Gawande is a decorated surgeon and Harvard professor. In his most intriguing work yet, he addresses the ultimate tension in modern medicine between saving and extending lives and providing a good quality of life for those who are dying. He writes logically and passionately that quality of life, not longer life, is what the dying really want, offering both data and poignant stories to support his argument. He also provides examples of more patient-focused models for caring for the elderly.
"Best to listen while reading the original book"
In the blink of an eye, the small Texas town of Harper Springs is flattened by the worst tornadic system to ever hit the area. Homes are demolished, trees are uprooted, and people are left for dead. Taking cover in a cellar with his son, Ryan Gibson narrowly escapes the storm and gets separated from his wife. He hopes that help will come fast - his child is severely injured and the crippling weather pattern rages on, making them pawns in Mother Nature's game.
"A Story of Surviving Massive Storms"
Mintzberg begins in part one by confronting myths about health care, including that we have a system of health care, health care institutions can be fixed with more heroic leadership, the health care system can be fixed by more administrative engineering, and more.
Ryan Gibson has been reunited with his wife and son. Those lucky enough to have survived the tornadoes have made an old church cellar into a temporary refuge. The storms have tapered off, the temperatures are climbing, and the shift in the weather pattern is cause for concern. Everyone is wondering what Mother Nature has in store for them next.
In this bold and hopeful book, theologian Daniel C. Maguire writes that traditional, supernatural aspects of Christianity can be comforting but are increasingly questionable. A century of scholarly research has not been supportive of the dogmatic triad of personal god, incarnate savior, and life after death. Demonstrating that these beliefs have questionable roots in historical traditions, Maguire argues for a return to that brilliant and revolutionary moral epic of the Hebrew and Christian Bible.
The appeal of the strong-man ruler, sailing in from on high to fix a broken system is nothing new. It was the same charismatic "champion-of-the-people" sales pitch that brought anti-democratic dictators such as Hugo Chavez, Mussolini, and the Kim family to power in the 20th century. While not qualified or temperamentally fit for the presidency, Donald Trump is a remarkable salesman. He's also a decent brand-advocate and an accomplished con-artist.
The world is moving towards trillions of connected devices that in a few years will be not smartphones, but virtually anything - most of which has never been connected before. This connecting the unconnected will enable the Internet of Things - the rise of which is both exciting and confusing. The authors evaluate the opportunities that emerge as a result of the Internet of Things focusing on the impact to individuals, industries and societies.
In one of history's greatest ancient disasters, a Persian army of 50,000 soldiers was suffocated by a hurricane-force sandstorm in 525 BC in Egypt's Western Desert. No trace of this conquering army, hauling huge quantities of looted gold and silver, has ever surfaced.
It is November 1963 - 13 months after the Cuban Missile Crisis went horribly wrong. In this timeline the swinging sixties are not going to happen and the survivors, far from counting their blessings are beginning to wonder exactly what sort of world they have created.
Shipping container homes have become extremely popular, probably due to the fact that housing prices are ridiculously high, not to mention the prices of everything are climbing through the roof. Shipping containers are widely available and are becoming rather inexpensive. Maybe you have done a Google search or seen some cool pics on Facebook and thought it might be a cool Idea to dig a little deeper and see if the idea of a shipping container home could become a reality. Well let me tell you, there are thousands of people every day turning old shipping containers into the tiny houses of their dreams. In this book you will learn all the basic information you need to know to get started.
Aftermath is book one of the alternative history series Timeline 10/27/62 - USA. The Cuban Missile Crisis went wrong, and now the American people are about to start living with the consequences of the catastrophe. From New England to the Pacific Northwest, from Washington, DC, to San Francisco, Americans confront to their worst nightmare. Nobody wins a nuclear war.
Imagine a town where the people perpetually live in the 1950s, a place where time has all but stopped and where everyone loves his family, job, and life. In this strange place, only a select few people ever leave the city limits, and even then they leave reluctantly. This is what 15-year old Benjamin Granault faces as, through a string of amazing events, he finds himself living in a town where he can never talk about modern technology or current events.
Jeffrey is turning 40. He has a good job, a loving wife, and a beautiful house. When the love of his life passes suddenly, his seemingly normal world turns upside down. The sudden death, along with his midlife crisis, causes Jeffrey to grieve the five stages in unnatural ways. He trades in his Toyota Corolla for a Corvette, smokes pot with the neighbor kid, and dresses up in cheerleader outfits with his pals William and Lena in order to feel young and beautiful.
"An unusual and fascinating story"
A superb success as a bird, combining great speed, aeronautical grace, and fearlessness - inhabitant of wild places, inaccessible cliffs, and skyscrapers... worldwide dweller, trans-equatorial migrant, and docile captive - the peregrine falcon stands alone among all others of its kind. Perhaps this is why so many varied people rushed to its aid when it faced decimation by pesticide poisoning.
A camping trip that went very bad, running for your family's very life, a writer whose words come to life in a horrible way and a magical wall, so thin it can be torn by a whisper. These are the stories that come to life and pull you inside their pages. Life is busy and there isn't always time to sit and read a 400 page novel. Inside the pages of this book, you will find stories as alive and contagious as any full length novel. The difference? The stories are 1/4 the length of the full length novel.
Stuart Windsor the Third, Duke of Billington, was facing his second marriage. Feeling pressure from the King settle down, he agrees to an arranged marriage with the beautiful and powerful Mary Westin. But Stuart has a history with women, and an impending marriage isn't about to slow him down.
America searched for an answer to "The Labor Question" during the Progressive Era in an effort to avoid the unrest and violence that flared so often in the late 19th and early 20th century.
"Almost painful to listen to"