by Michael Palmer, Natural Causes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Natural Causes books, Dr Sarah Baldwin Races To A Boston Hospital With A Young Woman Whose Normal Labour Has Suddenly Become A Matter Of Life And Death. As She Struggles To Save Both Mother And Baby, She Doesn'T Know That Two Other Women Have Already Died Under Horrifying Identical Circumstances. And So Begins Sarahs Own Nightmare, As She Learns That The Prenatal Herbal Vitamins She Prescribed Are The Only Things These Three Women Have In Common. Soon Sarah Is Fighting To Save Her Career, Her Reputation - Her Life. For She'S Certain There Must Be Some Unknown Factor Linking These Women, And As She Gets Closer To The Truth, It Becomes Clear That Someone Will Do Anything - Even Murder - To Keep A Devastating Secret.
by Jonathan Valin, Natural Causes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Natural Causes books, Detective Harry Stoner has seen too much of the seamy side of life not to notice the tarnish on Los Angeles' glitter or the gritty reality behind the never-never land of television's biggest daytime soaps. A detergent manufacturer, already begrimed by scandal and rumor, doesn't want his image further muddied by the mysterious death of the head writer on the daytime series he sponsors. So it's up to Stoner to find out what really happened that sunny August weekend when Quentin Dover took his last shower. What Stoner uncovers is a slick world of high finance and low morals, all powered with cocaine, a sexy blond widow turned on by booze and boys, the broken lives of the men and women who create America's TV fantasies, and the perfect setting for greed, jealousy, and murder.
by James Oswald, Natural Causes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Natural Causes books, Sixty years ago a young girl was brutally murdered - her internal organs removed and her body mutilated. Until now she lay undiscovered, sealed in an underground chamber. For the Edinburgh police force the six-decade-old case is not a priority, but Detective Inspector McLean is haunted by the dead girl's ritualistic murder and the six trinkets placed carefully around the body. As a wave of high-profile and bloody murders hits the city of Edinburgh - each one bearing any uncanny resemblance to the last - the same name begins to reoccur. As McLean digs deeper he must question just how many coincidences there can be, realising that the most irrational answer might be the only one possible . . .
by Barbara Ehrenreich, Natural Causes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Natural Causes books, We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds and even our deaths. Yet emerging science challenges our assumptions of mastery: at the microscopic level, the cells in our bodies facilitate tumours and attack other cells, with life-threatening consequences. In this revelatory book, Barbara Ehrenreich argues that our bodies are a battleground over which we have little control, and lays bare the cultural charades that shield us from this knowledge. Challenging everything we think we know about life and death, she also offers hope - that we find our place in a natural world teeming with animation and endless possibility.
by Bradford Morrow, Natural Causes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Natural Causes books, New takes on nature by award-winning poets and writers, from Russell Banks to Lily Tuck and many more. In Natural Causes, a provocative collection of radical reinventions of the genre of nature writing, we encounter shrimp farms and spoonbills, maize husks and Austrian woods, tarantulas and eels, multitudinous winds that pollinate or desiccate—nature in all its myriad forms, right down to photons, neutrons, neutrinos, and, yes, even Godzilla, the Sasquatch, and some of nature’s other fictive and folkloric monsters.
by Barbara Ehrenreich, Natural Causes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Natural Causes books, Bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor. We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book. Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.
by Barbara Ehrenreich, Smile Or Die Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Smile Or Die books, Wie konnte aus dem harmlosen Lob einer optimistischen Lebenseinstellung eine kulturelle Glaubenswahrheit mit zunehmend zwanghaften Zügen werden? Mit kritischer Intelligenz und beißendem Spott nimmt Ehrenreich eine blühende Bewusstseinsindustrie unter die Lupe, die mit "Positive Thinking" inzwischen Milliarden verdient. "Sei positiv! Optimisten leben länger! Der Erfolg ist in dir!" Seit Jahrzehnten künden Ratgeber und Motivationstrainer von der grenzenlosen Macht positiven Denkens. Glück, Gesundheit, Reichtum und beruflicher Erfolg - so die Botschaft - sind für jeden jederzeit erreichbar, eine lückenlos positive Grundhaltung vorausgesetzt. Selbst schuld, wer da noch Sorgen hat oder gar die Ursachen seiner Probleme in der Realität vermutet. Arbeitslose erfahren, einzig der Ton ihrer Bewerbung entscheide über deren Erfolg. Selbst Krebskranke werden heute gewarnt, eine "negative Haltung" könne ihre Heilung gefährden. Eine "erfrischend aggressive und glänzend intelligente Attacke auf das Nonsense-Monster mit den tausend Armen" (Daily Mail), zugleich ein überfälliges Plädoyer für eine Rückkehr zu Realismus und gesundem Menschenverstand.
by Bradford Morrow, Conjunctions 64 Natural Causes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Conjunctions 64 Natural Causes books, As we struggle to understand how our natural environment is swiftly changing-glacial poles beginning to melt, forests and jungles denuded and compromised, fellow creatures increasingly endangered-our fragile, intimate connection to nature is more than ever thrown into focus. And yet nature pervades our lives in the most essential, complex ways, and will surely outlive any human follies that might threaten it. "Conjunctions: 64, Natural Causes" radically reimagines the venerable genre of nature writing, collecting fictional narratives in which landscape is central, sometimes even a character, along with essays on our far-flung habitats, which are thriving as well as suffering. It presents works of ecopoetry, poetic incursions into the seemingly infinite communities of nature's outposts, from coral reefs to tundras, lush alpine meadows to drought-stricken plains. Contributors to this issue include Russell Banks, Joyce Carol Oates, Noy Holland, Miranda Mellis and many others.