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`Mark Harrison's book illuminates the threats posed by infectious diseases since 1500. He places these diseases within an international perspective, and demonstrates the relationship between European expansion and changing epidemiological patterns. The book is a significant introduction to a fascinating subject.' Gerald N. Grob, Rutgers State University
In this lively and accessible book, Mark Harrison charts the history of disease from the birth of the modern world around 1500 through to the present day. He explores how the rise of modern nation-states was closely linked to the threat posed by disease, and particularly infectious, epidemic diseases. He examines the ways in which disease and its treatment and prevention, changed over the centuries, under the impact of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, and with the advent of scientific medicine.
For the first time, the author integrates the history of disease in the West with a broader analysis of the rise of the modern world, as it was transformed by commerce, slavery, and colonial rule. Disease played a vital role in this process, easing European domination in some areas, limiting it in others. Harrison goes on to show how a new environment was produced in which poverty and education rather than geography became the main factors in the distribution of disease.
Assuming no prior knowledge of the history of disease, Disease and the Modern World provides an invaluable introduction to one of the richest and most important areas of history. It will be essential reading for all undergraduates and postgraduates taking courses in the history of disease and medicine, and for anyone interested in how disease has shaped, and has been shaped by, the modern world.
This is the only book that MCEM candidates will need to pass the MCEM Part A exam. This revision guide is framed around the most recent CEM syllabus, focussing on all the components of the exam and covering the basic sciences as they apply to Emergency Medicine. Each section of the book is tailored to match different elements of the syllabus, allowing candidates to revise efficiently and comprehensively.This concise revision tool is completely up-to-date, reflecting the latest developments in the examination. High quality artwork and a bullet-point style help candidates to absorb information quickly. The author is a successful MCEM candidate and Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine, and brings his considerable experience to this text.
"Les Vikings conquièrent tout sur leur chemin et rien ne peut les arrêter". - Ermentarius de Noirmoutier, env. 860 Pilleurs implacables et assoiffés de sang : pendant des siècles, les guerriers vikings ont terrorisé les côtes de l'Europe, de la mer du Nord à la Méditerranée, en saccageant tout sur leur passage. Mais l'histoire de ces navigateurs nordiques est beaucoup plus qu'un simple récit de sang et de richesses à piller. Intrépides explorateurs et colonisateurs, les Vikings entreprirent des voyages d'exploration dans le monde entier, en débarquant par exemple en Amérique 500 ans avant Christophe Colomb.
En examinant leur style de vie domestique, en mer et sur le champ de bataille, ce livre est un guide illustré du monde des Vikings au sommet de leur gloire.
This prize-winning Ph.D. thesis by Chris Harrison adopts a multi-faceted approach to address the lack of decisive observational evidence, utilising large observational data sets from several world-leading telescopes. Developing several novel observational techniques, Harrison demonstrated that energetic winds driven by Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) are found in a large number of galaxies, with properties in agreement with model predictions. One of the key unsolved problems in astrophysics is understanding the influence of AGN, the sites of growing supermassive black holes, on the evolution of galaxies. Leading theoretical models predict that AGN drive energetic winds into galaxies, regulating the formation of stars. However, until now, we have lacked the decisive observational evidence to confirm or refute these key predictions. Careful selection of targets allowed Harrison, to reliably place these detailed observations into the context of the overall galaxy population. However, in disagreement with the model predictions, Harrison showed that AGN have little global effect on star formation in galaxies. Theoretical models are now left with the challenge of explaining these results.
Richard Harrison's existing books are the bestsellers in the Symbian Press Portfolio. His latest book, co-written with Mark Shackman is the successor to "Symbian OS C++ for Mobile Phones" Volumes One and Two. Written in the same style as the two previous volumes, this is set to be another gem in the series. The existing material from the volumes will be combined, with explanations and example code updated to reflect the introduction of Symbian OS v9. New and simplified example application will be introduced, which will be used throughout the book. The reference and theory section in particular sets this book apart from the competition and complements other books being proposed at this time. Anyone looking for a thorough insight into Symbian OS C++ before moving onto specialize on particular Symbian OS phones need this book! It will not teach people how to program in C++, but it will reinforce the techniques behind developing applications in Symbian OS C++, and more. This innovative new book covers Symbian OS fundamentals, core concepts and UI. Key highlights include: A quick guide to Kernel Platform security Publishing Applications View Architecture Multi-User games
This book concludes The Industrialisation of Soviet Russia, an authoritative account of the Soviet Union's industrial transformation between 1929 and 1939. The volume before this one covered the `good years' (in economic terms) of 1934 to 1936. The present volume has a darker tone: beginning from the Great Terror, it ends with the Hitler-Stalin pact and the outbreak of World War II in Europe. During that time, Soviet society was repeatedly mobilised against internal and external enemies, and the economy provided one of the main arenas for the struggle. This was expressed in waves of repression, intensive rearmament, the increased regimentation of the workforce and the widespread use of forced labour.
The first step in making your ideas a reality SketchUp offers a vast array of tools that help you get your building, woodworking, and design plans out of your head and into a real model. Even if you've never dabbled in the software, SketchUp All-in-One For Dummies makes it easy to get started as quickly as the ideas pop into your head! Providing real-world insight from top SketchUp insiders, these six-books-in-one teach you how to tackle the basics of the program and apply those skills to real-world projects. You'll discover the basics of modeling as they apply to either free or paid versions of SketchUp before diving into creating models to use for making objects, constructing buildings, or redesigning interiors. Navigate the SketchUp product mix Get familiar with the basics of modeling View and share your models Make your architecture, interior design, and woodworking dreams a reality You have tons of great ideas-and now you can harness this powerful software to bring them to life.