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Wandering Falcon -- Paperback
Wandering Falcon -- Paperback
Publisher : Penguin Books Ltd
Published Date : 2012/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9780241954058

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The "Wandering Falcon" is Jamil Ahmad's harsh and beautiful portrait of a tribal landscape. It is shortlisted for the man Asian prize 2011. It is longlisted for the dsc South Asian prize 2013. The boy known as Tor Baz - the black falcon - wanders the tribal landscape of Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan. He meets men who fight under different flags, and women who risk everything if they break their society's code of honour. Where has he come from, and where will fate take him? "Striking. One of the finest collections of short stories to come out of south Asia in decades. Rarely has a writer shown greater empathy for its people, or brought such wisdom and knowledge to writing about a terrain largely inaccessible. The power and beauty of these stories are unparalleled in most fiction to come out of south Asia". ("Guardian"). "Astonishing". ("Independent"). "Remarkable. Written in a style that has about it the reverberant clarity of fables, but their intention is realist, uncovering a largely neglected world, and their cumulative effect is deeply moving". ("Sunday Times")."Its setting alone, in the cruel and punishing highlands, deserts and rocky altitudes where the borders of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran meet, is worth the price of admission. Here is a book, to my knowledge the first in fiction, that gives an insider's account of the hard-bitten lives of the scores of tribes, collectively known as the Pawindas, or foot-people. The result is mesmerising". ("The Times"). "Brilliantly evokes the harshness of nomadic life. Chilling". ("Metro"). Jamil Ahmad was born in Jalandhar in 1933. As a member of the Civil Service of Pakistan, he served mainly in the Frontier Province and in Balochistan. He was Political Agent in Quetta, Chaghi, Khyber and Malakand and later, commissioner in Dera Ismail Khan and Swat. He was posted as minister in Pakistan's embassy in Kabul at a critical time, before and during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, and his last assignment in the government was Chief Secretary Balochistan. He lives in Islamabad with his wife, Helga Ahmad.Health Care Labor Force: Facts and Figures. Labor Force Dynamics in the Health Professions. Professional Ethics, Oversight, and Discipline. 7 Health Care Expenditures, Financing, and Insurance. Health Service Funding and Expenditures. Health Care Costs: A Global Issue. Cost Accelerators in the United States. Health Insurance. Additional Insurance Concepts and Terminology. Medicare Specifics and Issues. The Problem of Uninsurance. Continuing Issues. 8 Biomedical Research and Program Evaluation. The Importance of Research. Principles of Experimental Design. Modern Research Designs. Program Evaluation. Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit Analysis. The Social and Economic Context of Research. Science Gone Wrong: Error, Distortion, and Fraud. PART THREE: PATHS FORWARD. 9 Impact of Innovation: Utilization, Cost, and Quality of Care. Health Service Innovations: Strategic and Tactical. Innovations and Health Service Objectives. Outcomes of Strategic Innovation I: Selective Contracting. Outcomes of Strategic Innovation II: Cost Sharing. Outcomes of Strategic Innovation III: Managed Care. Outcomes of Tactical Innovations. 10 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. The Appeal of Prevention. The Scientific Rationale for Prevention. Prevention in Practice. Challenges to Prevention. Does Prevention Save Money? The Future: Prevention and U.S. Health Care. 11 Government, Policy, and Politics in Health Care. Government and Health Care in the United States. The Public Environment. The Meaning of Public Policy. Politics: The Driver of Public Policy. Winning and Losing in Health Care Politics: Three Case Studies. Lessons Learned. The Case Against Government in Health Care. 12 Choices for the Future. Opportunities and Barriers to Change. Non-U.S. Health Care Systems: Challenges and Lessons Learned. A System to Be Emulated? Concerns about Canada. State-Level Initiatives in the United States. Future Options and Controversies. Glossary. Notes.
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