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Book Title : Being Mortal
Author : Atul Gawande
Publisher : Profile Books
Release Date : 2014-10-16
Pages : 333
ISBN : 9781847657862
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection. WELLCOME COLLECTION Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, funding over 14,000 researchers and projects in more than 70 countries. wellcomecollection.org

Book Title : The Politics of Being Mortal
Author : Alfred G. Killilea
Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
Release Date : 2015-01-13
Pages : 184
ISBN : 9780813163284
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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While much has been written in recent years on death and dying, there has been little treatment of how people cope with death in the absence of religious belief, and virtually no examination of the potential political repercussions of a wider acceptance of mortality in American society. Alfred Killilea's strikingly original book revolves around a central irony: though the subject of death has been largely shunned in American culture lest it rob life of meaning and contentment, confronting death may be crucial to enable us as individuals and as a society to affirm life, even to survive, in this nuclear age. Killilea argues that the denial of death has fostered a disavowal of limits in general, and that a greater awareness of our mortality would provide a much needed catalyst for change in our political response to narcissism and nuclearism. He traces how, from John Locke to the present, a politics and an economics based on growth for the sake of growth have required an avoidance of human vulnerability. Our confrontation with mortality, Killilea argues, would goad us to question our roles as mere acquirers and to take more seriously the need for equality and community in our society. In charting how we can come to terms with death and how profoundly our attitudes toward death affect our attitudes toward politics, Killilea vides lucid and authoritative commentaries on such provocative thinkers as Earnest Becker, Robert Jay Lifton, Michael Novak, Daniel Bell, Christopher Lasch, and Jonathan Schell. Scholars in many fields as well as interested lay readers will find the treatment of these issues and thinkers compelling. This easily accessible book is an urgent reminder that the most valuable spur to the examined life extolled by Socrates is the knowledge that we will die.

Book Title : Webster s II New Riverside Desk Dictionary
Author : Daniel Webster
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 1995
Pages : 512
ISBN : 0395744504
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This valuable reference tool is perfect for use in the home, at school, or in the office. Webster's II New Riverside Desk Dictionary contains more than 55,000 definitions and hundreds of illustrations. Up-to-date terms in fields ranging from medicine to the arts are included. The Desk Dictionary also includes synonyms, biographical and geographical entries, word histories, and a style and diction guide.

Book Title : Chabers 21st Century Dictionary
Author :
Publisher : Allied Publishers
Release Date :
Pages :
ISBN : 8184243294
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : John Dewey s Pragmatic Technology
Author : Larry A. Hickman
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release Date : 1990-03-22
Pages :
ISBN : 0253114748
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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"... a comprehensive canvass of Dewey's logic, metaphysics, aesthetics, philosophy of history, and social thought."Â -- Choice "... a major addition to the recent accumulation of in-depth studies of Dewey." -- Journal of Speculative Philosophy "Larry Hickman has done an exemplary job in demonstrating the relevance of John Dewey's philosophy to modern-day discussions of technology."Â -- Ethics

Book Title : Being Mortal by Atul Gawande A 15 minute Key Takeaways Analysis
Author : Instaread
Publisher : Instaread Summaries
Release Date : 2014-11-07
Pages : 40
ISBN :
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Being Mortal: by Atul Gawande | A 15-minute Key Takeaways & Analysis Preview: Being Mortal, written by Atul Gawande, brings to light an array of concepts involving death, mortality, aging, and terminal illness. Gawande includes extensive research and chronicles the stories of his patients, other doctors’ patients, and his own family members. The resulting book informs readers about many circumstances and scenarios that can help people find the best route through their or their family members’ final days, months, or years… Key Takeaways 1. Nursing homes were not created to assist the elderly with their dependency on others or provide a better option than poorhouses. They were created to clear out hospital beds. 2. Assisted living arose from the need for an alternative to nursing homes that could give patients more independence and control over their lives. 3. At the end of their lives, most people want more than to merely survive, which is where medical institutions, nursing homes, and assisted living can fall flat. 4. People need to ask themselves what would make life worth living when they are ill, old, frail, or dependent on others for daily care. PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread of Being Mortal: • Key Takeaways of the book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Analysis of the Key Takeaways

Book Title : Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary E Book
Author : Virginia P. Studdert
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2011-12-09
Pages : 1344
ISBN : 9780702047442
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The new edition of Blood’s classic Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary has been completely redesigned, revised and updated for today’s veterinary team. Now with a wide range of superb full-colour illustrations, well over 60,000 main and subentries including large animals, small animals and exotics, and an all-new, user-friendly format, the fourth edition offers the most comprehensive dictionary reference in the field. Comprehensive text covering the whole range of veterinary medicine Classic authoritative reference work Valuable and accessible appendices for instant access to key information at a glance Well over 60,000 main entries and subentries Extensive contributions from internationally acknowledged expert consultants New for this edition Over 1,000 colour illustrations to aid further understanding of disease processes and important terminology Pronunciation of key terms Brand new design and format to help find key information at a glance Extensive revision, clarification and focussing of entries to reflect current practice

Book Title : Summa Theologiae Volume 27 Effects of Sin Stain and Guilt
Author : Thomas Aquinas
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2006-10-26
Pages : 150
ISBN : 052102935X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Paperback reissue of one volume of the English Dominicans' Latin/English edition of Thomas Aquinas' Summa Theologiae.

Book Title : Cobbett s Parliamentary History of England
Author :
Publisher :
Release Date : 1815
Pages : 16
ISBN : BSB:BSB10279133
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Book Title : Introd to the Greek Language with a Key 2 in 1
Author : Walter R. Johnson
Publisher :
Release Date : 1829
Pages :
ISBN : HARVARD:32044102772456
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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