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Resting Places


Title : Resting Places
Author : Scott Wilson
Publisher: McFarland
Total pages: 452 pages
ISBN: 1476625999
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In its third edition, this massive reference work lists the final resting places of more than 14,000 people from a wide range of fields, including politics, the military, the arts, crime, sports and popular culture. Many entries are new to this edition. Each listing provides birth and death dates, a brief summary of the subject's claim to fame and their burial site location or as much as is known. Grave location within a cemetery is provided in many cases, as well as places of cremation and sites where ashes were scattered. Source information is provided.


His to Command


Title : His to Command
Author : Opal Carew
Publisher: St. Martin\'s Griffin
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 1250033136
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First published as a six-part e serial novel, Opal Carew's His to Command is the scorching tale of one woman's surrender at the hands of a dominant billionaire. Now available for the first time as a complete book, this edition features sizzling new bonus material. Meet a man who's gorgeous, wealthy, powerful, and who demands just one thing—his lover's complete submission. Now she's about to place herself under his command—heart, body and soul. Kate is a modern businesswoman who knows exactly how to run her well-organized world. But underneath her professional exterior lurks a secret that she's been running from for years—a fierce desire to be dominated that both exhilarates and terrifies her. And there's only one man who's ever tempted her to lose control. Powerful executive Matthew Pearce gave Kate her first taste of what it means to surrender completely at the hands of a dominant man, and she's never been able to forget. Though she's spent years trying to outrun her feelings for him, a chance encounter changes everything . . . and this time she might not be able to escape. Deciding to give in to her deepest desires, Kate agrees to spend a week at Matt's mansion exploring her submissive side under his masterful instruction. Just when she starts to fall deeper and harder for him than ever before, a terrible secret from his past threatens to tear them apart, and Kate must decide whether to finally trust Matt with her heart . . . or leave him behind forever. "Fresh, exciting and extremely hot, with characters you'll fall in love with. Absolutely fantastic!" –Fresh Fiction


Grave Witch


Title : Grave Witch
Author : Kalayna Price
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 1101464542
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Not even death can save her now. As a grave witch, Alex Craft can speak to the dead-she's even on good terms with Death himself. As a consultant for the police, she's seen a lot of dark magic, but nothing has prepared her for her latest case. When she's raising a "shade" involved in a high profile murder, it attacks her, and then someone makes an attempt on her life. Someone really doesn't want her to know what the dead have to say, and she'll have to work with mysterious homicide detective Falin Andrews to figure out why...


Stormwalker


Title : Stormwalker
Author : Allyson James
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 352 pages
ISBN: 9781101404454
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View our feature on Allyson James’s Stormwalker.National bestselling author of Mortal Seductions Janet Begay is a Stormwalker, capable of wielding the raw elemental power of nature, a power that threatens to overwhelm her. Only her lover, Mick, is able to calm the storm within her-even as their passion reaches unimaginable heights of ecstasy. But when an Arizona police chief's daughter is taken by a paranormal evil, they find themselves venturing where no human can survive-for only together can they overcome the greatest danger they've ever faced. Watch a Video


Going Nowhere Fast


Title : Going Nowhere Fast
Author : Kati Wilde
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: pages
ISBN: 0399585257
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The brakes are off in this sizzling-hot new adult romance from the author of the Hellfire Riders MC Romance series... One promise. Two hearts. Three rules. Four weeks to break them all. When Aspen Phillips’ best friend invites her on a month-long road trip, she has serious mixed feelings. Sharing their tight quarters will be Bramwell Gage, overprotective brother and all-around jerk. Bram may be ridiculously sexy, but he’s made no effort to hide how he feels about Aspen—that she’s trash who’s no good for his sister. But Aspen is determined to get along with the uptight millionaire—and to keep her promise, concealing a secret about his sister that Bram can never know. But after a scorching kiss reveals that Bram’s feelings toward her run much hotter than she believed, Aspen's emotions swerve into a complete 180. Suddenly the girl who has nothing has everything—but only as long as the truth about his sister remains hidden. Because when all the secrets and promises unravel, she risks losing it all...


Data Analysis and Visualization in Genomics and Proteomics


Title : Data Analysis and Visualization in Genomics and Proteomics
Author : Francisco Azuaje,Joaquin Dopazo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total pages: 284 pages
ISBN: 0470094400
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Data Analysis and Visualization in Genomics and Proteomics is the first book addressing integrative data analysis and visualization in this field. It addresses important techniques for the interpretation of data originating from multiple sources, encoded in different formats or protocols, and processed by multiple systems. One of the first systematic overviews of the problem of biological data integration using computational approaches This book provides scientists and students with the basis for the development and application of integrative computational methods to analyse biological data on a systemic scale Places emphasis on the processing of multiple data and knowledge resources, and the combination of different models and systems


The Complete Chile Pepper Book


Title : The Complete Chile Pepper Book
Author : Dave DeWitt,Paul W. Bosland
Publisher: Timber Press
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 9781604691399
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The Complete Chile Pepper Book, by world-renowned chile experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland, shares detailed profiles of the one hundred most popular chile varieties and include information on how to grow and cultivate them successfully, along with tips on planning, garden design, growing in containers, dealing with pests and disease, and breeding and hybridizing. Techniques for processing and preserving include canning, pickling, drying, and smoking. Eighty-five mouth-watering recipes show how to use the characteristic heat of chile peppers in beverages, sauces, appetizers, salads, soups, entrees, and desserts.


The Peppers Cookbook


Title : The Peppers Cookbook
Author : Jean Andrews
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
Total pages: 229 pages
ISBN: 1574411934
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Award-winner Jean Andrews has been called "the first lady of chili peppers” and her own registered trademark, "The Pepper Lady.” She now follows up on the success of her earlier books, Peppers: The Domesticated Capsicums and The Pepper Trail , with a new collection of more than two hundred recipes for pepper lovers everywhere. Andrews begins with how to select peppers (with an illustrated glossary provided), how to store and peel them, and how to utilize various cooking techniques to unlock their flavors. A chapter on some typical ingredients that are used in pepper recipes will be a boon for the harried cook. The Peppers Cookbook also features a section on nutrition and two indexes, one by recipe and one by pepper type, for those searching for a recipe to use specific peppers found in the market. The majority of the book contains new recipes along with the best recipes from her award-winning Pepper Trail book. The mouth-watering recipes herein range from appetizers to main courses, sauces, and desserts, including Roasted Red Pepper Dip, Creamy Pepper and Tomato Soup, Jicama and Pepper Salad, Chipotle-Portabella Tartlets, Green Corn Tamale Pie, Anatolian Stew, South Texas Turkey with Tamale Dressing, Shrimp Amal, Couscous-Stuffed Eggplant, and Creamy Serrano Dressing.


Audio Visualization Using ThMAD


Title : Audio Visualization Using ThMAD
Author : Peter Späth
Publisher: Apress
Total pages: 349 pages
ISBN: 1484231686
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Learn how to use Thinking Machine Audio Dreams (ThMAD), a realtime audio visualization engine for Ubuntu Linux. This book bridges the gap between programmers and artists. Both artists and developers with an inclination towards arts will profit from this book since it is a combination of a hands-on tutorial, manual, and reference, with many illustrations that accompany the explanations and tutorials. You'll learn the basics of ThMAD's open source software suite and then start experimenting and building your own rendering pipelines to create audio visualizations. You'll see how to soundly use all ThMAD's GUI functionalities, and all modules are provided in a way that will serve both intellectual curiosity and professional needs. The examples that are used as part of the software, and the tutorials included in the book, will serve as a solid basis for your own experiments. What You'll Learn Use the ThMAD software, all GUI functionalities, and all modules Develop your own audio visualization projects Explore the program operations for ThMAD Artiste and ThMAD Player, including all possible options for controlling program operations. Who This Book Is For Visual artists with some IT background, or developers with artistic inclinations. Development experience is not required, but surely helpful.


Introduction to Syndemics


Title : Introduction to Syndemics
Author : Merrill Singer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Total pages: 304 pages
ISBN: 9780470483008
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This book explains the growing field of syndemic theory and research, a framework for the analysis and prevention of disease interactions that addresses underlying social and environmental causes. This perspective complements single-issue prevention strategies, which can be effective for discrete problems, but often are mismatched to the goal of protecting the public's health in its widest sense. "Merrill Singer has astutely described why health problems should not be seen in isolation, but rather in the context of other diseases and the social and economic inequities that fuel them. An important read for public health and social scientists." —Michael H. Merson, director, Duke Global Health Institute "Not only does this book provide a persuasive theoretical biosocial model of syndemics, but it also illustrates the model with a wide variety of fascinating historical and contemporary examples." —Peter J. Brown, professor of Anthropology and Global Health and director, Center for Health, Culture, and Society, Emory University "The concept of syndemics is Singer's most important contribution to critical medical anthropology as it interfaces with an ecosocial approach to epidemiology." —Mark Nichter, Regents Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona "Merrill Singer offers the public the most comprehensive work ever written on this key area of research and policy making." —Francisco I. Bastos, chairman of the graduate studies on epidemiology, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz "Exquisitely describes how this new approach is a critical tool that brings together veterinary, medical, and social sciences to solve emerging infectious and non-infectious diseases of today's world." —Bonnie Buntain, MS, DVM, diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine "For too long the great integrative perspectives on modern biomedicine and public health disease ecology and social medicine-have remained more or less separate. In this innovative and provocative book, Merrill Singer develops a valuable synthesis that will reshape the way we think about health and disease." —Warwick H. Anderson, MD, PhD, professorial research fellow, Department of History and Centre for Values, Ethics, and the Law in Medicine, University of Sidney


Blood Lust


Title : Blood Lust
Author : Zoe Winters
Publisher: IncuBooks
Total pages: 360 pages
ISBN: 0981943691
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Blood Lust is an anthology of: Kept, Claimed, and Mated. Kept: When werecat, Greta learns her tribe plans to sacrifice her on the next full moon to unleash the potent magic of her blood, a dark sorcerer is the only one strong enough to protect her. Will Dayne kill her as he has so many others of her kind, or is his grudge against her family strong enough to save her? Claimed: In the midst of a power struggle for vampire king, it soon becomes clear to Anthony that the only way to protect a fragile human in his care is to claim her as his mate. Meanwhile, his deepest wish is to have his lover awakened from the memory loss that took everything... not just the memories he meant to erase. Mated: Be small. Be invisible. It’s an understandable life mantra for a human woman in a world of monsters. But Jane’s blood contains a touch of vampire magic, making her an even bigger target. With her faster-than-normal healing time, she’s an ideal punching bag for the abusive vampire she’s been living with, the one she thought might protect her this time. Paul owes a debt to the werewolf alpha, and Cole doesn’t care how he gets paid: flesh or coin. $10,000 or Jane? The human is a small price for the vampire to pay to be debt-free. Cole is attractive and warm---so different from the coldness and death Jane has grown used to. If the werewolves didn’t have a worse reputation than the vampires, being taken by the alpha might feel like rescue, but Cole’s growing possessive nature, makes Jane fear he’ll only abuse her like the others. If he doesn’t, could becoming an alpha’s mate free her from the vampires for good? What Readers are Saying About Blood Lust: "If you love paranormal romance books that really tell a story without using sex scenes as a plot line, you will definitely enjoy this book." -Rhonda R. Robinson "Apparently there is something appealing about some monsters because the "good" bad guys in this trilogy are yummy. If you're a sorcerer/vampire/werewolf junkie, then these are the books for you. Thoroughly enjoyable and worth the money." - Miz J "I love paranormal romances but sometimes when looking for a new author to read, I find myself disappointed. Not in this case. This book is 3 novellas in one and each one a page turner. While each one could be read separate, they do smoothly transition from one to the next. I also like how the attraction isn't an instant thing. The men and women work through prejudices and conflicts before they realize how suited they are for each other. If your looking for a new series to read, I would strongly recommend this one." - Angela Collins "Zoe Winters is a "must read" author for me. I loved all three stories in Blood Lust. It's hard to pick a favorite one, because each one is unique in its own way. I know the "paranormal romance" market is flooded right now. But, this series is more than "just another one", I promise." -Autumn Jones Lake "Great stories, well told. Winters is a very good writer who managed to present a supernatural world without the use of anvil style exposition. The characters we're really developed for novellas and the author writes believable dialogue. I look forward to more!" -Amelia Kilometere "Zoe Winters may well be one of my new favorite writers. Blood Lust is the first book of hers that I've read, but I can promise that it won't be the last. Featuring three interconnected stories, Blood Lust deals with three women who find love in the last place that any of them expected and with three fantastic beasts that aren't what you might expect. Were-cats, vampires, and were-wolves, yes, please! Zoe brings to the table a clarity of vision with regard to her world that makes it feel very concrete and grounded and while putting a new spin on what could have turned into sterotypical depictions of these creatures. She also has a very good writing style that is a pleasure to read. I definitely recommend this book for anyone who's looking for a fun read featuring spirited and sassy women, fantasy and a healthy dose of sexual tension. A must read for fans of Sookie Stackhouse and similar books and series." -Literary Fatale "If you are new to Zoe Winters' paranormal romance writing, then you are in for a treat. Romance fans will love the interaction between the three aspiring couples in this series. Horror fiction fans will be pleased at the intricate details that went into building this world of vampires, werewolves, dark sorcerers, and demons." -M.T. Murphy "These three stories were very good paranormal romances. There is some steam but not heavy or overly graphic. There is a bit of suspense, but all three have happily ever after endings. I'm definitely interested in reading more books by this author." -J. Sasse "All in all, Blood Lust is a full plate for any Paranormal Romance lover out there! The romance is great, but it never overshadows the story, I think Zoe did a great job in balancing that out and I can't wait for more books from her!" -Larissa's Bookish Life "I've not really gotten into the "vampire craze" that seems to be filling the book world - until now. Blood Lust was a little out of my comfort zone but that didn't stop me from reading the book in full. All three parts of the anthology were good alone, but Zoe did a great job of weaving them together. Blood Lust is well written and worth more than what I paid for it. Thank you Zoe for a good read." -JCPhelps The Complete Preternaturals (Paranormal Romance Series): Book 1: Blood Lust Book 2: Save My Soul Book 3: The Catalyst Book 4: Life Cycle Book 5: Forbidden Book 6: Unleash The Moon Shorts: Cat Fight Dark Mercy (teaser for Forbidden) If you enjoy Zoe Winters, here are some other authors you might also enjoy: Bella Forrest, J.R. Ward, Milly Taiden, H.P. Mallory, Amanda Hocking, Cynthia Eden, and Larissa Ione Zoe Winters writes paranormal vampire romance and werewolf romance.


The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake: Revisited


Title : The 1755 Lisbon Earthquake: Revisited
Author : Luiz Mendes-Victor,Carlos S Oliveira,João Azevedo,A. Ribeiro
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 597 pages
ISBN: 1402086091
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The 1755 earthquake and tsunami were influential not only in Portugal but in all European and North African countries where the devastating effects were felt. The entire world was deeply impressed and the discussion of its causes generated a large amount of scientific and metaphysical speculation. It inspired philosophers, poets and writers. The socio-economic consequences of the event were great and affected the future organization and development of Portugal. The possibility of a similar occurence urges society and the scientific community to reflect on its lessons. Audience This work is of interest to experts in seismology, earthquake engineering, civil protection, urban planning and it is a reference book for doctoral students.


Antioxidant Properties of Spices, Herbs and Other Sources


Title : Antioxidant Properties of Spices, Herbs and Other Sources
Author : Denys J. Charles
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 612 pages
ISBN: 1461443105
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The scientific world and modern society today is experiencing the dawning of an era of herbal medicine. Extensive research has shown that aromatic plants are important anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti aging and immune boosting delectable foods, with the magic and miracle to boost our immune system providing us with extended and an improved quality of life. Apart from making bland recipes into welcoming or interesting victories, herbs and spices have stirred the minds of the research community to look deeper into its active components from a functional perspective. It is essential to present the scientific and medicinal aspect of herbs and spices together with the analysis of constituents, its medicinal application, toxicology and its physiological effects. Herbs and spices with high levels of antioxidants are in great demand as they tend to promote health and prevent diseases naturally assuring increased safety and reliability for consumers. Herbs and spices are not only known for taste and flavor, but today research has opened up a new realm in which the antioxidant properties of these aromatic plants provide preservation for foods and health benefits for consumers who look forward to concrete scientific research to guide them further and explore herbal medicine. The aim of this book is to create awareness in society about the reliability of medicinal properties of certain herbs and spices through scientific and scholarly research.


Claimed


Title : Claimed
Author : Zoe Winters
Publisher: IncuBooks
Total pages: 80 pages
ISBN: 0981943640
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In the midst of a power struggle for vampire king, it soon becomes clear to Anthony that the only way to protect a fragile human in his care is to claim her as his mate. Meanwhile, his deepest wish is to have his lover awakened from the memory loss that took everything... not just the memories he meant to erase. The Complete Preternaturals (Paranormal Romance Series): Book 1: Blood Lust (Kept, Claimed, Mated) Book 2: Save My Soul Book 3: The Catalyst Book 4: Life Cycle Book 5: Forbidden Book 6: Unleash The Moon Shorts: Cat Fight Dark Mercy If you enjoy Zoe Winters, here are some other authors you might also enjoy: Bella Forrest, J.R. Ward, Milly Taiden, H.P. Mallory, Amanda Hocking, and Larissa Ione Zoe Winters writes paranormal vampire romance and werewolf romance. Claimed is the second novella in Blood Lust, which is part of the Preternaturals series.


Trauma Intensive Care


Title : Trauma Intensive Care
Author : Samuel A. Tisherman,Raquel M. Forsythe,John A. Kellum
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total pages: 288 pages
ISBN: 0199777802
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Management of critically-ill trauma patients presents multiple challenges that are unique to this patient population. Optimal management of the trauma patient requires establishing priorities of care, minimizing complications, and striving to return the trauma victim to the best possible functional outcome. Yet, most books devoted to trauma focus on prehospital care, the initial assessment of trauma patients, and operative management of specific injuries. Part of the Pittsburgh Critical Care Medicine series, this book will help intensivisits involved in the care of trauma patients implement best care practices for trauma victims in the intensive care unit. Chapters address issues such as: management priorities for trauma patients in the ICU, the use of monitors and drains in trauma patients, resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock, massive transfusions and coagulopathy, ventilator management of trauma patients including patients with chest trauma, as well as management ICU strategies and solutions for specific types of trauma, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and burn management.


Communities and Technologies 2007


Title : Communities and Technologies 2007
Author : Charles Steinfield,Brian T. Pentland,Mark Ackerman,Noshir Contractor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 565 pages
ISBN: 9781846289057
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This book covers the relationship between information and communication technologies (ICTs) and communities – both physical and virtual. Community technology applications are studied in many contexts. The book demonstrates the dynamic and interdisciplinary nature of evolving communities and technologies scholarship.


Results Now


Title : Results Now
Author : Mike Schmoker
Publisher: ASCD
Total pages: 196 pages
ISBN: 1416603581
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According to author Mike Schmoker, there is a yawning gap between the most well-known essential practices and the reality of most classrooms. This gap persists despite the hard, often heroic work done by many teachers and administrators. Schmoker believes that teachers and administrators may know what the best practices are, but they aren t using them or reinforcing them consistently. He asserts that our schools are protected by a buffer a protective barrier that prevents scrutiny of instruction by outsiders. The buffer exists within the school as well. Teachers often know only what is going on in their classrooms and they may be completely in the dark about what other teachers in the school are doing. Even principals, says Schmoker, don t have a clear view of the daily practices of teaching and learning in their schools. Schmoker suggests that we need to get beyond this buffer to confront the truth about what is happening in classrooms, and to allow teachers to learn from each other and to be supervised properly. He outlines a plan that focuses on the importance of consistent curriculum, authentic literacy education, and professional learning communities for teachers. What will students get out of this new approach? Learning for life. Schmoker argues passionately that students become learners for life when they have more opportunities to engage in strategic reading, writing with explicit guidance, and argument and discussion. Through strong teamwork, true leadership, and authentic learning, schools and their students can reach new heights. Results Now is a rally cry for educators to focus on what counts. If they do, Schmoker promises, the entire school community can count on unprecedented achievements.


Pediatric Uroradiology


Title : Pediatric Uroradiology
Author : R. Fotter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 431 pages
ISBN: 3642564844
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The text is specifically devoted to pediatric urogenital radiology. It covers all aspects of the subject in great depth, and contains essential information for the pediatrician, pediatric surgeon, and urologist. It is specifically designed to aid the clinician in decisions on imaging management. The technique and current value of all imaging and interventional procedures are presented, and the diverse problems associated with the changing anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the growing organism are explained. Throughout, additional information is provided on operative options, postoperative complications, and clinical and radiological normal values. This book will prove of great interest to all who are involved in caring for children.


Child Survival


Title : Child Survival
Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 397 pages
ISBN: 9400933932
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of older children, adults, and the family unit as a whole. These moral evaluations are, in turn, influenced by such external contingencies as popula tion demography, social and economic factors, subsistence strategies, house hold composition, and by cultural ideas concerning the nature of infancy and childhood, definitions of personhood, and beliefs about the soul and its immortality. MOTHER LOVE AND CHILD DEATH Of all the many factors that endanger the lives of young children, by far the most difficult to examine with any degree of dispassionate objectivity is the quality of parenting. Historians and social scientists, no less than the public at large, are influenced by old cultural myths about childhood inno cence and mother love as well as their opposites. The terrible power and significance attributed to maternal behavior (in particular) is a commonsense perception based on the observation that the human infant (specialized as it is for prematurity and prolonged dependency) simply cannot survive for very long without considerable maternal love and care. The infant's life depends, to a very great extent, on the good will of others, but most especially, of course, that of the mother. Consequently, it has been the fate of mothers throughout history to appear in strange and distorted forms. They may appear as larger than life or as invisible; as all-powerful and destructive; or as helpless and angelic. Myths of the maternal instinct compete, historically, witli -myths of a universal infanticidal impulse.


The SAGES Manual of Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery


Title : The SAGES Manual of Pediatric Minimally Invasive Surgery
Author : Danielle S. Walsh,Todd A. Ponsky,Nicholas E. Bruns
Publisher: Springer
Total pages: 753 pages
ISBN: 3319436422
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This manual provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of this field, and will serve as a valuable resource for adult and pediatric surgeons at all stages of experience with interest in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques in children. This book will review the pediatric surgical disorders that are currently treatable with these techniques. After a basic summary of the disorder, the preoperative evaluation and preparation is presented. Each chapter focuses on a detailed discussion of the surgical procedure, inclusive of anesthesia, positioning, instrumentation, and materials. Emphasis is placed on technique and tips for particularly challenging aspects of the operation. A description of the expected postoperative course and common complications of each procedure follows. The outcomes literature to include any advances since the original outcomes and expected future advances for the diagnosis and procedure is presented. It provides a concise yet comprehensive summary of the current status of the field that will help guide patient management and stimulate investigative efforts. All chapters are written by experts in their fields and include the most up to date scientific and clinical information.


Phoenix Reborn


Title : Phoenix Reborn
Author : J.D. Tyler
Publisher: Penguin
Total pages: 103 pages
ISBN: 0698407571
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From paranormal romance star J.D. Tyler comes a sensual tale of the Alpha Pack—a top secret team of Navy SEALs with supernatural abilities... Wolf shifter and Firewalker Phoenix “Nix” Monroe has finally met his ultimate Bondmate—Alpha Pack nurse Noah Brooks. Unable to accept his own sexual identity, Nix rejects Noah despite the intense attraction he feels towards him. By the time Nix realizes he has cast aside the love of his life, it may be too late to save Noah from a terrifying enemy... Includes a preview of Chase the Darkness Praise for the Alpha Pack Novels “Shifter heroes whom readers will fall head over heels for.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Angela Knight “Rapid-fire…red-hot.”—Publishers Weekly “Amazing characters, wonderful drama...hot and to die for.”—Dark Faerie Tales


Applications of Evolutionary Computing


Title : Applications of Evolutionary Computing
Author : Franz Rothlauf,Jürgen Branke,Stefano Cagnoni,David W. Corne,Rolf Drechsler,Yaochu Jin,Penousal Machado,Elena Marchiori,Juan Romero,George D. Smith,Giovanni Squillero
Publisher: Springer
Total pages: 631 pages
ISBN: 3540320032
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Evolutionary computation (EC) techniques are e?cient nature-inspired pl- ning and optimization methods based on the principles of natural evolution and genetics. Due to their e?ciency and the simple underlying principles, these methods can be used for a large number of problems in the context of problem solving,optimization,andmachinelearning. Alargeandcontinuouslyincreasing number of researchers and practitioners make use of EC techniques in many - plication domains. The book at hand presents a careful selection of relevant EC applications combined with thorough examinations of techniques for a successful application of EC. The presented papers illustrate the current state of the art in the application of EC and should help and inspire researchers and practitioners to develop e?cient EC methods for design and problem solving. All papers in this book were presented during EvoWorkshops 2005, which was a varying collection of workshops on application-oriented aspects of EC. Since 1999, the format of the EvoWorkshops has proved to be very successful and well representative of the advances in the application of EC. Consequently, over the last few years, EvoWorkshops has become one of the major events addressing the application of EC. In contrast to other large conferences in the EC ?eld, the EvoWorkshops focus solely on application aspects of EC and are an important link between EC research and the application of EC in a large variety of di?erent domains.


Dark Mercy


Title : Dark Mercy
Author : Zoe Winters
Publisher: IncuBooks
Total pages: 57 pages
ISBN: 0983260788
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NOTE: Dark Mercy is a short novella that acts as a prelude for book 5 in the preternaturals series: Forbidden. This novella is only the beginning of their story. It is definitely not the end. Hadrian and Angeline's full story arc is in book 5 of the Preternaturals series: Forbidden. ... Forgive me Father, for I'm about to sin. Angeline has been on the run from her vampire sire for centuries. She's tired and lonely. High from mescaline-infused blood, she receives a sign--a glowing church in the distance. And she knows. Her future mate is in that building. The only trouble? Hadrian is a devout priest. It will take strong persuasion for him to see the world her way. The Complete Preternaturals (Paranormal Romance Series): Book 1: Blood Lust Book 2: Save My Soul Book 3: The Catalyst Book 4: Life Cycle Book 5: Forbidden Book 6: Unleash The Moon Shorts: Cat Fight Dark Mercy (Forbidden Teaser) If you enjoy Zoe Winters, here are some other authors you might also enjoy: Bella Forrest, J.R. Ward, Milly Taiden, H.P. Mallory, Amanda Hocking, and Larissa Ione Zoe Winters writes paranormal vampire romance and werewolf romance.


Pediatric Urology


Title : Pediatric Urology
Author : Jeffrey S. Palmer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 392 pages
ISBN: 9781603274203
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A vast number of children in the United States are evaluated and treated for urologic conditions by urologists practicing general urology due to the relatively few fellowship-trained pediatric urologists. Pediatric Urology: A General Urologist’s Guide is written specifically for general urologists as a concise and comprehensive reference of the more common pediatric urologic conditions. Other health practitioners (i.e. pediatrician, family practitioner, residents, medical students, and mid-level providers) will also find this book a key reference. Written by well-respected pediatric urologists, this volume will assist the health care provider to rapidly review the essential aspects of the physical examination, evaluation, diagnostic testing, and management while the patient is still in the office. The chapters are arranged into four sections to allow for easier access to the information: office urology, genitalia, urinary tract, and miscellaneous topics. Furthermore, the first chapter of the book will be dedicated to facts and figures (ex. normal penile and renal lengths based on age, dosing of common medications, and grading system for vesicoureteral reflux) that serves as a single source for this information. Pediatric Urology: A General Urologist’s Guide offers the reader the essential information to assist them in the care of children.


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