Doing Harm: The Truth about How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 356 MB
Overview: In this shocking, hard-hitting expose in the tradition of Naomi Klein and Barbara Ehrenreich, the editorial director of Feministing.com, reveals how inadequate, inappropriate, and even dangerous treatment threatens women’s lives and well-being.
Editor of the award-winning site Feministing.com, Maya Dusenbery brings together scientific and sociological research, interviews with experts within and outside the medical establishment, and personal stories from women across the country to provide the first comprehensive, accessible look at how sexism in medicine harms women today.
Dusenbery reveals how conditions that disproportionately affect women, such as autoimmune diseases, chronic pain conditions, and Alzheimer’s disease, are neglected and woefully under-researched. "Contested" diseases, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, that are 70 to 80 percent female-dominated are so poorly understood that they have not yet been fully accepted as "real" conditions by the whole of the profession. Meanwhile, despite a wealth of evidence showing the impact of biological difference between the sexes in everything from drug responses to symptoms to risk factors for various diseases-even the symptoms of a heart attack-medicine continues to take a one-size-fits-all approach: that of a 155-pound white man.
In addition, women are negatively impacted by the biases and stereotypes that dismiss them as "chronic complainers," leading to long delays-often years long-to get diagnosed. The consequences are catastrophic. Offering a clear-eyed explanation of the root causes of this insidious and entrenched bias and laying out its effects, Doing Harm will change the way we look at health care for women.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction
The Ancient Maya of Mexico: Reinterpreting the Past of the Northern Maya Lowlands by Geoffrey E. Braswell
Requirements: .PDF reader, 55 mb
Overview: The archaeological sites of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political milieu of the northern Maya lowlands. However, such advances have been under-represented in both scholarly and popular literature until now. ‘The Ancient Maya of Mexico’ presents the results of new and important archaeological, epigraphic, and art historical research in the Mexican states of Yucatan, Campeche, and Quintana Roo. Ranging across the Middle Preclassic to the Modern periods, the volume explores how new archaeological data has transformed our understanding of Maya history. ‘The Ancient Maya of Mexico’ will be invaluable to students and scholars of archaeology and anthropology, and all those interested in the society, rituals and economic organisation of the Maya region.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
The Ancient Maya, 6th Ed. by Robert J. Sharer, Loa P. Traxler
Requirements: .PDF reader, 40.8 mb
Overview: This book traces the evolution of Maya civilization through the Pre-Columbian era, a span of some 2,500 years from the origins of complex society within Mesoamerica to the end of the Pre-Columbian world with the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century. The sixth edition presents new archaeological evidence and historical studies and offers the most extensive revisions of this classic work to date. The result is the most thorough and incisive study of the origins and development of ancient Maya civilization ever published.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator’s Guide, 2nd Edition by Eric Keller
Requirements: .PDF reader, 53,4 MB
Overview: Create innovative CG solutions with Maya and this creative guide Professional Maya artists have to think on their feet. It’s nothing for them to receive just vague sketches or incomplete ideas of what the studio wants and have to come up with something brilliant. If you’re an intermediate to advanced Maya user, Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator’s Guide, Second Edition is what you need to meet the challenge. Professional Maya artist Eric Keller offers inspired solutions and hands-on projects, as well as numerous practical shortcuts and deadlines, so you learn to produce innovative CG assets from scratch, using Maya, on a deadline. * Shows intermediate to advanced Maya users new solutions, workarounds, and shortcuts for creating Maya visual effects on deadline * Gives readers plenty of hands-on projects, so they come up with solutions that they can add to their Maya toolsets * Offers workable ideas that can be applied, no matter which version of Maya software is being used * Presents projects in an engaging style, with pages of full-color imagery to illustrate concepts Create amazing effects with the creative insights and fresh advice in this new edition of Maya Visual Effects: The Innovator’s Guide.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Tech & Devices
The Maya World: Yucatec Culture and Society, 1550-1850 by way of Matthew Restall
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.5 Mb
Overview: This pathbreaking paintings is a social and cultural historical past of the Maya peoples of the province of Yucatan in colonial Mexico, spanning the duration from in a while after the Spanish conquest of the area to its incorporation as a part of an impartial Mexico.
Instead of relying at the Spanish resources and views that experience shaped the root of earlier scholarship on colonial Yucatan, the writer targets to present a voice to the Maya themselves, basing his research solely on his translations of masses of Yucatec Maya notarial documents-from libraries and archives in Mexico, Spain, and the United States-most of that have by no means earlier than won scholarly consideration.
These paperwork permit the writer to reconstruct the social and cultural global of the Maya municipality, or cah, the self-governing group the place maximum Mayas lived and which was once the point of interest of Maya social and political identification. The first two portions of the ebook read about the techniques through which Mayas have been arranged and differentiated from every different throughout the group, and the dialogue covers such subjects as particular person and crew identities, sociopolitical group, political factionalism, profession patterns, elegance buildings, family and circle of relatives patterns, inheritance, gender roles, sexuality, and faith.
The 3rd phase explores the fabric setting of the cah, emphasizing the position performed by way of the use and change of land, whilst the fourth phase describes intimately the character and importance of the supply documentation, its genres and its language. Throughout the ebook, the writer can pay consideration to the comparative contexts of adjustments through the years and the similarities or variations between Maya patterns and the ones of different colonial-era Mesoamericans, significantly the Nahuas of central Mexico.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Video: .MP4, 1280×720 | Audio: AAC, 48kHz, 2ch | Duration: 6.5h
Genre: eLearning | Language: English | Size: 2,55 GB
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