Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738): Calvinist Chemist and Physician (Edita - History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands) (
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Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738): Calvinist Chemist and Physician

Herman Boerhaave, who held professorships in medicine, botany, and chemistry at the University of Leiden, is often considered the most important medical teacher after Galen. Known during his lifetime as "The Teacher of Europe," his reputation was purported to have reached all the way to China. Previously, historians of science and medicine have stressed the mechanical aspects of his teachings, but have neglected the principles behind...

Thought is Your Enemy: Conversations with U.G. Krishnamurti
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Thought is Your Enemy: Conversations with U.G. Krishnamurti

This book is a compilation of discussions between UG Krishnamurthi and various questioners in India, Switzerland, Australia, the Netherlands, and the U.K. According to UG, "The religious states of bliss and ecstasy can never be experienced, can never be grasped, contained, much less given expression to you, by man. That beaten track will lead you nowhere. There is no oasis situated yonder; you are stuck in a mirage."

The Sublime Object of Ideology (Second Edition)  (The Essential Zizek)
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The Sublime Object of Ideology (Second Edition)

Slavoj Žižek, the maverick philosopher, author of over 30 books, acclaimed as the “Elvis of cultural theory”, and today’s most controversial public intellectual. His work traverses the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, theology, history and political theory, taking in film, popular culture, literature and jokes—all to provide acute analyses of the complexities of contemporary ideology as well as a serious and sophisticated philos...

The Way It Turned Out: A Memoir
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The Way It Turned Out: A Memoir

"A distinguished psychiatrist and educator, Herant Katchadourian has produced a memoir that readers will have difficulty putting down because of its profound psychological and cultural insights into the human condition. The Way It Turned Outtells the story of a talented and passionate Armenian born in what was then northwestern Syria and medically trained at the American University of Beirut, where he would later teach, after gaining...

Transformation of Healthcare with Information Technologies (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics)
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Transformation of Healthcare with Information Technologies

The accession of new EU member states demands considerable effort on their part, aimed at developing common policies and strategies. Over the last two years we have tried to encourage the community of medical informatics professionals and researchers from Central and Eastern European countries to undertake these challenges and join European activities in the field of e-health. We are aware of the fact that only common standards and p...

Yes, Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia's States and Territories
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Yes, Premier: Labor Leadership in Australia's States and Territories

The focus of Yes, Premier is on the big names of state and territory Labor politics: Carr, Beattie, Bracks, Rann, Gallop, Martin, Stanhope and Bacon/Lennon. The book includes a chapter on each state or territory, and in each case focuses on the leader who has led their party to power and so created this unprecedented and historical situation.

Resisting Brazil's Military Regime: An Account of the Battles of Sobral Pinto
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Resisting Brazil's Military Regime

Praised by his many admirers as a "courageous and fearless" defender of human rights, Heráclito Fontoura Sobral Pinto (1893-1991) was the most consistently forceful opponent of the regime of Brazilian dictator Getúlio Vargas. John W. F. Dulles chronicled Sobral's battles with the Vargas government in Sobral Pinto, "The Conscience of Brazil": Leading the Attack against Vargas (1930-1945), which History: Reviews of New Books called "a ...

Atlas of Genodermatoses
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Atlas of Genodermatoses

A lavishly illustrated guide to almost 200 inherited diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. Each entry includes synonyms, age of onset, clinical findings, complications, course, laboratory findings, diagnosis, therapy, and key references, adding up to far more than just a collection of photographs. In addition to being a clinical primer, this is also a work of scientific research and contains the first printed description of two new ...

Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006): RAND Counterinsurgency Study Volume 2 (Rand Counterinsurgency Study)
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Counterinsurgency in Iraq (2003-2006)

Examines the deleterious effects of the U.S. failure to focus on protecting the Iraqi population for most of the military campaign in Iraq and analyzes the failure of a technologically driven counterinsurgency (COIN) approach. It outlines strategic considerations relative to COIN; presents an overview of the conflict in Iraq; describes implications for future operations; and offers recommendations to improve the U.S. capability to co...