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81. Human Anatomy & Physiology
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82. Physics: Principles with Applications
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83. General Chemistry (with CD-ROM
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84. Kaplan NCLEX-RN Exam 2005-2006
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85. 109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer
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86. General Chemistry: Principles
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87. Statistics (9th Edition)
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88. Saunders Comprehensive Review
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90. Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts,
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91. Chemistry : Principles and Reactions
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98. Using Multivariate Statistics
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81. Human Anatomy & Physiology with InterActive Physiology(R) 8-System Suite (6th Edition)
by Elaine N. Marieb
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82. Physics: Principles with Applications (5th Edition)
by Douglas C. Giancoli
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Asin: 0136119719
Catlog: Book (1997-08-15)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 2.98 out of 5 stars
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This best-selling algebra-based physics book has been widelyknown for its carefully crafted exposition, strong biological applications, andhigh degree of accuracy and precision.The Fifth Editionmaintains these strengths and brings a conceptual emphasis and real-worldflavor to the examples, problems, and art program. In addition, the new editionfeatures an unparalleled suite of media and on-line resources to enhance thephysics classroom.For readers with an algebra-based physicsbackground. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Tough, Demanding, Excellent
I just completed an Advanced Placement (AP) Physics course atmy high school, using this book as our text. Although College-levelphysics is an extremely tough subject to comprehend, Douglas Giancoli does an excellent job in laying out the principals and applications of every aspect of the science. He starts with the basics: One and Two dimensional Kinematics, then moves on to cover Forces and Rotational motion, Gravitation, Torque, Momentum, Simple Harmonic Motion, Thermal Physics, Electricty and Magnetism, Relativity, Quantum and Nuclear Physics, and Astrophysics. Each chapter comes complete with practice questions and problems, and although they are sometimes incredibly difficult, they can be solved by using the information provided in the chapter, even though you sometimes have to extend the information one step further. The textbook has a companion website as well ..., complete with online questions and problems which made a great companion to the text. Occasionally throughout the year, we found a few errors in the text, and some of his explanations leave things to be desired, but overall it was a terrific textbook.

2-0 out of 5 stars WARNING
This book is maddening. Hundreds of physics problems, and no manual to show you how their solutions are derived. You can't learn physics unless you go over the solutions to problems -- so you can't learn physics with this book alone. You need 1.)a professor with the solutions manual 2.) the solutions manual (which a lowly student is not allowed to have) -- or 3.) a different book (my recommendation). I'm preparing on my own for the MCAT, and this book is driving me crazy. I'm able to get my hands on College Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Biology texts, all with detailed answers to their problems. Trying to answer a problem, failing, reviewing the answer, coming back to it later and trying again -- that's how you learn. Reading five pages of text, one or two worked-out examples, and then tackling 30 problems of varying degrees of difficulty with no assistance from the text (or the absolutely useless student manual, what a waste of money) -- is no way to learn physics. If the authors published a student solutions manual with worked-out problems, this would be a good text. I wish the authors could read some of the comments on this site and realize WORKED-OUT PROBLEMS FOR STUDENTS OF PHYSICS ARE ESSENTIAL TO LEARNING PHYSICS. Perhaps in a classroom setting, with a good teacher, this is a helpful text. Trying to use it on your own as a resource for MCAT preparation, or any other solitary learning, however, is a complete waste of time. DON'T BUY IT.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding text
I used Giancoli as my primary text in high school, and found it to be a superb text. I think those complaining of a lack of worked problems are missing the entire point of this text and the essence of studying physics. This book is about understanding physics principles and the equations you use to solve physics problems. You will find that with this understanding (certainly provided by this excellent text), the need for mindless ploughing through physics problems is lost. You will be able to solve physics problems on the basis of your conceptual understanding of the problems. So many students rely on rote learning and repetition by doing hundreds of questions. Sure, you might be able to attack similar problems for the next week or so, but as soon as you stop practicing, the skill is lost. True mastery of physics comes from appreciation of principles, not mere recognition of patterns in problems...this text will help you achieve such an appreciation.

2-0 out of 5 stars Texts like this are why many people fear physics.
I am a student at a university who has been forced to wade through this book, with little prior knowledge of the topic. The explanations for the theories and concepts are not incredible, but suffice. The problems, however, are torture. Simply having a couple of novice examples throughout the chapters, and then being thrown into the problems at the end with no help but for the ODD answers at the back of the text is not helpful, and not conducive to learning. Frustration is not a good method to get people to understand and/or enjoy a topic. I would not recommend this book for the novice, but can see how it can be used as a good reference book for those of more learning in the topic. A solutions manual really does need to exist, as that is how one learns this subject, through trial and error, and the answers in the back are simply not enough.

2-0 out of 5 stars Down with Giancoli
Will someone please tell the King that he has no clothes on? Will someone please stop stocking Physics departments with books that are simply a flag for how clever we all are. "Look at this book chaps..."as we flaunt the open text, "bloody tough to understand, eh?!"

Giancoli is accurate and detailed. Giancoli is a fantastic text to dip into (for the most) able student. In my experience of delivering the subject within the English National Curriculum it is hopeless for the 'average' Physics student. Giancoli is black and white in a colourful world. Has anyone that has ordered this book ever seen a Tom Duncan? Have you looked at the Longman series? Streuth!

Why do 'we' make it so difficult for people to access our subject? ... Read more


83. General Chemistry (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
by Kenneth W. Whitten, Raymond E. Davis, Larry M. Peck, George G. Stanley
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Asin: 0534408605
Catlog: Book (2003-04-18)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
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Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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This best-selling text, GENERAL CHEMISTRY by Whitten/Davis/Peck/Stanley, is best summarized by "classic text, modern presentation." This simple phrase underlies its strong emphasis is on fundamental skills and concepts. As in previous editions, clearly explained problem-solving strategies continue to be the strength of this student-friendly text. This revision builds on the highly praised style and applications to everyday life that have earned this text a reputation as the voice of authority in general chemistry. Whitten always has been viewed as one of the few truly "traditional" general chemistry texts. Examples of this are that the text covers Thermodynamics, normally a topic split into two parts and covered in two different semesters, in one chapter and begins the second half of the course. GENERAL CHEMISTRY, Seventh Edition also follows a standard narrative-example-problem format, has a solid traditional writing style, and promotes problem solving. However, the authors have added some new elements over the years to reflect changes in chemical education. These include adding in conceptual questions in the problem sets, adding features like the Chemistry In Use boxes to show how chemistry is used in daily life, and further promoting problem solving by including hints and checks for students. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars traditional
This is a traditional freshman chemistry text widely used especially in the southern states. Its explanations of chemical concepts are generally clear. The writing style might be too formal for many today's college students. The book contains plenty of worked-out examples to illustrate porblem-solving skills and ample end-of-chapter exercises. Problem-solving tips and margin notes on common mistakes, though ignored by many students, are generally very helpful.

Chapter 8 on molecular geometry is much more detailed than most other textbooks of similar level. A good flow chart is provided at the beginning of the chapter. However, some example problems are needed to show students how to identify geometry and shape of a specific molecule. Thermodynamics is introduced in a single chapter in the second half of the book. The sections on entropy and Gibb's free energy is somewhat too brief. A better introdction of energy and heat is needed in chapter one.

Generally speaking, the text contains a great amount of information, maybe too much for students who are poorly prepared for college level chemistry. The authors should also strive to show students how different topics covered in the text are related to each other.

Another good traditional general chemistry text is the one by Brown, LeMay, and Bursten. The one by Oxtoby, Freeman, and Block is a very accurate text. An exciting new text by Moore, Stanitski, and Jurs is clearly written and has many new features that promote students's active learning. In my opinion, it might be a better text for the new generation of college students.

Some cheap resources for struggling students include: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chemistry, Survival Guide for General Chemistry, and Chemistry for Dummies.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Chem text on the market!!!
This is the best general chemistry text on the market. I used Ebbing's text at first, that text is misleading. Lot information is out of date, but in this book everything's very clear.
It's problem solving tips in each section is very helpful. It helped me alot avoiding common errors and clarified many misconceptions.
It REALLY is the best chem text on the market as one of reviewer said. At least much better than two other books i used; one by Ebbing, one by Adkins. Don't buy those books. They're waste of money and probably ruin your clear mastery of chemistry.
This book is nice. With the CD-rom it will be even better.

3-0 out of 5 stars Mistakes
This is a very complex textbook with TONS of mistakes within. One example that I remember is on page 85, question #66. It says its composition by mass is 49.4% C, 7.64% H, 17.7% N, 15.3% O, and 10.1% S. When working out this equation it will not come out right, it should be 47.2% C, 6.55% H, 13.0% N, 25.9% O and 7.43% C. I hope some of this helps!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Out There
I cannot believe somebody has not written a review for this book. I had it for my g. chem. I and II classes. This book should be the standard textbook by which all others should be judged (actually, it's a surprise how this book has not put out of business all others -- I guess people are looking more for attractive subtitles and dazzling covers rather than real science). Together with Serway's "Physics for Scientists and Enginners," I made a 14 in the physical section of the MCAT, or a 99%. (and I'm certainly not a genius -- I just worked hard every day). Highly recommended. ... Read more


84. Kaplan NCLEX-RN Exam 2005-2006 with CD-ROM (Kaplan Nclex-Rn)
by Kaplan
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Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: Kaplan
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85. 109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer and the Men and Women Who Followed Him to the Secret City of Los Alamos
by Jennet Conant
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86. General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (8th Edition)
by Ralph H. Petrucci, William S. Harwood, Geoffrey Herring, Geoffrey Geoffrey Herring
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Asin: 0130143294
Catlog: Book (2001-07-10)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 156256
Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars
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General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications is recognized for its superior problems, lucid writing, and precision of argument. This updated and expanded edition retains the popular and innovative features of previous editions—including Feature Problems, follow-up Integrative and Practice Exercises to accompany every in-chapter Example, and Focus On application boxes, as well as new Keep in Mind marginal notes.Topics covered include atoms and the atomic theory, chemical compounds and reactions, gases, Thermochemistry, electrons in atoms, chemical bonding, liquids, solids, and intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, principles of chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, representative and transitional elements, and nuclear and organic chemistry.For individuals interested in a broad overview of chemical principles and applications. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Practice Problems
I would have to say that this is the best chemistry text I've ever come across. The strongest point of this book is the examples and practive questions. When presenting a new topic, they usually have about 3 practice questions that quiz you on the subject by asking it in different ways. The full solution and answers for these questions are included in the book. So there are no surprises when the test comes--you know every way the question can be asked. So while Chemistry isn't the most exciting subject overall, this book makes it a lot easier to learn!

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst Chemistry book on the market
My school uses this book. This book is the worst book I have ever used. Poor explainations. Poor examples. Even advanced students find it convoluted. PLEASE AVOID TAKING CHEMISTRY FROM THIS BOOK.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fine
This book is fine. It suffers because it is, after all, a general chemistry text. It does a fine job at explaining all of the basics you need for understanding the principles of chemistry. The chapters about metals at the end are a little too condensed, but the first twenty chapters are well written. Just remember that this is a *general* chemistry text. By 2nd year, you will learn that most of what is written in this book is an approximation...

1-0 out of 5 stars Only used because of kickbacks to Chemistry departments!
This is the POOREST excuse for a general chemistry book I've ever seen! If I could rate it NEGATIVE stars I would! Every moment with this book is a nightmare! The only reason the publisher is able to unload it is because Chemistry departments get a KICKBACK from the publisher for requiring it! Without the kickback from the publisher, this JOKE for a chemistry book would fade away into oblivion! AVOID THIS BOOK AT ALL COSTS! If your school requires it, find somewhere else to take chemistry!

1-0 out of 5 stars Not teachable
I attempted to teach from this book last year. It's HORRIBLE! The explanations are utterly lacking and confusing at best. The problems at the end of the chapter may as well be missing. A student cannot learn from them, especially one struggling with the basics. Given the choice, buy another one! ... Read more


87. Statistics (9th Edition)
by James T. McClave, Terry L. Sincich
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Asin: 0130655988
Catlog: Book (2002-02-11)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 16657
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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This introduction to statistics presents balanced coverage of both the theory and application of statistics and at the same time helps learners develop and enhance their critical thinking skills. It teaches readers how to analyze data that appear in situations in the world around them and features an abundance of examples and exercises—nearly all based on current, real-world applications pulled from journals, magazines, news articles, and commerce.Chapter topics cover statistics, data, and statistical thinking; methods for describing sets of data; probability; discrete random variables; continuous random variables; sampling distributions; inferences based on a single sample: estimation with confidence intervals; inferences based on a single sample: tests of hypotheses; inferences based on two samples: confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses; analysis of variance: comparing more than two means; simple linear regression; multiple regression and model building; categorical data analysis; and nonparametric statistics.For individuals who want to learn the fundamentals of statistics. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Introductory Text
Often using real-life examples taken from the media, McClave presents materials in an orderly fashion. Sub-sections are small (usually 5-6 pages) and problem sets are very nicely divided into Mechanics, Basic, and Advanced problems. My only dislike was chapter 3 counting rules, which seemed to be added without proper foundation. As both a student and now a tutor of this text, I find McClave's level of explanation sufficent for an introductory text.

1-0 out of 5 stars Is there a solution manual for this book????
First of all I am not a statistics major and although I find statistics to be a very interesting but challenging subject I am afraid to say that so far I have not been very successful .... I need extra help and I have not yet found the solution manual for this textbook and I am amazed at the fact that there isn't one ? Can anyone help me...

Thanx

Norma_Zuniga@yahoo.com

3-0 out of 5 stars Probablity and counting methods sections weak as usual,
Having taken an introductory college course that used this book up through most of chapter 9 (infrences based on two-samples using confidence intervals and hyopthesis tesing), I must say as usually happens in intro stat textbooks, the probablity chapter (3) is the weakest area, it needs more worded explinations on counting rules to clarify seemingly ambiguous situations. I've also heard professors complain that some of the examples used are over simplified and ignore obvious possiblities in the interpertations of results that add new dimentions to the problem. Not to mention the whole things needs a few more passes by some competent editors, as there's quite a few painfully obvious mistakes and misprints. Other than that, it's understandable enough, the applications problems are welcome, if occasionally flawed. For a more intensive introduction to general statistics, I suggest you seek a textbook that wasn't aimed at the widest possible market. (try the texts that say something like: statistics for engineers)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text for Advanced Placement statistics course
I was a member of the text selection committee that chose this book for our school division's advanced placement statistics course. It was a wise decision. The text is filled with contemporary examples that grab a student's attention. It is particularly good at using technology both in the exercises and in the discussion. My students were very comfortable with the reading level, and DID READ the text! I especially liked the project suggestions at the end of each chapter. The text's one weakness is the discussion and placement of the linear regression material. I needed a simpler approach and to do it much earlier in the course (after chapter 2). I had to supplement with material from other sources. However, this is a rather minor complaint compared to the text's many other strengths. ... Read more


88. Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN(r) Examination
by Linda Anne Silvestri
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Catlog: Book (2004-12-10)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 2256
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A useful review tool in preparing for the NCLEX-RN examination, this guide is based on the latest NCLEX-RN test plan. In an outline format, it comprehensively reviews all areas of nursing, including maternity, pediatric, medical-surgical, psychiatric, and gerontologic. More than 4,000 practice questions are included in the book/CD-ROM package, along with comprehensive rationales and test-taking strategies. * Text and accompanying CD-ROM provide a total of 4,000 practice questions - more than any other comprehensive review book. The CD-ROM includes all 1,800 questions from the book, plus over 2,200 more. * Every question includes a correct answer, rationales for all responses, test-taking strategy, level of cognitive ability, integrated process, category of client needs, and reference to a major nursing text. * Alternate item format questions, including fill-in-the-blank, multiple-response, and illustration questions, provide exposure to these new formats on the ! NCLEX-RN exam. * A comprehensive exam consists of 265 questions with content areas in the same percentages as the current NCLEX-RN test plan. * Pharmacology is emphasized, with 13 pharmacology chapters, a medication and intravenous calculation chapter, and a pediatric medication calculation chapter. * Pyramid to Success sections provide an overview of each chapter plus a focused guide ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is my nursing bible!
I am closing the end of my second semester and I could not have been so successful without this book. I absolutely love it. It is set up in and easy to read font and categorized by body system. Great way to learn!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Review Book
I just passed my nclex exam on my first try with minimum of 75 questions--thanks to this book-- Saunders Comprehensive Review for NCLEX-RN. I looked around many books and also spent money on some books, but I finally selected this book. This book has everything what one need to pass the exam. One of the greatest feature of this book I loved is "clarification of the contents".It makes you to understand the concept just like a teacher. You can never pass the nclex unless you have understanding of the subject matter and this book helped me in that.I wished I had bought this book in the beginning of my nursing education.
Satinder Singh Gill
Union City, CA USA

5-0 out of 5 stars My Saving Grace!
This book is great!!
First semester, I sailed through nursing and rarely opened my textbooks.This semester - different story.You gotta study.

I (along with many other classmates) failed the first two tests this semester.So we all ran out and bought different versions of the NCLEX-RN study guides.WITHOUT A DOUBT Saunder's is the best!!I did 20 points better on the third test after just one good study group session with this book.Like others have said, you won't get throught this book in a day.Much of the content we haven't yet covered in lecture, but I know it's coming and I feel I'll have a "heads-up" when it does.

5-0 out of 5 stars Top notch!
Without a doubt this book is a must for nursing students or those preparing to take the NCLEX. I have used it tirelessly to study for tests through nursing school and it has proven invaluable. I like that the book is split up into sections by topic. Not all NCLEX books are designed this way. I also like that at the beginning of each chapter there is an outline defining all the necessary information needed to critically think through questions. It's like having all your years of nursing school compiled into one book! Following each topic summary there are NCLEX type questions with answers that follow at the end of the chapter. Answers contain rationale as to why the given answer is the correct one. Probably most helpful are the test taking strategies. For anyone who has taken a standardized test such as the SAT or GRE you know it's all about knowing how to take the test...knowledge is secondary. FInally, the CD that comes with the book is great. In addition to the questions printed in the book, it gives you about 50 more questions per section to answer. Bottom line...get this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. Well worth the money.
I got this book during my first semester of nursing school and it has been invaluable in helping me to pass my classes and master the material. There is a ton of information in this text, so don't expect to just sit down and read it in a couple of days. I think that the majority of people would benefit most from this book by using it as they progress through school rather than trying to review it before taking the NCLEX. The CD is great and has tons of questions. ... Read more


89. The Basic Practice of Statistics, Third Edition
by David S. Moore
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Asin: 0716758814
Catlog: Book (2003-06-04)
Publisher: W. H. Freeman
Sales Rank: 16454
Average Customer Review: 3.27 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Stand Alone Math Instructor
As a student of the Arts and Sciences, it is no secret that getting a competent mathematics professor is like winning the state lotto. Fortunately, for those venturing into statistics, your chances of playing those odds will be of no matter once you've had the help of this well-illustrated text. This book not only guides the student carefully through each statistical method, but the available exercises are solvable, realistic, and relevant to the examples as described. My reason for giving this book a 4 out of 5 is that there are two cases in which the book uses premature examples in the solution of one problem while in another problem, the given answer is not fully explained. All in all, this book could be the answer for any student needing clarification of the terms and principles that are usually abbreviated in the classroom lecture. To those of us left to fend for ourselves, this book provides the core material in understanding and solving statistics as well as the empowerment of comprehending the more complex of problems found on certain exams.

2-0 out of 5 stars Fun but most students found it difficult to follow
At our college, we tried to use this textbook for a year, and at numerous requests by students and faculty, we have had to select another book for the upcomming year for general introductory statsitics courses. Most students found the layout of the book confusing, as it is very choppy. Instead of writing the formulas, supplimenting theory to explain them, and then giving examples, the author chops these sections and mixes them through out the book. Most students found the book hard to follow. Instructors almost always needed supplimentry material and found the book somewhat challenging to teach from. However, students found the examples to be fascinating and diverse, from measuring measuring glucose in cockroaches' "hindguts" to Mickey Mantel's batting average. Especially with the C.D., it is an excellent suppliment to any textbook to illistrate the real life applicability of statistics to non-mathematics majors, but not helpful in explaining concepts to students in of itself.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to statistics
This book is a good introduction to statistics and is quite easy to understand with excellent examples, though a few parts of it can get a bit technical. For anyone wishing to learn introductory statistics, I would recommend this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Jumps into things, but uses great examples
My instructor did a decent job explaining things that the book did not make clear. Quite often, the book went from basic to intermediate/advanced without any transition or guide. I've seen several other books with better explanations, but as far as statistical examples are concerned, it's excellent. If you're learning Statistics on your own, you may want to find an easier book to teach you the concept, then use this book to work out the example problems and advance your knowledge.

2-0 out of 5 stars Worthless book good only for fire
Maybe it was because of my college professor, but I could not stand this stuff! Most of it doesn't make sense and isn't really too useful. But there are probably worse math books. ... Read more


90. Fundamentals of Nursing: Concepts, Process, and Practice, Seventh Edition
by Barbara Kozier, Glenora Erb, Audrey J. Berman, Shirlee Snyder, Audrey Berman
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Asin: 0130455296
Catlog: Book (2003-08-04)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 21618
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Fundamentals of Nursing, 7/E presents the fundamentals of nursing care within the framework of the nursing process. Hallmark features are a clear and accessible writing style, a focus on practical application with real-world examples and case studies, and an appropriate level of detail for beginners. The book is supported by a state-of-the art technology package to enhance the learning process.Provides the fundamentals of the nature of nursing, contemporary health care, health beliefs and practices, the nursing process, lifespan development issues, integral aspects of nursing, assessing health, and promoting psychosocial health and physiologic health.For Nurses and Health Care Professionals. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very good book!
This book was required my first semester of nursing school and I think it was very well thought out and written. I especially loved the tables used throughout the book to help in studying for exams. I hope my school continues to have it on their required book list.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Text for first year nursing students
This was the textbook that I used for my first year in nursing school. It gives complete instructions with pictures and rationale's. It has wonderful little tables that teach you everything from patient teaching to signs and symptoms of diseases. I would highly recommended this book to any nursing student.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Text - Highly Recommend It
The Best Fundamentals of Nursing Text I have seen. Covers every concept with rationale's. Great photographs with complete descriptions. The companion book is a great asset to accompany the text while in the field. Just everything that the Nursing Student needs to know. I am very pleased with text and would highly recommend it to everyone!

5-0 out of 5 stars This book is very thorough!
Kozier and Erb, as my first year nursing classmates and I lovingly refer to it as, is the best thing that every happened to nursing students.

This books covers all topics that a first year nursing student could dream of needing. Each procedure is listed in a procedure box with step-by-step instructions including preperation and rationale.

The book also includes model care plans for common diseases/conditions. Boxes highlight assessment findings, critical thinking, and nursing diagnoses.

I can't say enough good things about this book! Let me put it this way, if my house were on fire, Kozier and Erb would be the first book I throw out the window!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best damn nursing fundamentals book ever made!
This is the best damn first-year nursing book in the world. It doesn't get any better than this! This is all you need to read and study to get that 'A' and to become a competent first-year nursing student. ... Read more


91. Chemistry : Principles and Reactions (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
by William L. Masterton, Cecile N. Hurley
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Asin: 0534408788
Catlog: Book (2003-01-16)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Sales Rank: 329447
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This new edition of CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS continues to provide students with the "core" material essential to understanding the principles of general chemistry. Masterton and Hurley cover the basics without sacrificing the essentials, appealing to several markets. Appropriate for either a one- or two-semester course, CHEMISTRY: PRINCIPLES AND REACTIONS, Fifth Edition is three hundred pages shorter than most general chemistry texts and lives up to its long-standing reputation as THE student-oriented text. Though this text is shorter in length than most other General Chemistry books, it is not lower in level and with the addition of the large volume of content provided by the revolutionary GENERAL CHEMISTRY INTERACTIVE 3.0 CD-ROM that is included with every copy, it has a depth and breadth rivaling much longer books. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Chemistry Text
This book contained many interesting pictures and well drawn diagrams, but could have been better organized and more detailed in it's explanations. Overall, this book did satisfy the basic principles and ideas generally found in chemistry 101 and chemistry 102 courses.

5-0 out of 5 stars A nice read
I used this book for AP chem. I know one of the reviewers claims that it doesn't prepare you for the test. I think though, that it covers all the information you'll need to get a five on the AP, as I used this book, and I got a five. Perhaps, the practice problems aren't exactly AP chem test type problems. Therefore, to study for the actual test, go find a practice AP chem book like Barrons. They give you myriad practice problems. This book though, explains chemistry, not just how to do problems. Some people think that its over simplified. I think that its just written well and doesn't over complicate matters. Everything you need to know for a first year non calculus based chemistry course is in this book...and its accessible. The language is clear and concise. The sample problems are very useful because they cover basic problem solving techniques. I also enjoyed the little notes in the margins, they're kinda funny (this refers to the third edition). Anyway, if you want a general chem book that is not too complicated but still covers alot of material, this one's for you!

2-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely terrible
Although this book may be useful as a reference, it is a disaster if you are new to chemistry and don't have a professor, who could explain some topics from this book.
In order to understand the book's problems you have to buy separately a solution manual.

2-0 out of 5 stars So-so
A bit too complicated for a General Chemistry text, yet it still fails to touch on certain important aspects (steric numbers, among others). The practice problems at the end of each chapter are highly abstract, but may be viewed as somewhat useful when compared to the extremely wordy and complicated study guide. College students studying Chemistry for the first time, especially older non-traditional students, will find the authors' approach to several concepts to be unnecessarily complex. This text is far more useful when accompanied by a study guide such as Houk's Chemistry: Concepts and Problems, A Self-Teaching Guide. The text's study guide is fairly useless unless the instructor pulls tests from the publisher's web suite.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good text book
I am a UCONN student, where Prof. Masterton and Prof. Hurley are my chemistry teachers. I have to say that this book is very well written, and interesting to read. It explains the priciple in clear and easy to understand fassion, not wordy, not repetitive. The exercises are step by step, and get to the point. The author often makes connection between chemistry and our everyday life. For example, he will expain that sea water is a bit slipery because it's slightly basic. There are some comments that this book is too simple, and not at college level. Well, I'm taking general chemistry course here, with this textbook, and this course is one of the hardest course at UCONN. We judge a book by it's content, not by it's thickness or how pretty the title page is. There are not too many organic stuff here, but most people who is major in chemistry related fields go on to take Organic Chemistry, at here this is the way it is here. This book is supposed to be General introduction to chemistry. And you can certainly get a lot out of it. ... Read more


92. First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 : 2005 (First Aid for the Usmle Step 1)
by VikasBhushan, TaoLe
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The ultimate resource for USMLE Step 1 preparation! Published annually, this is the only student-to-student review book that provides facts and strategies from medical students who had previously taken the exam. The book contains over 900 frequently tested facts and mnemonics, 24 pages of high-yield color images similar to those on the exam, more than 100 clinical vignettes, and a completely revised rating of over 300 basic science review products. ... Read more


93. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: 17th Edition
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The most widely used medical reference in the world–more than 10 million copies sold in 18 languages since it was first published in 1899–revised, updated, and redesigned with more changes than any edition in the past twenty years. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Mandatory for all survivalists
This book MUST be in a survivalist library! It is the authoritive guide to identifying, diagnosing and treating human illness. You'll find nearly all the collected current knowledge of modern medicine within these pages.

Along with the Bible, this book is the single most important literary resource you can own. The Merck Manual is broken up into sections categorized along types of afflictions and causes, followed by appropriate treatments. Sometimes the language is clinical and can be difficult to follow without an understanding of the terms but most laymen can grasp enough to administer correct emergency medical care when necessary.

The Merck manual also proves useful when confronting your doctor about your condition or that of a loved one, it enables you to understand the diagnosis and treatment sufficiently to determine if there may be a mistake or a possible side-effect your doctor might not be willing to admit to.

I also recommend "Where there is no Doctor" and "Where there is no Dentist" to accompany this great book.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of Medicine
Dubbed the Bible of Medicine, the Merck manual is a book condensed enough to cover all the major aspects of of medicine in a text written that even though is targeted towards health care practitioners, can also be used by that layman. Written first at the end of the 19th century, the manual covers nearly most of everything in the medical field. From why epilepsy occurs to that dreadful itchy rash, the topics are concise, up to the point and easy to understand. Even though a home edition exists, the black book can be used by educated people to know anything they would like to know, with the exception of surgery.

The book is divided into an alphabetical scheme, where all the topics are featured in that order. However that can be confusing as such since the subtopics are not arranged that way. Case in point, if you wanted to search for Candidiasis of the skin, you should not search under C, but S for skin disorders and then follow things through. This can be confusing at first, but then again, this is not an encyclopedia or dictionary of medical terms. The great thing about the book is the way everything is covered in the basic schema of background, signs and symptoms and then therapy. This helps people understand the topic in the right sense and actually makes it stick to your mind for a long time. The book is also good enough to mention the doses of the drugs used to treat an ailment.

No medical clinician should be out there practicing without the Merck Manual on his desk. This is a quick reference that is essential in the day of evidence based medicine and where the patient is educated enough to be a part of his or her treatment plan and not just the silent recepient. The book can be found in the hard copy format and is available for the PALM, which makes it the best reference carried in a doctor's pocket.

Very Highly Recommended!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Here's what I think...
A great medical reference book that has been around forever. Probably more for medical professionals than the lay person though. Also recommend "The Multifidus Back Pain Solution" if you have back pain from lifting patients around all day like I do.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best compact summary of internal medicine
It's amazing to me that a book like this could still be current. In many ways the Merck Manual is a relic from another age, when doctors had to fit their entire medical libraries and equipment in a stagecoach and specialists were unheard of outside the largest cities.

It remains a wonderful travel reference for the physician, great vacation reading for the medical student, and an affordable way for the educated layman to pursue a personal interest in medicine.

A layman who wants to tackle the Merck Manual in its entirety will need a good college science background and a medical dictionary. While this book is very well written, it is quite dense and often assumes a basic knowledge of the medical sciences.

The Merck manual is probably the only serious medical textbook that is affordable for the general reader. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in medicine--those considering medical school will probably find it especially valuable.

5-0 out of 5 stars Why do so few people own and use this book?
This book has been a classic and a mirror on medical knowledge
since its first publication in 1899. By studying the various
editions of the very many years it has been in existance, you obtain a look into the past and evolution of human knowledge.
The publication is regularly issued and is now it its 17th edition.

As the very many other reviews have stated it is an incomparable work for its small overall dimensions containing over 2832 pages in an easy to carry design and format. The paper is of high quality, very thin and long lasting capable of withstanding much abuse.

The breadth of the subject matter contained therein is beyond the reach of most other medical books except perhaps the excellent medical text entitled "Wilderness Medicine" authored by Auerbach. However the extremely well done full size Auerbach publication is not something you would carry while the Merck Manual is just for that type of instant reference, easy carry availability.
While the Merck Manual is not and does not pretend to discuss surgery in any depth nor teach any surgical procedures it certainly indicates when surgery is a treatment and does discuss various surgical therapy. An example is Hydrocephalus where within a short space accurate and useful discussion is imparted as to etiology and surgical remedies.
This book also contains excellent chapters on Pharmacodynamics and Clinical Pharmacology. This is unusual in a general medical text. There are very few medical conditions not addressed in this publication.
I do not understand why in the United States the Merck Manual is not found on the desk of most physicians. Perhaps its extraordinary overall scope is not as useful as more targeted texts to the specialty practiced. Certainly specialized publications, which Merck is not, are the method to conduct in depth research but to have in such a simple one volume format a fully comprehensive general medical text is a pleasure to possess and use.
Every medical practitioner should own one. For those who love well done books, it makes wonderful recreational reading as does the Auerbach Wilderness Medicine. Another book to keep nearby is DeGowin and Degowin's "Bedside Diagnostic Examination" which easily fits in a coat pocket.... ... Read more


94. Medical Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems
by Sharon Mantik Lewis, Margaret M. Heitkemper, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Sharon Mantik, Ph.D. Lewis
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This book contains solid, research-based content presented in a concise, readable, and consistent format. Special features highlight the content that is most relevant and challenging for today's nursing students, including patient teaching, community and home care, gerontology, cultural and ethnic considerations, collaborative care, nutrition, and critical thinking. Nursing management content is discussed in a unique levels-of-care approach, with separate headings for Health Promotion, Acute Intervention, and Ambulatory and Home Care. More than just a textbook, it is a comprehensive resource with the essential information that students need to prepare for lectures, classroom activities, examinations, clinical assignments, and comprehensive care of patients. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Multiple inaccurate answers
This study guide definitely needed more attention before it was published. I also have the 5th edition study guide and there are many mistakes that appear to be a lack of proofreading before publishing this newer edition. Many incongruencies here. I would recommend the 5th edition if you want to be certain of the tool you are using.

1-0 out of 5 stars This Study Guide Has Incorrect Answers!!!
I have found many errors in this study guide. I thought I was crazy at first, then the rest of the nursing class had the same concern. The errors are in the answer section, it will give you the wrong letter for the multiple choice answer and the correct rationale. I have contacted the publisher and received no response. Nursing School is hard enough, don't add to it with a very frustrating study guide with the wrong answers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!
An excellent text for Med/Surg nursing course. One you will want to keep for future reference. Indispensible!

5-0 out of 5 stars A practical and well-rounded guidebook for Home Health Care
This book I've subtitled "holding the bag" -- it is basically a text book for nurses, telling them how to deal with the patient after the doctor has left the room. It includes how to live with a diagnosis, a disease, and deal with the side-effects of a cure. It not only provides precise medical information, but includes psychological and 'daily-life' information as well. As it is designed for nurses, the vocabulary is technical, and the illustrations are graphic; if you really want to understand what the doctors just told you, this is the place to go. ... Read more


95. Earth : An Introduction to Physical Geology (8th Edition)
by Edward J. Tarbuck, Frederick K Lutgens, Dennis Tasa
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To understand timely issues such as natural disasters and environmental challenges—and to evaluate solutions to related problems—the average citizen needs a basic awareness of the scientific principles that influence our planet. This trusted book makes an often-complex subject accessible to readers with a strong focus on readability and illustrations.Offers a meaningful,non-technical survey that is informative and up to date for learning basic principles and concepts. Includes a revised and expanded GEODe Earth CD-ROM. Updates and revises art and illustrations to include dozens of new high-quality, photographs carefully selected to aid understanding and add realism. Provides a wealth of new special-interest boxes, including "Earth as a System," "People and the Environment," and "Understanding Earth."A useful reference for anyone interested in learning more about Earth's geology. ... Read more


96. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopeida)
by Bernhard Grzimek, Neil Schlager, Donna Olendorf, Melissa C. McDade
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best zoology reference available!
This book is clearly the best zoological compilation that is available at the moment. Grzimek is one of the most renowned zoologists in the world, and his works were edited and supplied with material by today's highest-ranking zoologists. This 9000 page encyclopedia includes the following volumes:

v1 Lower Metazoans and Lesser Deuterostomes
v2 Insects
v3 Protostomes
v4-5 Fishes
v6 Amphibians
v7 Reptiles
v8-11 Birds
v12-16 Mammals
(v17) - Cumulative Index

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97. EnvironmentalScience : Toward A Sustainable Future (9th Edition)
by Richard T. Wright
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This classic book explores the interactions of humans within the natural environment and probes issues thoroughly, examining their scientific basis, history, and society's response. Strong science, sustainability, and stewardship of Earth remain the underlying themes.Accompanies each copy of the book with the new Global City CD, built around the concepts of a large city that shows many of the environmental problems presented in the book. Includes an extensively revised layout and design. Keeps readers abreast of the latest developments or most pressing issues in the field, such as Global Climate Change. Offers "Environment on the Web" exercises that help readers access additional information on the Internet; important Web references are keyed to each chapter.An interesting reference for anyone interested in learning more about today's crucial environmental issues. ... Read more


98. Using Multivariate Statistics (4th Edition)
by Barbara G. Tabachnick, Linda S. Fidell, Barbara Tabachnick, Linda Fidell
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Catlog: Book (2000-08-09)
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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This book takes a practical approach to multivariate data analysis, with an introduction to the most commonly encountered statistical and multivariate techniques. Using Multivariate Statistics provides practical guidelines for conducting numerous types of multivariate statistical analyses. It gives syntax and output for accomplishing many analyses through the most recent releases of SAS, SPSS, and SYSTAT, some not available in software manuals. The book maintains its practical approach, still focusing on the benefits and limitations of applications of a technique to a data set - when, why, and how to do it. Overall, it provides advanced users with a timely and comprehensive introduction to today's most commonly encountered statistical and multivariate techniques, while assuming only a limited knowledge of higher-level mathematics. For those interested in statistical analysis. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars One one of the best applied stat. books ever, excellent!
Many statistical books, particularly multivariate ones,are, - let's face it- boring, heavy-going and ugly. Formulae are used as if to terrify and frighten, not to illustrate or show, and textual passages are all too often chock full of outright fibs such as 'it will be clear that', or, 'the reader will see that' or - a sure sign that something truly monstrous is to follow - 'it is obvious that'. Not so Tabachnick and Fidell's great book. Everything is clear and well set-out, with lots of real examples. Unlike many textbooks, it does not assume that you got your data out of a textbook, it shows how to analyze real data, how to check statistical assumptions and what to do about violations of those assumptions. Although some of the information on statistical packages may now be a little dated, the program inputs and outputs are supplied, as are written-up reports of the results, similar to how they would appear in a socio-behavioral journal. I've been using the various three editions of this truly wonderful book since 1985 and think it should be on the desk of every professional, aspiring or sometime data analyst or statistician!

5-0 out of 5 stars It's a classic, the first big buy for MV stats
This book is a classic. It is the first major purchase you should make for multivariate techniques. In my opinion, it is not a theoretical book, yet it is not a cookbook either. For novices, it provides enough rigor and theory to prevent one from having too many unanswered questions. However, it does not bombard the reader with so much theory that practicality is lost. It's a great way to begin looking at multivariate stats. If your research necessitates deeper analysis, you can find it in other books, but without an adequate foundation, such as that provided for by this book, it will be difficult to tackle more advanced texts. The book costs too much, which is a drawback. It is a shame that books are getting in the ridiculous category for pricing. With that said, this is a book that you will be able to keep for quite a while. The techniques presented are durable and the conepts are timeless for the most part. New statistical methods that are currently being developed are generally available in small booklets ...for cheap prices. Reading this text will make most of those 'new' methods understandable. So, in that regard, it may be a good purchase. But, your best bet is to hit the college bookstore a week before the semester to find a used copy in excellent condition. For the reviewer from Brazil, he should put down the thesaurus and re-read the book. For the rest of us, let's be thankful for people like that for they often return these books to the bookstore in a huff of frustration, with the books barely opened and ripe for the taking at a used price. Great text, should stay on your shelf for years, just try to find a good deal on one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Putting the 't' back into statistics ...
There's a reason why some students leave out the first and soften the second 't' in the word 'statistics'. Well, not if working with this book.
Doing a lot of multivariate analyzes in the course of my research and teaching research-methods to graduate students, I repeatedly find this book a treasure I would not want to do without. The advice is well organized, hands-on with guidelines to follow and explanations on how to run and interpret analyzes in SPSS, it's sufficiently detailed (though not overbearingly so) and quite complete, and clearly written and easy to understand (honestly, whoever tells you differently hasn't read any of the alternatives).
Yes, the price is scary - unfortunately, since that price is the only thing keeping this book from being a best-seller and a student-favourite. However, if you plan on doing any multivariate stats for a little bit longer than a few months (longer than your University Library will be happy to lend this book to you, that is), it pays off. This book is excellent, and often, after searching through my SPSS handbooks, my Stevens and Cohens (all very good books themselves), I return to this one, finally finding the information I need, and in the digestible format that I need. A definite keeper.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tabachnik's Multivariate Statistics
This is the 'statistical bible' for graduate students or professors performing multivariate statistics in their research. It explains every concept, provides examples, and explains different statistical programs. All of this information is provided in easy to understand terminology. It is worth the steep price tag because I use it all the time. As a researcher, I perform multivariate stastics frequently and this book is a great resource.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good How to Do Books
I have used earlier versions of this book throughout my professional life. It is a handy quick reference for the more advanced practitioner who wants to explore techniques that they have not used before. Or, to refresh one's memory on techniques that have not been used for awhile. This book is also very useful for training junior practitioners in multivariate techniques. There is enough detail to satisfy those asking more detailed questions about techniques without overwelming those less inclined to pore over mathematical formula. Steps and tests are well laid out, with enough discussion so that the reader understands the value and importance of working through the standard routines and assumption checks. It also offers important pratical steps in how to design and run specific statistical procedures in the common statistical packages.

Given the increasingly user-friendly statistical software on the market, this book offers a quick antidote for the rising number of button pushers, by showing budding statisticians the implications of using a technique ignorantly. This is done without making the technique inscrutable to the reader.

While the new edition offers some additional information - the cost conscious buyer could easily find considerable value in older editions. ... Read more


99. Organic Chemistry (6th Edition)
by Robert T. Morrison, Robert N. Boyd, Robert K. Boyd
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A popular introduction to organic chemistry whichstresses the importance of molecular structure in understanding theproperties and principles of organic chemistry. Providesa wide variety of spectra to be analyzed. Features four-color photographsthroughout.

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100. Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
by Joel Griffith Hardman, Lee E. Limbird, Alfred G. Gilman
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Catlog: Book (2001-08-13)
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The Tenth Edition also brings the field of pharmacology up-to-date in terms of critical areas such as molecular biology, new drugs, and clinical studies that have contributed to the understanding of therapeutics and their role in the management of disease. Time-tested, yet up-to-the-minute, "G & G" is truly the most current, expert, and easy-to-use drug reference available today.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good....but out of date!
"Goodman & Gilman" has been the staple of pharmacology for many years, and with good reason. While I agree with the other reviewers that it is the gold standard, in the "old days" the book was updated about every 5 years, and this one came out in 1996. Given that the book probably took a couple of years to revise, the information is close to 10 years out of date! As is stated in the Notice on p. xviii, "Medicine is an ever-changing science." I have been waiting for the 10th Edition for some time now...!

5-0 out of 5 stars great for the right audience
This book is great for the right audience, and for the right job. This book is not for the following people/jobs: 1. Medical students. If you are a medic, and you need a text for your pharmacology class, try the simpler and less detailed books like Katzung's. The level of detail in G&G may be overwhelming. 2. As an intern/resident, you really don't have the time for such details either. A pocket guide comes in handy for your day-to-day work. This book is excellent for research purposes, especially for presentation at a conference, for pharmacists and pharmacologists, and for others directly involved in drug dispensing or manufacture.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best pharmacology book you can own...and a good doorstop
The most comprehensive pharmacology book to have as a healthcare professional or student

4-0 out of 5 stars VERY CLOSE TO BEING PERFECT
"Goldman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics" is one brain toasting book. It reminds me of the "Principles of Pharmacology: Basic Concepts & Clinical Applications" (edited by Paul Munson). Of course, either of these two books can serve as a reference tool; and although the latter maintains a price advantage, 'Goldman & Gilman's' is more ubiquitous.
It is rich, versatile, and presents well laid-out voluminous chapters. Anyone who reads this book will appreciate how it tackled General Therapeutics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology.

4-0 out of 5 stars Essential for the Pharmacology Part of the Boards!
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This pharmacology book is solely responsible for my honors grades in pharmacology and on the national boards.

All topics are covered comprehensively, with far greater clinical application than most pharmacology texts.

The chapter organization makes sense, and it is well indexed. This was one of the few med school books I kept and used for years after leaving clinical medicine to go into research.

I used the book for researching medications for family and myself - information on side effects and interactions was very good.

There are almost no illustrations, and few charts, so it's not easy reading, but it is definitely worthwhile.

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