By Helen Babbs
From deep iciness to past due autumn, from east to west, Adrift takes the reader on a journey of the folks, politics, historical past and natural world of London’s canals and rivers. mixing nature writing, social commentary and memoir, Helen Babbs invitations you on an eye-opening trip right into a assorted part of the town. From Walthamstow Marsh within the east to Uxbridge within the west, Helen Babbs trips alongside London’s waterways on a canal boat known as Pike, placing down roots for 2 weeks at a time earlier than relocating on. Taking within the River Lea and the Lee Navigation, the Regent’s Canal and the Grand Union, she explores the London panorama in all its guises: marshland, wilderness, urban centre and suburb. Adrift charts a yr of Helen’s existence on Pike, exploring the adjustments wreaked through the seasons in addition to by way of builders, and recounting the sensible trials of dwelling aboard. it's a tale of mapping and discovery, of break out and opting out, but in addition of creating connections and discovering domestic. simply because the coots and cormorants stay away from the detritus of a big urban, so too does Helen wend in the course of the attractiveness and the airborne dirt and dust to bare an intimate and strange portrait of London and of lifestyles.
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The region of Lower Franconia was selected for the survey of index-twins since this area has a stable population density with very little fluctuation due to immigration or emigration. The limited representative twin survey method was used (see page 17). All twins who were born after 1930 and were hospitalized in Lower Franconia for a mental disorder were to be recorded. For this purpose approximately 30,000 medical files in the medical records archive of the inpatient psychiatric facilities for the region of Lower Franconia (University Psychiatric Clinic Wurzburg, Psychiatric Hospital Lohr am Main, Psychiatric Hospital Wemeck) were systematically reviewed.
Pre-psychotic personality differences A series of twin studies ascertained that among discordant pairs, the schizophrenic partner had significantly more often been the submissive, more reserved, less self-sufficient partner, with more mental problems during childhood. Before the onset of the disease, this twin often had fewer friends of either sex and a lower social status (EssenMoller 1941, Slater 1953, Kurihara 1959, Tienari 1968, Pollin et al. 1966, Stabenau and Pollin 1967, Kringlen 1967). Kringlen (1990) emphasizes these differences in discordant monozygotic as well as in dizygotic pairs.
Adrift: A Secret Life of London's Waterways by Helen Babbs