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review 2022-02-24 23:15
Zakazana bakteria. Tajemnica zdrowia
Zakazana bakteria. Tajemnica zdrowia - Witold Kowalewski,Dilanyan Edward Karlenovich
Opracowanie odpowiada głównie na pytania: co to jest mikrobiom? Jakie są przyczyny i skutki zaburzeń mikrobioty jelitowej oraz co to jest "Narine"? Jakie są jego właściwości i metody podawania tego probiotyku. Poza tym znajdziemy tu odpowiedzi na pytanie co to są bakterie z rodziny Lactobacillaceae, czym się charakteryzują i jakie mają zalety.

Autorzy wymieniają wskazania i przeciwwskazania do stosowania produktów "Narine" oraz skutki uboczne wynikające z przyjmowania probiotyku. Spory rozdział poświęcono na przedstawienie wniosków z badań nad podawaniem preparatu w danej grupie kontrolnej.

W oparciu o te badania, w opracowaniu ukazano korzystny wpływ przyjmowania "Narine" w chorobach onkologicznych w antybiotykoterapii, w chorobach ginekologicznych, w leczeniu cukrzycy insulinozależnej, alergii, przy schorzeniach immunologicznych, w leczeniu zakażeń gronkowcem, w chorobach wywołanych działaniem promieni radiacyjno-termicznych, w profilaktyce pooperacyjnej, w zapaleniu pępka u noworodków, w chorobach wątroby i trzustki, w hipercholesterolemii, w chorobie refluksowej przełyku. Ponadto badania wykazały skuteczność probiotyku "Narine" w kosmetologii oraz leczeniu paradontozy.

Opracowanie. niektórych rozdziałach napisano w mało przystępny sposób. Zwłaszcza jeśli chodzi o część poświęconą ukazaniu skuteczności probiotyku poprzedzoną badaniami klinicznymi. Nie zawsze da się przeczytać te rozdziały w całości jeśli nie jest się szczególnie zainteresowanym, którymś z rozdziałów. Sądzę, że nie każdy przebrnie przez niektóre naukowe zagadnienia. Sama, nie będąc laikiem w kwestii medycznej, opuszczałam sporą część wyjaśnień, a skupiałam się bardziej na wynikach i wnioskach, aniżeli na samym opisie grup badawczych. Co nie jest oczywiście minusem dla opracowania.

Za najbardziej interesującą uznaję tą część książki, w której omówiono co to jest ta bakteria z rodziny o nazwie Lactobacillaceae oraz ogólne informacje o samym probiotyku i jego korzystnym wpływie na organizm. Choć w niektórych fragmentach miałam nieodparte wrażenie, że to czysta reklama produktu mająca pisać w samych superlatywach. Właśnie najbardziej dało się to odczuć w części dotyczącej badań.
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review 2020-07-28 02:47
The Clockwork Universe by Edward Dolnick
The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World - Edward Dolnick

If you want an accessible history of early modern mathematics, this is the book for you. The marketing is off, as if the author changed course about a third of the way through but neglected to inform his publishers or, for that matter, alter the first third of the book. It’s presented as a history of English science in the late 17th century, and the first third focuses on fairly simplistic scene-setting. Other reviewers have rightly pointed out that the speeches of Jonathan Edwards—an 18th century New England preacher descended from people who left England due to intolerance of their extreme religious views—should not be pointed to as an articulation of “standard doctrine” in England decades earlier, and this sort of thing calls the author’s sweeping statements about religion into question.

That said, eventually Dolnick tosses aside his shackles and digs into what really interests him, which is a history of math, particularly how mathematical discoveries were viewed in a religious context and why the invention/discovery of calculus was so important. This is actually quite readable and engaging, and short chapters and diagrams make the math pretty digestible for the intelligent reader who may not remember much from school. (I actually felt like it was a little bit too simplistic. My memories of high school calculus were barely jogged.) Interestingly, the math focus means that except for Newton, the people Dolnick focuses on are largely not English: Leibniz, Kepler, Galileo, and Descartes all have their turn in the spotlight. Since English-language histories of science are so Anglocentric generally, this was both great, in that I learned a little about people I hadn’t read much about, and frustrating, in that why drag us through 100 pages of English history first if this is where we’re going? Why not get the context of these other countries, presumably less familiar to most English-speaking readers, instead?

But okay. It’s a readable history of math, with some pretty interesting details. I didn’t know, for instance, that Descartes invented the idea of plotting change on a graph in the 17th century or what a breakthrough this was. Or about the way credulity, at the time, was seen by thinkers as a sign of intelligence, apparently as contrasted with hidebound peasants who refused to believe anything they didn’t see with their own eyes. (Naturally, this resulted in the thinkers believing some wacky things.) It’s not the book I would recommend if you actually want to read about late 17th century science, since it barely touches anything non-mathematical, so for other subjects, try Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution instead. But it’s a quick read and I don’t regret reading it.

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text 2020-06-26 00:40
Reading progress update: I've read 64 out of 376 pages.
Selected Poems - W.H. Auden,Edward Mendelson

Well, I somehow got sucked into this tonight.

I hope to share a few lines tomorrow when I have a real keyboard at my disposal. Typing on the kindle is always more hassle than it's worth.

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review 2020-06-09 15:23
War on Christmas
War on Christmas - Edward Lorn

by Edward Lorn


This collection includes all three Christmas stories by Edward Lorn.


The Naughty List

In which we learn that Santa's elves have their evil counterparts at the North Pole, called Naughties.


Deck the Halls

In which we work out that these three stories are a continuing story and several Christmas myths are woven together to create an original alternative world where Santa, or Sinter Klaus, deals with Krampus, the Naughties, and a host of toys gone bad in Toyland. This one ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, but in the combined volume, the story continues!


Beyond the Gates of Toyland

Completes the series. I found believability stretched a little in this one but the mythology added to the mix was certainly an original idea.


The writing in these was good and the stories drew me in despite my trepidation of reading an author who is known for extreme Horror. While the content was undoubedly Horror, there was nothing in this to squick my boundaries so it was a good first Lorn read for me.


As alternative Christmas stories go, I would actually recommend this for fans of Horror fiction. Don't expect a nicey-nice Holiday story though, that's not the goal here.

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review 2020-06-01 14:27
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - Nathaniel Philbrick,Edward Herrmann

by Nathaniel Philbrick


This is a seafaring story based on the records of a real whaling ship, The Essex, which was the basis of the story Moby Dick. It's about a ship that actually was attacked by a whale, as recorded in the ship's log and private notes written by a cabin boy.


My first impressions of the story were very positive. The narrative seemed to find the right balance between moving the story forward at a relaxed pace and filling in technical information that would allow the reader to appreciate the mechanics of operating an old style sailing ship and the value of an experienced crew. Unfortunately much of this crew lacked that experience and response time when they hit a storm made all the difference.


The quality held up all through and the trials and privations of shipwrecked sailors became disturbingly familiar, Even the difficulties the survivors had when they returned to civilization hit home in a way that only comes of very effective writing. I felt as if I had been there and gone through all that they had experienced.


Knowing that this is a true story and learning about the customs and daily lives of the sailors was fascinating to say the least. Despite the unpleasant situations, I really enjoyed the read. I came out of it feeling like I had lived in Nantucket in its glory days of the whaling industry, like I'd sailed on a whaling ship, and like I had experienced the horrors of living day to day, adrift at sea. You can ask for more from a story based on facts.

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