Category: Reference

  • SAS Mountain and Arctic Survival

    It is hard to visualize how someone could input right into a polar or mountainous area unprepared. You’re ready in your trip otherwise you arrive accidentally; for instance, the plane you're touring in has crash-landed over the frozen tundra, or your mode of shipping has damaged down within the wasteland. In all circumstances, supplying you're unhurt, your probabilities of survival are solid. deliberate trip in a chilly or mountainous setting should still suggest that you're good clothed and equipped.

    In either wintry weather and summer season, the Northern Arctic bargains an plentiful provide of water and foodstuff; take care of are available or built above and lower than the tree line. the true hazard comes from the chilly, damage, and easily doing nothing.

    During the second one international conflict a couple of provider males turned marooned within the arctic wasteland—most of them died. They did so simply because few ventured faraway from their crash web site, they made no try and capture fish, hunt online game, or maybe try and go back and forth south. None that have been later came across had ready a rescue sign, and so much had died now not from the chilly yet from starvation.

    The SAS consultant to Arctic and Mountain Survival presents info on what to do instantly after your arctic or mountain survival state of affairs has arisen. you are going to tips on how to organize a preserve, specially on a barren panorama. you are going to find out how make a fireplace within the chilly and wind, in addition to how to define and cook dinner meals. This consultant offers unique directions on navigation, how and while to trip, and the way to organize sign fires that would support accelerate your rescue.
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  • Knowledge Encyclopedia

    By DK Publishing

    DK wisdom Encyclopedia deals a desirable and ground-breaking visible method of studying in regards to the wonders of our world.

    An encyclopedia like no different, wisdom Encyclopedia makes use of the most recent CGI know-how that will help you discover, overlaying area, Earth, nature, the human physique, historical past and tradition, and technology and expertise in significant aspect. From 3D photos of the sunlight and the interior of a shark to a 3D DNA strand and a version of Shakespeare's globe, this is often an grand visible advent to each element of human knowledge.

    Knowledge Encyclopedia makes tricky matters not just effortless to persist with, yet totally soaking up, making this a huge reference e-book the complete kinfolk will go back to again and again.
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  • Wildlife of the Caribbean (Princeton Pocket Guides)

    This is the 1st entire illustrated advisor to the wildlife of the Caribbean islands. It comprises six hundred vibrant colour photographs that includes 451 species of crops, birds, mammals, fish, seashells, and lots more and plenty extra. whereas the advisor basically appears to be like on the such a lot conspicuous and common species one of the islands, it is usually hardly ever noticeable creatures--such because the Rhinoceros Iguana and Cuban Solenodon--giving readers a distinct feel of the region's varied wildlife.

    Each species is represented through a number of colour pictures or illustrations; info relating to its id, prestige, and distribution; and engaging features of its existence heritage or dating to people. additionally, an introductory part makes a speciality of the original features of the Caribbean's fauna and plants, the threats confronted by way of either, and a few of the stairs being taken to maintain the area's notable traditional heritage.

    Wildlife of the Caribbean is the basic box consultant for studying concerning the residing wonders during this quarter of the realm.

    • The in basic terms consultant of its style for the Caribbean islands
    • 600 designated colour photos function 451 remarkable species
    • Straightforward descriptions appropriate for normal audience
    • Compact dimension makes the consultant effortless to carry
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  • This Is What You Just Put in Your Mouth?: From Eggnog to Beef Jerky, the Surprising Secrets of What's Inside Everyday Products

    By Patrick Di Justo

    What precisely are within the "wings" you get from a can of crimson Bull? How is Fix-a-Flat like sugarless gum? Is a slender Jim meat stick fairly alive? If I Can't think It's no longer Butter isn't butter, what's it?
    All of those urgent questions and extra are responded during this is What you simply installed Your Mouth? in accordance with his renowned stressed out journal column What's inside of, Patrick Di Justo take a chilly, not easy, and particularly humorous examine the surprising, disgusting, and sometimes dumbfounding constituents present in daily items, from Cool Whip and Tide Pods to junk mail and Play-Doh. He additionally stocks the madcap tales of his wide examine, together with monitoring down a reclusive condiment inheritor, partnering with a cop to get his fingers on heroin, and getting tight-lipped snack-food professionals to speak. alongside the way in which, he colleges us on product histories, label interpreting, and the high-falutin chemistry recommendations in the back of every little thing from Midol to Hostess fruit pies.
    Packed with proof you're going to need to proportion instantly, this is often infotainment at its best--and so much fun!--which can have you giving your shampoo the side-eye and Doritos a doubletake, and make you the know-it-all in line on the grocery store.

    From the exchange Paperback version.
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  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

    By Peter Boxall

    For discerning bibliophiles and readers who take pleasure in unforgettable vintage literature, 1001 Books you need to learn sooner than You Die is a trove of stories protecting a century of memorable writing. every one paintings of literature featured here's a seminal paintings key to realizing and appreciating the written word.The featured works were handpicked through a group of foreign critics and literary luminaries, together with Derek Attridge (world specialist on James Joyce), Cedric Watts (renowned authority on Joseph Conrad and Graham Greene), Laura Marcus (noted Virginia Woolf expert), and David Mariott (poet and specialist on African-American literature), between a few twenty others.Addictive, browsable, knowledgeable—1001 Books you want to learn prior to You Die can be a boon better half for somebody who loves strong writing and an concept for someone who's simply starting to find a love of books. each one access is observed by means of an authoritative but opinionated serious essay describing the significance and impact of the paintings in query. additionally incorporated are publishing heritage and occupation information about the authors, in addition to reproductions of interval airborne dirt and dust jackets and e-book designs.
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  • CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2015

    By Stephen J. McPhee

    To convey the easiest care for your sufferers, flip to the number 1 every year up-to-date advisor in inner drugs and scientific practice.

    A Doody's middle identify for 2015.

    The 2015 version is choked with very important NEW information!

    For greater than 70 years, professors, scholars, and clinicians have relied on LANGE for fine quality, present, concise clinical info in a handy, reasonable, transportable layout. no matter if for coursework, clerkships, USMLE prep, uniqueness board evaluation, or sufferer care, there is a LANGE e-book that promises success.


    • Latest 2014 American center Association/American collage of Cardiology guidance for anticoagulation in atrial traumatic inflammation, and symptoms for interventions in valvular center sickness
    • Update at the epidemic of opioid-based prescription drug abuse, misuse and overdose, and new part on opioids for persistent, noncancer pain
    • Revised cures for Helicobacter pylori and persistent hepatitis C
    • Latest high blood pressure info from 2013 united kingdom nationwide Institute of well-being and scientific Excellence and US Joint nationwide Committee (JNC8) Reports
    • Discussion of which sufferers take advantage of statins, and symptoms for prime vs. average depth statins, in keeping with 2014 AHA/ACC guidelines
    • Scoring instruments for assessing the severity of acute pancreatitis
    • Revised psychiatric diagnoses in line with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual’s fifth edition

    No different textual content hyperlinks perform and examine like present scientific prognosis & therapy! Written by means of clinicians well known of their fields, this depended on annual textual content bargains the most up-tp-date perception into signs, symptoms, epidemiology, prognosis, prevention, and therapy for greater than 1,000 ailments and issues. you can find concise, evidence-based solutions to questions about either clinic and ambulatory difficulties. The streamlined structure of every part during this scientific significant other is the quickest, easiest method to maintain abreast of the newest diagnostic advances, prevention thoughts, and low-cost treatments.

    Here's why CMDT is vital on your scientific practice:

    • Strong emphasis at the sensible elements of scientific analysis and sufferer administration in the course of the wide fields of inner medication
    • Full overview of different proper fundamental care issues, together with obstetrics/gynecology, dermatology, neurology, urology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, geriatrics, women’s overall healthiness, and palliative care
    • Hundreds of medicine remedy tables, with listed alternate names and up to date prices
    • Many worthwhile diagnostic and remedy algorithms
    • Only textual content with an annual assessment of advances in HIV therapy
    • Recent references with PMID numbers for simple on-line access
    • Many full-color pictures and illustrations


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  • Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts, Sentiments, Blessings, and Graces

    By Paul Dickson

    "Helpful to a person who ever expects to be known as directly to supply a toast."―Library magazine

    For approximately thirty years, Paul Dickson's Toasts has been the appropriate reference for any get together the place one must increase a pitcher. prepared through class, it includes sayings well-known and profound, compatible and mawkish. masking births, weddings, graduations, and different occasions either significant and minor, Dickson additionally offers a historical past of the toast, and a consultant on how you can do it good. Revised for the 1st time for the reason that 1991, this new version of Toasts is as worthwhile as ever.

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  • Body Psychotherapy: History, Concepts, and Methods

    From yoga to neuroscience, a travel of significant principles concerning the physique and mind.

    physique psychotherapy, which examines the connection of physically and actual reviews to emotional and mental stories, turns out first and foremost look to be a comparatively new quarter and at the innovative of psychotherapeutic conception and perform. it really is, however the significant recommendations of body/mind therapy are literally drawn from quite a lot of old fabric, fabric that spans centuries and continents.

    the following, in a vastly finished ebook, Michael Heller summarizes all of the significant techniques, thinkers, and activities whose paintings has resulted in the construction of the sphere we now comprehend as body/mind psychotherapy.

    The publication covers every little thing from japanese and Western thought―beginning with yoga and Taosim and relocating to Plato and Descartes. It additionally discusses significant advancements in biology―how organisms are defined―and neuroscience. this can be actually a entire reference for an individual attracted to the origins of the concept that the brain and physique usually are not separate and that either has to be understood jointly so that it will comprehend humans and their behavior. 
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  • Dictionary of Hindu Lore and Legend

    By Anna L. Dallapiccola

    Each one sector of India is a land in its personal correct, with different languages, customs, and cultural traditions. but shared social platforms, firmly grounded in Hindu non secular ideals, give you the cohesive strength that unites over one billion humans of other backgrounds. This dictionary presents an unequalled perception to all elements of Hindu lifestyles with illustrated entries that elucidate the heritage of Hinduism, its mythology, artwork, structure, faith, legislation, and folklore. Maps and entries at the significant towns and areas of pilgrimage in India, in addition to a concise chronology and an inventory of critical dynasties, offer a transparent evaluation of the geography, heritage, languages, and colourful non secular and cultural traditions of Hinduism. This quantity will function a full of life and crucial consultant for these getting ready a trip to India, for Indians dwelling within the West, for college kids, or for an individual attracted to the subcontinent. 243 illustrations.
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  • China and Its Regions: Economic Growth and Reform in Chinese Provinces (New Horizons in International Business Series)

    In twenty years of reform in China, the foremost improvement has been the opening-up of the industry to international alternate and foreign funding. This elevated fiscal openess has been observed via profound alterations in either monetary association and local disparity. This entire paintings makes a speciality of the hyperlink among those fiscal reforms and the explanations - and finally the consequences - of local inequalities within the such a lot populous kingdom on the planet. The authors study the impression of globalization on local disparities when it comes to source of revenue, local progress, business position, urban-rural competition, functionality of the company, human capital and mortality. In each one case they supply new insights into the most alterations within the chinese language economic climate and provides unique causes as to the assets of local range. The authors locate that most commonly, local disparities in China have tended to extend given that reforms have been brought. They illustrate that this upward thrust of inequality, by way of either progress and source of revenue, effects from the aptitudes of other areas to grab the recent possibilities afforded to them through marketplace advancements. in addition they display how present local disparities and elevated festival will move hand in hand with a polarization of business improvement in a couple of privileged areas.
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