Thicker than Blood

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Thicker than Blood

Thicker than Blood

  • Author : Munmun Ghosh
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Publisher : Jaico Publishing House
  • Pages : 256
  • Release Date : 2016-01-19

The poignant tale of a husband and wife who fight adversities to keep their marriage going. Young and beautiful Mayuri, wife of affluent businessman Vimal, is crushed as she fails to conceive even with medication. Deeply in love with his wife, Vimal gives in to her plea to seek help through reproductive technology. The treatments tax the couple physically and emotionally, straining their relations. While Vimal grapples with his business challenges, Mayuri plods along, restless, depressed, painfully aware of her growing age and convinced she cannot be content unless she has a child. In her desperation, she turns to religion and even hurtles to the edge of infidelity. What makes a couple’s life complete? Are children the indispensable glue binding a family? And does motherhood and fatherhood have to be biological? Munmun Ghosh holds a master’s degree in English literature from Mumbai University. She worked as a full-time journalist for a range of publications – Stardust, The Economic Times, The Daily and indya.com – for over a decade before segueing to creative writing.

Blood Is Thicker Than Water is a modern take on the age-old dilemma faced by many heroes and heroines throughout the ages-when faced with the life-and-death choice of family you're born to versus family you choose, what's your decision? Lisa is a happily married African American woman whose dysfunctional family creates constant upheaval, which culminates in their pressure on her to save the life of her drug-addicted brother instead of her loving husband who happens to be Caucasian. Lisa fled her childhood home and the extraordinary contempt that her mother Joyce has for her. Lisa's husband makes a convincing argument, that her choice should be clear. Her decision might also heal the mother-daughter relationship that Lisa has been longing for since childhood.

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This book considers how homes, households, and domestic life are related to the Church. Early theologies glorified the monastic lifestyle as a way to transcend earthly attachments in favor of supernatural goods. Contemporary thinkers have seen that functioning marriages and families themselves can lead us toward a more righteous society. Jana Bennett insists that both marriage and singleness must be placed in the context of the Christian story of redemption for the questions and problems at stake to be fully understood. She finds that Augustine of Hippo, maligned by modern theologians, is the source of very fruitful reflection on these topics. Most scholars today would agree that Augustine's works have exerted great influence on Western views of marriage, family, and sex. But many would argue that this influence has been detrimental to a healthy understanding of these topics. However, using Augustine's writing, Bennett shows that marriage and singleness cannot be considered separately, that gender issues are important to considering these states correctly and, most important, that the marriage between Christ and the Church is the first consideration in understanding and living these states of life. The water of baptism, Christians' first birth and initiation into the life of Christ, is the primary standard for relationships, rather than familial ties.

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There are millions of people who have experienced and are experiencing unwarranted psychological and physical abuse from members of their own family /relatives. However, some like me were fortunate to encounter strangers who made me aware of the contrast of human behavior, and confirmed my belief that all mankind does not possess sinister thoughts that go into action as highlighted in this book. Here’s hoping that the many people who have experienced or are experiencing implied or explicit abuse that they find some resolve, as no man or woman should endure a lifetime of psychological torture. While it is understood that humans are not perfect, we must be cognizant that life is short and we should all be able to live our lives in peace, with happiness and love.

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If you are going through hell… keep going… Wounded, defeated, and flung across the wilderness, Jade Crow and her peeps faced their worst enemy and not all have escaped… or survived. Separated from her friends, their fates unknown, and without her magic, Jade must discover her own heritage and unlock her true powers… or else her next fight with Samir will be her last. For Jade, life has come down to two choices. Level up. Or die.

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Blood is more than a fluid solution of cells, platelets and plasma. It is a symbol for the most basic of human concerns--life, death and family find expression in rituals surrounding everything from menstruation to human sacrifice. Comprehensive in its scope and provocative in its argument, this book examines beliefs and rituals concerning blood in a range of regional and religious contexts throughout human history. Meyer reveals the origins of a wide range of blood rituals, from the earliest surviving human symbolism of fertility and the hunt, to the Jewish bris, and the clitoridectomies given to young girls in parts of Africa. The book also explores how cultural practices influence gene selection and makes a connection with the natural sciences by exploring how color perception influences the human proclivity to create blood symbols and rituals.

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Book 3 of THE HOOK by Brad Latham about Bill Lockwood, an insurance investigator and World War I veteran

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It all seems straightforward. There’s been a tragic accident: the old man fell asleep in his chair, woke up in the dark, fell and hit his head on the mantelpiece. But the Crime Scene Manager isn’t happy. There are just too many details that aren’t quite right and Charles Michaelson’s accident becomes a suspicious death.

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A teenager is accused of his own mother's murder in the New York Times bestselling author's YA paranormal thriller: “an engrossing page-turner” (Kirkus). Thomas Bellweather hasn't been in town for long. Just long enough for his newlywed mother to be murdered, and for his new stepdad's cop colleagues to decide Thomas is the primary suspect. Not that there's any evidence. But before Thomas got to the small town of Garrett Mills, there had just been one other murder in twenty years. The only person who believes him is Charlotte Rooker, little sister to three cops and, with her soft hands and sweet curves, straight-up dangerous to Thomas. Her friend was the other murder victim. And she's ready to stop at nothing to find out what happened. But the the answers she's after could get them both killed—and reveal a truth Thomas would die to keep hidden. Praise for Brigid Kemmerer and The Elemental Series “Magic, suspense, and enough twists to keep you reading until sunrise!” —Award winning author Erica O'Rourke “A refreshingly human paranormal romance . . . Read fast and keep that heart rate up.” —Kirkus Reviewson Storm

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While the relationships between parents and children have long been a staple of critical inquiry, bonds between siblings have received far less attention among early modern scholars. Indeed, until now, no single volume has focused specifically on relations between brothers and sisters during the early modern period, nor do many essays or monographs address the topic. The essays in Sibling Relations and Gender in the Early Modern World focus attention on this neglected area, exploring the sibling dynamics that shaped family relations from the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries in Italy, England, France, Spain, and Germany. Using an array of feminist and cultural studies approaches, prominent scholars consider sibling ties from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives, including art history, musicology, literary studies, and social history. By articulating some of the underlying paradigms according to which sibling relations were constructed, the collection seeks to stimulate further scholarly research and critical inquiry into this fruitful area of early modern cultural studies.

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In Water Thicker Than Blood, Terrell tells a story of love, family, sadness, and hurt, but mainly of the challenges we face when trying to forgive ourselves and others. Johnny Mae can never receive the love from the one person she craves, and then theres Pearl, whose midnight complexion and being overweight are a stark contrast to her honey-brown skinned and petite sister with the good hair. Terrells characters are believable; their flaws, missteps, and insecurities connect with us on an intimate level. We find ourselves rooting for Johnny Mae to fulfill her lifelong dream to become a clothes designer and for Pearl to gain acceptance for who she is, and we ultimately rejoice in the understanding that opportunity and unconditional love may never come by blood--but by water.

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During the early years of the AIDS epidemic, thousands of Americans became infected with HIV through the nation's blood supply. Because little reliable information existed at the time AIDS first began showing up in hemophiliacs and in others who had received transfusions, experts disagreed about whether blood and blood products could transmit the disease. During this period of great uncertainty, decisionmaking regarding the blood supply became increasingly difficult and fraught with risk. This volume provides a balanced inquiry into the blood safety controversy, which involves private sexual practices, personal tragedy for the victims of HIV/AIDS, and public confidence in America's blood services system. The book focuses on critical decisions as information about the danger to the blood supply emerged. The committee draws conclusions about what was done--and recommends what should be done to produce better outcomes in the face of future threats to blood safety. The committee frames its analysis around four critical area Product treatment--Could effective methods for inactivating HIV in blood have been introduced sooner? Donor screening and referral--including a review of screening to exlude high-risk individuals. Regulations and recall of contaminated blood--analyzing decisions by federal agencies and the private sector. Risk communication--examining whether infections could have been averted by better communication of the risks.

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The last words Ash hears her mother say are, “When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in—blood and salt.” Determined to find her mother when she disappears, Ash follows her to Quivara, Kansas, the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time. Her mother is nowhere to be found, but Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love, murder, alchemy, and immortality. Charming traditions give way to a string of deaths. And Ash feels herself drawn to Dane, a mysterious, forbidden boy with secrets of his own. As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash fights to save her mother, her lover, and herself. She must discover the truth about Quivara before it’s too late. Before she’s all in—blood and salt.

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Reading this book is going to take your soul into deep waters, and high fire, touching the sky. Having your mind spin as the wind blows in the night of thunder. Bringing your life to reality on lion, tigers, and bears, Teaching you to find the poison, on killing evil snakes. Learning to let the trees grow, and continue life. Teaching you we all fall as we all rise. Delilah doesn't just write a book, she speaks to you through the book. Her words of encouragement will bring you on your knees, understanding life. Understanding the meaning of being you, as she speaks a true story. Telling you thoughts you would never imagine could happen to a young lady. Showing many through her autobiography, not to give up on faith, and let evil destroy you, and pound you six feet under. For at the end, everyone with faith shall be a winner, understanding her story.

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Diana López returns to her middle-grade sweet spot in this delightful novel perfect for fans of Wendy Mass, Charise Mericle Harper, and Angela Cervantes.

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Being a teenager in today's complex world is a difficult enough task, but adopted teens have a unique struggle: to discover their identity and a sense of belonging and place in the world, which often means coming to terms with their past. The Face in the Mirror, based on numerous interviews with adopted teens, adoptive parents, and birth parents, brings attention to the growing and often controversial phenomenon of teenagers wanting to know where they came from. The book, written for both teenagers and adults, is a frank discussion of the issues surrounding adoption, and in particular what adoptees, adoptive parents, and birth parents should know when adopted teens want to discover their past. The book also addresses the impact of cross-cultural or cross-racial adoption, as well as the legal parameters of adoption in the US and Canada, including the complex emotions involved. As written by Marion Crook, an adoptive parent herself and the author of previous books about teens, The Face in the Mirror articulates the complexity of adoption issues with candor and compassion.

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Every paramedic’s worst nightmare is to arrive at the scene of a horrific accident and find out that the victim is someone they love. Or, in Caden Ross’s case, the woman he used to love. It took two years to finally get over Dakota and move on with his life, or so Caden believed, until he has to face the thought of a world without her. Nothing could have prepared the handsome, headstrong off-duty paramedic for the emotional upheaval of keeping the woman he once thought would be his forever alive. Dakota Martineau appeared to have the world in the palm of her hand. She is beautiful, kind, has an adoring family, including her best friend and identical twin sister. She has a passion for incorporating her love of life, family, and her cultural background into her dream job with special needs kids. Then, in a life-altering crash, she discovers just how fragile life is. Thankful to be surrounded by an incredible group of friends who will help heal, not just her body, but also her soul, she knows she should be happy she is alive and on the mend, but Dakota is still tormented by the loss of her one true love. How can you feel safe with the one person who hurt you the most? What road will Caden and Dakota take when they discover fate wreaked havoc on everything they thought was true?

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"Rudolph provides a well-crafted plot and satisfying levels of suspense, but what stands out most is Rachel herself—one of the most refreshing new series heroines to wander into the crime genre in quite a while." —Booklist STARRED review For Rachel Chavez, every day is a battle with her demons. She only wants to stay sober and keep her recently inherited parking lot in downtown LA financially afloat. But it's a nearly 24/7 job. Then an executive from the nearby water agency is killed by a hit-and-run driver and Rachel spots the car that did the deed in her garage. A few days later her stand-in employee dies of peculiar causes. And Rachel unknowingly becomes tangled in the conniving cross-purposes of California water politics. When she uncovers evidence of a crime ring, Rachel believes the mystery of the two deaths is solved. But another official is killed, her own father disappears, and it becomes agonizingly clear that the killer is closing in on Rachel.

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Joey was a quiet, shy, country boy from a small southern town who could not wait to turn eighteen. After a childhood marred by neglect and abuse, he planned to leave home and vowed never to return. The struggle to survive in a changing economy led Joey into debt. He made a fateful decision to return home after a decade on his own. Immediately after returning home, old wounds would be reopened. Still, after his mother suffered a debilitating stroke, he could not find it in himself to abandon her. When Joey’s big brother died suddenly and unexpectedly, his remaining siblings would put him through the nightmare that he had feared his whole life. Based on actual events, Thicker than Blood is a story of family, honor, and reconciliation. It is also a story of greed, betrayal, and perseverance.

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Blood Vice Book 5 With her home and heart in ruins, Jenna is none too keen on the idea of helping the Duke of House Lilith—the man she holds responsible for everything wrong in her life. But when the Vampiric High Council summons Ursula, Duchess of House Lilith and Jenna's unsuspecting grandsire, to a trial where she's to stand accused of murdering her sire and abandoning her depraved scions, the duke is eager to strike a deal. If Jenna helps him protect Ursula, he will keep her darkest secret and put in a good word with the adoptive sire the queen assigns to her. Oh, and return her guns—provided she doesn't use them on him.

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How far would you go when your back is against the wall? Up to his neck in debt, Liam Cox looks to his elderly mother for a solution. But despite sitting on a goldmine, Mildred refuses to leave her farm behind. Alerted to Liam?s shady dealings, DI Gillian Marsh is sent to investigate. As Gillian?s case against Liam becomes personal, she does all she can to protect the frightened Mildred. But all is not as it seems. As Liam?s inheritance comes under threat and the pressure rises, how far will he go to repay his debts? When two bodies are found and family ties are severed, both Gillian and Mildred must be careful who they trust?

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Blood's Thicker Than Water is a story of Sex, Money, Murder and family ties in the heart of the city of Wilmington, Delaware. Two crews collide and leave a blood-bath in the streets; News reporters and local on-lookers are left speechless as Police and Medical personnel scrape up the pieces that the M.O.B and Yayo Boyz violently left behind.

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Give Some Chenoa, a single mother struggling to graduate high school and attend college, seems to get herself into situations that her sister, Deloris, believes are a result of naivety and lack of experience. After being abandoned by her son's father, Lance, and victimized by her teacher, Mr. Smith, when he tries to redefine the meaning of "extra" in extra credit, Chenoa steps out on a limb and decides to trust men again when she meets Sean, the fire fighter. Take More Deloris has all the answers. She's an independent woman with a violent past and illegal hustle. In her game, she comes first and everyone else last, except for her sister, Chenoa. But, Deloris find it's hard to run an illegitimate business and a legitimate relationship at the same time, especially when her boyfriend keeps showing up at her house unannounced, Two Sisters While both sisters are being taught life's lesson on when to give and when to take, Chenoa, acknowleges the worthlessness of Deloris's selfish acts and recognizes the true meaning of blood being thicker than water.

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This is a book about friendship - about the Buddhist ideals of spiritual friendship and the author's personal experience. By turns moving, funny and inspirational, Maitreyabandhu's account is as compelling as a good novel. Woven into the tapestry of the many different aspects of friendship, such as openness, communication, fidelity and altruism, is the colourful thread of Maitreyabandhu's own experiences - from childhood to adolescence, through to his quest for life's meaning and wholehearted engagement with Buddhism.

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The blood wants what the blood wants. A digital omnibus of books 4-6 in the Blood Vice Series. 4) Blood Dolls 5) Thicker Than Blood 6) Blood, Sweat, and Tears It's official. Jenna Skye is a Blood Vice agent. But between the blood bond she shares with her partner, Roman Knight, and an impossible case distracting her from the vengeance mission that motivated her to join Blood Vice in the first place, things are about to get radioactive. If you like a little fang in your urban fantasy and action in your paranormal romance, follow Jenna Skye on her crash course introduction to supernatural society in St. Louis! New recruit? Welcome to the fold, green fang! Begin the series with Blood Vice (book 1) or the first omnibus, Fresh Blood (books 1-3), today!

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The Friendship Rose is a collection of poems from a visually challenged poet Purushottam Mahajan, who doesnt know what color is but is aware of the beauty of flowers and nature. These poems have amazing rhythm and nuances built into its lines. One must always remember this when reading the present volume. What is natural to us is in the realm of imagination for the poet. There are many poems that touched everyones heart: The Friendship Rose, Lotus of the Hearts Fountain, The Third Eye, and many more. There is a sadness and melancholy about the poems that makes you want to empathize with the poet. There is a depth that the reader must explore. The present collection, which is in your hands, is a celebration of the feelings of a sensitive poet, which is rendered all the more important because of the creators visual impairment. His sensibility as a poet has not been hampered in any way by his disability.

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Easier to See Jeong (Love) Leaving than Arriving (PB) By: Moo Jung Cho The beauty of a proverb rests in its simplicity. Anyone can use them as they see fit and refine them as they grow older with newer wisdom. A collection of essays, Easier to See Jeong (Love) Leaving than Arriving, introduces 100 Korean proverbs and their meanings, placing an emphasis on how universal these messages are in both Eastern and Western cultures. Though gentle and often humorous, these proverbs, derived from the everyday experience and lives of Korean ancestors, offer the time-tested wisdom that crosses continents as well as generations. This book is a sequel to the first volume, The Tongue Can Break Bones, which also introduced 100 proverbs.

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I can't believe my own sister would come with this thievery and anarchy to my door. Tree and Ree Etienne are laying their mother to rest when an unwelcome arrival at the graveside intrudes on their grief. It's Bo, their troublesome estranged half-sister. To comfort her sisters Bo moves in for a while and things begin to look up. But cracks appear as childhood memories, deep resentments and long-put-away dreams come to the fore. Tensions build before erupting in a confrontation during which harsh truths are said. Will the sisters destroy all that is left of their family and each other? The Etienne Sisters by Ché Walker premiered at Theatre Royal Stratford East, London, in September 2015.

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This book examines representations of violence across the postcolonial world—from the Americas to Australia—in novels, short stories, plays, and films. The chapters move from what appear to be interpersonal instances of violence to communal conflicts such as civil war, showing how these acts of violence are specifically rooted in colonial forms of abuse and oppression but constantly move and morph. Taking its cue from theories in such fields as postcolonial, violence, gender, and trauma studies, the book thus shows that violence is slippery in form, but also fluid in nature, so that one must trace its movement across time and space to understand even a single instance of it. When analysing such forms and trajectories of violence in postcolonial creative writing and films, the contributors critically examine the ethical issues involved in narrating abuse, depicting violated bodies, and presenting romanticized resolutions that may conceal other forms of violence.

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This book speaks to the meanings and values that inhere in close relations, focusing on ‘family’ and ‘kinship’ but also looking beyond these categories. Multifaceted, diverse and subject to constant debate, close relations are ubiquitous in human lives on embodied as well as symbolic levels. Closely related to processes of power, legibility and recognition, close relations are surrounded by boundaries that both constrain and enable their practical, symbolical and legal formation. Carefully contextualising close relations in relation to different national contexts, but also in relation to gender, sexuality, race, religion and dis/ability, the volume points to the importance of and variations in how close relations are lived, understood and negotiated. Grounded in a number of academic areas and disciplines, ranging from legal studies, sociology and social work to literary studies and ethnology, this volume also highlights the value of using inter- and multidisciplinary scholarly approaches in research about close relations. Chapter 11 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

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Lines from a Mined Mind brings together lyrics and musings from the twenty-five-year recording career of John Trudell, an internationally acclaimed poet, musician, and leader of the American Indian Movement. More than a simple anthology, this collection goes deeper, revealing the incendiary intersection of music and activism.

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Norway, Sweden, and Denmark are home to more than 90,000 transnational adoptees of Scandinavian parents raised in a predominantly white environment. This ethnography provides a unique perspective on how these transracial adoptees conceptualize and construct their sense of identity along the intersection of ethnicity, family, and national lines.

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What do Christians believe about human sexuality? In Mere Sexuality, author and pastor Todd Wilson presents the historic Christian consensus about human sexuality, the Great Tradition of the church for centuries as taught in each of its major expressions - Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant. Wilson highlights the stunning shift of opinion on issues of sexuality in the evangelical church and why this break with the historic church is problematic for the future of Christianity. Along the way he provides ordinary believers with an introduction to the historic Christian vision of sexuality, yet does so in conversation with some of the twenty-first century’s leading challenges to this vision. In a culture that is deeply confused about human sexuality, Wilson believes it is time for evangelicals to retrieve the historic Christian tradition and biblical teaching on the question of sexuality. Mere Sexuality seeks to guide readers back to the beauty and coherence of this vision of sexuality in the face of an aggressive and all-consuming pagan and secular worldview.

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Jesus is King. Standing as a central theme of the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus’s kingly authority has profound implications for how we live in the world and interact with those around us. In this reader-friendly commentary, seasoned pastor Doug O’Donnell leads us through the first book of the New Testament, highlighting key themes and offering helpful illustrations for preaching. Drawing on years of pastoral experience, O’Donnell shows how Matthew’s various emphases—including Jesus’s messianic titles, fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy, teaching on the kingdom of heaven, and present and future role as judge—all relate to Christ's kingship. Designed to help pastors faithfully preach God’s Word, this commentary ultimately highlights Matthew’s call to all people to worship and obey Jesus, our humble King and gracious Savior. Part of the Preaching the Word series.

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Galen of Pergamon, was a prominent Roman physician, surgeon and philosopher. The most accomplished of all medical researchers of antiquity, Galen contributed greatly to the understanding of numerous scientific disciplines, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, and neurology, as well as philosophy and logic. Galen's understanding of anatomy and medicine was principally influenced by the then current theory of humorism, as advanced by many ancient Greek physicians such as Hippocrates. His theories dominated and influenced Western medical science for more than 1,300 years. Medical students continued to study Galen's writings until well into the 19th century. Galen conducted many nerve ligation experiments that supported the theory, which is still accepted today that the brain controls all the motions of the muscles by means of the cranial and peripheral nervous systems.

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Based on original interviews of 22 Muslim-American women of South Asian descent on the topics of honor and honor killings, this book examines honor and culture, and their intersections with power, tradition, gender, family, and religion. Additionally, it incorporates an autoethnographic approach describing the author’s journey to Pakistan to create a personal narrative throughout. This volume offers a unique perspective that allows for informed exploration and description of Muslim-American women’s attitudes and beliefs surrounding the practice of killing women and girls in order to regain family honor.

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With an assemblage of leading scholars, White Logic, White Methods explores the possibilities and necessary dethroning of current social research practices, and demands a complete overhaul of current methods, towards multicultural and pluralist approach to what we know, think, and question.

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This is by far the most exhaustive biography on Niels Stensen, anatomist, geologist and bishop, better known as "Nicolaus Steno". We learn about the scientist’s family and background in Lutheran Denmark, of his teachers at home and abroad, of his studies and travels in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Bohemia and Germany, of his many pioneering achievements in anatomy and geology, of his encounters with Swammerdam, Malpighi and with members of the newly established Royal Society of London and the Accademia del Cimento in Florence, and with the philosopher Spinoza. It further treats Stensen’s religious conversion. The book includes the full set of Steno's anatomical and geological scientific papers in original language. The editors thoroughly translated the original Latin text to English, and included numerous footnotes on the background of this bibliographic and scientific treasure from the 17th century.

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