The Breakdown

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The Breakdown is book by N.a, publish by St. Martin's Press with 356 pages. You can read book online free by subscribe to Kindle Unlimited or direct download from the alternative source.
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Isbn : : 1250122481
  • Pages : 356
  • Category : Fiction

Finalist for the 2018 International Thriller Writers Best Hardcover Thriller Award! Named One of the Most Anticipated Thriller Novels Of 2017 by Bustle! THE NEW CHILLING, PROPULSIVE NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust? Cass is having a hard time since the night she saw the car in the woods. It was on the winding rural road, in the middle of a downpour, and a woman was sitting inside—the woman who was killed. She’s been trying to put the crime out of her mind; what could she have done, really? It’s a dangerous road to be on in the middle of a storm, and she probably would have been hurt herself if she’d stopped. Not only that, her husband would be furious if he knew she’d broken her promise not to take that shortcut home. But since then, she’s been forgetting every little thing. Where she left the car; if she took her pills; even the alarm code. The only thing she can’t forget is that woman, the woman she might have saved, and the terrible nagging guilt. And the silent calls she’s receiving, or the feeling that someone’s watching her... You won't be able to put down B. A. Paris's The Breakdown, the next chilling, propulsive novel from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors.

Building a Project Work Breakdown Structure

Book of Building a Project Work Breakdown Structure
  • Author : Dennis P. Miller
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : : 9781420069709
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Business & Economics

Most people do not truly understand a concept until they can visualize it. This applies to all fields, including Project Management. The best way to effectively manage projects is to help your team visualize the end result as well as the steps needed to achieve that result. Help Your Team Visualize the Right Path to Success Building a Project Work Breakdown Structure: Visualizing Objectives, Deliverables, Activities, and Schedules employs a diagram approach to project planning and scheduling. This useful tool empowers business professionals to take control of and successfully communicate their projects, ensuring they are completed on time with their targeted impact. Industry professional Dennis P. Miller, a consultant to leading Fortune 500 companies, thoroughly explains the keys to an effective Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) through an Eight Step Process. He has refined this process over a period of twenty years, applying it to over 100 projects ranging from software development to social events. The Eight Step Process starts with a concentrated effort to define the project through its deliverables. The middle steps walk the project team through a process of activity definition and sequencing and resource assignment. Finally, the last steps involve estimating the duration and verifying the project timeline. Not Just What to Do, But How to Do It! This is a hands-on volume that includes a practice section for each of the eight steps, providing readers with real examples of how the author has successfully applied this process. The result of its application is a visualization of the project’s objectives, deliverables, activities, and schedules. Over 130 illustrations enrich the instructions. Project managers are assured of success by following the simple tools in this unique and comprehensive volume.


Book of Breakdown
  • Author : John Cosgrove
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1134573839
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Education

Between 1989 and 1999 half the teachers in England and Wales quit their posts. By the late nineties more than six thousand teachers a year were retiring early on grounds of ill health. In recent years hardly a school in the country has not lost at least one teacher because of a 'nervous breakdown'. Breakdown looks at what is happening in teaching today. Why breakdowns have become so common, what it means to suffer a breakdown, and the consequences of this epidemic for schools and children. It suggests what teachers can do to help themselves, what schools should do to help their staff and the ways in which the local authorities can offer practical support.

Nervous Breakdown (Psychology Revivals)

Book of Nervous Breakdown (Psychology Revivals)
  • Author : W. B. Wolfe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1317396650
  • Pages : 260
  • Category : Psychology

Originally published in 1934, excerpts from the original preface read: "A Nervous breakdown is a terrifying experience. When it occurs, the patient, his family, and often his friends are panic-stricken. No one knows just what to do with the patient, and the patient is incapable of helping himself. ... What should be done? If you think you have a nervous breakdown, it is your first duty to consult a competent and reputable physician, preferably your family doctor, and get a thorough and complete physical examination. If you cannot find any evidence of physical or organic disease, ask your doctor to recommend a reputable psychiatrist or medical psychologist. ...This is a compact manual of help and self-help." Today this book can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.


Book of Breakdown
  • Author : Taylor Downing
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Book Group
  • Isbn : : 1408706628
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : History

Paralysis. Stuttering. The 'shakes'. Inability to stand or walk. Temporary blindness or deafness. When strange symptoms like these began appearing in men at Casualty Clearing Stations in 1915, a debate began in army and medical circles as to what it was, what had caused it and what could be done to cure it. But the numbers were never large. Then in July 1916 with the start of the Somme battle the incidence of shell shock rocketed. The high command of the British army began to panic. An increasingly large number of men seemed to have simply lost the will to fight. As entire battalions had to be withdrawn from the front, commanders and military doctors desperately tried to come up with explanations as to what was going wrong. 'Shell shock' - what we would now refer to as battle trauma - was sweeping the Western Front. By the beginning of August 1916, nearly 200,000 British soldiers had been killed or wounded during the first month of fighting along the Somme. Another 300,000 would be lost before the battle was over. But the army always said it could not calculate the exact number of those suffering from shell shock. Re-assessing the official casualty figures, Taylor Downing for the first time comes up with an accurate estimate of the total numbers who were taken out of action by psychological wounds. It is a shocking figure. Taylor Downing's revelatory new book follows units and individuals from signing up to the Pals Battalions of 1914, through to the horrors of their experiences on the Somme which led to the shell shock that, unrelated to weakness or cowardice, left the men unable to continue fighting. He shines a light on the official - and brutal - response to the epidemic, even against those officers and doctors who looked on it sympathetically. It was, they believed, a form of hysteria. It was contagious. And it had to be stopped. Breakdown brings an entirely new perspective to bear on one of the iconic battles of the First World War.


Book of Breakdown
  • Author : Bill Pronzini
  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Isbn : : 1612320945
  • Pages : 231
  • Category : Fiction

The "nameless" San Francisco detective and his partner Eberhardt are trying to prove that their client Thomas Lujack did not mow down his business partner with his car. Although he suspects his client's guilt early on, the 58-year-old gumshoe spends three weeks looking for flaws in the testimony of the hit-and-run's sole witness. Then Lujack is found murdered, the witness disappears, and the detective, instead of being asked to step up his investigation, is discharged by the victim's brother Coleman. In full moral outrage, the veteran detective bulldogs his way through the case, uncovering evidence about the brothers' employment of illegal immigrants.

Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond

Book of Adolescent Breakdown and Beyond
  • Author : Moses Laufer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 0429910630
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Psychology

This is the second monograph published by Karnac Books on behalf of the Brent Adolescent Centre/Centre for Research into Adolescent Breakdown. Drawing on the Centre's unique pool of expertise in the field, this book contains papers giving up-to-date psychodynamic perspectives on adolescent breakdown by leading clinical experts. These cover a range of topics, such as the differing developments in male and female adolescents, and the particular problems of psychotherapeutic intervention with them. It also includes the proceedings of a conference on the subject held in October 1995. Here the issues of adolescent breakdown are discussed in the wider context which workers in the caring professions must consider. Overall, this volume provides a concise, contemporary overview of a topic whose importance is increasingly being recognized both inside and outside the psychotherapeutic community. Contributors: Anthony Bateman, Debbie Bandler Bellman, Gabrielle Crockatt, Maxim de Sauma, Domenico di Ceglie, Sara Flanders, Maurice H. Friedman, Christopher Gibson, Kevin Healy, M. Egle Laufer, Kamil Mehra, Joan Schachter, Nicholas Temple, Peter Wilson

Economic Breakdown and Recovery

Book of Economic Breakdown and Recovery
  • Author : John Cornwall
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Isbn : : 9780765633071
  • Pages : 287
  • Category : Business & Economics

This is a thoroughly revised and expanded version of an earlier edition. Cornwall builds an economic theory and makes policy recommendations on the central issues of economic growth, full employment, stagnation, inflation, and unemployment all developed within a Post Keynesian framework. The revision carries the analysis through to the present day with the core theme being the challenge of high unemployment as the cost for conventional anti-inflationary policy.

American Breakdown

Book of American Breakdown
  • Author : David Bromwich
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Isbn : : 1788737288
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Political Science

How Trump got to the Oval Office—and how both parties and the mainstream media are keeping him there Donald Trump’s residency in the White House is not an accident of American history, and it can’t be blamed on a single cause. In American Breakdown, David Bromwich provides an essential analysis of the forces in play beneath the surface of our political system. His portraits of political leaders and overarching narrative bring to life the events and machinations that have led America to a collective breakdown. The political conditions of the present crisis were put in place over fifty years ago, with the expansion of the Vietnam War and the lies and coverups that brought down Nixon. Since then, every presidency has further centralized and strengthened executive power. The truly catastrophic event in American life was the invention by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney of the War on Terror, designed to last for generations. Barack Obama’s practice of “reconciliation without truth”—sparing CIA torturers and Wall Street bankers—deepened the distrust and anger of an electorate that has rallied around Trump. An unsparing account of the degradation of US democracy, American Breakdown is essential to our evaluation of its prospects. Arguing that Trump’s re-election seems just as likely as impeachment, Bromwich turns his attention to the new struggles within the Democratic Party on immigration, foreign policy, and the Green New Deal. American Breakdown will be a crucial reference point in the political debate around the upcoming presidential election—a contest in which the forces that created Donald Trump show no sign of letting up.

Work Breakdown Structure

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  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : Dick Billows
  • Isbn : : 1938561139
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : Books

Genetic Breakdown

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  • Author : Stacey Price Brown
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Isbn : : 9781465318336
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Health & Fitness

We all get sick from time to time and have to go to the doctor. The doctor prescribes medication, we go home and take the medication with trust in their judgment that first we were diagnosed properly and secondly that the medication will work without causing serious bodily harm or even death. In 1999 a pharmaceutical company took on a common problem that affects one in three Americans; arthritis. There are over one hundred different types of arthritis but nevertheless it can be a very painful, debilitating disease and in some cases it can case death. Many were treating the problem with aspirin but they could not tolerate it because it caused gastrointestinal bleeding. After clinical trials the pharmaceutical company discovered that this new drug not only caused sudden cardiac arrest but it also caused a host of other medical problems. The manufacturer decided to market the drug anyway and thousands of Americans died or were injured but sadly enough many don’t know why. This book answers that question and many more. Many people suffer from arthritis which causes an inflammatory response and pain in the joints. There are three common types of arthritis; rheumatoid, osteoarthritis and infectious arthritis although there are over one hundred different known categories. There is no cure for arthritis. This disease attacks the joints and causes pain and stiffness. The difference between Osteo and Rheumatoid is that the latter will not only destroy the joints but it will also affect the vocal cords causing hoarseness. When the disease is finished running its course by systemically destroying the joints and surrounding muscle, it will destroy organs and tissue as well. Osteoarthritis is limited to joint destruction. It will break down cartilage primarily affecting the hands feet and spine. Most people suffering with infectious arthritis already have an existing joint problem that has exacerbated into infectious arthritis. You’ve heard the expression, no pain, no gain. You don’t have to have arthritis to reach for an aspirin. Just the pain from working out in the gym or a hard day at the job may require an aspirin. Usually it begins with minor joint pain that is treated with aspirin. When we have a minor ache or pain we take an aspirin. When we have a headache we take an aspirin. You can go anywhere in the world and this is one pharmaceutical that has gained worldwide recognition and deservedly so. The chemical name for Aspirin is acetylsalicylic acid and has been used for years as an analgesic which means it will relieve minor aches and pains. It will also reduce fever and inflammation. Aspirin has been the wonder drug and the answer to pain, fever and inflammation for years. As we already know, the human body is very complex. After we ingest anything it goes directly to the stomach which is considered a hollow organ. This organ contains gastric juices or enzymes which are prepared to digest and break down food, liquids or medicine so that the human body can receive a benefit. There are digestive enzymes present that break down whatever is in that stomach environment and changes it from large molecules into smaller ones so that they can move on into the smaller intestine. Once there, they can be absorbed by the human body. In order for this to be achieved, the stomach environment contains up to three liters of gastric juices. Gastric juice is a hormone that comes from gastrin. After it is broken down the molecules are called peptides or chemical bonds and then it is released directly into the bloodstream. Think of the body as a computer. It will detect that there are peptides in the stomach. However if the body detects that there are too many peptides then the human computer will continue to send gastric juice and will not turn off until it feels that everything has been broken down. The result is gastrointestinal bleeding. Aspirin is in the class of nonsteroidal drugs. The name Aspirin was first used by the German compa

Full Breakdown

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  • Author : Bobby Crace
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : : 1329158229
  • Pages : N.A
  • Category : Fiction

Jump behind the bar and follow Dover and Dj along the tightrope of the NYC service industry. Intense relationships, depraved partying, and contagious culture inhibit and enhance the search for some kind of substance through the hangovers. The camaraderie of the service industry a distilled group of the world's strangest and magical fortifies resolve through the trials, but is it enough to hang on as NYC spins violently around the Empire State Building record needle.

The Breakdown

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  • Author : L.E. Luttrell
  • Publisher : Woolloomooloo
  • Isbn : : 1999933427
  • Pages : 354
  • Category : Books

How desperate would you be if you lost your only daughter? Annie Huxley, brought up by her grandparents on a remote cattle station, always believed her parents were dead. While on holiday with her family she decides to visit her parent’s graves in the NSW country town where she was born. There she discovers the first lie. As she begins to seek the truth, it’s not long before Annie uncovers further riddles. When Annie begins to ask probing questions by email, Len, her grandmother’s second husband, severs her only form of contact with him. Annie decides to fly to England to track him down. What she learns turns her world upside down. Could the impulsive actions by a grieving mother have shattered so many lives? Has Annie’s life been a complete work of fiction? Returning to Australia, Annie makes contact with Detective India Hargreaves in an attempt to get to the bottom of it all. As things begin to move forward a suspicious death occurs which throws the investigation sideways … The Breakdown is a crime/mystery drama set in Australia and England. It is the story of how an impulsive crime committed by a grieving mother alters a family's life.

Basketball Breakdown

Book of Basketball Breakdown
  • Author : Jake Maddox
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Isbn : : 1496591461
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction

One minute eighth-grader Shaena is rushing to grab a rebound, and the next sheÕs lying on the basketball court, dizzy with a horrible pain in her head. A collision with an opponent has left Shaena benched with a concussion, two weeks before the big rival game. And sheÕs angry Ñ why does she need to stop playing just because of a headache? Forced to take things slow, she watches as the other girls practice and improve without her, and Shaena starts to worry they may no longer need her. How can she be part of the team when sheÕs been sidelined?

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

Book of The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind
  • Author : Julian Jaynes
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Isbn : : 0547527543
  • Pages : 508
  • Category : Psychology

National Book Award Finalist: “This man’s ideas may be the most influential, not to say controversial, of the second half of the twentieth century.”—Columbus Dispatch At the heart of this classic, seminal book is Julian Jaynes's still-controversial thesis that human consciousness did not begin far back in animal evolution but instead is a learned process that came about only three thousand years ago and is still developing. The implications of this revolutionary scientific paradigm extend into virtually every aspect of our psychology, our history and culture, our religion—and indeed our future. “Don’t be put off by the academic title of Julian Jaynes’s The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind. Its prose is always lucid and often lyrical…he unfolds his case with the utmost intellectual rigor.”—The New York Times “When Julian Jaynes . . . speculates that until late in the twentieth millennium BC men had no consciousness but were automatically obeying the voices of the gods, we are astounded but compelled to follow this remarkable thesis.”—John Updike, The New Yorker “He is as startling as Freud was in The Interpretation of Dreams, and Jaynes is equally as adept at forcing a new view of known human behavior.”—American Journal of Psychiatry

From Breakdown to Breakthrough

Book of From Breakdown to Breakthrough
  • Author : Michael Papanek,Liz Alexander
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Isbn : : 1630479810
  • Pages : 209
  • Category : Business & Economics

What happens to you, your team, even your entire organization when the business environment becomes more volatile and challenging? Have you noticed how some leaders continue to achieve breakthrough results under even the most difficult of circumstances while others’ relationships break down, creating even more turmoil? Which of these leaders do you choose to be? In "From Breakdown to Breakthrough", leading change consultant, Michael Papanek, draws on his experience, insights, and research with top executives to shine a spotlight on how anyone---even those whose business relationships have suffered in the heat of change in the past---can establish the resilient relationships required for a long-term track record of business success. From his early days working during the General Motors---Electronic Data Systems merger in Detroit, to launching his own consultancy in San Francisco just as the U.S. economy reached its nadir, author Michael Papanek learned first-hand why it is vital to ensure all business relationships are Strong, Flexible, and Fair. Weaving this knowledge into a model applied successfully by his clients within leading organizations including Apple, Google, and Yahoo!, Papanek now offers this proven approach to any business professional wondering how to rise above the vicious cycle of relationship breakdown that many of us find ourselves in---especially during times of incessant change. The history of every company is always about key relationships that either led to long-term success, or breakdown. Some leaders seem naturally adept at riding what Papanek calls “The Heat Curve,” emerging from volatile times with their relationships not just in tact, but enhanced. From Breakdown to Breakthrough shows how you can achieve that not just for yourself, but for everyone you work with.

Breakdown and Breakthrough

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  • Author : Nathan Field
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : : 1134837445
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Psychology

Breakdown and Breakthrough examines the essential role of regression in the patient's recovery from mental illness. In light of this Nathan Field reassesses the role of the therapist tracing psychotherapy back to its earliest spiritual roots and comparing modern analytic methods with ancient practices of healing and exorcism. The author uses vivid examples from his psychotherapeutic practice to show how, with the apparent breakdown of the therapeutic method itself, patients can break through to a new level of functioning. The book goes on to consider how psychotherapy has been affected by fundamental developments in twentieth century science, such as the move from old, classical assumptions of linear causation to non-linear complexity from reductionism to a holistic systems approach and from mental mechanisms to acknowledging the mysteries of unconscious interaction. Taking up the radical vision originally proposed by Carl Jung and later fostered by eminent psychotherapists such as Winnicott and Bion, the author shows how psychotherapy can be reframed to admit the existence of a psychological fourth dimension. Nathan Field reappraises ideas of health and pathology, psychoanalysis and healing, sex and spirituality in light of a dramatic shift in the way we understand ourselves. How this shift alters the shape of psychotherapy in the twenty-first century is the challenge the practitioners, teachers and trainees must all address.

User Localization Strategies in the Face of Technological Breakdown

Book of User Localization Strategies in the Face of Technological Breakdown
  • Author : Isidore Kafui Dorpenyo
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : : 3030263991
  • Pages : 243
  • Category : Social Science

This book examines Ghana’s use of the fingerprint biometric technology in order to further conversations about localization championed by technical communication scholars. Localization, in this case, refers to the extent to which users demonstrate their knowledge of use by subverting and reconfiguring the purpose of technology to solve local problems. Dorpenyo argues that the success of a technology depends on how it meets the users’ needs and the creative efforts users put into use situations. In User Localization Strategies in the Face of Technological Breakdown, Dorpenyo advocates studying how users of technological systems construct knowledge about the technology and develop local strategies to solve technological breakdowns. By analyzing technical documents and interview transcripts, the author identifies and advances three user localization strategies: linguistic localization, subversive localization, and user-heuristic experience localization, and considers how biometric systems can become a tool of marginalization.

Breakdown in Human Adaptation to ‘Stress'

Book of Breakdown in Human Adaptation to ‘Stress'
  • Author : J. Cullen,J. Siegrist,H. M. Wegmann
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : : 9400932839
  • Pages : 622
  • Category : Science

The widespread interest in "stressful" aspects of contemporary society which contribute to its burden of illness and diseases (e.g. gastro intestinal, cardiovascular) has led to a large number of state ments and reports which relate the manifestations to a maladaptation of the individual. Furthermore, recent research suggests that under some condi tions stress may have a more generalized effect of decreasing the body's ability to combat destructive forces and expose it to a variety of diseases. Breakdown in adaptation occurs when an individual cannot cope with demands inherent in his environment. These may be due to an excessive mental or physical load, including factors of a social or psychological nature and task performance requirements ranging from those which are monotonous, simple and repetitive to complex, fast, decision-taking ones. Experience shows however that not all people placed under the same condi tions suffer similarly, and it follows that to the social and psychological environment should be added a genetic factor influencing, through the brain, the responses of individuals. It is clear that, besides human suffering, this "breakdown in adaptation" causes massive losses of revenue to industry and national health authorities. Thus a reduction in "stress", before "breakdown" occurs, or an improvement in coping with it would be very valuable.

Breakdown and Repair

Book of Breakdown and Repair
  • Author : Mark Simmonds,Lucy Streule
  • Publisher : Welbeck Publishing Group
  • Isbn : : 1789560012
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Psychology

'I love this book ... An important addition to the literature on mental health' Alastair Campbell Mark Simmonds' life was mapped out from the very beginning: go to university, climb the corporate ladder, marry and have children. But life isn't so easy, and success is hard to manage. After making what seemed like the right move in his career, Mark suffered from increasing levels of stress and anxiety, leading to his nervous breakdown.As the ground he'd stood on for years started to crumble, Mark did something he never thought he'd do: he stepped back from his work to focus on creating a balance in his life. But then his world fell apart for a second time when his daughter, Emily, became anorexic.Finding strength he never knew he had, Mark fought alongside Emily, both lost, both scared, but finding solace in one other.Breakdown and Repair tells the touching tale of a father saving himself by saving his daughter.