A Short History of Falling

Author: Joe Hammond

Publisher: Fourth Estate

ISBN: 9780008339944


Page: 256

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A Short History of Falling - like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and When Breath Becomes Air - is a searingly beautiful, profound and unforgettable memoir that finds light and even humour in the darkest of places. Now with a Foreword by Joe's widow, Gill Hammond We keep an old shoebox, Gill and I, nestled in a drawer in our room. It's filled with thirty-three birthday cards for our two young sons: one for every year I'll miss until they're twenty-one. I wrote them because, since the end of 2017, I've been living with - and dying from - motor neurone disease. This book is about the process of saying goodbye. To my body, as I journey from unexpected clumsiness to a wheelchair that resembles a spacecraft, with rods and pads and dials and bleeps. To this world, as I play less of a part in it and find myself floating off into unlighted territory. To Gill, my wife. To Tom and Jimmy. A Short History of Falling is about the sadness (and the anger, and the fear), but it's about what's beautiful too. It's about love and fatherhood, about the precious experience of observing my last moments with this body, surrounded by the people who matter most. It's about what it feels like to confront the fact that my family will persist through time with only a memory of me. In many ways, it has been the most amazing time of my life.

Wild in the Plaza of Memory

Author: Pamela Uschuk

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 1609402103

Category: Poetry

Page: 102

View: 1120

Blending the personal with the political, these poems explore the deleterious effects of adversity and trauma on a global scale, focusing on such subjects as immigration laws, environmental degradation, multinational corporate greed, and the effects of war on women and children. The poet makes unexpected connections between disparate things, drawing from wild nature for imagery while also passionately engaging the reader to become aware of injustice and suffering at home and abroad. The poems are crafted using lyrical language that is at once precise, figurative, and celebratory, creating a collection that is humanitarian and emotionally resonate.

A Short History of Economic Progress

Author: Y.S. Brennor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136926089

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 329

View: 4906

First Published in 1975. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Century

Author: Charles Singer

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447486021

Category: Science

Page: 436

View: 5426

This early work on scientific history is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains details of the developments and pivotal moments in science from the ancient Greeks to the nineteenth century. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of science. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

A Short History of Christian Doctrine

Author: Bernhard Lohse

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451404234

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 6326

This book has earned wide acceptance as an outstanding single volume history of doctrine. It is ideally suited for classroom and seminar use as well as research and independent study. With remarkable conciseness and clarity Lohse, shows how doctrinal development has occurred in the various periods of the Church's history from the first century to the present. He explores and discusses, one by one, the dogmas and doctrines that constitute the milestones in the story of the Church's effort to proclaim the message of Jesus Christ to each age. This Revised American Edition includes a new preface by the author, an account of the significance of the Second Vatican Council and alterations in the "For Further Reading" section to bring it up to date.

A Short History of Astronomy

Author: Arthur Berry

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: History

Page: 349

View: 9533

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A Short History of Astronomy" by Arthur Berry. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.