Doctor Who: The Blood Cell

Author: James Goss

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0804140936

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"Release the Doctor - or the killing will start." An asteroid in the furthest reaches of space - the most secure prison for the most dangerous of criminals. The Governor is responsible for the worst fraudsters and the cruellest murderers. So he's certainly not impressed by the arrival of the man they're calling the most dangerous criminal in the quadrant. Or, as he prefers to be known, the Doctor. What does impress the Governor is the way the new prisoner immediately sets about trying to escape. And keeps trying. Finally, he sends for the Doctor and asks him why? But the answer surprises even the Governor. And then there's the threat - unless the Governor listens to the Doctor, a lot of people will die. Who is the Doctor and what's he really doing here? Why does he want to help the Governor? And who is the young woman who comes every day to visit him, only to be turned away by the guards? When the killing finally starts, the Governor begins to get his answers...
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The Blood Cell

Author: James Goss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0804140928

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 4965

The Doctor is the newest inmate at the most secure prison in the universe and immediately starts trying to escape; the Governor, the man responsible for the entire prison, sets out to find out why.
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Doctor Who: Big Bang Generation

Author: Gary Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1101905816

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 696

Christmas 2015, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Imagine everyone's suprise when a time portal opens up in Sydney Cove. Imagine their shock as a massive pyramid now sits beside the Harbour Bridge, glowing with energy. Imagine their fear as Cyrus "the mobster" Glob, Professor Horace Jaanson and alien assassin Kik arrive. Finally imagine everyone's dismay when a bunch of con artists turn up to spring their greatest grift yet.
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Doctor Who: The Dalek Generation

Author: Nicholas Briggs

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0385346751

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 1701

A thrilling, all-new adventure featuring the Doctor as played by Matt Smith in the spectacular hit series from BBC Television "The Sunlight Worlds Offer You A Life of Comfort and Plenty. Apply now at the Dalek Foundation." Sunlight 349 is one of countless Dalek Foundation worlds, planets created to house billions suffering from economic hardship. The Doctor arrives at Sunlight 349, suspicious of any world where the Daleks are apparently a force for good – and determined to find out the truth. The Doctor knows they have a far more sinister plan – but how can he convince those who have lived under the benevolence of the Daleks for a generation? But convince them he must, and soon. For on another Foundation planet, archaeologists have unearthed the most dangerous technology in the universe...
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Engines of War

Author: George Mann

Publisher: Doctor Who (BBC)

ISBN: 0553447661

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 8521

The Doctor does not like to remember the version of himself that lived during the Time Wars, when he crashed on the planet Moldox, where the Dalek took humans prisoner, and he joined forces with a young Dalek hunter, Cinder.
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Doctor Who: Silhouette (12th Doctor Novel)

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1785942387

Category:

Page: 256

View: 8300

oVastra and Strax and Jenny? Oh no, we don't need to bother them. Trust me.o Marlowe Hapworth is found dead in his locked study, killed by an unknown assailant. This is a case for the Great Detective, Madame Vastra. Rick Bellamy, bare-knuckle boxer, has the life drawn out of him by a figure dressed as an undertaker. This angers Strax the Sontaran. The Carnival of Curiosities, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers. This is where Jenny Flint looks for answers. How are these things connected? And what does Orestes Milton, rich industrialist, have to do with it all? As the Doctor and Clara joint the hunt for thr truth they find themselves thrust into a world where nothing and no one are what they seem.
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Doctor Who: The Legends of Ashildr

Author: Justin Richards,James Goss,David Llewellyn,Jenny T Colgan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473530415

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4954

Ashildr, a young Viking girl, died helping the Doctor and Clara to save the village she loved. And for her heroism, the Doctor used alien technology to bring her back to life. Ashildr is now immortal – The Woman Who Lived. Since that day, Ashildr has kept journals to chronicle her extraordinary life. The Legends of Ashildr is a glimpse of some of those stories: the terrors she has faced, the battles she has won, and the treasures she has found. These are tales of a woman who lived longer than she should ever have lived – and lost more than she can even remember. An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor as played by Peter Capaldi, and Ashildr as played by Maisie Williams.
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Doctor Who: Shada

The Lost Adventures by Douglas Adams

Author: Gareth Roberts

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425261166

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4524

Based on scripts written by Douglas Adams for the television series Dr. Who that were never produced.
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My Own Country

A Doctor's Story

Author: Abraham Verghese

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679752927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

View: 455

A young doctor of eastern Tennessee describes the town's first introduction to the AIDS virus, which preceded a disturbing epidemic and introduced the doctor to many unique people
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Doctor Who: City of Death

Author: Douglas Adams,James Goss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425283917

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2435

Based on the beloved Doctor Who episode of the same name by Douglas Adams, the hilarious and brilliant author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes City of Death... The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris--a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all of its own. Especially if you visit during one of the vintage years. But the TARDIS takes them to 1979, a year whose vintage is soured by cracks in the very fabric of time itself. Soon they are embroiled in an alien scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race, and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth. It's up to the Doctor and Romana to thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni--all twelve of him--if the human race has any chance of survival. But then, the Doctor's holidays tend to turn out a bit like this.
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Doctor Who: Deep Time

Author: Trevor Baxendale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1101905794

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7083

The Phaeron travelled among the stars using roads made from time and space, when humans discover the last Phaeron road the Doctor and Clara join an expedition to see where the road leads.
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Author: Rebecca Skloot

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307589385

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 918

Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.
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Silhouette

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Doctor Who (BBC)

ISBN: 080414088X

Category: Fiction

Page: 245

View: 9810

The Doctor and his friends find themselves thrust into the middle of a murder mystery involving detective Madame Vastra, a collection of bizarre and fascinating sideshows and performers, Jenny Flint, and rich industrialist Orestes Milton. Can they unravel the truth before the most dangerous weapon ever developed is unleashed on London?
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Doctor Who: The Wheel of Ice

Author: Stephen Baxter

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144814115X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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The Wheel. A ring of ice and steel around a moon of Saturn, and home to a mining colony supplying Earth. It’s a bad place to grow up. The colony has been plagued by problems and there are stories of mysterious creatures glimpsed aboard the Wheel. Many of the younger workers refuse to go down the warren-like mines anymore. And then young Phee Laws, surfing Saturn’s rings, saves an enigmatic blue box from destruction. Aboard the Wheel, the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe find themselves caught in a mystery that goes right back to the creation of the solar system. A mystery that could kill them all.
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Doctor Who: The Crawling Terror

Author: Mike Tucker

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 080414091X

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 2529

"Well, I doubt you'll ever see a bigger insect." Gabby Nichols is putting her son to bed when she hears her daughter cry out. 'Mummy there's a daddy longlegs in my room!' Then the screaming starts... Alan Travers is heading home from the pub when something rushes his face - a spider's web. Then something huge and deadly lumbers from the shadows... Kevin Alperton is on his way to school when he is attacked by a mosquito. A big one. Then things get dangerous. But it isn't the dead man cocooned inside a huge mass of web that worries the Doctor. It isn't the swarming, mutated insects that make him nervous. It isn't an old man's garbled memories of past dangers that intrigue him. With the village cut off from the outside world, and the insects becoming more and more dangerous, the Doctor knows that no one is safe. Not unless he can decode the strange symbols engraved on an ancient stone circle, and unravel a mystery dating back to the Second World War.
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Doctor Who: Dead of Winter

Author: James Goss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446416526

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8544

In a remote clinic in 18th century Italy, a lonely girl writes to her mother. She tells of pale English aristocrats and mysterious Russian nobles. She tells of intrigues and secrets, and strange faceless figures that rise up from the sea. And she tells about the enigmatic Mrs Pond, who arrives with her husband and her trusted physician. What the girl doesn't tell her mother is the truth that everyone at the clinic knows and no one says – that the only people who come here do so to die. An adventure set in 18th century Italy, featuring the Eleventh Doctor as played by Matt Smith and his companions Amy and Rory.
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Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Author: Philip Yancey,Paul Brand

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310861993

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2499

Mysterious, intricate, pulsing with energy...The human body is an endlessly fascinating repository of secrets. The miracle of the skin, the strength and structure of the bones, the dynamic balance of the muscles . . .your physical being is knit according to a pattern of incredible purpose. In Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, renowned surgeon Dr. Paul Brand and best-selling writer Philip Yancey explore the human body. Join them in a remarkable journey through inner space -- a spellbinding world of cells, systems, and chemistry that bears the impress of a still deeper, unseen reality. This Gold medallion Award-winning book uncovers eternal statements that God has made in the very structure of our bodies, presenting captivating insights into the Body of Christ.
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Bad Blood

Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Author: John Carreyrou

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 1524731668

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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A National Bestseller "Chilling…Reads like a West Coast version of All the President’s Men." —The New York Times Book Review The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the multibillion-dollar biotech startup, by the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end, despite pressure from its charismatic CEO and threats by her lawyers. In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup "unicorn" promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
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How Doctors Think

Author: Jerome Groopman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547348636

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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On average, a physician will interrupt a patient describing her symptoms within eighteen seconds. In that short time, many doctors decide on the likely diagnosis and best treatment. Often, decisions made this way are correct, but at crucial moments they can also be wrong -- with catastrophic consequences. In this myth-shattering book, Jerome Groopman pinpoints the forces and thought processes behind the decisions doctors make. Groopman explores why doctors err and shows when and how they can -- with our help -- avoid snap judgments, embrace uncertainty, communicate effectively, and deploy other skills that can profoundly impact our health. This book is the first to describe in detail the warning signs of erroneous medical thinking and reveal how new technologies may actually hinder accurate diagnoses. How Doctors Think offers direct, intelligent questions patients can ask their doctors to help them get back on track. Groopman draws on a wealth of research, extensive interviews with some of the country’s best doctors, and his own experiences as a doctor and as a patient. He has learned many of the lessons in this book the hard way, from his own mistakes and from errors his doctors made in treating his own debilitating medical problems. How Doctors Think reveals a profound new view of twenty-first-century medical practice, giving doctors and patients the vital information they need to make better judgments together.
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