Mark Millar and John Romita's mega-selling series returns for its final story! Hit-Girl is in jail, leaving Kick-Ass to lead the super hero team Justice Forever.
But super heroes have been outlawed, leaving Kick-Ass to dodge both cops and some terrifying new foes! For the first time, Kick-Ass is beginning to have doubts. Is he in too deep to get out?
What will medicine be like a decade from now? Already laparoscopic surgery is making under the knife scars look quaint and old fashioned. A doctor in New York can remove a gall bladder in a patient in London via computer. Experts agree that we are entering the Golden Age of Medicine, and our everyday experience of being ill and getting better may seem more like science fiction than an average trip to the doctor. Bill Hanson, chief of the trauma unit at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and an inventor of medical technology, offers true-life and intensely intimate stories about the way biotechnology is changing people's lives. * An electronic nose that detects infection, such as pneumonia, based on a person's breath * Robots with appendages that can feel their way around tissue, which will replace surgeons in operating room * Computer health wizards that will prescribe you medicine through your home computer * Computerized psychotherapists dispensing advice about emotional problems * Telehealth software that serves as a monitoring nurse for difficult to manage chronic illnesses such as diabetes.
* Wheelchairs operated by reading electrical brainwaves for patients with severe neurological deterioration. William Hanson describes the human genius that arrived at these amazing discoveries, and how innovators are working to take these feats to an even more technologically advanced level. And more importantly, he discusses what the human experience will be and how we can prepare ourselves for the moral and ethical challenges that these awesome changes will bring. This riveting and startling account will make us revise our expectations of our own mortality.
This book is designed for first- and second-year university students (and their instructors) in earth science, environmental science, and physical geography degree programmes worldwide. The summaries at the end of each section constitute essential reading for policy makers and planners. It provides a simple but masterly account, with a minimum of equations, of how the Earth s climate system works, of the physical processes that have given rise to the long sequence of glacial and interglacial periods of the Quaternary, and that will continue to cause the climate to evolve.
Its straightforward and elegant description, with an abundance of well chosen illustrations, focuses on different time scales, and includes the most recent research in climate science by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
It shows how it is human behaviour that will determine whether or not the present century is a turning point to a new climate, unprecedented on Earth in the last several million years.
The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe physicians and nurses migrating from Africa to the U.S thousands of children or patients with malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS are dying each day because they cannot afford effective drugs that are too expensive. Mainstream bioethics as it has developed during the last 50 years in Western countries is evolving into a broader approach that is relevant for people across the world and is focused on new global problems. This book provides an introduction into the new field of global bioethics. Addressing these problems requires a broader vision of bioethics that not only goes beyond the current emphasis on individual autonomy, but that criticizes the social, economic and political context that is producing the problems at global level.
This book argues that global bioethics is a necessity because the social, economic and environmental effects of globalization require critical responses.
Global bioethics is not a finished product that can simply be applied to solve global problems, but it is the ongoing result of interaction and exchange between local practices and global discourse. It combines recognition of differences and respect for cultural diversity with convergence towards common perspectives and shared values.
The book examines the nature of global problems as well as the type of responses that are needed, in order to exemplify the substance of global bioethics. It discusses the ethical frameworks that are available for global discourse and shows how these are transformed into global governance mechanisms and practices.
Formålet med boka Å utforske praksis – grunnskolen er å inspirere til profesjons- og organisasjonslæring i grunnskolen. Boka drøfter skolen i kunnskapssamfunnet og presenterer teorier og forskning om profesjons- og organisasjonslæring, likeledes om samspill og læring. Konkrete praksisepisoder analyseres, og det gis eksempler på hvordan skolen kan utforske for å kvalitetsutvikle daglig praksis. Se også egen temaside for alle bøkene i serien.