Summary:Brings together current knowledge in the field of respiratory genetics in a single volume for the first time. The book includes a comprehensive introductory section to provide guidance and aid understanding of key basic concepts in respiratory genetics, including statistical methods, sample collection and storage, bioinformatics, and molecular genetics. This is followed by a series of disease-specific chapters which review epidemiology; natural history; monogenic components and complex traits where relevant; disease management, including genetic counseling issues; and likely future developments.
Genetics of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
The High school revolutionaries
Neurological and neurosurgical intensive care
A Hero of Two Worlds
Southern Africa in the world : autonomy or interdependence?
Apartheid and international organizations
A charge to keep
41 : a portrait of my father
Summary:George W. Bush covers the entire scope of the elder President Bush’s life and career, including his service in the Pacific during World War II, his pioneering work in the Texas oil business, and his political rise as a Congressman, U.S. Representative to China and the United Nations, CIA Director, Vice President, and 41st President of the United States.
Summary:This is the memoir of America’s 43rd president. George W. Bush offers a candid journey through the defining decisions of his life and his presidency.
The gospel according to Judah
Summary:This novel retells the gospel story from the point of view of the disciple Judas. It assumes that he worshiped the great Mother Goddess and was shunned by the more orthodox disciples as a result. It is based in part on sections of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi Library, and contains new information that was omitted from the traditional gospels.
Inspirations for your awakening : A new vision of the ancient book of changes
The big ten : the big emerging markets and how they will change our lives
Summary:The book discusses the United States’ economic and trade relations with the developing countries of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Poland, China, Indonesia, India, South Korea, and South Africa.
A cold peace : America, Japan, Germany, and the struggle for supremacy
From silk to silicon : the story of globalization through ten extraordinary lives
Summary:The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments. This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something transformative, as opposed to describing globalization through trends, policies, or particular industries. From Silk to Silicon tells the story of who these men and women were, what they did, how they did it and how their achievements continue to shape our world today.
Housing in The Netherlands 1900-1940
The first thing and the last : a novel
Summary:In the middle of a horrific night, Katherine Stuart barely escapes being murdered by her abusive husband in the kitchen of their suburban Boston home. In the aftermath of utter loss and devastation, Katherine is sought out by Lucy Dudley, an elderly woman living on a family farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, who reads about Katherine in the news and is drawn to her by a closely guarded history of her own. Katherine, unable to bear the accusing eyes of her family, accepts Lucy’s invitation to come to Vermont, setting in motion a deepening relationship between the two women that frames a universal struggle to heal and reclaim what severe trauma takes from people’s lives. The First and the Last is an inspiring, heartbreaking story of the resilience of the human spirit.
Nothing left to lose : a novel
Summary:"The year is 1968 and the Vietnam War is at its height. William Carson, a World War II veteran teaching in a small New England Prep School, has for more than two decades been haunted by nightmares whose content he has never shared with his wife, Anne, or their two sons, Joshua, a Marine on active duty in Vietnam, and Andrew, an ROTC college senior bound for active duty following graduation. When Joshua is reported missing in combat, the web of secrets and denial that has kept the family together for more than twenty years begins to unravel." — back cover
Eco-pioneers : practical visionaries solving today’s environmental problems
Diamond : a struggle for environmental justice in Louisiana’s chemical corridor
Diary of a Yankee-hater
Local myths : stories & sculpture
Summary:The carvings in these photographs all stand about two feet tall, and are composed of mixed hardwoods, finished to show their natural colors. The series grew out of a previous exhibition called A Spirit Procession(1996), which was a parade of masked figures carrying symbolic objects. The spirit kept marching on and began to dance. Each piece, as it appeared, mirrored the time of year and the mood of the moment. It became apparent this was a calendrical cycle of carvings. The Cathance Dancers celebrating the seasons. The tales illustrate these carvings. The sculpture came first, and mean many things if they mean anything. The stories were written after all the pieces were finished. They are a different act of imagination set in the same place. If you find the carvings tell you a different story, yourÌ•e right. — From Introduction
King of hearts
Summary:A former New York City cop and veteran of the Iraq war is called to investigate a homicide, but what begins as a simple case leads to a pursuit of the world’s most wanted man, one of the biggest bank robberies in history, and an international conspiracy leading from the streets of Baghdad to the back rooms of our nation’s Capitol.
The quiet crisis : how higher education is failing America
Return in kind
Summary:When Letty Hendrickson dies, she leaves an enormous bequest to Mather College – but to her husband Joel, she leaves 150 acres in Vermont that he didn’t know she owned. Joel goes to Vermont to sell the property, and discovers not a ski-country investment but the Ward Place: an old farm with a family graveyard and a house that is mysteriously clean and well-kept, in spite of having been empty since 1959. As Joel tries to solve the mystery of the bequest, he is assisted by three women. The first is Helena Woodhouse, who had a 45 year platonic friendship with Letty’s guardian Nathaniel Brantford, the iconic president of Mather College from 1940 to 1977. The second is Charlotte (Charlie) Reynolds, a beautiful teenager whose eager research reveals the long-kept secrets of the Ward Place. And finally, first-hand understanding of the Vermont closed to outsiders is provided by Eleanor Randall Klimowski, a scholar who has been fired from her teaching job because of her increasing deafness, and who is now cleaning houses to support herself. What emerges is a tale of romance, misplaced pride, and unendurable sorrow – and Joel’s realization that the bequest was a twisted but genuine act of love.
973.931 B963P 2001
Public papers of the Presidents of the United States, George W. Bush : 2001-
Summary:Contains primary source material.