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 35-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 mind-set 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 health-care 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? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Griffin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/004337/bk_hcuk_004337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This the second volume of the Pencak Silat Pertempuran training manuals. Contains many forms, ground fighting, knife, machete, and gun training. Also, contains a short glossary of indonesian pencak silat terms. Jurus, Monyet, Harimau, Golok, pisau, and Clurit.
*****Description*****  Ruixin I fixed angle knife sharpener Package Content:1 x Fixed-angle sharpening frame4 x sharpen stone(180#, 400#, 800#, 1500# Bigger than other sellers´)1 x English Manual (The other seller just has Chinese man
In Rules for Reformers, Douglas Wilson poaches the political craft of radical progressives and applies it to Christian efforts in the current culture war. The result is a spicy blend of combat manual and cultural manifesto. Rules for Reformers is a little bit proclamation of grace, a little bit Art of War, and a little bit analysis of past embarrassments and current cowardice, all mixed together with a bunch of advanced knife-fighting techniques. As motivating as it is provocative, Rules for Reformers is just plain good to hear.Thanks to Saul Alinsky´s Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals - a book well-beloved by Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and many others - for much of the shrewd advice, and for none of the worldview. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Toby Sumpter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160220/bk_acx0_160220_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn devastating mixed martial arts techniques from all over the world with this expert guide. Superb fighting skills are essential in all sorts of situations and can save your life if you are attacked. Mixed Martial Arts Fighting Techniques is a complete how-to manual for the modern fighter, presenting a detailed overview of all the best MMA fighting techniques and the various situations in which they can be used. Comprehensive and well laid-out, with hundreds of tips such as grappling your way into a dominant kesa-gatame position to force your adversary´s submission or knowing when to fight ´´dirty´´ to attack your opponent´s vulnerabilities, this manual will give you a leg-up for everything from a no-holds-barred street fight to the regimented rules of fighting in the ring. With over 700 color photos and downloadable instructional video that clearly demonstrate all the right moves, this book gives you the winning edge you need! Use Western boxing and Muay Thai techniques to move out of harm´s way as you deliver a devastating array of attacks Use Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA techniques to escape holds and move into dominant positions Use modern streetfighting techniques Use Filipino knife-fighting techniques And much more!
Who was Theresa Marafito?Theresa Marafito, daughter of Irish immigrant parents, was born in 1933 in New York City, blind in one eye with partial vision in the other. She was a precocious child who wanted to appear ´´normal” to her peers and family, regardless of her disability. Her game was to be independent, not dependent, and would rarely ask for help.At 19, she graduated magna cum laude with two master’s degrees. Theresa and her husband, Jerry, who was also visually impaired, would build a house on a shoestring budget and had two daughters; one who was also born visually impaired. Despite the laughter and happiness that was ever present in their home and business serving the public, Theresa’s marriage was strong enough to endure one operation after another in a desperate attempt to keep her from becoming totally blind, plus the horror of watching her infant daughter’s agony of being put under the knife.In late 1986, Theresa’s perfect world came to a crashing halt when her soul mate, Jerry, lost his life to cancer. She was so devastated that she poured her heart out on an old manual typewriter trying to capture all of her precious memories. It was after her very tragic death in 2008 that the notes were found and became the starting point of this memoir.As a writer, Linda knew it would be a great pleasure to capture the essence of her mother’s life in this memoir and help the sighted world to have a better understanding about the everyday existence of a normal suburban family with the added difficulties of several members being visually impaired. Linda feels that she is up to the task of explaining the level of emotion needed to convey the tension at every turn because she is now almost blind herself and lost her first husband to cancer as well.Author contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rita Pardue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129749/bk_acx0_129749_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From national best-selling author and retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson comes the essential guide for surviving today´s emergencies - from navigating in the wild to staying alive in any disaster. These 100 skills, adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of Special Forces operations, offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild no matter the climate or terrain, be prepared for any crisis, and have the critical life-saving knowledge for staying safe in any hostile environment or disaster. Yesterday´s survival guide is no longer relevant. 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition is what you need for today´s world, combining survival hacks developed on the battlefield with the low-tech tools you have on hand. This book is your essential prep manual, from securing shelter, building fire, finding food, and navigating back to civilization no matter the environment to thinking like a Special Forces soldier so that you can survive a hostage situation, an active shooter, a suicide bomber, or a terrorist threat on the subway and even apply trauma medicine as a first responder. Full of specific scenarios to help you get in the mind-set of survival, 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition is better than a Swiss Army knife whether you´re lost at sea, forced to land a plane, fighting off a bear, or deciding whether to run, hide, or fight. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Simonelli. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007682/bk_sans_007682_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.