In Shock Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

In Shock

  • Author : Rana Awdish
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • File Size : 13,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250119223


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A riveting first-hand account of a physician who's suddenly a dying patient, In Shock "searches for a glimmer of hope in life’s darkest moments, and finds it.” —The Washington Post Dr. Rana Awdish never imagined that an emergency trip to the hospital would result in hemorrhaging nearly all of her blood volume and losing her unborn first child. But after her first visit, Dr. Awdish spent months fighting for her life, enduring consecutive major surgeries and experiencing multiple overlapping organ failures. At each step of the recovery process, Awdish was faced with something even more unexpected: repeated cavalier behavior from her fellow physicians—indifference following human loss, disregard for anguish and suffering, and an exacting emotional distance. Hauntingly perceptive and beautifully written, In Shock allows the reader to transform alongside Awidsh and watch what she discovers in our carefully-cultivated, yet often misguided, standard of care. Awdish comes to understand the fatal flaws in her profession and in her own past actions as a physician while achieving, through unflinching presence, a crystalline vision of a new and better possibility for us all. As Dr. Awdish finds herself up against the same self-protective partitions she was trained to construct as a medical student and physician, she artfully illuminates the dysfunction of disconnection. Shatteringly personal, and yet wholly universal, she offers a brave road map for anyone navigating illness while presenting physicians with a new paradigm and rationale for embracing the emotional bond between doctor and patient.

The Shock Doctrine Book
Score: 4
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The Shock Doctrine

  • Author : Naomi Klein
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • File Size : 18,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-03-18
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371300


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The shock doctrine is the unofficial story of how the "free market" came to dominate the world, from Chile to Russia, China to Iraq, South Africa to Canada. But it is a story radically different from the one usually told. It is a story about violence and shock perpetrated on people, on countries, on economies. About a program of social and economic engineering that Naomi Klein calls "disaster capitalism." Based on breakthrough historical research and 4 years of reporting in disaster zones, Klein explodes the myth that the global free market triumphed democratically, and that unfettered capitalism goes hand-in-hand with democracy. Instead, she argues it has consistently relied on violence and shock, and reveals the puppet strings behind the critical events of the last 40 years. "The shock doctrine" is the influential but little understood theory that in order to push through profoundly unpopular policies that enrich the few and impoverish the many, there must be a collective crisis or disaster—real or manufactured. Klein vividly traces the origins of modern shock tactics to the economic lab of the University of Chicago under Milton Friedman in the 60s, and beyond to the CIA-funded electroshock experiments at McGill in the 50s which helped write the torture manuals used today at Guantanamo Bay. She details the events of the recent past that have been deliberate theatres for the shock doctrine: among them, Pinochet’s coup in Chile in 1973, the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991; and, more recently, the September 11 attacks, the invasion of Iraq, the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. And she shows how—in the hands of the Bush Administration—the "war on terror" is a thin cover for a thriving destruction/reconstruction complex, with disasters, wars and homeland security fuelling a booming new economy. Naomi Klein has once again written a book that will change the way we see the world.

Shock Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Robin Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 12,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2001-08-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101204009


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A New York Times bestselling spine-tingling novel of medicine run amok by master of medical suspense Robin Cook... Two graduate students decide to solve their financial problems by becoming egg donors at an exclusive, highly profitable fertility clinic on Boston’s North Shore. But second thoughts and curiosity prompt the two women to find out more about their donated eggs. Obtaining employment at the clinic under aliases, they soon discover the horrifying aims of its research, immediately putting their lives—and their sanity—irrevocably at risk...

Shock by Shock Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Shock by Shock

  • Author : Dean Young
  • Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2016-08-22
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 9781619321472


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"Dean Young challenges the reader to hang on as he jigs from one poetic style to another and sets a wondrous course across a Duchampian landscape."—Chicago Tribune "In Young's work, the big essential questions—mortality, identity, the meaning of life—aren't simply food for thought; they're grounds for entertainment."—The Sunday Star (Toronto) Dean Young escorts his transplanted heart into invigorating poetic territory that combines the joy of being alive with his signature mixture of surrealism, humor, and fast-cut imagery. A Pulitzer finalist known for his hard-won insights, NPR said it best when they observed that Young sees "even in the smallest things the heights of what we can be." From "Harvest": Bring me the high heart of a trapezist. If not, bring me the heart of a drunk monk so I may illuminate an ancient text in a language I can't understand. The brain too is blood, blood racing 100 miles an hour on training wheels so let me splash through a red puddle, let me kiss the face of a red puddle, let me write my crazed, extreme demands on the frost-cracked window of god's split chest… Dean Young is the author of twelve books of poetry, including finalists for the Pulitzer Prize and Griffin Award. He teaches at the University of Texas and lives in Austin.

A Shock Book
Score: 3
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A Shock

  • Author : Keith Ridgway
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2021-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811230865


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Ever since Keith Ridgway published his landmark cult novel Hawthorn & Child, his ardent fans have yearned for more Finally, Ridgway gives us A Shock, his thrilling and unsparing, slippery and shockingly good new novel. Formed as a rondel of interlocking stories with a clutch of more or less loosely connected repeating characters, it’s at once deracinated yet potent with place, druggy yet frighteningly shot through with reality. His people appear, disappear, and reappear. They’re on the fringes of London, clinging to sanity or solvency or a story by their fingernails, consumed by emotions and anxieties in fuzzily understood situations. A deft, high-wire act, full of imprecise yet sharp dialog as well as witchy sleights of hand reminiscent of Muriel Spark, A Shock delivers a knockout punch of an ending. Perhaps Ridgway’s most breathtaking quality is his scintillating stealthiness: you can never quite put your finger on how he casts his spell—he delivers the shock of a master jewel thief (already far-off and scot-free) stealing your watch: when at some point you look down at your wrist, all you see is that in more than one way you don’t know what time it is…

Future Shock Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Future Shock

  • Author : Alvin Toffler
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • File Size : 15,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593159767


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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The classic work that predicted the anxieties of a world upended by rapidly emerging technologies—and now provides a road map to solving many of our most pressing crises. “Explosive . . . brilliantly formulated.” —The Wall Street Journal Future Shock is the classic that changed our view of tomorrow. Its startling insights into accelerating change led a president to ask his advisers for a special report, inspired composers to write symphonies and rock music, gave a powerful new concept to social science, and added a phrase to our language. Published in over fifty countries, Future Shock is the most important study of change and adaptation in our time. In many ways, Future Shock is about the present. It is about what is happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change. Change affects our products, communities, organizations—even our patterns of friendship and love. But Future Shock also illuminates the world of tomorrow by exploding countless clichés about today. It vividly describes the emerging global civilization: the rise of new businesses, subcultures, lifestyles, and human relationships—all of them temporary. Future Shock will intrigue, provoke, frighten, encourage, and, above all, change everyone who reads it.

Monitoring Tissue Perfusion in Shock Book

Monitoring Tissue Perfusion in Shock

  • Author : Alexandre Augusto Pinto Lima
  • Publisher : Springer
  • File Size : 9,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319431307


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This book describes various aspects of the basic physiological processes critical to tissue perfusion and cellular oxygenation, including the roles of the circulatory system, respiratory system, blood flow distribution and microcirculation. In the context of monitoring critically ill patients in the early hours of circulatory shock, it is essential to recognize changes in traditional parameters such as mean arterial pressure and cardiac output, and to assess the need for active intervention. However, even if global macrocirculatory variables are restored, abnormalities in tissue oxygenation may persist. Tissue hypoperfusion is connected to the development of organ failure and, if it goes unrecognized, may worsen the prognosis. As a result, there is a growing interest in methods for monitoring regional perfusion in peripheral tissues to predict or diagnose ongoing hypoperfusion. In this work, eminent experts from a range of disciplines convey a working knowledge of how regional monitoring in shock can complement the conventional global parameters of oxygen transport, and demonstrate that real-time bedside assessment of tissue oxygenation is readily achievable using noninvasive monitoring techniques. Accordingly, the book offers a valuable, easy-to-use guide for the entire ICU team and other clinicians.

Perspectives in Shock Research Book

Perspectives in Shock Research

  • Author : H. Richard Adams
  • Publisher : New York : Liss
  • File Size : 19,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre: Biology
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015012573419


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A balanced presentation of basic science and clinical practice in circulatory shock, including new findings on hypotension and tissue hypofusion, and a survey of recent literature. Addresses cellular aspects of shock, design and conduct of clinical trials, humoral mediators in shock, central nervous system in shock, septic shock in the young and elderly, and neuropharmacological mechanisms and approaches to shock therapy.

Oxygen Free Radicals in Shock Book

Oxygen Free Radicals in Shock

  • Author : Gian Paolo Novelli
  • Publisher : S. Karger AG (Switzerland)
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Active oxygen
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010158742


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Advances in Shock Research Book

Advances in Shock Research

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 9,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Shock
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4286154


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Vol. 1-10 consist of papers presented at the 1st-5th annual Conference on Shock held 1978-1982.

Policy Shock Book

Policy Shock

  • Author : Edward J. Balleisen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • File Size : 20,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-11-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 593
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107140219


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In this book, compelling case studies show how past crises have reshaped regulation, and how policy-makers can learn from crises in the future.

Handbook of Shock Waves  Three Volume Set Book

Handbook of Shock Waves Three Volume Set

  • Author : Gabi Ben-Dor
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • File Size : 6,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 2000-10-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 2102
  • ISBN 10 : 9780080533728


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The Handbook of Shock Waves contains a comprehensive, structured coverage of research topics related to shock wave phenomena including shock waves in gases, liquids, solids, and space. Shock waves represent an extremely important physical phenomena which appears to be of special practical importance in three major fields: compressible flow (aerodynamics), materials science, and astrophysics. Shock waves comprise a phenomenon that occurs when pressure builds to force a reaction, i.e. sonic boom that occurs when a jet breaks the speed of sound. This Handbook contains experimental, theoretical, and numerical results which never before appeared under one cover; the first handbook of its kind. The Handbook of Shock Waves is intended for researchers and engineers active in shock wave related fields. Additionally, R&D establishments, applied science & research laboratories and scientific and engineering libraries both in universities and government institutions. As well as, undergraduate and graduate students in fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, and physics. Key Features * Ben-Dor is known as one of the founders of the field of shock waves * Covers a broad spectrum of shock wave research topics * Provides a comprehensive description of various shock wave related subjects * First handbook ever to include under one separate cover: experimental, theoretical, and numerical results

Shock Value Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Shock Value

  • Author : Jason Zinoman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • File Size : 20,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2011-07-07
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101516966


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An enormously entertaining account of the gifted and eccentric directors who gave us the golden age of modern horror in the 1970s, bringing a new brand of politics and gritty realism to the genre. Much has been written about the storied New Hollywood of the 1970s, but at the same time as Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and Francis Ford Coppola were making their first classic movies, a parallel universe of directors gave birth to the modern horror film-aggressive, raw, and utterly original. Based on unprecedented access to the genre's major players, The New York Times's critic Jason Zinoman's Shock Value delivers the first definitive account of horror's golden age. By the late 1960s, horror was stuck in the past, confined mostly to drive-in theaters and exploitation houses, and shunned by critics. Shock Value tells the unlikely story of how the much-disparaged horror film became an ambitious art form while also conquering the multiplex. Directors such as Wes Craven, Roman Polanski, John Carpenter, and Brian De Palma- counterculture types operating largely outside the confines of Hollywood-revolutionized the genre, exploding taboos and bringing a gritty aesthetic, confrontational style, and political edge to horror. Zinoman recounts how these directors produced such classics as Rosemary's Baby, Carrie, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Halloween, creating a template for horror that has been imitated relentlessly but whose originality has rarely been matched. This new kind of film dispensed with the old vampires and werewolves and instead assaulted audiences with portraits of serial killers, the dark side of suburbia, and a brand of nihilistic violence that had never been seen before. Shock Value tells the improbable stories behind the making of these movies, which were often directed by obsessive and insecure young men working on shoestring budgets, were funded by sketchy investors, and starred porn stars. But once The Exorcist became the highest grossing film in Am