Birdsong

Birdsong


Author : Sebastian Faulks
Publisher : National Geographic Books
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ISBN : 1784700037
Pages : 0 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (784 users)

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Birdsong is a mesmerising story of love and war spanning three generations between WW1 and present day. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 1910. Amiens, Northern France. Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, arrives in the French city to stay with the Azaire family. He falls in love with unhappily married Isabelle and the two enter a tempestuous love affair. But, with the world on the brink of war, the relationship falters. With his love for Isabelle forever engraved on his heart, Stephen volunteers to fight on the Western Front and enters the unimaginable dark world beneath the trenches of No Man's Land. From award-winning writer Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong is an exceptionally moving and unforgettable portrait of the ruthlessness of war and the indestructability of love. 'Magnificent - deeply moving' Sunday Times ---- Also available by Sebastian Faulks as part of the French trilogy series: The Girl at the Lion d'Or Charlotte Gray


Birdsong

Birdsong


Author : Sebastian Faulks
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN :
Pages : 504 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

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In 1910, Stephen Wraysford, a young Englishman, journeys to France, becomes embroiled in a series of traumatic events, including a clandestine love affair, and finds himself trapped amid the horrors of the First World War. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.


America in the United States and the United States in America

America in the United States and the United States in America


Author : Gabriel Moran
Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1532044461
Pages : 390 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (532 users)

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America is five hundred years old; the United States is less than half that age. The term America was coined in 1507 to refer to a continent and a dream of a new world. People in the United States, especially government leaders, have a serious problem of regularly speaking as if their country were America. Author Gabriel Moran reflects on the use of the word America in the United States from its beginning to the present. He cites numerous examples to show the importance of distinguishing between the United States and America. The result is a different way of perceiving and understanding the history of the United States. This book is especially relevant to the current political division within the United States and some of the missteps in its foreign policy. The failure to consistently distinguish between the nation of the United States and the continent and dream America underlies nearly every political, cultural and economic problem that the country faces.


Rick Steves France 2019

Rick Steves France 2019


Author : Rick Steves
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1641710101
Pages : 1387 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (641 users)

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Wander the lavender fields of Provence, climb the Eiffel Tower, and bite into a perfect croissant: with Rick Steves on your side, France can be yours! Inside Rick Steves France 2019 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to France Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles to neighborhood restaurants and delicate macarons How to connect with local culture: Stroll through open-air markets in Paris, practice your French with locals, or bike between rustic villages and vineyards Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a vin rouge Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on Paris, Chartres, Normandy, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, The Loire, Dordogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, The French Riviera, Nice, Monaco, The French Alps, Burgundy, Lyon, Alsace, Reims, Verdun, and much more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves France 2019. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of France.


Rick Steves France

Rick Steves France


Author : Rick Steves
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 164171462X
Pages : 1243 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (641 users)

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Now more than ever, you can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through France. Wander the lavender fields of Provence, climb the steps of the Eiffel Tower, and bite into a perfect croissant: Inside Rick Steves France you'll find: Fully updated, comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to France Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles to neighborhood cafés and delicate macarons How to connect with local culture: Stroll through open-air markets in Paris, bike through rustic villages, and taste wines in Burgundy and Bordeaux Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of vin rouge Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Coverage of Paris, Chartres, Normandy, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, The Loire, Dordogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, The French Riviera, Nice, Monaco, The French Alps, Burgundy, Lyon, Alsace, Reims, Verdun, and much more Covid-related travel info and resources for a smooth trip Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves France. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of France.


Midwifery - E-Book

Midwifery - E-Book


Author : Jan Pincombe
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
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ISBN : 072958335X
Pages : 1390 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (729 users)

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Perfect for: • Bachelor of Midwifery students • Postgraduate Midwifery students • Combined Nursing degree students • Combined Nursing degree students Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e is the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery students. The third edition continues to reinforce the established principles of midwifery philosophy and practice—that of working in partnership with women and midwifery autonomy in practice and from this perspective, presents the midwife as a primary healthcare practitioner. It carefully examines the very different maternity care systems in Australia and New Zealand, exploring both autonomous and collaborative practice and importantly documents the recent reforms in Australian midwifery practice. Midwifery: Preparation for Practice 3e places women and their babies safely at the centre of midwifery practice and will guide, inform and inspire midwifery students, recent graduates and experienced midwives alike. • Key contributors from Australia and New Zealand • Critical Thinking Exercises and Research Activities • Midwifery Practice Scenarios • Reflective Thinking Exercises and Case Studies • Instructor and Student resources on Evolve, including Test Bank questions, answers to Review Questions and PowerPoint presentations. • New chapter on Models of Health • Increased content on cultural considerations, human rights, sustainability, mental health, obesity in pregnancy, communication in complex situations, intervention, complications in pregnancy and birth and assisted reproduction • Midwifery Practice Scenarios throughout.


A Light History of Hot Air

A Light History of Hot Air


Author : Peter Doherty
Publisher : Melbourne University Publish
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ISBN : 0522854079
Pages : 312 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (522 users)

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We've lit big fires and gentle flames over the ages to open our minds, to warn of danger, to brighten our way through the darkness and to allow us to read in bed at nighta Nobel Prize-winner Peter Doherty's enthusiasm and curiosity about the world around him informs this atmospheric collection of stories on illumination, hot air and burning in all their guises. Written with great style and richly intimate with personal anecdotes, A Light History of Hot Air is concerned with the world and the simple beauty of science. Doherty shines a unique, tangential light of insight that reveals his subjects in new and unexpected ways. A childhood in Queensland awakens a boy's-own-adventure enthusiasm for trains and ships; further learning leads to admiration for such engineering marvels as the humble refrigerator and the steady march of progress that has brought us from tallow candles to electric lights. Featuring cameos from Albert Einstein, Samuel Pepys, Charles Dickens and Thomas the Tank Engine, among others, A Light History of Hot Air is an unmissable treat.


Rick Steves France 2020

Rick Steves France 2020


Author : Rick Steves
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1641711450
Pages : 1220 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (641 users)

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Wander the lavender fields of Provence, climb the steps of the Eiffel Tower, and bite into a perfect croissant: France is yours to discover with Rick Steves! Inside Rick Steves France 2020 you'll find: Comprehensive coverage for planning a multi-week trip to France Rick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favorites Top sights and hidden gems, from Louvre and the Palace of Versailles to neighborhood cafés and delicate macarons How to connect with local culture: Stroll through open-air markets in Paris, bike through rustic villages, and taste wines in Burgundy and Bordeaux Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insight The best places to eat, sleep, and relax with a glass of vin rouge Self-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums Vital trip-planning tools, like how to link destinations, build your itinerary, and get from place to place Detailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the go Useful resources including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended reading Over 1,000 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you down Annually updated information on Paris, Chartres, Normandy, Mont St-Michel, Brittany, The Loire, Dordogne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Provence, The French Riviera, Nice, Monaco, The French Alps, Burgundy, Lyon, Alsace, Reims, Verdun, and much more Make the most of every day and every dollar with Rick Steves France 2020. Planning a one- to two-week trip? Check out Rick Steves Best of France.


Midwifery Preparation for Practice

Midwifery Preparation for Practice


Author : Sally Pairman
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
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ISBN : 0729597857
Pages : 1206 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (729 users)

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Now in its 5th edition Midwifery Preparation for Practice continues to present a global model of midwifery best practice that is supported by a range of examples from the Australian, New Zealand and international midwifery contexts. Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives and the New Zealand College of Midwives the text continues to reinforce the established principles of midwifery philosophy and practice – that of midwives working in partnership with women, in woman-centred models or midwife-led care. This focus is what sets this text apart from other physiology-based midwifery texts, making it a highly valued resource for students and practicing midwives alike. The highly esteemed team of editors once again lead a group of internationally recognised leaders in midwifery to share their knowledge and expertise in midwifery practice, education, research and regulation across Australia, New Zealand and internationally. Aligned to local and international midwifery standards for practice and guidelines Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives and the New Zealand College of Midwives Presented in 2 volumes for ease of use Videos to support learning New chapters Sustainability and Environmental Health Care Ethical Frameworks for Practice Updated midwifery guidelines and practice examples throughout


Savoring Disgust

Savoring Disgust


Author : Carolyn Korsmeyer
Publisher : OUP USA
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ISBN : 0199756945
Pages : 203 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (199 users)

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Disgust is a strong aversion, yet paradoxically it can constitute an appreciative aesthetic response to works of art. Artistic disgust can be funny, profound, sorrowful, or gross. This book examines numerous examples of disgust as it is aroused by art and offers a set of explanations for its aesthetic appeal.


Rick Steves France 2017

Rick Steves France 2017


Author : Rick Steves
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1631214381
Pages : 1628 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (631 users)

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You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in France. With this guide, you'll explore sleepy villages, romantic hill towns, and cosmopolitan cities, including Paris, Avignon, and Nice. Climb the Eiffel Tower, wander world-renowned museums, and dine at sidewalk cafés. Then escape to the sunny countryside, where you can explore castles of all shapes and sizes or pedal your way from village to vineyard. With its Swiss-like Alps, Italian-style Riviera, and Germanic Alsace, France offers Europe's greatest variety. A good vin rouge is never more than a stroll away. Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.


Midwifery

Midwifery


Author : Sally Pairman
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
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ISBN : 0729586510
Pages : 1148 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (729 users)

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Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM), Midwifery: Preparation for Practice has long been upheld as the definitive midwifery text for Australian and New Zealand midwifery students. Now in its 4th edition, the text presents a global model of midwifery best practice that is supported by a range of examples from the Australian, New Zealand and international midwifery contexts. Visit evolve.elsevier.com for your additional resources eBook on VitalSource Student and Instructor resources: Suite of videos Image collection PowerPoints Test Bank Review questions with answers Weblinks Now available in two volumes for ease of use: Book 1 focuses on the context of midwifery practice Book 2 focuses on midwifery practice New and significantly updated chapters include: man rights in childbirth Midwifery as primary healthcare Birth place and birth space Social and environmental determinants of women’s health Contraception Variations in normal Endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives (ACM) and the New Zealand College of Midwives (NZCOM) NEW to the Evolve resources: a suite of 18 videos featuring interviews with midwifery lecturers and students who share inspirational insights, advice, challenges and opportunities for learning Now includes an eBook with all print purchases


Birdsong

Birdsong


Author : Sebastian Faulks
Publisher : Oberon Books
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ISBN : 9781849430685
Pages : 96 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (43 users)

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While staying as the guest of a factory owner in pre-First World War France, Stephen Wraysford embarks on a passionate affair with Isabelle, the wife of his host. The affair changes them both for ever.A few years later Stephen finds himself back in the same part of France, but this time as a soldier in the Battle of the Somme, the bloodiest encounter in British military history. As his men die around him, Stephen turns to his enduring love for Isabelle for the strength to continue and to save something for future generations. For the first time, this beautiful and terrible story about love, courage and the endurance of the human spirit is brought to the stage in a version by Rachel Wagstaff, directed by famed director Trevor Nunn.


Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature

Encyclopedia of Gothic Literature


Author : Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438109113
Pages : 497 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of authors associated with Gothic literature.


Joints and Connective Tissues

Joints and Connective Tissues


Author : Kerryn Phelps
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
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ISBN : 0729582175
Pages : 1280 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (729 users)

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Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.


The Death Class

The Death Class


Author : Erika Hayasaki
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1451642946
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (451 users)

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A journalist details how Norma Bowe, the professor of a popular class on the stages of dying, death, and bereavement at Kean University in New Jersey, shows her students how to truly heal and live their lives through contemplating the end.


Jack Firebrace's War

Jack Firebrace's War


Author : Sebastian Faulks
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 1101873620
Pages : 32 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (11 users)

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A dispatch from the underground world of Birdsong, a story of love and World War I. In a stagnant war of trenches and barbed wire, there is one final desperate front: underground. Jack Firebrace is part of an elite group of British tunnellers, miners by profession, without the military training of infantry but facing unfathomable dangers just the same, forty-five feet underground with several hundred thousand tons of France above their heads. Birdsong, published to international critical and popular acclaim, has become the canonical novel of romance and devastating violence in World War I. In this selection, we are introduced to Jack Firebrace, one of the novel’s central characters, and are given an unforgettable portrait of the lives of soldiers in an unimaginable position. An eBook short.