The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2017

Author: Sarah Janssen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1600572073

Category: Reference

Page: 1008

View: 1051

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America's top-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. Since 1868, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2017 edition of The World Almanac® reviews the events of 2016 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a "treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information" by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: • 2016—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac® list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2016. • 2016—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, the 2016 World Series, and much more. • 2016—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2016, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. • 2016—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac® editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. • World Almanac ® Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac® lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2016, from news and sports to pop culture. • 2016 Election Results: The World Almanac® provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. • The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac® provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. • World Almanac ® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All: In light of Golden State's unprecedented regular season success and eventual downfall in the NBA Finals, The World Almanac® takes a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory. • Statistical Spotlight: A brand-new feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. • Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on sexuality, student loans, overdose deaths, state minimum wages, and much more.

Head Injury

The Facts : a Guide for Families and Care-givers

Author: D. M. A. Gronwall,Philip Wrightson,Peter Waddell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192627131

Category: Medical

Page: 167

View: 1479

Each day throughout the world hundreds of people suffer head injuries. Whether they are caused by traffic accidents, or violence, or occur during sports and leisure activities , these injuries can dramatically and tragically alter the victim's ability to cope with life. In many countries, after-care of the victim, once the injury is no longer life-threatening, is often inadequate, and all too often families are left to manage as best as they can. The book is written for families who findthemselves in this situation. The authors have had many years of experience working with head-injured people in both research and rehabilitation roles. The effects of injury are explained in non-technical terms and, where possible, practical ways of overcoming these effects are described. Because they also have many years of experience working with organisations that have been formed to help the families of the head-injured, the authors know the main areas of concern that these families have. Beginning with the injury itself, the stages that the patient will go through are described, and the procedures and techniques that will be used to chart progress are explained. As well as these direct effects of the injury on the victim, the book also examines the ways that head trauma can affect families and friends. For the person who will eventually recover sufficiently to do so, there are suggestions on managing the return to work or school most effectively. For those who will neverreach this level, there is a section which describes the long-term adjustments that these people and their care-givers need to make. The final section outlines the requirements of a head injury rehabilitation system, and gives some suggestions about the steps that individuals can take to ensure that this sort of service is provided in their area. This new edition has been fully updated, to reflect the recent advances in medical science that mean that many more people with head injury survive,and also new trends in health care and rehabilitation.

Sanders' Paramedic Textbook

Author: Mick J. Sanders,Kim McKenna,American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284176118

Category: Medical

Page: 2146

View: 5146

Sander's Paramedic Textbook, Fifth Edition reflects the 2015 ECC and CPR guidelines and meets and exceeds the National EMS Education Standard for the Paramedic level. Based on current medical evidence and written at a level that elicits higher-order thinking, the Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive learning tool for paramedic students and a reliable desk reference for emergency physicians.

Health & Wellness

Author: Gordon Edlin,Eric Golanty

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284175944

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

View: 8248

The Thirteenth Edition of Health & Wellness explores the many facets of personal health and self-responsibility, while focusing on the basic principles of physical, mental, and spiritual health. It provides students with the tools they need to make informed health decisions that promote lifelong wellness. Written in a personal and engaging style, the Thirteen Edition of this best-selling text, encourages readers to be responsible for their own health-related behaviors and outlines how to improve overall health through nutrition, fitness, stress management, and maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle.

The TB12 Method

How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance

Author: Tom Brady

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501180738

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8171

Quarterback Tom Brady offers the principles behind pliability, which is at the heart of a new paradigm shift and movement toward a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living, and one that challenges some commonly held assumptions around health and wellness. Filled with lessons learned from Brady's own peak performance training, and step-by-step action steps to help readers develop and maintain their own peak performance, this book also advocates for more effective approaches to strength training, hydration, nutrition, supplementation, cognitive fitness, recovery, and other lifestyle choices.

Dying to Work

Death and Injury in the American Workplace

Author: Jonathan D. Karmel

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501714376

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 7090

In Dying to Work, Jonathan Karmel raises our awareness of unsafe working condidtions with accounts of workers who were needlessly injured or killed on the job. Based on heart-wrenching interviews Karmel conducted with injured workers and surviving family members across the country, the stories in this book are introduced in a way that helps place them in a historical and political context and represent a wide survey of the American workplace, including, among others, warehouse workers, grocery store clerks, hotel housekeepers, and river dredgers. Karmel’s examples are portraits of the lives and dreams cut short and reports of the workplace incidents that tragically changed the lives of everyone around them. Dying to Work includes incidents from industries and jobs that we do not commonly associate with injuries and fatalities and highlights the risks faced by workers who are hidden in plain view all around us. While exposing the failure of safety laws that leave millions of workers without compensation and employers without any meaningful incentive to protect their workers, Karmel offers the reader some hope in the form of policy suggestions that may make American workers safer and employers more accountable. This is a book for anyone interested in issues of worker health and safety, and it will also serve as the cornerstone for courses in public policy, community health, labor studies, business ethics, regulation and safety, and occupational and environmental health policy.

Head Injury

The Facts

Author: Audrey Daisley,Rachel Tams,Udo Kischka

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199218226

Category: Medical

Page: 182

View: 6311

Every year around 1.4 million people in England and Wales will attend hospital as a result of a head injury, and of these, 150,000 people will be admitted. Thanks to advances in medical technology, the outlook for those who suffer a head injury is much improved. Most will have a normal life expectancy, but many will experience problems associated with the injury they have sustained. It can be a stressful experience, not just for the individual affected, but also for those around them.

ACSM's Sports Medicine

A Comprehensive Review

Author: Francis G. O'Connor

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451104251

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 5040

The field of sports medicine is evolving, accelerated by emerging technologies and changing health care policies. To stay up to speed and ace the Boards, you need a resource that moves at your pace. Sanctioned by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), this handy review addresses all areas of the sports medicine subspecialty board examination--with coverage that spans the full spectrum of sports medicine, from medical to skeletal conditions related to the athlete. The editors and authors include orthopedic surgeons, family physicians, pediatricians, internal medicine specialists, physiatrists, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, psychologists, nutritionists, exercise physiologists and more, ensuring that you'll benefit from the broad spectrum of expertise embraced by the specialty. Look inside and explore...* Seven convenient sections address general considerations, evaluation of the injured athlete, medical problems, musculoskeletal problems, principles of rehabilitation, sports-specific populations, and special populations.* Comprehensive coverage includes all topic areas featured on sports medicine subspecialty board exams.* Easy-access bulleted format makes essential facts simple to locate and recall.* Tables, figures, and algorithms make complex ideas easy to grasp and retain. PLUS...* An online companion resource includes nearly 1,000 board-style practice questions with rationale for correct and incorrect responses--a great way to test your knowledge and improve your exam performance!

Brain Facts

Author: Louis Vera-Portocarrero

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791089568

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

View: 5949

Presents an overview of how the brain works, including where in the brain its major functions reside and how different parts of the brain interact to produce the human experience.

Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater

Treatment, Reuse, and Disposal

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351986384

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 333

View: 4757

This book provides a balanced discussion about the wastewater generated by hydraulic fracturing operations, and how to manage it. It includes an in-depth discussion of the hydraulic fracturing process, the resulting water cycle, and the potential risks to groundwater, soil, and air. The “fracking” process involves numerous chemicals that could potentially harm human health and the environment, especially if they enter and contaminate drinking water supplies. Treatment, reuse, and disposal options are the focus, and several case studies will be presented. The book also discusses the issues of the large amounts of water required for drilling operations, the impacts on water-sensitive regions.

The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017

Author: Frank J. Domino,Robert A. Baldor,Jeremy Golding,Mark B. Stephens

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496348818

Category: Medical

Page: 1392

View: 8770

Make quick and accurate diagnoses and treatment decisions at the point of care with this bestselling guide! The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017 is a practical and useful resource for primary care clinicians, as well as those in family medicine, emergency medicine, nursing, and pediatrics. Using a three-column, bulleted format, the print edition provides rapid access to diagnosis, treatment, medications, follow-up, and associated factors for more than 800 diseases and conditions, plus 225 diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms.

Fierce

How Competing for Myself Changed Everything

Author: Aly Raisman

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316472670

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 368

View: 1137

The New York Times bestseller! Discover Aly Raisman's inspiring story of dedication, perseverance, and learning to think positive even in the toughest times on her path to gold medal success in two Olympic Games--and beyond. Aly Raisman first stepped onto a gymnastics mat as a toddler in a "mommy & me" gymnastics class. No one could have predicted then that sixteen years later, she'd be standing on an Olympic podium, having achieved her dreams. Aly's road to success was full of hard work, perseverance, and victories, but not without its hardships. Aly faced many obstacles, from naysayers who said she'd never make it in gymnastics to classmates who shamed her for her athletic body to a devastating betrayal of trust. Through it all, Aly surrounded herself with supportive family, friends, and teammates and found the inner strength to remain positive and believe in herself. Now, in her own words, Aly shows what it takes to be a champion on and off the floor, and takes readers on a behind-the-scenes journey before, during, and after her remarkable achievements in two Olympic Games--through her highest highs, lowest lows, and all the moments in between. Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true.

The One Device

The Secret History of the iPhone

Author: Brian Merchant

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316546119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 631

The secret history of the invention that changed everything-and became the most profitable product in the world. NATIONAL BESTSELLERShortlisted for the Financial Times Business Book of the Year Award One of the Best Business Books of 2016 - CNBC, Bloomberg, 1-800-CEO-Read "The One Device is a tour de force, with a fast-paced edge and heaps of analytical insight." -Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk "A stunning book. You will never look at your iPhone the same way again." -Dan Lyons, New York Times bestselling author of Disrupted Odds are that as you read this, an iPhone is within reach. But before Steve Jobs introduced us to "the one device," as he called it, a cell phone was merely what you used to make calls on the go. How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? Veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the inside story you won't hear from Cupertino-based on his exclusive interviews with the engineers, inventors, and developers who guided every stage of the iPhone's creation. This deep dive takes you from inside One Infinite Loop to 19th century France to WWII America, from the driest place on earth to a Kenyan pit of toxic e-waste, and even deep inside Shenzhen's notorious "suicide factories." It's a firsthand look at how the cutting-edge tech that makes the world work-touch screens, motion trackers, and even AI-made their way into our pockets. The One Device is a roadmap for design and engineering genius, an anthropology of the modern age, and an unprecedented view into one of the most secretive companies in history. This is the untold account, ten years in the making, of the device that changed everything.

The Injury Chart Book

A Graphical Overview of the Global Burden of Injuries

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 924156220X

Category: Medical

Page: 75

View: 1709

A separate publication 'Injury: a leading cause of the global burden of disease, 2000' (ISBN 9241562323) is also available