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Blood Trade

Blood Trade ebook ISBN: 0451465067
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Faith Hunter
Number of Pages: 352 
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When she is hired by the Master of Natchez, Mississippi to stop rogue vampires from terrorizing his city, skinwalker Jane Yellowrock soon discovers that there is something different about these vamps as her simple job turns into a fight to stay alive. Original.

Blood Trade

Blood Trade ebook ISBN: 1939371708
Publisher: BQB Publishing
Author: John A. Daly
Number of Pages: 290 
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Sean Coleman is back in the latest thriller from John A. Daly, set in the mountains of Winston, Colorado. Six months after the murder of his uncle, Sean is trying to get his life together. He's stopped drinking, he's taking better care of himself, and he's working hard to keep a fledgling security business afloat. At a blood plasma bank Sean frequents to earn extra income, he meets the distraught relative of Andrew Carson, a man who went missing weeks earlier on the other side of the state, with a pool of blood in the snowy driveway of his home as the only clue to the man's fate. Sean decides to help in the search for Carson and quickly finds himself immersed in a world of deception, desperation, and danger---a world in which nothing is what it seems, and few can get out of with their lives.

Risky Trade

Risky Trade ebook ISBN: 1317062566
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Ann Marie Kimball
Number of Pages: 230 
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The current value of global trade has reached a staggering annual figure of $6 trillion in merchandise crossing borders. Such prolific global trading has, at the same time, begun to raise fears of pandemics and concerns for global health. Yet, investment in public health infrastructure and disease control was never designed to cope with international trade of this volume and diversity. Indeed, most health systems lag far behind, especially in poor countries. This has created new vulnerabilities for global populations to the introduction and amplification of infection through trade. Public fears have been further heightened by frightening news reports of deadly diseases such as Mad Cow disease and E. Coli. Risky Trade: Infectious Disease in the Era of Global Trade provides a thorough examination of the actual risks posed by disease in the age of globalization. Drawing on the economics of international trade and epidemiology, the author explores the critical health issues arising from the enormous increase in global trade and travel. Issues covered include: ¢ The scale of the problem with particular reference to the Sakai outbreak of E. Coli; ¢ Risks from particular microbes - Enteric and viral infections; Highly infectious agents; Antimicrobial resistance; and, Stealth agents; ¢ Global outbreaks as a result of human travel and trade; ¢ Prevention, surveillance and control; ¢ The future health of global trading. In addition to highlighting the problems, the book also addresses some of the potential benefits the same globalization can bring to epidemic control through surveillance, diagnostics, treatment and investigation. The empirical approach ties together existing descriptions and case studies of epidemics building a comprehensive framework for examining new events and considering historical experience with infectious outbreaks. The volume will be a valuable guide to students, academics, practitioners, and policy makers in the areas of international trade, health economics, epidemiology, international/public health and disease control.

Deep China

Deep China ebook ISBN: 0520950518
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Author: Arthur Kleinman,Yunxiang Yan,Jing Jun,Dr. Sing Lee,Everett Zhang
Number of Pages: 322 
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Deep China investigates the emotional and moral lives of the Chinese people as they adjust to the challenges of modernity. Sharing a medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry perspective, Arthur Kleinman, Yunxiang Yan, Jing Jun, Sing Lee, Everett Zhang, Pan Tianshu, Wu Fei, and Guo Jinhua delve into intimate and sometimes hidden areas of personal life and social practice to observe and narrate the drama of Chinese individualization. The essays explore the remaking of the moral person during China’s profound social and economic transformation, unraveling the shifting practices and struggles of contemporary life.

The Origins of AIDS

The Origins of AIDS ebook ISBN: 1139501410
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Jacques Pepin
Number of Pages: N.A 
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It is now thirty years since the discovery of AIDS but its origins continue to puzzle doctors and scientists. Inspired by his own experiences working as an infectious diseases physician in Africa, Jacques Pepin looks back to the early twentieth-century events in Africa that triggered the emergence of HIV/AIDS and traces its subsequent development into the most dramatic and destructive epidemic of modern times. He shows how the disease was first transmitted from chimpanzees to man and then how urbanization, prostitution, and large-scale colonial medical campaigns intended to eradicate tropical diseases combined to disastrous effect to fuel the spread of the virus from its origins in Léopoldville to the rest of Africa, the Caribbean and ultimately worldwide. This is an essential new perspective on HIV/AIDS and on the lessons that must be learnt if we are to avoid provoking another pandemic in the future.

Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law / Recueil des cours de l’ Académie de droit européen

Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law / Recueil des cours de l’ Académie de droit européen ebook ISBN: 9401710740
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Academy of European Law Staff
Number of Pages: 292 
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Your invitation to me, as the President of the European Court of Human Rights, to conclude this year's study programme on the protection of hu man rights in Europe by delivering the prestigious Winston Churchill lec ture is a great honour not only for me personally but for the European Court of Human Rights as a whole, and I should like to thank the European Uni versity Institute and its Academy of European Law most warmly for giving me this opportunity. You are fortunate to have had the opportunity of following a week long general course on the protection of human rights in Europe given by my col league and friend Carl Aage N0rgaard, the President of the European Commission of Human Rights. To speak after hirn, in order to bring to a close your study programme, makes my task in some respects easier be cause I can take it for granted that you now have a clear and comprehensive understanding of the guarantees and the functioning of the European Con vention on Human Rights. On the other hand, it is, I must confess, not without a certain apprehension that I take the floor at this juncture because I am very weIl aware of how difficult it is to keep the attention of an audi ence which has had the privilege of hearing Carl Aage N0rgaard on more or less the same subject.

Strangers in Blood

Strangers in Blood ebook ISBN: 9780806128139
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Author: Jennifer S. H. Brown
Number of Pages: 255 
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For two centuries (1670-1870), English, Scottish, and Canadian fur traders voyaged the myriad waterways of Rupert's Land, the vast territory charted to the Hudson's Bay Company and later splintered among five Canadian provinces and four American states. The knowledge and support of northern Native peoples were critical to the newcomer's survival and success. With acquaintance and alliance came intermarriage, and the unions of European traders and Native women generated thousands of descendants. Jennifer Brown's Strangers in Blood is the first work to look systematically at these parents and their children. Brown focuses on Hudson's Bay Company officers and North West Company wintering partners and clerks-those whose relationships are best known from post journals, correspondence, accounts, and wills. The durability of such families varied greatly. Settlers, missionaries, European women, and sometimes the courts challenged fur trade marriages. Some officers' Scottish and Canadian relatives dismissed Native wives and "Indian" progeny as illegitimate. Traders who took these ties seriously were obliged to defend them, to leave wills recognizing their wives and children, and to secure their legal and social status-to prove that they were kin, not "strangers in blood." Brown illustrates that the lives and identities of these children were shaped by factors far more complex than "blood." Sons and daughters diverged along paths affected by gender. Some descendants became Métis and espoused Métis nationhood under Louis Riel. Others rejected or were never offered that course-they passed into white or Indian communities or, in some instances, identified themselves (without prejudice) as "half breeds." The fur trade did not coalesce into a single society. Rather, like Rupert's Land, it splintered, and the historical consequences have been with us ever since.

Bodies and Persons

Bodies and Persons ebook ISBN: 9780521627375
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Professor of Anthropology Michael Lambek,Michael Lambek,Andrew Strathern
Number of Pages: 298 
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Large-scale comparisons are out of fashion in anthropology, but this book suggests a bold comparative approach to broad cultural differences between Africa and Melanesia. Its theme is personhood, which is understood in terms of what anthropologists call 'embodiment'. These concepts are applied to questions ranging from the meanings of spirit possession, to the logics of witchcraft and kinship relations, the use of rituals to heal the sick, 'electric vampires', and even the impact of capitalism. There are detailed ethnographic analyses, and suggestive comparisons of classic African and Melanesian ethnographic cases, such as the Nuer and the Melpa. The contributors debate alternative strategies for cross-cultural comparison, and demonstrate that there is a surprising range of continuities, putting in question common assumptions about the huge differences between these two parts of the world.

Face of Terror

Face of Terror ebook ISBN: 142682808X
Publisher: Gold Eagle
Author: Don Pendleton
Number of Pages: 192 
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A cadre of violent bank robbers is wreaking havoc in the Midwestern states, amassing a small fortune and a large body count. Covered faces, jungle fatigues and foreign accents have everyone—from their victims to the government—thinking an Arab terror cell is to blame. But the appearance of the criminals is deceiving. While tracking them, Mack Bolan discovers he is fighting an enemy nobody wants to suspect—American soldiers. As the reign of terror escalates, Bolan realizes the group's ultimate objective is to destroy a major American city unless the federal government pays an exorbitant sum. As the deadline approaches, the Executioner decides it's payoff time, handing the traitors the ransom they deserve.

The Corpse

The Corpse ebook ISBN: 0786424494
Publisher: McFarland
Author: Christine Quigley
Number of Pages: 368 
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Focuses on the treatment by the living of the dead, over time and across cultures. Burial arrangements and preparations are detailed, including embalming, the funeral service, storage and transport of the body, and forms of burial. Autopsies and the investigative process of causes of deliberate death are covered.

Strangers in Blood

Strangers in Blood ebook ISBN: 077485359X
Publisher: UBC Press
Author: Jennifer H. Brown
Number of Pages: 275 
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The North American fur trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries was a vividly complex and changing social world. Strangers in Blood fills a major gap in fur trade literature by systematically examining the traders as a group -- their backgrounds, social patterns, domestic lives and families, and the problems of their offspring.

Me Medicine vs. We Medicine

Me Medicine vs. We Medicine ebook ISBN: 0231534418
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Author: Donna Dickenson
Number of Pages: 296 
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Personalized healthcare—or what the award-winning author Donna Dickenson calls "Me Medicine"—is radically transforming our longstanding "one-size-fits-all" model. Technologies such as direct-to-consumer genetic testing, pharmacogenetically developed therapies in cancer care, private umbilical cord blood banking, and neurocognitive enhancement claim to cater to an individual's specific biological character, and, in some cases, these technologies have shown powerful potential. Yet in others they have produced negligible or even negative results. Whatever is behind the rise of Me Medicine, it isn't just science. So why is Me Medicine rapidly edging out We Medicine, and how has our commitment to our collective health suffered as a result? In her cogent, provocative analysis, Dickenson examines the economic and political factors fueling the Me Medicine phenomenon and explores how, over time, this paradigm shift in how we approach our health might damage our individual and collective well-being. Historically, the measures of "We Medicine," such as vaccination and investment in public-health infrastructure, have radically extended our life spans, and Dickenson argues we've lost sight of that truth in our enthusiasm for "Me Medicine." Dickenson explores how personalized medicine illustrates capitalism's protean capacity for creating new products and markets where none existed before—and how this, rather than scientific plausibility, goes a long way toward explaining private umbilical cord blood banks and retail genetics. Drawing on the latest findings from leading scientists, social scientists, and political analysts, she critically examines four possible hypotheses driving our Me Medicine moment: a growing sense of threat; a wave of patient narcissism; corporate interests driving new niche markets; and the dominance of personal choice as a cultural value. She concludes with insights from political theory that emphasize a conception of the commons and the steps we can take to restore its value to modern biotechnology.

Human Security

Human Security ebook ISBN: 9400717989
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: Benny Teh Cheng Guan
Number of Pages: 258 
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Human security is becoming increasingly pronounced in recent years due to changes in the security landscape of world politics. Yet, inter-state relations have continued to dominate security concerns in East Asia. This has, unfortunately, eluded the broader understanding of issues and challenges facing the peoples of East Asia. Home to nations with rapid economic growth and development, East Asia is at the core of what some individuals have termed as the coming Asian Century. Years of economic liberalization and exposure to globalization have permitted the region to achieve high levels of interconnectedness from within and without in unprecedented ways. This has certainly reduced state control and opened up spaces for cross-border human activities. While economic wealth have increased substantially over the years, it has also brought about bigger income disparities, unsustainable safety nets and a surge in social problems from health issues to migratory concerns that threaten the safety and well-being of individuals. Human Security: Securing East Asia’s Future timely examines the fundamental issues causing human insecurities and evaluates the extent of which human security plays a role at the state and regional levels. Covering the different areas of threats to humans and applying case study materials, this volume provides an intellectual mix of perspectives that captures the relationship between people, state and region. This book will be of interest to those studying traditional and non-traditional security/threats, Asian human development and critical policy analysis.

The God of the Machine

The God of the Machine ebook ISBN: 1560006668
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Author: Isabel Paterson
Number of Pages: 308 
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The God of the Machine presents an original theory of history and a bold defense of individualism as the source of moral and political progress. When it was published in 1943, Isabel Paterson's work provided fresh intellectual support for the endangered American belief in individual rights, limited government, and economic freedom. Her book placed her in the vanguard of the free-enterprise movement now sweeping the world. It will be essential to students of American history, political theory, and literature.


Homesickness ebook ISBN: 0674286979
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Author: Carlos Rojas
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Carlos Rojas focuses on the trope of “homesickness” in China—discomfort caused not by a longing for home but by excessive proximity to it. This inverse homesickness marks a process of movement away from the home, conceived of as spaces associated with the nation, family, and individual body, and gives rise to the possibility of long-term health.

Chinese Documentaries

Chinese Documentaries ebook ISBN: 1134186029
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Yingchi Chu
Number of Pages: 272 
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In China, unlike in Western cinema, documentary film, rather than fiction film, has been the dominant mode since 1949. In recent years, documentary TV programmes have experienced a meteoric rise. Arguing that there is a gradual process of 'democratization' in the media, in which documentaries play a significant role, this book discusses various types of Chinese documentaries, under both the planned and the market economy. It especially explores the relationship between documentaries and society, showing how, under the market economy, although the government continues to use the genre as propaganda to promote its ideologies and policies, documentaries are being used as a medium where public concerns and alternative voices can be heard.

The Vision; Or, a View of Terrestrial Objects: with Some Account of a Tour from Liverpool to London; with Notes on the New Age, Or Millennium. To which is Added, a Code of Civil and Religious Laws; and Also Some Memoirs of the Author, Etc

The Vision; Or, a View of Terrestrial Objects: with Some Account of a Tour from Liverpool to London; with Notes on the New Age, Or Millennium. To which is Added, a Code of Civil and Religious Laws; and Also Some Memoirs of the Author, Etc ebook ISBN:
Author: Ephraim WOOD
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Music and Urban Society in Colonial Latin America

Music and Urban Society in Colonial Latin America ebook ISBN: 0521766869
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author: Geoffrey Baker,Tess Knighton
Number of Pages: 371 
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Representing pioneering research, essays in this collection investigate musical developments in the urban context of colonial Latin America.

The Judgment Stone

The Judgment Stone ebook ISBN: 1595541721
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Author: Robert Liparulo
Number of Pages: 392 
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Former Army Ranger Jagger Baird encounters the ruthless group of immortals known as The Clan who are after a prize that would give them unimaginable power--a piece of the Ten Commandments known as the Judgment Stone. Original.