Øyvind Torp: SELF-DEFENCE AGAINST CANCER

  HEALTH – LIFESTYLE

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Published by Spartacus, 2019

In the summer of 2016 family doctor Øyvind Torp is in his office studying his own MR-scans. In the waiting room there are patients waiting for him to call out their name, but he is unable to gather his thoughts. The MR-scans reveal tumours. In the blink of an eye, the doctor has become the patient. The survival instinct awakens; can anything be done to improve the prognosis, when bad luck strikes?

After surgery, examinations, pain and morphine, the body slowly kicks into gear, and the will to fight back increases for each passing day. Scientific research helps him to discover various steps that might improve his prognosis, in addition to the medical treatment he is already receiving. A year on after the last surgery he crosses the starting line at the Berlin Marathon. Each step on the track brings joy and relief.

In this book dr. Øyvind Torp (b. 1977) gives practical advice and tips for cancer patients and others who seek to prevent cancer or those who simply want to stay healthy. Torp graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Oslo in 2006 and has been practising as a family doctor for over10 years. The book is written in co-operation with the non-fiction author Geir Stian Ulstein (b. 1982).

Lars Mæhle/Lars Rudebjer: THE DINOSAUR BUNCH : THE EGG

Get to know all about dinosaurs big and small in THE DINOSAUR BUNCH. Rasmus Rex is a slightly anxious six year-old who lives together with his family in the big boggy forest. Rasmus is always being reluctantly dragged along on adventures by his best friend, Trym Troodon. Trym is six years old too, but nothing frightens him. And then there’s Grandma Rex. She isn’t nearly as sweet and elderly as she looks. Sometimes she can be downright deadly!

THE DINOSAUR BUNCH (1) THE EGG

Early one morning, Rasmus Rex rudely awoken by his friend, Trym Troodon. Trym has big news: His mum’s egg is about to hatch! Rasmus and Trym decide to take a shortcut through the boggy forest to get there in time. But is this very wise? On the way they meet some fairly fear dinosaurs. And when they come out the other side, a surprise is waiting for them…

THE DINOSAUR BUNCH (2) THE SWIMMING COMPETITION

Rasmus Rex is visiting the beach with his family and his best friend, Trym. Rasmus isn’t such a good swimmer, so when his big brother Robin challenges Rasmus and Trym to a swimming competition, it can’t possibly go well. All these rumors about a sea monster in the water don’t help either. It turns out to be an exciting competition, with plenty of Dino-surprises the whole way through.

In THE DINOSAUR BUNCH, Lars Mæhle and Lars Rudebjer have created a whacky dinosaur universe for little ones, jam-packed with fun and funniness. This is the first book in a colourful series that follows the big and small happenings in the lives of Rasmus Rex and his friends. The books are perfect for reading aloud and are suitable for young children who have just started to read on their own. At the back of each book there are lots of facts about all the dinosaurs featured in the story.                                                                                              

 English translations are available. 48 pages. Format 20 x 25 cm. Book 3, THE JOURNEY  BEYOND THE MAP will be published autumn 2019 and book 4, THE TREASURE HUNT in spring 2020.

Translation rights sold to: Estonia, Finland and Iceland.

Lars Mæhle (b. 1971) has written a number of books for children and young

adults and fiction, among them the children’s novel Tunisia’s Keeper (Keeperen til

Tunisia), 2004. In 2011 the film “The Liverpool Goalie”- based on Mæhle’s novel

received the Crystal Bear in Berlin 2011. Rights sold to Germany. In 2009 he

wrote the awarded fantasy novel The Country beneath the Ice / Landet under

isen. Most recently he wrote the YA novel Andromeda (2018) and a crime series

for small children.  * Lars Rudebjer (b. 1958) has illustrated more than 40 children’s

books published in ten countries, and a large number of school books for Swedish

and Norwegian publishers. Rudebjer is also known for his illustrations in the Ella

series, written by Unni Lindell. His production also includes postcards, comic

strips, board games and CD games for children, and a collection of pictures for

IKEA. He use traditional aquarelle as well as digital techniques.

Jon Hellesnes: THE NATO COMPLEX. On military strategy, nuclear weapons and Norway’s subservience to the USA

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NATO- komplekset. Om militærpolitikk, atomvåpen og norsk USA-servilitet  

 Published by Samlaget, 2019

Norway’s nice, neighbourly alliance with Russia is over.                  Behind a defensive mist of secrecy, vague speeches and semantic acrobatics, Solberg´s Norwegian cabinet is on the verge of surrendering much of our country´s military power to NATO HQ and the Pentagon. The enormous proportions of a military exercise called the Trident Juncture, demonstrate that Norway has now become an active participant in the new cold war. This means that “we” have labelled Russia as an enemy territory. This kind of characterisation proves that our peaceful, diplomatic neighbourly alliance is over. It also suggests that Norway is now simply following the authority of the USA, regardless of who or what is currently in control of the American governmental elite. With good reason, old pundits of the old cold war are now claiming that there is a new war – started by the USA. These are some of the main issues discussed in this thought-provoking book, written by the internationally renowned philosopher, Jon Hellesnes.

Jon Hellesnes (b. 1939) is both an author and an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Tromsø. He has won prizes for literature and teaching, and is a honorary doctor at the Univ.of Bergen. Due to his many articles and opinion pieces in daily papers, Hellesnes has spent many years as a refreshing, dissenting voice within public debate.                                                                                          

Kristin Oudmayer: Bullying. Everything you want to know but don’t dare to ask

                                                                                                                  

 

                                                                  

 

KristinOudmayer                                                                                                                    Bullying. Everything you want to know but don’t dare to ask                                         Mobbebok for ungdom. Alt du lurer på, men ikke spør om

Published by Humanist Forlag, 2017

Adults talk less with children about bullying the older they get. And the older the children become, the more embarrassing it gets to tell them about your own experiences of bullying and ask them about theirs. This book provides answers to questions young people do not always dare to ask: Isn’t it better not to be a friend, than to be a false friend? Is it okay to prioritize yourself and the ones you have most in common with, or are you then contributing to freeze out someone? How can you help a friend who is being bullied? Is it my fault that I am being bullied? Once a bully, always a bully?

The book contains stories and questions from children and young people, and gives a brief introduction to their rights and what they can expect from the adults around them.

In 2010, Kristin Oudmayer (b. 1973) published the book Because I deserve it? A book about bullying, hope and responsibility. The book was a collection of stories she received following a frustrated message she posted in social media. After the publication, Oudmayer was offered a position in UNICEF Norway to lead their Norwegian program. In 2014, she published the book You are more important than you think – A book about the prevention of and dealing  with bullying, which was well-received both by the general public and professional circles. Oudmayer is frequently invited as guest lecturer.

 

 

 

 

Bjørn Berge: NOWHERELANDS

“A fascinating philatelic journey”
“Nowherelands is a real treat, and not only for the stamp collectors among us, for the rest of us as well. The idea is so good as to make one green with envy: writing a book about countries that no longer exist. And there are many of them! … The chapter titles are a joy in themselves: “Princesses in burkas”, “Bottle flies and a thirst for oil”, “Sea cucumbers for stone money”. But nothing surpasses the place names: Inini! Ryukyu! Iquique! … Four pages are dedicated to each country and shocking world history is reeled off. Poetic descriptions and peculiar details, spiced with well-chosen quotations from both fiction and travel writers … “Nowherelands” is an exceptionally beautiful book, printed on exquisite paper. Each country comes with a map, a stamp, tips for further reading and occasionally recipes, music and film suggestions.”
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