Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB Dr. Eric Najarian. He's young, talented, and ambitious. He has all the qualities they're looking for at White Memorial Hospital. He doesn't know he's being watched. Judged. An elite clique of medical professionals thinks he has what it takes to join their secret club. All the young doctor has to do is agree to play by their rules. But Eric has already seen too much. A missing corpse. An unspeakable mutilation. A brutal abduction. It's only the beginning of a plot of terrifying evil. A sinister plan the group will stop at nothing to hide. And if Eric refuses to become their colleague--he will be their next victim. From the Paperback edition.
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB Having led a prestigious military and intelligence career, Hank Casey, a protégé of counter-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp, struggles with the ethics and challenges of his job when the government inexplicably turns against him. A best-selling novel. Includes execerpt from the author's new thriller Pursuit of Honor. Reprint.
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB Along with reproduction, balancing energy expenditure with the limits of resource acquisition is essential for both a species and a population to survive. But energy is a limited resource, as we know well, so birds and mammals—the most energy-intensive fauna on the planet—must reduce energy expenditures to maintain this balance, some taking small steps, and others extreme measures. Here Brian K. McNab draws on his over sixty years in the field to provide a comprehensive account of the energetics of birds and mammals, one fully integrated with their natural history. McNab begins with an overview of thermal rates—much of our own energy is spent maintaining our 98.6?F temperature—and explains how the basal rate of metabolism drives energy use, especially in extreme environments. He then explores those variables that interact with the basal rate of metabolism, like body size and scale and environments, highlighting their influence on behavior, distribution, and even reproductive output. Successive chapters take up energy and population dynamics and evolution. A critical central theme that runs through the book is how the energetic needs of birds and mammals come up against rapid environmental change and how this is hastening the pace of extinction.
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB The psychological abuse and neglect of a child may not leave physical scars, but the emotional wounds can continue to ache for a lifetime. Author Carol T. Hummer can attest to the reality of this fact. She was the only daughter in a household of five children; by the time Carol had reached ten years old her, relationship with her mother had soured and become adversarial and emotionally abusive. Unable to obtain her strict mother’s approval, Carol began looking for love elsewhere. She was only in high school when she and her friends began to seek attention from young men. The fact that her mother disapproved of her behavior only spurred her on. The effects of her precarious relationship with her mother permeated significant aspects of her life, from her wedding to child rearing to her overall sense of self-worth. It was not until the peace of the Lord entered her heart that Carol was finally able to forgive her mother and begin the healing that would ensure a better life for her overall. Even so the road to that forgiveness was a hard one. Join Carol as she recounts her life, her trials, and her triumph over the seemingly insurmountable cascade of pain caused by years of emotional battery.
Download and read online Vince Flynn Collectors Edition 4 in PDF and EPUB For the first time in eBook from the UK, the box set of three Vince Flynn titles Extreme Measures Mitch Rapp and his protégé Mike Nash need to bring down an al-Qaeda cell, but certain leaders on Capitol Hill think that men like Rapp and Nash need to be put on a short leash. Pursuit of Honour In order to find al-Qaeda operatives responsible for a series of explosions in Washington, Mitch Rapp needs to stop partner Mike Nash from cracking… The Last Man Mitch Rapp must do all he can to find the man he is supposed to be protecting: Joe Rickman, head of the CIA's clandestine operations in Afghanistan. Can he navigate the ever-changing political landscape in order to complete his mission? Praise for Vince Flynn: 'Sizzles with inside information and CIA secrets.' Dan Brown 'Flynn perfectly measures all the ingredients for a fast and furious read.' Publishers Weekly 'A cracking, uncompromising yarn that literally takes no prisoners' The Times Vince Flynn clearly has one eye on Lee Child's action thriller throne with this twist-laden story . . . instantly gripping' Shortlist
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB For readers of Being Mortal and Modern Death, an ICU and Palliative Care specialist offers a framework for a better way to exit life that will change our medical culture at the deepest level In medical school, no one teaches you how to let a patient die. Jessica Zitter became a doctor because she wanted to be a hero. She elected to specialize in critical care—to become an ICU physician—and imagined herself swooping in to rescue patients from the brink of death. But then during her first code she found herself cracking the ribs of a patient so old and frail it was unimaginable he would ever come back to life. She began to question her choice. Extreme Measures charts Zitter’s journey from wanting to be one kind of hero to becoming another—a doctor who prioritizes the patient’s values and preferences in an environment where the default choice is the extreme use of technology. In our current medical culture, the old and the ill are put on what she terms the End-of-Life Conveyor belt. They are intubated, catheterized, and even shelved away in care facilities to suffer their final days alone, confused, and often in pain. In her work Zitter has learned what patients fear more than death itself: the prospect of dying badly. She builds bridges between patients and caregivers, formulates plans to allay patients’ pain and anxiety, and enlists the support of loved ones so that life can end well, even beautifully. Filled with rich patient stories that make a compelling medical narrative, Extreme Measures enlarges the national conversation as it thoughtfully and compassionately examines an experience that defines being human.
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB A lively and unorthodox biography of one of the Victorian age's most eccentric and prolific scientific minds.
Download and read online Extreme Measures Mills Boon Vintage Intrigue in PDF and EPUB Colin McIver is back in town, and the only person who isn't thrilled by the return of the hometown hero is his ex-wife, Nikki Gordon. She just wants to know when he's leaving. Because Colin always leaves. And this time, she hopes he'll be gone before he can discover the secret she's kept hidden for five long years...their daughter, Carly!
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB Four years ago Erin’s life changed drastically. Her drug-addicted brother killed her parents, and her marriage disintegrated. Her husband, Matt, an FBI agent, had done his duty when he’d arrested Stuart, but she’d been too caught up in her own grief to allow him to help her move through the shadows of pain. Now Matt is back, but it isn’t to attempt reconciliation. Her brother has escaped from Attica, and Erin is his next target. Matt will stop Stuart by any means necessary. But Stuart is a desperate man, and desperate men will do anything to get what they want. Thrown together by treacherous circumstances, Matt and Erin fight a battle to stay alive and possibly figure out how to put the pieces of their destroyed lives back together again.
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB Using her slight-of-hand tricks to win at cards, Faith O'Malley is forced to go up against notorious gambler Andre Du Bois, a dashing rogue who raises the stakes to a most sensual level. Original.
Download and read online Sterblich sein in PDF and EPUB Ein Buch über das Sterben, das das Leben lehrt Die Medizin scheint über Krankheit und Tod zu triumphieren, doch sterben wir so trostlos wie nie zuvor. Der Bestsellerautor und renommierte Arzt Atul Gawande schreibt in seinem beeindruckenden Buch über das, was am Ende unseres Lebens wirklich zählt. Ungewöhnlich offen spricht er darüber, was es bedeutet, alt zu werden, wie man mit Gebrechen und Krankheiten umgehen kann und was wir an unserem System ändern müssen, um unser Leben würdevoll zu Ende zu bringen. Ein mutiges und weises Buch eines großartigen Autors, voller Geschichten und eigener Erfahrungen, das uns hilft, die Geschichte unseres Lebens gut zu Ende zu erzählen. »Dieses Buch ist nicht nur weise und sehr bewegend, sondern gerade in unserer Zeit unbedingt notwendig und sehr aufschlussreich.« Oliver Sacks »Die medizinische Betreuung ist mehr auf Heilung ausgelegt als auf das Sterben. Dies ist Atuls Gawandes stärkstes und bewegendstes Buch.« Malcolm Gladwell
Download and read online Extreme Measures Domesticating the Sublime in German Realist Literature in PDF and EPUB &Ldquo;Extreme Measures” explores the inheritance and re-imagination of the eighteenth-century aesthetic of the sublime in the Realist prose of Adalbert Stifter (1805-1868), Friedrich Theodor Vischer (1807-1887), and Wilhelm Raabe (1831-1910). Having identified a fundamental contestation of the sublime at the center of nineteenth-century German Realism, the project uncovers counter models to Romantic figures of sublimity in the deceleration and diffusion of the subliminal storm (Stifter), the 'weightiness' of the obese bourgeois (Raabe), and a physiognomic faculty which helps explain the recalcitrance of the misbehaving body and the animosity of the object world (Vischer). The epilogue explores the legacy of this epigonal, domesticated sublime in the work of Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989), and the anxiety of influence this entails. The dissertation thus argues that the Realist contention with the sublime in the nineteenth century has a constitutive influence on more familiar sublime forms that emerge in the twentieth. The unfamiliar forms of sublimity uncovered here bridge the gap between key moments in the history of the concept as explored in the work of theorists like Burke and Kant, on the one hand, and Lyotard, on the other.
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB Press kit includes 3 pamphlets, 2 sheets loose copy, and 12 slides.
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB When a plot to render America defenseless by a renegade faction of Islamic fundamentalists is discovered, the elite Stony Man team must wage a high-tech war against the psychotic terrorists to save America from destruction. Original.
Download and read online Extreme Measures in PDF and EPUB Changes in the frequency and/or severity of extreme climate events have the potential to have profound societal and ecological impacts and observations suggest that in some parts of the world such changes are already occurring. The primary objective of this thesis was to identify and analyse the mechanisms which are driving changes in climate extremes in Australia in order to be better prepared for possible future changes. Multiple research tools, methods and data were employed including station observations, reanalyses data, satellite data and model output to address fundamental questions about how climate extremes have changed in Australia over the observational period, whether interactions between and changes in large-scale mechanisms are driving observed trends, and if changes are related to anthropogenic factors.Major results were:1.Across Australia, trends in extremes of both temperature and precipitation were very highly correlated with mean trends indicating an over-arching mechanism driving both. Analysis of the rate of change of extremes and means across Australia as a whole showed most stations have greater absolute trends in extremes than means. There was also some evidence that the trends of the most extreme events of both temperature and precipitation are changing more rapidly in relation to corresponding mean trends than are the trends for more moderate extreme events. The relationships between means and extremes of precipitation on an annual basis in Australia were consistent with all other global regions studied.2.There have been significant reductions in the frequency of rain bearing synoptic systems affecting southern Australia over the past century, associated with significant decreases in the frequency of severe storms in south-east Australia.3.Changes in climate extremes are affected to a large extent by variations in global sea surface temperatures. This is particularly true of maximum temperature extremes over Australia which showed significantly different responses to opposite phases of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation i.e. strong La Niña events compared to strong El Niño events. A global climate model forced with observed SSTs was unable to reproduce these observed responses.4.Multiple simulations from nine global coupled climate models showed that when averaged across Australia the magnitude of trends and interannual variability of temperature extremes were well simulated by most models particularly for the warm nights index. The majority of models also reproduced the correct sign of trend for precipitation extremes although there was much more variation between the individual model runs. However, very few model runs showed significant skill at reproducing the observed spatial pattern of trends in temperature and precipitation extremes, although a pattern correlation measure showed that spatial noise could not be ruled out as dominating these patterns.5.Trends in warm nights in Australia were consistent with an anthropogenic response but inconsistent with natural-only forcings. This indicates that there is a discernable human signature on the observed warming of minimum temperature extremes across Australia.