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Book of the Month - September 2022
On Canaan's side by From Heather Morris, the New York Times bestselling author of the multi-million copy bestseller The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey: a story of family, courage, and resilience, inspired by a true story. Against all odds, three Slovakian sisters have survived years of imprisonment in the most notorious death camp in Nazi Germany: Auschwitz. Livia, Magda, and Cibi have clung together, nearly died from starvation and overwork, and the brutal whims of the guards in this place of horror. But now, the allies are closing in and the sisters have one last hurdle to face: the death march from Auschwitz, as the Nazis try to erase any evidence of the prisoners held there. Due to a last minute stroke of luck, the three of them are able to escape formation and hide in the woods for days before being rescued. And this is where the story begins. From there, the three sisters travel to Israel, to their new home, but the battle for freedom takes on new forms. Livia, Magda, and Cibi must face the ghosts of their past--and some secrets that they have kept from each other--to find true peace and happiness. Inspired by a true story, and with events that overlap with those of Lale, Gita, and Cilka, The Three Sisters will hold a place in readers' hearts and minds as they experience what true courage really is.
Publication Date: 2021-10-05 / Book
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Medical Mathematics and Dosage Calculations for Veterinary Technicians by This user-friendly guide to medical mathematics helps veterinary technician students develop the math skills required before going into the practice setting. New workbook format allows readers to practice problems right inside the book Covers math fundamentals, metric and non-metric conversions, dosing and concentration, IV drug infusion, prescriptions, and doctors' orders Offers step-by-step instructions for performing calculations Newly expanded to include calculation of constant rate infusions, dilutions, compounding, and anesthesia applications Features a full answer key and images from the book in PowerPoint for instructors on a companion website "The text is organized to help readers with rudimentary math skills as well as those who just need a little review on how to perform medically related mathematical calculations....Overall, this is a well-organized textbook that will help students at all levels of mathematic competency navigate the sometimes-challenging area of medical calculations."- JAVMA Vol 255 No. 6
Publication Date: 2019-02-06 / Book
Small Scale Sport Tourism Events and Local Sustainable Development by This book outlines the impacts of small scale sport tourism events on local sustainable development in different countries. Using half marathons organized in small and medium sized cities as an example, the chapters are robust case studies, applying a unified methodology in order to provide a clear overview of the sport tourism system in each country. The book begins with a description of the methodologies used and an overview of the countries studied. The country chapters focus on several dimensions of sport tourism in each city, including but not limited to the history of past sport tourism events in the municipality, the characteristics of the city hosting the event, the demographic profile of participants in the event, and the quantifiable economic, environmental, and sociocultural impacts of the event. Each chapter concludes with analysis and policy recommendations for holding future events that contribute to local sustainable development. The book concludes by summarizing and comparing the main results across different countries, and presenting main conclusions and overarching recommendations. Written by international experts in sports tourism, this book is geared towards academic researchers and students, interested in sport tourism, sports economics, management, and sustainable development, as well as policy makers and professionals tasked with bringing such events to their cities.
Publication Date: 2021-04-11 /Book
Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine by Now in full color throughout, Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine: Clinical Pathology, Fifth Edition offers a comprehensive overview of hematology, hemostasis, clinical chemistry, urinalysis, cytology, and reference intervals in a highly accessible outline format. With information on all major domestic species, the text is designed for the reader to quickly find answers to clinical questions. Taking a problem-solving approach to the interpretation of laboratory data, this book includes clinical cases to illustrate the concepts of laboratory data interpretation, with tables and key words to aid readers in locating and applying information. The fifth edition has been fully revised to reflect the latest knowledge, diagnostic methods, and practices in veterinary laboratory medicine. A companion website provides the images in PowerPoint and references linked to PubMed at www.wiley.com/go/latimer. Duncan and Prasse's Veterinary Laboratory Medicine is an excellent quick reference for practicing veterinarians, veterinary students, clinical interns and residents, and pathology residents.
Publication Date: 2011-07-26 / Book
Clinical Procedures in Veterinary Nursing by The new fourth edition of Clinical Procedures retains the popular format that has been so successful in establishing previous editions. All the principal procedures a nurse is likely to be called on to perform are presented in the most practically useful way, linking the action with the underlying rationale and illustrating both with ultra-clear line artworks and photographs. This new edition brings the text into line with the Day One Skills and Competencies which now govern training of veterinary nurses, with revision and updating throughout. All the principal basic procedures are covered Uses a step-by-step 'action/rationale' approach for maximum clarity Covers companion animals, equine and exotic species Never struggle to find definitive information on basic procedures again A reference guide to best practice for both qualified and trainee veterinary nurses and veterinary technicians All skills reviewed and updated in conformity with best practice Now aligned with RCVS Day One current skills and competencies Includes self-assessment questions on each chapter All-new design improves user-friendliness Chapters 4-6 restructured with new illustrations Now with new contributors
Publication Date: 2019-03-27 / Book
Practical Canine Behaviour by In this book Stephanie Hedges draws on more than 20 years as a practicing veterinary nurse and her training as a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB). She provides a quick reference and practically relevant canine behaviour resource to meet both the specific needs of the veterinary nurse or technician and the needs of the wider general practice team. The new edition has been completely revised and updated to include: - New sections on canine emotions, the role of play, and how the canine senses affect a dog's perception of their world and their communication with others - A discussion of the relevance and limitations of breed in our understanding of dog behaviour - Updated and expanded behavioural first aid advice including factors to consider when assessing risk - A new chapter on the practice role in addressing fear of visiting the practice and veterinary interventions - A focus on the emotional welfare of dogs throughout Further topics include application of the 'trigger stacking' principle to reduce stress and aggression in practice, approaches to minimising restraint when handling, advice for puppy owners to prevent future problems, tips for running successful puppy socialization classes, and strategies for managing or addressing unwanted behaviour. Practical Canine Behaviour continues to provide an essential practical resource for the general veterinary practice team, dog trainers, groomers, dog walkers, rescue centre staff, kennel owners and all those who love and care for dogs.
Publication Date: 2021-10-25 / Book
Plastics in the Circular Economy by We cannot imagine a world without plastics. Plastic products make our daily life safe, healthy and convenient. Besides all the benefits, the current plastics economy gives rise to environmental concerns with respect to fossil oil depletion and plastic waste accumulation. In a circular economy, however, plastics can be redesigned for reusability and recyclability. This book makes the topic of sustainable plastics approachable for students and career starters alike, describing the nature and chemistry of (bio)polymers as well as how to create a closed loop of plastic materials.
Publication Date: 2021-03-22 / Book
Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications by Master the nurse's role in therapeutic nutrition and in teaching dietary health! Nutritional Foundations and Clinical Applications: A Nursing Approach, 8th Edition describes nutritional healing and wellness from the nurse's perspective. It covers dietary guidelines with a humanistic, personal touch, using first-hand accounts to show how nutrition principles apply to patients in real-world practice. This edition is updated with the most current guidelines and the latest research on nutrition. Written by noted educators Michele Grodner, Sylvia Escott-Stump, and Suzie Dorner, this leading nutrition text promotes healthy diets and shows how nutrition may be used in treating and controlling diseases and disorders. Applying Content Knowledge and Critical Thinking: Clinical Applications case studies help you apply nutrition principles to real-world practice situations. Personal Perspective box in each chapter offers a firsthand account of the ways in which nutrition affects patients' lives, demonstrating the personal touch for which this book is known. Teaching Tool boxes include strategies for providing nutrition counseling to patients. The Nursing Approach boxes analyze a realistic nutritional case study according to the nursing process. Social Issue boxes show how ethical, social, and community concerns can influence health and wellness. Health Debate boxes address the nurse's response to differing opinions or controversies about food, nutrition, and health concerns. Cultural Considerations boxes show how to understand and respect the food and health customs of specific ethnic groups. Key terms and a glossary make it easy to learn key vocabulary and concepts. NEW! Nursing Approach sections include Next Generation NCLEX® terminology as well as single-episode cases and questions, with answers on the Evolve website.
Publication Date: 2022-01-13 / Book
Hotel Housekeeping: Operations and Management by Hotel housekeeping is a sub-discipline of hotel management which focuses on the maintenance of hotels on a daily or long term basis. The key objective of hotel housekeeping is to provide a safe, clean and comfortable environment to the customer. It also focuses on providing a pleasant and comfortable ambience by using various color schemes, decorations, furnishings and an efficient staff in the hotel. Housekeeping techniques finds extensive application across various sectors such as hospitals, hostels, universities, libraries, offices, museums and residential houses. Some of the other areas studied under this discipline are budgeting, interior designing, safety and security. While understanding the long-term perspectives of the topics, the book makes an effort in highlighting their impact as a modern tool for the growth of the discipline. It discusses the operations and management of hotel housekeeping in a multidisciplinary manner. This book will provide comprehensive knowledge to the readers.
Publication Date: 2022-03-01 / Book