"the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still."—NPR Books
The incredible true story of the women who fought America's Undark danger
The Curies' newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War.
Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.
But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women's cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America's early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers' rights that will echo for centuries to come.
Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the "wonder" substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...
But now, having risen to fame, every-day life at the station has become rather hectic; while reporters and fans clamour for a glimpse of her, Felix and her human co-workers find themselves, and the station, in quite a whirlwind.
With the job seemingly too big for one fluffy feline to handle, it seems only sensible to recruit a young apprentice to the team: enter, Bolt.
Full of funny and heart-warming stories, with personal tales from Felix's biggest fans, this is the remarkable tale of Felix and Bolt, the ultimate pest-controlling duo.
It will make you laugh and it will make you cry: Felix The Railway Cat is the extraordinary tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat.
'The global sensation' Daily Telegraph
When Felix arrived at Yorkshire's Huddersfield Train Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as 'Senior Pest Controller', Felix is much more than just an employee of TransPennine Express. Felix changes lives in surprising ways.
She is always ready to leap into action and save the day: from bringing a boy with autism out of his shell to providing comfort to a runaway child shivering on the platform one night. So when tragedy hits the team at Huddersfield, it is only Felix who can pull them back together.
But a chance friendship with a commuter that she waits for her on the platform every morning finally gives Felix the recognition she deserves, catapulting her to international stardom . . .
Royalties from the sale of this book will be donated to Prostate Cancer UK (registered charity 1005541, SC039332).
Starting with the latest theories on anatomy, pathophysiology and possible causes of pelvic floor damage, the importance of pelvic floor evaluation is looked at to determine the type of treatment. Practical techniques of muscle assessment and investigative methodologies are reviewed and up-to-date information on anatomy and physiology is discussed. An algorithmic approach takes the reader through the options for clinical evaluation and treatment.
This practical book is invaluable reading for all health care professionals working with incontinent patients, particularly urogynecologists, obstetricians, gynecologists and physiotherapists, as well as residents and trainees interested in the scientific and clinical fundamentals of pelvic floor re-education.
Ile w codzienności pewnej stacji kolejowej może zmienić mały kotek? Kiedy pracownicy dworca Huddersfield przygarniają małą puszystą kuleczkę, nie podejrzewają, że Felix podbije ich serca tysięcy ludzi z całego świata.
Felix szybko staje lokalną atrakcją i nie zamierza poprzestać na byciu uroczym futrzakiem zawsze gotowym na zachwyty. Ma bardzo poważne zadania – pomaga podróżnym, w tym dzieciom, podnosi wszystkich na duchu i skutecznie wynajduje szkodniki w dworcowych zakamarkach.
Ta cudowna kotka, owija sobie wszystkich wokół ogona. Poznaj jej puchate przygody i zobacz, jak jeden mały kotek zdobył wielką sławę dzięki chęci pomocy ludziom.
This updated version incorporates new evidence in the areas of continence procedures, prolapse management, mesh usage and complications; in addition to new insights into Sacral Nerve Stimulation for refractory detrusor overactivity.
Written by a leading expert in the field, Urogynecology: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice 2nd Edition is a handy how-to guide, valuable for the junior registrar assigned to work in a urogynecology department, as well as for those with no previous formal urogynecological training who wish to know more about the subject.