Description : The popular actor offers an account of his life, from his early acting career and his rise to stardom as Superman, to the devastating horseback-riding accident that left him paralyzed and his struggle to rebuild his life
Description : Drawing on his own personal experiences and those of others, the author explains how to overcome seemingly insurmountable problems and challenges and advocates living life fully with gratitude, zeal, and curiosity.
Description : Tinseltown's fascination with the comic icon is detailed in this book, encompassing all the behind-the-scenes machinations that helped shape Superman into a screen legend--and all the derailed projects that have vilified everyone involved. These newly uncovered stories about the odyssey of bringing the Man of Steel to the big screen include the challenge of making Superman appear to fly, and the many casting processes, which at various points had Superman being played by the likes of Bruce Jenner, Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, Neil Diamond, Nicolas Cage, Justin Timberlake, Keanu Reeves, and even Muhammad Ali. Based on extensive interviews with producers, screenwriters, cast members, and crew, this expose spills the beans on all the various TV shows, from the classic The Adventures of Superman to the current hit Smallville; the various animated efforts on both the large and small screens; and the movies--from 1979's smash hit Superman: The Movie to 2006's wildly expensive Superman Returns .Also included are the stories about the Superman movies that never made it to the screen, helmed by maverick directors Kevin Smith and Tim Burton, and featuring expenditures on scripts and sets that are even more eye-popping than the films' special effects.
Description : Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged neurons and restore lost bodily functions, people grappling with paralysis and neurodegenerative disorders have ignored the warnings of doctors and scientists back home in order to stake their futures on a Chinese experiment. Biomedical Odysseys looks at why and how these individuals have entrusted their lives to Chinese neurosurgeons operating on the forefront of experimental medicine, in a world where technologies and risks move faster than laws can keep pace. Priscilla Song shows how cutting-edge medicine is not just about the latest advances in biomedical science but also encompasses transformations in online patient activism, surgical intervention, and borderline experiments in health care bureaucracy. Bringing together a decade of ethnographic research in hospital wards, laboratories, and online patient discussion forums, Song opens up important theoretical and methodological horizons in the anthropology of science, technology, and medicine. She illuminates how poignant journeys in search of fetal cell cures become tangled in complex webs of digital mediation, the entrepreneurial logics of postsocialist medicine, and fraught debates about the ethics of clinical experimentation. Using innovative methods to track the border-crossing quests of Chinese clinicians and their patients from around the world, Biomedical Odysseys is the first book to map the transnational life of fetal cell therapies.
Description : Written by Jackie Reznik & Josh Simmons, this multi-contributed text explores contemporary aspects of spinal cord injury treatment and management, as well as essential but not often addressed topics such as paediatric spinal cord injury, high cervical injuries, and the tetraplegic upper limb. The patient experience is emphasised as is the clinical journey through the input from individuals with lived experience of a spinal cord injury. The text is offering new and important insights into key facets of spinal cord injury treatment and management, Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries is a practical guide for the physiotherapy students, early career clinicians as well as the medical and health professionals wishing to remain current with advancements in treatment and interventions in this area. Chapters about biomechanics, paediatric spinal cord injury, high cervical injuries, and the tetraplegic upper limb Insight into the lived experience of individual with a spinal cord injury Documents patient journey from injury to total rehabilitation Appendix of common assessments for spinal cord injuries Evidence-based Practice Points enables clinician to quickly and easily translates theory to practice Includes an eBook with purchase of the print book
Description : The author, a prize-winning journalist here delivers a full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and performers who made Superman the icon he is today.
Description : A psychology text that you'll actually want to read! PSYCHOLOGY: A JOURNEY is guaranteed to spark your curiosity, insight, imagination, and interest. Using the proven SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Relate, and Review) active learning system to help you study smarter, Coon leads you to an understanding of major concepts as well as how psychology relates to the challenges of everyday life. Each chapter of this book takes you into a different realm of psychology, such as personality, abnormal behavior, memory, consciousness, and human development. Each realm is complex and fascinating, with many pathways, landmarks, and detours to discover. Take the journey and find yourself becoming actively involved with the material as you develop a basic understanding of psychology that will help you succeed in this course and enrich your life.