White Oleander is a painfully beautiful first novel about a young girl growing up the hard way. It is a powerful story of mothers and daughters, their ambiguous alliances, their selfish love and cruel behaviour, and the search for love and identity.Astrid has been raised by her mother, a beautiful, headstrong poet. Astrid forgives her everything as her world revolves around this beautiful creature until Ingrid murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life. Astrid's fierce determination to survive and be loved makes her an unforgettable figure. 'LIQUID POETRY' - Oprah Winfrey 'Tangled, Complex and extraordinarily moving' - Observer
"A Study Guide for Janet Fitch's ""White Oleander"", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs."
Author: Best Book
Publisher: ares books
Release Date: 2002-10-18
Oprah Book Club® Selection, May 1999: Astrid Magnussen, the teenage narrator of Janet Fitch's engrossing first novel, White Oleander, has a mother who is as sharp as a new knife. An uncompromising poet, Ingrid despises weakness and self-pity, telling her daughter that they are descendants of Vikings, savages who fought fiercely to survive. And when one of Ingrid's boyfriends abandons her, she illustrates her point, killing the man with the poison of oleander flowers. This leads to a life sentence in prison, leaving Astrid to teach herself the art of survival in a string of Los Angeles foster homes. As Astrid bumps from trailer park to tract house to Hollywood bungalow, White Oleander uncoils her existential anxieties. "Who was I, really?" she asks. "I was the sole occupant of my mother's totalitarian state, my own personal history rewritten to fit the story she was telling that day. There were so many missing pieces." Fitch adroitly leads Astrid down a path of sorting out her past and identity. In the process, this girl develops a wire-tight inner strength, gains her mother's white-blonde beauty, and achieves some measure of control over their relationship. Even from prison, Ingrid tries to mold her daughter. Foiling her, Astrid learns about tenderness from one foster mother and how to stand up for herself from another. Like the weather in Los Angeles--the winds of the Santa Anas, the scorching heat--Astrid's teenage life is intense. Fitch's novel deftly displays that, and also makes Astrid's life meaningful. --Katherine Anderson
Author: Janet Fitch
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Release Date: 2002-08
A bestselling first novel about a young woman growing up the hard way, this is a powerful story of mothers and daughters, their ambiguous alliances, and the search for love and identity. When a woman murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life, her daughter must navigate a new reality--that of a series of foster homes, each its own universe, each with its own limits and dangers.
Author: Natural Standard
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-07-28
Covering 400 herbs and supplements, Natural Standard Herb & Supplement Guide: An Evidence-Based Reference provides the high-quality, up-to-date, unbiased information you need to advise your patients. No other book can match its expertise and attention to evidence! Each monograph is concise and easy to read, and includes uses, dosage information, safety considerations, and interactions with drugs and other herbs and supplements. At-a-glance research summaries and an alphabetical organization allow for quick lookup in busy settings! Monographs for the 400 most commonly used and prescribed herbs and supplements — such as arnica, ginseng, lavender, glucosamine, and blue cohosh — provide the information you need for effective clinical decision-making. A unique, evidence-based A-F grading scale evaluates the efficacy of each herb and supplement. Unique! Rating scales show at a glance the quality of available evidence. Updates are peer-reviewed, and include new scientific evidence, dosage recommendations, and more. Dosing information includes dosages for adults and children, and methods for administering. Coverage of allergies, side effects/warnings, and pregnancy/breast-feeding promotes safety by indicating when specific herbs and supplements should not be used, or when caution is required. A review of evidence includes detailed explanations of clinical trials cited and conclusions drawn, especially as they relate to specific diseases and conditions. Evidence tables summarize clinical trial data and provide a quick reference for clinical decision-making. Unique! Cross-referencing by condition and scientific evidence grade provides a convenient decision support tool, making it easy to find the herbs and supplements that may be used for the treatment of particular conditions.
Author: Piyush Gupta
Publisher: JP Medical Ltd
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Postgraduate Textbook of Pediatrics is a comprehensive guide to paediatrics. The textbook is comprised of three volumes, split into ten parts with over 600 chapters, and contributions from over 50 section editors and 725 authors, covering all paediatric disorders, descriptions of diseases and their management. Includes nearly 1500 images and illustrations in full colour, incorporating information on modern imaging techniques for neurological disorders in children. This is an ideal resource for postgraduate students to gain a firm grounding in, and retain and improve their knowledge of all areas of paediatric medicine.
Author: Hildebert Wagner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 1996
Here is a useful reference for analyzing plant drugs, identifying unknown drugs or monitoring the purity or constituents of a given drug. This second edition includes nearly 200 new color photographs demonstrating chromatograms of all relevant standard drugs.
Author: Colin Griffith
Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
The New Materia Medica Volume II is a sourcebook of information on 30 new crystal, botanical and animal remedies now in use by practitioners of the Guild of Homoeopaths, who proved them through the practice of meditation. These remedies, which have quickly established a reputation for remarkable success, are extraordinary for their depth of action, reaching far into the patient's psyche and history. The entry on each remedy gives a description of the original substance, plant or animal in its natural state and an outline of its history, including medicinal uses, and traditional applications of the plants and crystal essence remedies where applicable. It also provides an esoteric explanation of the remedies' affinities for the chakras and the associated glands and organs plus a description of the general symptoms of each remedy and detailed descriptions of the mental, emotional and physical symptoms that affect individual parts of the body. It includes summarised case notes to show clinical evidence of efficacy and to illustrate the day-to-day use of each remedy; and a list of related remedies to show affinities, comparisons and relationships.
Author: Konnie Plumlee
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2003-12-10
This book covers all aspects of toxicology, including toxic diseases of large animals, small animals, and exotic pets. It provides key information on how poisons affect the body, how the body responds to a foreign substance, how poisonings are diagnosed, and how poisonings are treated. Coverage includes every organ system of every species of animal with details on each body system's susceptibility to poison. Poisons affect animals differently depending on species, breed, age, gender, health status, and reproductive status. This resource addresses these differences, allowing the veterinarian to determine the class of toxicant, the mechanism of action, and the proper course of treatment. If confronted with an unknown poison, the information in this book will assist the veterinarian in formulating a list of potential poisons based on the clinical signs that the animal is exhibiting, and in choosing the appropriate tests to narrow the list to one or a few possible poisons. Most comprehensive toxicology book available Written in a user-friendly style that makes it easy to master the content Covers poisonings in both large and small domestic animals The Principles of Toxicology section provides comprehensive coverage of concepts & terminology, toxicokinetics, treatments, and regulatory information The Manifestations of Toxicoses section is devoted to differentiating between poisons based on lesions and clinical signs The Classes of Toxicants section offers detailed information on each poison, including sources, risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical signs and lesions, diagnostic testing, and treatment The author is board-certified in toxicology, and the contributors are all toxicologists and educators, ensuring authoritative, up-to-date clinical information