A concise and illuminating tour of the human body - learn about how our bodies work and why they work the way they do, in minutes. From the basic unit of the cell, through the tissues and organs that make up the body's systems, to how these systems work together to form a complete human being, this book takes you on a journey through our anatomy and its intricate workings - and looks beyond to explore human evolution, inheritence and genetics, human behaviour, disease, death and medicine and how technology will transform the body of the future. With 200 cutting-edge anatomical images, cross-sections and close-ups that detail and explain the brain, eye, heart, skin, skeleton, lung, kidney, ear, blood, liver, stomach, muscles, veins, arteries, DNA, chromosomes and all of the key features of our bodies, this is the perfect, easy reference to the anatomy, physiology and science of the human body.
As a child, Luke’s mother often tells him the story of the Dumb House, an experiment on newborn babies raised in silence, designed to test the innateness of language. As Luke grows up, his interest in language and the delicate balance of life and death leads to amateur dissections of small animals – tiny hearts revealed still pumping, as life trickles away. But as an adult, following the death of his mother, Luke’s obsession deepens, resulting in a haunting and bizarre experiment on Luke’s own children.
THE SPIRITUAL DREAM One day in the 21st Century, God went unto Noah, who was living in the U. S. in Harlem, NY-and said, "Again, the earth has become wicked. Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing and a few good humans." He gave Noah instructions, "You have 6 months to build it before I start the storms." Six months later, God looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard-but no Ark. "Noah!" He roared, "Where is the Ark?" "Forgive me, God," begged Noah, " but I needed a building permit. I've been arguing with the code inspector. " I know you want decent humans-so I tried to test for those who are reasonably healthy. This will take a long time because most are filled with drugs of one kind or another. "And if all that is not enough-the Dept. of Homeland Security has me under investigation for plotting to kidnap citizens. "And you may have heard about the pathetic way FEMA handled the folks in the Super Dome after a hurricane. FEMA won't let me do any type of rescuing. "So, forgive me, Great One, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark." Suddenly a rainbow stretched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You're not going to destroy the world?" "No," said God. "This is a new situation red tape beat me to the punch. Renewal may require a more ancient solution."
Today’s sexual confusion is not caused because the world glorifies sexuality, but because the world fails to see its glory. Through his Theology of the Body, Saint John Paul II unveiled the beauty of God’s plan for human love. Take sixty minutes, and discover how the human body—in its masculinity and femininity—reveals who we are and how we are called to live.
Over 175 Delicious, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes Or Less
Author: Linda Gassenheimer
Category: International cooking
"Quick, healthy, great-tasting meals--using the same approach as the author's enormously popular Dinner in Minutes" column that reaches millions of readers each week When Linda Gassenheimer's bestselling cookbook "Low-Carb Meals in Minutes appeared, famed chef Jacques Pepin cheered: "What starts as a diet book becomes the blueprint for a healthy lifestyle based on appealing recipes that are quick and easy to prepare." Reviewers greeted her previous work with similar enthusiasm. Now this award-winning author has applied her "Meals in Minutes formula to the latest USDA dietary guidelines--emphasizing portion control and more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains--and the result is a treasury of 150 enticing recipes, organized into a sensational 4-week meal plan. Recipes range from Asian to Mediterranean, from Tex-Mex to Caribbean, from breakfasts like Wild Mushroom Parmesan Omelet to show-stopping dinners like Sicilian Swordfish with Broccoli Linguine. Mouthwatering desserts complete the meals, like the Velvety Chocolate Mousse that takes less than 10 minutes to prepare. Helpful shopping lists make stocking the kitchen as efficient as possible, and smart advice on substitutions allows readers to take advantage of seasonal and discounted ingredients. Enjoying good food that's good for you has never been simpler, or, as the "Rocky Mountain News has raved about the author's "Dinner in Minutes: "She does everything except come to your home and cook it for you."
Some people lost their sense of proportion, others their sense of scale, but Simon Dykes, a middle-aged, successful London painter, has lost his sense of perspective in a most disturbing fashion. After a night of routine, pedestrian debauchery, traipsing from toilet to toilet, and imbibing a host of narcotics on the way, Simon wakes up cuddled in his girlfriend’s loving arms. Much to his dismay, however, his girlfriend has turned into a chimpanzee. To add insult to injury, the psychiatric crash team sent to deal with him as he flips his lid is also comprised of chimps. Indeed, the entire city is overrun by clever primates, who, when they are not jostling for position, grooming themselves, or mating some of the females, can be found driving Volvos, hanging out on street corners, and running the world. Nonetheless convinced that he is still a human, Simon is confined to the emergency psychiatric ward of Charing Cross Hospital, where he becomes the patient of Dr. Zack Busner, clinical psychologist, medical doctor, anti-psychiatrist, and former television personality—an expert at the height of his reign as alpha male. As Busner attempts to convince him that “everyone who is fully sentient in this world are chimpanzees,” Simon struggles with the horrifying delusion that he is really a human trapped in a chimp’s body. Written with the same brilliant satiric wit that has distinguised Self’s earlier fiction, Great Apes is a hilarious, often disturbing, and absolutely original take on man’s place in the evolutionary chain. In a strange and twisted tale that recalls Jonathan Swift and Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, Will Self’s comic genius is impossible to ignore.