Across the Wall

Author: Garth Nix
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061975117
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Nicholas Sayre will do anything to get across the Wall, back to the Old Kingdom. Thoughts of Lirael and Sam haunt his dreams, and he has come to realize that his destiny lies there, along with all those he cares for. But here in Ancelstierre, far south of the Wall, the Charter is dormant, and among the obstacles Nick faces is one that is not entirely human, and which has a strange power that seems to come from Nicholas himself. With "Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case," Garth Nix continues to explore the magical world of The Abhorsen Trilogy. In additional short stories that range from classic fantasy -- two widely different takes on the Merlin myth -- to a gritty urban version of Hansel and Gretel, to an unusual take on the role of nature in matters of love, and to a heartbreaking story of children and war, Garth Nix displays the range and versatility that have made him one of today's leading writers of fantasy for readers of all ages.

Across the Wall

Author: Ilan Pappé
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
ISBN: 1848853459
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Proceeding from this innovative theoretical framework. Across the Wall then goes on to offer critical examinations of some of the most contested issues in the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the 1948 Nakba, the 1967 war, the occupation, and the formation of the PLO. Not only the history, but the historiography itself is subject to fresh perspectives. looking at, for example, how different generations of Israeli historians have interpreted the Zionist movement, or how women have been written out of the history of Palestine. --

Music Across the Wall

Author: Thomas J. Keevers
Publisher: Five Star (ME)
ISBN: 9781594140747
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Thomas J. Keevers makes an assured debut in this tough look at broken lives and lost hopes in the inner city, featuring a new private eye hero with guts and baggage to spare. P.I. Mike Duncavan is twice divorced, an ex-cop, and a disbarred lawyer. Hired by defense counsel to look into the murder of a "solid family guy," Mike is up against a hard deadline, with only fifteen days to conduct his investigation. Among the many unanswered questions: What was the deceased doing in the building in the first place? If he was killed in a robbery, why was his wallet left behind? With very little to go on, Duncavan follows a trail of cryptic clues, risking his life and what's left of his reputation, leading to an unlikely killer with the most likely motive. Thomas J. Keevers lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Across the Roman Wall

Author: Theresa Breslin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780713674569
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The minute that Marubetta meets Lucius, she hates him - pompous, stuck-up nephew of a Roman official! He thinks that, as a Briton, she is terribly provincial and she finds him arrogant and big-headed. But the year is 397 AD and life in Roman Britain is getting dangerous. And when Marinetta's home, close to Hadrian's Wall, is raided, Marinetta and Lucius are forced to act together.

Cardiac Dynamics

Author: J. Baan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940098796X
Format: PDF
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Cardiac Dynamics is the name of a relatively young field of study, born from the fruitful interaction between branches of two different disciplines: medicine and physics. "Dynamics" is the branch of physics which deals with the action of forces on bodies or particles in motion or at rest. "Cardiac" relates to the clinical field of cardiology but also to cardiophysiology, both of which are specialized branches of medicine. Narrower than the well established field of Hemodynamics, Cardiac Dynamics is restricted to dynamic phenomena occurring in and around the heart. The mathematical treatment of such phenomena, however, is vastly more complex because of the intricate nature of the mechanisms involved in the cardiac action. Thus, whereas hemodynamics is concerned with predominantly passive (visco-) elastic structures - vessels - containing time-variant flow of viscous flui- blood -, the mechanical study of the heart requires additional con siderations such as: active elastic components representing the contractile mechanism of cardiac muscle, complex geometry and fiber structure in the myocardial wall, autoregulatory mechanisms, and intricate flow patterns associated with valve motion. Viewed in this light it is not surprising that attempts to describe ventricular pump function and to quantify contractile performance have not reached the level of sophistication which is common in e. g. arterial hemodynamics. For the same reason, many of the often simplified approaches to describe ventricular mechanics failed to stand up to more rigorous theoretical, experimental or clinical testing.

The Doubleman

Author: Christopher John Koch
ISBN: 9780732296537
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'How do we pierce the skin? Did they teach you that at University?' Clive Broderick, guitar-teacher and occultist - the Doubleman of the title of this acclaimed novel - is speaking of power, and of a realm beyond reality. This is a fable of the sixties, when shared belief-systems crumbled, and the spiritual bazaars of today opened up. Christopher Koch's theme is illusion; and all his characters are bound by it. The Rymers are an electric folk group enjoying mounting success in Sydney. Their producer, Richard Miller, came under Broderick's spell during his youth in Tasmania; so did the guitarists Brady and Burr. Now, years after his death, Broderick's presence remains with all three. Through his disciple, Burr, it will lead to nightmare. THE DOUBLEMAN was winner of the 1985 Miles Franklin Award. 'Why have I not heard of Koch before, I wonder? He has an extraordinary power of evoking place, and I feel now that Tasmania is part of my memory.' - Graham Greene 'As universal in its impact as the myth and music of Orpheus ...a tour-de-force' - David Rowbotham, Brisbane Courier Mail 'A classy writer, deploying a kind of dangerous power with a delicate perception' - Norman Shrapnel, Guardian

Homeostatic Blood States Theory

Author: Audrius Andrijauskas
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599426536
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Intravenous fluid and blood component resuscitation is an integral part of modern medicine practice in a variety of medical fields. However, these therapies are usually led by rigid and very approximate guidelines. The purpose of creating the Homeostatic blood states theory was to develop more accurate guidelines. On the basis of the new theory the following results have been reached: 1. The physiological-mathematical model explaining blood volume homeostasis has been created; 2. Nomograms for infusion therapy measures, blood loss evaluation and calculating red blood cell transfusion amount were proposed; 3. Nomograms were built on the background of interfering relationship of blood hematocrit and hemoglobin concentration; 4. New guidelines for infusion therapy, blood loss evaluation and calculating transfusion amount for proper hematocrit increase were proposed; 5. New method for early verification of occult bleeding has been suggested. Three major homeostatic blood states were described: (1) target state, (2) state of maximal isoosmotic plasma dilution and (3) dehydration. Target states maintain optimal red cell mass and blood volume correlation. Other two maintain critical plasma hydration origin deviations from target state. Three new nomograms enable planning and evaluation of infusion therapy and red cell mass transfusion, quantitate evaluation of blood loss and early detection of occult bleeding based on the dynamics of blood hematocrit and hemoglobin concentration.

Bentley s Textbook of Pharmaceutics E Book

Author: Sanjay Kumar Jain
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 8131232662
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This adaptation of Bentley's Textbook of Pharmaceutics follows the same goals as those of the previous edition, albeit in a new look. The content of the old edition has been updated and expanded and several new chapters, viz. Complexations, Stability Testing as per ICH Guidelines, Parenteral Formulations, New Drug Delivery Systems and Pilot Plant Manufacturing, have been included, with an intention to make the book more informative for the modern pharmacists. The book has six sections: Section I deals with the physicochemical principles. Two new chapters: Complexations and ICH Guidelines for Stability Testing, have been added to make it more informative. Section II conveys the information regarding pharmaceutical unit operations and processes. Section III describes the area of pharmaceutical practice. Extensive recent updates have been included in many chapters of this section. Two new chapters: Parenteral Formulations and New Drug Delivery Systems, have been added. Section IV contains radioactivity principles and applications. Section V deals with microbiology and animal products. Section VI contains the formulation and packaging aspects of pharmaceuticals. Pilot Plant Manufacturing concepts are added as a new chapter, which may be beneficial to readers to understand the art of designing of a plant from the pilot plant model.