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Written in Bone

By Sue Black
  • ISBN Code: : 1951627946
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : True Crime
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Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association ALCS Gold Dagger for Nonfiction— A tour through the human skeleton and the secrets our bones reveal, from the author of All That Remains In her memoir All That Remains, internationally renowned forensic anthropologist and human anatomist Dame Sue Black recounted her life lived eye to eye with the Grim Reaper. During the course of it, she offered a primer on the basics of identifying human remains, plenty of insights into the fascinating processes of death, and a sober, compassionate understanding of its inescapable presence in our existence, all leavened with her wicked sense of humor. In her new book, Sue Black builds on the first, taking us on a guided tour of the human skeleton and explaining how each person's life history is revealed in their bones, which she calls "the last sentinels of our mortal life to bear witness to the way we lived it." Her narrative follows the skeleton from the top of the skull to the small bones in the foot. Each step of the journey includes an explanation of the biology—how the bone is formed in a person's development, how it changes as we age, the secrets it may hold—and is illustrated with anecdotes from the author's career helping solve crimes and identifying human remains, whether recent or historical. Written in Bone is full of entertaining stories that read like scenes from a true-life CSI drama, infused with humor and no-nonsense practicality about the realities of corpses and death.

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Here's help in selecting current, nonfiction books that will get boys excited about reading. • Citations for over 1,700 current nonfiction titles published between 2007–2009 that will appeal to boys • Interviews with seven authors, including Kadir Nelson, author of We Are the Ship, recent winner of numerous children's literature awards, and a great role model for young male readers • Nonfiction booktalks that can be used word-for-word when presenting books to students • Reproducible booklists • Photos of featured male authors • Book cover illustrations

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By Judith A. Hayn,Jeffrey S. Kaplan,Amanda L. Nolen,Heather A. Olvey
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1475812981
  • Total of Pages : 155
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 398
  • Pdf File: young-adult-nonfiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

No matter the location, schools are guided by standards, including Common Core State Standards. This collection of contributions by some of the country’s leading literacy experts offers practical suggestions for implementing young adult literature to meet the demand that standards mandate for focusing on nonfiction in teaching literacy.

Writing Remains

By Josie Gill,Catriona McKenzie,Emma Lightfoot
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1350109487
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 745
  • Pdf File: writing-remains.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Writing Remains brings together a wide range of leading archaeologists and literary scholars to explore emerging intersections in archaeological and literary studies. Drawing upon a wide range of literary texts from the nineteenth century to the present, the book offers new approaches to understanding storytelling and narrative in archaeology, and the role of archaeological knowledge in literature and literary criticism. The book's eight chapters explore a wide array of archaeological approaches and methods, including scientific archaeology, identifying intersections with literature and literary studies which are textual, conceptual, spatial, temporal and material. Examining literary authors from Thomas Hardy and Bram Stoker to Sarah Moss and Paul Beatty, scholars from across disciplines are brought into dialogue to consider fictional narrative both as a site of new archaeological knowledge and as a source and object of archaeological investigation.

Children's Book-a-Day Almanac

By Anita Silvey
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Book Code : 1466828048
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 468
  • Pdf File: children-s-book-a-day-almanac.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

The Enduring Mage and Other Tales

By Kevin J. Fellows
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Modern Folklore Press
  • Book Code : 1735130052
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 414
  • Pdf File: the-enduring-mage-and-other-tales.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Queen’s Champion was tired. Tired of dragon yoke; tired of rising before dawn; tired of running between villages; tired of killing the iridescent moon-eyed hatchling. The Queen’s Champion was worn to the bone. And the queen was dead. The Never-ending Dragon is one of seven tales in this collection where readers will find a man with history written into his bones, assassins tasked with killing all the world's mages, and more. Includes "A Map from the End of the World," the prelude to the novel At the End of the World.

European Book Cultures

By Stephanie Kurschus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3658080604
  • Total of Pages : 365
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: european-book-cultures.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Stephanie Kurschus analyses the idea of a common "European" book culture that integrates the book market as an essential aspect and employs book promotion as balancing instrument. Characteristics of book culture are identified; the resultant concept of book culture provides an overview of the values and myths ascribed to the book. Furthermore, applied book promotion measures are analyzed for their effectiveness and best practice models. Since, in a context determined by culture and market, preservation and innovation, book promotion fulfills two functions: it is to protect the unique national characteristics of book culture as well as to support its continuous development. To adapt and to advance within a changing environment is critical to the survival of book culture in the digital reality.

Materials and Devices for Bone Disorders

By Susmita Bose,Amit Bandyopadhyay
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0128028033
  • Total of Pages : 560
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 214
  • Pdf File: materials-and-devices-for-bone-disorders.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Materials for Bone Disorders is written by a cross-disciplinary team of research scientists, engineers, and clinicians and bridges the gap between materials science and bone disorders, providing integrated coverage of biomaterials and their applications. The bioceramics, biopolymers, composites, and metallic materials used in the treatment of bone disorders are introduced, as are their interactions with cells, biomolecules, and body tissues. The main types of bone disorder and disease are covered including osteoporosis, spinal injury, load bearing joint diseases, bone cancer, and forms of cranio-maxillofacial disorders. Bone disorders are common across all ages. Various forms of bone disorders can change the lifestyle of otherwise normal and healthy people. With the development of novel materials, many forms of bone disorders are becoming manageable, allowing people to lead a fairly normal life. Specific consideration is given to areas where recent advances are enabling new treatments, such as the use of resorbable ceramics in bone tissue engineering and drug delivery, newer polymer-based implants in load-bearing contexts, and engineering biomaterials surfaces including modifying surface chemistry. Ethical and regulatory issues are also explored. Explores biomaterials for bone repair and related applications in orthopedics and dentistry in a clinical context Introduces biomaterials applications in the context of specific diseases, bone disorders, and theraputic contexts Includes input from a world-class team of research scientists, engineers, and clinicians Covers the main types of bone disorder and disease including osteoporosis, spinal injury, load bearing joint diseases, bone cancer, and forms of cranio-maxillofacial disorders

Cooler Than Fiction

By Jill S. Jarrell,Tara C. Cannon
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786461837
  • Total of Pages : 199
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 367
  • Pdf File: cooler-than-fiction.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Designed for public librarians, school media specialists, teachers, and anyone with an interest in supporting teen literacy, this book features 133 nonfiction booktalks to use with both voracious and reluctant teen readers. These booktalks cover a wide and varied range of nonfiction genres, including science, nature, history, biography, graphic novels, true crime, art, and much more. Each includes a set of discussion questions and sample project ideas which could be easily expanded into a classroom lesson plan or full library program. Also included are several guidelines for classroom integration, tips for making booktalks more interactive and interesting, and selections for further reading.

Prophet of Bones

By Ted Kosmatka
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Book Code : 0805096183
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 908
  • Pdf File: prophet-of-bones.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ted Kosmatka's sensational new thriller, Prophet of Bones, thrusts readers into an alternate present. Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, which has proven the world to be only 5,800 years old, but before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries. Paul flees with two of his friends, yet within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life. Back in America, Paul tries to resume the comfortable life he left behind, but he can't cast the questions raised by the dig from his mind. Paul begins to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society, but world's governments and Martial Johnston, the eccentric billionaire who financed Paul's dig, will stop at nothing to silence him.

Oral Health and Systemic Disease

By Rosemarie S Holmes
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  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • Book Code : 0857013661
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 103
  • Pdf File: oral-health-and-systemic-disease.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Covering specific mouth and dental conditions such as ulcers, halitosis and tooth grinding, this book recognises the link between these conditions and systemic diseases. It provides a review some aspects of the basic anatomy and physiology of the mouth and teeth, such as biofilms, quorum sensing and cavitations, alongside information from current research. The book also includes discussion of the impact of natural ageing processes, satiety and taste perception as these associate with oral (and systemic) health. Discussing associations to systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and adverse pregnancy outcomes, the book offers scientifically evidenced protocol possibilities and a balanced viewpoint. With practical guidance and theory, Oral Health and Systemic Disease is the go-to resource for nutritional therapists and functional medicine practitioners who want to deepen their knowledge of mouth and dental health issues.

Daily Life in Arthurian Britain

By Deborah J. Shepherd
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 031303852X
  • Total of Pages : 314
  • Category : History
  • Members : 650
  • Pdf File: daily-life-in-arthurian-britain.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book surveys current archaeological and historical thinking about the dimly understood characteristics of daily life in Great Britain during the fifth and sixth centuries. • Presents maps and illustrations of Britain during the relevant time periods • Includes a bibliography of major print and quality internet resources accessible to the public • Provides an index of key concepts, sites, historic persons, events, and materials • Contains an appendix on the nature of archaeological evidence

Fat Chemistry

By Claire S Allardyce
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Book Code : 178262581X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 298
  • Pdf File: fat-chemistry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Currently, the health of over half the adult population in the UK suffers because of fat. The UK is not alone: obesity is a global problem, but the populations of some countries are heavier than others. This book probes the chemistry of fat in our bodies, providing a unique insight into understanding obesity, and how this material becomes accumulated to cause obesity with particular emphasis on the contribution of nutrition beyond calories. It visits the current hot topic of the genetic origins of obesity and progresses through to the relatively under publicised field of epigenetics, emphasising its importance to understanding the current epidemic. Coming in the wake of the establishment of international collaborations, the book aims to quantify the extent of the contribution of nutritional deficiencies to body weight gain. Yet even before these studies begin some important links have been identified and the molecular mechanisms by which they induce obesity have been mapped. This information reveals a serious problem for the next generation, but it is expected to provide the necessary information to tackle the obesity epidemic. Based on an extensive review of scientific literature, this topical book is written in a way that is accessible to the non-specialist. Suitable for the general public, the principal focus of the book is to advance the public understanding and awareness of science through the high interest subject of obesity. However, many universities recommend public understanding of science texts to students as a means of broadening general knowledge and as a means to emphasise to students the importance of communicating their research to the public. This book will be instrumental in developing this knowledge.