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A Single Swallow

A Single Swallow
Following An Epic Journey From South Africa To South Wales

by Horatio Clare

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2009-04-02
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1409076245
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the slums of Cape Town to the palaces of Algiers, through Pygmy villages where pineapples grow wild, to the Gulf of Guinea where the sea blazes with oil flares, across two continents and fourteen countries - this epic journey is nothing to swallows, they do it twice a year. But for Horatio Clare, writer and birdwatcher, it is the expedition of a lifetime. Along the way he discovers old empires and modern tribes, a witch-doctor's recipe for stewed swallow, explains how to travel without money or a passport, and describes a terrifying incident involving three Spanish soldiers and a tiny orange dog. By trains, motorbikes, canoes, one camel and three ships, Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, where millions roost in February, to a barn in Wales, where a pair nest in May.

A Single Swallow

A Single Swallow
A Novel

by Zhang Ling

  • Publisher : AmazonCrossing
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781542041508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The eagerly awaited English translation of award-winning author Zhang Ling's epic and intimate novel about the devastation of war, forgiveness, redemption, and the enduring power of love. On the day of the historic 1945 Jewel Voice Broadcast--in which Emperor Hirohito announced Japan's surrender to the Allied forces, bringing an end to World War II--three men, flush with jubilation, made a pact. After their deaths, each year on the anniversary of the broadcast, their souls would return to the Chinese village of their younger days. It's where they had fought--and survived--a war that shook the world and changed their own lives in unimaginable ways. Now, seventy years later, the pledge is being fulfilled by American missionary Pastor Billy, brash gunner's mate Ian Ferguson, and local soldier Liu Zhaohu. All that's missing is Ah Yan--also known as Swallow--the girl each man loved, each in his own profound way. As they unravel their personal stories of the war, and of the woman who touched them so deeply during that unforgiving time, the story of Ah Yan's life begins to take shape, woven into view by their memories. A woman who had suffered unspeakable atrocities, and yet found the grace and dignity to survive, she'd been the one to bring them together. And it is her spark of humanity, still burning brightly, that gives these ghosts of the past the courage to look back on everything they endured and remember the woman they lost.

Foundations of Speech and Hearing

Foundations of Speech and Hearing
Anatomy and Physiology, Second Edition

by Jeannette D. Hoit, Gary Weismer,Brad Story

  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Release : 2021-02-01
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 1635503078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This comprehensive textbook for undergraduate-level anatomy and physiology courses in communication sciences and disorders programs is neither oversimplified nor excessively detailed. The book is written with clinical endpoints in mind, and only those topics that are ultimately important to understanding, evaluating, and managing clients with speech, hearing, and swallowing disorders are covered. Drawing on material from the best-selling Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception, Third Edition textbook (Hixon, Weismer, & Hoit, 2020), the authors have provided chapters that cover basic concepts in anatomy and physiology, each of the speech subsystems (respiratory, laryngeal, velopharyngeal-nasal, and pharyngeal oral), the auditory system, swallowing physiology, and neural structures and mechanisms that support speech/language, hearing, and swallowing. The text was carefully crafted to meet the needs of entry-level university students and the figures were designed to feature the key elements of the concepts discussed in the text. New to the Second Edition: * New author, Brad Story, PhD, who brings fresh ideas and perspectives to the book * New introductory chapter that covers several basic concepts of anatomy and physiology * More than 25 videos that demonstrate key concepts in the text, most of which were created specifically for this book * Clinical Notes sections that highlight the relevance of anatomy and physiology to the clinical practices of speech-language pathology and audiology * Nearly 100 new or updated illustrations * Extensively revised text to enhance clarity and provide support for beginning students * Updated material based on recent literature Key Features: * Numerous beautiful, full-color illustrations * Complex information presented clearly and concisely, in an easy-to-understand manner * Clinical applications to basic anatomy and physiology are woven throughout the book Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Preclinical Speech Science

Preclinical Speech Science
Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception, Third Edition

by Thomas J. Hixon,Gary Weismer,Jeannette D. Hoit

  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Release : 2018-08-31
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN : 1635500621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Preclinical Speech Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Acoustics, and Perception, Third Edition is a high-quality text for undergraduate and graduate courses in speech and hearing science. Written in a user-friendly style by distinguished scientists/clinicians who have taught the course to thousands of students at premier academic programs, it is the text of choice for instructors and students. Additionally, it is applicable to a broad range of courses that cover the anatomy and physiology of speech production, speech acoustics, and swallowing as well as those that cover the hearing mechanism, psychoacoustics, and speech perception. The material in this book is designed to help future speech-language pathologists and audiologists to understand the science that underpins their work and provide a framework for the evaluation and management of their future clients. It provides all the information students need to be fully ready for their clinical practicum training. KEY FEATURES: Describes scientific principles explicitly and in translational terms that emphasize their relevance to clinical practice.Features beautiful original, full-color illustrations designed to be instructive learning tools.Incorporates analogies that aid thinking about processes from different perspectives.Features "sidetracks" that contain clinical insights and relate interesting historical and contemporary facts to the discipline of speech and hearing science.Provides a framework for conceptualizing the uses, subsystems, and levels of observation of speech production, hearing, and swallowing.Includes material that is ideal for preparing both undergraduates and graduates for clinical study. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: Three new, up-to-date, and comprehensive chapters on auditory anatomy and physiology, auditory psychophysics, and speech physiology measurement and analysis.All chapters fully revised, including updated references and new full-color, detailed images.*Disclaimer: Please note that ancillary content (such as documents, audio, and video, etc.) may not be included as published in the original print version of this book.

Encyclopedia of Imaging

Encyclopedia of Imaging
A Book

by Albert L. Baert

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-12-20
  • Pages : 1965
  • ISBN : 3540352783
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The aim of this comprehensive encyclopedia is to provide detailed information on diagnostic radiology contributing to the broad field of imaging. The wide range of entries in the Encyclopedia of Diagnostic Imaging are written by leading experts in the field. They will provide basic and clinical scientists in academia, practice, as well as industry, with valuable information about the field of diagnostic imaging, but also people in related fields, students, teachers, and interested laypeople will benefit from the important and relevant information on the most recent developments of imaging. The Encyclopedia of Diagnostic Imaging will contain around 3 559 entries in two volumes, and published simultaneously online. The entire field has been divided into 15 sections consisting of 529 fully structured essays and 2147 short definitions. All entries will be arranged in alphabetical order with extensive cross-referencing between them.

Hand-Rearing Birds

Hand-Rearing Birds
A Book

by Rebecca S. Duerr,Laurie J. Gage

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-04-28
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN : 1119167752
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents a detailed guide to hand-rearing techniques for raising young birds, providing complete coverage of a wide variety of avian species and taxonomic groups for all avian care professionals. Chapters are written by expert rehabilitation, aviculture, and zoo professionals, and include useful references and bibliographies for further reading and research. Each chapter provides valuable information on appropriate intervention, housing, feeding, and care. Hand-Rearing Birds, Second Edition presents 50 chapters, including 12 new chapters on species or groups of species not featured in the previous edition. It also features color photographs that help illustrate many concepts pertinent to birds. This important reference: Offers a detailed guide to hand-rearing techniques including species-specific guides to caring for and raising young birds Covers a wide variety of avian species and taxonomic groups Discusses how to examine a chick to identify problems such as hypothermia, dehydration, injuries, and common diseases, and what to do Combines information on the science and skill needed to successfully hand-rear birds Presents full-color photographs throughout Hand-Rearing Birds, Second Edition is an essential resource for avian rehabilitators, breeders, veterinarians, and zoo staff.

The Realizations of the Future

The Realizations of the Future
An Inquiry into the Authority of Praxis

by George Allan

  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 1990-01-01
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 9780791404416
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Allan (philosophy, Dickinson College, and author of The importances of the past) is concerned with the nature of social value: how values emerge and how they manage to gain the authority they have over the beliefs and practices of generation after generation of people. In this work he focuses on human effort, concrete action, realization of the future through creative activities--as beginning points for the search for a foundation to values. Paper edition (unseen by Book News), $18.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Videofluoroscopy

Videofluoroscopy
A Multidisciplinary Team Approach

by Roger D. Newman,Julie M. Nightingale

  • Publisher : Plural Publishing
  • Release : 2012-06-01
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1597566306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club

History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club
A Book

by Berwickshire Naturalists' Club

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1882
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nuclear Medicine in Pharmaceutical Research

Nuclear Medicine in Pharmaceutical Research
A Book

by M. Frier,A C Perkins

  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 2002-04-12
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1482272989
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text defines the role and scope of nuclear medicine imaging techniques (gamma scintigraphy) in pharmaceutical research, giving information from clinical trial data.

The Swallow

The Swallow
A Biography (Shortlisted for the Richard Jefferies Society and White Horse Bookshop Literary Award)

by Stephen Moss

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2020-10-29
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1473577365
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the bestselling author of The Robin, The Wren and The Twelve Birds of Christmas. With around 700,000 breeding pairs, the swallow is one of the most familiar birds in Britain. Though we consider the swallow to be 'our' bird, we also share this beloved creature with millions of others across the globe. Whilst we see it on a daily basis for half the year, the swallow then flies south to Africa, living on only in our memory in the long, dark winter. In The Swallow Stephen Moss documents a year of observing the swallow close to home and in the field to shed light on the secret life of this extraordinary bird. We trace the swallow's life cycle and journey, including the epic 12,000-mile round trip it takes every year, to enable it to enjoy a life of almost eternal sunshine, and the key part the swallow plays in our traditional and popular culture. With beautiful illustrations throughout, this captivating year-in-the-life biography reveals the hidden secrets of this charismatic and beautiful bird. PRAISE FOR STEPHEN MOSS: 'A superb naturalist and writer' Chris Packham 'Inspired, friendly and blessed with apparently limitless knowledge' Peter Marren 'Moss has carved out an enviable niche as a chronicler of the natural world' Daily Mail

Coloniality in the Cliff Swallow

Coloniality in the Cliff Swallow
The Effect of Group Size on Social Behavior

by Charles R. Brown,Mary Bomberger Brown

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 1996-07
  • Pages : 566
  • ISBN : 9780226076263
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Many animal species live and breed in colonies. Although biologists have documented numerous costs and benefits of group living, such as increased competition for limited resources and more pairs of eyes to watch for predators, they often still do not agree on why coloniality evolved in the first place. Drawing on their twelve-year study of a population of cliff swallows in Nebraska, the Browns investigate twenty-six social and ecological costs and benefits of coloniality, many never before addressed in a systematic way for any species. They explore how these costs and benefits are reflected in reproductive success and survivorship, and speculate on the evolution of cliff swallow coloniality. This work, the most comprehensive and detailed study of vertebrate coloniality to date, will be of interest to all who study social animals, including behavioral ecologists, population biologists, ornithologists, and parasitologists. Its focus on the evolution of coloniality will also appeal to evolutionary biologists and to psychologists studying decision making in animals.

The Naturalist

The Naturalist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September 22, 1831

History of the Berwickshire Naturalists' Club, Instituted September 22, 1831
A Book

by Berwickshire Naturalists' Club (Scotland)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1885
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains it's Proceedings.

Language Transfer in Language Learning

Language Transfer in Language Learning
Revised edition

by Susan M. Gass,Larry Selinker

  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release : 1992-10-29
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9027281785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The study of native language influence in Second Language Acquisition has undergone significant changes over the past few decades. This book, which includes 12 chapters by distinguished researchers in the field of second language acquisition, traces the conceptual history of language transfer from its early role within a Contrastive Analysis framework to its current position within Universal Grammar. The introduction presents a continuum of thought starting from the late 70s, a time in which major rethinking in the field regarding the concept of language transfer was beginning to take place, and continuing through the present day in which language transfer is integrated within current concepts and theoretical models. The afterword unites the issues discussed and allows the reader to place these issues in the context of future research. For the present book, the 1983 edition has been thoroughly revised, and some papers have been replaced and added.

Tomorrow's Chemistry Today

Tomorrow's Chemistry Today
Concepts in Nanoscience, Organic Materials and Environmental Chemistry

by Bruno Pignataro

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-09-22
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9783527628919
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Providing a glimpse into the future, the young scientists contributing here were considered to be the most important for tomorrow's chemistry and materials science. They present the state of the art in their particular fields of research, with topics ranging from new synthetic pathways and nanotechnology to green chemistry. Of major interest to organic chemists, materials scientists and biochemists.

Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism

Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism
A Book

by Kim Corbin-Lewis,Julie M. Liss

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2014-02-24
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1305175972
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This complete, concise guide enables graduate students in speech-language pathology to apply their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production to the study of normal deglutition and dysphagia. The text examines the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal components of the swallow mechanism, identifying both normal structure and morphology and structural and physiologic abnormalities. The Second Edition has been carefully updated to reflect current evidence and evolving theoretical frameworks for a wide range of diagnostic and treatment approaches, as well as the analytical process needed to effectively evaluate current and future research results. The text also features new material on neurological control, motor control, and learning, in addition to information on new technology and treatment techniques, such as electrical stimulation, free water protocols, Shaker exercises, and use of the National Dysphagia Diet. New and revised images clearly and consistently illustrate critical concepts of anatomy and physiology. The authors' conversational writing style makes even complex material more engaging and easier to master and apply. This comprehensive, yet highly approachable text equips students to apply a systematic line of inquiry and evidence-based practice to diagnose and manage dysphagia accurately and efficiently. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Dysphagia

Dysphagia
Clinical Management in Adults and Children

by Michael E. Groher,Michael A. Crary

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2015-07-31
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 0323187013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Develop the understanding and clinical reasoning skills you'll need to confidently manage dysphagia in professional practice! This logically organized, evidence-based resource reflects the latest advancements in dysphagia in an approachable, student-friendly manner to help you master the clinical evaluation and diagnostic decision-making processes. Realistic case scenarios, detailed review questions, and up-to-date coverage of current testing procedures and issues in pediatric development prepare you for the conditions you'll face in the clinical setting and provide an unparalleled foundation for professional success. Comprehensive coverage addresses the full spectrum of dysphagia to strengthen your clinical evaluation and diagnostic decision-making skills. Logical, user-friendly organization incorporates chapter outlines, learning objectives, case histories, and chapter summaries to reinforce understanding and create a more efficient learning experience. Clinically relevant case examples and critical thinking questions throughout the text help you prepare for the clinical setting and strengthen your decision-making skills. Companion Evolve Resources website clarifies key diagnostic procedures with detailed video clips.

A Spell of Swallows

A Spell of Swallows
A Book

by Sarah Harrison

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2015-07-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1509800883
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Would you risk a stable marriage for a dangerous affair? Vivien Mariner loves her husband, and is adored by him in return. So why does she find herself so strongly drawn to John Ashe, the enigmatic stranger who appears in Eadenford, as if from nowhere, the summer after the Great War ends? Helping around the house and garden, Ashe quickly makes himself indispensable at the vicarage, insinuating himself ever deeper into village life. As the vicar's wife, Vivien must be above suspicion, but will the dark, dangerous pull of passion prove too strong for her to resist? The character of John Ashe has been a powerful presence in Sarah Harrison's two novels, Swan Music and The Nightingale's Nest. But only now do we learn the full story of the events that moulded the man. Interweaving a devastating account of the bloody chaos of war with the ruthless seduction of a principled woman, Sarah paints an absorbing picture of the vulnerability of love.

Unabridged Dictionary of Sensations As If

Unabridged Dictionary of Sensations As If
A Book

by James William Ward

  • Publisher : B. Jain Publishers
  • Release : 1999-06-30
  • Pages : 1637
  • ISBN : 9788170210474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A compilation from Hahnemann's Materia Medica, Allen's Encyclopaedia and Clarke's Dictionary. Divided into 2 sections, pathogenic symptoms and clinical symptoms. Vol. 1 provings; Vol. 2 clinical verifications.