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How To Get Over Being Young - A Rough Guide To Midlife (Paperback): Charlotte Bauer How To Get Over Being Young - A Rough Guide To Midlife (Paperback)
Charlotte Bauer
R370 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R100 (27%) In stock

Award-winning journalist Charlotte Bauer's warm, witty and wise quest for the meaning of life after youth and how to navigate the menopausal years.

A deliciously funny and sage guide to midlife - an unscientific, flaws-and-all account of one woman's adventures and misadventures through the dark comedy of the wilderness years.

Through her own experiences as a fifty-something woman, and those of her three sisters, her indomitable mum and rebellious auntie, Charlotte tackles the big questions every woman seeks answers to at this time of our lives - chiefly: How the hell am I going to get over being young in a world obsessed with youth?

Written with warmth, wisdom and irreverence this guide to midlife is perfect for readers of Nora Ephron, Caitlin Moran and India Knight.

Fundamentals of Human Embryology - Student Manual (Paperback, 2nd edition): John Allan, Beverley Kramer Fundamentals of Human Embryology - Student Manual (Paperback, 2nd edition)
John Allan, Beverley Kramer
R418 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R59 (14%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The Fundamentals of Human Embryology covers embryonic development, with a unique focus on adult anatomy. Its goal is to impart to students a comprehensive overview of how the human embryo forms, not only as a basis for the student of human anatomy, but also as a link to abnormalities they may encounter in their clinical careers. Extensively illustrated with labeled line drawings, now enlarged for better visibility, this concise manual will meet the needs of both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Human Sciences. Special features include: * Separate chapters on the neural crest, the skull and osteogenesis * In-depth coverage of head and neck embryology, including the development of the tooth, for students of dentistry, and speech and audiology In this Second Edition of the manual at the request of students and teachers, the authors have made the following changes: * Increased the size of the diagrams * Revised the text to comply with the Federative International Committee on Anatomical Terminology changes to the Terminologia Embryologica * Altered the sequencing of some topics to allow the development to flow more logically * Included an appendix of coloured photographs of congenital abnormalities to help students form a more realistic idea of developmental abnormalities.

The Boy Who Wasn't Short - Human Stories From The Revolution In Genetic Medicine (Paperback): Edwin Kirk The Boy Who Wasn't Short - Human Stories From The Revolution In Genetic Medicine (Paperback)
Edwin Kirk
R420 R299 Discovery Miles 2 990 Save R121 (29%) In stock

A geneticist tells the stories of men, women, and children whose genes have shaped their lives in unexpected ways.

It was while listening to a colleague tell the parents of a newborn girl that their daughter was going to die that a lifelong interest in genetic medicine was sparked in Dr Edwin Kirk. Warmth and gentleness tempered a direct, sure manner - this was the medicine he wanted to practise, where the most advanced science and the most deeply human meet. Twenty-five years later, Dr Kirk works both with patients and in the lab, and he spearheads a campaign that will change the way we think about having babies. His experience is without parallel, but it is his humour and insight that make all the difference.

Find out why Dr Kirk found himself among hundreds of people, each with a glass of poison in front of them - and how you might perform the same experiment yourself (without the poison). Learn how the realisation that a young boy wasn't short ended up saving the life of his mother - and how Angelina Jolie has saved the lives of many more. Sit in the room with Dr Kirk and his patients as they navigate the world of heartbreaking uncertainties, tantalising possibilities, and thorny questions of morality. In genetics, it is the particularities of an individual's history that matter, and here, in clear and considerate writing, those individual stories are given voice.

The Seven Ages of Death - A Forensic Pathologist's Journey Through Life (Hardcover): Richard Shepherd The Seven Ages of Death - A Forensic Pathologist's Journey Through Life (Hardcover)
Richard Shepherd
R525 R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Pre-order the heart-wrenchingly honest new book about life and death from forensic pathologist and bestselling author of Unnatural Causes, Dr Richard Shepherd. 'This book is about death, but in it I will take readers on a journey through life . . .' Dr Richard Shepherd, Britain's top forensic pathologist, has spent a lifetime close to the dead. As a medical detective, each autopsy he carries out is its own unique investigation, uncovering the secrets not only of how a person died, but also of how, through every stage of life, the risks to each of us ebb and flow. Through twenty-four of his most intriguing, enlightening and never-before-told cases, Dr Shepherd shares autopsies that span the seven ages of human existence, and have taught him as much about the marvels of life as the inevitability of death. From old to young, from murder to misadventure, and from illness to accidental death, each of these bodies has something to reveal: about human development, about mortality, about its owner's life story, about justice and even about Shepherd himself. From the bestselling author of Unnatural Causes comes a powerful, moving and above all reassuring book about death as it touches our own lives - how to understand it, how best to postpone it, and, when our time comes (as it must), how to embrace it as the last great adventure. __________ Praise for Dr Richard Shepherd 'Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I'll read it at least twice' Evening Standard 'A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating' Nigella Lawson 'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that but it's fascinating' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2 'Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel' Guardian 'Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing' Richard and Judy, Daily Express 'Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate' Observer

Geillustreerde gids tot die menslike liggaam (Afrikaans, Paperback): Collectif Quebec-Amerique Geillustreerde gids tot die menslike liggaam (Afrikaans, Paperback)
Collectif Quebec-Amerique; Translated by Amelia de Vaal
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Met lewensgetroue hoedefinisie-illustrasies bied hierdie publikasie ín uitsonderlike blik op al die belangrikste liggaamsdele en -stelsels, van kroontjie tot kleintoontjie. Akkurate terminologie in Afrikaans en Engels, asook definisies en verhelderende teks stel lesers verder in staat om grondige kennis van die spesiale eienskappe en werking van die verskillende liggaamstelsels op te doen.

Trail Guide To The Body - Student Workbook (Spiral bound, 6th ed.): Andrew Biel Trail Guide To The Body - Student Workbook (Spiral bound, 6th ed.)
Andrew Biel
R710 Discovery Miles 7 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Secret Body - How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live (Hardcover): Daniel M. Davis The Secret Body - How the New Science of the Human Body Is Changing the Way We Live (Hardcover)
Daniel M. Davis
R518 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'A perfect blend of cutting-edge science and compelling storytelling. Daniel Davis has a rare knack for making complex science comprehensible and thrilling' BILL BRYSON Welcome to a revolution in the science of you. Recent and dramatic breakthroughs in our understanding of the body will profoundly change the experience of being human in the coming century. Already they are opening up boundary-breaking possibilities for intervention at every level, from our brains and genes to our microbiomes and immune systems. These will confer unprecedented powers over health, childhood development, our cognitive and physical abilities, and affect every aspect of how we live our lives and think about ourselves. As the secrets of our bodies are revealed, we all will face previously unthinkable choices with consequences we have yet to understand. Imagine knowing years in advance the precise likelihood of developing specific cancers, thanks to a bespoke understanding of every cell in your body; following a diet and health regime tailored to your microbiome; continuous monitoring of your body's workings and well-being; taking drugs that improve your cognition and help to acquire new skills; manipulating the genes of your unborn children to eliminate disease or even enhance their capabilities. Written by an award-winning scientist at the forefront of this work, The Secret Body shows how these radical and disconcerting possibilities have been made real thanks to the ingenious technologies and decades-long collaborations of scientists worldwide. A gripping drama of discovery and a landmark account of this dawning revolution, it presents a vision of the human body of dizzying complexity, wonder and possibility. 'A beautifully rendered picture of the startling new discoveries in human biology which are radically altering our understanding of how we function and what our future holds' BRIAN COX 'An extraordinary journey that reveals the magnificence, intricacy and beauty of the human body, fundamentally changing the way we see ourselves. Masterful' ALICE ROBERTS

How to Get Over Being Young - A Rough Guide to Midlife (Hardcover, Main): Charlotte Bauer How to Get Over Being Young - A Rough Guide to Midlife (Hardcover, Main)
Charlotte Bauer
R398 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

A deliciously funny and sage guide to midlife - an unscientific, flaws-and-all account of one woman's adventures and misadventures through the dark comedy of the wilderness years. Through her own experiences as a fifty-something woman, and those of her three sisters, her indomitable mum and rebellious auntie, Charlotte tackles the big questions every woman seeks answers to at this time of our lives - chiefly: How the hell am I going to get over being young in a world obsessed with youth? Written with warmth, wisdom and irreverence this guide to midlife is perfect for readers of Nora Ephron, Caitlin Moran and India Knight.

A User's Guide to Melancholy (Hardcover): Mary Ann Lund A User's Guide to Melancholy (Hardcover)
Mary Ann Lund
R490 R408 Discovery Miles 4 080 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A User's Guide to Melancholy takes Robert Burton's encyclopaedic masterpiece The Anatomy of Melancholy (first published in 1621) as a guide to one of the most perplexing, elusive, attractive, and afflicting diseases of the Renaissance. Burton's Anatomy is perhaps the largest, strangest, and most unwieldy self-help book ever written. Engaging with the rich cultural and literary framework of melancholy, this book traces its causes, symptoms, and cures through Burton's writing. Each chapter starts with a case study of melancholy - from the man who was afraid to urinate in case he drowned his town to the girl who purged a live eel - as a way into exploring the many facets of this mental affliction. A User's Guide to Melancholy presents in an accessible and illustrated format the colourful variety of Renaissance melancholy, and contributes to contemporary discussions about wellbeing by revealing the earlier history of mental health conditions.

Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (Paperback, Eighth, International Edition): Emine E. Abali, Susan D. Cline, David... Lippincott Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry (Paperback, Eighth, International Edition)
Emine E. Abali, Susan D. Cline, David S. Franklin, Susan M. Viselli
R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Lippincott (R) Connect Featured Title Purchase of the new print edition of this Lippincott (R) Connect title includes lifetime access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments. Praised by faculty and students for more than two decades, Lippincott (R) Illustrated Reviews: Biochemistry is the long-established go-to resource for mastering the essentials of biochemistry. This best-selling text helps students quickly review, assimilate, and integrate large amounts of critical and complex information, with unparalleled illustrations that bring concepts to life. Like other titles in the popular Lippincott (R) Illustrated Review Series, this text follows an intuitive outline organization and boasts a wealth of study aids that clarify challenging information and strengthen retention and understanding. This updated and revised edition emphasizes clinical application and features new exercises, questions, and accompanying digital resources to ready students for success on exams and beyond. NEW! Clinical Application boxes train students to confidently apply biochemistry in clinical scenarios. NEW! Cross-references to other Lippincott (R) Illustrated Reviews titles help students grasp how biochemical concepts relate to other basic sciences. UPDATED! Vibrant illustrations and detailed tables clarify complex biochemical concepts. NEW and UPDATED! Study Questions and Answers for each chapter test students' retention and strengthen their test-taking confidence. UPDATED! Integrative Case Studies with Review Questions familiarize students with commonly encountered clinical scenarios and alert them to potential widespread implications of presenting issues. NEW! Animations enhance students' understanding of biochemical concepts and processes with vivid detail and accuracy. Lippincott (R) Connect features: Lifetime access to the digital version of the book with the ability to highlight and take notes on key passages for a more personal, efficient study experience. Carefully curated resources, such as interactive diagrams, video tutorials, organ sounds, and self-assessment, all designed to facilitate further comprehension. Lippincott (R) Connect also allows users to create Study Collections to further personalize the study experience. With Study Collections you can: Pool content from books across your entire library into self-created Study Collections based on discipline, procedure, organ, concept or other topics. Display related text passages, video clips and self-assessment questions from each book (if available) for efficient absorption of material. Annotate and highlight key content for easy access later. Navigate seamlessly between book chapters, sections, self-assessments, notes and highlights in a single view/page.

Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Paperback, Eighth, International Edition): Keith L. Moore, Arthur F. Dalley, Anne M.R. Agur Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Paperback, Eighth, International Edition)
Keith L. Moore, Arthur F. Dalley, Anne M.R. Agur 1
R1,636 R1,427 Discovery Miles 14 270 Save R209 (13%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

The world's most trusted clinically focused anatomy text! Renowned for comprehensive coverage, the best-selling Clinically Oriented Anatomy guides students from initial anatomy and foundational science courses through clinical training and practice. The eighth edition reflects significant new information and updates and maintains the highest standards for scientific and clinical accuracy. Comprehensive updates reflect changes in the clinical application of anatomy as well as new imaging technologies, focusing on the anatomy that students need to know. Extensively revised "Clinical Blue Boxes" explore the practical applications of anatomy, and helpful icons distinguish the type of clinical information covered in each. Clinically relevant anatomy focuses on physical diagnosis, interpretation of diagnostic imaging, and understanding the anatomical basis of emergency medicine and general surgery. Insightfully rendered, anatomically accurate illustrations, with updates throughout , make this book an aesthetically rewarding learning resource. Combined with many photographs and medical images, these stunning visuals facilitate comprehension of anatomical concepts and retention of "mental images" of anatomical structures. New and updated medical imaging and integrated surface anatomy within each chapter demonstrates the relationship between anatomy, physical examination, and diagnosis. Expanded "Overview and Basic Concepts" chapter includes functional systemic anatomy summaries and introduces approaches to studying anatomy, terminology, imaging, and more. Inclusion of new sections describing the enteric nervous system (considered by some as a "second brain") and its unique role in the innervation of the digestive system gives students cutting-edge insight into this significant scientific discovery. A more realistic approach to the musculoskeletal system explores the action and use of muscles and muscle groups in daily activities, emphasizing gait and grip. "Bottom Line" boxes summarize information to facilitate ongoing review and underscore the big-picture viewpoint. Clinical Blue Box animations, case studies, and interactive multiple-choice questions online at thePoint.lww.com facilitate review and self-testing.

Small - On motherhoods (Hardcover): Claire Lynch Small - On motherhoods (Hardcover)
Claire Lynch
R340 R285 Discovery Miles 2 850 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

"Original, important, moving, funny - quite a feat." - BERNARDINE EVARISTO "Incredible... beautiful and funny and humane." - EMILIE PINE "Babies who are this small, he says, have a good chance of survival. Small is not good for babies. It is not whimsical or cute or the cause of admiration. It is the first time it occurs to us that they might not survive. Babies die from smallness." Claire Lynch knew that having children with her wife would be complicated but she could never have anticipated the extent to which her life would be redrawn by the process. This dazzling debut begins with the smallest of life's substances, the microscopic cells subdividing in a petri dish in a fertility treatment centre. She moves through her story in incremental yet ever growing steps, from the fingernail-sized pregnancy test result screen which bears two affirmative lines to the premature arrival of her children who have to wear scale-model oxygen masks in their life-saving incubators. Devastatingly poignant and profoundly observant - and funny against the odds - Claire considers whether it is our smallness that makes our lives so big.

Connections - A Story of Human Feeling (Hardcover): Karl Deisseroth Connections - A Story of Human Feeling (Hardcover)
Karl Deisseroth
R514 R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Save R90 (18%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In this riveting journey through the hidden realms of the human mind, a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist explores the origins of human emotion, and examines what mental illnesses reveal about all of us - how the broken can illuminate the unbroken. 'Remarkable ... he has reimagined and redefined what literary non-fiction can be ... poetic, mind-stretching, and through it all, deeply human' Daniel Levitin 'Revelatory ... it recalls the case histories of Oliver Sacks, at times the sweep of Yuval Harari's Sapiens. He writes with an evident love of words - but also, with a lucid line of scientific enquiry' Guardian Why do we feel what we feel? Mental illness is one of the greatest causes of human suffering, but the reasons we bear this burden, and the nature of these diseases, have remained mysterious. Now, our understanding has reached a tipping point. In Connections, Professor Karl Deisseroth intertwines gripping case studies from his experience as an emergency psychiatry physician, with breakthrough scientific discoveries from astounding new technology (including optogenetics, which he developed to allow turning specific brain cells on or off, with light). By linking insights from this technology to deeply moving stories of his patients and to our shared evolutionary history, Deisseroth tells a larger story about the origins of human emotion. A young woman with an eating disorder reveals how the mind can rebel against the brain's most primitive drives of hunger and thirst; an older man, smothered into silence by dementia, shows how humans evolved to feel joy and its absence; and a lonely Uyghur woman far from her homeland teaches both the importance - and challenges - of deep social bonds. Addressing some of the most timeless questions about the human condition while illuminating the roots of misunderstood disorders such as depression, psychosis, schizophrenia and sociopathy, Connections transforms the way we understand the brain, and our selves.

Two-Week Wait - An Ivf Story (Paperback): Luke Jackson, Kelly Jackson Two-Week Wait - An Ivf Story (Paperback)
Luke Jackson, Kelly Jackson; Illustrated by Mara Wild
R399 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R63 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Connections - A Story of Human Feeling (Paperback): Karl Deisseroth Connections - A Story of Human Feeling (Paperback)
Karl Deisseroth
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

In this riveting journey through the hidden realms of the human mind, a world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist explores the origins of human emotion, and examines what mental illnesses reveal about all of us - how the broken can illuminate the unbroken. Why do we feel what we feel? Mental illness is one of the greatest causes of human suffering, but the reasons we bear this burden, and the nature of these diseases, have remained mysterious. Now, our understanding has reached a tipping point. In Connections, Professor Karl Deisseroth intertwines gripping case studies from his experience as an emergency psychiatry physician, with breakthrough scientific discoveries from astounding new technology (including optogenetics, which he developed to allow turning specific brain cells on or off, with light). By linking insights from this technology to deeply moving stories of his patients and to our shared evolutionary history, Deisseroth tells a larger story about the origins of human emotion. A young woman with an eating disorder reveals how the mind can rebel against the brain's most primitive drives of hunger and thirst; an older man, smothered into silence by dementia, shows how humans evolved to feel joy and its absence; and a lonely Uyghur woman far from her homeland teaches both the importance - and challenges - of deep social bonds. Addressing some of the most timeless questions about the human condition while illuminating the roots of misunderstood disorders such as depression, psychosis, schizophrenia and sociopathy, Connections transforms the way we understand the brain, and our selves.

Go With Your Flow - Tune into the hidden power of your periods (Hardcover): Chella Quint Go With Your Flow - Tune into the hidden power of your periods (Hardcover)
Chella Quint
R302 R266 Discovery Miles 2 660 Save R36 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Patterns of Human Growth (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Barry Bogin Patterns of Human Growth (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Barry Bogin
R1,057 Discovery Miles 10 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This completely revised edition provides a synthesis of the forces that shaped the evolution of the human growth pattern, the biocultural factors that direct its expression, the intrinsic and extrinsic factors that regulate individual development, and the biomathematical approaches needed to analyze and interpret human growth. After covering the history, philosophy and biological principles of human development, the book turns to the evolution of the human life cycle. Later chapters explore the physiological, environmental and cultural reasons for population variation in growth, and the genetic and endocrine factors that regulate individual development. Using numerous historical and cultural examples, social-economic-political-economic forces are also discussed. A new chapter introduces controversial concepts of community effects and strategic growth adjustments, and the author then integrates all this information into a truly interactive biocultural model of human development. This remains the primary text for students of human growth in anthropology, psychology, public health and education.

Dr. Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible - Over 200 Vitamins and Supplements for Improving Health, Wellness, and Longevity... Dr. Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible - Over 200 Vitamins and Supplements for Improving Health, Wellness, and Longevity (Paperback, Revised ed.)
Earl Mindell; As told to Hester Mundis
R239 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R27 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Painful Truth - The new science of why we hurt and how we can heal (Hardcover): Monty Lyman The Painful Truth - The new science of why we hurt and how we can heal (Hardcover)
Monty Lyman
R517 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R89 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Extraordinary stories... A remarkable book' - Sunday Times An enthralling read' - Dr Rachel Clarke, bestselling author of Dear Life A Royal Society Science Prize short-listed author __________ We know pain when we feel it. We fear it and try to avoid it. But do we know what it really is? We're currently experiencing a Renaissance in pain science. In recent years our understanding of pain has altered so radically it's fair to say that everything we thought we knew about pain is wrong. As Dr Monty Lyman reveals, we misunderstand pain - with harmful consequences. The Painful Truth explores cutting-edge research, encompassing phantom aches to persistent pain, and including interviews with survivors of torture as well as those who have never felt pain. It not only provides hope for reducing and managing pain, but takes us to a deeper understanding of what it means to be human. This is the untold story of pain - our most elusive feeling. 'A compelling mix of science and anecdote.' - Nature 'Takes us into the world of pain and how it's been misunderstood for centuries' - Mail on Sunday __________ Praise for Monty Lyman and The Remarkable Life of the Skin - 'Seriously entertaining' The Times - 'Beautifully written, revealing and surprising' Daily Mail - 'Imaginatively told' The Spectator - 'An absorbing, fact-packed study' Nature - 'What a read it is' Vogue - 'Fascinating' Daily Express

Making Babies - The Holistic IVF Diet Guide (Paperback): Jenny Blondel Making Babies - The Holistic IVF Diet Guide (Paperback)
Jenny Blondel
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Human Form and Function (Paperback): Human Form and Function (Paperback)
R786 Discovery Miles 7 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Written by three distinguished authors of child care and medical books, this text provides coverage of physiological structure and systems and the maintenance of health. It emphasizes the social aspect of human biology including alcohol and drug abuse, ageing and stress.

Animal Anomalies - What Abnormal Anatomies Reveal about Normal Development (Paperback): Lewis I. Held Jr Animal Anomalies - What Abnormal Anatomies Reveal about Normal Development (Paperback)
Lewis I. Held Jr
R788 Discovery Miles 7 880 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Among the offspring of humans and other animals are occasional individuals that are malformed in whole or in part. The most grossly abnormal of these have been referred to from ancient times as monsters, because their birth was thought to foretell doom; the less severely affected are usually known as anomalies. This volume digs deeply into the cellular and molecular processes of embryonic development that go awry in such exceptional situations. It focuses on the physical mechanisms of how genes instruct cells to build anatomy, as well as the underlying forces of evolution that shaped these mechanisms over eons of geologic time. The narrative is framed in a historical perspective that should help students trying to make sense of these complex subjects. Each chapter is written in the style of a Sherlock Holmes story, starting with the clues and ending with a solution to the mystery.

Adrift - Fieldnotes from Almost-Motherhood (Hardcover): Miranda Ward Adrift - Fieldnotes from Almost-Motherhood (Hardcover)
Miranda Ward
R439 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'The world is not neatly divided into two camps of women, those who wanted to reproduce and did, and those who didn't want to, and didn't. So many of us are caught here, in between, neither one thing nor the other, drifting towards a receding horizon, in our own camp . . .' When Miranda Ward and her husband decided to have a baby, they were optimistic. There was no reason not to be: they were both young, they were both healthy. But five years, three miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy later, Ward finds herself still dealing with the ongoing aftermath of that decision: the waiting, the doubting, the despairing, the hoping. ADRIFT is a memoir about the unique place of almost-motherhood. Some people pass through it without even noticing; others languish there, held safe, held prisoner, by the walls of not-knowing - for as long as there is still a question mark, an open ending, there is a chance of escape. Inspired by her childhood on the California coast, Ward turns to the water, seeking solace in a landscape of a different kind - the swimming pool. Hoping to make sense of the uncertainty, she begins to ask questions of geography on the most intimate scale. How do we learn to feel at home in our own bodies, even when they disobey? How can we find our way, even when we feel adrift? What language do we have for the spaces in between? Charting a journey through territory at once deeply personal and widely shared, Ward offers a searing, lyrical and radically honest narrative of fertility and motherhood that is less often told.

A Visual Guide to Clinical Anatomy (Paperback): Robert H. Whitaker A Visual Guide to Clinical Anatomy (Paperback)
Robert H. Whitaker
R1,290 Discovery Miles 12 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A solid knowledge of anatomy is essential within any number of fields throughout healthcare. A core discipline of all medical degrees, anatomy is generally taught in a series of laboratory sessions and lectures, requiring students to identify a particular organ or structure, explain its function and describe its relation to normal physiology. Students are expected to learn - and practicing clinicians required to remember - an enormous amount of anatomical information. A Visual Guide to Clinical Anatomy is an extraordinary visual reference guide, containing more than 900 high-quality illustrations of the human anatomy. Author and illustrator Robert H. Whitaker draws upon his 30 years of experience as an anatomy demonstrator and lecturer at Cambridge University to present a simple, easy-to-understand approach to both teaching and learning the subject. Each illustration is designed to provide a summary of key anatomical and clinical information of a specific topic or clinical condition. A comprehensive yet user-friendly anatomy resource, this volume: - Covers the major areas of human anatomy - Provides succinct, clinically relevant information for each illustration - Offers clear and accessible synopses of anatomical structures A Visual Guide to Clinical Anatomy is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any medical student, instructor, surgical trainee, physician, or healthcare practitioner.

Reproduction - Antiquity to the Present Day (Paperback): Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming, Lauren Kassell Reproduction - Antiquity to the Present Day (Paperback)
Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming, Lauren Kassell
R1,108 Discovery Miles 11 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From contraception to cloning and pregnancy to populations, reproduction presents urgent challenges today. This field-defining history synthesizes a vast amount of scholarship to take the long view. Spanning from antiquity to the present day, the book focuses on the Mediterranean, western Europe, North America and their empires. It combines history of science, technology and medicine with social, cultural and demographic accounts. Ranging from the most intimate experiences to planetary policy, it tells new stories and revises received ideas. An international team of scholars asks how modern 'reproduction' - an abstract process of perpetuating living organisms - replaced the old 'generation' - the active making of humans and beasts, plants and even minerals. Striking illustrations invite readers to explore artefacts, from an ancient Egyptian fertility figurine to the announcement of the first test-tube baby. Authoritative and accessible, Reproduction offers students and non-specialists an essential starting point and sets fresh agendas for research.

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