In Elvis: My Best Man, a heartfelt, entertaining, and long-awaited contribution to our understanding of Elvis Presley and the early days of rock ’n’ roll, George Klein writes with great affection for the friend he knew—about who the King of Rock ’n’ Roll really was and how he acted when the stage lights were off. This fascinating chronicle of boundary-breaking and music-making through one of the most intriguing and dynamic stretches of American history overflows with insights and anecdotes from someone who was in the middle of it all. From the good times at Graceland to hanging out with Hollywood stars to butting heads with Elvis’s iron-handed manager, Colonel Tom Parker, to making sure that Elvis’s legacy is fittingly honored, GK was a true friend of the King and a trailblazer in the music industry in his own right.
From the Hardcover edition.
* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;
* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;
* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;
* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;
* readable and applicable exposition.
Clinical Electrophysiology Review, Second Edition is a unique approach to EP, serving partly as a case guide and partly as a workbook to challenging studies in advanced electrodiagnostics. It provides physicians with a clinically relevant approach to the interpretation of electrophysiograms (used to measure heart rhythm disorders).
Clinical Electrophysiology Review, also serves as an excellent resource for candidates taking the electrophysiology board examination. It includes liberal use of illustrations to help the reader recognize common rhythym disturbances and uncommon arrhythmias, such as tachycardia and bradycardia. The new edition will include completely updated cases and tracings, and will reflect advances in technology since the first edition published.
Contains two Foundations in Cancer Research articles with personal accounts by prominent biologists on their careers in cancer researchPresents overviews of the role of p53 in breast cancer and cell cycle regulationDescribes the regulatory role of cyclins and cyclin dependent kinases in DNA replication and cell divisionExplains the puzzling link between HIV infection and Kaposis SarcomaIncludes models for retrovirus-induced tumorigenesis and foreign DNA insertion into mammalian genomes
* Highlights of Volume 64:
* Interactions of papilloma virus proteins with tumor suppressors
* Retinoblastoma tumor suppressor protein
* SH2 and SH3 domains in tyrosing kinase signal transduction
* Oncogene activation in mammary tumors
* Polyomavirus middle T antigen phenotypes in transgenic animals
* Protein kinase C and FCg receptors in neoplastic disease
* Transgenic mouse models for molecular carcinogenesis
In Volume 65, the Editors present a marvelous group of seven new Foundations chapters within a single volume. Subsequent volumes will return to the orginal format of one or two Founations chapters in each volume of the Serial.
Describes the foundation for today's unified field of cancer researchProvides the history of specific aspects of cancer research in personal overviewsReviews the origins of tumor and retro-viruses, and current concepts of carcinogenesis, genetics, tumor progression, and growth dysregulationIncludes a biographical sketch of Sol Speigelman written by Gunther Stent
Cancer is not one disease, but a group of diseases in which malignant cells grow out of control and spread to other parts of the body. Eventually these cells form a visible mass or tumor. Appropriate treatment for cancer depends on what kind of cancer a person has. The type of cancer is determined by the organ the cancer starts in, the kind of cell from which it is derived, and the appearance of the cancer cells.
A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”
One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us?
Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas.
Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become?
Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.
In The Disappearing Spoon, bestselling author Sam Kean unlocked the mysteries of the periodic table. In THE VIOLINIST'S THUMB, he explores the wonders of the magical building block of life: DNA.
There are genes to explain crazy cat ladies, why other people have no fingerprints, and why some people survive nuclear bombs. Genes illuminate everything from JFK's bronze skin (it wasn't a tan) to Einstein's genius. They prove that Neanderthals and humans bred thousands of years more recently than any of us would feel comfortable thinking. They can even allow some people, because of the exceptional flexibility of their thumbs and fingers, to become truly singular violinists.
Kean's vibrant storytelling once again makes science entertaining, explaining human history and whimsy while showing how DNA will influence our species' future.
In Cat Sense, renowned anthrozoologist John Bradshaw takes us further into the mind of the domestic cat than ever before, using cutting-edge scientific research to dispel the myths and explain the true nature of our feline friends. Tracing the cat's evolution from lone predator to domesticated companion, Bradshaw shows that although cats and humans have been living together for at least eight thousand years, cats remain independent, predatory, and wary of contact with their own kind, qualities that often clash with our modern lifestyles. Cats still have three out of four paws firmly planted in the wild, and within only a few generations can easily revert back to the independent way of life that was the exclusive preserve of their predecessors some 10,000 years ago. Cats are astonishingly flexible, and given the right environment they can adapt to a life of domesticity with their owners-but to continue do so, they will increasingly need our help. If we're to live in harmony with our cats, Bradshaw explains, we first need to understand their inherited quirks: understanding their body language, keeping their environments-however small-sufficiently interesting, and becoming more proactive in managing both their natural hunting instincts and their relationships with other cats.
A must-read for any cat lover, Cat Sense offers humane, penetrating insights about the domestic cat that challenge our most basic assumptions and promise to dramatically improve our pets' lives-and ours.