♥ Book Title : Soft Spots
☯ Full Synopsis : "A powerful, haunting, provocative memoir of a Marine in Iraq--and his struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in a system trying to hide the damage done Marine Sergeant Clint Van Winkle flew to war on Valentine's Day 2003. His battalion was among the first wave of troops that crossed into Iraq, and his first combat experience was the battle of Nasiriyah, followed by patrols throughout the country, house to house searches, and operations in the dangerous Baghdad slums. But after two tours of duty, certain images would not leave his memory--a fragmented mental movie of shooting a little girl; of scavenging parts from a destroyed, blood-spattered tank; of obliterating several Iraqi men hidden behind an ancient wall; and of mistakenly stepping on a "soft spot," the remains of a Marine killed in combat. After his return home, Van Winkle sought help at a Veterans Administration facility, and so began a maddening journey through an indifferent system that promises to care for veterans, but in fact abandons many of them. From riveting scenes of combat violence, to the gallows humor of soldiers fighting a war that seems to make no sense, to moments of tenderness in a civilian life ravaged by flashbacks, rage, and doubt, Soft Spots reveals the mind of a soldier like no other recent memoir of the war that has consumed America."Article| Clint Van Winkle| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Hard Knocks & Soft Spots
☯ Full Synopsis : "'I am proud of who I am and what I am. I teach my children to be proud too. Because being a traveller means everything to me. It's not just a label, it goes much deeper. It's an identity that is burned into my heart.' Paddy Doherty loves his life as an Irish traveller, but as a child he felt like an outsider. He was different to his siblings. On the rare occasions he went to school, he was bullied. And beyond the gates of the camp he found nothing but hostility. Slowly, Paddy's hurt turned into anger and by the age of 11 he had started out on an illustrious career as a bare-knuckle boxer. This earned him a position as one of the most well-respected (and feared) men in the travelling community. Yet while he won countless brutal fights in the ring, the real battles he faced were very much outside. In this deeply honest autobiography, he tells of how he has loved and lost five children; plummeted to seven stone while battling depression, drink and drugs. He describes how it feels to be shot point-blank in the head and the lengths he'll go to to protect his people. Told with all the warmth and humour he is famed for, Paddy's rich and colourful story is one that will stay with you for a long time to come."Article| Paddy Doherty| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Maintenance of Trackage
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♥ Book Title : The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide
☯ Full Synopsis : "An accessible guide to family health care discusses drug interactions, symptoms, first aid, and how to choose a family doctor"Article| Anthony L. Komaroff| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Grocery Gardening
☯ Full Synopsis : "Have you ever wondered how to plan your garden and your grocery list so your family can enjoy fresh meals all year long? Grocery Gardening combines information and helpful advice for planning and planting your kitchen garden to meet your family’s needs and food preferences. If your family loves salads with mixed greens, the authors recommend what varieties to plant and include healthy from the garden recipes. In addition to gardening and harvesting information, Grocery Gardening cobines the gardening and cooking expertise of the authors to offer advice on selecting the freshest produce at your l ocal market and ways to preserve edibles when they are fresh and in season."Article| Jean Ann Van Krevelen| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Skeletal System
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Discusses the parts that make up the human skeletal system, what can go wrong, how to treat those illnesses and diseases, and how to stay healthy"--Provided by publisher."Article| Karen Haywood| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Nutrition and Diet Therapy Reference Dictionary
☯ Full Synopsis : "Completely up-to-date, this newly revised Fourth Edition provides the most comprehensive nutrition and diet therapy dictionary available for health care professionals. This wide-ranging, authoritative volume covers all aspects of nutrition, including assessment, drug nutrient interactions, laboratory interpretations, enteral and parenteral nutrition support, community and public health nutrition programs, and nutrition throughout the life cycle. It contains expanded coverage of important, current topics, such as chemical dependency, AIDS, nutrition in preventive health care, nutrition labelling, and organ transplantation. Special features of the dictionary include entries on 130 different diets; nutrition therapy for more than 350 disorders, including inborn errors of metabolism; 145 drugs and their effects on nutrition; and more than 150 nutritional products with their main uses and composition. Topics that are crucial to public health for the remainder of the 1990's into the next millennium are covered. Preventative diets for obesity and major degenerative diseases, such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and cancer are also included."Article| Rosalinda T. Lagua| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Soft Spots of Hard Code
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♥ Book Title : The Blue Plane
☯ Full Synopsis : "The chase continues. Doug and Chris Scott fought their way through what they thought was a rogue virtual reality program, but which turned out to be something much more frightening and unfathomablea true alternative reality. On the way back to Hong Kong where it all began, they died in a plane crash and awakened in an empty universe. Their only company is the mysterious Grasshopper Man, who serves as occasional messenger and guide. Another young couple falls into the alternative bittersweet nightmare, computer programmer Stan Brent and his mathematician wife Audrey, in this second book of The Grasshopper Man series. Trapped in what they come to call The System with them are colleagues Mary Wells, Luke Simmons, and Jacob Ellery. The mercenary computer guru Ann Crenshaw and her two assistants, Todd Richards and Brett Thompson, follow them into the trap. They are pursued through time and place by Indonesian pirates, battle their way across wartorn France, relive harrowing episodes from their own pasts, and endure other adventures in Nepal, Irian Jaya, New Zealand, the U.S., and other times and places. Their only help comes from the enigmatic Jane, who was sent in to rescue Doug and Chris and became trapped herself. But how long will she be there to help? On the outside, four homeless Chinese children from mainland China are trapped in their own adventures, intersecting occasionally with the others in The System. The storylines continue to explore the nature of Reality as they continually prove that Love is the most important Reality."Article| T. Austin Campbell| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Strategic Logic and Political Rationality
☯ Full Synopsis : "One of three volumes in honour of the teaching and scholarship of the late Michael I. Handel, this book details the universal logic of strategy and the ability of liberal-democratic governments to address this logic rationally. Treating war as an extension of politics, the diverse contributors (drawn from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Israel) explore the difficulties in matching strategy to policy, especially in free societies."Article| Bradford A. Lee| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : What Everyone Wants
☯ Full Synopsis : "One of the hardest things in life is to give what you don t have. Yet in spite of this fact, everyone wants to receive what they don t have. Then when we ve finally gotten what we ve always wanted, it sometimes becomes more of a challenge to let go of it when necessary. It can be very difficult to express what you have never experienced firsthand. This is why many people oftentimes expect to experience love before expressing love. If ever you find yourself in need of true love, this book will help you to identify with what everyone wants in life. Antonio Dover Antonio Dover is truly an inspiration to his local community and a shining example of the extremely talented and motivating individuals that are found serving the homeless community. Upon navigating his way out of years of experiencing homelessness and dismal poverty, Mr. Dover immediately found his place among his previous peers. Aside from his current career or perhaps supplemental to, he uplifts all those around him. He volunteers with several organizations and sponsors individuals eager to escape homelessness and the learned hopelessness that often comes with years of struggles and slammed doors. Reading his poetry is certainly an emotional experience that will stir angst and awe from members of all spectrums of society; the rich or the poor, the invested or not so interested. He gives our community hope and the homeless a reason for a tomorrow. He advocates for a better future for all of us. I appreciate his work and his words and I know that you will too. Rachel Reed, Americorp Vista, Faces of homelessness Speakers Bureau, Greenville, SC""Article| Antonio Dover| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Geotechnics of Soft Soils: Focus on Ground Improvement
☯ Full Synopsis : "Natural soft soils are very complex materials. As construction activities increasingly take place in poor ground conditions, ground improvement is often required. However, design practices for ground improvement were for long at best crude and conservative, and at worst unsafe. Although new construction and field observation techniques have been developed to ensure that geotechnical structures such as embankments, tunnels and deep excavations can be built safely under these difficult conditions, design is still predominantly based on empirical rules and simplifying assumptions. Since 2000 increased computer power has made systematic numerical studies utilising the 3D finite element method more and more possible. This enabled the investigation of complex soil-structure interaction mechanisms associated with ground improvement problems. The EC-funded Research Training Network ‘Soft Clay Modelling for Engineering Practice (SCMEP), was set up to develop improved constitutive and numerical models to assist in geotechnical design on soft clays, and made significant advances in theory backed up with substantial experimental programmes (2000-2004). The EC-funded Marie Curie Research Training Network AMGISS (Advanced Modelling of Ground Improvement on Soft Soils) continued the research by the SCMEP network, focussing on modelling ground improvement systems. The aim of the AMGISS network is to develop advanced numerical modelling techniques for analysing the coupled hydro-mechanical behaviour of ground improvement systems on soft soils utilising advanced constitutive modelling, physical modelling and 2D, enhanced 2D and 3D numerical modelling techniques. The motivation of the 2nd International Workshop on Geotechnics of Soft Soils, organised by the AMGISS network (3-5 September 2008, Glasgow, Scotland), was to bring together practitioners and academics to discuss recent developments in soft soil modelling, focussing on ground improvement. This volume is a collection of papers from the workshop, and discusses the state-of-the-art in soft soil modelling and design, with particular emphasis on ground improvement applications, involving contibutions both from academia and industry. The topics included cover: Modelling (constitutive modelling, numerical modelling, and physical modelling), Design and Application (focusing mainly on embankments and foundations), and Ground Improvement (preloading and consolidation methods, column methods, piles and micropiles, and other ground improvement methods). Geotechnics of Soft Soils - Focus on Ground Improvement will prove to be invaluable to research students, academics and practitioners, working in geotechnical design on soft soils."Article| Minna Karstunen| Statement ..."