An urgent examination of one of the biggest global crises facing us today--air pollution--looking at the drastic worsening of the problem, and what we can do about it. "Fascinating, readable, and terrifying in equal measure." —Mark Lynas, author of Six Degrees The air pollution that we breathe every day is largely invisible—but it is killing us. How did it get this bad, and how can we stop it? Far from a modern-day problem, scientists were aware of the impact of air pollution as far back as the seventeenth century. Now, as more of us live in cities, we are closer than ever to pollution sources, and the detrimental impact on the environment and our health has reached crisis point. The Invisible Killer will introduce you to the incredible individuals whose groundbreaking research paved the way to today's understanding of air pollution, often at their own detriment. Gary Fuller's global story examines devastating incidents from London's Great Smog to Norway's acid rain; Los Angeles's traffic problem to wood-burning damage in New Zealand. Fuller argues that the only way to alter the future course of our planet and improve collective global health is for city and national governments to stop ignoring evidence and take action, persuading the public and making polluters bear the full cost of the harm that they do. The decisions that we make today will impact on our health for decades to come. The Invisible Killer is an essential book for our times and a cautionary tale we need to take heed of.
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a communicable disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. On March 11,The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a pandemic, which causes a sickness known as COVID-19 that has spread vastly to nearly every country.The virus has killed more than 128,000 people and infested more than 2 millionThis book provides detailed information on the origin and history strain that causes COVID-19 .The countries and territories affected by and their responses, measures to manage, aid and preventing the spread of the ongoing pandemic .Detail insights are given to signs and symptoms, the causes, diagnosis that is associated with the transmission, workplace hazards, the use of medications, experimental treatments, handling and supporting mental health conditions, reinfection ,the social impact and the crusade of misinformation in the world.The manuscript answers vital questions regarding: What is the novel coronavirus?Should I be Tested for coronavirus How do you catch the coronavirus?Can coronaviruses be transmitted from person to person? What happens if you catch the coronavirus?Is there a treatment for a novel coronavirus? Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus? Is there any cure for the coronavirus?What can I do to protect myself?Why are there a lockdown within countries? What can I do to help with this pandemic? Whats the economy of world future?This disease is shifting lives across the globe and will have a lifelong effect on us allA Portion of Royalties from this book will be donated to medical charities supporting with the international response to this pandemic.
To Kill the Invisible Killer merupakan kumpulan puisi tematik, nyaris seluruhnya mengangkat tema “melawan Covid-19”—suatu jenis virus yang menjadi wabah dan berhasil melumpuhkan seluruh dunia belakangan ini. Kedua penulisnya, FX Rudy Gunawan dan Afnan Malay, bukanlah sosok yang dikenal sebagai ‘penyair’. Mereka berdua—yang aktif di bidang politik, sosial, dan kebudayaan—mengalami, memaknai, memberikan respons, mencari jalan keluar, menentukan pilihan, atau mengisi kembali ruang-ruang kosong dan terbuka akibat pandemi global tersebut melalui puisi. Buku ini sekaligus meneguhkan kembali betapa puisi, sebagai salah satu bentuk karya sastra, bukan saja menjadi medium kreatif dan saluran respon pribadi, tapi bisa juga berperan sebagai catatan dokumentasi sosial.
This is a history of my relationships from childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. As a black man in America, I was forced to take God and my world around me seriously because I came from a dysfunctional background. I was the youngest of six children of my absent biological father, who I felt did not care for the five black sons he created. My book deals with all factual encounters with reference to my understanding of my relationships. It is important for me to explain to the world that God had my back when I left my home at a tender age to attend this prestigious university. I had no family whatsoever in the Chocolate City, and I was only twenty going on twenty-one by myself. These are my memoirs, my history, and my experiences that God helped me write. I believe I can change the way we look at relationships because many black people in America come from dysfunctional backgrounds, such as a single-parent household. My mother was the father and mother to six children: five boys and one girl. God was clearly in this equation. My book will bring more people together with reference to their newfound relationships. The key to a successful relationship is getting to know a person first before anything else happens, such as sex. In short, there are no perfect persons on earth, and there is no Utopia on earth, so the person you meet may not be the person that is meant to be with you. There should always be a six-month dating period. My book expresses the importance of getting to know their baggage before you make a commitment. My book is the history of my relationships that God allowed me to experience to grow as a black man in America.
"The southerly drive from Austin to Karnes City, Texas, takes about two hours. The first half-hour or so is on Interstate 35, traveling past car dealerships, fast food restaurants, and outlet malls. Leaving I-35 around about San Marcos, you take State Route 123 past front yards, farms, ranches, and "the graveyards of rusted automobiles," as Johnny, Arlo, and Willie sang. Small towns along the way are steeped in Texas history. One of them is Geronimo, known for its annual barbecue and chili cook-off. Then comes Seguin, established in 1838, once a frontier stop for the then-twelve-year-old Texas Rangers patrolling a three-county area. After Seguin, you go past Stockdale which describes itself as a "friendly little town" and host to the annual"--
WINNER NAUTILUS AWARD - SILVER MEDAL 2018 WINNER INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD - 2018 WINNER GOLD MEDAL - LITERARY TITAN AWARD - 2019 WINNER SILVER MEDAL - READERS FAVORITE, MEMOIR - 2019 FINALIST NEXT GEN BOOK AWARDS - 2018 BEST MEMOIR FINALIST SILVER FALCHION AWARD - 2019 FIVE STAR REVIEW FROM READERS' FAVORITE September 25, 2012 Ted Neill picked up a knife to cut his wrists open and kill himself. Post hospitalization and treatment for major depressive disorder, he wrote Two Years of Wonder, a memoir based on his journey towards recovery. In it, he examines the experience that left him with such despair: living and working for two years at an orphanage for children with HIV/AIDS in Nairobi, Kenya. Neill interweaves his story with the experiences of Oliver, Miriam, Ivy, Harmony, Tabitha, Sofie, Nea, and other children, exploring their own paths of trauma, survival, and resilience. In prose that is by turns poetic, confessional, and brutal, Neill with the children he comes alongside, strive to put the pieces of their fractured lives back together as they search for meaning and connection, each trying to reclaim their humanity and capacity to love in the face of inexplicable suffering and loss. Two Years of Wonder has been compared to Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy, Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love, and Brene Brown's Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead. Fan's of these authors, their vulnerability, their depth, and their focus on social issues will find that Neill's story and the story of the children he knew in Kenya,resonates.
This book is the first comprehensive analysis of the fascinating and strikingly diverse history of imagination in the context of theatre and drama. Key questions that the book explores are: How do spectators engage with the drama in performance, and how does the historical context influence the dramaturgy of imagination? In addition to offering a study of the cultural history and theory of imagination in a European context including its philosophical, physiological, cultural and political implications, the book examines the cultural enactment of imagination in the drama text and offers practical strategies for analyzing the aesthetic practice of imagination in drama texts. It covers the early modern to the late modernist period and includes three in-depth case studies: William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (c.1606); Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (1879); and Eugène Ionesco’s The Killer (1957).
"Reflections Of A 'B' Movie Junkie" is a tribute to the old "B" Movies of the Saturday Matinees of yesteryear. Actually, it is more of a homage to them, or at least (6) genres of those film types, that were so prevalent back in primarily the '40's and '50's. Their research and discussion, however, in some instances, dates all the way back to the beginning of the "talkies" of motion picture content, and can extend in the other direction, into the early '70s. These (6) genres include the popular "B"-Western, The Comedy Teams, The Jungle Adventures, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror and the Serial, or Chapter Plays, so popular with the week-end Matinee crowds back then. These film-types filled up our Saturday afternoons (and evenings) with exciting adventure, curious wonder, spine-tingling horror, and non-stop action. Often filmed on a shoe-string budget, and in a limited time-frame, many of these "classics" came to be looked upon by many fans as being so truly bad, that they were good, (in a bad sort of way) ! They are thus categorized, reviewed and discussed, for the most part, in a lovingly personal style, especially when compared to the film types we are subjected to in today's market. They had their place in film history, and that time is long since gone. But, for some of us, they have never been equaled, which, for others, may indeed be a good thing.