The Crown of Thorns




Total Pages:168



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Choosing appropriate and quality care for you or a loved one can be an emotional and daunting responsibility. With the horrifying stories of senior neglect and abuse in newspaper headlines over the years, how do you determine between the good, the bad, and the ugly? In A Pathway to Senior Care in San Diego, author Nancy Coulter Beland draws upon more than thirty years of experience in senior care to reveal the ins and outs of the industry. With anecdotes from her days in the dugout, youll learn how to: Have those difficult conversations with your loved one about power of attorney, driving, lifestyle preferences, and more Determine which care option is right for you and your senior Interview home care agencies Look for signs of quality senior communities Work with Medicare, Medi-Cal, SSI, and VA benefits Make moving day easier on everyone Take care of yourself in the process Beland understands there isnt a one-size-fits-all approach to senior care. She carefully lays out each option for different care levels and provides a wealth of resource information to be sure your senior obtains the best consideration possible.

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Author:Jill C. Cash, MSN, APN, FNP-BC,Cheryl A. Glass, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC

Publisher:Springer Publishing Company


Total Pages:1445



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The first book to encompass adult-gerontology practice guidelines for primary care, this comprehensive resource is designed as a text and reference for health care practitioners specializing as adultgerontology nurse practitioners (A-GNP). It provides current national practice guidelines for delivering high-quality primary health care to adult, older adult, and pregnant patients in the outpatient setting. The book delivers chapters that focus on the older adult person, including a chapter describing the major effects of aging on each body system. For quick and easy access, practice guidelines are organized primarily by body system, disorders listed alphabetically within each body system, and each disorder presented in a consistent format throughout. With an emphasis on history taking, the physical exam, and key features of the aging population, each of the more than 240 disorder guidelines include definition, incidence, pathogenesis, predisposing factors, common complaints, other signs and symptoms, subjective data, physical exam, diagnostic tests, differential diagnoses, plan of care, health promotion including dietary recommendations, follow-up guidelines, and tips for consultation/referral. Particularly useful features include “Practice Pointers” highlighting crucial information for a disorder and bold-faced “Alerts” from experienced practitioners. The book also describes 19 procedures commonly used within the office or clinic setting. More than 140 Patient Teaching Guides are included (perforated for ease of use) as well as in digital format for customizing and printing. These include important information for patients about safety and medications. Appendices feature normal lab values and dietary guidelines. Key Features: Focuses specifically on the adult, older adult, and pregnant patient populations Delivers consistent presentation of more than 240 disorders by body system for ease of access Step-by-step review of 19 commonly used procedures “Practice Pointers” indicate highly important care points Includes more than 140 extensive Patient Teaching Guides for “take home” information Useful as a review text when preparing to take the A-GNP certification course and exam

How to Care for Aging Parents, 3rd Edition

Author:Virginia Morris

Publisher:Workman Publishing


Total Pages:688



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The book that answers all the questions you hoped you’d never have to ask. Hailed as “an excellent resource” by the Family Caregiver Alliance, How to Care for Aging Parents is an indispensable source of information and support. Now completely revised and updated, this compassionate, comprehensive caregiver’s bible tackles all the touch subjects, from how to avoid becoming your parent’s “parent,” to understanding what happens to the body in old age, to getting help finding, and paying for, a nursing home. When love is not enough—and regrettably, it never is—this is the essential guide. Help for every difficult issue: Knowing when to intervene Coping with dementia Caring for the caregiver The question of driving Paying for long-term care Sharing the care with siblings Caregiving from a distance Home care vs. a nursing home The hospice option

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Author:Mac Flynn

Publisher:Crescent Moon Studios, Inc.


Total Pages:N.A



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Ghoulish police officers, sewer chases, and cell inmates are what Detective Maria Selena need to face as she tries to find out the truth behind her hairy situation. Her leads drag her from one end of the city to the other in a race against time and her enemies. Each new clue brings more questions, and each new deal leads to more trouble. Her only hope is to trust herself and her new abilities to get her out of this mess before she finds herself neck-deep in someone’s mouth. Heat level: Cool This is the sixth installment in an episodic series. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, romance, free romance, free romance ebook, free romance ebooks, free romance book, free romance books, billionaire, wealthy, millionaire, women's fiction, racy, legal, free romance novel, free romance books, billionaire romance, seduction, sexy, sensual, urban, contemporary, 21st century, current, historical, past, demon, werewolf, shifter, shapeshifter, transform, wolf, sorcery, magic, detective, sleuth

Self And The Phenomenon Of Life: A Biologist Examines Life From Molecules To Humanity

Author:Lim Ramon



Total Pages:384



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The book describes a common ground between the biology of life and the humanity of life without compromising either discipline. It attempts to bridge the gap between our "two cultures" — the sciences and the humanities, as advocated by C P Snow fifty years ago. This book connects our meager existence to the entire living world and the universe, physically and spiritually, through the simple perspective of "self," being defined as a system that seeks its own perpetuation.

The Underground World: A mirror of life below the surface

Author:Thomas Wallace Knox

Publisher:Good Press


Total Pages:9854



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"The Underground World: A mirror of life below the surface" by Thomas Wallace Knox. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Life of Rebecca Jones

Author:Angharad Price

Publisher:MacLehose Press


Total Pages:176



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In the early years of the last century, Rebecca is born into a rural community in the Maesglasau valley in Wales; her family have been working the land for a thousand years, but the changes brought about by modernity threaten the survival of her language, and her family's way of life. Rebecca's reflections on the century are delivered with haunting dignity and a simple intimacy, while her evocation of the changing seasons and a life that is so in tune with its surroundings is rich and poignant. The Life of Rebecca Jones has all the makings of a classic, fixing on a vanishing period of rural history, and the novel's final, unexpected revelation remains unforgettable and utterly moving.

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Author:R. Bottigheimer



Total Pages:208



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This book examines magic's generally maleficent effect on humans from ancient Egypt through the Middle Ages, including tales from classical mythology, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim cultures. It shows that certain magical motifs lived on from age to age, but that it took until the Italian Renaissance for magic tales to become fairy tales.

Life in Limbo

Author:Lisa Stiles Nance



Total Pages:118



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"Life is about opposites coming together to make you whole." Lisa Nance takes us on a journey of love and faith as she travels the tumultuous terrain of her husband's six-month wait for a heart transplant. It feels as if one day she's enjoying a round of golf with a seemingly healthy spouse, then the next she's at his bedside in the ICU. Now, she must face "the Wait," with a capital W, tackling the challenges of single parenting, running the family business, and visiting a terminally ill husband 500 miles away. A beautifully written, insightful, and honest account of the lessons learned by a woman living a Life In Limbo.

Castle of Black Iron 8 Anthology

Author:Drunk Tiger



Total Pages:N.A



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After the Catastrophe, every rule in the world was rewritten. In the Age of Black Iron, steel, iron, steam engines and fighting force became the crux in which human beings depended on to survive. A commoner boy by the name Zhang Tie was selected by the gods of fortune and was gifted a small tree which could constantly produce various marvelous fruits. At the same time, Zhang Tie was thrown into the flames of war, a three-hundred-year war between humans and demons on the vacant continent. Using crystals to tap into the potentials of the human body, one must cultivate to become stronger. The thrilling legends of mysterious clans, secrets of Oriental fantasies, numerous treasures and legacies in the underground world ¡ª All in the Castle of Black Iron! Written by Drunk Tiger, this novel is a prime example of fantasy steampunk. Let us journey through the world of limitless possibilities and inventions together!

A Meddle of Wizards

Author:Alexandra Rushe

Publisher:Rebel Base Books


Total Pages:330



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Welcome to Tandara, where gods are fickle, nightmares are real, and trolls make excellent bakers . . . Raine Stewart is convinced she’ll die young and alone in Alabama, the victim of a chronic, mysterious illness. Until a man in a shabby cloak steps out of her mirror and demands her help to defeat a bloodthirsty wizard. Raine shrugs it off as a hallucination—just one more insult from her failing body—and orders her intruder to take a hike. But the handsome figment of her imagination won’t take no for an answer, and kidnaps her anyway, launching her into a world of utmost danger—and urgent purpose. Ruled by unpredictable gods and unstable nations, Tandara is a land of shapeshifters and weather-workers, queens and legends. Ravenous monsters and greedy bounty hunters patrol unforgiving mountains. Riverboats pulled by sea-cattle trade down broad waterways. And creatures of nightmare stalk Raine herself, vicious in the pursuit of her blood. But Raine isn’t helpless or alone. She’s part of a band as resourceful as it is odd: a mage-shy warrior, a tattered wizard, a tenderhearted giant, and a prickly troll sorceress. Her new friends swear she has powers of her own. If she can stay under their protection, she might just live long enough to find out . . .

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Publisher:Wildside Press LLC


Total Pages:34



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Author:Charles Lamb

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.


Total Pages:452



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Biographer E.V. Lucas deemed him the most lovable figure in English literature, but British poet, playwright, and essayist CHARLES LAMB (1774-1834) was unappreciated during his own lifetime. That Lamb is fondly remembered today is partly the result of the six-volume collection of his work edited and annotated by Irish author and critic PERCY HETHRINGTON FITZGERALD (1834-1925) and first published in 1875. Author of all manner of delightful works from playful verse for children to insightful essays on Elizabethan drama, Lamb is a hidden treasure of English literature, as his entertaining writings reveal. Complete with Fitzgerald's commentary on Lamb's life and legacy, this is a must-read set for lovers of 19th-century English classics. Volume II features Lamb's correspondence with Coleridge, Wordsworth, and many others.

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Author:Dennis Alexander



Total Pages:408



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Sabastian Cane had given up a fortune in Central America as a medical missionary. Nearly broke and disillusioned with medicine he becomes a jewelry salesman in Los Angeles. This leads him to the diamond black market in Venezuela. Cane encounters head hunters, crooked police, drug lords and the Lost Mayan civilization. He falls in love with a native girl named Luna, gains a fortune and becomes an international entrepreneur. With his new bride they begin another adventure in Africa opening up free clinics for the needy. He and his wife encounter international criminals who are implementing a Holy Jihad by means of a virulent virus which will kill all life on Earth. Because Cane is in Africa and a doctor, the President of the USA asks Cane to lead the team to thwart these terrorists. With the help of his wife he succeeds. While the two newly weds relax back in Venezuela at the Lost City, Cane discovers that the Mayan's have a religious link through ceremony to God. Inadvertently, the Mayan Leaders message to God is intercepted by Lucifer and all Hell breaks loose on earth. In a classic fight for his soul Cane takes on the Devil both here on earth and out into the far reaches of the Galaxy. When the quest is over Cane and his team are rewarded with their own planet much like Adam and Eve. Before Cane and Luna can begin a normal life, Lucifer's wife clones the Devil and they search for Cane, while destroying planets in their quest. Cane becomes a solider of God, in an effort to save not only Earth but the Universe.

Curious Myths of the Middle Ages

Author:Sabine Baring-Gould

Publisher:Cosimo, Inc.


Total Pages:388



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Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, first published in 1866, is a collection of 24 of the most commonly held superstitions of the Medieval era. For each story, Baring-Gould presents his research into the history and possible inspiration for the myth. Included among these familiar tales are: . The Wandering Jew, the story of the Jewish shoemaker who is doomed to wander the Earth until the Second Coming . William Tell, the Swiss hero who shot an apple off his son's head . Saint George, a Christian who suffered seven torturous deaths only to be revived each time, healthy and unhurt . The Fortunate Isles, also known as Atlantis; this myth posits the existence of a magical land in the west where paradise awaits. English hagiographer and scholar SABINE BARING-GOULD (1834-1924) published a book of English folk songs entitled Songs of the West in 1889 and wrote many hymns, including "Onward, Christian Soldiers."

In the Wind

Author:J. K. Savoy

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation


Total Pages:344



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In the beginning, butterflies were free A rose was a kiss that Earth blew To The Sun just to say thanks . . . then we came along . . . Michael Tanner, playboy-politician-philanthropist, finds himself in an Eastern European missile silo, perplexed as to why he's just flicked the switch in a scheme to end all life on Earth. As he becomes aware of the enormity of his deed, a power beyond his grasp compels him to document the process that led him there, For his own understanding or for a posterity that may never be. Obsessed to put the pieces of his fragmented mind together, his fingers fly across the keyboard. How did this happen to him? How could a person dedicated to getting high or getting elected become the lone horseman of the Apocalypse? These questions assault and consume him as he loses himself in stream of consciousness writing hoping to Understand The metamorphoses he has undergone. Tanner's escapade began when he and his girlfriend, Ginny, were speeding in his Ferrari to a play in Manhattan. After a clogged fuel line forces them to sputter into a New Jersey diner's driveway, a chance encounter with a tattooed waitress named Maya sets the course for events to come. An admitted ass-man, Tanner becomes blindsided by his fixation on Maya's derriere. His life goes into a tailspin when Maya's ex-lover, a convicted terrorist, Gabriel Durango, enters the diner following his prison break. Durango, The leader of a 1970s worldwide nihilist group called the GODS, takes the unlikely trio hostage in a Soviet-era bomb shelter. During his ensuing confinement, through forces beyond his understanding, Tanner becomes brainwashed into enthusiastically resurrecting the GODS's long abandoned plan to annihilate humankind. The coke snorting would be governor and his bimbo girlfriend are ready targets For The wiles of their manipulative, charismatic captor. In spite of her prior relationship with Durango, Tanner becomes romantically involved with Maya. Early on in their captivity, Tanner learns that Maya is a former parapsychology professor and member of the GODS. Unending TV news updates, transmitting filtered streams of characters and events, force Tanner to keep in touch with the outside world. After continuous revelations of Ginny's past and his family's dark secrets, via the newscasts, Tanner experiences a crisis of conscience. This plays into Durango's intricate manipulation of Tanner's perception. In the Wind explores the subtle yet overwhelming power of suggestion and its potential in achieving personality transformation. The novel demonstrates how the phenomena known as Stockholm Syndrome can effect drastic changes in behavior of an unwary victim. it shows the frightening possibility of how even a tycoon and political rising star like Michael Tanner might be converted to a radical accomplice of fanatics determined to eradicate humankind for a greater good. The question remains; did Michael Tanner take on the purpose of another or might he simply have become in touch with his true self?

A Hundred or More Hidden Things

Author:Mark Griffin

Publisher:Da Capo Press


Total Pages:368



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He was the acclaimed director of such cinematic classics as Meet Me in St. Louis, An American in Paris, and Gigi, and equally well known for his tumultuous marriage to the legendary Judy Garland. But to say that Vincente Minnelli's conflicted personal life informed his films would be an understatement. As Mark Griffin persuasively demonstrates in this definitive biography of the Academy Award–winning director, Minnelli was not only building a remarkable Hollywood legacy, but also creating an intriguing autobiography in code. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with such icons as Kirk Douglas, Angela Lansbury, Lauren Bacall, Tony Curtis, and George Hamilton, Griffin turns the spotlight on the enigmatic “elegant director,” revealing long-kept secrets at the heart of Minnelli’s genius.

The Lost Family

Author:Libby Copeland



Total Pages:304



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A deeply reported look at the rise of home genetic testing and the seismic shock it has had on individual lives You swab your cheek or spit into a vial, then send it away to a lab somewhere. Weeks later you get a report that might tell you where your ancestors came from or if you carry certain genetic risks. Or the report could reveal a long-buried family secret and upend your entire sense of identity. Soon a lark becomes an obsession, an incessant desire to find answers to questions at the core of your being, like “Who am I?” and “Where did I come from?” Welcome to the age of home genetic testing. In The Lost Family, journalist Libby Copeland investigates what happens when we embark on a vast social experiment with little understanding of the ramifications. Copeland explores the culture of genealogy buffs, the science of DNA, and the business of companies like Ancestry and 23andMe, all while tracing the story of one woman, her unusual results, and a relentless methodical drive for answers that becomes a thoroughly modern genetic detective story. The Lost Family delves into the many lives that have been irrevocably changed by home DNA tests—a technology that represents the end of family secrets. There are the adoptees who’ve used the tests to find their birth parents; donor-conceived adults who suddenly discover they have more than fifty siblings; hundreds of thousands of Americans who discover their fathers aren’t biologically related to them, a phenomenon so common it is known as a “non-paternity event”; and individuals who are left to grapple with their conceptions of race and ethnicity when their true ancestral histories are discovered. Throughout these accounts, Copeland explores the impulse toward genetic essentialism and raises the question of how much our genes should get to tell us about who we are. With more than thirty million people having undergone home DNA testing, the answer to that question is more important than ever. Gripping and masterfully told, The Lost Family is a spectacular book on a big, timely subject.

Tell Me the Truth: Conversations with my patients about life and death

Author:Ranjana Srivastava

Publisher:Penguin Group Australia


Total Pages:320



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'Cancer patients put up with the most and complain the least, endowed with an uncommon wisdom that is a privilege to observe. It is not simply that they see the big picture; if you spend long enough with them, they help you see it too.' What really happens when someone hears the words, 'You have cancer?' What has preceded it and what comes after? Written with great compassion and honesty, this is a rare view from the other side of the desk. Oncologist Ranjana Srivastava reflects on the very human side of the medical profession – the moral dilemmas, the anxieties, the empathy – and shows us that the best doctors are the ones who keep learning by listening to their patients. This book is much more than an oncologist's diary; it is an acknowledgement of the incredible courage of ordinary people as they confront the big issues of life and death.