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Laughing Gas

Laughing Gas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1409063682
Publisher: Random House
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Laughing Gas by Book Resume:

'A lifelong treat' Simon Garfield, Esquire A P.G. Wodehouse novel Joey Cooley is a golden-curled child film star, the idol of American motherhood. Reginald, Third Earl of Havershot, is a boxing blue on a mission to save his wayward cousin from the fleshpots of Hollywood. Both are under anaesthetic at the dentists when something strange happens - and their identities are swapped in the ether. Suddenly Joey can use his six-foot frame to get his own back on his Hollywood persecutors. But Reggie has to endure everything Joey had to put up with in the horrible life of a child star - including kidnap. Laughing Gas is Wodehouse's brilliantly funny take on the 'If I were you' theme - a wry look at the dangers of getting what you wish for in the movie business and beyond.

Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor

Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0199885281
Author: Jie Jack Li
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor by Jie Jack Li Book Resume:

The stories behind drug discovery are fascinating, full of human and scientific interest. This is a book on the history of drug discovery that highlights the intellectual splendor of discoverers as well as the human frailty associated them. History is replete with examples of breakthrough medicines that have saved millions of lives. Ether as an anesthetic by Morton; penicillin as an antibiotic by Fleming; and insulin as an anti-diabetic by Banting are just a few examples. The discoverers of these medicines are doubtlessly benefactors to mankind--for instance, without penicillin, 75% of us probably would not be alive because some of our parents or grandparents would have succumbed to infections. Dr. Jack Li, a medicinal chemist who is intimately involved with drug discovery, has assembled an astounding amount of facts and information behind important drugs through extensive literature research and interviews with many inventors of the drugs including Viagra and Lipitor. There have been many myths and inaccuracies associated with those legendary drugs. The inventors perspectives afforded this book an invaluable accuracy and insight because history is not history unless it is true. The text is supplemented by many anecdotes, pictures and postage stamps. Both specialist and layman will find Laughing Gas, Viagra, and Lipitor informative and entertaining. Students in chemistry, pharmacy, and medicine, workers in healthcare and high school science teachers will find this book most useful.

Laughing Gas

Laughing Gas [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1461732832
Author: Marian Henley
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
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Laughing Gas by Marian Henley Book Resume:

Laughing Gas is a collection of Marian Henley's Maxine!, a weekly comic strip in syndication since 1981. Maxine is a ponytailed pundit who, as one editor observed, "always has her mouth open." Maxine offers an opinion on everything that matters most: love, religion, politics, philosophy, and of course, bad hair.

Accidental Discoveries

Accidental Discoveries [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1460277228
Author: Larry Verstraete
Publisher: FriesenPress
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Accidental Discoveries by Larry Verstraete Book Resume:

Accidental Discoveries - a man inhales laughing gas...and feels no pain in his leg - a blast of water in a bathroom leads to a billion dollar invention - a scientist dreams the answer to the question that had him stumped - a spill creates an explosive even more powerful than dynamite Some discoveries come about by logic and reasoning. Others happen because of blunders, fumbles and freaky circumstances - in short, by accident. Over 80 stories about the stumbles, goofs, and strange twists that have resulted in amazing breakthroughs from laughing gas to dynamite.

Nietzsche and the Burbs

Nietzsche and the Burbs [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1612198139
Author: Lars Iyer
Publisher: Melville House
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Nietzsche and the Burbs by Lars Iyer Book Resume:

In a work of blistering dark hilarity, a young Nietzsche experiences life in a metal band & the tribulations of finals season in a modern secondary school When a new student transfers in from a posh private school, he falls in with a group of like-minded suburban stoners, artists, and outcasts—too smart and creative for their own good. His classmates nickname their new friend Nietzsche (for his braininess and bleak outlook on life), and decide he must be the front man of their metal band, now christened Nietzsche and the Burbs. With the abyss of graduation—not to mention their first gig—looming ahead, the group ramps up their experimentations with sex, drugs, and...nihilist philosophy. Are they as doomed as their intellectual heroes? And why does the end of youth feel like such a universal tragedy? And as they ponder life's biggies, this sly, elegant, and often laugh-out-loud funny story of would-be rebels becomes something special: an absorbing and stirring reminder of a particular, exciting yet bittersweet moment in life...and a reminder that all adolescents are philosophers, and all philosophers are adolescents at heart.

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137380764
Author: L. Colletta
Publisher: Springer
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British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965 by L. Colletta Book Resume:

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935-1965 calls attention to the shifting grounds of cultural expression by highlighting Hollywood as a site that unsettled definitions and narratives of colonialism and national identity for prominent British novelists such as Christopher Isherwood, P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, and J.B. Priestley.

You Bet Your Life

You Bet Your Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1541620380
Author: Paul A Offit
Publisher: Basic Books
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You Bet Your Life by Paul A Offit Book Resume:

One of America’s top physicians traces the history of risk in medicine—with powerful lessons for today Every medical decision—whether to have chemotherapy, an X-ray, or surgery—is a risk, no matter which way you choose. In You Bet Your Life, physician Paul A. Offit argues that, from the first blood transfusions four hundred years ago to the hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine, risk has been essential to the discovery of new treatments. More importantly, understanding the risks is crucial to whether, as a society or as individuals, we accept them. Told in Offit’s vigorous and rigorous style, You Bet Your Life is an entertaining history of medicine. But it also lays bare the tortured relationships between intellectual breakthroughs, political realities, and human foibles. Our pandemic year has shown us, with its debates over lockdowns, masks, and vaccines, how easy it is to get everything wrong. You Bet Your Life is an essential read for getting the future a bit more right.

Dickensian Laughter

Dickensian Laughter [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191008737
Author: Malcolm Andrews
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Dickensian Laughter by Malcolm Andrews Book Resume:

How does Dickens make his readers laugh? What is the distinctive character of Dickensian humour? These are the questions explored in this book on a topic that has been strangely neglected in critical studies over the last half century. Dickens's friend and biographer John Forster declared that: 'His leading quality was Humour.' At the end of Dickens's career he was acclaimed as 'the greatest English Humourist since Shakespeare's time.' In 1971 the critic Philip Collins surveyed recent decades of Dickens criticism and asked 'from how many discussions of Dickens in the learned journals would one ever guess that (as Dickens himself thought) humour was his leading quality, his highest faculty?' Forty years later, that rhetorical question has lost none of its force. Why? Perhaps Dickens's genius as a humourist is simply taken for granted, and critics prefer to turn to his other achievements; or perhaps humour is too hard to analyse without spoiling the fun? Whatever the reason, there has been very little by way of sustained critical investigation into what for most people has constituted Dickens's special claim to greatness. This book is framed as a series of essays examining and reflecting on Dickens's techniques for making us laugh. How is it that some written incident, or speech, or narrative 'aside' can fire off the page into the reader's conciousness and jolt him or her into a smile, a giggle, or a hearty laugh? That is the core question here. His first novel, Pickwick Papers, was acclaimed at the time as having 'opened a fresh vein of humour' in English literature: what was the social nature of the humour that established this trademark 'Dickensian' method of making people laugh? And how many kinds of laughter are there in Dickens? What made Dickens himself laugh? Victorian and contemporary theories of laughter can provide useful insights into these processes - incongruity theory or the 'relief' theory of laughter, laughter's contagiousness (laughter as a 'social glue'), the art of comic timing, the neuroscience of laughter. These and other ideas are brought into play in this short book, which considers not only Dickens's novels but also his letters and journalism. And to that end there are copious quotations. The aim of the book is to make readers laugh and also to prompt them to reflect their laughter. It should have an interest not only for Dickensians but for anyone curious about the nature of laughter and how it is triggered.

Sustainability and Human Resource Management

Sustainability and Human Resource Management [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3642375243
Author: Ina Ehnert,Wes Harry,Klaus J. Zink
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Sustainability and Human Resource Management by Ina Ehnert,Wes Harry,Klaus J. Zink Book Resume:

The role of HRM in developing sustainable business organizations is increasingly attracting attention. Sustainability can be used as a principle for HRM itself and the tasks of Sustainable HRM are twofold. On the one hand it fosters the conditions for individual employee sustainability and develops the ability of HRM systems to continuously attract, regenerate and develop motivated and engaged employees by making the HRM system itself sustainable. On the other hand Sustainable HRM contributes to the sustainability of the business organizations through cooperation with the top management, key stakeholders and NGOs and by realising economic, ecological, social and human sustainability goals. This book provides a comprehensive review of the new area of Sustainable HRM and of research from different disciplines like sustainable work systems, ergonomics, HRM, linking sustainability and HRM. It brings together the views of academics and practitioners and provides many ideas for conceptual development, empirical exploration and practical implementation. This publication intends to advance the international academic and practice-based debates on the potential of sustainability for HRM and vice versa. In 19 chapters, 26 authors from five continents explore the role of HRM in developing economically, socially and ecologically sustainable organizations, the concept of Sustainable HRM and the role of HRM in developing Sustainable HRM systems and how sustainability and HRM are conceptualized and perceived in different areas of the world.

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into the Universe

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into the Universe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1607106825
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute,Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society,JoAnn Padgett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into the Universe by Bathroom Readers' Institute,Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society,JoAnn Padgett Book Resume:

Follow up to the best-selling first single topic bathroom reader, Plunges into History, now in its 3rd printing, rated number 1 at Sam's Clubs. Offer a second single topic reader on another broad popular topic. Plunges into the Universe is your anecdote to boring science text books. Uncle John and his loony lab partners will take you back to the Big Bang and forward to the distant future. You’ll see the science in everything around (and inside) you, and learn the truth about the most egregious science myths (such as--you can’t “sweat like a pig” because pigs don’t sweat). How many amazing facts await your visual cortex in these 494 pages made up of atoms (print version) or bits and bytes (e-book)? As Carl Sagan would have said, “Billions and Billions!” So put on your thinking cap and check out… * Pluto denied * Kitchen chemistry * Football gets physics-al * Planet Earth’s sudden hot flashes * Food’s incredible journey…through you * The science of surfing, skating, and snowboarding * How they plugged the hole in the ozone layer * How “defenseless” animals stay alive * Sci-fi that’s more fi than sci * Ancient astronomers * Know your clouds And much, much more!

Seeking the Cure

Seeking the Cure [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781439171738
Author: Ira Rutkow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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Seeking the Cure by Ira Rutkow Book Resume:

A timely, authoritative, and entertaining history of medicine in America by an eminent physician Despite all that has been written and said about American medicine, narrative accounts of its history are uncommon. Until Ira Rutkow’s Seeking the Cure, there have been no modern works, either for the lay reader or the physician, that convey the extraordinary story of medicine in the United States. Yet for more than three centuries, the flowering of medicine—its triumphal progress from ignorance to science—has proven crucial to Americans’ under-standing of their country and themselves. Seeking the Cure tells the tale of American medicine with a series of little-known anecdotes that bring to life the grand and unceasing struggle by physicians to shed unsound, if venerated, beliefs and practices and adopt new medicines and treatments, often in the face of controversy and scorn. Rutkow expertly weaves the stories of individual doctors—what they believed and how they practiced—with the economic, political, and social issues facing the nation. Among the book’s many historical personages are Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington (whose timely adoption of a controversial medical practice probably saved the Continental Army), Benjamin Rush, James Garfield (who was killed by his doctors, not by an assassin’s bullet), and Joseph Lister. The book touches such diverse topics as smallpox and the Revolutionary War, the establishment of the first medical schools, medicine during the Civil War, railroad medicine and the beginnings of specialization, the rise of the medical-industrial complex, and the thrilling yet costly advent of modern disease-curing technologies utterly unimaginable a generation ago, such as gene therapies, body scanners, and robotic surgeries. In our time of spirited national debate over the future of American health care amid a seemingly infinite flow of new medical discoveries and pharmaceutical products, Rutkow’s account provides readers with an essential historic, social, and even philosophical context. Working in the grand American literary tradition established by such eminent writer-doctors as Oliver Wendell Holmes, William Carlos Williams, Sherwin Nuland, and Oliver Sacks, he combines the historian’s perspective with the physician’s seasoned expertise. Capacious, learned, and gracefully told, Seeking the Cure will satisfy armchair historians and doctors alike, for, as Rutkow shows, the history of American medicine is a portrait of America itself.

Emerson's Contemporaries and Kerouac's Crowd

Emerson's Contemporaries and Kerouac's Crowd [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780838639603
Author: Bradley J. Stiles
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
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Emerson's Contemporaries and Kerouac's Crowd by Bradley J. Stiles Book Resume:

Stiles hopes to correct some popular misreadings of the nineteenth-century writers and provide a new approach to reading the twentieth-century authors by juxtaposing them alongside their predecessors."--BOOK JACKET.

Blessed Days of Anaesthesia

Blessed Days of Anaesthesia [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191622346
Author: Stephanie J. Snow
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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Blessed Days of Anaesthesia by Stephanie J. Snow Book Resume:

Among all the great discoveries and inventions of the nineteenth century, few offer us a more fascinating insight into Victorian society than the discovery of anaesthesia. Now considered to be one of the greatest inventions for humanity since the printing press, anaesthesia offered pain-free operations, childbirth with reduced suffering, and instant access to the world beyond consciousness. And yet, upon its introduction, Victorian medics, moralists, clergymen, and scientists, were plunged into turmoil. This vivid and engaging account of the early days of anaesthesia unravels some key moments in medical history: from Humphry Davy's early experiments with nitrous oxide and the dramas that drove the discovery of ether anaesthesia in America, to the outrage provoked by Queen Victoria's use of chloroform during the birth of Prince Leopold. And there are grisly ones too: frequent deaths, and even notorious murders. Interweaved throughout the story, a fascinating social change is revealed. For anaesthesia caused the Victorians to rethink concepts of pain, sexuality, and the links between mind and body. From this turmoil, a profound change in attitudes began to be realised, as the view that physical suffering could, and should, be prevented permeated through society, most tellingly at first in prisons and schools where pain was used as a method of social control. In this way, the discovery of anaesthesia left not only a medical and scientific legacy that changed the world, but a compassionate one too.

Legally Stoned:

Legally Stoned: [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0806534656
Author: Todd A. Thies, Ph.D.
Publisher: Citadel Underground
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Legally Stoned: by Todd A. Thies, Ph.D. Book Resume:

This practical guide to psychoactive drugs reveals fourteen legal and accessible paths on your journey to altered consciousness. Getting high in one form or another has been a part of human life for thousands of years. And while the US government stands in the way of this basic right, there are ways around the restrictions. With each of the fourteen psychoactive substances detailed in this book, you can get high, pass a urine drug test, and never once break the law. Legally Stoned is a practical guide to obtaining and using fourteen mind-altering agents that are both legal and easy to acquire. It also includes a description and history of each item, its chemistry and physiological reactions, accounts of its pleasures and perils, and any risks associated with it. Legally Stoned covers substances such as: • Amanita muscaria mushroom, which induces feelings of euphoria and auditory hallucinations • Anadenanthera peregrina/colubrina seeds, which have been known to cause intense visions of psychedelic light and color • Ayahuasca, which originated in South America and often produces visual hallucinations that include the jungle, exotic animals, even ancient native artwork

Handbook of Purified Gases

Handbook of Purified Gases [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3540325999
Author: Helmut Schoen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Handbook of Purified Gases by Helmut Schoen Book Resume:

Technical gases are used in almost every field of industry, science and medicine and also as a means of control by government authorities and institutions and are regarded as indispensable means of assistance. In this complete handbook of purified gases the physical foundations of purified gases and mixtures as well as their manufacturing, purification, analysis, storage, handling and transport are presented in a comprehensive way. This important reference work is accompanied with a large number of Data Sheets dedicated to the most important purified gases.

Enzymes for Solving Humankind's Problems

Enzymes for Solving Humankind's Problems [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3030583155
Author: José J. G. Moura,Isabel Moura,Luisa B. Maia
Publisher: Springer Nature
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Enzymes for Solving Humankind's Problems by José J. G. Moura,Isabel Moura,Luisa B. Maia Book Resume:

This book presents specific key natural and artificial systems that are promising biocatalysts in the areas of health, agriculture, environment and energy. It provides a comprehensive account of the state of the art of these systems and outlines the significant progress made in the last decade using these systems to develop innovative, sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions. Chapters from expert contributors explore how natural enzymes and artificial systems tackle specific targets such as: climate change, carbon footprint and economy and carbon dioxide utilisation; nitrogen footprint and fixation and nitrous oxide mitigation; hydrogen production, fuel cells and energy from bacteria; biomass transformation and production of added-value compounds, as well as biosensors development. This book provides an important and inspiring account for the designing of new natural and artificial systems with enhanced properties, and it appeals not only to students and researchers working in the fields of energy, health, food and environment, but also to a wider audience of educated readers that are interested in these up-to-date and exciting subjects. Chapter “Carbon Dioxide Utilisation—The Formate Route” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via

Twisted True Tales From Science

Twisted True Tales From Science [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000490149
Author: Stephanie Bearce
Publisher: Routledge
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Twisted True Tales From Science by Stephanie Bearce Book Resume:

Nikola Tesla was crazy smart. He invented the idea for cell phones in 1893, discovered alternating current, and invented a death ray gun. Of course, he also talked to pigeons, ate only boiled food, and was scared of women who wore jewelry. He was an insane inventor. So was Henry Cavendish, who discovered hydrogen, calculated the density of the Earth, and was so scared of people that he had to write notes to communicate. Sir Isaac Newton discovered the laws of gravity, believed in magic, and thought he could make a potion to create gold. These stories may sound twisted, but they're all true tales from science! Ages 9-12

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0814338550
Author: Murray Pomerance
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
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The Last Laugh by Murray Pomerance Book Resume:

For critics, fans, and scholars of drama and film, the laugh has traditionally been tied to comedy, indicating and expressing mirth, witty relief, joyous celebration, or arch and sarcastic parody. But strange, dark laughter that illuminates non-comedic, unfunny situations gets much less attention. In The Last Laugh: Strange Humors of Cinema, editor Murray Pomerance has assembled contributions from thirteen estimable scholars that address the strange laughter of cinema from varying intellectual perspectives and a wide range of sources. Contributors consider unusual humors in a variety of filmic settings, from the chilling unheard laughter of silent cinema to the ribald and mortal laughter in the work of Orson Welles; the vagaries and nuances of laughter in film noir to the eccentric laughter of science fiction. Essays also look at laughter in many different applications, from the subtle, underlying wit of the thriller Don't Look Now to the deeply provocative humor of experimental film and the unpredictable, shadowy, insightful, and stunning laughter in such films as Black Swan, Henry Fool, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Kiss of Death, The Dark Knight, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence. The accessibly written, unique essays in The Last Laugh bring a new understanding to the delicate balance, unsettled tensions, and fragility of human affairs depicted by strange humor in film. For scholars of film and readers who love cinema, these essays will be rich and playful inspiration.

She-ology, The She-quel

She-ology, The She-quel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642931810
Author: Sherry A. Ross MD
Publisher: Savio Republic
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She-ology, The She-quel by Sherry A. Ross MD Book Resume:

With She-ology—Dr. Sherry Ross’s bestselling book about the questions, answers, and misunderstandings that women have about their vaginas—the proverbial floodgates were opened. After hearing from countless women across the country—from all ages and stages of life—Dr. Sherry realized the necessity to address the topics not covered in her first book. With the same compassion, expertise, and humor she used to answer some of the most probing questions about the care and maintenance of the vagina, Dr. Sherry continues her dialogue to further her vagina revolution…a revolution that’s essential for women in embracing their sexuality, identity, and sense of selves.

Early Charlie Chaplin

Early Charlie Chaplin [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0810882434
Author: James L. Neibaur
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
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Early Charlie Chaplin by James L. Neibaur Book Resume:

Before making a name for himself as an undisputed master of cinema, Charlie Chaplin first developed his acting, writing, and directing skills at Keystone Studios. This book examines each of these films, assessing the important early work of a comedian who became a timeless icon.