Swallow


Author: Stephen Savage
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404245761
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Introduces swallows, discussing their physical characteristics, habitat, life cycle, food, hunting and migration habits, and predators.

SWALLOW

Die Wahrheit ...
Author: Kathrin Pirolla
Publisher: Satzweiss.com
ISBN: 3944815726
Category: Fiction
Page: 292
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Alicia Hollten, Jahrgang 1979, ist Geschäftsfrau einer am Markt etablierten Online-Agentur. Das Buch enthält ihre brisante Geschichte, den Aufstieg einer Frau in der Geschäftswelt die bereit war „mehr zu tun“ als das was normal ist, um erfolgreich zu sein. Schonungslos ehrlich und teilweise auch schockierend gibt sie Einblicke in ihre privaten und geschäftlichen Beziehungen und zeigt, wie weit eine Ehefrau und Mutter, auch sexuell, bereit ist zu gehen, um ihren finanziellen Beitrag für ihre Familie zu leisten. Heiße Spielereien, Demütigungen, Erpressung, aufgezwungene sexuelle Fantasien, Geld und Erfolg entwickeln sich im Laufe dieser Geschichte zu einem einzigartigen Geschäftsmodell, welches sicherlich, kontrovers betrachtet nach Lektüre dieses Buches von Männern und Frauen gleichsam diskutiert werden wird. Ist das, nicht nur im Business, wirklich die Realität zwischen Mann und Frau?

Coloniality in the Cliff Swallow

The Effect of Group Size on Social Behavior
Author: Charles R. Brown,Mary Bomberger Brown
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226076263
Category: Nature
Page: 566
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Many animal species live and breed in colonies. Although biologists have documented numerous costs and benefits of group living, such as increased competition for limited resources and more pairs of eyes to watch for predators, they often still do not agree on why coloniality evolved in the first place. Drawing on their twelve-year study of a population of cliff swallows in Nebraska, the Browns investigate twenty-six social and ecological costs and benefits of coloniality, many never before addressed in a systematic way for any species. They explore how these costs and benefits are reflected in reproductive success and survivorship, and speculate on the evolution of cliff swallow coloniality. This work, the most comprehensive and detailed study of vertebrate coloniality to date, will be of interest to all who study social animals, including behavioral ecologists, population biologists, ornithologists, and parasitologists. Its focus on the evolution of coloniality will also appeal to evolutionary biologists and to psychologists studying decision making in animals.

Swallow


Author: Angela Turner
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780235593
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Known as heralds of spring and beautiful, elegant flyers, swallows are among the most beloved of familiar birds. Because they return with the spring, swallows, as Angela Turner explains, have long been associated with the renewal of life, love, fidelity, and fertility, while their ability to travel incredible distances has given them associations with freedom and speed. That freedom, however, hasn’t kept them from becoming familiar figures in towns and cities. They often seem to even seek out human company—for example, barn swallows are known for nesting in our buildings and purple martins in our back yards. Destruction of their natural habitat, however, has proved dangerous to some species of swallow, and recent years have seen some populations dwindling to the point of near-extinction. Turner outlines the reasons for these declines as part of her engaging account of the natural and cultural history of this beloved bird.

Swallow Summer


Author: Charles Robert Brown
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261457
Category: Science
Page: 371
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Discusses the behavior of the cliff swallow

Swallow Barn

Or, A Sojourn in the Old Dominion
Author: John Pendleton Kennedy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American fiction
Page: N.A
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Let's Swallow Switzerland!

Hitler's Plans Against the Swiss Confederation
Author: Klaus Urner,Ge N. Alexander M. Haig,Alexander M. Haig, Jr.
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739102558
Category: History
Page: 200
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Klaus Urner has discovered proof that Hitler wanted to "rub out" Switzerland. The planned occupation of the country was, however, postponed for a short time and in the end did not materialize. Switzerland was the only country in Western Europe that did not suffer military invasion in World War II. It made itself indispensable to both sides and survived in the eye of the hurricane that was Nazi aggression. "Let's Swallow Switzerland", including archival photographs, original color maps, and reprints of secret documents, sets new standards for the investigation of this important chapter of twentieth-century history.

The Swallow

A Ghost Story
Author: Charis Cotter
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1770495932
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 320
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In 1960s Toronto, two girls retreat to their attics to escape the loneliness and isolation of their lives. Polly lives in a house bursting at the seams with people, while Rose is often left alone by her busy parents. Polly is a down-to-earth dreamer with a wild imagination and an obsession with ghosts; Rose is a quiet, ethereal waif with a sharp tongue. Despite their differences, both girls spend their days feeling invisible and seek solace in books and the cozy confines of their respective attics. But soon they discover they aren't alone--they're actually neighbors, sharing a wall. They develop an unlikely friendship, and Polly is ecstatic to learn that Rose can actually see and talk to ghosts. Maybe she will finally see one too! But is there more to Rose than it seems? Why does no one ever talk to her? And why does she look so... ghostly? When the girls find a tombstone with Rose's name on it in the cemetery and encounter an angry spirit in her house who seems intent on hurting Polly, they have to unravel the mystery of Rose and her strange family... before it's too late.

Don't Swallow Your Gum!

Myths, Half-Truths, and Outright Lies About Your Body and Health
Author: Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, MD, MS,Dr. Rachel C. Vreeman, MD
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429969499
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 240
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People have more access to medical information than ever before, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and health that are just plain wrong. DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies. Entries dispel the following myths and more: - You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day - Chewing gum stays in your stomach for seven years - You can catch poison ivy from someone who has it - If you drop food on the floor and pick it up within five seconds, it's safe to eat - Strangers have poisoned kids' Halloween candy With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, DON'T SWALLOW YOUR GUM is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about our health and well-being.

Swallow

Foreign Bodies, Their Ingestion, Inspiration, and the Curious Doctor Who Extracted Them
Author: Mary Cappello
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586350
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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Product Description An American half-dollar. A beaded crucifix. Tooth roots shaped like a tiny pair of pants. A padlock. Scads of peanut kernels and scores of safety pins. A metallic letter Z. A toy goat and tin steering wheel. A Perfect Attendance Pin. One of the most popular attractions in Philadelphia's world-famous Mütter Museum is the Chevalier Jackson Foreign Body Collection: a beguiling set of drawers filled with thousands of items that had been swallowed or inhaled, then extracted nonsurgically by a pioneering laryngologist using rigid instruments of his own design. How do people's mouths, lungs, and stomachs end up filled with inedible things, and what do they become once arranged in Jackson's aura-laden cabinet? What drove Dr. Chevalier Jackson's peculiar obsession not only with removing foreign bodies from people’s upper torsos but also with saving and cataloging the items that he retrieved? Animating the space between interest and terror, curiosity and dread, award-winning author Mary Cappello explores what seems beyond understanding: the physiology of the human swallow, and the poignant and baffling psychology that compels people to ingest non-nutritive things. On a quest to restore the narratives that haunt Jackson’s uncanny collection, she discovers that all things are secretly edible. Combining original research with a sympathetic and evocative sensibility, Cappello uncovers a history of racism and violence, of forced ingestion and "hysteria," of class and poverty that left children to bank their family’s last quarters in their mouths. Here, the seemingly disparate but equally marvelous worlds of the circus and the medical amphitheater meet in characters ranging from sword swallowers and women who lunched on hardware to the sensitive, bullied boy who grew up to be the father of endoscopy. Advance Praise "Swallow is a surprising and original work. It is biography on the slant, a meditation that transcends boundaries and genres, written with scholarship, humor, and panache. I urge you to take this journey." —Ricky Jay "I was astonished and delighted—grabbed by the throat, indeed—by this most remarkable book, which took me down a thousand little red lanes, and laid out in excruciating and fascinating detail all those myriad of items—corks to safety pins to draughts of lye and three-foot swords—that have managed to pass down there too. It is a wonderful and bizarre book: gorge yourself on it, and gulp.” —Simon Winchester, author of Atlantic: The Biography of an Ocean "Swallow is a wonderful, intriguing book, a fascinating glimpse into a true medical pioneer and a life's work. Mary Cappello delves into what it means to ingest things we weren’t meant to eat, and how the line between our bodies and foreign bodies can sometimes blur. Every object tells a story, and the stories here are marvelous." —Colin Dickey, author of Crankiolepty: Grave Robbing and the Search for Genius About the Author Mary Cappello's three previous books of literary nonfiction are Awkward, a Los Angeles Times bestseller; Called Back, a critical memoir on cancer that won a ForeWord Book of the Year Award and an Independent Publisher Book Award; and the memoir Night Bloom. A recipient of the Bechtel Prize for Educating the Imagination from Teachers and Writers Collaborative and the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, she is a former Fulbright lecturer at the Gorky Literary Institute (Moscow) and currently a professor of English and creative writing at the University of Rhode Island. She lives in Providence.

Swallow

Poems
Author: Miranda Field
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547561653
Category: Poetry
Page: 64
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From the microcosmic wilderness of an overgrown back yard to the cool, glassed-in exhibits in a natural history museum, Swallow swoops and darts, tangling the lines we draw between the wild and the cultivated. In her debut collection, Miranda Field explores a world composed equally of shadow and substance, filled not just with beauty but also with a kind of savage experience. But Swallow is more than a crisscrossing of boundaries. It is an imperative, a dare: Go ahead, do as Eve did; let hunger take you wherever it will. According to James Longenbach, these poems are "too beautifully made to idealize freedom, too much in love with vicissitude to idealize beauty. Read these poems, enter them, and be hungry forever."

Swallow

A Tale of the Great Trek
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775458903
Category: Fiction
Page: 357
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Raised in near-isolation in South Africa, a young Dutch girl named Swallow spends her days gazing upon the sea and dreaming of a happier life filled with friends, family and love. Soon, her daydreams begin to become reality in ways she could never have imagined possible. Ranking among H. Rider Haggard's best novels, Swallow deftly combines romance, historical detail, and adventure.

The Barn Swallow


Author: Angela Turner
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408133288
Category: Science
Page: 256
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The Barn Swallow is a familiar and popular bird throughout the world. It is one of the most widely distributed bird species, breeding in North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa and wintering in South America, southern Africa, southern Asia and even northern Australia. Its habit of nesting close to human habitation has made this elegant bird a part of farmyard and village life and a welcome herald of spring. This book examines all aspects of the life of this endearing bird, with chapters on its flying skills and feeding habits, mate choice, breeding strategies, nest sites, eggs and incubation, nestling rearing, productivity and survival, migratory behaviour and population dynamics. It also considers changes in populations and behaviour in relation to intensive agriculture and climate change. The Barn Swallow is both engaging and authoritative; birdwatchers will enjoy amazing insights into the life of the species, such as the importance of tail feathers when finding a mate, or the sinister way that some birds kill of the chicks of rivals. Academic scholars will appreciate the book's broad overview of current research on this species.

The Yale Swallow Protocol

An Evidence-Based Approach to Decision Making
Author: Steven B. Leder,Debra M. Suiter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331905113X
Category: Medical
Page: 157
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The Yale Swallow Protocol is an evidence-based protocol that is the only screening instrument that both identifies aspiration risk and, when passed, is able to recommend specific oral diets without the need for further instrumental dysphagia testing. Based upon research by Drs. Steven B. Leder and Debra M. Suiter, an easily administered, reliable and validated swallow screening protocol was developed and can be used by speech-language pathologists, nurses, otolaryngologists, oncologists, neurologists, intensivists and physicians assistants. In addition, the protocol can be used in a variety of environments, including acute care, rehabilitation and nursing homes. The Yale Swallow Protocol meets all of the criteria necessary for a successful screening test, including being simple to administer, cross-disciplinary, cost effective, acceptable to patients and able to identify the target attribute by giving a positive finding when aspiration risk is present and a negative finding when aspiration risk is absent. Additionally, early and accurate identification of aspiration risk can significantly reduce health-care costs associated with recognized prandial aspiration.

Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism


Author: Kim Corbin-Lewis,Julie M. Liss
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305175972
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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This complete, concise guide enables graduate students in speech-language pathology to apply their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production to the study of normal deglutition and dysphagia. The text examines the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal components of the swallow mechanism, identifying both normal structure and morphology and structural and physiologic abnormalities. The Second Edition has been carefully updated to reflect current evidence and evolving theoretical frameworks for a wide range of diagnostic and treatment approaches, as well as the analytical process needed to effectively evaluate current and future research results. The text also features new material on neurological control, motor control, and learning, in addition to information on new technology and treatment techniques, such as electrical stimulation, free water protocols, Shaker exercises, and use of the National Dysphagia Diet. New and revised images clearly and consistently illustrate critical concepts of anatomy and physiology. The authors' conversational writing style makes even complex material more engaging and easier to master and apply. This comprehensive, yet highly approachable text equips students to apply a systematic line of inquiry and evidence-based practice to diagnose and manage dysphagia accurately and efficiently. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Swallow the Air


Author: Tara Winch
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702250562
Category: Fiction
Page: 216
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In 2006, Tara June Winch's startling debut Swallow the Air was published to acclaim. Its poetic yet visceral style announced the arrival a fresh and exciting new talent. This 10th anniversary edition celebrates its important contribution to Australian literature. When May's mother dies suddenly, she and her brother Billy are taken in by Aunty. However, their loss leaves them both searching for their place in a world that doesn't seem to want them. While Billy takes his own destructive path, May sets out to find her father and her Aboriginal identity. Her journey leads her from the Australian east coast to the far north, but it is the people she meets, not the destinations, that teach her what it is to belong. Swallow the Air is an unforgettable story of living in a torn world and finding the thread to help sew it back together.

How to Swallow a Pig


Author: Robert Priest
Publisher: ECW Press
ISBN: 1554902541
Category: Fiction
Page: 144
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This collection of Robert Priest's short prose includes bizarre sexual parables, hilarious science fiction, fables, text-tangles, dirty stories, lush love letters, re-visionary fairy tales, predictions, strange new games, dream transcripts, and a complete handbook of absurdist instructions, including one on the dangerous arts of pig-swallowing.

Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook

Over 150 Tasty and Nutritious Recipes for People Who Have Difficulty Swallowing
Author: Paula Sullivan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544186249
Category: Cooking
Page: 260
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Delicious and nourishing recipes that are easy to eat and swallow The simple act of eating is a challenge for millions of people whose ability to chew and swallow has been compromised by the debilitating effects of age or disease. The Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook presents a collection of more than 150 nutritious recipes that make eating enjoyable and satisfying for anyone who has difficulty chewing or swallowing. It also shares helpful tips and techniques to make eating easier for the elderly and those with such diseases as Parkinson's, AIDS, or head and neck cancers.

The Case of the Glacier Park Swallow

Juliet Stone Mystery #2
Author: Dina Anastasio
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart
ISBN: 1461711975
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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An injured swallow leads Juliet to expose an international drug smuggling ring. First book in the Juliet Stone Mystery series: The Case of the Grand Canyon Eagle. Ages 10 and up