Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World von Tracy Kidder Audible, Audible Hörbuch, 09. April 2013 Jetzt als Download verfügbar.
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Tracy Kidder is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of the best sellers The Soul of a New Machine, House, Among Schoolchildren, and Home Town. He has been described by the Baltimore Sun as the "master of the non-fiction narrative". This powerful and inspiring new book shows how one person can make a difference, as Kidder tells the true story of a gifted man who is in love with the world and has set out to do all he can to cure it.
At the center of Mountains Beyond Mountains stands Paul Farmer. Doctor, Harvard professor, renowned infectious-disease specialist, anthropologist, the recipient of a Mac Arthur "genius" grant, world-class Robin Hood, Farmer was brought up in a bus and on a boat, and in medical school found his life's calling: to diagnose and cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine to those who need them most. This magnificent book shows how radical change can be fostered in situations that seem insurmountable, and it also shows how a meaningful life can be created, as Farmer - brilliant, charismatic, charming, both a leader in international health and a doctor who finds time to make house calls in Boston and the mountains of Haiti - blasts through convention to get results.
Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba, and Russia as Farmer changes minds and practices through his dedication to the philosophy that "the only real nation is humanity" - a philosophy that is embodied in the small public charity he founded, Partners In Health. He enlists the help of the Gates Foundation, George Soros, the U. N. 's World Health Organization, and others in his quest to cure the world. At the heart of this book is the example of a life based on hope, and on an understanding of the truth of the Haitian proverb " Beyond mountains there are mountains": As you solve one problem, another problem presents itself, and so you go on and try to solve that one, too.
" Mountains Beyond Mountains unfolds with the force of a gathering revelation, " says Annie Dillard, and Jonathan Harr says, "[ Farmer] wants to change the world. Certainly this luminous and powerful book will change the way you see it. "
A Story About Cancer With a Happy Ending von Marianne Ferrer Buch, Gebundene Ausgabe, 31. Januar 2019 Gewöhnlich versandfertig in 3 bis 4 Tagen.
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Gebundenes Buch When visiting a hospital in Montreal, Quebec, a few years ago, bestselling author India Desjardins met a 10-year-old girl with leukemia. The girl told her she that she was fed up. All the stories about children like her who had cancer had sad endings, so she didn't want to read them. She asked India to write a story about cancer with a happy ending instead, one with laughter and romance. India did, and the story became this book. I think about everything I'll miss if they tell me I'm going to die. . . my mum, my dad, my sister, cookies, T V shows I'll never get to see the end of, walking outside when it's really nice, the smell of autumn, the starry sky on a full moon, my grandparents, my grandpa's lasagna, kissing Victor, Victor's eyes, Victor's voice, Victor's smell, Victor's hands. . . Victor. A teenage girl heads towards the hospital waiting room where the doctors are going to tell her how much time she's got to live. As she walks, she thinks about her journey up to this point. . . the terrible decor in the hospital, wearing a headscarf, the horrible treatments, but also being with her friends, family, and her new boyfriend Victor. While this story has a happy ending, the girl offers an honest account of what it feels like to be a teenager with cancer . Like how she just wants everyone to treat her like a normal person and stop telling her how strong she is - especially her mum. And how, even though everyone is telling her to stay positive, she sometimes loses hope and even wants to die to make the pain go away. Dreamlike illustrations elegantly convey the emotional complexities. Like the girl in this story, the girl that India met at the hospital is now cured. She also fell in love during her illness. Today, around eight out of ten children who are diagnosed with cancer are cured. This story was written to give any child who has cancer hope.
Pedro and Me: Friendship, Loss, and What I Learned von Judd Winick Taschenbuch, 31. März 2009 Auf Lager.
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Pedro and Me In graphic format, this book describes the friendship between two roommates on the M T V show The real world, one of whom died of Aids. Full description
Very, Very, Very Dreadful: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 von Albert Marrin Audible, Audible Hörbuch, 09. Januar 2018 Jetzt als Download verfügbar.
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From National Book Award finalist Albert Marrin comes a fascinating look at the history and science of the deadly 1918 flu pandemic - and the chances for another worldwide pandemic.
In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, found themselves felled by influenza. By the summer of 1918, the second wave struck as a highly contagious and lethal epidemic and within weeks exploded into a pandemic, an illness that travels rapidly from one continent to another. It would impact the course of the war, and kill many millions more soldiers than warfare itself.
Of all diseases, the 1918 flu was by far the worst that has ever afflicted humankind; not even the Black Death of the Middle Ages comes close in terms of the number of lives it took. No war, no natural disaster, no famine has claimed so many. In the space of 18 months in 1918-1919, about 500 million people - one-third of the global population at the time - came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known, but the best estimate is between 50 and 100 million.
In this powerful book, nonfiction master Albert Marrin examines the history, science, and impact of this great scourge - and the possibility for another worldwide pandemic today.
A Chicago Public Library best book of the year!
Althea & Oliver von Cristina Moracho Taschenbuch, 08. März 2016 Auf Lager.
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You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Antibiotics! by Anne Rooney (2014-09-05) von Anne Rooney Taschenbuch, . 1892T
Medikidz Explain Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: What's Up with Eleanor? by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair (2014-03-10) von Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair;Shawn DeLoache Taschenbuch, .
And So They Build by Bert Kitchen (1993-09-01) von Bert Kitchen Buch, Gebundene Ausgabe, . 1739T Auf Lager.
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Apples, Cherries, Red Raspberries: What Is in the Fruits Group? (Food Is Categorical) by Brian P. Cleary (2010-08-02) von Brian P. Cleary Buch, Bibliothekseinband, . 1606T
Alopecia Areata (Genetic & Developmental Diseases & Disorders) by Janey Levy (2006-07-01) von Janey Levy Buch, Bibliothekseinband, . 1663T Auf Lager.
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