On the top of Ringwaak Hill the black-faced ram stood motionless, looking off with mild, yellow eyes across the wooded level, across the scattered farmsteads of the settlement, and across the bright, retreating spirals of the distant river, to that streak of scarlet light on the horizon which indicated the beginning of sunrise. A few paces below him, half-hidden by a gray stump, a green juniper bush, and a mossy brown hillock, lay a white ewe with a lamb at her side. The ewe's jaws moved leisurely, as she chewed her cud and gazed up with comfortable confidence at the sturdy figure of the ram silhouetted against the brightening sky.
William Shakespeare has gotten a bum rap from scholars on his use of time and location in his plays. Almost from the first, commentators determined that the Bard was indifferent to such mundane matters. With near glee, early critics pointed at apparent blunders like clocks appearing in Julius Caesar or the two gentlemen of Verona sailing to landlocked Milan. Yet, as any thespian knows, considerations of place and time are primary building blocks of their art. In Shakespeare's Watch: A Guide to Time and Location in the Plays, Buzz Podewell provides the location and designates the time of each scene in the playwright's comedies, tragedies, and histories. Working scene-by-scene, Podewell provides a brief synopsis of the action to first situate the story. A discussion of the location of each scene and its significance to the action follows, along with a designation of the time of the action (i.e. the play's time scheme) and the time-intervals between scenes. Additionally, both real and conjectural maps of the plays are included to give a sense of the geographical scope of each play. When relevant, maps of the actual historical battles referred to in the texts are also provided. Actors, designers, directors, scholars, and students will all find value in this unique and valuable resource.
The Radiology Department is a pivotal part of any acute and/or comprehensive health care facility. The radiologist can no longer just "hide out" there. Matters of imaging are often public concerns, larger in scope than just the scheduling and managing of a series of image tests. Rather radiology is expensive, often intrusive and in some areas earnestly and endlessly controversial. A radiologist must be attuned to these often confounding contingencies. Two recent developments in the monitoring of education of radiologists can be impacted by the content of this book. For trainees in Radiology, and for that matter, for all trainees in every medical specialty in the U.S., a new accreditation system (NAS) has been put into place under the impetus and aegis of the ACGME, the Accreditation Committee for Graduate Medical Education, the body responsible for graduate medical evaluation and oversight in the U.S. Among its many innovations, the NAS curriculum is concerned with knowledge acquired about social and economic issues pertinent to each specialty. It is also focused on improving communication skills and about enhancing quality and safety. In the elaboration of "milestones" for residency education in these issues are codified into focused initiatives that must be addressed by each trainee as he or she advances in capability and seniority within the training interval.
Disaster health involves the study and application of multidisciplinary areas of health research towards the prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental tenets of sound disaster health management is essential for both students and practitioners to participate confidently and effectively in the field.
Disaster Health Management: A Primer for Students and Practitioners is the first comprehensive textbook to provide a standard guide to terminology and management systems across the entire spectrum of disaster health. Developed with support from the Australasian Collaborative for Disaster Health Education and Research, this textbook provides an authoritative overview of:
Using examples of broad principles which will find application globally, Disaster Health Management: A Primer for Students and Practitionersis an essential text for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for professionals involved in all health aspects of disaster management.
'Gripped me from the first to the very last page' Tess Gerritsen The Girl on the Train meets Rear Window in this gripping novel from a queen of psychological suspense. Bailey Carpenter is a smart and savvy private investigator, until a horrific attack leaves her trapped at home in her Miami high-rise apartment, crippled by paranoia. Everywhere she looks, she sees the face of her attacker. Including in the apartment directly opposite her. Where someone is watching. A tour de force from a master of psychological suspense, Joy Fielding's devilish and gripping novel will have you holding your breath until the very end. Praise for Someone Is Watching "Someone Is Watching gripped me from the first to the very last page. Bailey Carpenter is a heroine who's both victim and warrior woman, a fascinating sleuth who will linger with you long after you've finished this thrilling read."-Tess Gerritsen "Joy Fielding has long been a go-to author for me. She never fails to deliver an edge-of-your-seat read, and with her patented blend of complex characters and escalating suspense she is in top form here. I highly recommend Someone Is Watching." Karen Robards "Joy Fielding pens a spiraling tale of paranoia and suspense, as sultry as a Miami night. Readers will find a heroine to root for, scold, and ultimately adore in Bailey Carpenter. Though comparisons to Rear Window will inevitably arise, Fielding has created something even more remarkable: a modern-day Gaslightin which both cat and mouse are real, flawed, and eminently relatable." Jenny Milchman "Someone Is Watching is a gripping, fast-paced psychological thriller reminiscent of Rear Window and the works of Lisa Gardner...Not geared to the faint of heart, Fielding's story of one woman's search for justice, understanding, and internal peace is nothing short of arresting." Booklist (starred review) "This engrossing standalone from bestseller Fielding makes you care about Bailey Carpenter...The characters pulsate with life, and there are a few shocks in store-for Bailey and the reader-before the denouement. And the presence of Jade, Claire's outspoken teen daughter, blows everyone else off the page." Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A page-turning ride with a likeable protagonist." Kirkus Reviews
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