What If I Feel Faint?

What If I Feel Faint?

Author: Amy Hayes

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1482448874

Page: 24

View: 5866

Passing out or feeling light-headed is no joke when playing sports—it could be a serious sign of an injury or illness. In this book, readers learn what to do if they have problems with fainting or just feeling dizzy. Whether it’s a concussion, an illness like the flu, or something as simple as not eating enough, children need to know how to deal with fainting spells when they’re on the field. Through scientific information and carefully worded explanations, this book offers the answers and gives readers a chance to learn something new about their bodies in an accessible way.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Feeling Faint

Affect and Consciousness in the Renaissance

Feeling Faint

Author: Giulio J. Pertile

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810139200

Page: 200

View: 6245

Feeling Faint is a book about human consciousness in its most basic sense: the awareness, at any given moment, that we live and feel. Such awareness, it argues, is distinct from the categories of selfhood to which it is often assimilated, and can only be uncovered at the margins of first-person experience. What would it mean to be conscious without being a first person—to be conscious in the absence of a self? Such a phenomenon, subsequently obscured by the Enlightenment identification of consciousness and personal identity, is what we discover in scenes of swooning from the Renaissance: consciousness without self, consciousness reconceived as what Frederic Jameson calls "a registering apparatus for transformed states of being." Where the early modern period has often been seen in terms of the rise of self-aware subjectivity, Feeling Faint argues that swoons, faints, and trances allow us to conceive of Renaissance subjectivity in a different guise: as the capacity of the senses and passions to experience, regulate, and respond to their own activity without the intervention of first-person awareness. In readings of Renaissance authors ranging from Montaigne to Shakespeare, Pertile shows how self-loss affords embodied consciousness an experience of itself in a moment of intimate vitality which precedes awareness of specific objects or thoughts—an experience with which we are all familiar, and yet which is tantalizingly difficult to pin down.
Categories: Literary Criticism

BMA Family Doctor Home Adviser

BMA Family Doctor Home Adviser

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 140532483X

Page: 296

View: 8382

Forget 'an apple a day'; this is the best advice to keep the doctor away in any busy family. Question-and-answer charts help you determine the possible cause of a symptom and advise when it's necessary to seek medical help. Fully endorsed by the BMA with vital information on how the body works and what to do to maintain general health and fitness. "A welcome addition to any household" The Daily Mail
Categories: Health & Fitness

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations

A Dictionary of Confusable Phrases

Author: Yuri Dolgopolov

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786459956

Page: 403

View: 6028

Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also be used as a regular phraseological dictionary providing definitions to individual idioms, clichés, and set expressions. Most phrases included in the dictionary are in active current use, making information about their meanings and usage essential to language learners at all levels of proficiency.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Panic Disorder: The Facts

Panic Disorder: The Facts

Author: Stanley Rachman,Padmal de Silva

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191580422

Page: 128

View: 3787

Panic disorder is a remarkably common psychological condition, characterized by sudden attacks of intense fear and panic. Approximately 3% of the population will experience some aspects of panic disorder during their lifetime. Incredibly distressing, it can have an adverse effect on most aspects of the person's life, especially if chronic. This new edition of Panic Disorder: The Facts includes valuable new information on treatment and discusses the relationship between panic disorder and other anxiety conditions. It also assesses the evidence for the available treatments, drawing from the latest scientific research. Up-to-date information on the nature, symptoms, causes, theories and treatment of panic disorder is provided, all in non-technical language. The chapters on treatment give a detailed account of psychological therapy and also discuss drug treatment. Numerous personal accounts are given throughout the book, highlighting various aspects of panic disorder and its treatment and management. Though mainly intended for sufferers of panic disorder, and their families and friends, it will also be of interest to the general reader, and to health care workers who have to deal with this problem. Clearly written by two leading experts, the book will remain a valuable source of information for anyone affected by this disorder.
Categories: Health & Fitness

ECAI 2008

18th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, July 21-25, 2008, Patras, Greece : Including Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS 2008) : Proceedings

ECAI 2008

Author: Malik Ghallab

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586038915

Page: 941

View: 8365

Deals with Machine Learning; Cognitive Modeling and Interaction; Constraints and search; Model-based Reasoning and Diagnosis; NLP; Planning and scheduling; Perception, Sensing and Cognitive Robotics. This volume includes accepted papers of the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS), ECAI's associated sub conference.
Categories: Computers

Survey of English Dialects

Survey of English Dialects

Author: Michael V. Barry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136100202

Page: 516

View: 2695

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

What You Can Change . . . and What You Can't*

The Complete Guide to Successful Self-Improvement

What You Can Change . . . and What You Can't*

Author: Martin E.P. Seligman

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307498700

Page: 336

View: 7971

In the climate of self-improvement that pervades our culture, there is an overwhelming amount of information about treatments for everything from alcohol abuse to sexual dysfunction. Much of this information is exaggerated if not wholly inaccurate. As a result, people who try to change their own troubling conditions often experience the frustration of mixed success, success followed by a relapse, or outright failure. To address this confusion, Martin Seligman has meticulously analyzed the most authoritative scientific research on treatments for alcoholism, anxiety, weight loss, anger, depression, and a range of phobias and obsessions to discover what is the most effective way to address each condition. He frankly reports what does not work, and pinpoints the techniques and therapies that work best for each condition, discussing why they work and how you can use them to make long lasting change. Inside you’ll discover the four natural healing factors for recovering from alcoholism; the vital difference between overeating and being overweight; the four therapies that work for depression, the pros and cons of anger—and much more. Wise, direct, and very useful, What You Can Change and What You Can’t will help anyone who seeks to change.
Categories: Self-Help

The Newly Qualified Teacher's Handbook

The Newly Qualified Teacher's Handbook

Author: Elizabeth Holmes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136750266

Page: 368

View: 9633

The Newly Qualified Teachers Handbook is an essential companion for all new teachers. Practical, comprehensive and lively, this invaluable guide covers all aspects of your first crucial months and years, and will set your teaching career off on the right track. This updated and expanded second edition is the first book to draw on the new Induction Regulations for NQTs for September 2008 onwards. It gives tried and tested advice on everything you need to know, from induction to inspection, from getting your first job to continuing development. New features include a revised first chapter covering key areas of concern for trainees and NQTs, the updated statement of professional values and a comprehensive appendix detailing the code of conduct for teachers and further reading and references.
Categories: Education