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Body of Evidence
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Pocket Books
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9781982153915
  • Reader Reviews : 25
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell’s suspense fiction classic, featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta. A reclusive author, Beryl Madison finds no safe haven from months of menacing phone calls—or the tormented feeling that her every move is being watched. When the writer is found slain in her own home, Kay Scarpetta pieces together the intricate forensic evidence—while unwittingly edging closer to a killer waiting in the shadows.

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    Body of Evidence
  • Author : Stella Cameron
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 9781460309261
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Emma Lachance is taken by surprise when she runs into her friend and high-school crush, Finn Duhon, on a construction site in Pointe Judah, Louisiana. But the last thing she expects to find is the corpse of her friend, a local journalist whose relentlessly scathing articles have enraged every lawmaker and opportunist in town, including the mayor—Emma's husband. When more bodies are found, Emma and Finn wonder if the link is Secrets, an eclectic support group for women in which all the murder victims were members. A group that has helped Emma find the strength to divorce her abusive, unfaithful husband. Could an innocent women's club drive a furious husband or boyfriend to murder, or are the killings only made to look as if that's the connection? Emma and Finn intend to find out—before Emma becomes the next body of evidence….

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    Body of Evidence
  • Author : Max Allan Collins
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780743480192
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Early one quiet Monday morning, in an empty executive office, assistant Janice Denard begins to prepare for another ordinary day - but instead discovers evidence of horrific crimes, shocking photographs left abandoned in a printer. Now, with the help of the LVPD's computer forensics experts, the CSI team must track through hardware and software, deception and deceit to find the perpetrators. But while Willows and Stokes investigate the once well-hidden secrets now revealed in print, Grissom, Brown, and Sidle uncover new and disturbing evidence in a high-profile media case...the brutal murder of the Mayor's long-missing secretary.

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    Body of Evidence
  • Author : Rachel Grant
  • Publisher : Janus Publishing
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9780989301022
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • "An exhilarating read that could easily be a blockbuster on the screen." - Kirkus Reviews And she thought facing a firing squad was bad… When archaeologist Mara Garrett traveled to North Korea to retrieve the remains of GIs lost in combat, she never imagined she’d be arrested, convicted of spying, and sentenced to death. Her only hope is Curt Dominick, the powerful, ambitious, and infuriatingly sexy US attorney prosecuting her uncle, a former vice president of the United States. What starts off as a rescue mission quickly morphs into a race across the Pacific. Someone is after Mara, and they’ll risk everything to stop her from reaching Washington DC. With betrayal around every corner, Curt and Mara have little reason to trust each other and every reason to deny the sparks between them that blaze hotter than the Hawaiian sun. Still, desire clashes with loyalty when they discover a conspiracy that threatens not only their lives but the national security of the United States. Topics: military thriller, political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, thriller, mystery, legal thriller, hot romance, women's romance, action and adventure, mercenaries, alpha hero, strong heroine, scientist heroine, military archaeologist heroine, US Attorney hero, biological warfare, Washington DC, international, North Korea, enemies to lovers, love on the run, Rachel Grant, Evidence Series.

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    Body of Evidence
  • Author : Irene Hannon
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0800736192
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Forensic pathologist Grace Reilly has seen her share of unusual deaths in rural Missouri. But when she begins to notice a curious pattern in autopsies of elderly residents whose demise appears to be natural, she takes her concerns to Sheriff Nate Cox. Nate is skeptical about the link Grace is seeing between the deaths--and her suspicions of foul play. But her persistence is compelling. Once she finally convinces him her theory is credible and they join forces to investigate, danger follows. Because exposing the truth could destroy several lives--including Grace's. Queen of inspirational romantic suspense Irene Hannon closes out her bestselling Triple Threat series with this gripping tale of secrets revealed and romance sparked.

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    Body of Evidence
  • Author : Debra Webb
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781488033377
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • He’ll do anything to protect this doctor’s life… Don’t miss this Colby Agency: Sexi-ER novel! ER doctor Marissa Frasier needs the best protection after she’s wrongly suspected of her ex-husband’s murder. And rugged Colby Agency investigator Lacon Traynor is keeping her close 24/7, helping her find the truth—and uncovering her most vulnerable passions. But someone else wants Marissa for his own…and is about to use their desire as one killer trap. Colby Agency: Sexi-ER

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    Body of Evidence
  • Author : Jeremy Brown
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN : 0439855519
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  • Genre : CRIMINALL INVESTIGATION-FICTION.
  • Four-minute forensic mysteries for you to solve.

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    Body of Evidence #1
  • Author : Christopher Golden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9780743428057
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Books
  • The first day at college, my professor dropped dead. The second day, I assisted at his autopsy. Let's hope I don't have to go through four years of this...."When Jenna Blake starts her freshman year at Packard University, she's not only living on her own for the first time, she's moving closer to the father she never really knew. It's an exciting time, filled with new faces and new challenges, not to mention parties and guys and...corpses?Jenna feels torn about her future. She'd like to be a doctor like her mother, but she can't stand the sight of blood. Her father, a criminology professor, thinks he has the answer and sends her to interview for a job with the medical examiner -- an interview that takes place in the middle of an autopsy.When a congressional aide goes violently insane and then drops dead, the pathology team at Packard Medical Center discovers that his brain was ravaged with disease -- and loaded with insect larvae. As Jenna starts her new job, she is drawn into a web of terrifying disease, dangerous politics, and intriguing mystery. And when one of her professors ends up dead, she starts making connections even the police haven't seen...connections which will bring her face to face with a pair of killers: one medical, and one all too human.

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    The Book of Evidence
  • Author : John Banville
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307817129
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • John Banville’s stunning powers of mimicry are brilliantly on display in this engrossing novel, the darkly compelling confession of an improbable murderer. Freddie Montgomery is a highly cultured man, a husband and father living the life of a dissolute exile on a Mediterranean island. When a debt comes due and his wife and child are held as collateral, he returns to Ireland to secure funds. That pursuit leads to murder. And here is his attempt to present evidence, not of his innocence, but of his life, of the events that lead to the murder he committed because he could. Like a hero out of Nabokov or Camus, Montgomery is a chillingly articulate, self-aware, and amoral being, whose humanity is painfully on display.

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    Body of Evidence
  • Author : Lenora Worth
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN : 9781488098260
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rediscover this New York Times Bestseller in the Texas Ranger Justice series When Texas Ranger Anderson Michaels goes undercover at an animal rescue farm in Texas Hill Country, he lands right in owner Jennifer Rodgers’s path. Before long, he realizes that tracking down his target—a deadly drug-trafficking ring that was responsible for the murder of his captain—may be easier than winning this jaded woman’s trust. Experience has taught Jennifer to keep her distance from adventure seekers. But her life will depend on her ability to push aside her fears—and trust Anderson to keep her safe. Originally published in 2011

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    Sex
  • Author : Madonna,Glenn O'Brien
  • Publisher : Harvill Secker
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0436270846
  • Reader Reviews : 8
  • Genre : Erotica
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    Finding What Works in Health Care
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Board on Health Care Services,Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN : 9780309164252
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  • Genre : Medical
  • Healthcare decision makers in search of reliable information that compares health interventions increasingly turn to systematic reviews for the best summary of the evidence. Systematic reviews identify, select, assess, and synthesize the findings of similar but separate studies, and can help clarify what is known and not known about the potential benefits and harms of drugs, devices, and other healthcare services. Systematic reviews can be helpful for clinicians who want to integrate research findings into their daily practices, for patients to make well-informed choices about their own care, for professional medical societies and other organizations that develop clinical practice guidelines. Too often systematic reviews are of uncertain or poor quality. There are no universally accepted standards for developing systematic reviews leading to variability in how conflicts of interest and biases are handled, how evidence is appraised, and the overall scientific rigor of the process. In Finding What Works in Health Care the Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommends 21 standards for developing high-quality systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research. The standards address the entire systematic review process from the initial steps of formulating the topic and building the review team to producing a detailed final report that synthesizes what the evidence shows and where knowledge gaps remain. Finding What Works in Health Care also proposes a framework for improving the quality of the science underpinning systematic reviews. This book will serve as a vital resource for both sponsors and producers of systematic reviews of comparative effectiveness research.

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    Body of Evidence DVD Study Questions
  • Author : David Menton
  • Publisher : Answers in Genesis
  • Pages : 63
  • ISBN : 1600924271
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  • Genre : Religion
  • Explore the amazing evidence for design in human anatomy and physiology! This series is taught by Dr. David Menton. Employing anatomical props, models, and microscopic images, his humorous and insightful talks will take students through the major systems of the body. --from publisher description.

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    The Body of Evidence
  • Author : Francesco Paolo De Ceglia
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN : 9004284826
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  • Genre : Autopsy
  • "When, why and how was it first believed that the corpse could reveal 'signs' useful for understanding the causes of death and eventually identifying those responsible for it? The Body of Evidence. Corpses and Proofs in Early Modern European Medicine, edited by Francesco Paolo de Ceglia, shows how in the late Middle Ages the dead body, which had previously rarely been questioned, became a specific object of investigation by doctors, philosophers, theologians and jurists. The volume sheds new light on the elements of continuity, but also on the effort made to liberate the semantization of the corpse from what were, broadly speaking, necromantic practices, which would eventually merge into forensic medicine"--

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    Body of Evidence
  • Author : Roy Glenn
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1601620225
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • When she files for divorce after discovering her husband's indiscretion, Panthea Daniels finds her world spiralling out of control when she has an illicit affair with her lawyer and is accused of murdering her husband's mistress. Original.

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    Throat Culture
  • Author : Christopher Golden,Rick Hautala
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 9780689865275
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • When her father's wedding reception unexpectedly turns into a hotbed of illness and paralysis, Jenna discovers that her college campus has also been infected, forcing her and her forensic team to race against time to identify the virus and find a cure before it's too late. Original.

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    Body as Evidence
  • Author : Janell Hobson
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9781438444017
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • In Body as Evidence, Janell Hobson challenges postmodernist dismissals of identity politics and the delusional belief that the Millennial era reflects a “postracial” and “postfeminist” world. Hobson points to diverse examples in cultural narratives, which suggest that new media rely on old ideologies in the shaping of the body politic. Body as Evidence creates a theoretical mash-up of prose and poetry to illuminate the ways that bodies still matter as sites of political, cultural, and digital resistance. It does so by examining various representations, from popular shows like American Idol to public figures like the Obamas to high-profile cases like the Duke lacrosse rape scandal to current trends in digital culture. Hobson’s study also discusses the women who have fueled and retooled twenty-first-century media to make sense of antiracist and feminist resistance. Her discussions include the electronica of Janelle Monáe, M.I.A., and Björk; the feminist film odysseys of Wanuri Kahiu and Neloufer Pazira; and the embodied resistance found simply in raising one’s voice in song, creating a blog, wearing a veil, stripping naked, or planting a tree. Spinning knowledge out of this information overload, Hobson offers a global black feminist meditation on how our bodies mobilize, destabilize, and decolonize the meanings of race and gender in an increasingly digitized and globalized world.

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    Body Of Evidence
  • Author : J. B. Tischendorf
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Pages : 622
  • ISBN : 9781928613961
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  • Genre : Books
  • Richard Dandridge has left a big city Manhattan law firm to open up his own small private practice in his hometown of Rochester, NY. He is eking out a meager living representing small clients, but he is content to play golf and no longer be part of the scandals and notoriety of the big city law firms. Now, however, he has been thrown back into the big leagues by a huge local murder case. Lieutenant Vincent Trapp has shot and killed businessman Noah Arietta at the Foundry Café, in front of witnesses. There is no question that Trapp has done the murder and he certainly had motive, as Arietta had violently raped and beaten Trapp's wife Paige. Lieutenant Trapp has requested that Richard Dandridge represent him.

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    Bodies as Evidence
  • Author : Mark Maguire,Ursula Rao,Nils Zurawski
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781478004301
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • From biometrics to predictive policing, contemporary security relies on sophisticated scientific evidence-gathering and knowledge-making focused on the human body. Bringing together new anthropological perspectives on the complexities of security in the present moment, the contributors to Bodies as Evidence reveal how bodies have become critical sources of evidence that is organized and deployed to classify, recognize, and manage human life. Through global case studies that explore biometric identification, border control, forensics, predictive policing, and counterterrorism, the contributors show how security discourses and practices that target the body contribute to new configurations of knowledge and power. At the same time, margins of error, unreliable technologies, and a growing suspicion of scientific evidence in a “post-truth” era contribute to growing insecurity, especially among marginalized populations. Contributors. Carolina Alonso-Bejarano, Gregory Feldman, Francisco J. Ferrándiz, Daniel M. Goldstein, Ieva Jusionyte, Amade M’charek, Mark Maguire, Joseph P. Masco, Ursula Rao, Antonius C. G. M. Robben, Joseba Zulaika, Nils Zurawski

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    The Official Razzie Movie Guide
  • Author : John Wilson
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0446510084
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  • Genre : Humor
  • A paperback guide to 100 of the funniest bad movies ever made, this book covers a wide range of hopeless Hollywood product, and also including rare Razzie ceremony photos and a complete history of everything ever nominated for Tinsel Town's Tackiest Trophy.

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    Body of Evidence (Triple Threat Book #3)
  • Author : Irene Hannon
  • Publisher : Revell
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 9781493438709
  • Reader Reviews : 18
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Forensic pathologist Grace Reilly has seen her share of unusual deaths in rural Missouri. But when she begins to notice a curious pattern in autopsies of elderly residents whose demise appears to be natural, she takes her concerns to Sheriff Nate Cox. Nate is skeptical about the link Grace is seeing between the deaths--and her suspicions of foul play. But her persistence is compelling. Once she finally convinces him her theory is credible and they join forces to investigate, danger follows. Because exposing the truth could destroy several lives--including Grace's. Queen of inspirational romantic suspense Irene Hannon closes out her bestselling Triple Threat series with this gripping tale of secrets revealed and romance sparked.

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    Body Evidence
  • Author : Shamita Das Dasgupta
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780813541273
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • When South Asians immigrated to the United States in great numbers in the 1970s, they were passionately driven to achieve economic stability and socialize the next generation to retain the traditions of their home culture. During these years, the immigrant community went to great lengths to project an impeccable public image by denying the existence of social problems such as domestic violence, sexual assault, child sexual abuse, mental illness, racism, and intergenerational conflict. It was not until recently that activist groups have worked to bring these issues out into the open. In Body Evidence, more than twenty scholars and public health professionals uncover the unique challenges faced by victims of violence in intimate spaces . . . within families, communities and trusted relationships in South Asian American communities. Topics include cultural obsession with women's chastity and virginity; the continued silence surrounding intimate violence among women who identify themselves as lesbian, bisexual, or transgender; the consequences of refusing marriage proposals or failing to meet dowry demands; and, ultimately, the ways in which the United States courts often confuse and exacerbate the plights of these women.

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    What Works in Girls' Education
  • Author : Gene B Sperling,Rebecca Winthrop
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN : 9780815728610
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls’ education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls’ education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters Women’s empowerment What Works in Girls’ Education is a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls’ education.

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    Meets the Eye
  • Author : Christopher Golden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780743428088
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In this Body of Evidence Thriller, college-age sleuth Jenna Blake tackles a crime wave in the Boston area that appears to be the work of the living dead. Jenna has to piece together an explanation for these zombie crimes. The dead can't really rise from their graves--or can they?

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    Thief of Hearts
  • Author : Christopher Golden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9780743428064
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Books
  • Master sleuth Jenna Blake investigates the third killing in recent weeks in which the heart is torn out of the corpse. When her friends become the target, Jenna finds that her chief suspect hits a little too close to home. The series is based on real cases and emphasizes the use of science-based problem solving.

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    Skin Deep
  • Author : Christopher Golden
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9780671775834
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • "A girl is dead, and one of your best friends got his head cracked with a shovel, because some white guy didn't want to see them kiss." When Jenna and Damon first began dating, neither worried too much about the other's skin color. After all, Somerset is a pretty liberal college environment. But when a black couple is attacked by a white man on campus, race relations become cause for frenzied peace rallies, protests, and debate for the entire student body. Suddenly Jenna has her hands full investigating the attack -- and defending her interracial romance.... Then a white student turns up dead at the hands of a black assailant. As racial tension reaches a fever pitch on campus, the crimes continue, growing increasingly brutal. Strangely, in each case no two witnesses can form the same description of the perpetrator. The police are looking for two young men. Until one assailant, pronounced dead at the crime scene, disappears....

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    All That Remains
  • Author : Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1439187525
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Fiction
  • With All That Remains, #1 bestselling author Patricia Cornwell returns to the chilling world of gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta for the third installment of the classic suspense fiction series that begins with Postmortem. #1 New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell's heart-stopping thriller featuring gutsy medical examiner Kay Scarpetta In Richmond, Virginia, young lovers are dying. So far, four couples in the area have disappeared, only to be found months later as mutilated corpses. When the daughter of the president's newest drug czar vanishes along with her boyfriend, Dr. Kay Scarpetta knows time is short. Following a macabre trail of evidence that ties the present homicides to a grisly crime in the past, Kay must draw upon her own personal resources to track down a murderer who is as skilled at eliminating clues as Kay is at finding them...

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    How to Make a Human Being
  • Author : Christopher Potter
  • Publisher : Fourth Estate
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0007447817
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Human beings
  • A startling investigation of what it means to be human. Human beings know how to make machines. But what kind of machine is a human being? And could we ever make one? In order to answer these questions, other questions get in the way: What is it like to be a human being? What is it like to be some other kind of animal? What is reality? What is consciousness? Is there a God? What is love? Why live? The questions proliferate. But all these questions can be viewed as facets of a single question: What is science? In How To Make a Human Being Christopher Potter shows how, at every scale of description, human beings escape the net of scientific reductionism. What it is to be human can be glimpsed in the details: in the opening of a window, in a shared joke. But cannot be caught by any reductive scientific description.

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    The Body in Question
  • Author : Jill Ciment
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 9780525565376
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Fiction
  • *** NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF THE YEAR *** A 52 year-old photographer and a 41 year-old anatomy professor are jurors sequestered during a sensational three-week trial: a toddler murdered by one of his twin sisters. At the court appointed cut-rate motel off the interstate, they fall into an intense, furtive affair, but it is only during deliberations that the lovers learn they are on opposing sides of the case. Suddenly they look at one another through an altogether different lens. After the trial, the photographer returns to her much older husband amidst an ongoing media frenzy over the case. But the judge has received an anonymous letter about the affair, and she is preparing to release the jurors names. From that point on, the photographer’s “one last dalliance before she is too old” takes on profoundly personal and moral consequences, as The Body in Question moves to its affecting, powerful, and surprising conclusion.

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    Communities in Action
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 583
  • ISBN : 9780309452960
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Medical
  • In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.

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    Shanghai Surprise
  • Author : Tony Kenrick
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0140094059
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  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • In prewar Shanghai a young American's search for a secret cache of flowers involves him with a missionary group called the Helping Hand Society, a variety of secret criminal societies, and a beautiful, talented Chinese woman

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    Using Evidence in Policy and Practice
  • Author : Ian Goldman,Mine Pabari
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9781000076110
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Political Science
  • This book asks how governments in Africa can use evidence to improve their policies and programmes, and ultimately, to achieve positive change for their citizens. Looking at different evidence sources across a range of contexts, the book brings policy makers and researchers together to uncover what does and doesn’t work and why. Case studies are drawn from five countries and the ECOWAS (west African) region, and a range of sectors from education, wildlife, sanitation, through to government procurement processes. The book is supported by a range of policy briefs and videos intended to be both practical and critically rigorous. It uses evidence sources such as evaluations, research synthesis and citizen engagement to show how these cases succeeded in informing policy and practice. The voices of policy makers are key to the book, ensuring that the examples deployed are useful to practitioners and researchers alike. This innovative book will be perfect for policy makers, practitioners in government and civil society, and researchers and academics with an interest in how evidence can be used to support policy making in Africa. The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003007043, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license

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    Brain Trust
  • Author : Christopher Golden
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0671775847
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Blake, Jenna (Fictitious character)
  • Spring break is prime time for R & R, fun in the sun, and all things low-key. So when Jenna Blake goes to Florida with her roomate, Yoshiko, the last thing she's expecting is to find another mystery. Well, you can take the girl out of the ME's office. but ... A series of seemingly natural deaths turn out to be suspicious when each of the bodies proves to have mysterious growths of some kind. needless to say, despite Yoshiko's concerns that her roommate is missing the point of a vacation, Jenna can't stay away from this case.

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    Body Of Evidence
  • Author : Debra Webb
  • Publisher : Mills & Boon
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 026326582X
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    Deadly Evidence
  • Author : Harrison Arnston,Brad Mirman
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 0747242321
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  • Genre : Books
  • Read and download full book Deadly Evidence

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    Silence and Confessions
  • Author : S. Easton
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781137333827
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • This book examines the treatment of suspects in interrogation and explores issues surrounding the right to silence. Employing a socio-legal approach, it draws from empirical research in the social sciences including social psychology to understand the problem of obtaining reliable evidence during interrogation.

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    Why We Get Fat
  • Author : Gary Taubes
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780307474254
  • Reader Reviews : 31
  • Genre : Health & Fitness
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Taubes stands the received wisdom about diet and exercise on its head.” —The New York Times What’s making us fat? And how can we change? Building upon his critical work in Good Calories, Bad Calories and presenting fresh evidence for his claim, bestselling author Gary Taubes revisits these urgent questions. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions. Taubes reveals the bad nutritional science of the last century—none more damaging or misguided than the “calories-in, calories-out” model of why we get fat—and the good science that has been ignored. He also answers the most persistent questions: Why are some people thin and others fat? What roles do exercise and genetics play in our weight? What foods should we eat, and what foods should we avoid? Persuasive, straightforward, and practical, Why We Get Fat is an essential guide to nutrition and weight management. Complete with an easy-to-follow diet. Featuring a new afterword with answers to frequently asked questions.

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    The Body of Christopher Creed
  • Author : Carol Plum-Ucci
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9780152063863
  • Reader Reviews : 17
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the class outcast.

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    Marijuana As Medicine?
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Janet Joy,Alison Mack
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780309065313
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  • Genre : Medical
  • Some people suffer from chronic, debilitating disorders for which no conventional treatment brings relief. Can marijuana ease their symptoms? Would it be breaking the law to turn to marijuana as a medication? There are few sources of objective, scientifically sound advice for people in this situation. Most books about marijuana and medicine attempt to promote the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the gap between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Joy have extracted critical findings from a recent Institute of Medicine study on this important issue, interpreting them for a general audience. Marijuana As Medicine? provides patientsâ€"as well as the people who care for themâ€"with a foundation for making decisions about their own health care. This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite loss. The dangers of smoking marijuana, as well as the effects of its active chemical components on the immune system and on psychological health. The potential use of marijuana-based medications on symptoms of AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and several other specific disorders, in comparison with existing treatments. Marijuana As Medicine? introduces readers to the active compounds in marijuana. These include the principal ingredient in Marinol, a legal medication. The authors also discuss the prospects for developing other drugs derived from marijuana's active ingredients. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of the science behind the medical marijuana debate, Mack and Joy also answer common questions about the legal status of marijuana, explaining the conflict between state and federal law regarding its medical use. Intended primarily as an aid to patients and caregivers, this book objectively presents critical information so that it can be used to make responsible health care decisions. Marijuana As Medicine? will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, health care providers, patient counselors, medical faculty and studentsâ€"in short, anyone who wants to learn more about this important issue.

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    Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex
  • Author : Alice Domurat DREGER,Alice Domurat Dreger
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9780674034334
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  • Genre : Medical
  • Punctuated with remarkable case studies, this book explores extraordinary encounters between hermaphrodites--people born with ambiguous sexual anatomy--and the medical and scientific professionals who grappled with them. Alice Dreger focuses on events in France and Britain in the late nineteenth century, a moment of great tension for questions of sex roles. While feminists, homosexuals, and anthropological explorers openly questioned the natures and purposes of the two sexes, anatomical hermaphrodites suggested a deeper question: just how many human sexes are there? Ultimately hermaphrodites led doctors and scientists to another surprisingly difficult question: what is sex, really? Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex takes us inside the doctors' chambers to see how and why medical and scientific men constructed sex, gender, and sexuality as they did, and especially how the material conformation of hermaphroditic bodies--when combined with social exigencies--forced peculiar constructions. Throughout the book Dreger indicates how this history can help us to understand present-day conceptualizations of sex, gender, and sexuality. This leads to an epilogue, where the author discusses and questions the protocols employed today in the treatment of intersexuals (people born hermaphroditic). Given the history she has recounted, should these protocols be reconsidered and revised? A meticulously researched account of a fascinating problem in the history of medicine, this book will compel the attention of historians, physicians, medical ethicists, intersexuals themselves, and anyone interested in the meanings and foundations of sexual identity.