The First Blade of Ostia

Author: Duncan M. Hamilton

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505245387

Category: Dueling

Page: 370

View: 6887

The 'First Blade of Ostia' is an accolade few will achieve. In Ostenheim, a city obsessed with duelling, it is one that nobody forgets. Bryn's earliest memory is of watching duels in the arena. His earliest dream is of taking his place there. Amero has no dreams. His life has been about fulfilling the expectations of others. In search of a path of his own, the dreams of others are too tempting to resist. After years of sacrifice and hard work, Bryn is finally a professional duellist. Becoming the First Blade of Ostia no longer seems the childish fantasy it once did. To find the man standing in his way is also his best friend will test him in ways he would never have believed.

Artifacts from Ancient Rome

Author: James B. Tschen-Emmons

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696204

Category: Art

Page: 321

View: 2738

When Roman objects and artifacts are properly analyzed, they serve as valuable primary sources for learning about ancient history. This book provides the guidance and relevant historical context students need to see relics as evidence of long-past events and society. • Presents images of artifacts, relevant primary sources, and detailed explanations of each item's historical context together in a single resource, making the information conveniently accessible to both students and general readers • Provides students with the opportunity to work with, analyze, and interpret both artifacts and primary sources, making the book an excellent complement to curricula that are increasing their focus on the use of primary sources of all types • Allows readers to piece together an overall impression of Roman life and society through artifacts that range from a legionary weapon and a medical scalpel to a wax tablet for writing, a bread oven, and a sundial

The Stormcaller

The Twilight Reign:

Author: Tom Lloyd

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575096659

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 706

In a land ruled by prophecy and the whims of Gods, a young man finds himself at the heart of a war he barely understands, wielding powers he may never be able to control Isak is a white-eye, feared and despised in equal measure. Trapped in a life of poverty, hated and abused by his father, Isak dreams of escape, but when his chance comes, it isn't to a place in the army as he'd expected. Instead, the Gods have marked him out as heir-elect to the brooding Lord Bahl, the Lord of the Fahlan. Lord Bahl is also a white-eye, a genetic rarity that produces men stronger, more savage and more charismatic than their normal counterparts. Their magnetic charm and brute strength both inspires and oppresses others. Now is the time for revenge, and the forging of empires. With mounting envy and malice, the men who would themselves be kings watch Isak, chosen by Gods as flawed as the humans who serve them, as he is shaped and moulded to fulfil the prophecies that are encircling him like scavenger birds. The various factions jostle for the upper hand, and that means violence, but the Gods have been silent too long and that violence is about to spill over and paint the world the colour of spilled blood and guts and pain and anguish ...

Aus Hyperion

Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 3842409028

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 7454

Dieses Buch ist Teil der "Edition Projekt Gutenberg-DE", welche mehr als 3.000 Klassiker der deutschsprachigen Literatur umfasst. Die Werke dieser Edition umfassen Romane, Erzählungen, Novellen, Dramen, Gedichte und Sachbücher in deutscher Sprache von über 1.200 Autoren. Neben den Standardwerken deutscher Literatur sind so viele zum Teil seit Jahren vergriffene Titel wieder erhältlich. Die Edition erscheint im zeitlosen, klassischen Design, das zum Sammeln einlädt. Der tredition Verlag bietet alle Werke der "Edition Gutenberg-DE" als Paperback, als Hardcover und auch als Großdruck-Ausgaben an.

Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 4751

»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Family Medicine

Principles and Practice

Author: Robert B. Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475739990

Category: Medical

Page: 1365

View: 9418

JOHN S. MILLIS In 1966 the Citizens Commission on Graduate Medical Education observed that the explosive growth in biomedical science and the consequent increase in medical skill and technology of the twentieth century had made it possible for physicians to respond to the episodes of illness of patients with an ever-increasing effectiveness, but that the increase in knowledge and technology had forced most physicians to concentrate upon a disease entity, an organ or organ system, or a particular mode of diagnosis or therapy. As a result there had been a growing lack of continuing and comprehensive patient care. The Commission expressed the opinion that "Now, in order to bring medicine's enhanced diagnostic and therapeutic powers fully to the benefit of society, it is necessary to have many physicians who can put medicine together again. "! The Commission proceeded to recommend the education and training of sub stantial numbers of Primary Physicians who would, by assuming primary responsi bility for the patient's welfare in sickness and in health, provide continuing and comprehensive health care to the citizens of the United States. In 1978 it is clear that the recommendation has been accepted by the public, the medical profession, and medical education. There has been a vigorous response in the development of family medicine and in the fields of internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics. One is particularly impressed by the wide acceptance on the part of medical students of the concept of the primary physician. Dr. John S.

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Compendiarius

Designed Chiefly for the Use of the British Nations : In Two Volumes. ¬The First contains Two Parts. I. The Englisch appelative words, and forms of expression, before the Latin ... II The ancient Latin names of the more remarkable persons and places occuring in classic authors, ...

Author: Robert Ainsworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 802

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Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery- E-Book

Author: Deepak Kademani,Paul Tiwana

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291325

Category: Medical

Page: 1520

View: 7376

Enhance your OMS surgical skills with Atlas of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery! This practical guide, written by respected international contributors and edited by OMS experts Deepak Kademani and Paul Tiwana, offers detailed, step-by-step instructions and over 2,000 full-color illustrations that demonstrate how to plan for and perform oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures safely and efficiently. Comprehensive coverage addresses the broad scope of the specialty, ranging from the surgical anatomy of the head and neck to oral surgery, implant surgery, orthognathic and craniofacial surgery, cleft lip and palate, craniomaxillofacial trauma, management of head and neck surgery, reconstructive procedures, TMJ surgery, and aesthetic facial surgery. A comprehensive approach to OMS operative procedures offers practical guidance to the management of patients with oral and maxillofacial disorders, with each surgical procedure chapter approximately six to eight pages in length and covering the following topics: armamentarium, history of the procedure, indications for use of the procedure, limitations and contraindications, technique, alternate or modified technique, avoidance and management of intraoperative complications, and postoperative considerations. Detailed, step-by-step approach shows how to perform OMS surgical procedures safely and efficiently. Coverage of alternative and modified techniques addresses options other than the standard techniques. A full-color design makes the text easier to navigate. Expert, international contributors provide authoritative guidance on the OMS procedures they typically perform.

Immortalis

Author: Raymond Khoury

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364420781X

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 7226

Der letzte Feind, der vernichtet wird, ist der Tod (1. Korinther 15,26). Neapel, 1749. Der Marquis de Montferrat ist auf der Flucht: Seine Verfolger wollen das Buch in ihren Besitz bringen, dessen Einband eine Schlange ziert. Es stiftet Tod und Verderben, und doch birgt es das Geheimnis des Lebens. Als der Marquis entkommt, bleibt sein Schatz für Jahrhunderte verschollen. 2006 taucht ein rätselhafter Kodex in Beirut auf, der Geheimdienste weltweit in Alarm versetzt. CIA-Agent Corben und die junge Genforscherin Mia setzen alles daran, den anderen zuvorzukommen. Sie wissen, dass dieses Buch die Macht hat, die Welt für immer zu verändern. Vor allem in den falschen Händen ... «Ähnlich wie in seinem erfolgreichen Erstling ‹Scriptum› mischt Khoury Thrillerelemente mit historischen und mystischen Elementen [...] zu einem spannenden Unterhaltungsroman.» (Rhein-Zeitung)

Transsphenoidal Surgery E-Book

Author: Edward R. Laws Jr,Giuseppe Lanzino

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1455700010

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 1337

Transsphenoidal Surgery, by Drs. Laws and Lanzino, captures all of today's clinical knowledge on the multidisciplinary management of pituitary tumors, with a focus on surgical techniques. Acclaimed international experts bring you detailed guidance on natural history, radiologic and clinical aspects, surgical indications, and resection techniques. What’s more, case presentations and clinical photographs help you reduce the risk of error and advance your own surgical skills. Refine your skills through discissions of intraoperative imaging, new techniques in transsphenoidal surgery, new microsurgical procedures, radiosurgical techniques, and more. Get balanced and comprehensive perspectives on pituitary surgery from well-recognized international, multidisciplinary contributors. Make better-informed decisions with case presentations, drawn from Dr. Laws's 40 plus years as a leader in pituitary surgery, that include a summary of the clinical history, preoperative radiographs, and postoperative clinical information and radiographs. Tap into exceptional visual guidance and reduce the risk of error through abundant clinical photographs and line drawings. Find the information you need quickly via a consistent chapter-to-chapter organization.