Where on Earth? Atlas

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Where on Earth? Atlas is unlike any other atlas you have ever seen before, bringing our amazing world to life in 3-D. With its more than 60 specially commissioned 3-D maps and artworks, it takes kids on a continent-by-continent tour of the world and even includes an introductory visual explanation of Earth's evolution. Each continent is explored in great detail, with topic maps on major geographical features, cities and monuments, population, wildlife, and more. From the Great Lakes to the Great Barrier Reef, map keys add extra layers of information, and special fact sections support the data provided on the maps. A gazetteer of facts and figures at the back of the eBook profiles each country in detail. Encouraging learning every step of the way, Where on Earth? Atlas is the perfect home reference for any child with an interest in the world around them.

What's Where on Earth? Atlas

The World As You've Never Seen It Before

Author: Dorling Kindersley

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Category: Children's atlases

Page: 160

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A series of maps provide a continent-by-continent tour of the world, depicting such things as where the world's largest butterfly lives and which international border is crossed more than any other.

The Emigrants

Author: W. G. Sebald

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

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Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A masterwork of W. G. Sebald, now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The four long narratives in The Emigrants appear at first to be the straightforward biographies of four Germans in exile. Sebald reconstructs the lives of a painter, a doctor, an elementary-school teacher, and Great Uncle Ambrose. Following (literally) in their footsteps, the narrator retraces routes of exile which lead from Lithuania to London, from Munich to Manchester, from the South German provinces to Switzerland, France, New York, Constantinople, and Jerusalem. Along with memories, documents, and diaries of the Holocaust, he collects photographs—the enigmatic snapshots which stud The Emigrants and bring to mind family photo albums. Sebald combines precise documentary with fictional motifs, and as he puts the question to realism, the four stories merge into one unfathomable requiem.

Department of Health

The Management of Adult Diabetes Services in the NHS, Seventeenth Report of Session 2012-13, Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

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Category: Medical

Page: 46

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The percentage of the population diagnosed with diabetes doubled between 1994 and 2009 and is continuing to increase which could have a significant impact on NHS resources. Too many diabetic people are developing complications because they are not receiving the straightforward care and support they need. The Department estimates that 24,000 people with diabetes die prematurely each year because their diabetes has not been managed effectively and it's estimated 80% of the costs of diabetes in the NHS are attributable to the treatment and management of serious, yet avoidable, diabetic complications. These costs will continue to increase as the number of diabetic people rises as will premature deaths. The National Service Framework for Diabetes, 2001 set out minimum standards for good diabetes care, including nine basic care processes which check for the early signs of avoidable diabetic complications as well as treatment targets for the management of blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol to minimise the risk of diabetic complications developing. Progress in delivering these standards of care and in achieving treatment targets has been poor. There is no strong national leadership, no effective accountability arrangements for commissioners, and no appropriate performance incentives for providers. The Committee saw no evidence that the Department will ensure that these issues are addressed effectively in the new NHS structure. Variation in the level of progress across the NHS also means that there is an unacceptable "postcode lottery" of care

Encyclop©Œdia Britannica

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature : Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems ...

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Encyclopædia

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature; Constructed on a Plan, by which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into the Form of Distinct Treatises Or Systems, Comprehending the History, Theory, and Practice, of Each, According to the Latest Discoveries and Improvements; and Full Explanations Given of the Various Detached Parts of Knowledge, Whether Relating to Natural and Artificial Objects, Or to Matters Ecclesiastical, Civil, Military, Commercial, &c., Including Elucidations of the Most Important Topics Relative to Religion, Morals, Manners, and the Oeconomy of Life; Together with a Description of All the Countries, Cities, Principal Mountains, Seas, Rivers, &c. Throughout the World; a General History, Ancient and Modern, of the Different Empires, Kingdoms, and States; and an Account of the Lives of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation, from the Earliest Ages Down to the Present Times. ...

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The Noonday Demon

An Atlas Of Depression

Author: Andrew Solomon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 609

With uncommon humanity, candor, wit, and erudition, award-winning author Andrew Solomon takes the reader on a journey of incomparable range and resonance into the most pervasive of family secrets. His contribution to our understanding not only of mental illness but also of the human condition is truly stunning. The Noonday Demon examines depression in personal, cultural, and scientific terms. Drawing on his own struggles with the illness and interviews with fellow sufferers, doctors and scientists, policymakers and politicians, drug designers and philosophers, Solomon reveals the subtle complexities and sheer agony of the disease. He confronts the challenge of defining the illness and describes the vast range of available medications, the efficacy of alternative treatments, and the impact the malady has had on various demographic populations around the world and throughout history. He also explores the thorny patch of moral and ethical questions posed by emerging biological explanations for mental illness. The depth of human experience Solomon chronicles, the range of his intelligence, and his boundless curiosity and compassion will change the reader's view of the world.

Encyclopædia Britannica

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature

Author: Colin Macfarquhar

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Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

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