The Walking Dead Vol 5

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 9781607065371
Release Date: 2006-09-27
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

As the survivors settle into their prison home something has drawn them out into the open... out of the prison... out of their sanctuary. This is a major turning point for the over-all story of THE WALKING DEAD and it sets the stage for years to come. Collects issues 25-30.

The Walking Dead Vol 6

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 9781607065388
Release Date: 2007-05-02
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Trapped in a town surrounded by madmen, Rick must find a way out or die trying. Meanwhile, back at the prison, the rest of the survivors come to grips with the fact Rick may be dead. A major turning point in the series is reached. Collects issues #31-36.

The Walking Dead Vol 7

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 9781607065395
Release Date: 2007-09-26
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Lori's pregnancy has come to term - the birth is near. After everything they've been through, though, can anything prepare Rick and the other survivors for what they are about to experience? A major turning point in the series is reached. Collects issues #37-42.

The Walking Dead Vol 8

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 9781607065401
Release Date: 2008-06-25
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

They thought they were safe in the prison. They were wrong. A force far more deadly than the walking dead is at their door and when the dust settles, their rank will be decimated. No one is safe! Collects issues #43-48.

The Calm Before

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1582408289
Release Date: 2007-10-10
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Police officer Rick Grimes and a few human survivors battle hordes of decomposing zombies.

Invincible Vol 8

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 9781607069027
Release Date: 2007-07-04
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Collects INVINCIBLE #36-41! Invincible battles the REANIMEN on the campus of Upstate University. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to him trouble is brewing--trouble of MARTIAN origin. Invincible must assemble a team of Earth's mightiest defenders to go out into space and prevent what could well be the end of mankind!

Invincible Vol 13

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 9781607069072
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Collects issues #66-70.5! In the aftermath of his battle with CONQUEST, Invincible and his world are left in ruins. He's faced with questions he doesn't know how to answer about his future as a hero and what is needed to actually protect the people of Earth. Meanwhile: deep in space, Nolan and Allen the Alien are making preparations for the impending VILTRUMITE WAR! This volume is not to be missed! Collects INVINCIBLE #66-70 and INVINCIBLE RETURNS #1

The Walking Dead Vol 12

Author: Robert Kirkman
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 9781607065449
Release Date: 2010-07-21
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

At long last, the survivors of Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's acclaimed post-apocalyptic survival adventure find the hope they've longed look for. Can a town not yet ravaged by the horrors unleashed on Earth possibly be all it's hoped for? Is there a far more sinister secret behind their newfound safe haven? Even worse, can people forever changed by the worst in humanity ever hope to get back to their old selves? The next chapter of the Walking Dead is set to change everything. Collects The Walking Dead #67-72.

Biomedical Ethics and the Law

Author: James M. Humber
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461565611
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Philosophy

In the past few years, an increasing number of colleges and universities have added courses in biomedical ethics to their curricula. To some extent, these additions serve to satisfy student demands for "relevance. " But it is also true that such changes reflect a deepening desire on the part of the academic community to deal effectively with a host of problems which must be solved if we are to have a health-care delivery system which is efficient, humane, and just. To a large degree, these problems are the unique result of both rapidly changing moral values and dramatic advances in biomedical technology. The past decade has witnessed sudden and conspicuous controversy over the morality and legality of new practices relating to abortion, therapy for the mentally ill, experimentation using human subjects, forms of genetic interven tion, and euthanasia. Malpractice suits abound, and astronomical fees for malpractice insurance threaten the very possibility of medical and health-care practice. Without the backing of a clear moral consensus, the law is frequently forced into resolving these conflicts only to see the moral issues involved still hotly debated and the validity of the existing law further questioned. Take abortion, for example. Rather than settling the legal issue, the Supreme Court's original abortion decision in Roe v. Wade (1973), seems only to have spurred further legal debate. And of course, whether or not abortion is a mo rally ac ceptable procedure is still the subject of heated dispute.