The Knife's Edge: The Ronin Saga

Author: Matthew Wolf

Publisher: Ronin Saga

ISBN: 9780989148313

Category: Fiction

Page: 484

View: 8938


When legends come to life the world trembles from a single name. Ronin. Once-heroes from a different age, they wield elemental powers ... wind, water, fire, stone, forest, sun, moon, flesh, and metal. At the same time, a young man discovers his best friend with a sword in her stomach, and dark wings sprouting from her back. Guards rush onto the scene, accuse him of the act, and he is forced to flee. In a new world without his memories, Gray must find his way amid legends and darkness, as he wrestles with an elemental power inside himself. A power all too similar to the infamous Ronin ...

The Knife's Edge

Author: Stephen Westaby

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008285777

Category: Heart surgeons

Page: 336

View: 5895


An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession's most eminent figures. Although Professor Stephen Westaby was born with the necessary coordination and manual dexterity, it was a head trauma sustained during university that gifted him the qualities of an exceptional heart surgeon: qualities that are frequently associated with psychopathy. His thirty-five-year career has been characterised by fearlessness and ruthless ambition; leaving empathy at the hospital door as thousands of patients put their lives in his hands. For heart surgeons, the inevitable cost of failure is death and in The Knife's Edge, Westaby reflects on the unique mindset of those who are drawn to this exhilarating and often tragic profession. We discover the pioneers who grasped opportunities and took chances to drive innovation and save lives. Often difficult, uninhibited and fearless, theirs is a field constantly threatened by the risk of public failure. Like those before him, Westaby refuses to draw the line in his search of a lifetime solution to problems of the heart. His determination is unerring - a steadfastness underpinned by his unusual mind. But as we glimpse into the future of cardiac surgery, for all its remarkable scientific advancement, one question remains: within the confines of socialised medical healthcare systems, how can heart surgeons - individuals often hardwired with avoidance of self-doubt, a penchant for glory and a flagrant disregard for authority - truly flourish?

Life on a Knife’s Edge

Author: Rahul Jandial

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241461855

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 9854


'It's a brilliant book... There are lessons in every paragraph... Get it now.' Chris Evans 'Wonderous and wild. I loved this book' James Nestor, bestselling author of Breath 'Moving, raw and unflinching' Julia Samuel, bestselling author of This Too Shall Pass 'Incredible storytelling' Dr Rangan Chatterjee, bestselling author of Feel Better in 5 ____________________________________________________________________________ How do you carry on when things go deadly wrong? When Dr Rahul Jandial operated on Karina, an eleven-year-old girl whose spinal cord was splitting in two, he had to make an impossible decision. He followed his head over his gut and Karina was left permanently paralysed, altering both patient and surgeon's lives for ever. This decision would haunt Rahul for decades, a constant reminder of the fine line between saving and damaging a life. As one of the world's leading brain surgeons, Rahul is the last hope for patients with extreme forms of cancer. In treating them, he has observed humanity at its most raw and most robust. He has journeyed to unimaginable extremes with them, guiding them through the darkest moments of their lives. Life on a Knife's Edge is Rahul's poetic and beautifully written account of the resilience, courage and belief he has witnessed in his patients, and the lessons about human nature he has learned from them. It is about the impossible choices he has to make, and the fateful consequences he is forced to live with. From challenging the ethics of surgical practices, to helping a patient with locked-in syndrome communicate her dying wish to her family, Rahul shares his extraordinary experiences, revealing the depths of a surgeon's psyche that is continuously pushed to its limits.

Painting for the Soul

Author: Isabelle Zacher-Finet

Publisher: Walter Foster

ISBN: 1633221814

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 7768


Melt away stress and tap into your creative side. Melt away stress with the colorful, soul-soothing selection of projects in Painting for the Soul. Designed especially for those seeking a creative outlet that requires minimal tools and time, Painting for the Soul encourages personal expression through inspirational painting projects, inviting artists to embark on a therapeutic journey by tapping into their creative side. Using acrylic painting, this book takes artists through a series of prompts, exercises, and projects, inviting them to explore new depths of creative freedom and expression through pretty patterns and designs, flowers, uplifting phrases, and scenes. A basic introduction to tools and materials leads into a variety of step-by-step projects and painting techniques designed to make acrylic painting fun and relaxing.

Heartskin Stories

Author: J.M. Levar

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452508976

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 4471


Heartskin Stories are like a box of chocolates. Some you will find soft, some hard, some will melt ever so slowly into your mouth. Some may leave a familiar by-taste of something you once had. Some may irritate your pallet. Some may stir tastes you wish you did not have. But whatever happens once you open it, the best thing about this box of chocolates is that it remains full: Its like having your cake and eating it!

On the Knife's Edge - Three Novels to Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

Author: A.J. Scudiere,Steve Bradshaw,Victoria Raschke

Publisher: Griffyn Ink

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7573


Get ready to stay up all night with three full novels of suspense, intrigue, and action… UNDER DARK SKIES X-Files meets Bones in this 7 book series with more to come! In NightShade nothing is as it seems . . . Strange clues. Strange cases. Stranger investigators. BLUFF CITY BUTCHER A series of seemingly solved murders rips a city apart when the “Butcher” comes back to town. Not only wasn’t he dead, he was hiding a decades old secret… WHO BY WATER Jo Wiley thought she had her life figured out and had made peace with her past when she moved around the world to Slovenia. Only there are more ghosts in Slovenia than in the life she left behind… Buckle up and hang on tight to over 1000 pages of nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat thrill rides.

The Knife's Edge

Author: Stephen Westaby

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780008285791

Category: Chest

Page: 336

View: 3550


A TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2019 An intimate and compelling exploration into the unique psyche of the heart surgeon, by one of the profession's most eminent figures.

Money and Capital in Online Exchange Communities. an Essay on Coining New Finance

Author: Georges de Redmont

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 3832534040

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 3985


This book is about new financial instruments that serve corporate capital investment and social or impact investment. Due to their cost efficiency, these financial tools make green and/or clean tech investment more affordable to medium sized and even smaller companies. Based on novel microeconomic theory that is derived from consistent arithmetic axioms and theorems, above new corporate finance has been specifically designed as an online digital currency and asset value.