One of every four deaths occurring in the United States today is due to cancer, and the number of diagnoses continues to increase. Fortunately, however, cancer treatments are improving, which means more and more patients are surviving for longer periods. Complementary methods have played an important role in these treatments, showing benefits such as a higher quality of life, reduced instance and severity of the side effects of standard therapy, and a general improvement of the patient's immunological state. Indeed, these methods - from carefully monitored nutrition, exercise, and psychological support to enzyme substitution, phytotherapy, hyperthermia and microbiology therapy - are critical to a treatment's overall success. More than ever, doctors need accurate, up-to-date information about which methods have been proven in scientifically based clinical studies (EBM) to be acceptable for use in conjunction with standard treatment methods. In this unique book, experts ranging across medical disciplines present data on the efficacy of these methods as they are currently being used, the necessary scientific background, and practical advice for introducing them into practice. With illustrations, tables, and detailed descriptions, this book is an ideal reference and an invaluable tool for educating patients about this encouraging aspect of cancer therapy. Throughout, the contributors emphasize the latest scientifically and clinically tested treatments. A useful chart lays out in detail which treatments are applicable for various types of cancers and what effects they have been shown to cause. The word is out about the beneficial qualities of complementary therapies in the treatment of cancer. More physicians are offering it to their patients, and more and more patients are demanding it. You - and your patients - cannot afford to be without this valuable resource.
Published by Thieme on 01/01/2011
Book details: 303 pages.
This compilation of notable quotations is a treasure of perceptive wisdom, beautiful thoughts, and sharp wit gleaned from the words of Ireland’s finest writers: William Allingham, Samuel Beckett, Brendan Behan, Marguerite Blessington, Elizabeth Bowen, Edmund Burke, Joyce Cary, Susannah Centlivre, James Connolly, John Philpot Curran, Maria Edgeworth, George Farquhar, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Oliver Goldsmith, Lady Gregory, James Joyce, Patrick Kavanagh, Emily Lawless, C. S. Lewis, Samuel Lover, Robert Lynd, Charles Macklin, George Moore, Thomas Moore, Arthur Murphy, Lord Alfred Harmsworth Northcliffe, Sean O'Casey, Sean O’Faolain, Patrick Henry Pearse, George W. Russell, George Bernard Shaw, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Sir Richard Steele, James Stephens, Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, J. M. Synge, Richard Chevenix Trench, Percival Arland Ussher, Oscar Wilde, and W. B. Yeats.
Published by iUniverse on 05/01/2001
Book details: 119 pages.
Thinking Literature across Continents finds Ranjan Ghosh and J. Hillis Miller—two thinkers from different continents, cultures, training, and critical perspectives—debating and reflecting upon what literature is and why it matters. Ghosh and Miller do not attempt to formulate a joint theory of literature; rather, they allow their different backgrounds and lively disagreements to stimulate generative dialogue on poetry, world literature, pedagogy, and the ethics of literature. Addressing a varied literary context ranging from Victorian literature, Chinese literary criticism and philosophy, and continental philosophy to Sanskrit poetics and modern European literature, Ghosh offers a transnational theory of literature while Miller emphasizes the need to account for what a text says and how it says it. Thinking Literature across Continents highlights two minds continually discovering new paths of communication and two literary and cultural traditions intersecting in productive and compelling ways.
Published by Duke University Press on 11/11/2016
Book details: 320 pages.
Includes Part 1A: Books and Part 1B: Pamphlets, Serials and Contributions to Periodicals
Published by Copyright Office, Library of Congress on 08/20/2019
Book details: 1543 pages.
The four early essays in Untimely Meditations are key documents for understanding the development of Nietzsche's thought and clearly anticipate many of his later writings. They deal with such broad topics as the relationship between popular and genuine culture, strategies for cultural reform, the task of philosophy, t he nature of education, and the relationship between art, science and life. This new edition presents R. J. Hollingdale's translation of the essays and a new introduction by Daniel Breazeale, who places them in their historical context and discusses their significance for Nietzsche's philosophy.
Published by Cambridge University Press on 11/06/1997
Book details: 276 pages.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (English), course: American Literature, language: English, abstract: This Bachelor thesis addressed the themes of nature and transcendence in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essays and Mary Oliver’s poems in a comparative manner. Transcendentalism is best known as a literary genre in the American literature. It was a whole new system, which was built upon various literal, religious, and philosophical studies, such as Idealism. Ralph Waldo Emerson, who was born in 1803, is the first person to define Transcendentalism. With his essay ‘The Transcendentalist’ Emerson (1841) presented transcendentalism as a philosophical movement, which, then in years, developed into a spiritual, as well as a religious movement that evoked a social reform in society. The transcendentalists adopted a metaphysical view on the phenomena of nature, wherefore we find a collection of works written on the theme of ‘nature’ at that time. Mary Oliver, on the contrary, who was born on September 1935, is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for American Primitive (1984). She wrote over twenty books, including her poems, essays and two books about poetry. Oliver writes a lot about nature and often uses religious or spiritual vocabulary in her works, such as God, soul, prayer, etc. The scholars mostly focus on the notions of ecoethics, feminism and mindfulness in her poetry. Still, it is hard to put Oliver’s lyric into a certain framework. What is Emerson’s transcendental philosophy concerned with? What do Mary Oliver’s poems depict about the soul and God? Does it have any relevance with the Emersonian idea of transcendence? How is nature described in Emerson’s essays? Does the phenomenon of nature in Mary Oliver’s poems have any similarities with Emerson’s idea of nature? What do Spirit, Soul and God refer to in Emerson’s works? What is the role of man in existence in Emerson’s essay as opposed to Mary Oliver’s speakers? To sum up, my goal with this thesis is to observe the notions of nature and transcendence in both authors’ selected works, in order to find out, whether there are any correlations or differences between their ideas. The questions mentioned above will be answered in detail in the following chapters.
Published by GRIN Verlag on 05/20/2016
Book details: 41 pages.
Managing Personality is grounded in the conviction thatscientifi c understanding of personality requires measurementin order to describe phenomena in an objective,systematic fashion and to test theories. Many have arguedthat science progresses with improvements in instrumentationand methodology. The critical issue in the study ofpersonality is being sure that each concept or theoreticalterm is measurable, with procedures that can be specifi edand observed. This book is concerned with tactics andstrategies for improving the relationships between ideasand observations. By contributing to advances in personality measurement,this book seeks to further the science of personality.Fiske is convinced of the importance of developing concepts,variables, and dimensions applicable to all people,rather than the personality of an individual person. Althoughcase studies of personality is necessary for eff ortsto help individuals in the clinic, fi nding and measuringcommon personality attributes is more important to thedevelopment of a science of personality. Managing Personality was written for two groups ofpeople. It is intended to present the status quo to thosewho want a synthesis of personality measurement as itexists. Such people may have some general interest inthe field or may be interested in it because they intend towork in such related areas as clinical practice. The secondaudience includes students of personality who are concernedwith evaluating the measurement of personality,and especially people who are conducting such researchor are preparing themselves for such work. Donald W. Fiske was professor emeritusof psychology at the University ofChicago. He was also a fellow of theAmerican Association for the Advancementof Science and president of theMidwestern Psychological Association.He is the author or editor of numerousbooks including Face-to-Face Interactions:Research, Methods, and Theory, Interaction Structure andStrategy, Measuring the Concepts of Personality, and Metatheoryin Social Science.
Published by Transaction Publishers on 04/01/2009
Book details: 322 pages.
Kant's 'The Critique of Pure Reason' is arguably the single most important philosophical work in Western philosophy. It is also one of the most difficult philosophical texts to study. This clear, straightforward guide to the Critique recasts Kant's thought in more familiar language, avoiding the technicalities that plague other secondary sources on Kant. Sebastian Gardner examines Kant's thought by contrasting two interpretive traditions--those of Strawson and Allison--while setting the Critique in the context of both pre-Kantian and post-Kantian philosophy. Ideal for anyone coming to Kant's thought for the first time, this accessible guide will be vital reading for all students of Kant in philosophy.
Published by Psychology Press on 01/01/1999
Book details: 377 pages.
The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.
Published by OUP Oxford on 10/10/2013
Book details: 560 pages.
The fascinating life of one of the great entertainment icons of the 20th century.
Published by Haus Publishing on 08/20/2019
Book details: 202 pages.