Across the Wall

Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857718460
Format: PDF
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Across the Wall arose from a unique collaboration between scholars from Israel and Palestine, seeking to arrive at a shared framework for studying the history of this troubled land. Ilan Pappé and Jamil Hilal, among the top academics in Israel and Palestine respectively, brought historians from both sides of the divide together for dialogue on history, identity, and the meaning of the conflict. In the volume they argue persuasively for the concept of a ‘bridging narrative’: a historiographical discourse which can accommodate seemingly incompatible national meta-narratives. Proceeding from this innovative theoretical framework, Across the Wall then goes onto 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. The result is a radical new take on the history of Israel/Palestine which transcends the biases inherent in both countries’ national narratives and points towards a new model for the historiography of conflicts.

Across the Wall

Author: Garth Nix
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061975117
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From renowned fantasy author of the Old Kingdom series, Garth Nix, comes an entertaining collection of stories, including one Old Kingdom novella. Across the Wall brings together an electic mix of Garth Nix’s writing spanning several years, beginning with the novella set in the Old Kingdom, “Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case,” winner of two Aurealis Awards. The collection also includes two tales inspired by Arthurian legend, a war story, a western, a traditional tale with a twist and a hilarious choose-your-own-adventure spoof. The volume is introduced by the author himself and, even better, so is each story—giving context, anecdotes and a glimpse into the exceptional mind of Garth Nix.

Music Across the Wall

Author: Thomas J. Keevers
Publisher: Five Star (ME)
ISBN: 9781594140747
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Cardiac Dynamics

Author: J. Baan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 940098796X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Last Dance Over the Berlin Wall

Author: Lisa Selvidge
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0955985617
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In 1984, Johnny East, a dancer, is invited to West Berlin by mad Alice, an English girl living a bohemian life in the city at the heart of the Cold War. Alice is besotted with Johnny but on a trip to the East one day, Johnny meets and falls in love with a Russian tightrope walker in East Berlin. They begin an affair that leaves a trail of East-West transits, both legal and illegal, including one of the most daring crossings of the Berlin Wall. Twenty years on Johnny is the director of an aerial company and with an exciting new performance returns to Berlin, a new vibrant city, to face the ghosts of the past, the present, and Alice. The Last Dance over the Berlin Wall is a story of young love, decadence and tragedy in the walled-in city of West Berlin.

The Arterial System in Hypertension

Author: Michel Emile Safar
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401109001
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MICHEL E. SAFAR and MICHAEL F. O'ROURKE One of the principal problems of hypertension is the precise definition of blood pressure as a cardiovascular risk factor. Clinicians indicate peak systolic pressure and end diastolic pressure in the brachial artery as the principal criteria for blood pressure measurement. Consequently, these values are as indicators for clinical management and therapeutic adjustment. This used methodology, based on indirect blood pressure measurements at the site of the brachial artery relates only to the highest and lowest pressure in that vessel, and does not give any information of the blood pressure curve itself; this carries more information than peak systolic pressure and end diastolic pressure. As a first step in better analysis of the blood pressure curve, research workers in experimental hypertension defined in addition to peak systolic pressure and end diastolic, another blood pressure value, mean arterial pressure, i. e. the average pressure throughout the cardiac cycle, and about which pressure fluctuates. This is the pressure recorded by Hales [1] and by Poiseuille [2] in their pioneering studies. By application of Poiseuille's Law, this definition of mean arterial pressure led to the concept that increased mean arterial pressure (and therefore hypertension) was related, at any given value of cardiac output, to an increase in vascular resistance, i. e. to a reduc tion in the caliber of the small arteries.

Homeostatic Blood States Theory

Author: Audrius Andrijauskas
Publisher: Universal-Publishers
ISBN: 1599426536
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.