Lifelines

Lifelines

Lifelines

From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is an insider's account of public health and its crucial role—from opioid addiction to global pandemic—and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. “Public health saved your life today—you just don’t know it,” is a phrase that Dr. Leana Wen likes to use. You don’t know it because good public health is invisible. It becomes visible only in its absence, when it is underfunded and ignored, a bitter truth laid bare as never before by the devastation of COVID-19. Leana Wen—emergency physician, former Baltimore health commissioner, CNN medical analyst, and Washington Post contributing columnist—has lived on the front lines of public health, leading the fight against the opioid epidemic, outbreaks of infectious disease, maternal and infant mortality, and COVID-19 disinformation. Here, in gripping detail, Wen lays bare the lifesaving work of public health and its innovative approach to social ills, treating gun violence as a contagious disease, for example, and racism as a threat to health. Wen also tells her own uniquely American story: an immigrant from China, she and her family received food stamps and were at times homeless despite her parents working multiple jobs. That child went on to attend college at thirteen, become a Rhodes scholar, and turn to public health as the way to make a difference in the country that had offered her such possibilities. Ultimately, she insists, it is public health that ensures citizens are not robbed of decades of life, and that where children live does not determine whether they live.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Dr. Leana Wen
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2021-07-27
Total Pages : 216 Pages
ISBN : 9781250186249


Lifelines

Lifelines

"For fans of Meg Wolitzer and Maggie Shipstead: a sweeping debut novel following an American artist who returns to Germany--where she fell in love and had a child decades earlier--to confront her past at her former mother-in-law's funeral"--

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Heidi Diehl
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin
Release : 2019
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781328483720


Lifelines

Lifelines

A distinct voice in the nature/nurture debate, Rose's series of essays are a response to the biological reductionism of Richard Dawkins's book, The Selfish Gene (OUP, 1990), which insists that all aspects of human life are in our genes, and everything arises as a consequence of natural selection. Rose argues that life depends on the elaborate web of interactions that occur within cells, organisms, and ecosystems, and in which DNA has but one part to play.

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Genre : Science
Author : Steven Rose
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2003-10-09
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 0198034245


Lifelines

Lifelines

This little book contains the wisdom of the ages, and is guaranteed to produce a smile of appreciation at the sheer sense of the proverbs you will find inside. From advice you wish your mother had given you, to things you probably suspected, but had never put into words, Lifelines is a book to be read, absorbed and treasured.—Pearl Cleage, New York Times best selling author of What Looks Like Crazy On An Ordinary Day This illustrated treasury of proverbs unites the timeless wisdom of Black communities in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas, while speaking to the triumphs and challenges of everyday life. Lifelines: The Black book of Proverbs travels to all corners of the globe to reclaim and preserve African wisdom. This book offers the remarkably wise heart of Africa and her children to readers experiencing career changes, new births, weddings, death, and other rites of passage. Readers will find truth in the African saying, “When the occasion arises, there is a proverb to suit it.” Proverbs are presented in vibrant story-poem form; and are uniquely arranged by key life cycle events such as birth, initiation, marriage, and death. The proverbs can be found under themes such as “wealth”, “parenting”, “change” and “strength.” Inspired illustrations introduce each section along with beautiful vignettes showing how African proverbs comfort, inspire and instruct during different phases of life. Lifelines illuminates how traditions, civilization and spirit survive and thrive, despite centuries of loss of freedom, family, identity, language, land, and wealth. The proverbs offer wisdom for every stage of our lives. Collected in one place as never before, it is the perfect addition to the book shelves of families large and small, from Nairobi to New Orleans and every city in between. From Birth: Every cackling hen was an egg at first. -Rwanda to Marriage: A woman's clothes are the price her husband pays for peace. -Central Africa, East Africa, and Southern Africa (Bantu) and Elderhood: Every time an old man dies it is as if a library has burnt down. -West Africa as well as every stage of life in between, the proverbs found in Lifelines offer the guidance and wisdom to last a life time. Unlike other collections of proverbs, Lifelines hews closely to the cycle of life and draws inspiration from the authors combined 110 years of experience. Askhari Johnson Hodari and Yvonne McCalla Sobers have set out to let their proverbs both tell a story and stand alone. So whether you flip it open to a random page, read it through from start to finish, or go searching for a proverb to match your unique circumstance, you’ll find just the right lifeline to provide the comfort and guidance you’re looking for. From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Askhari Johnson Hodari
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2009-11-10
Total Pages : 242 Pages
ISBN : 9780307589200


Ceo Lifelines

Ceo Lifelines

Author Salvatore Fazzolari knows firsthand what it takes to be the chairman, president, and CEO of a large multinational corporation—as well as why it’s not a position suited to everyone. In CEO Lifelines, he shares nine principles to help people become more productive, capable, engaged, and effective leaders. Building on almost forty years of experience at all levels of leadership, Fazzolari outlines nine key leadership practices that underpin strong, decisive leadership and build enduring, high-performance organizations. Through three segments focusing on personal, enterprise, and luck, he discusses three practices needed for sustained leadership; the six practices of a healthy enterprise; and the serendipity of chance—both good and bad. A practical guide and workbook that includes related tools for building careers and organizations, CEO Lifelines provides useful advice from Fazzolari’s own experiences as CEO of a major corporation. It offers an examination of principles essential for building a successful career and an enduring enterprise—a blueprint for excellence.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Salvatore D. Fazzolari
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2014-04-14
Total Pages : 276 Pages
ISBN : 9781491725795


Abatement Of Seismic Hazards To Lifelines

Abatement Of Seismic Hazards To Lifelines

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Genre : Earthquakes
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Total Pages : 184 Pages
ISBN : IND:30000105339679


Abatement Of Seismic Hazards To Lifelines Proceedings Of A Workshop On Development Of An Action Plan

Abatement Of Seismic Hazards To Lifelines Proceedings Of A Workshop On Development Of An Action Plan

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Genre : Buildings
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Total Pages : 236 Pages
ISBN : IND:30000105339505


Lifelines From Our Past

Lifelines From Our Past

This book offers an extraordinary interpretation of world history, from the paleolithic era to the present. Renowned historian L.S. Stavrianos conceptualizes human history into three categories: kinship societies, tributary societies, and capitalist societies. In each, he discerns and studies four "life-line" issues - ecology, gender relations, social relations, and war - that encompass the broadest areas of human experience. The revised edition projects forward to the twenty-first century, offering the author's views on possible future scenarios involving the same lifeline issues.

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Genre : History
Author : L. S. Stavrianos
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-03-04
Total Pages : 264 Pages
ISBN : 9781317466062


Lifeline

Lifeline

When a chilling discovery is made in one of the manor’s greenhouses, the Frog End villagers rely on the Colonel to reluctantly solve another baffling mystery. Following the untimely death of her mother, Ursula Swynford, Ruth Harvey has taken over the manor in Frog End, where she runs a successful plant-selling business and provides gardening therapy for an increasing number of her husband Dr Tom Harvey’s troubled patients: embittered Lawrence Deacon, lonely Joyce Reed, widowed Tanya Carberry and wheelchair-bound Johnny Turner, the young victim of a horrific motorbike crash. Gardening at the manor quickly becomes a much-needed lifeline for the group, and all seems to be going well – until the major stumbles across a body among the tomato plants in one of the greenhouses. Once again, the manor is the scene of a brutal murder – and, once again, the Colonel reluctantly finds himself drawn into solving the mystery.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Margaret Mayhew
Publisher : Severn House Publishers Ltd
Release : 2020-04-01
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9781448304141


Lifelines

Lifelines

'Wisdom on how to live.' Matt Haig 'Beautiful, wise and playful.' Brene Brown Some days arrive with questions so vast we feel like strangers on earth. Other times our joy makes us feel entirely at home in ourselves. So where do we find inspiration for living a good life? Drawing on lifelines thrown down by poets, thinkers and dreamers, the sceptical and the faithful, Malcolm Doney and Martin Wroe suggest that how we live may be more important than what we believe. How do I make a good decision? Can I forgive him? Will this darkness pass? Do I say something or keep quiet? Less of an instruction manual and more of a sketchbook, these are lines for living rewarding days. 'Sacred text for the more earthy reader.' Bono 'Challenging, profound and generous...' Vanessa Kisuule 'Wonderful combination of hard-won wisdom and memorable quotes.' Richard Rohr

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Genre : Religion
Author : Martin Wroe
Publisher : Unbound Publishing
Release : 2018-11-29
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781783526291