Off The Deep End: A History of Madness at Sea [Audiobook]
Off the Deep End: A History of Madness at Sea by Nic Compton
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.5 MB | Retail
Overview: Confined in a small space for months on end, subject to ship’s discipline and living on limited food supplies, many sailors of old lost their minds – and no wonder. Many still do.
The result in some instances was bloodthirsty mutinies, such as the whaleboat Sharon whose captain was butchered and fed to the ship’s pigs in a crazed attack in the Pacific. Or mob violence, such as the 147 survivors on the raft of the Medusa, who slaughtered each other in a two-week orgy of violence. So serious was the problem that the Royal Navy’s own physician claimed sailors were seven times more likely to go mad than the rest of the population.
Historic figures such as Christopher Columbus, George Vancouver, Fletcher Christian (leader of the munity of the Bounty) and Robert FitzRoy (founder of the Met Office) have all had their sanity questioned.
More recently, sailors in today’s round-the-world races often experience disturbing hallucinations, including seeing elephants floating in the sea and strangers taking the helm, or suffer complete psychological breakdown, like Donald Crowhurst. Others become hypnotised by the sea and jump to their deaths.
Off the Deep End looks at the sea’s physical character, how it confuses our senses and makes rational thought difficult. It explores the long history of madness at sea and how that is echoed in many of today’s yacht races. It looks at the often-marginal behaviour of sailors living both figuratively and literally outside society’s usual rules. And it also looks at the sea’s power to heal, as well as cause, madness.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Madness: a Memoir by Kate Richards
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.1 MB
Overview: Madness is a real world for the many thousands of people who are right now living within it. It never apologises. Sometimes it is a shadow, ever present, without regard for the sun. Sometimes it is a well of dark water with no bottom, or a levitation device to the stars.
Madness, a memoir is an insight into what it’s like to live with psychosis over a period of ten years, in which bouts of acute illness are interspersed with periods of sanity. The world is beautiful and terrifying and sometimes magical. The sanctity of life is at times precious and at times precarious and always fragile. It’s a story of learning to manage illness with courage and creativity, of achieving balance and living well. It is for everyone now living within the world of madness, for everyone touched by this world, and for everyone seeking to further his or her understanding of it, whether you think of madness as a biological illness of the brain or an understandable part of the continuum of the human condition.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
Centaurus 03 – Land of Insanity (2019) by means of Leo and Rodolphe
Necessities: .CBR/.CBZ reader, 103.three MB
Assessment: The reconnaissance staff that has landed on Vera is dealing with a faithfully restored Mont Saint-Michel, which is completely deserted. It unearths each earthly cash and snow globes for vacationers. The mysteries about this planet are changing into stranger and stranger, and threat is rising increasingly more…
Centaurus 03 – Land of Madness (2019) by Leo and Rodolphe
Requirements: .CBR/.CBZ reader, 103.3 MB
Overview: The reconnaissance team that has landed on Vera is facing a faithfully restored Mont Saint-Michel, which is totally abandoned. It finds both earthly money and snow globes for tourists. The mysteries about this planet are becoming stranger and stranger, and danger is growing more and more…
Centaurus #3 – Land of Madness
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Infectious Insanity: The Shocking Science of How We "Catch" Psychological Sickness by Harriet A. Washington
Necessities: .M4A/.M4B reader, 251 MB
Overview: A groundbreaking have a look at the connection between germs and psychological sickness and the way we are able to defend ourselves.
Is it doable to catch autism or OCD the identical means we catch the flu? Can a baby’s contact with cat litter result in schizophrenia? In her eye-opening new audiobook, Nationwide E-book Critics Circle Award-winning writer Harriet Washington reveals that we are able to the truth is "catch" psychological sickness. In Infectious Insanity, Washington presents the brand new germ idea, which posits not solely that many cases of Alzheimer’s, OCD, and schizophrenia are attributable to viruses, prions, and micro organism but additionally that with antibiotics, vaccinations, and different methods, these circumstances could be simply prevented or handled. Filled with cutting-edge analysis and tantalizing mysteries, Infectious Insanity is wealthy in science, characters, and sensible recommendation on find out how to defend your self and your youngsters from publicity to infectious threats that might sabotage your psychological and bodily well being.
Style: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
Insanity in Worldwide Relations: Psychology, Safety, and the International Governance of Psychological Well being (Interventions) 1st Version by Alison Howell
Necessities: .PDF reader, 1 MB
Overview: Insanity in Worldwide Relations offers an essential and revolutionary account of the function of psychology and psychiatry in international politics, exhibiting how psychological well being governance has turn into a method of securing numerous populations, usually with questionable results.
Via the evaluation of three key case research Howell illustrates how such therapeutic interventions can at instances be coercive and sovereign, at different instances disciplinary, and at nonetheless different instances benevolent, although not benign. In every case a ‘diagnostic competitors’ is traced, that’s, a contestation over how greatest to diagnose and deal with the inhabitants in query. The e-book examines the populations of Guantánamo Bay, post-conflict societies and western militaries, figuring out how these diagnostic competitions finally relaxation on shared assumptions concerning the worth of psychology and psychiatry in managing international safety, concerning the worth of reaching safety by psychological well being governance, and finally concerning the medicalization of safety.
This work will probably be of nice curiosity to all students of Worldwide relations, essential idea and safety research.
Style: Non-Fiction > Academic > Social Sciences
Python Madness: No more Guessing by James Smith
Requirements: .PDF reader, 29.5 MB
Overview: Now there is a way to predict your March Madness Bracket. Get your Python Source code to quickly create a spreadsheet. What used to take hours in March now will take minutes.
Learn Programming Techniques from the source code. You get.
Web Scraping examples using Beautiful Soup
Fuzzy string matching using Fuzzy Wuzzy
Math statistics using Scipy
file creation, json file use, sorting
shell programming and argument passing
built in testing and testing using scripts examples
Or you can just use the code to create your march madness spreadsheet and out-perform your buddies!
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
In the tomblike silence of an abandoned rock quarry, someone is trying to hide their dirty little secret – a secret that is about to be discovered….
FBI Special Agent Maggie O’Dell is just starting a vacation when she gets a call from her friend, psychologist Dr. Gwen Patterson. One of Gwen’s patients is missing on a trip to Connecticut. Can Maggie look into Joan Begley’s disappearance?
At first Maggie dismisses Gwen’s concern. But when the body of a woman is discovered in an abandoned rock quarry in Connecticut, Maggie heads to the small town on “unofficial” business. Soon the shocking news surfaces that more bodies have been discovered, and Maggie is drawn into a case that confounds both local law enforcement and a seasoned criminal profiler like herself.
But where is Joan Begley? Is she in fact the woman discovered buried in the quarry? Or is she the unwilling guest of a killer obsessed with possessing an unimaginable prize from his victims?
BitRate: 95 kbps
File Format: .Mp3
File Size: 313.1 MB