Holes in the Head

The Art and Archaeology of Trepanation in Ancient Peru

Author: John W. Verano

Publisher: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection

ISBN: 9780884024125

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Page: 352

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Trepanation is the oldest surgical procedure known from antiquity, but its origins, evolution, and the reasons for doing it remain unclear. "Holes in the Head" examines trepanation in ancient Peru and explores its origins and spread throughout the Central Andes, focusing on techniques, success rates, and possible motivations for trepanning.
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die Geheimnisse von Green Lake ; Roman

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg

ISBN: 9783407785688

Category: Children's stories

Page: 295

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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
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The Fleet Type Submarine Periscope Manual

Author: United States Navy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1935327607

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Page: 552

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The periscope is the eye of the submarine. It allows observation of the sea and the sky above, while the submarine remains submerged. It is also a crucial piece of combat equipment, featuring a stadimeter to estimate the range and course angle of a target. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this Periscope Manual explains the operation and design of the periscope, and includes descriptions of its complex optical and mechanical details. It also contains maintenance and repair information. It¿s a wonderful reference for anyone interested in the science of optics, for the modeler or museum docent, or anyone who ever wondered, ¿How the heck does that work?¿
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Elements of Fracture Fixation - E-Book

Author: Anand J. Thakur

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 8131231674

Category: Medical

Page: 336

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An excellent book covering the biomechanical and clinical aspects of each ‘element’ of fracture fixation and informs on different effective methods of use in a very concise and lucid manner. Exceedingly valuable for postgraduate students, orthopaedic surgeons and teaching faculties as the book provides the basics and biomechanics of both new and old elements of fracture fixation. The simple sketches and descriptions will help the students and trainees to easily understand the basic and scientific rationales of modern operative fracture treatment. Techniques and implants involved in the management of fracture have been discussed in detail. Provides current knowledge on structure, design, material properties and functions of screws, plates, nails, wires and external fixators. Contains the relevant facts about commonly used implants in a simple and precise language. Essentially deals with metals used in fracture fixation and with the elements in some details. Deals with the structuring of the wreckage of the old bones. Highlights the different instruments used in fracture fixation along with the methods. New to this Edition New chapter on osteoporosis and fracture fixation. New topics included in this edition are: totally novel concepts of screw design and effective plate fixation, methods in osteoporotic bone stabilization, biomechanics of elastic stable intramedullary nail, innovative methods and devices to prevent cutout of sliding hip screw, fresh information on cable fixation and utilization of Kirschner wire, elements of ring fixator, latest materials in fracture treatment and contemporary norms of metal removal.
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Curse of the Snow Dragon

An Internet Terrorist's Deadly Revenge

Author: Dr. Anthony Scheiber

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595762387

Category: Fiction

Page: 198

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Never again, will the world be safe. Even in the guarded sanctuary of one's home, the threat exists. The race to decipher Human genetic DNA, combined with the advent of high-speed computers, the widespread use of the Internet and a passion to carry out world devastation, precisely align to create the deadliest threat ever known to the sanctity of Mankind's existence. Human DNA reads like a computer code. A deranged software genius, driven by a family vendetta, unleashes the Curse of the Snow Dragon across the Internet. This evolutionary, base four coded virus hides in normal binary computer code and uplinks directly off a computer terminal into the human brain. Detective Timber Redstone and the NanoForce find themselves in a desperate race, to stop this deadly computer hacker before he unleashes the full extent of his computer genius on an unsuspecting global population.
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How to Rebuild Big-Block Mopar Engines

Author: Don Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557881908

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 176

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Provides information on inspection, removal and disassembly, parts, reconditioning, assembly, and installation
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Rebuild LT1/LT4 Small-Block Chevy Engines HP1393

Author: Mike Mavrigian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101522992

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This step-by-step guide to rebuilding LT1 small-block Chevy engines includes sections on disassembly and inspection, reconditioning the block and bottom end, reconditioning and rebuilding the cylinder heads, fuel injection systems, and exhaust.
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Stray Decorum

Author: George Singleton

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480426768

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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Eleven stories, all previously published in journals like The Atlantic Monthly, Oxford American, and The Georgia Review, in which George Singleton brings small-town South Carolina alive. Using everyday situations like a dog needing its annual vaccination, and buckets of humorous observations, Singleton pokes and prods his readers into realizing we’re all simply restless for a pat on the head.
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A Brief History of Bad Medicine

Author: Ian Schott,Robert Youngston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178033527X

Category: Science

Page: 160

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A doctor removes the normal, healthy side of a patient's brain instead of the malignant tumor. A man whose leg is scheduled for amputation wakes up to find his healthy leg removed. These recent examples are part of a history of medical disasters and embarrassments as old as the profession itself. In Brief History of Bad Medicine, Robert M. Youngson and Ian Schott have written the definitive account of medical mishap in modern and not-so- modern times. From famous quacks to curious forms of sexual healing, from blunders with the brain to drugs worse than the diseases they are intended to treat, the book reveals shamefully dangerous doctors, human guinea pigs, and the legendary surgeon who was himself a craven morphine addict. Exploring the line between the comical and the tragic, the honest mistake and the intentional crime, Brief History of Bad Medicine illustrates once and for all that you can't always trust the people in white coats.
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The London Journal of Arts and Sciences

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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Containing reports of all new patents, with a description of their respective principles and properties: also, original communications on subjects connected with science and philosophy; particularly such as embrace the most recent inventions and dicoveries in practical mechanics.
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Sheela-na-gigs

Unravelling an Enigma

Author: Barbara Freitag

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134282486

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.
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Compact Objects in Astrophysics

White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes

Author: Max Camenzind

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540499121

Category: Science

Page: 679

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Modern comprehensive introduction and overview of the physics of White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars and Black Holes, including all relevant observations. Contains a basic introduction to General Relativity, including the modern 3+1 split of spacetime and of Einstein’s equations. The split is used for the first time to derive the structure equations for rapidly rotating neutron stars and Black Holes. Detailed discussions and derivations of current theoretical results. In particular also the most recent equations of state for neutron star matter are explained. Topics , such as colour superconductivity are discussed and used for modelling. A book for graduate students and researchers. Contains exercises and some solutions.
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The Kedge Anchor; or, Young Sailors' Assistant

Author: William Brady

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048614805X

Category: Transportation

Page: 400

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Mid-19th-century bible of U.S. sailors; no-nonsense text gives instructions for knotting and rigging, blacking the guns, stationing the crew, dealing with dire emergencies, much more. 70 rare engravings, glossary, 100 pages of useful tables.
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Survival-Guide für Camp Green Lake

Author: Louis Sachar,Gerold Anrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407741691

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Page: 117

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Als der Protagonist aus dem Roman äLöcherä erfährt, dass das Erziehungscamp Green Lake wieder geöffnet werden soll, beschliesst er, für künftige Insassen einen Überlebensratgeber zu verfassen. Ab 12.
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Miscellaneous Ramblings Of A 70's Motorhead

Author: Douglas P. Sciberras

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 147716457X

Category: Transportation

Page: 114

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Motorheads around the world all have one thing in common, that is we have cars in our blood. Some of our fondest recollections center around the "Car Thing" although all to often, the stress of daily living tends to fade those memories until we hardly recognize them anymore. “Miscellaneous Ramblings Of A 70 ́s Motorhead" are stories designed to spark those days back into life and will cause you to recall things forgotten long ago. Things like sneaking Dad’s car out of the garage or buying your first ride. The thrill and fear of your first race or the results of yanking out all the emission hoses from under the hood of your 70’s machine. All the joys and sorrows the automotive experience brings to us throughout our growing years. This book will keep you laughing! So sit back, open your mind and head back into a simpler time.
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Small Animal Surgery Textbook - E-Book

Author: Theresa Welch Fossum

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323171214

Category: Medical

Page: 1640

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The fourth edition of Small Animal Surgery serves as a one-stop resource for authoritative information on all aspects of small animal surgery. Coverage includes basic procedures such as spays, castrations, and declaws, as well as more advanced surgeries like craniotomy, ventral slots, and lung lobectomy. New contributors bring a fresh perspective and discuss the latest advances in key areas such as imaging modalities, regenerative medicine, minimally invasive surgery, and neurology. Access to a companion website provides a fully searchable version of the book, bi-monthly content updates, videos, aftercare instructions, case presentations, and a fracture planner. Well illustrated, step-by-step instructions for surgical techniques provide quick reference to practical how-to information in emergency and clinical situations. Coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including radiographs, CT, MRI, and digital imaging, explores the most useful imaging modalities for demonstrating areas of surgical concern. Access to the continually updated companion website for the life of this edition includes: Bi-monthly content updates provide cutting-edge information on surgery developments Video clips of step-by-step surgical procedures Customizable and printable aftercare instructions Interactive Fracture Planner Case presentations Neurosurgery video clips References linked to PubMed Over 1500 full color images offer exceptionally clear representations of anatomy and currently accepted surgical techniques, including approaches and closure. Anesthesia Protocols offer easy access to recommendations for anesthetizing animals with particular diseases or disorders. Notes boxes call attention to specific data, offering at-a-glance access to key information. A new chapter on neurologic examination provides a solid foundation in neuroanatomy, electro-diagnostics, and basic MRI physics and principles, enabling you to perform a proper neurologic exam to detect problems in cats and dogs, some of which can be corrected via surgical repair. A new chapter on regenerative medicine provides the most current information on stem cell research. Differential diagnosis tables and boxes offer quick access to vital information, including how to avoid misdiagnosis of disorders that may mimic more commonly encountered surgical neurologic problems that are not actual disorders requiring surgical repair.
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The Milling Machine

Author: David J. Gingery

Publisher: David J. Gingery Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1878087037

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

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The Milling Machine is also known as book 4 from the best selling 7 book series, 'Build Your Own Metal Working Shop From Scrap'. Especially designed for the developing home shop. It’s a horizontal miller, but it has the full range of vertical mill capability when used with the angle plate on the work table. Extremely rigid and versatile. The work table is 2 3/8" x 12" with a 3/8" T-slot and it travels a full 12". Eight speeds from 43 rpm to 2430 rpm. The spindle raises as much as 6" above the work table and the transmission is designed to follow the vertical travel without straining the column or changing the belt tension. Accessories included in the project are angle plate, face plate, fly cutter, tail-stand and compound slide assembly with which you can do large swing lathe jobs. Still no need to look for outside help. It’s a miller and more, and you can build it your self.
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