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The author flies with the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, making split-second, life-or-death decisions in the most extreme circumstances. In this blend of memoir and reportage, he confronts a disturbing truth: sometimes even the best trained expert does not know the right thing to do.
A punch or a kiss? Armed conflict or the olive branch? Violence or compassion? This book takes us on a kaleidoscopic tour of human being, showing how the acts that define our lives and history - acts of aggression and of compassion - are born through the dynamic interplay of all of these many influences.
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when when life is catastrophically interrupted? What does it mean to have a child as your own life fades away? This book offers a life-affirming reflection on facing our mortality and on the relationship between doctor and patient.
In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. The search is on to find Ebola's elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. In this book, the author tells the story of Ebola, its past, present and its unknowable future.
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How did the human brain evolve? Why did it evolve as it did? What is man's place in evolution? This title traces the intellectual journey of four men who met at Cambridge in the 1890s and whose lives interlinked for the next three decades - William Rivers, Grafton Elliot Smith, Charles Myers and William McDougall.
Uncovers twelve stories, untold for over a century, which reveal the darker side of the Victorian upper and middle classes - their sexuality, fears of inherited madness, financial greed and fraudulence - and chillingly evoke the black motives at the heart of the phenomenon of the 'inconvenient person'.
As globalization spreads and as we destroy the ancient ecosystems, we encounter strange and dangerous infections that originate in animals but that can be transmitted to humans. Diseases that were contained are being set free and the results are potentially catastrophic. This book tells the story of such diseases.