Cerpen di dalam buku ini merupakan perjalanan Dr. Fahd Razy dari awal melihat dunia di sebalik kot putih. Tragedi, sedih, panik, kasih, aneh, dan humor. Ini bukan cerita muluk-muluk atau hero. Kerana begitulah realiti manusia tanpa dibaluti uniform atau tag nama.
Setiap kisah menyedarkan dan memberi pengajaran. Kita dapat memahami serba sedikit pengalaman kerjaya seorang doktor melalui cerpen-cerpen pada bahagian hadapan buku. Juga ada situasi comel dan kelakar antara pesakit dan doktor pada bahagian seterusnya.
Begitulah rutinnya. Menjadi seorang doktor seringkali terdedah kepada harapan tinggi dan tidak rasional masyarakat. Kita lupa bahawa di sebalik kot putih itu cuma manusia biasa.
Meet the Lotterys: a unique and diverse family featuring four parents, seven kids and five pets – all living happily together in their big old house, Camelottery.
Nine-year-old Sumac is the organizer of the family and is looking forward to a long summer of fun. But when their grumpy and intolerant grandad comes to stay, everything is turned upside down. How will Sumac and her family manage with another person to add to their hectic lives?
The Lotterys Plus One, bestselling author Emma Donoghue’s first novel for children, features black-and-white illustrations throughout and is funny, charming and full of heart.
With his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose.
From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the heavens above, to a world where angelic visitations are a wondrous and terrifying part of everyday life; from a neural modification that eliminates the appeal of physical beauty, to an alien language that challenges our very perception of time and reality. . .
Chiang’s rigorously imagined fantasia invites us to question our understanding of the universe and our place in it.
Author：James Patterson And Chris Grabenstein
James Patterson’s high-octane sci-fi adventure series comes to a white-knuckle conclusion in the final battle that Daniel X has been waiting for his entire life. In this sixth and final instalment of the Daniel X series, the alien-hunting hero is finally ready to take on the biggest threat in the galaxy: The Prayer – the same beast that brutally murdered his parents long ago. But even with his incredible ability to create almost anything, Daniel will have to push his powers beyond the brink in order to bring down a monster that has the powers of a God.
Alone at home, twelve-year-old Grayson Sender glows, immersed in beautiful thoughts and dreams. But at school, Grayson grasps at shadows, determined to fly under the radar. Because Grayson has been holding onto a secret for what seems like forever: “he” is a girl on the inside, stuck in the wrong gender’s body.
The weight of this secret is crushing, but leaving it behind would mean facing ridicule, scorn, and rejection. Despite these dangers, Grayson’s true self itches to break free. Strengthened by an unexpected friendship and a caring teacher who gives her a chance to step into the spotlight, Grayson might finally have the tools to let her inner light shine.
Debut author Ami Polonsky’s moving, beautifully-written novel shines with the strength of a young person’s spirit and the enduring power of acceptance.
OZ THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: VOLUME 1
Publisher：Simon And Schuster
Call Number：813.400／B5 (1)
In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, find themselves in a strange land called Oz after their Kansas house is swept away by a cyclone. Here they meet the Munchkins and join the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion on an unforgettable journey to the Emerald City, where the all-powerful Wizard of Oz lives. Can he help Dorothy return home?
In The Marvelous Land of Oz, a young boy named Tip escapes from a witch and sets out to explore land of Oz. Along the way, he meets the Scarecrow and Tin Woodman, as well as some new friends like Jack Pumpkinhead and the Wooden Sawhorse. Eventually, Tip’s journey takes him to the Emerald City, where he realizes that his life will be changed forever.
In Ozma of Oz, Dorothy is sailing to Australia when a huge storm washes her overboard. She only survives by clinging to a chicken crate. Eventually she and a yellow hen named Billina wash up on the magic shore of Ev where they meet the mechanical man Tik Tok. But Dorothy and Billina are taken prisoner by the evil Nome King who has captured the royal family of Ev. Only Ozma of Oz can save them, but will she be in time?
OZ THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: VOLUME 2
Publisher：Simon And Schuster
Call Number：813.400／B5 (2)
In Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz, Dorothy and the Wizard visit the center of the Earth, where people are vegetables, glass houses grow, and Oz characters reappear. Eventually they return to the Emerald City—but will they stay?
In The Road to Oz, Dorothy sets out on another adventure with some new friends like the Shaggy Man, Button-Bright, and Polychrome, and some old ones like the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman. Will they reach the Emerald City in time for Ozma’s birthday?
In The Emerald City of Oz, Dorothy, her Uncle Henry, and Aunt Em are going to live in the Emerald City. They set out of explore the land of Oz with the help of Dorothy’s friends, but must rush home again when they discover that the Nome King is busy gathering an army for an invasion of Oz. Will they be able to stop the invasion?
OZ THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: VOLUME 3
Publisher：Simon And Schuster
Call Number：813.400／B5 (3)
In The Patchwork Girl of Oz, the Munchkins Unc Nunkie and Ojo the Unlucky call on the Crooked Magician, who introduces them to his latest creation: a living girl made out of patchwork quilts and cotton stuffing. But when an accident leaves beloved Unc Nunkie a motionless statue, it is up to Ojo to save him. Can the mighty Wizard of Oz help?
In Tik-Tok of Oz, Betsy Bobbin and her loyal mule, Hank, wash up on the shores of an unknown fairyland during a storm. There they meet the clockwork man Tik-Tok and find themselves trapped in a battle with the king of the Nomes.
In The Scarecrow of Oz, Cap’n Bill and Trot journey to Oz and, with the help of the Scarecrow, overthrow the cruel King Krewl of Jinxland, who has been busy gathering an army for an invasion of Oz. Will they be able to stop the invasion?
OZ THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: VOLUME 4
Publisher：Simon And Schuster
Call Number：813.400／B5 (4)
In Rinkitink in Oz, Prince Inga of Pingaree must rescue his parents and all of the subjects from his kingdom who were kidnapped by marauders form Regos and Coregos. Prince Inga, along with the visiting King Rinkitink and Bilbil the goat, set off on a series of grand adventures that will lead them to the underground kingdom of the Nome King. Will Inga’s bravery and courage be enough to save his parents and all of their subjects?
In The Lost Princess of Oz, Ozma, the beloved ruler of Oz, has disappeared, so Dorothy, the Wizard, the Cowardly Lion, and a band of friends must search the vast land of Oz to find her.
In The Tin Woodman of Oz, Tin Woodman, Woot the Wanderer, and Captain Fyter set off on a quest to find the lovely Munchkin, Nimmie Amee. Once upon a time, she and the Woodman were going to marry, but then the Wicked Witch of the West turned him to tin. Can the Tin Woodman find Nimmie Amee? And will she remember him?
OZ THE COMPLETE COLLECTION: VOLUME 5
Publisher：Simon And Schuster
Call Number：813.400／B5 (5)
In The Magic of Oz, the mischievous Kiki Aru has discovered a magical word that can transform him and anyone else into whatever he wants. Worse yet, Kiki has been recruited by the villainous Nome King in his latest attempt to get revenge on Princess Ozma and all her friends. Can Dorothy and the Wizard stop the evildoers before they conquer Oz? Or will Kiki’s incredible powers finally give the Nome King the revenge he has craved for so long?
In Glinda of Oz, Dorothy and Ozma journey to a remote part of Oz to stop a war between the Flatheads and the Skeezers. But the Flatheads and Skeezers have a different idea. Soon Ozma and Dorothy are trapped in an amazing crystal-domed city on an enchanted island. The watertight city submerges itself, and only the Wizard and Glinda can save them–but will they make it in time?
In The Royal Book of Oz, the Scarecrow goes to search for his family roots. He returns to the cornfield where Dorothy first found him and discovers that he is the Long Lost Emperor of the Silver Island. Will he decide to stay there? Or will he return to Oz?
HACKING THE FUTURE: PRIVACY,IDENTITY,AND ANONYMITY ON THE WEB
How does anonymity enable free speech – and how is it a threat? ‘I think anonymity on the Internet has to go away,’ famously said by Randi Zuckerburg (sister of Mark), has become the policy for some, while the Stop Online Piracy Act mobilised millions to petition Congress is protest. “Identity Wars” examines the ways that online anonymity influences politics, activism, religion and art. Cole Stryker presents a strong defence of anonymity and explores some of the tools and organisations that have sprung up around the issue as it has evolved with the ubiquity of the Internet. Cogent and compelling, his examination of online identity, both false and real, is an essential read for the networking age.
Publisher：Little,Brown And Company
Wayne Kovok lives in a world of After. After his uncle in the army was killed overseas. After Wayne and his mother survived a plane crash while coming back from the funeral. After he lost his voice.
Wayne has always used his love of facts to communicate (“Did you know more people die each year from shaking a vending machine than from shark attacks?”). Without his voice, how will he wow the prettiest girl in school? How will he stand up to his drill-sergeant grandfather? And how will he share his hopes with his deadbeat dad? It’s not until Wayne loses his voice completely that he realizes how much he doesn’t say.
Filled with Karen Harrington’s signature heart and humor, Mayday tackles an unforgettable journey of family and friendship.
CESAR MILLAN’S LESSONS FROM THE PACK
Call Number： 636.700／M1
In this inspiring book, best-selling author and “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other’s lives, sharing eight essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs he’s trained over the years.
From his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog behavior expert. Now, he reveals the amazing ways that our pets can teach us. In this affecting book, he shares eight heartwarming stories about the dogs that have inspired him the most—and the lessons he’s learned from them about healing and more. Each chapter, drawing on celebrity and noncelebrity clients alike, spotlights the essential traits that allow these animals to make the best of their situations—from authenticity to acceptance—and reveals how we can embrace these values to enrich our own lives. Sharing never-before-told insights, Cesar imparts a unique blueprint for seeking happiness and fulfillment through canine companionship.
FIRST MAN: THE LIFE OF NEIL A.ARMSTRONG
Publisher：Simon & Schuster
When Apollo 11 touched down on the Moon’s surface in 1969, the first man on the Moon became a legend. In First Man, author James R. Hansen explores the life of Neil Armstrong.
Based on over fifty hours of interviews with the intensely private Armstrong, who also gave Hansen exclusive access to private documents and family sources, this ‘magnificent panorama of the second half of the American twentieth century’ (Publishers Weekly, starred review) is an unparalleled biography of an American icon.
In this ‘compelling and nuanced portrait’ (Chicago Tribune) filled with revelations, Hansen vividly recreates Armstrong’s career in flying, from his seventy-eight combat missions as a naval aviator flying over North Korea to his formative trans-atmospheric flights in the rocket-powered X-15 to his piloting Gemini VIII to the first-ever docking in space. For a pilot who cared more about flying to the Moon than he did about walking on it, Hansen asserts, Armstrong’s storied vocation exacted a dear personal toll, paid in kind by his wife and children. For the near-fifty years since the Moon landing, rumors have swirled around Armstrong concerning his dreams of space travel, his religious beliefs, and his private life.
A penetrating exploration of American hero worship, Hansen addresses the complex legacy of the First Man, as an astronaut and as an individual.
‘First Man burrows deep into Armstrong’s past and present what emerges is an earnest and brave man’ (Houston Chronicle) who will forever be known as history’s most famous space traveler.
Freaky Peaks takes the intrepid young explorer on a thrilling tour of the tallest mountains – from Everest to Kilimanjaro – encountering many dangers along the way, including glaciers, yetis, and avalanches. With a brand-new cover design, text updates and an added extra-horrible index, it’s geography with even more gritty bits left in!
This is geography with the gritty bits left in! Wave goodbye to boring geography lessons as you clamber up some “Cracking Coasts”…..Marvel! at the ginormous Giant’s Causeway, Scream! as you surf an awesome reef breaker, Shiver! with fear as you take a trip to the spooky Skeleton Coast, and if that’s not cracking enough for you visit an eerie lighthouse where the light suddenly went out and go sailing with a snail. It’s earth-shatteringly exciting! Geography has never been so horrible!
This title contains geography with the gritty bits left in. Where in the world can you: Spot sand dunes that bury whole villages? Discover some deadly desert wildlife? Follow in the footsteps of daring desert explorers?
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Publisher：Macmillan Popular Classics
When Elizabeth Bennet meets Fitzwilliam Darcy for the first time at a ball, she writes him off as an arrogant and obnoxious man. He not only acts like an insufferable snob, but she also overhears him rejecting the very idea of asking her for a dance!
As life pits them against each other again and again, Darcy begins to fall for Elizabeth’s wit and intelligence and Elizabeth begins to question her feelings about Darcy. When Darcy saves her youngest sister, Lydia, from a scandal, Elizabeth starts to wonder if her pride has prejudiced her opinion of Darcy.
Through this tale about two warring hearts, Austen weaves a witty satire about life in eighteenth century England. And though it was published more than two centuries ago, Pride and Prejudice continues to enthrall readers to this very day.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Publisher：Macmillan Popular Classics
Jane Austen explores the psychology of romantic love as she tells the story of Mrs. Dashwood and her daughters Elinor and Marianne? One full of good sense, the other prone to romantic notions.
THE INTIMATE UNIVERSE: HOW THE STARS ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
The scale of the cosmos can be baffling, with distances so vast and timescales to long that it’s easy to dismiss them as being completely divorced from our everyday life. But in this new book Dr Marek Kukula, Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, shows you the myriad ways we are intrinsically connected to the rest of the universe and how everything on Earth – from the ground beneath our feet to the technology in our pockets – has origins in space.
Discover how rocks from space reveal what conditions are like at our planet’s core, how the desolate surface of the moon holds ancient clues to Earth’s earliest life forms, and how buried treasure in the Nile reveals the watery past of Mars. Discover how the atoms of your own body were forged in the heart of a star, how you can see the echo of creation on your TV, and the ways in which technology developed for observing the most far-flung corners of space is now used to diagnose potentially fatal human diseases.
The Intimate Universe is a curated tour of the most fascinating phenomena and discoveries in astronomy, revealing how we are inextricably, inspirationally linked to the cosmos.
GULLIVER’S TRAVELS: INTO SEVERAL REMOTE NATIONS OF THE WORLD
Publisher：Macmillan Popular Classics
Jonathan Swift’s masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels, is arguably the finest satire in the English language. Lemuel Gulliver’s adventures with the tiny inhabitants of Lilliput and the giants of Brobdingnag are familiar from modern abridged adaptations, but the scientists and philosophers of Laputa, the intelligent, horse-like Houyhnhnms and the bestial Yahoos in this unabridged edition, provide further opportunities for Swift to satirise society in a manner just as relevant today as it was in the eighteenth century.
A timeless classic, Gulliver’s Travels has spawned numerous literary, theatrical, film and musical adaptations, from Georg Philipp Telemann’s 1728 five-movement suite for two violins to the most recent 2010 live action Hollywood film, Gulliver’s Travels, starring Jack Black.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: AND HER REAL LEGACY, A REVOLUTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) is best known as a reformer of hospital nursing during and after the Crimean War, but many feel that her nursing reputation has been overstated.
A Brief History of Florence Nightingale tells the story of the sanitary disaster in her wartime hospital and why the government covered it up against her wishes. After the war she worked to put the lessons of the tragedy to good use to reduce the very high mortality from epidemic disease in the civilian population at home. She did this by persuading Parliament in 1872 to pass laws which required landlords to improve sanitation in working-class homes, and to give local authorities rather than central government the power to enforce the laws. Life expectancy increased dramatically as a result, and it was this peacetime civilian public health reform rather than her wartime hospital nursing record that established Nightingale’s reputation in her lifetime.
After her death the wartime image became popular again as a means of recruiting hospital nurses and her other achievements were almost forgotten. Today, with nursing’s new emphasis on ‘primary’ care and prevention outside hospitals, Nightingale’s focus on public health achievements makes her an increasingly relevant figure.
GOOGLE: HOW GOOGLE WORKS
Author：Eric Schmidt And Jonathan Rosenberg With Alan Eagle
Both Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google as seasoned Silicon Valley business executives, but over the course of a decade they came to see the wisdom in Coach John Wooden’s observation that ‘it’s what you learn after you know it all that counts’. As they helped grow Google from a young start-up to a global icon, they relearned everything they knew about management. How Google Works is the sum of those experiences distilled into a fun, easy-to-read primer on corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation, and dealing with disruption.
The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes – the internet, mobile, and cloud computing – has shifted the balance of power from companies to consumers. The companies that will thrive in this ever-changing landscape will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multifaceted employees whom the authors dub ‘smart creatives’. The management maxims (‘Consensus requires dissension’, ‘Exile knaves but fight for divas’, ‘Think 10X, not 10%’) are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google’s corporate history.
‘Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers,’ says Rosenberg. ‘The class slides all read ‘Google confidential’ until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how it empowers employees to succeed.’
Penulis：Rita Robert Rawantas
Nombor Panggilan：899.283／N10 (1)
Saat bulan mengambang, bulu-bulu halusnya yang kembang menari-nari kelihatan seperti berpuluh-puluh jari-jemari yang mempersendakannya dan mampir untuk mencengkam dirinya. Tawang! Bukankah tawang selalu membawa petaka bersama. Setiap kali tawang, perasaan rusuh mengerumuni,. segalanya berkecamuk.
Cerpen ini merungkai kesan alam kepada manusia. Jiwa, fikiran, tabiat dan kelakuan tanpa sedar dipengaruhi oleh unsur alam. Cerpen-cerpen yang terhimpun menelusur pelbagai cerita, namun titiknya bertemu kepada aliran bawah sedar manusia yang menjadi wilayah gelap yang misteri dan jiwa menelusuri jiwa.
RUMAH KUPU-KUPU – Masing-masing hidup dalam dunia mereka yang tersendiri dan tidak mempunyai sebarang keperluan untuk keluar dari dunia keakuan mereka. Mereka kembali setiap senja atau malam menyelinap masuk ke dalam kepompong masing-masing dan tenggelam di situ.
Setelah siang hari, masing-masing keluar menuju ke arah tujuan masing-masing dan hilang dalam kesibukan kota. Dia adalah salah seekor kupu-kupu yang terperuk di dalam kepompong sunyi.
ULAR DI TILAMKU
Ular yang tegak berdiri dengan lidah berdesis-desis itu tidak mematuk sebaliknya perlahan-lahan berubah bentuk. Liuknya begitu indah seperti tarian yang paling mengghairahkan. Perlahan-lahan ular itu berubah, bertukar bentuk menjadi tubuh seorang perempuan yang begitu cantik. Kulitnya putih, licin dan mulus. Pinggangnya meramping dengan pinggul mengembang dengan begitu sempurna.
Penulisannya adalah suatu yang menyeronokkan apabila tidak perlu terperangkap dengan cerita yang perlu dituliskan mengikut garis yang sedia ada. Nikmatilah keseronokan membaca 12 cerpen ini yang ingin keluar dari garis, laluan dan jalan yang ada.
SELAMAT DATANG KE WAD TARBIAH
Penulis：Nur Farah Ahmadi ,Nur Hanisah Zainoren,SN Nor Suhaila Yusman dan Dr Hana Hadzrami
Penerbit：kata Pilar books
Nombor Panggilan：615.000／K1 (2)
Buku ini mengenai seorang pelajar psikologi, seorang pelajar perubatan, seorang jururawat dan seorang pakar bius.
Betapa mereka insan yang ditemukan dalam medan yang sama. Hospital adalah tempat kehidupan yang penuh uji dan manusiawi. Kesakitan, kematian dan Anti-tesis kepada makna kehidupan. Tetapi pakaian tarbiah yang paling bermakna untuk setiap yang hidup. Ya, kita paling banyak belajar tentang kehidupan melalui kesakitan, kematian, dan pastinya kehilangan.
Di sini, di wad ini kita belajar tentang sabar dan redha. Di sini, di wad ini kita mengenal rasa memiliki dan melepaskan. Di sini, di wad tarbiah ini.
BILA JANTUNG KATA BEEP-BEEP
Penulis：Dr. Hana Hadzrami,Dr.Adibah Abdullah dan Dr.Khairil Idham Ismail
Penerbit：Kata Pilar Books
Nombor Panggilan：615.000／K1 (1)
Buku ini membawa pembaca untuk mengenali dunia doktor bius secara lebih dekat. Suspens, tegang, kritikal, sedih, gembira, harapan dan pelbagai persoalan berkaitan hidup mati dan pesakit-pesakit yang nazak dan tenat.
Buku ini juga menghantar pesanan kepada pembaca tentang kehidupan dan selain ilmu kesihatan yang tentunya amat berguna sebagai pengetahuan tambahan masyarakat awam.
Doktor bius menjadi figur misteri di hospital. Mereka muncul tiba-tiba, dan pergi tanpa disedari. Dalam dewan bedah mereka hanya bayang-bayang yang muncul antara jaga dan khayal, dan hilang sebelum mata pesakit benar-benar terbuka.
SKRUB BIRU: KRONIKEL SEORANG DOKTOR BIUS
Penulis：Dr Hana Hadzrami
Penerbit：Kata Pilar Books
Nombor Panggilan：615.000／K1 (4)
Buku ini mengandungi 4 Bab Utama: Unit Rawatan Rapi, Dewan Bedah, Isu Wanita, Rencam dan semasa.
Disebalik lakaran doktor bius sedang merawat pesakit dalam satu dewan bedah bersama beberapa pegawai perubatan tentunya banyak tertanya-tanya cerita penuh, sinopsis dan review ringkas tentang buku yang berharga ini.
Tidak ramai masyarakat begitu prihatin menitikberatkan soal kesihatan tubuh badan namun kekal sihat dengan rawatan herba atau petua semula jadi, tetapi pada waktu yang sama, hospital tidak sunyi dihuni oleh pesakit luar.