Up in the Air

Author: Walter Kirn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848543611

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 1098

Ryan Bingham's job as a Career Transition Counselor (he fires people) has kept him airborne for years. He hates his job, but he loves 'Airworld', finding happiness in pressurized cabins and anonymous hotel rooms, and pursuing a noble ultimate goal: one million frequent flier miles. With sharp wit, and wisdom, Up in the Air combines brilliant social observation with an acute sense of the modern mind. It is a story for unsettled times.

A Murder in Macedon (Alexander the Great Mysteries, Book 1)

Intrigue and murder in Ancient Greece

Author: Paul Doherty

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755395727

Category: Fiction

Page: 194

View: 3892

Alexander must fight for his throne, his father... and his life. Paul Doherty transports his readers to Ancient Greece in A Murder in Macedon - a gripping mystery featuring Alexander the Great. Perfect for fans of Gary Corby and Margaret Doody. 'If you want to know whodunit in ancient times, Doherty is your man' - Good Book Guide In the summer of 336 BC, Philip of Macedon is to celebrate his glorious reign. He has waded through a sea of blood to become master of Greece, but he also has troubles at home. He has divorced and rejected his first wife, the witch queen Olympias, while her son Alexander is the subject of a whispering campaign that he is not Philip's true heir. Philip summons all of Greece to attend his great celebration in the old capital of Aegae, but the Macedonian court is plunged into chaos and bloodshed when he is murdered by Pausanias. Alexander must fight for his rights against intrigue and treachery at home and abroad. In order to prove his own innocence, he also has to find out who was really responsible for Philip's death and why. Was Pausanias a lone assassin or acting on behalf of others? What readers are saying about A Murder in Macedon: 'A very enthralling story' 'An interesting twist' 'Paul Doherty - brilliant - nothing more to say'

The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual E-Book

Author: Christopher A. Sanford,Elaine C. Jong

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437710697

Category: Medical

Page: 688

View: 4167

Prevent, evaluate, and manage diseases that can be acquired in tropical environments and foreign countries with The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. This pragmatic, pocket-sized resource equips medical providers with the knowledge they need to offer effective aid, covering key topics in pre- and post-travel medicine, caring for immigrants and refugees, and working in low-resource settings. It's also the perfect source for travelers seeking quick, easy access to the latest travel medicine information. Dynamic images illustrate key concepts for an enhanced visual understanding. Evidence-based treatment recommendations enable you to manage diseases confidently. Pocket-sized format provides access to need-to-know information quickly and easily. Highlights new evidence and content surrounding mental health and traveling. Covers emerging hot topics such as Ebola virus disease, viral hemorrhagic fevers, the role of point-of-care testing in travel medicine, and antibiotic-resistant bacteria in returning travelers and students traveling abroad. Includes an enhanced drug appendix in the back of the book.

ASTNA Patient Transport - E-Book

Principles and Practice

Author: ASTNA,Renee S. Holleran

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323066135

Category: Medical

Page: 848

View: 2997

Whether you’re caring for patients on the ground or in the air, this trusted, one-of-a-kind resource is an essential tool for your success in transport nursing. The 4th edition has been extensively revised to keep you up to date with the latest technological advances and help you meet the ever-changing needs of this critical nursing field. Comprehensive overviews familiarize you with the most common diseases and injuries encountered in practice, accompanied by important management considerations to help you ensure the most effective communication and the safest patient care in all transport settings. Case studies presented at the end of each clinical chapter demonstrate how to apply concepts to scenarios similar to those you’ll encounter in practice. Special Populations Unit helps you meet the unique care needs of pregnant, neonatal, pediatric, and military patients. Competencies listed at the beginning of each chapter help you identify key components of effective patient care. Collaborative, multidisciplinary focus meets the educational and reference needs of all transport health care providers and emphasizes the importance of teamwork in ensuring successful patient outcomes. 3 new chapters highlight emerging trends in transport care: The Use of Technology During Transport, including ventricular assist devices, a chapter devoted to Mechanical Ventilation, and Military Transport with EnRoute care. Updated content throughout provides a balance of ground and air coverage and reflects the recently published Flight and Ground Transport Nursing Core Curriculum to help you prepare for the CTRN or CFRN examination. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses front-line response to major disasters. Expanded disaster management coverage addresses important concerns for improving front-line response to major disasters. Additional pathophysiology content helps you better understand the effects of diseases and injuries on the body’s normal physiologic processes. Clear instructions for reading radiographs and CT scans simplify the use of these diagnostic tools and help you improve related outcomes. Information based on the latest updates from the Federal Aviation Association and the National Transportation Safety Board alerts you to important safety regulations. Obesity considerations included in the Patient Assessment and Preparation for Transport chapter outline special challenges and possible solutions for the care of obese patients.

Tracking Apollo to the Moon

Author: Hamish Lindsay

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781852332129

Category: Science

Page: 426

View: 3316

This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published. The text begins with the historical origins of the dream of walking on the Moon, covers the earliest Mercury and Gemini flights and then moves on to the end of the Apollo era. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay - who was directly involved in all three programs - chronicles mankind's greatest adventure with a great narrative, interviews, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished. In addition to bringing the history of these missions to life the book serves as a detailed reference for space enthusiasts and students.

The String Weavers (The String Weavers - Book 1)

Author: J.A. Marlow

Publisher: Star Catcher Publishing

ISBN: 1937042081

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 8297

Disappearing food. Music no one else hears. An alien dropped off by a giant flaming Phoenix... Here on Earth? Seriously? And what did this all have to do with the bracelet she's worn all her life? To make a situation even stranger, a dangerous group of travelers appear out of nowhere. They demand help from the alien… with travel across universes. Abducted from Earth, teenager Kelsey Hale finds herself thrust into a deadly adventure among alien worlds and alternate universes. She must not only survive, but also find a way to rescue her father. In the process she will discover a family secret that will change her life forever. With the mysterious Weavers connecting it all. Join Kelsey Hale in a coming of age science fiction adventure across alternate universes and encounters with alien planets, species and societies. Thrust into a dangerous journey to places she could have never imagined, she is determined to discover the truth of her mysterious past. A truth that will change her life forever. Titles in "The String Weaver" Series The String Weavers The Phoenix Eggs The Dark Phoenix The Dividers The Tower of Epnos When the Skies Fell Celestial Fire

Officers in Flight Suits

The Story of American Air Force Fighter Pilots in the Korean War

Author: John Darrell Sherwood

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814739652

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 6879

The United States Air Force fought as a truly independent service for the first time during the Korean War. Ruling the skies in many celebrated aerial battles, even against the advanced Soviet MiG-15, American fighter pilots reigned supreme. Yet they also destroyed virtually every major town and city in North Korea, demolished its entire crop irrigation system and killed close to one million civilians. The self-confidence and willingness to take risks which defined the lives of these men became a trademark of the fighter pilot culture, what author John Darrell Sherwood here refers to as the flight suit attitude. In Officers in Flight Suits, John Darrell Sherwood takes a closer look at the flight suit officer's life by drawing on memoirs, diaries, letters, novels, unit records, and personal papers as well as interviews with over fifty veterans who served in the Air Force in Korea. Tracing their lives from their training to the flight suit culture they developed, the author demonstrates how their unique lifestyle affected their performance in battle and their attitudes toward others, particularly women, in their off-duty activities.

Introductory Biomechanics E-Book

Author: Andrew Kerr

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702042587

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 1537

An interactive text ideal for all health and sports professional students who require a basic understanding of the major biomechanical principles they meet in practice, including movement analysis and tissue mechanics. Starting from the point of zero-knowledge, this book presents what can be a very dry and difficult area, in an engaging and visual way using everyday objects to illustrate the principles and linking this to human anatomy and movement . Less time is spent on mathematics and classic mechanics with greater emphasis on how these principles are applied to professional practice Introductory Biomechanics uses workbook–style learning diffusing manageable chunks of theory with learning activities and ultimately making the link back to clinical application. Problems are posed to help students work through the theory and apply it to clinical scenarios Boxes containing additional information on many subjects extend knowledge or provide historical perspective to the principle in question

Klock

Book 1

Author: Charles Carmichael

Publisher: Charles Carmichael

ISBN: 1502359464

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7890

On the run from the FBI after being set up. Two friends must rush to clear their names. The only lead is someone who they thought was their best friend. However she doesn’t seem to exist and no-one believes their story. Packed with twists, turns and conspiracies, one question remains constant. Who is Rachel Klock?

Skylark

The Life, Lies, and Inventions of Harry Atwood

Author: Howard Mansfield

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518917

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 238

View: 3227

Biography of the American aviation pioneer, Harry Atwood, a daredevil, inventor, entrepreneur, and con artist, who set many of the early flying records

Unrast

Author: Olga Tokarczuk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442741342

Category:

Page: 456

View: 6864

An Exposition of All the Books of the Old and New Testaments ...

Wherein Each Chapter is Summed Up in Its Contents : the Sacred Text Inserted at Large in Distinct Paragraphs : Largely Illustrated with Practical Remarks and Observations

Author: Matthew Henry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bible

Page: N.A

View: 7345

The Ardennes, 1944-1945

Author: Christer Bergstrom

Publisher: Casemate / Vaktel Forlag

ISBN: 161200315X

Category: History

Page: 508

View: 5905

In December 1944, just as World War II appeared to be winding down, Hitler shocked the world with a powerful German counteroffensive that cracked the center of the American front. The attack came through the Ardennes, the hilly and forested area in eastern Belgium and Luxembourg that the Allies had considered a “quiet” sector. Instead, for the second time in the war, the Germans used it as a stealthy avenue of approach for their panzers. Much of U.S. First Army was overrun, and thousands of prisoners were taken as the Germans forged a 50-mile “bulge” into the Allied front. But in one small town, Bastogne, American paratroopers, together with remnants of tank units, offered dogged resistance. Meanwhile the rest of Eisenhower’s “broad front” strategy came to a halt as Patton, from the south, and Hodges, from the north, converged on the enemy incursion. Yet it would take an epic, six-week-long winter battle, the bloodiest in the history of the U.S. Army, before the Germans were finally pushed back. Christer Bergström has interviewed veterans, gone through huge amounts of archive material, and performed on-the-spot research in the area. The result is a large amount of previously unpublished material and new findings, including reevaluations of tank and personnel casualties and the most accurate picture yet of what really transpired. The Ardennes Offensive has often been described from the American point of view; however, this balanced book devotes equal attention to the perspectives of both sides. With nearly 400 photos, numerous maps, and 32 superb color profiles of combat vehicles and aircraft, it provides perhaps the most comprehensive look at the battle yet published.

The Secret Life of Houdini

The Making of America's First Superhero

Author: William Kalush,Larry Sloman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743298500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 604

View: 4218

Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdini’s life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.

Conversant Essays

Contemporary Poets on Poetry

Author: James McCorkle

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814321003

Category: Poetry

Page: 596

View: 9267

Sam Marsh and the Battle of the Cloudships

The Sam Marsh Stories -

Author: Robert Bullock

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1618973487

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4748

Furious after his defeat by Sam Marsh and the U.S. Navy, the evil Herr Krater is determined to avenge the defeat of his spider tanks at the Battle of Lofoten. At the same time, he also intends to flatten Washington, D.C.! Krater has built a fleet of immense cloudships with saucer attack fighters and red-eyed skelibots to fly them. It is left to his great-grandson, Sam Marsh, to stop him. A sky battle kicks off above America, as cloudship is pitted against cloudship in the biggest family struggle of the millennia. If Sam loses, it means the total annihilation of the Eastern United States! The battle all happens in the nonstop action thriller Sam Marsh and the Battle of the Cloudships: The Sam Marsh Stories - Part 2. The story is a sequel to Sam Marsh: The Viking King.

Lust, Money & Murder - Book 2, Money (Book 1 Free!)

A Female Secret Service Agent Fights One of the World's Most Dangerous Criminals

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Top Ten Best International Women Sleuths Murder Mystery Detective Thriller Crime Espionage Suspense Books Press

ISBN: 1458081699

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 2040

Elaine falls head over heels for Nick, but discovers he’s not what he appears. Elaine is called back to Washington to lead a top secret program to develop counterfeit-proof banknotes, but soon finds herself in Russia, running from the Mafia, and eventually in the hands of Giorgio Cattoretti, a master knock-off clothing manufacturer who has now become the world’s #1 currency counterfeiter.

Rogue Element: A Tom Wilkes Novel 1

Author: David A. Rollins,David Rollins

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 1742625908

Category: Fiction

Page: 442

View: 3671

Joe Light, his computer hacking days behind him, kicks back in first class on board the QANTAS 747 bound for London. In the Hawaiian office of the National Security Agency, an electronic intruder within a Government computer network is detected. An unusual radio signal and non-routine troop movements in Indonesia raise suspicions further. An air traffic controller at Denpasar Airport is shocked by the sudden disappearance of Flight QF1 from his screen. He doesn't want to admit what that could mean. The sickening groan of metal breaking up plunges Joe Light and his fellow passengers into everyone's worst nightmare. The 747 is screaming towards earth. On board there is sheer panic. The news of the downing of the plane in Indonesian airspace is only the beginning of Australian Prime Minister Bill Blight's crisis. ASIO and the NSA piece together a frightening scenario in the face of Indonesia's denial of any knowledge of what happened to the aircraft–one that will pit Australia's crack Special Air Services troops, led by Sergeant Tom Wilkes, and aided by the US Marines, in a desperate covert battle to avert all out war.