistic exploration of the challenge. Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' it introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations. Drawing on the insights of both ancient and contemporary philosophers, psychologists, and spiritual teachers, Oliver Burkeman sets out to realign our relationship with time - and in doing so, to liberate us from its tyranny. Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count.

The Golden House PDF Book By Salman Rushdie

The Golden House

  • Author: Salman Rushdie
  • ISBN Code: : 0735273588
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 290 Readers
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One of the truly great writers of the century reaches beyond the very top of his game in this uncannily timely knockout of a novel. In quality and compelling scope, this is Rushdie's The Godfather meets The Great Gatsby--an unparalleled modern-day American thriller, with wonderful, moving characters and a grippingly entertaining story straight out of today's headlines, set against the panorama of American culture and politics from the inauguration of Obama to post-election Trump. When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves as emperors living in a lavish house in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society, even as Nero Golden continues to raise huge buildings carrying his name in gold letters. The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful former model, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work that could ruin Nero Golden forever. Invoking literature, pop culture and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, and identity politics; Gamergate; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendancy of Superman and Batwoman and the superhero movie; and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic villain with painted skin and coloured hair.

The Fix Up PDF Book By Kendall Ryan

The Fix Up

  • Author: Kendall Ryan
  • ISBN Code: : 0997638214
  • Publisher : Kendall Ryan
  • Page : 343 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 220 Readers
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From New York Times bestseller, Kendall Ryan, comes a sexy new standalone novel. My tempting and very alpha friend Sterling Quinn is someone I consider off-limits. It's not just that we're friends, he's also cocky, confident, and British, which means he's a walking aphrodisiac. But lately he's been giving me the look. You know the one. When he thinks I'm not paying attention, and his gaze lingers for too long. When we start working together, that's when the sexual tension between us gets so thick, I want to hack through it with a machete. I want to make all these deep feelings I've harbored for him disappear, because there's no way this can end well. The lines between business and pleasure become irrevocably blurred, and I'm stuck between a rock and Sterling's very, very hard place. Rather than keep a level head about our growing attraction, Sterling wants to go all in, showing me just how explosive we can be together. But I've been around long enough to know that this British bad boy is more than my heart can handle. I'm not about to be cast aside like yesterday's underwear when he's done having fun. Sterling’s never been told no, and he's not about to put his ego aside and play by my rules. But I never thought he'd fight so dirty.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian PDF Book By Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • ISBN Code: : 0316219304
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reviews : 251 Readers
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Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

The Inevitable PDF Book By Katie Engelhart

The Inevitable

  • Author: Katie Engelhart
  • ISBN Code: : 1250201470
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Page : 283 pages
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Reviews : 400 Readers
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“A remarkably nuanced, empathetic, and well-crafted work of journalism, [The Inevitable] explores what might be called the right-to-die underground, a world of people who wonder why a medical system that can do so much to try to extend their lives can do so little to help them end those lives in a peaceful and painless way.”—Brooke Jarvis, The New Yorker More states and countries are passing right-to-die laws that allow the sick and suffering to end their lives at pre-planned moments, with the help of physicians. But even where these laws exist, they leave many people behind. The Inevitable moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours—far from medical offices, legislative chambers, hospital ethics committees, and polite conversation. It also shines a light on the people who help them: loved ones and, sometimes, clandestine groups on the Internet that together form the “euthanasia underground.” Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the right to die debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted death clinic and has written more lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peacefully at “DIY Death” workshops. The other four chapters belong to people who said they wanted to die because they were suffering unbearably—of old age, chronic illness, dementia, and mental anguish—and saw suicide as their only option. Spanning North America, Europe, and Australia, The Inevitable offers a deeply reported and fearless look at a morally tangled subject. It introduces readers to ordinary people who are fighting to find dignity and authenticity in the final hours of their lives.

The How Not to Die Cookbook PDF Book By Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM,Gene Stone

The How Not to Die Cookbook

  • Author: Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM,Gene Stone
  • ISBN Code: : 1250127750
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Reviews : 313 Readers
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From Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM, the physician behind the trusted and wildly popular website Nutritionfacts.org, and author of the New York Times bestselling book How Not to Die, comes a beautifully-designed, comprehensive cookbook complete with more than 120 recipes for delicious, life-saving, plant-based meals, snacks, and beverages that's a perfect gift for healthy conscious eaters. Dr. Michael Greger’s bestselling book, How Not to Die, presented the scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of premature death and disability. Now, The How Not to Die Cookbook puts that science into action. From Superfood Breakfast Bites to Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca to Two-Berry Pie with Pecan-Sunflower Crust, every recipe in The How Not to Die Cookbook offers a delectable, easy-to-prepare, plant-based dish to help anyone eat their way to better health. Rooted in the latest nutrition science, these easy-to-follow, stunningly photographed recipes will appeal to anyone looking to live a longer, healthier life. Featuring Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen—the best ingredients to add years to your life—The How Not to Die Cookbook is destined to become an essential tool in healthy kitchens everywhere.

Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of Coffee PDF Book By Ricardo M. Souza

Plant-Parasitic Nematodes of Coffee

  • Author: Ricardo M. Souza
  • ISBN Code: : 1402087209
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 340 pages
  • Genre : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 686 Readers
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When I conceived this book, what I had in mind was what I did not know about coffee-parasitic nematodes (CPNs). Indeed, after reading many papers and several chapters in books, I felt far from having a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Not only would it be a daunting task to retrieve the numerous articles, reports, theses and dissertations on CPNs published since 1878, but it would also be impossible to learn, on my own, from all the enormous experience acquired by nematologists and coffee growers in so many countries. Therefore, this book is dedicated to those with restless minds, who want to know more about CPNs and their importance in coffee production worldwide. This book has been diligently written by top scientists in their areas of expertise or country, and it has been meticulously edited to guarantee precision without compromising an enjoyable read. I learned a lot from this book...I’m sure you will too. Finally, I’d like to thank Zuzana Bernhart from Springer, who believed in this project and decided to publish it; Susan Casement, who revised all chapters for grammatical correctness; and all the contributors, without whom this book would never have became a reality. Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ, Brazil Ricardo M. Souza vii Contents Part I The Crop 1 Coffee: The Plant and its Cultivation............................. 3 Henrique D. Vieira 2 The Coffee Industry: History and Future Perspectives.............. 19 Denis O. Seudieu Part II The Root-Lesion Nematode, Pratylenchus spp.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle PDF Book By Stuart Turton

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

  • Author: Stuart Turton
  • ISBN Code: : 1443457477
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Page : 448 pages
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Reviews : 554 Readers
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A brilliantly original high concept murder mystery from a fantastic new talent: Gosford Park meets Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express 'Somebody's going to be murdered at the ball tonight. It won't appear to be a murder and so the murderer won't be caught. Rectify that injustice and I'll show you the way out.' It is meant to be a celebration but it ends in tragedy. As fireworks explode overhead, Evelyn Hardcastle, the young and beautiful daughter of the house, is killed. But Evelyn will not die just once. Until Aiden – one of the guests summoned to Blackheath for the party – can solve her murder, the day will repeat itself, over and over again. Every time ending with the fateful pistol shot. The only way to break this cycle is to identify the killer. But each time the day begins again, Aiden wakes in the body of a different guest. And someone is determined to prevent him ever escaping Blackheath...

The Trial of Tempel Anneke PDF Book By Peter A. Morton

The Trial of Tempel Anneke

  • Author: Peter A. Morton
  • ISBN Code: : 1442634898
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Page : 240 pages
  • Genre : History
  • Reviews : 619 Readers
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The Trial of Tempel Anneke examines documents from an early modern European witchcraft trial with the pedagogical goal of allowing students to interact directly with primary sources. A brief historiographical essay has been added, along with eleven civic records, including regulations about sorcery, Tempel Anneke's marital agreement, and court salaries, which provide an even clearer picture of life in seventeenth-century Europe. Maps of Harxbüttel and the Holy Roman Empire and lists of key players enable easy reference.

Inspiration for isolation: 14 Crochet patterns for 14 days Edition)Inspiration for isolation: 14 Crochet patterns for 14 days PDF Book By Nadia de Kock

Inspiration for isolation: 14 Crochet patterns for 14 days Edition)Inspiration for isolation: 14 Crochet patterns for 14 days

  • Author: Nadia de Kock
  • ISBN Code: : 0639601057
  • Publisher : LAPA Uitgewers
  • Page : 49 pages
  • Genre :
  • Reviews : 865 Readers
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Ideal for lockdownNo parties to attend, no coffee-dates to go to, no distraction or noise from theoutside; only you and your family at home. Covid-19 has forced the entire worldto come to an abrupt halt and focus our attentions to our inner worlds. Neverhas there been a better time for crochet! Enjoy these 14 patterns, a selectionfrom the therapeutic book Crochet & Conquer, and find meaning and purposeagain in the everyday.

Arenaviruses PDF Book By Michael B.A. Oldstone

Arenaviruses

  • Author: Michael B.A. Oldstone
  • ISBN Code: : 3642717268
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Page : 242 pages
  • Genre : Medical
  • Reviews : 707 Readers
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M. B. A. OLDSTONE Viruses are generally studied either because they cause significant human, animal or plant disease or for their utility as materials to probe a basic phenomenon in biology, chemistry, genetics or molecular biology. Arenaviruses are unusually interesting in that they occupy both of these categories. Arenaviruses cause severe human diseases known primarily as the hemor rhagic fevers occurring in South and Latin America (Bolivia: Machupo virus and Argentina: Junin virus) and in Africa (Lassa virus). Because such viruses produce profound disability and may kill the persons they infect, they are a source of economic hardship in the countries where they are prevalent. Further, they provide new problems for health care personnel owing to the narrowing of the world as visitors from many countries increasingly travel to and from these endemic areas. In addition, lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) can infect humans worldwide, although the illness is most often less disabling than those elicited by other arenaviruses. Yet LCMV is likely of greater concern to non-arena-virologists and experimentalists using tissue culture or animals, i. e. , workers in molecular biology, cancer research, virology, immunobiology, etc. , because normal appearing cultured cells or tissues and animals used for research may be persistently infected with LCMV without manifesting clinical disease or cytopathology and transmit that infection to laboratory workers (reviewed OLDSTONE and PETERS 1978). For example, HINMAN et al.