Toxic Shock: A Social History by Sharra L. Vostral (Biopolitics Book 6)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 13.2MB
Overview: A history of Toxic Shock Syndrome
In 1978, doctors in Denver, Colorado observed several healthy children who suddenly and mysteriously developed a serious, life-threatening illness with no visible source. Their condition, which doctors dubbed ‘toxic shock syndrome’ (TSS) was rare, but observed with increasing frequency over the next few years in young women, and was soon learned to be associated with a bacterium and the use of high-absorbency tampons that had only recently gone on the market. In 1980, the Centers for Disease Control identified Rely tampons, produced by Procter & Gamble, as having the greatest association with TSS over every other tampon, and the company withdrew them from the market. To this day, however, women are frequently warned about contracting TSS through tampon use, even though very few cases are diagnosed each year.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
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The Shock of the Anthropocene: The Earth, History and Us by Christophe Bonneuil, Jean-Baptiste Fressoz
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 1.9 MB
Overview: Dissecting the new theoretical buzzword of the “Anthropocene”
The Earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene. What we are facing is not only an environmental crisis, but a geological revolution of human origin. In two centuries, our planet has tipped into a state unknown for millions of years.
How did we get to this point? Refuting the convenient view of a “human species” that upset the Earth system, unaware of what it was doing, this book proposes the first critical history of the Anthropocene, shaking up many accepted ideas: about our supposedly recent “environmental awareness,” about previous challenges to industrialism, about the manufacture of ignorance and consumerism, about so-called energy transitions, as well as about the role of the military in environmental destruction. In a dialogue between science and history, The Shock of the Anthropocene dissects a new theoretical buzzword and explores paths for living and acting politically in this rapidly developing geological epoch.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
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Rude Shock (America Falls Book 4) by Scott Medbury
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 170 MB
Overview: No mazes. No zombies. No games.
After their hurried escape from the Drake Mountain Facility, Isaac and his group stumbled upon a farmhouse in a secluded valley. It’s what they’ve been looking for – a place to make their home, both now and in the future.
Their joy is tempered by questions though. How will they feed and look after themselves, especially with a baby on the way? Was the virus unleashed against the invaders successful, or will they be watching out for their oppressors for the rest of their lives? And…even if they are gone, what other dangers in the post-apocalyptic world await them?
Danger is coming, and only time will tell if they have found the salvation they’ve been seeking or if their dreams will be crushed, leaving them to the same fate as all of those that died before them.
Rude Shock is the fourth book of the action-packed America Falls post-apocalyptic series.
Genre: – Science Fiction > Post Apocalyptic
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