The Hunting of the Snark

An Agony in Eight Fits

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775414264

Category: Poetry

Page: 40

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The nonsensical poem The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits) was written by Lewis Carroll in 1874 and published in 1876. Describing "with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature", the work borrows in-part from Carroll's Jabberwocky in Through the Looking-Glass.

Resilient Health Care, Volume 2

The Resilience of Everyday Clinical Work

Author: Robert L. Wears,Erik Hollnagel,Jeffrey Braithwaite

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472437845

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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Health systems everywhere are expected to meet increasing public and political demands for accessible, high-quality care. Policy-makers, managers, and clinicians use their best efforts to improve efficiency, safety, quality, and economic viability. One solution has been to mimic approaches that have been shown to work in other domains, such as quality management, lean production, and high reliability. In the enthusiasm for such solutions, scant attention has been paid to the fact that health care as a multifaceted system differs significantly from most traditional industries. Solutions based on linear thinking in engineered systems do not work well in complicated, multi-stakeholder non-engineered systems, of which health care is a leading example. A prerequisite for improving health care and making it more resilient is that the nature of everyday clinical work be well understood. Yet the focus of the majority of policy or management solutions, as well as that of accreditation and regulation, is work as it ought to be (also known as ‘work-as-imagined’). The aim of policy-makers and managers, whether the priority is safety, quality, or efficiency, is therefore to make everyday clinical work - or work-as-done - comply with work-as-imagined. This fails to recognise that this normative conception of work is often oversimplified, incomplete, and outdated. There is therefore an urgent need to better understand everyday clinical work as it is done. Despite the common focus on deviations and failures, it is undeniable that clinical work goes right far more often than it goes wrong, and that we only can make it better if we understand how this happens. This second volume of Resilient Health Care continues the line of thinking of the first book, but takes it further through a range of chapters from leading international thinkers on resilience and health care. Where the first book provided the rationale and basic concepts of RHC, the Resilience of Everyday Clinical Work breaks new ground by analysing everyday work situations in primary, secondary, and tertiary care to identify and describe the fundamental strategies that clinicians everywhere have developed and use with a fluency that belies the demands to be resolved and the dilemmas to be balanced. Because everyday clinical work is at the heart of resilience, it is essential to appreciate how it functions, and to understand its characteristics.

Advanced Topics in Quantum Field Theory

A Lecture Course

Author: M. Shifman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139501887

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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Since the advent of Yang–Mills theories and supersymmetry in the 1970s, quantum field theory - the basis of the modern description of physical phenomena at the fundamental level - has undergone revolutionary developments. This is the first systematic and comprehensive text devoted specifically to modern field theory, bringing readers to the cutting edge of current research. The book emphasizes nonperturbative phenomena and supersymmetry. It includes a thorough discussion of various phases of gauge theories, extended objects and their quantization, and global supersymmetry from a modern perspective. Featuring extensive cross-referencing from traditional topics to recent breakthroughs in the field, it prepares students for independent research. The side boxes summarizing the main results and over 70 exercises make this an indispensable book for graduate students and researchers in theoretical physics.

Concise Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Susan Ratcliffe

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199567077

Category: Reference

Page: 592

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Based on the 7th ed. of the Oxford dictionary of quotations. Includes extensive coverage of literary and historical quotations and contains up-to-date material from today's influential literary and cultural figures. Includes 1,000 new quotes in categories such as catchphrases, film lines, official advice, and political slogans.

Economics of the 1%

Author: John F. Weeks

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 0857281178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 246

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How much do economists really know? In most cases, they claim to have profound knowledge but in fact understand little and obscure almost everything. Most people are convinced that economics should be left to the ‘experts’, when they themselves are perfectly capable of understanding it. This book explains that mainstream economics serves the interests of the rich through its logical inconsistency and unabashedly reactionary conclusions. John F. Weeks exposes the myths of mainstream economics and explains in straightforward language why current policies fail to serve the vast majority of people in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. Their failure to serve the interests of the many results from their devoted service to the few.

Jacques Lacan (Volume II) (RLE: Lacan)

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Michael P. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317909046

Category: Psychology

Page: 420

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This bibliography in two volumes, originally published in 1988, lists and describes works by and about Jacques Lacan published in French, English, and seven other languages including Japanese and Russian. It incorporates and corrects where necessary all information from earlier published bibliographies of Lacan’s work. Also included as background works are books and essays that discuss Lacan in the course of a more general study, as well as all relevant items in various bibliographic sources from many fields.

The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations

Author: Oxford University Press,TME.

Publisher: Oxford [England] : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198601739

Category: Reference

Page: 1136

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More than twenty thousand quotations from every era and location are combined in a comprehensive reference that also encompasses details of the earliest traceable source, birth and death dates, and career briefs for each entry, as well as a thematic and k

The World's Most Difficult Quiz 2

More King William's College General Knowledge Papers

Author: Pat Cullen

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 1846318378

Category: Reference

Page: 325

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Who made an enemy of two ladies through an apple? Why did Tar Baby keep on sayin' nothin'? Which royal residence is built on thirteen thousand piles? These questions are part of the fiendishly difficult annual quiz that began in 1905 on the Isle of Man at a boys' boarding school. This sequel to The World's Most Difficult Quiz collects even more of the most taxing questions that have stumped pupils at King William's College as part of its annual General Knowledge Papers for more than a century—along with Guardian readers, for whom the test has been reprinted in its entirety annually since 1951. Quizmaster Pat Cullen has prepared these devilishly difficult questions that will prove a challenge for even the most erudite of minds. The World's Most Difficult Quiz 2 is the ultimate trivia challenge.