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Here in this critical guide is all the important foraging techniques that you’ll need to know in order to survive in just about any situation. From selecting edible berries to trapping small game, The Complete U.S. Army Survival Guide to Foraging Skills, Tactics, and Techniques has got you covered. Within these pages, you’ll find:The proper procedure to construct a water distilleryHow to discern the difference between poisonous and deadly plants.A step-by-step guide to expertly skinning and cooking a squirrel.A
It is estimated that more than 100 million foodrelated illnesses are recorded in the United States alone each year, from undercooked fastfood hamburgers to chicken contaminated with salmonella. This is a guide to foodborne diseases and how to prevent them.
The incorporation of nanomaterials into products can improve performance, efficiency, and durability in various fields ranging from construction, energy management, catalysis, microelectronics, plastics, coatings, and paints to consumer articles such as foods and cosmetics. But innovation never comes at zero risk. The potential hazards resulting from human exposure during production, use, or disposal has raised concerns and targeted research early on. Safety of Nanomaterials along Their Lifecycle: Release, Exposure, and Human Hazards presents the state of the art in nanosafety research from a lifecycle perspective.
Twenty-five years ago, Hollywood released "The China Syndrome", featuring Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas as a TVnews crew who witness what appears to be a serious accident at a nuclear power plant. In a spectacular coincidence, on March 28, 1979, less than two weeks after the movie came out, the worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power in the United States occurred at Three Mile Island.
Disasters strike every day, but despite the best laid plans you may find yourself in one with only the clothes on your back and without a well packed first-aid kit. In Essential Survival Gear, J. Morgan Ayres explains in detail what you need to have when a dire emergency occurs, wherever you are, whoever you are. Ayres—a former Green Beret, martial arts master, and wilderness and urban survivalist—explains his four-layer concept (clothing, day bag, backpack, basic equipment and luxuries) and profiles and provides photos of a broad range of gear, with recommendations on what works best in what scenario—from cityscapes to wilderness and everywhere in between—and how to use it.
From the authors who helped you pass Step 1, this is your high-yield review for the USMLE Step 2 CK. Completely revised to cover all core areas on the boards, including information on newly tested patient safety and quality improvement topics, First Aid for the USMLE Step 2 CK: Ninth Edition features:High-yield, bulleted presentation of diseases and disorders you need to rememberIntegrated flash-facts in margins test your knowledge at the point of learningEmbedded case vignettes test your application of knowledgeKey facts and mnemonics reinforce essential informationRapid-review section for last-minute crammingIncludes hundreds of color clinical images and illustrations
Hospital staff and caregivers are regularly exposed to biomechanical overload risk, particularly at spine and shoulder level―a risk factor that will continue to rise with the progressive aging of the population. Patient Handling in the Healthcare Sector: A Guide for Risk Management with MAPO Methodology (Movement and Assistance of Hospital Patients) details the analysis of patient handling risk using the MAPO method in different areas of healthcare and helps you develop strategies to mitigate them.F
Whether you’re a war correspondent or an aid worker, a tourist worried about an increasingly hostile world or an armchair traveler concerned that your own backyard is fast becoming a war zone, How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone will help you survive some of the world’s most volatile environments.Well-traveled journalist Rosie Garthwaite offers practical advice drawn from her own personal experience and that of others, including many seasoned colleagues, who have worked in some of the world’s most hostile regions.
Funny, thought-provoking, and incredibly disturbing, Slow Death by Rubber Duck reveals that just the living of daily life creates a chemical soup inside each of us.Pollution is no longer just about belching smokestacks and ugly sewer pipes – now, it’s personal.The most dangerous pollution has always come from commonplace items in our homes and workplaces. Smith and Lourie ingested and inhaled a host of things that surround all of us all the time. This book exposes the extent to which we are poisoned every day of our lives.
This book is written to provide vital information that will enable you to plan and learn to serve you to safeguard your well being and life. This wasn’t written to fear-monger, to say that you should prepare for "the end of the world as we know it" or tell you that a "without rule of law" situation is coming. This is practical information that you should adopt into your life and also includes many web-linked and described resources that you can and should avail yourself of. This information is provided toward the end goal of guiding you to you gain practical skills that you should have in preparing to care of yourself and others in any situation.
James W. Demile is one of the few people to whom Bruce Lee ever taught the power punch; not because it is difficult, but because Bruce wanted to keep it an exclusive technique. At the time, the author agreed with Lee. But now, he believes it is time the striking power and techniques be taught to all who wish to learn them.
Silat Seni Gayong is an art of self-defense, a fighting art but one that also emphasizes the development of the self, becoming a better person, and serving humanity. Sometimes compared to a tiger ready to devour its prey, Gayong helps practitioners develop and increase physical fitness, flexibility, mental conditioning, and self-confidence. Author Sheikh Shamsuddin, who has studied Gayong for 25 years, introduces this little-known practice to Western readers in this first book on the subject in English.
Roads that are safe in all weathers are a prerequisite of modern society, and large amounts of money are spent, especially in winter, to make travel safe. This book brings together international expertise on planning ‘weather proof’ roads, operating safe road networks in bad weather and coping effectively with accidents.
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