- A Life in Our Times
The richly adventurous memoirs of one of the most dazzling public figures to dominate the American scene over the last decades
“As a raconteur and a literary stylist he stands with the best. . . . As entertainment, the book is a total success.”—The New York Times Book Review
“Absorbing and irresistible.”—The New Yorker
“A highly perceptive commentary on all our yesterdays . . . anecdotal, amusing, animated and above all, illuminating.”—John Barkham Reviews
“An enjoyable book, full of fun, full of wisdom, and full of rare insights into the history of our times.”—The New Republic
“A delightfully teeming book . . . [John Kenneth] Galbraith’s comic voice is a distinctive and durable literary achievement.”—Atlantic Monthly
- How To Train Your Dragon: Book 1
Read the books that inspired the How to Train Your Dragon films! This book will be a hit with children and adults alike.
THE STORY BEGINS in the first volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs...
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that.
In fact, in the beginning, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was the most put upon Viking you'd ever seen. Not loud enough to make himself heard at dinner with his father, Stoick the Vast; not hard enough to beat his chief rival, Snotlout, at Bashyball, the number one school sport and CERTAINLY not stupid enough to go into a cave full of dragons to find a pet... It's time for Hiccup to learn how to be a Hero.
How to Train Your Dragon is now a major DreamWorks franchise starring Gerard Butler, Cate Blanchett and Jonah Hill and the TV series, Riders of Berk, can be seen on CBeebies and Cartoon Network.
Read all of Hiccup's exploits in the How to Train Your Dragon series: How to Train Your Dragon, How to Be a Pirate, How to Speak Dragonese, How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse, How to Twist a Dragon's Tale, A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, How to Ride a Dragon's Storm, How to Break a Dragon's Heart, How to Steal a Dragon's Sword, How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel and How to Betray a Dragon's Hero.
Check out the brilliant website at www.howtotrainyourdragonbooks.com It's the place to go for games, downloads, activities and sneak peeks!
- Logan Turner's Diseases of the Ear, Nose and Throat, 11th Edition
Logan Turner's Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear has been completely updated and expanded to reflect the increasing sophistication of diagnostic and management skills within otolaryngology.
This classic textbook of otolaryngology is divided into four parts: Rhinology; Head and Neck; Otology; Paediatrics. Each section has been extensively updated and paediatric otolaryngology expanded to take into account increasing interest in this field. Chapters on diseases specific to the developing countries are now included to complement each section.
Essential reading for ENT specialists in training, and those about to embark on ENT, the general practitioner, young doctors considering ENT and those taking the diploma (DO-HNS).
Each chapter includes new features such as:
* Key Learning Points
* References / Further Reading
* Summary Points
* Glossary of terminology
- Culture, Health and Illness, Fifth edition
Culture, Health and Illness is the leading international textbook on the role of cultural and social factors in health, illness, and medical care. Since first published in 1984, it has been used in over 40 countries within universities, medical schools and nursing colleges. This new edition meets the ever-growing need for a clear starting point in understanding the clinical significance of cultural and social factors. The book addresses the complex interactions between health, illness and culture by setting out anthropological theory in a highly readable, jargon-free style and integrating this with the practice of health care using real-life examples and case histories.
Fully revised throughout, the fifth edition has expanded its coverage of topics that are challenging both the patient and the carer's understanding of health and illness: poverty and inequality of healthcare, genetics, biotechnology, the internet and health, chronic diseases, drug-resistant infections, changes in nutrition and body image, medical care of migrants, medical technology, global pandemics such as AIDS and malaria, drug and alcohol dependence, and patients' 'languages of distress', a complex topic central to the doctor-patient relationship.
In today's world of increasing cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of populations, Culture, Health and Illness is essential reading for students of medicine, nursing, psychiatry, public health, health education, international health and medical anthropology, across the globe.
- Angel to Watch Over Me
"INSPIRATIONAL AND HEARTWARMING...Anyone who was ever once a child will enjoy it--and so will those who are still children, or children at heart."
Perhaps because children have not yet learned to disbelieve what their eyes, ears, and hearts tell them, they have a special closeness with angels. After the publication of Joan Wester Anderson's New York Times bestseller Where Angels Walk, people urged her to write a book entirely about children's experiences with angels--and sent along their own personal narratives as witness to these miraculous visitations.
An Angel to Watch Over Me is the result: a wonderful collection of stories that documents and describes extraordinary encounters between children and celestial visions. There's the grandmotherly angel who consoles an ailing girl in a hospital emergency room, and the angel who helps a Texas boy lose his fear of thunderstorms. There are angels who combat darkness, bring glad tidings, and offer comfort. Angel prayers, mothers' memories, beautiful illustrations, and some heavenly hugs also grace these pages. For those who read this wondrous book, angels become a warm and loving presence in everyday life, a blessed part of being.
"A GEM FOR BOTH ADULTS AND CHILDREN...I love this book."
"MIRACULOUS...Poems, songs, and other angelic messages dot the text along with sweet drawings."