Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor, Second Edition, is the first book to specifically focus on this key part of womens health, combining engineering and clinical expertise. This edited collection will help readers understand the risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction, the mechanisms of childbirth related injury, and how to design intrapartum preventative strategies, optimal repair techniques, and prostheses. The authors have combined their expertise to create a thorough, comprehensive view of female pelvic floor biomechanics in order to help different disciplines discuss, research, and drive solutions to pressing problems. The book includes a common language for the design, conduct, and reporting of research studies in female PFD, and will be of interest to biomechanical and prosthetic tissue engineers and clinicians interested in female pelvic floor dysfunction, including urologists, urogynecologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, and physical therapists. Contains contributions from leading bioengineers and clinicians, and provides a cohesive multidisciplinary view of the field Covers causes, risk factors, and optimal treatment for pelvic floor biomechanics Combines anatomy, imaging, tissue characteristics, and computational modeling development in relation to pelvic floor biomechanics
She waits for him in the dark, her mind and body perfect, passive, until one day, when he goes to the cellar, and she is gone.In A Demon in My View, Ruth Rendell creates a character as frightening as he is fascinating. Mild-mannered Arthur Johnson has never known how to talk to women. And his loneliness has perverted his desire for love and respect into a carefully controlled penchant for violence. One floor below him, a scholar finishing his thesis on psychopathic personalities is about to stumble - quite literally - upon one of Arthur´s many secrets. Haunting and intelligent, A Demon in My View shows the startling results of this chilling alchemy of two very disparate minds - one pathological and the other obsessed with pathology. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000909de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a gloomy cellar, the figure of a beautiful, pale woman makes no move when the man advances on her from the shadows, puts his hands around her neck and strangles her. Arthur Johnson is a mild-mannered, shy man who has never known how to talk to women. His resulting loneliness has twisted his yearning for love and respect into a carefully constructed predilection for violence and control. On the floor below him, Anthony Johnson, a scholar studying psychopathic personalities is about to stumble - quite literally - upon one of Arthur´s many secrets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Julian Glover. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/003985de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The majority of the workforce is currently employed in the service industry where many employees are involved in daily face-to-face service interactions with customers. At the same time, these direct customer interactions are increasingly put under pressure for example, in traditional retailing by alternative distribution channels. Nevertheless, whenever an essential part of a business-models value-creation process builds on interactive service work, both front-line service workers and customers are forced to mutually work together in service interactions. The present study shows the tensions front-line service workers face between demands for cost-efficiency on the one hand and customer service on the other. Although these two rationalities do not necessarily contradict each other on an organizational level, individual front-line service workers face these contradictions in the form of challenging tensions in every day interactions with customers. Building on rich and comprehensive observational and interview data from the retail sales floor, the interpretive research approach allows the analysis of the challenges of interactive service work and carves out the corresponding competencies to handle the clash between production and consumption which manifest in service interactions. Drawing on Convention Theory (Économie des conventions), the situation as unit of analysis becomes center stage. Convention Theory shows that not only are individual characteristics such as friendliness important for successful service interactions, but especially the competent interplay between individual resources and organizational settings within the situation of interaction is essential. The results shed new light on individuals contributions to successful service interactions and contributes to a more fine-grained picture of the challenges and competencies in interactive service work. Dr. Anna Schneider is an assistant professor of human resource management at the University of Innsbruck. She holds a doctoral degree in management studies and master´s degrees in political science, business administration and international management studies from the University of Innsbruck. Prior to joining academia, she worked in several (human resource) management positions in the retail sector.
A March to Madness:A View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference John Feinstein
Autoworkers Under the Gun:A Shop-Floor View of the End of the American Dream Gregg Shotwell
After journeying to Nerdopolis in San Diego, what´s the next geeky peak to climb? Colby packs his bags and heads to The Big Apple for the sights and sounds of New York Comic-Con! Get a view from the con floor as he explores the back issues, the panels, and the celebration of multimedia that is NYCC in another exciting installment of this nerdly travelogue! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colby Elliott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/last/000522de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Featuring erotic stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley, Mary Gaitskill, Steve Almond, Nelson George, and Karl Iagnemma. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley details a beautiful erotic interlude in an otherwise sordid real estate deal; Mary Gaitskill celebrates the unexpected ardor of one middle-aged couple; Steve Almond reminisces about the best one-man/three-girl Ecstasy party ever; Nelson George recounts the erotic escapades that befall a young man who accompanies a celebrity athlete when he picks up a gaggle of girls; and Carol Queen explores the joys of making love with summer fruit. Included in this collection: ´´Slippy for President´´ by Steve Almond ´´View from the Fourteenth Floor´´ by Greta Christina ´´The Ugly Cock Dance´´ by Mary Gaitskill ´´My Puritan Reader´´ by Bert Hart ´´Bottle´´ by Martha Garvey ´´Experimental Writer Gets Sucked Off in a Field´´ by Robert Gluck ´´Sour Berry Juice´´ by Shu-Huei Henrickson ´´It´s Never Too Late in New York´´ by Nelson George ´´Brontitis´´ by Maria Dahvana Headley ´´Robots of the World, Unite!´´ by Karl Iagnemma ´´The Bounty of Summer´´ by Carol Queen ´´Charles Sykes´ Spirit of Ecstasy´´ by P.S. Haven ´´Surviving Darwin´´ by Alicia Gifford Previously published as Best American Erotica 2005. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright, Nelson George, Lenore Zann, Daleena Valdatti, and Ax Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/000033de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Some of the smartest erotic stories in the world just happen to be written by lesbians, women who changed the face of erotic lit. Susie Bright, founding editor of On Our Backs, Herotica, and the Best American Erotica series, presents a collection of lesbian sex lives that speak fearlessly, through every taboo, without any apologies. Writers like Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, Greta Christina, and Peggy Munson name names, get as close to any woman as they dare, and relish every deep stroke of their erotic pens…. There’s no holding back between women with one thing on their minds. Includes: ´´Ellen, From Chicago´´ by Pat Williams, read by Pamella D´Pella ´´PG Diary´´ by Linda Hooper, read by Theo McKell ´´The Perfect Fit´´ by Katya Andreevna, read by Judith Smiley ´´Behind the Mask´´ by Serena Moloch, read by Gabrielle de Cuir ´´From Licking Our Wounds´´ by Elise D´Haene, read by Theo McKell ´´The Manicure´´ by Nell Carberry, read by Theo McKell ´´The Agent´´ by Jess Wells, read by Kathe Mazur ´´Casting Couch´´ by Serena Moloch, read by Theo McKell and Kathe Mazur ´´Penny Candy´´ by Andy Mathis, ready by Gabrielle de Cuir ´´Back Hand´´ by Ernie Cornick, read by Judith Smiley ´´The Babysitter´´ by Martha Miller, read by Gabrielle de Cuir ´´Hombrecito´´ by Miriam Gurba, read by Gabrielle de Cuir ´´What She Did with Her Hands´´ by Dorothy Allison, read by Candace Tate ´´Vegan Lesbian Boarding School Hookers in Bondage´´ by Lisa Montanarelli, read by Elenna Stauffer View From The Fourteenth Floor´´ by Greta Christina, read by Deleena Valdatti ´´Loved It and Set It Free´´ by Lisa Montanarelli, read by Lenore Zann ´´Fairgrounds´´ by Peggy Munson, read by Alyson Silverman ´´Paradise City´´ by Bianca James, read by Elenna Stauffer ´´Tennessee´´ by Patrice Suncircle, read by Pamella D´Pella ´´Story of O Birthday Party´´ by Susie Bright, read by Sus... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pamela D´Pella, Theo McKell, Kathe Mazur, Gabrielle de Cuir, Judith Smiley, Candace Tate, Elena Stauffer, Deleena Valdatti. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003892de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.