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  • Changing Faces II
    Darrel Dabbs
    Dabbs wasn’t quite a teenager when his vitiligo surfaced.  It showed up as a little patch around his eyes when he was in sixth grade, Dabbs said.  It spread to his lips, mouth, hands and then across his body.            For years, he wore makeup to avoid stares and have a consistent skin tone. He had his lips tattooed so they wouldn’t be pink.  “It made me look so much better,”...
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    23,23 €

  • TU YOUYOU’S JOURNEY IN THE SEARCH FOR ARTEMISININ
    DAN LI MANYUAN WANG LAN Y ZHIQIANG HU / Wenhu Zhang / Yiran Shao / Junxian Yu
    Tu Youyou's Journey in the Search for Artemisinin is an autobiographical science book chronicling in detail the great experiences of Tu Youyou from her childhood to winning the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.As Tu Youyou is the first female scientist from China to win the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, this win created a sudden wave of interest in medicine, r...
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    82,76 €

  • Nipples To Kneecaps
    Mandy Brown
    'Nipples to Kneecaps – To Die or Not to Die with Cancer' is the true, inspirational story of Steve, a man who seemed to have it all…until a cancer diagnosis threatened to take it all away.Historians recall that the mid-1980s boasted big hair, loud music, and iconic Hollywood superstars. Mandy recalls, “My dear girl, I have seen many a patient in my time and we cannot he...
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    15,07 €

  • We've Lost My Prostate, Mate! ... And Life Goes On
    Alan White
    Being diagnosed with prostate cancer once in a lifetime is enough. In 2011, Alan White was facing a second round with this life-threatening disease.Alan’s years of experience as a natural health practitioner and counsellor helped him and his wife, Fiona, to make the choice that no man really wants to make – surgical removal of the prostate gland – and to recover, physically and...
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    18,52 €

  • A Hero in a Bandana
    Brad W Hoover
    You are invited to come along on a gripping journey involving one brave boy and his steadfast family. A story from the hand of an ER physician from the opposite end of the white coat, it describes a parent's nightmare yet also a community's uplifting love and undying support. See how this ordinary father's journal transforms into an extraordinary primer on not only survival but...
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    7,25 €

  • Eco-Logical Lives. the Philosophical Lives of Richard Routley/Sylvan and Val Routley /Plumwood.
    Dominic Hyde
    Richard Sylvan and Val Plumwood were eminent twentieth-century Australian philosophers who, in the way of philosophers, devoted their lives to examining fundamental assumptions about thought and the world. Though they were both renowned logicians - and probed metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, social and political theory and economics - it was their determination to fuse the pr...
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    109,13 €

  • The Soul of a Doctor
    Gordon Harper / Sachin H. Jain / Sachin HJain / Susan Pories
    By the time most of us meet our doctors, they’ve been in practice for a number of years. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Of course, they’re not all like that, and most didn’t start out that way. Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities. Their words focus on the odd transition students face when they must deal...
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    13,66 €

  • My Inventions
    Nikola Tesla
    Nikola Tesla has been called the most important man of the twentieth century. Certainly he contributed more to the field of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead. Ultimately he died alone and impoverished having driven all of his friends away through his neurotic and eccentric behavior. Tesla was never able to fit into the world that he found h...
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    20,52 €

  • Passage to Persia - Writings of an American Doctor During Her Life in Iran, 1929-1957
    In 1929 Adelaide Kibbe was a 27-year-old missionary physician who set out from New York, on the steamer SS American Banker, headed for Iran. Her route to Persia took her through England, Scandinavia, Germany, Switzerland and Egypt. It would be 28 years before she returned home, and during the ensuing decades she would see huge changes in her adopted country: the development of ...
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    17,13 €

  • The Armchair Activist's Handbook
    Ruth Stokes
    Would you change the world, if only you knew how? Do you dream of doing more than signing online petitions but don't want to camp out on a pavement to prove a point? Are you frustrated because you're not making a difference but don't want to turn your life upside down in the name of action? Then this is the book for you. THE ARMCHAIR ACTIVIST'S HANDBOOK will help you find easy ...
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    15,01 €

  • Surviving Life as a Miracle Child
    Brandon C. Gandy
    This is a true story about Brandon C. Gandy, who overcame 15 birth defects, 28 surgeries, a medically induced coma, and cancer, and became the 8th person in the world to have a testicular and kidney transplant. During all of his near-death medical challenges, Brandon persisted he would remain an athlete and he tackled many different sports. His brave, strong journey sheds light...
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    28,55 €

  • A Brief History of Albert Einstein - Space, Time, and Quantum Theory
    Scott Matthews
    Are you captivated by the mysteries of the universe and the minds that unravel them? Eager to understand how a single equation transformed our understanding of everything from atoms to galaxies? Wondering how the thoughts of one visionary could redefine the boundaries of space, time, and reality itself?Dive into the extraordinary life and legacy of Albert Einstein in A Brief Hi...
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    30,75 €

  • A Brief History of Albert Einstein - Space, Time, and Quantum Theory
    Scott Matthews
    Are you captivated by the mysteries of the universe and the minds that unravel them? Eager to understand how a single equation transformed our understanding of everything from atoms to galaxies? Wondering how the thoughts of one visionary could redefine the boundaries of space, time, and reality itself?Dive into the extraordinary life and legacy of Albert Einstein in A Brief Hi...
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    12,51 €

  • Iron Dad
    Paul Weigel
    'Paul Weigel knows what it means to struggle, and his story is sure to energize and inspire you to live every day to the fullest, as he has chosen to do.'-Dean Karnazes, New York Times bestselling author of Ultramarathon ManA powerful memoir about a dad navigating loss, fighting cancer, surviving, and thriving alongside the most important person in his life-his daughter. Paul W...
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    13,49 €

  • Where Science Meets Spirit
    Mary-Jo Fetterly
    Zebra fish can repair paralyzed limbs. Many other species can regenerate limbs and specialized tissue. Are humans missing something? Why are some people healers, despite the odds, while others are not?By the time you are close to death, there is a one-in-five chance you will incur a disability. Wouldn’t you want science and medicine to do whatever possible to avert chronic debi...
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    24,38 €

  • Profiles of Space Scientists
    Shah Rukh
    'Profiles of Space Scientists: Pioneering Minds in Cosmic Exploration' offers a captivating journey through the lives and contributions of fifty remarkable individuals who have shaped our understanding of the cosmos. From Galileo’s groundbreaking observations to Neil Armstrong’s historic moon landing, this book celebrates the diverse minds and enduring legacies that have propel...
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    21,02 €

  • Madness and Marvels
    Stella Budrikis
    The lives of C. Y. O’Connor and Henry Calvert Barnett crossed in Fremantle during the heady days of the Coolgardie-Kalgoorlie gold rush. One, the engineer O’Connor, built a world-class harbour at Fremantle, defying the doubters who said it couldn’t be done. The other, Dr Barnett, did his best to run an asylum that was constantly underfunded and stretched to its limits.As the ob...
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    19,62 €

  • Love Letters to My Doctors
    Rachel Charlton DesRosier
    In an intimate account from a patient who’s dealt with chronic illness for 15 years, Love Letters to My Doctors is a candid account about health issues and patient advocacy.Author Rachel Charlton DesRosier, terming herself as a 'chronic pain zebra,' shares a vulnerable and true account of her experiences with physicians over the last 15 years of trying to find relief for her ch...
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    8,38 €

  • Hedy Lamarr
    United Library
    The book Hedy Lamarr unravels the fascinating life of an Austro-Hungarian-born American actress and technology innovator who became a symbol of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on November 9, 1914, Lamarr’s journey begins with a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, marked by the controversial film 'Ecstasy' (1933). Fleeing from her first husband, Frit...
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    8,99 €

  • The Rookie Recipient
    Heather Winfree / Steve Winfree
    'It’s like the greatest story of all time.'- Harry Connick Jr. GRAMMY®and EMMY®award-winning muscian, actor, and TV host  Two perspectives, one incredible story of love, sacrifice, and miracle.Husband and wife, Steve and Heather, went viral in 2017 after she posted a video sharing with friends and family an emotional reveal that she was a match to donate a kidney to Steve. She ...
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    20,17 €

  • The Fortune Teller’s Prophecy
    Lally Pia
    A searing examination of the immigrant experience, The Fortune Teller’s Prophecy is Lally Pia’s tale of resilience in the face of a bungled Green Card-a four-continent quest to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor. ...
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    13,72 €

  • A Surgeon’s Memoir
    Stewart K. Lazow
    Sandwiched between Dr. Samuel Shem’s hilarious The House of God and Dr. Eric Manheimer’s Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Stewart Lazow’s A Surgeon’s Memoir: 40 Years at the County takes us on the author’s convoluted journey to becoming professor, vice chairman, oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program director, and director of service at Kings ...
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    15,77 €

  • A Surgeon’s Memoir
    Stewart K. Lazow
    Sandwiched between Dr. Samuel Shem’s hilarious The House of God and Dr. Eric Manheimer’s Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital, Dr. Stewart Lazow’s A Surgeon’s Memoir: 40 Years at the County takes us on the author’s convoluted journey to becoming professor, vice chairman, oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program director, and director of service at Kings ...
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    21,80 €

  • Finding the Good
    Carol Chapman
    In the heartfelt memoir, Finding the Good: A Journey through Love, Loss, and Living, follow Carol as she navigates the challenges of being thrust into the role of caregiver for her husband after an unexpected seizure leads to a prolonged health battle. In the face of adversity, she discovers reserves of strength she never knew she possessed. Through the highs and lows, Carol’s ...
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    15,76 €

  • Golden Scars
    Emily (Barry) Zarecki
    I. Am. The. Storm.When Emily was diagnosed with breast cancer, it immediately brought back memories of helping her mother navigate late-stage ovarian cancer. Scared and freshly grieving the loss of her mom, Emily had to search deep inside herself to find the courage she knew she would need to defeat cancer. And she’d been through enough storms in her past that had prepared her ...
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    13,69 €

  • An Everyone Story
    Duncan McKellar
    ’It was a disaster from the word go,’ Barb Spriggs said when telling the story of her husband Bob’s admission to the Oakden Older Persons’ Mental Health Service in Adelaide. Barb had no idea that her story would launch a landmark inquiry, The Oakden Report, trigger a Royal Commission, and place her at the centre of a national scandal.Barb’s story also changed Duncan McKellar’s ...
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    39,95 €

  • Development of Next Generations of Army Aviation Systems
    Daniel P. Schrage
    The memoir 'As Usual, the Guardian was Perfect in All Respects' is the first book, Book 1, in the trilogy, A Full Lifetime Career of Seeking Perfection Driven by Family and Mentors. The trilogy is a tale of three careers of the author’s military achievement, engineering accomplishment, and academic leadership. It strives for perfection through athletic and career advancement wh...
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    12,73 €

  • Don’t Panic
    Adrian Ramirez
    Don’t Panic is the true story of my battle with anxiety, panic attacks and intrusive thoughts. Throughout this book, I want to take you on my journey from a young seven-year-old boy who did not want to go to school to a successful Criminal Investigator in San Antonio, Texas, (retired). It was not until later in life that I was diagnosed with what is known as obsessive-compulsiv...
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    16,66 €

  • Life Happens, Keep Moving Forward
    Della Waggoner
    Della Waggoner, born as Fidela Perez Olivarez in a quaint South Texas town, draws deep inspiration from the tapestry of her life. Born among fourteen children, on a humble farm without electricity, using the Sears catalog as toilet paper, her humble upbringing becomes the crucible of resilience, empowering her to face life’s diverse trials ahead. Reflecting on the past, she ack...
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    25,34 €

  • Dem Damn Church Folk
    Bessa Bellavia
    Born in the #Mudd#RaisedndaJungle; A Jewel of the Island. Penny the #ChurchKid has to become wise and tough quickly at the age of 14 after the death of her mother and the death of her father at the age of 16 both from cancer. A once young and ambitious girl from a small southen Island on the coast of Mississippi, had what seemed like the perfect life. She had the world in the ...
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    34,56 €