This is the trusted resource for working artists and art students written by the leading authority on these health hazards. Whether you work in painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, textiles, computer, or children’s art, this is the only reference book that covers all the dangers associated with metals, minerals, and chemicals. With illustrations throughout, this first aid book shows how to treat injuries and work with proper caution while still being creative. Updates include new ventilation, photo processing, and computer systems. Whether you are a beginner or professional, this is a must for every school, art studio, and home.
In recent years, stories of reckless lawyers and greedy citizens have given the legal system, and victims in general, a bad name. Many Americans have come to believe that we live in the land of the litigious, where frivolous lawsuits and absurdly high settlements reign. Scholars have argued for years that this common view of the depraved ruin of our civil legal system is a myth, but their research and statistics rarely make the news. William Haltom and Michael McCann here persuasively show how popularized distorted understandings of tort litigation (or tort tales) have been perpetuated by the mass media and reform proponents. Distorting the Law lays bare how media coverage has sensationalized lawsuits and sympathetically portrayed corporate interests, supporting big business and reinforcing negative stereotypes of law practices. Based on extensive interviews, nearly two decades of newspaper coverage, and in-depth studies of the McDonald's coffee case and tobacco litigation, Distorting the Law offers a compelling analysis of the presumed litigation crisis, the campaign for tort law reform, and the crucial role the media play in this process.
Revised and fully updated, Artist Beware may well be the most important book an artist can own or that instructors can recommend to their students. It is a thorough and highly detailed examination of the hazards of working with art and craft materials, and of the precautions one should take to ensure good health and safety. The book provides full analyses of how gases, liquids, vapors, dusts, and fumes can harm the artist, and studies all aspects of safety in the studio, including the care, handling, and disposal of materials, the use of various kinds of protective equipment, and possible physical hazards. Includes new information on: the new exposure limits of chemicals health clinics in the United States and Canada where artists can be treated for art-related illnesses new, safer products available to printmakers health hazards associated with computer art and much more Students, professional artists, and craftspeople alike will appreciate the possibly lifesaving information available in this indispensable volume. Michael McCann, PhD, CIH, is one of the world's leading authorities on health hazards in the arts. He is also the author of Health Hazards: Manual for Artists.
Why was I born? What am I here for? Where am I going? How do I get there? What is my destiny? How can I make a difference with my life? These are the questions that trouble us, haunt us and leave us seeking for answers. With the many paths, turns and detours we can make in our lifetime, we need God's guidance to successfully maximize our journey. The Prayer inspired Life will enlighten you to tune into God's divine compass & navigate you to achieve and fulfill your life's purpose on earth. This book will help you understand how to communicate with God through effective prayer and receive guidance and direction in every area of your life. The Bible says, "I am a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not far a God afar off" and also "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shall go: I will guide thee with mine eye." The Prayer Driven Life will cause you to become driven to seek This counsel, learn His nature, and follow His guidance as He divinely guides you
In his new book, America's foremost naturopathic doctor, Dr. Michael McCann, offers a nutritional model that has not been fully pursued by the medical community. Alternative Therapies for HIV/AIDS offers ideas that have proven effective with some people suffering from HIV and/or AIDS. Dr. McCann's book does not purport to provide a cure, but it provides hope toward enhancing quality of life and extending lives.
This pioneering collection examines tort law as a cultural phenomenon, drawing on the theories and methods of law, sociology, political science, and anthropology and comparative cases across the United States, Europe, and Asia.