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Capturing Quicksilver

By Arielle A. Smith
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  • Publisher : Berghahn Books
  • Isbn : 1785337955
  • Pages : 324
  • Category : Social Science
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Since the turn of the century Singapore has sustained a reputation for both austere governance and cutting-edge biomedical facilities and research. Seeking to emphasize Singapore’s capacity for “modern medicine” and strengthen their burgeoning biopharmaceutical industry, this image has explicitly excluded Chinese medicine – despite its tremendous popularity amongst Singaporeans from all walks of life, and particularly amongst Singapore’s ethnic Chinese majority. This book examines the use and practice of Chinese medicine in Singapore, especially in everyday life, and contributes to anthropological debates regarding the post-colonial intersection of knowledge, identity, and governmentality, and to transnational studies of Chinese medicine as a permeable, plural, and fluid practice.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317353412
  • Pages : 220
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 778
  • File Pdf: divine-film-comedies.pdf

Book Summary:

Divine Film Comedies creates a meaningful dialogue between stories in the Hebrew Bible and New Testament and comedies spanning the history of film. The text lies at the intersection of three disciplines: humor/comedy studies, film studies, and theology. Drawing on films from the silent era to the 21st century, the book highlights parallels between comedic sub-genres and sacred narratives, parables, and proverbs, illuminating a path to seeing and understanding both Scripture and film through a comic lens. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of theology and film, media, and communications.

The Barbary Plague

By Marilyn Chase
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 158836285X
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 118
  • File Pdf: the-barbary-plague.pdf

Book Summary:

“San Francisco in 1900 was a Gold Rush boomtown settling into a gaudy middle age. . . . It had a pompous new skyline with skyscrapers nearly twenty stories tall, grand hotels, and Victorian mansions on Nob Hill. . . . The wharf bristled with masts and smokestacks from as many as a thousand sailing ships and steamers arriving each year. . . . But the harbor would not be safe for long. Across the Pacific came an unexpected import, bubonic plague. Sailing from China and Hawaii into the unbridged arms of the Golden Gate, it arrived aboard vessels bearing rich cargoes, hopeful immigrants, and infected vermin. The rats slipped out of their shadowy holds, scuttled down the rigging, and alighted on the wharf. Uphill they scurried, insinuating themselves into the heart of the city.” The plague first sailed into San Francisco on the steamer Australia, on the day after New Year’s in 1900. Though the ship passed inspection, some of her stowaways—infected rats—escaped detection and made their way into the city’s sewer system. Two months later, the first human case of bubonic plague surfaced in Chinatown. Initially in charge of the government’s response was Quarantine Officer Dr. Joseph Kinyoun. An intellectually astute but autocratic scientist, Kinyoun lacked the diplomatic skill to manage the public health crisis successfully. He correctly diagnosed the plague, but because of his quarantine efforts, he was branded an alarmist and a racist, and was forced from his post. When a second epidemic erupted five years later, the more self-possessed and charming Dr. Rupert Blue was placed in command. He won the trust of San Franciscans by shifting the government’s attack on the plague from the cool remove of the laboratory onto the streets, among the people it affected. Blue preached sanitation to contain the disease, but it was only when he focused his attack on the newly discovered source of the plague, infected rats and their fleas, that he finally eradicated it—truly one of the great, if little known, triumphs in American public health history. With stunning narrative immediacy fortified by rich research, Marilyn Chase transports us to the city during the late Victorian age—a roiling melting pot of races and cultures that, nearly destroyed by an earthquake, was reborn, thanks in no small part to Rupert Blue and his motley band of pied pipers.

Families! The Good, Bad and Wobbly

By PJ Hoge
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1475994087
  • Pages : 456
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 182
  • File Pdf: families-the-good-bad-and-wobbly.pdf

Book Summary:

May of 1972 finds the folks of the Engelmann clan preparing for the long-awaited wedding of Matt Harrington and Diane Waggoner. Numerous family members from out East will be attending the event. In the past, members of both their families had shown vehement objection to the wedding; but as of late, most of those things seemed settled. They had hopes of having a fun family reunion. As the event nears, other families appear and attend the wedding. There are many characters and subplots revealing themselves before the nuptials take place. In the end, the Engelmann clan learns to value their clan even more.

Avengers West Coast Epic Collection

By Steve Englehart
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Marvel Entertainment
  • Isbn : 1302521993
  • Pages : 456
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Reads : 737
  • File Pdf: avengers-west-coast-epic-collection.pdf

Book Summary:

Collects West Coast Avengers (1985) #25-37, West Coast Avengers Annual (1986) #2, Avengers Annual (1967) #16, Marvel Graphic Novel (1982) #27: Emperor Doom. Zodiac attack! Scorpio’s insidious Zodiac has wiped out the original group, and now they’re targeting the West Coast Avengers! The astrological androids plan an infiltration, but do the Avengers have a countermove up their sleeves? As Moon Knight hunts down the last surviving member of the original Zodiac, Scorpio’s endgame is revealed — but there’s a twist! Then, when the Whackos investigate the fate of Hank Pym’s deceased wife, it kicks off a tale to astonish that leads them through Latveria and behind the Iron Curtain! Plus: The Grandmaster has a deadly game for both teams of Avengers! Ghosts from Mockingbird’s past return to torment her! And when Doctor Doom conquers the world, can Wonder Man stand alone?

Quicksilver

By Stephanie Spinner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Laurel Leaf
  • Isbn : 0307433641
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 906
  • File Pdf: quicksilver.pdf

Book Summary:

Hermes—also known as Mercury, Wayfinder, and Prince of Thieves—has many talents. Wearing his famed winged sandals, he does the bidding of his father Zeus, leads the dead down to Hades, and practices his favorite arts of trickery and theft. He also sees the future, travels invisibly, loves jokes, and abhors violence. And he’s an entertaining and ideal narrator on a fast-paced journey through ancient Greek mythology—from Medusa’s cave to Trojan War battlefields to the mysterious Underworld. Stephanie Spinner brings the famous messenger—and the best-known gods and mortals of mythology—to life with high action and spare, powerful prose.

The Book of Life

By Dr.Rajan Pandey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1945497572
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 359
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-life.pdf

Book Summary:

THE BOOK OF LIFE is not another book that should find its way to the self-help shelf; rather it’s a coach for life adding a Midas touch. It is that missing jigsaw piece that will help you solves the puzzle of life. It does not promise to make you a millionaire or a billionaire; rather it is a manual of self-development. It is an approach to a positive way of life; it is your best friend and guide. It discloses secrets about Karma and its circle, silver lines, mistakes that help learn, anger management, communication, dreams, and aspirations. It coaches you and helps build a positive attitude. It motivates you and boosts your self-esteem. Also, it brushes your interpersonal skills and translates positive thinking into SUCCESS all this in a simple yet practical and effective way. This book will definitely give you a winning edge.

Baseball's Greatest Managers

By Harvey Frommer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1630761540
  • Pages : 289
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 907
  • File Pdf: baseball-s-greatest-managers.pdf

Book Summary:

During the more than one hundred years that baseball has been our national pastime, all types of individuals have been managers of teams. They have run the gamut from political appointees to tyrants, schemers, incompetents and geniuses. Legendary baseball stars have been managers such as Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby, Walter Johnson, Mel Ott, George Sisler, and Honus Wagner. And Mediocre players, including Branch Rickey, Earl Weaver, Walter Alston have become managers. Antics galore have accentuated managerial behavior: the pratfalls of Charley Grimm in the third-base coaching box; the umbrella-carrying Frankie Frisch arguing with the umpires that a game should be called; the cap twisting, body-gyrating movements of Earl Weaver, puffing cigarettes in the dugout and attempting to use body language to will his players to perform better. Idiosyncrasies and special styles have characterized managers through the years. An entire collection of one-liners has developed over the years to characterize the managing profession. For trivia buffs, there’s an entire world of statistical records about managers.