A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine by Robin Wolfe Scheffler
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2 MB
Overview: Is cancer a contagious disease? In the late nineteenth century this idea, and attending efforts to identify a cancer “germ,” inspired fear and ignited controversy. Yet speculation that cancer might be contagious also contained a kernel of hope that the strategies used against infectious diseases, especially vaccination, might be able to subdue this dread disease. Today, nearly one in six cancers are thought to have an infectious cause, but the path to that understanding was twisting and turbulent.
A Contagious Cause is the first book to trace the century-long hunt for a human cancer virus in America, an effort whose scale exceeded that of the Human Genome Project. The government’s campaign merged the worlds of molecular biology, public health, and military planning in the name of translating laboratory discoveries into useful medical therapies. However, its expansion into biomedical research sparked fierce conflict. Many biologists dismissed the suggestion that research should be planned and the idea of curing cancer by a vaccine or any other means as unrealistic, if not dangerous. Although the American hunt was ultimately fruitless, this effort nonetheless profoundly shaped our understanding of life at its most fundamental levels. A Contagious Cause links laboratory and legislature as has rarely been done before, creating a new chapter in the histories of science and American politics.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
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Bracing for Impact: True Tales of Air Disasters and the People Who Survived Them by Robin Suerig Holleran, Lindy Philip
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.4MB
Overview: "Provides real world insight to those that have experienced the life-threatening event of an airplane crash" (Les Abend, Boeing 777 captain and CNN Aviation Analyst).
Being strapped in the seat of a plane as it plunges into a nosedive midair is everyone’s worst nightmare. The two women who compiled Bracing for Impact know. They have both lived out that fear and survived, albeit badly hurt, in their own plane crashes.
In this collection of true-life survivor tales, people from all walks of life-a freelance writer, a crew member of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band, a naval flight surgeon, a teenager, and a newlywed on her honeymoon, among others-recount their traumatic narrow escapes as engines stalled, fuel ran out, hazardous weather conditions descended, and landings did not go according to plan. In the face of death, as life flashed before their eyes or not, as some wryly note these survivors encountered the terrific split of before and after the crash. Their lives, though preserved, would change forever.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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Robin Sharma – Titan Academy Summit (2017)
WEBRip | English | MP4 + PDF Guide | 854 x 480 | AVC ~2775 Kbps | 29.970 fps
AAC | 317 Kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 18:27:50 | 24.48 GB
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Hero And The Crown by Robin McKinley
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 298.1 MB
Overview: Although she is the daughter of Damar’s king, aerin has never been accepted as full royalty. Both in and out of the royal court, people whisper the story of her mother, the witchwoman, who was said to have enspelled the king into marrying her to get an heir to rule Damar-then died of despair when she found she had borne a daughter instead of a son. But none of them, not even aerin herself, can predict her future-for she is to be the true hero who will wield the power of the Blue Sword…
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction YA, Kids, Teen, Fantasy
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Dragonhaven by Robin McKinley
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 360.8 MB
Overview: Dragons are extinct in the wild, but the Makepeace Institute of Integrated Dragon Studies in Smokehill National Park is home to about two hundred of the world’ s remaining creatures. Until Jake discovers a dying dragon that has given birth– and one of the babies is still alive.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Fantasy
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Beauty: A Retelling of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 196.4 MB
Overview: New York Timesbest-selling author Robin McKinley has won numerous awards for her writing, including the prestigious Newbery Medal. Though her two sisters are beautiful, Beauty, despite her name, is thin and awkward–but she’s also courageous. So when her father makes a terrible promise to a Beast living in an enchanted castle, Beauty knows she must volunteer to be the Beast’s prisoner. Test.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction Kids, Teen, Fantasy and Magic
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Beating the Story by Robin D. Laws
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.4MB
Overview: The most compelling stories move us emotionally. Up and down, between hope and fear, in ways we don’t always expect-but that you can harness as a writer, editor, and critic. This book shows you how to track, map, and understand the rhythm of a story. Whether you’re writing or rewriting, editing a manuscript or dismantling your favorite television episode, Beating the Story helps you understand how stories get hammered into shape.
Beating the Story combines Laws’ insightful and articulate analysis of story beats with all-new transition beats and icons to do for fiction and screenplays what his Hamlet’s Hit Points did for narrative games. Read it and see how to map, understand, and elevate any narrative.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational > Writing
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Tiberius by Robin Seager
Requirements: .PDF reader, 2.2MB
Overview: Robin Seager has updated his classic biography of Tiberius, which focuses on the Emperor’s complex character as the key to understanding his reign.
The most readable account available of the life of Tiberius, the second Roman emperor.
Argues that Tiberius’ character provides the key to understanding his reign.
Portrays Tiberius as a man whose virtues and beliefs were corrupted by power.
Shows how Tiberius’ fears of conspiracy and assassination caused him to lose his grasp of reality.
A new afterword discusses important new evidence that has come to light on the reign of Tiberius.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs
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How to Steal a Country: State Capture in South Africa by Robin Renwick
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 7 MB
Overview: How to Steal a Country describes the vertiginous decline in political leadership in South Africa from Mandela to Zuma and its terrible consequences. Robin Renwick’s account reads in parts like a novel – a crime novel – for Sherlock Holmes old adversary, Professor Moriarty, the erstwhile Napoleon of Crime, would have been impressed by the ingenuity, audacity and sheer scale of the looting of the public purse, let alone the impunity with which it has been accomplished.
Based on Renwick’s personal experiences of the main protagonists, it describes the extraordinary influence achieved by the Gupta family for those seeking to do business with state-owned enterprises in South Africa, and the massive amounts earned by Gupta related companies from their associations with them.
The ensuing scandals have engulfed Bell Pottinger, KPMG, McKinsey and other multinationals. The primary responsibility for this looting of the state however, rests squarely with President Zuma and key members of his government.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence by way of Robin Karr-Morse, Meredith S. Wiley
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.three MB
Overview: An "ominous and persuasive" learn about of when violence begins in kid development-and the preventive measures to forestall it (The New York Times Book Review).
This new, revised version accommodates vital advances in neurobiological analysis and features a new advent by way of Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, a number one researcher within the box. When Ghosts from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence was once first revealed, it was once lauded for offering clinical proof that violence can originate within the womb and turn out to be entrenched in a kid’s mind by way of preschool. The authors’ groundbreaking conclusions become much more related following the wave of college shootings around the country together with the tragedies at Columbine High School, Sandy Hook Elementary School, and stunning next shootings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
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Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius through Robin Mitchell-Boyask
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.five mb
Overview: The nice plague of Athens that started in 430 BCE had a huge impact at the creativeness of its literary artists and at the social creativeness of the town as an entire. In this ebook, Professor Mitchell-Boyask research the have an effect on of the plague on Athenian tragedy early within the 420s and argues for a vital courting between drama and the advance of the cult of the therapeutic god Asclepius within the subsequent decade, all through a length of battle and lengthening civic strife. The Athenian determination to find their temple for Asclepius adjoining to the Theater of Dionysus arose from deeper associations between drama, therapeutic and the polis that had been engaged actively through the disaster of the plague. The ebook additionally considers the illustration of the plague in Thucydides’ History in addition to the metaphors generated through that illustration which recur later in the similar paintings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History, and the Cult of Asclepius via Robin Mitchell-Boyask
Requirements: .PDF reader, 1.five mb
Overview: The nice plague of Athens that started in 430 BCE had a huge impact at the creativeness of its literary artists and at the social creativeness of town as an entire. In this e book, Professor Mitchell-Boyask research the have an effect on of the plague on Athenian tragedy early within the 420s and argues for an important courting between drama and the improvement of the cult of the therapeutic god Asclepius within the subsequent decade, all through a duration of struggle and extending civic strife. The Athenian resolution to find their temple for Asclepius adjoining to the Theater of Dionysus arose from deeper associations between drama, therapeutic and the polis that had been engaged actively via the disaster of the plague. The e book additionally considers the illustration of the plague in Thucydides’ History in addition to the metaphors generated via that illustration which recur later in the similar paintings.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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