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The Invention of Surgery (Paperback): David Schneider The Invention of Surgery (Paperback)
David Schneider 1
R355 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

"Bold and compelling... Uniformly excellent, and often wryly amusing."" - The Wall Street Journal "A globetrotting historical adventure, told from the inside of the operating room... Medical writing at its most exhilarating." - Michael Paul Mason "Comprehensively researched, deftly told, and radiating both intellect and passion... Essential reading for anyone interested not only in the history but also in the future of medicine." - Frank Huyler "A history of surgery that is informative, entertaining, and highly readable." Library Journal A fascinating history of the practice of surgery from one of the leading figures in the field, chronicling centuries of scientific breakthroughs by the discipline's most dynamic, pioneering doctors. Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider's The Invention of Surgery is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing "implant revolution" of the twentieth century. The Invention of Surgery explains this dramatic progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline's most dynamic historical figures. It links together the lives of the pioneering scientists who first understood what causes disease, how organs become infected or cancerous, and how surgery could powerfully intercede in people's lives, and then shows how the rise of surgery intersected with many of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century, including the evolution of medical education, the transformation of the hospital from a place of dying to a habitation of healing, the development of antibiotics, and the rise of transistors and polymer science. And as Schneider argues, surgery has not finished transforming; new technologies are constantly reinventing both the practice of surgery and the nature of the objects we are permanently implanting in our bodies. Schneider considers these latest developments, asking "What's next?" and analyzing how our conception of surgery has changed alongside our evolving ideas of medicine, technology, and our bodies.

The Invention of Surgery (Hardcover): David Schneider The Invention of Surgery (Hardcover)
David Schneider
R710 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R147 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Bold and compelling... Uniformly excellent, and often wryly amusing."" - The Wall Street Journal "A globetrotting historical adventure, told from the inside of the operating room... Medical writing at its most exhilarating." - Michael Paul Mason "Comprehensively researched, deftly told, and radiating both intellect and passion... Essential reading for anyone interested not only in the history but also in the future of medicine." - Frank Huyler "A history of surgery that is informative, entertaining, and highly readable." Library Journal A fascinating history of the practice of surgery from one of the leading figures in the field, chronicling centuries of scientific breakthroughs by the discipline's most dynamic, pioneering doctors. Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider's The Invention of Surgery is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing "implant revolution" of the twentieth century. The Invention of Surgery explains this dramatic progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline's most dynamic historical figures. It links together the lives of the pioneering scientists who first understood what causes disease, how organs become infected or cancerous, and how surgery could powerfully intercede in people's lives, and then shows how the rise of surgery intersected with many of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century, including the evolution of medical education, the transformation of the hospital from a place of dying to a habitation of healing, the development of antibiotics, and the rise of transistors and polymer science. And as Schneider argues, surgery has not finished transforming; new technologies are constantly reinventing both the practice of surgery and the nature of the objects we are permanently implanting in our bodies. Schneider considers these latest developments, asking "What's next?" and analyzing how our conception of surgery has changed alongside our evolving ideas of medicine, technology, and our bodies.

The Invention of Surgery - A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution (Hardcover): David... The Invention of Surgery - A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution (Hardcover)
David Schneider
R687 R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Save R142 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider's The Invention of Surgery is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing "implant revolution" of the twentieth century. The Invention of Surgery explains this dramatic progress and highlights the personalities of the discipline's most dynamic historical figures. It links together the lives of the pioneering scientists who first understood what causes disease, how organs become infected or cancerous, and how surgery could powerfully intercede in people's lives, and then shows how the rise of surgery intersected with many of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the last century, including the evolution of medical education, the transformation of the hospital from a place of dying to a habitation of healing, the development of antibiotics, and the rise of transistors and polymer science. And as Schneider argues, surgery has not finished transforming; new technologies are constantly reinventing both the practice of surgery and the nature of the objects we are permanently implanting in our bodies. Schneider considers these latest developments, asking "What's next?" and analyzing how our conception of surgery has changed alongside our evolving ideas of medicine, technology, and our bodies.

Danny Boyle Collection (DVD): James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger, Treat Williams, John... Danny Boyle Collection (DVD)
James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger, … 1
R84 Discovery Miles 840 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

A collection of four films directed by Danny Boyle. '127 Hours' (2010) traces the true story of trapped hiker Aron Ralston's fight for survival. Setting out alone and telling no-one where he's going, Ralston (James Franco) begins a hiking expedition in the mountains of Utah. Young, and with a zest for life, he takes rock-climbing in his stride, fearing nothing, with a permanent smile on his face. Soon after crossing paths with fellow hikers Kristi (Kate Mara) and Megan (Amber Tamblyn), however, Ralston becomes trapped in a remote canyon when a falling boulder crushes his arm. Over the following days, and with nobody to hear his calls for help, Ralston undergoes a gruelling fight for survival that tests his spirit to the limits, and ultimately decides whether he lives or dies. The thriller '28 Days Later' (2002) follows what could happen after a viral attack, with the virus so deadly that within seconds the infected person is taken over by a murderous rage, permanently. After 28 days there is only a handful of non-infected survivors, but the virus is not the only thing they have to contend with... In the futuristic thriller 'Sunshine' (2007) it's 50 years from now and the sun is on its way out, threatening mass destruction here on Earth. It falls to eight sexy astronauts (including Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Evans) who have been dispatched to the heart of the solar system in a ship called, ominously, the Icarus II - to kickstart the sputtering star. Finally, in the multi-award winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008), Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is an 18-year-old street kid from the slums of Mumbai who has managed to get through to the final round on the Indian version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'? But how can a young man from his background of poverty have acquired the knowledge to be only one correct answer away from winning 20 million rupees? With only one more question to be asked, however, the dream turns to nightmare. As the hooter sounds to signal the end of the show, Jamal is arrested and accused of cheating. Nobody believes that he could really know all of the answers he has given. As Jamal tells the story of his life to the police, the reasons for his success begin to appear. Will Jamal be freed to hear the final question and, if so, will he know the answer?

Alan Partridge: Complete Collection (DVD, Boxed set): Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Doon... Alan Partridge: Complete Collection (DVD, Boxed set)
Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Doon MacKichan, …
R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every episode from the three BBC comedy series featuring Steve Coogan's cringeworthy alter ego, chat show host Alan Partridge. 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' (1994) sees Alan presenting his TV series, welcoming guests including the raunchy dance act Hot Pants, who get in a hot tub with the host at the end of the show. The two series of 'I'm Alan Partridge' (1997 and 2003) chronicle Alan's increasingly desperate attempts to rebuild his tattered career after assaulting the BBC's Chief Commissioning Editor with a frozen turkey.

Crowded by Beauty - The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen (Hardcover): David Schneider Crowded by Beauty - The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen (Hardcover)
David Schneider
R707 R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Save R143 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Philip Whalen was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and key figure in the literary and artistic scene that unfolded in San Francisco in the 1950s and '60s. When the Beat writers came West, Whalen became a revered, much-loved member of the group. Erudite, shy, and profoundly spiritual, his presence not only moved his immediate circle of Beat cohorts, but his powerful, startling, innovative work would come to impact American poetry to the present day. Drawing on Whalen's journals and personal correspondence - particularly with Ginsberg, Kerouac, Snyder, Kyger, Welch, and McClure - David Schneider shows how deeply bonded these intimates were, supporting one another in their art and their spiritual paths. Schneider, himself an ordained priest, provides an insider's view of Whalen's struggles and breakthroughs in his thirty years as a Zen monk. When Whalen died in 2002 as the retired Abbot of the Hartford Street Zen Center, his own teacher referred to him as a patriarch of the Western lineage of Buddhism. Crowded by Beauty chronicles the course of Whalen's life, focusing on his unique, eccentric, humorous, and literary-religious practice.

28 Days Later (DVD): Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, Noah Huntley, Brendan Gleeson, Alex... 28 Days Later (DVD)
Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, Noah Huntley, …
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Danny Boyle ('Trainspotting' and 'The Beach') directs this look at what could happen after a viral attack, but this time the virus is so deadly that within seconds the infected person is taken over by a murderous rage, permanently. After 28 days there is only a handful of non-infected survivors, but the virus is not the only thing they have to contend with...

Essentials of College Algebra, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition): Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David Schneider,... Essentials of College Algebra, Global Edition (Paperback, 11th edition)
Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David Schneider, Callie J. Daniels
R1,433 Discovery Miles 14 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Steadfast Support for Your Evolving Course. Essentials of College Algebra, Eleventh Edition, by Lial, Hornsby, Schneider, and Daniels, develops both the conceptual understanding and the analytical skills necessary for success in mathematics. With the Eleventh Edition, the authors have adapted and updated the program for the evolving student, New co-author Callie Daniels brings her experience with traditional, hybrid, and online courses, to create a suite of resources to support today's learners. This program provides a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Support for learning concepts: a systematic approach is used to present each topic, and is designed to actively engage students in the learning process. The variety of exercise types promotes understanding of the concepts and reduces the opportunity for rote memorization. Support for review and test preparation: ample opportunities for review are interspersed throughout and at the end of chapters. MyMathLab (R) is not included. Students, if MyMathLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN. MyMathLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. MyMathLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment product designed to personalize learning and improve results. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts.

An Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic 2012, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition): David Schneider An Introduction to Programming with Visual Basic 2012, International Edition (Paperback, 9th edition)
David Schneider
R1,737 Discovery Miles 17 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Schneider's "tried and true" text - consistently praised by both students and instructors - is designed for students with no prior computer programming experience. Now updated for Visual Basic 2012, Schneider focuses on teaching problem-solving skills and sustainable programming skills. A broad range of real-world examples, section-ending exercises, case studies, and programming projects gives students more hands-on experience than any other Visual Basic book on the market. NEW! This edition is available with MyProgrammingLab, an innovative online homework and assessment tool. Through the power of practice and immediate personalized feedback, MyProgrammingLab helps students fully grasp the logic, semantics, and syntax of programming. Note: If you are purchasing the standalone text or electronic version, MyProgrammingLab does not come automatically packaged with the text. To purchase MyProgrammingLab, please visit: myprogramminglab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text + MyProgrammingLab by searching the Pearson Higher Education web site. MyProgrammingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.

Street Zen - The Life and Work of Issan Dorsey (Paperback): David Schneider Street Zen - The Life and Work of Issan Dorsey (Paperback)
David Schneider
R445 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R83 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Day Today: Parts 1 and 2 (DVD): Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Chris Morris, Rebecca Front, David Schneider, Doon MacKichan,... The Day Today: Parts 1 and 2 (DVD)
Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Chris Morris, Rebecca Front, David Schneider, …
R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The entire news show featuring Sports Reporter Alan Partridge and Anchorman Chris Morris. Part 1 contains footage of a helicopter being flown at the heads of small children by a dog, an American man being electrocuted while dressed as Elvis, music news of gangsta rapper FUR Q, coverage of the constitutional crisis that followed John Major's fight with the Queen, and an interview with a swimming pool attendant. Whilst Part 2 contains graphic footage of exploding dogs, police eating suspects, masses of war, homeless people being clamped, clips from a soap opera broadcast from the back of a lorry and a world cup machine that explains the rounds of the world cup simply with a mechanical device like a diagram that points.

Index Funds & Etfs - What They Are and How to Make Them Work for You (Paperback): David Schneider Index Funds & Etfs - What They Are and How to Make Them Work for You (Paperback)
David Schneider
R365 Discovery Miles 3 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Alan Partridge: Complete Collection (DVD): Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Doon MacKichan, John... Alan Partridge: Complete Collection (DVD)
Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, David Schneider, Rebecca Front, Doon MacKichan, …
R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every episode from the three BBC comedy series featuring Steve Coogan's cringeworthy alter ego, chat show host Alan Partridge. 'Knowing Me, Knowing You' (1994) sees Alan presenting his TV series, welcoming guests including the raunchy dance act Hot Pants, who get in a hot tub with the host at the end of the show. The two series of 'I'm Alan Partridge' (1997 and 2003) chronicle Alan's increasingly desperate attempts to rebuild his tattered career after assaulting the BBC's Chief Commissioning Editor with a frozen turkey.

Danny Boyle Collection (Blu-ray disc): James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger, Treat Williams, John... Danny Boyle Collection (Blu-ray disc)
James Franco, Kate Mara, Amber Tamblyn, Sean Bott, Koleman Stinger, … 1
R627 Discovery Miles 6 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A collection of four films directed by Danny Boyle. '127 Hours' (2010) traces the true story of trapped hiker Aron Ralston's fight for survival. Setting out alone and telling no-one where he's going, Ralston (James Franco) begins a hiking expedition in the mountains of Utah. Young, and with a zest for life, he takes rock-climbing in his stride, fearing nothing, with a permanent smile on his face. Soon after crossing paths with fellow hikers Kristi (Kate Mara) and Megan (Amber Tamblyn), however, Ralston becomes trapped in a remote canyon when a falling boulder crushes his arm. Over the following days, and with nobody to hear his calls for help, Ralston undergoes a gruelling fight for survival that tests his spirit to the limits, and ultimately decides whether he lives or dies. The thriller '28 Days Later' (2002) follows what could happen after a viral attack, with the virus so deadly that within seconds the infected person is taken over by a murderous rage, permanently. After 28 days there is only a handful of non-infected survivors, but the virus is not the only thing they have to contend with... In the futuristic thriller 'Sunshine' (2007) it's 50 years from now and the sun is on its way out, threatening mass destruction here on Earth. It falls to eight sexy astronauts (including Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh and Chris Evans) who have been dispatched to the heart of the solar system in a ship called, ominously, the Icarus II - to kickstart the sputtering star. Finally, in the multi-award winning 'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008), Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is an 18-year-old street kid from the slums of Mumbai who has managed to get through to the final round on the Indian version of 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'? But how can a young man from his background of poverty have acquired the knowledge to be only one correct answer away from winning 20 million rupees? With only one more question to be asked, however, the dream turns to nightmare. As the hooter sounds to signal the end of the show, Jamal is arrested and accused of cheating. Nobody believes that he could really know all of the answers he has given. As Jamal tells the story of his life to the police, the reasons for his success begin to appear. Will Jamal be freed to hear the final question and, if so, will he know the answer?

Which, if any, meta-ethical view do you find most compelling for the purposes of political theory? (Paperback): David Schneider Which, if any, meta-ethical view do you find most compelling for the purposes of political theory? (Paperback)
David Schneider
R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Death of Retirement - Breaking Your Reliance on a Broken System by Investing in Cash Engines (Paperback): David Schneider The Death of Retirement - Breaking Your Reliance on a Broken System by Investing in Cash Engines (Paperback)
David Schneider
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Refugee Crisis. Threat to or Driver of Cosmopolitan Europe? (Paperback): David Schneider The Refugee Crisis. Threat to or Driver of Cosmopolitan Europe? (Paperback)
David Schneider
R750 R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Save R39 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The 80/20 Investor - Investing in an Uncertain and Complex World - How to Simplify Investing with a Single Principle... The 80/20 Investor - Investing in an Uncertain and Complex World - How to Simplify Investing with a Single Principle (Paperback)
David Schneider
R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unbounded Chronicles (Paperback): David Schneider Unbounded Chronicles (Paperback)
David Schneider; Edited by Bobbi Christmas
R778 Discovery Miles 7 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sojournic Tales (Hardcover) (Hardcover): David Schneider Sojournic Tales (Hardcover) (Hardcover)
David Schneider; Edited by Bobbie Christmas
R913 R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Save R209 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unbounded Chronicles (Hardcover) (Hardcover): David Schneider Unbounded Chronicles (Hardcover) (Hardcover)
David Schneider; Edited by Bobbie Christmas
R1,076 Discovery Miles 10 760 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Extraordinary Nuclear Occurrence - A Nuclear Novel (Paperback): David Schneider An Extraordinary Nuclear Occurrence - A Nuclear Novel (Paperback)
David Schneider
R232 Discovery Miles 2 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Infidel (DVD): Archie Panjabi, Chris Wilson, Mina Anwar, Omid Djalili, David Schneider, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Richard Schiff,... The Infidel (DVD)
Archie Panjabi, Chris Wilson, Mina Anwar, Omid Djalili, David Schneider, … 1
R101 Discovery Miles 1 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Comedy written and co-produced by David Baddiel. Omid Djalili stars as Mahmud Nasir, a dyed-in-the-wool (if somewhat relaxed) Muslim who lives with his family in London's East End. Mahmud's world is turned upside down when he discovers after the death of his mother that he was adopted at birth - and that he is actually a Jew. Caught in the grip of a full-scale identity crisis, Mahmud turns to drunken Jewish cabbie Lenny (Richard Schiff) for reassurance.

Sojournic Tales (Paperback): David Schneider Sojournic Tales (Paperback)
David Schneider; Edited by Bobbie Christmas
R675 R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Save R148 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Conceptions of personhood. Can the idea of individual responsibility remain morally relevant? (Paperback): David Schneider Conceptions of personhood. Can the idea of individual responsibility remain morally relevant? (Paperback)
David Schneider
R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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