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

Category: Craniology

Page: 324

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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

ISBN: 9783407740984

Category: Friendship

Page: 295

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Stanley Yelnats geht nichts ahnend unter einer Brücke durch, als ihm die riesigen, übel riechenden Turnschuhe eines berühmten Baseballspielers auf den Kopf fallen. Und weil sein Vater an einem bahnbrechenden Recycling-Verfahren mit gebrauchten Turnschuhen arbeitet, hält Stanley die müffelnden Treter für ein Zeichen und nimmt sie mit. Pech, dass die Polizei schon nach dem Dieb sucht. Der Jugendrichter lässt Stanley die Wahl: Jugendgefängnis oder 18 Monate Camp Green Lake. Er entscheidet sich für das Camp. Die Hitze dort ist unerträglich, der Alltag hart, doch so schnell gibt Stanley nicht auf.
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The Fleet Type Submarine Periscope Manual

Author: United States Navy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1935327607

Category:

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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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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Holes in the Hills

Author: Joseph Bogo

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1411647114

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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How might we react if the spirit of a coal miner killed in a tragic labor incident in 1922 were to confront us? In fact, Joe Bailey is confronted by such a spirit. And, what if you or I were that miner, unable to find peace after all this time? Then, both cosmic and human forces, in fine alignment with Joe as their trip-wire, could be our only hope for closure and for peace. Nick Shebellko was cut down in the prime of his life during the vividly described battle at the Cliftonville mine. But eight decades later Joe, an outdoorsman and real estate agent, meets and befriends Nick's spirit. He and teacher friend Jessie Randall fight to bring peace to Nick's spirit, and to eight other deceased miners, while restoring their own tattered reputations. In the process they not only learn about, but experience 1920's coal mining camp life, its heartaches and its customs. Set in the locale of the world-famous Meadowcroft archaeological dig, this story is both timely and timeless.
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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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Der Kreidemann

Thriller

Author: C.J. Tudor

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641214157

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Alles begann an dem Tag, an dem sie auf den Jahrmarkt gingen. Als der zwölfjährige Eddie den Kreidemann zum ersten Mal traf. Der Kreidemann war es auch, der Eddie auf die Idee mit den Zeichnungen brachte: eine Möglichkeit für ihn und seine Freunde, sich geheime Botschaften zukommen zu lassen. Und erst einmal hat es Spaß gemacht – bis die Figuren sie zur Leiche eines jungen Mädchens führten. Das ist dreißig Jahre her, und Eddie dachte, die Vergangenheit liegt hinter ihm. Dann bekommt er einen Brief, der nur zwei Dinge enthält: ein Stück Kreide und die Zeichnung eines Strichmännchens. Und als die Geschichte beginnt, sich zu wiederholen, begreift Eddie, dass das Spiel nie zu Ende war ...
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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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Sports Injuries of the Ankle and Foot

Author: Richard A. Marder,George J. Lian

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146121890X

Category: Medical

Page: 193

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As more internists and family physicians increase their scope to include sports medicine, this book reaches beyond the orthopaedic surgery market to provide a one-source reference for the treatment of both simple and complex sports-related injuries. For ease of use, the book is divided into the various anatomical sections: the forefoot, the midfoot, the hindfoot, the ankle, tendon disorders, and orthotics and braces - each enhanced by rehabilitation procedures and algorithms. It enables the physician to formulate a treatment plan and compare the various surgical and non-surgical options for a variety of injuries including: stress and other fractures, ankle instability, ruptures, sprain, ligament injuries, tendonitis, lesions, and neuropathies. The text is supported by copious illustrations, including 100 line drawings, 99 operative photos and a full-colour 4-page insert.
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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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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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