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Peaceful Places Chicago

Author : Anne Ford
ISBN : 9780897325349
Genre : Travel
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The fourth in a new series, each one set in a U.S. metropolis, Peaceful Places: Chicago leads the reader on an unexpected path. Author Anne Ford uncovers hidden pockets of relaxation throughout the windy city. Her unique guide reveals the surprising gardens, vistas, sanctuaries, café respites, and neighborhood strolls that make up Chicago communities from downtown to the ‘burbs. Readers will discover new destinations, and they will find tips on when to visit grand and diminutive locales for a bit of quiet time.

Peaceful Places Chicago

Author : Anne Ford
ISBN : 9780897325370
Genre : Travel
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The fourth in a new series, each one set in a U.S. metropolis, Peaceful Places: Chicago leads the reader on an unexpected path. Author Anne Ford uncovers hidden pockets of relaxation throughout the windy city. Her unique guide reveals the surprising gardens, vistas, sanctuaries, café respites, and neighborhood strolls that make up Chicago communities from downtown to the 'burbs. Readers will discover new destinations, and they will find tips on when to visit grand and diminutive locales for a bit of quiet time.

Harper S Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105004961426
Genre : United States
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Imaging Of Diseases Of The Chest

Author : David M. Hansell
ISBN : 9780723436676
Genre : Medical
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This is the ideal resource for all those requiring an authoritative and up-to-date review of imaging appearances of diseases of the lung, pleura and mediastinum. Chest radiography and CT are integrated with other imaging techniques, including MRI and PET, where appropriate. The clinical and pathologic features of different diseases are provided in varying degrees of detail with more in depth coverage given to rarer and less well understood conditions. A single volume, comprehensive reference text on chest radiology.Provides in a single resource all of the information a generalist in diagnostic radiology needs to know. Concisely and clearly written by a team of 4 internationally recognized authors.Avoids the inconsistency, repetition, and unevenness of coverage that is inherent in multi-contributed books. Multimodality coverage integrated throughout every chapter.All of the applicable imaging modalities are covered in a clinically relevant, diagnostically helpful way. Approximately 3,000 high quality, good-sized images.Provides a complete visual guide that the practitioner can refer to for help in interpretation and diagnosis. Covers both common and uncommon disorders.Provides the user with a single comprehensive resource, no need to consult alternative resources. Access the full text online and download images via Expert Consult Access the latest version of the Fleischner Society's glossary of terms for thoracic imaging. Outlines, summary boxes, key points used throughout.Makes content more accessible by highlighting essential information. Brand new color images to illustrate Functional imaging techniques.Many of the new imaging techniques can provide functional as well as anatomic information. Introduction of a second color throughout in summary boxes in order to better highlight key information. There’s a wealth of key information in the summary boxes—will be highlighted more from the narrative text and will therefore be easier to access. Practical tips on identifying anatomic variants and artefacts in order to avoid diagnostic pitfalls.Many misdiagnoses are the result of basic errors in correlating the anatomic changes seen with imaging to their underlying pathologic processes. Latest techniques in CT, MRI and PET as they relate to thoracic diseases. The pace of development in imaging modalities and new applications/refined techniques in existing modalities continues to drive radiology forward as a specialty. Emphasis on cost-effective image/modality selection.Addresses the hugely important issue of cost-containment by emphasizing which imaging modality is helpful and which is not in any given clinical diagnosis. COPD and Diffuse Lung Disease, Small Airway disease chapters extensively up-dated. Access the full text online and download images via Expert Consult Access the latest version of the Fleischner Society's glossary of terms for thoracic imaging.

Collapse

Author : Jared Diamond
ISBN : 1101502002
Genre : History
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In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamental pattern of catastrophe, and weaves an all-encompassing global thesis through a series of fascinating historical-cultural narratives. Collapse moves from the Polynesian cultures on Easter Island to the flourishing American civilizations of the Anasazi and the Maya and finally to the doomed Viking colony on Greenland. Similar problems face us today and have already brought disaster to Rwanda and Haiti, even as China and Australia are trying to cope in innovative ways. Despite our own society’s apparently inexhaustible wealth and unrivaled political power, ominous warning signs have begun to emerge even in ecologically robust areas like Montana. Brilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question: How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide? From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sacred Places North America

Author : Brad Olsen
ISBN : 9781888729191
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America's most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. Important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast are exhaustively examined, from the weathered pueblos of the American Southwest and the medicine wheels of western Canada to Graceland and the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. Histories and cultural contexts are objectively surveyed, along with the latest academic theories and insightful metaphysical ruminations. Detailed maps, drawings, and travel directions are also included.

Arresting Images

Author : Steven C. Dubin
ISBN : 0415908930
Genre : Political Science
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Although contemporary art may sometimes shock us, more alarming are recent attempts to regulate its display. Drawing upon extensive interviews, a broad sampling of media accounts, legal documents and his own observations of important events, sociologist Steven Dubin surveys the recent trend in censorship of the visual arts, photography and film, as well as artistic upstarts such as video and performance art. He examines the dual meaning of arresting images--both the nature of art work which disarms its viewers and the social reaction to it. Arresting Images examines the battles which erupt when artists address such controversial issues as racial polarization, AIDS, gay-bashing and sexual inequality in their work.

Into The Wild

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 9780330469982
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature. 'an astonishingly gifted writer: his account of 'Alex Supertramp' is powerfully dramatic, eliciting sympathy for both the idealistic, anti-consumerist boy - and his parents' Guardian 'a compelling tale of tragic idealism' The Times

Small Loans Big Dreams

Author : Alex Counts
ISBN : 0470285273
Genre : Business & Economics
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Microfinancing is considered one of the most effective strategies in the fight against global poverty. And now, in Small Loans, Big Changes, author Alex Counts reveals how Nobel Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus revolutionized global antipoverty efforts through the development of this approach. This book presents compelling stories of women benefiting from Yunus’s microcredit in rural Bangladesh and urban Chicago, and recounts the experiences of different borrowers in each country, interspersing them with stories of Yunus, his colleagues, and their counterparts in Chicago.

What To Drink With What You Eat

Author : Andrew Dornenburg
ISBN : 0316163120
Genre : COOKING
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"At a great meal, what you drink is just as important as what you eat. This groundbreaking food and beverage pairing reference allows food lovers to learn to think like a sommelier, and to transform every meal--breakfast, lunch, and dinner--from ordinary to extraordinary"--P. [2] of cover.

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