801 Things You Should Know [EPUB]
02 September 2014, 03:15
2013 | EPUB | 1.19MB
Discover how the world's biggest ideas, inventions, and actions changed the course of history!
What would life be like if the Age of Reason never challenged others to think differently, if the Industrial Revolution never happened, or if the New York Stock Exchange never came into existence?
801 Things You Should Know gives you the lowdown on thoughts and events that transformed past civilizations into the cultures that we know today. Each entry explains a game-changing concept or moment in time, detailing how it helped shape societies around the globe. You'll uncover fascinating details you'd never heard before, and be surprised to learn how these major influences have directly impacted the way you live.
From the sixth century B.C. to the present day, you'll discover the captivating people, acts, and ideas that have inspired change--and revolutionized the world.
Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner [EPUB]
30 August 2014, 11:59
2014 | EPUB | 1.01MB
The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases—hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex—that shaped her as both a physician and a mother.
Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation—performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy’s two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines flight 587.
Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff offers a firsthand account of daily life in one of America’s most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies—and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue.
What to Do When the Shit Hits the Fan [PDF]
27 August 2014, 12:10
2014 | PDF | 3.19MB
Recent events have taught us all that anyone, anywhere can face an emergency situation. Do you have the tools, equipment, and knowledge to ensure the safety of your family? With the expert advice in this handbook, you can be better prepared for any emergency:
- Terrorist attack
- Winter storm
- Nuclear emergency
- Civil unrest
- And more
In this updated edition, Dave Black addresses the full range of disaster that can turn an ordinary day into a fight for survival. He offers advice on alarms, insurance, preparing a “disaster kit,” planning for evacuation, communication, emergency food handling, first aid, and more. With real-world considerations, he lays out the step-by-step responses that could save you and your family in a time of crisis.