Edward Jenner

Author: Rob Boddice

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750966858

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Edward Jenner is a giant of modern medicine. Throughout history, smallpox plagued humanity as an incurable blight, the suffering of which Jenner helped bring to an end. Surmising from milkmaids' immunity that cowpox might defend against smallpox, in 1793 he inserted some of the matter from a human case of cowpox into a boy's arms. He subsequently inoculated the boy with smallpox itself, and found him to be immune. In 1979 smallpox was declared extinct. This is the story of Jenner's life and his profound legacy of medical experimentation, public health provision, and the prevention of other diseases, from anthrax to measles.
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Sigmund Freud

Author: Alistair Ross

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750969121

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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Sigmund Freud is rightly called the godfather of psychoanalysis. He forever changed the way we view ourselves and developed our understanding of human nature. His concepts have become part of our psychological vocabulary: unconscious thoughts and feelings, conflict, the meaning of dreams, the sensuality of childhood. He dared to try new methods and treatments. Everyone knows the term Freudian slip and has a basic understanding of his theories, however, Freud gave us a great deal more. From education to critical theory he changed the way we think. His ideas and clinical practices offer psychological insights that bring help and healing. Freud's work has suffused contemporary Western thought and popular culture.
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John Lennon

Author: Robert Webb

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750969113

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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John Lennon is a giant of popular music and culture. As one-quarter of the Beatles, he was in the vanguard of music, art, fashion and popular culture during the sixties. He stands as an iconic figure even for those who grew up long after his untimely death in 1980. Above all, Lennon was one of the 20th century's greatest and most important songwriters. Songs he wrote with Paul McCartney define an era. Others he wrote alone, such as "God", "Help!" and "Revolution," betray a contradictory and troubled character. Lennon was never one to hide his love away, nor his anger, nor his convictions.
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Queen Elizabeth II

Author: Victoria Arbiter

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750968753

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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At age 25, Elizabeth II became Britain's 40th monarch and vowed to dedicate her life to service and duty on behalf of her country. She is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states, head of the 53 member Commonwealth of Nations, Supreme Governor of the Church of England, and head of the armed forces. Most notably, however, on September 9, 2015, she became the longest reigning monarch in British history. She has consistently adapted in order to remain relevant, while devotedly upholding the age-old traditions of the monarchy. Although there have only been six British female monarchs, it cannot be argued that some of the most enlightened times in history have occurred during periods of queenship. Elizabeth I led the country through the Golden Age and Victoria ushered in the Industrial Revolution, but it is Elizabeth II who will leave the most illustrious and progressive legacy of all.
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Hannibal and Scipio

Author: Greg Fisher

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750968745

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

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In 218, Hannibal Barca, desperate to avenge the defeat of Carthage in the First Punic War, launched an ambitious ground invasion of Italy. With just a small force, he crossed the Alps and pitted his polyglot army against Rome's elite citizen infantry. At Cannae, in 216, Hannibal destroyed an 80,000-strong Roman force in one afternoon, delivering a blow unequalled in Roman history for half a millennium to come. The Romans had no answer to Hannibal until the young Scipio volunteered to take over Rome's armies in Spain. In the decade which followed, Scipio turned Rome's desperate fortunes into a stunning victory over Carthage. The portrait of Hannibal and Scipio takes the reader through one of the greatest military campaigns in history, driven by two remarkable and fascinating men.
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Anthropocentrism

Humans, Animals, Environments

Author: Rob Boddice

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004187944

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

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This collection explores assumptions behind the label ‘anthropocentrism’, critically enquiring into the meaning of ‘human’. It addresses epistemological and ontological problems in charges of anthropocentrism, questioning the inherent anthropocentrism of all human perspectives, while seeking ‘other’ views that trump anthropocentrism.
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The History of Emotions

Author: Rob Boddice

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526126001

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book introduces students and professional historians to the main areas of concern in the history of emotions. It discusses how the emotions intersect with other lines of historical research relating to power, practice, society and morality. Addressing criticism from within and without the discipline of history, the book offers a rigorous defence of this new approach, demonstrating its potential centrality to historiographical practice, as well as the importance of this kind of historical work for our general understanding of the human brain and the meaning of human experience.
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The Four

The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

Author: Scott Galloway

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735213658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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In his highly provocative first book, Scott Galloway pulls back the curtain on exactly how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google built their massive empires. While the media spins tales about superior products and designs, and the power of technological innovation, Galloway exposes the truth: none of these four are first movers technologically - they've either copied, stolen, or acquired their ideas. Readers will come away with fresh, game -changing insights about what it takes to win in today's economy. Print run 125,000.
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Disciples of Aesculapius

Author: Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson,Mrs. George Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

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Prince of Tricksters

The Incredible True Story of Netley Lucas, Gentleman Crook

Author: Matt Houlbrook

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022613315X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 442

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Cooling Out: Has the World Changed, or Have I Changed? -- Notes -- Index
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Finding Sarah

A Duchess's Journey to Find Herself

Author: Sarah Ferguson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439189566

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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An inspirational memoir from New York Times bestselling author Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, who, after hitting rock bottom, gathered the strength to put her life back together. More than a year ago my life was so off course that I wondered whether I would ever be able to find my way back. I was broken and lost, not even sure where I was, but out of this emotional barrenness I knew I had to find me. And so, I took a journey to find myself and begin the process of healing all the broken places. Finding Sarah is the story of that journey. So begins this extraordinarily personal memoir by Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York. She knows, firsthand, what it means to feel lost and she also knows that it is never too late to find your way back, to attain your goal, to take back control of your life and to make a special dream come true. Through intimate diary excerpts and personal emails from friends and family, Sarah opens herself unsparingly. On every page of this book you will hear from her “real-life angels”—Dr. Phil McGraw, Suze Orman, Martha Beck, and many more—as they help her get to the root of her problems, from comfort eating to self-loathing, from reckless overspending to notorious mishaps. Sarah hopes that her experiences will inspire you to look closely at your own life and how you wish to improve it, then encourage you to follow your instincts and find your true path. Sarah Ferguson did, and so can you.
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Double Agent Victoire

Mathilde Carré and the Interallié Network

Author: David Tremain

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750988703

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 488

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Mathilde Carré, notoriously known as La Chatte, was remarkable for all the wrong reasons. Like most spies she was temperamental, scheming and manipulative – but she was also treacherous. A dangerous mix, especially when combined with her infamous history of love affairs – on both sides. Her acts of treachery were almost unprecedented in the history of intelligence, yet her involvement in the ‘Interallié affair’ has only warranted a brief mention in the accounts of special operations in France during the Second World War. But what motivated her to betray more than 100 members of the Interallié network, the largest spy network in France? Was she the only guilty party, or were others equally as culpable? Using previously unpublished material from MI5 files, Double Agent Victoire explores the events that led to her betrayal, who may have ‘cast the first stone’, and their motivations, as well as how the lives and careers of those involved were affected. It reveals a story full of intrigue, sex, betrayal and double-dealing, involving a rich cast including members of the French Resistance, German Abwehr and British Intelligence.
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The Romance of Proctology

Which is the Story of the History and Development of this Much Neglected Branch of Surgery from Its Earliest Times to the Present Day, Including Brief Biographic Sketches of Those who Were Its Pioneers

Author: Charles Elton Blanchard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Injections, Hypodermic

Page: 284

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The Dandy at Dusk

Author: Phillip Mann

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1786695162

Category: Design

Page: 320

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Philip Mann chronicles the relationship of dandyism and the emerging cultural landscape of modernity via portraits of Regency England's Beau Brummel – the first dandy – and six twentieth-century figures: Austrian architect Adolf Loos, the Duke of Windsor, neo-Edwardian courtier Bunny Roger, writer and raconteur Quentin Crisp, French film producer Jean-Pierre Melville, and New German Cinema enfant terrible and inverted dandy Rainer Werner Fassbinder. He blends memorable anecdotes with acute analysis to explore their style, identity and influence and interweaves their stories with an entertaining history of tailoring and men's fashion. The Dandy at Dusk contextualizes the relationship between dandyism, decadence and modernism, against the background of a century punctuated by global conflict and social upheaval.
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Pain

A Very Short Introduction

Author: Rob Boddice

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198738560

Category: History

Page: 144

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In this 'Very Short Introduction', Rob Boddice explores the history, culture, and medical science of pain. Charting the shifting meanings of pain across time and place, he focusses on how the experience and treatment of pain have changed. He describes historical hierarchies of pain experience that related pain to social class and race, and the privileging of human states of pain over that of other animals. From the pain concepts of classical antiquity to expressions of pain in contemporary art, and modern medical approaches to the understanding, treatment, and management of pain, Boddice weaves a multifaceted account of this central human experience. Ranging from neuroscientific innovations in experimental medicine to the constructionist arguments of social scientists, pain is shown to resist a timeless definition. Pain is physical and emotional, of body and mind, and is always experienced subjectively and contextually.
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The 100 Most Influential Scientists of All Time

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615300406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 376

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Leonardo da Vinci’s study of mechanics led to the creation of early prototypes of flying machines and submarines. Biologist Carolus Linnaeus pioneered the hierarchal system of taxonomic classification in use today, Barbara McClintock’s genetics research garnered her the Nobel Prize in Medicine. The detailed profiles of these and many other notable scientists collected in these pages are bound to fascinate and inspire readers.
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