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101. Human Anatomy (4th Edition)
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102. Technical Communication
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103. Cecil Textbook of Medicine (Cecil
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104. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics
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105. Kaplan PCAT : 2004-2005 Edition
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106. College Algebra (9th Edition)
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107. iGenetics with Free Solutions
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108. Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology,
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109. Calculus, 7th Edition, Late Transcendentals
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110. Human Anatomy & Physiology
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116. Williams Obstetrics (Williams
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117. Miller's Anesthesia: 2-Volume
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118. Pathophysiology: The Biologic
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119. Adams and Victor's Principles
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120. Immunobiology

101. Human Anatomy (4th Edition)
by Frederic Martini, Michael Timmons, Robert Tallitsch, Frederic H. Martini, Michael J. Timmons, Robert B. Tallitsch
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Asin: 0130615692
Catlog: Book (2002-06-03)
Publisher: Benjamin/Cummings
Sales Rank: 51732
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Since its first edition Human Anatomy as been praised for its clarity of presentation, its outstanding visually-oriented illustration program, and its ability to help users understand anatomical structures. Past editions of Human Anatomy have won very prestigious awards, including the award for Textbook Excellence by the Text and Academic Authors Association and the award for Illustration Excellence by the Association of Medical Illustrators. Innovative pedagogical elements and a tightly integrated supplements package make this new edition an excellent choice for all anatomy studies.The exhaustive volume provides an introduction to anatomy and addresses cells, the tissue level of organization, integumentary system, the skeletal system, the muscular system, surface anatomy, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system, the reproductive system, and human development.For health care professionals of all kinds, massage therapists, forensic medical examiners and athletic trainers. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Why so large?
I am a University of Minnesoota student and we use this text for our introductory Human Anatomy course. (Unfortunately they came out with a new edition and I couldn't sell it back to the bookstore.) Strictly in terms of the content this book was average because I often needed more information on certain aspects of the human anatomy. My real frustration was due to the fact that I feel the publisher should have supplied a carrying case specifically designed to carry such a large, awkward book. I realize that the size contributed to larger pictures but I feel it was a bit overboard! Finally, as I mentioned before, a new edition came out very recently. The new book resembles the previous edition too much. It's unfortunate we live in such a capitalistic society as to allow such a situation to take place.. ... Read more

102. Technical Communication
by Mike Markel
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Asin: 0312403380
Catlog: Book (2003-07-14)
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Sales Rank: 15255
Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Owner's review
This book is in awesome shape, I used it for an online course, so i have never carried in a book bag. No markings, and very very minimal corners bent.

5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting and real world scenarios
I teach technical writing at a community college and frequently switched textbooks until I discovered Mike Markel's. It is well organized, gives 8 measures of excellence in technical writing that students quickly grasp, has very up-to-date scenarios that prompt critical reading and writing and the online quizzes and resources are the frosting on the cake. This book is a great tool for educators, students and absolutely anyone who wishes to write in a professional manner.

3-0 out of 5 stars Well written, over priced common sense.
The information in the book as well as the scenarios presented are well put. The writing is adequate for the subject. Overall, though, I feel the cost of the book exceeded the value. Much of the information in the book is common sense.

4-0 out of 5 stars Technical Communication--Mike Markel
I am using this for my course in technical writing at the University level. It gives a very thorough look at tech writing, and its exercises help emphasize ethics, collaboration, and working with the Web. All of these are important in the world of business that many students will be entering. Although I could not possibly cover the entire text in one semester, it is carefully laid out so that it is easy to emphasize the things that work best for your course. ... Read more

103. Cecil Textbook of Medicine (Cecil Textbook of Medicine)
by Lee Goldman, Dennis Ausiello
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Asin: 072169652X
Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 37206
Average Customer Review: 4.45 out of 5 stars
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Cecil Textbook of Medicine has been one of the world's most trusted medical references since its original publication in 1927. In the 22nd edition of this classic text, more than 450 renowned authorities present the very latest clinic knowledge augmented by a superb new full 4-color design and internal navigation system. Here you'll continue to find comprehensive coverage of the scientific foundations and biological basis of disease processes; an introduction to clinical practice protocols; current concepts of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment -- all presented by distinguished experts in a new user friendly, graphically appealing 4-color format. The core of the text continues to encompass the disorders of the major organ systems, including the approach to the patient, clinical manifestations, diagnostic procedures, and treatment strategies. Text includes a bonus CD-ROM with full text and images with a link to the website. ... Read more

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Dedicated to health since 1927, Cecil Textbook of Medicine is like wine: the longer you indulge in it, the more captivating it becomes. This 21st edition on CD-ROM exhibits Cecil's wealth of experience in a manner that will make its contemporaries to sulk with envy. It is not just the best in terms of providing succinct information, but also in terms of contents organisation. This CD-ROM remains the 'numero uno' multimedia Textbook of Medicine if flexibility of use is your priority.
The only minus this book has is that it is not as thorough (in scope) as Kelley's text is.

5-0 out of 5 stars great outline; easily understandable
This book was first recommended to me by my consultant in internal medicine, so I decided to purchase a copy. So far I have enjoyed the book tremendously. The outlay is great; the depth of coverage is excellent, and it cuts to the meat of internal medicine without giving you distracting [and often confusing] information. Whenever I wanted a general overview of a topic, I turn to this book. For further studies, I use Harrison's. The standard is a bit high for the average medical student though. But if you are an intern, or an IM resident, you'll find the book an invaluable companion.

3-0 out of 5 stars I am disappointed
I know Cecil for several years.
I am using it together with Harrison for the last 20 years.
I bought the 22nd edition with the web version.
It looks wonderful, but....
Try and compare the chapter on hyponatremia and compare it to Harrison. Try and find Carbamazepine on the list of drugs causing cannot find it in Cecil (but it is in Harrison and in the "current").
What about amiodarone and hyperthyroidsm? It is hardly mentioned in Cecil, and well described in Harrison (and in good old "current").
So, let's wait to the new edition of Harrison.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cecil
I first bought this book in Medical School and I still use it almost every week after 14 years. It is thorough and consise-- provides a bit of theory and a lot of practical information in a scholarly style. If youre a reader, get this book-- you may find yourself reading a reference book in your spare time. I would like to go to a physician who used Cecil Medicine as a reference. If youre not a natural reader, forget it and just buy the latest copy of the Washington Manual.

3-0 out of 5 stars Neither here nor there
I bought this book before my Medicine rotation (on a deperate, misguided "what if I don't have enough information for this 'oh so important rotation'" impulse) and regretted it. I barely used it, and I much preferred Current. I found that the information was not particularly easy to find. It read more like a storybook. I felt it was time-intensive but not detailed (not like Harrison's). However, it is really a matter of personal preference. Some may like the many diagrams, flow charts, and tables that are given. It also gives a quick review of the relevant basics (pathophysiology, anatomy, etc.). My advice: by the time you get to your Medicine rotation, you should already know your study style and should choose the most appropriate book in accordance. Go to the bookstore and compare the books and see which appeals the most to you. ... Read more

104. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics e-dition: Text with Continually Updated Online Reference
by Richard E. Behrman
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Asin: 0721603904
Catlog: Book (2004-06-29)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 76331
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Book Description

For over 60 years, practitioners have relied on Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics. It's simply the place to find complete, authoritative guidance on virtually every pediatric disorder. And now, this breakthrough e-DITION encompasses all of today's essential knowledge…in two state-of-the-art formats that provide you with unprecedented reference power! The e-DITION features the 17th edition of the Textbook an access code--your gateway to Tap into a pediatrics powerhouse!

Minimum system requirements:

Windows: Windows 98 or higher • Pentium® processor-based PC • 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended) • 10 MB of available hard-disk space • 2x or faster CD-ROM drive • 800 x 600 resolution VGA monitor supporting thousands of colors (16-bit) or greater • Internet connection

Mac: Mac OS 9 or higher • 64MB of RAM or greater • 10 MB of available hard-disk space • 2x or faster CD-ROM drive • 800 x 600 resolution VGA monitor supporting thousands of colors (16-bit) or greater • Internet connection ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars In Depth Pediatric Reference
When I was on my PA Peds rotation, I often consulted this great reference in the medical library. Now, that I have my own book, I know its value. There is no other Pediatrics book out there that is better than this one. Don't waste your money on less expensive books like Current Pediatrics which doesn't cover half as many topics as Nelson. Also, for a great little pocket books, try Harriet Lane and Current Clinical Strategies Pediatrics 5 Minute Review.

4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive Reference Work
The Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics covers just about
every possible subfield in childrens medicin. As
a lot of different authors have contributed, the style
tends to differ a lot between different sections and

Some of the chapters, such as the one describing the
immune system, are very technical and only aimed at
the well-versed in microbiology, whereas others, like
the acutely ill child, are very descriptive and make
a compelling read.

NToP is a particularly useful reference work for
those who want to read a good description on a
particular pathology or disorder. It is not written
or intended as a diagnostic aid, but rather as
a starter to bring the reader up to speed in a
particular subject after the diagnosis has been made.

It is also not intended as "the last word" on anything.
For instance, although the pediatric cardiology section is
extensive, you will need rather more to discuss a complicated
case with the pediatric cardiologist at the local university

Sadly, some topics are barely touched. Look for sliding
hernia or oesophagitis, for example, and you will be

This book is a useful investment both for medical
practicioners and the loving parents to which it is

4-0 out of 5 stars Great features, further improvement possible
I don't think I need to explain how great the "Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics" is, so I focus on the features as software.

This product is based on a java applet and for Windows and Macintosh. For each of the chapter, about 30 review questions are available in a multiple-choice format. The answer is not only with alphabetical one, but also with a concise explanation with a link to the textbook. I find this feature very helpful. I haven't checked "Nelson Review of Pediatrics, 2nd ed., Behrman,R.E.CW.B.Saunders , 2000 263p", but the publisher says that this feature is based on this book.

Update service is available. Every time when you launch the program, you are asked whether it checks the updates. Full access to for further information is also available, after you sign up on the web site. After all, the support service is awesome.

However, there are some things you should know as windows users, which is why I put 4 stars. First, you are required to use Netscape or Internet Explorer as your default browser. The browser must be new enough, too. Second, you must insert the CD-ROM every time you use this program, since it doesn't install all the files to your hard disk unlike the previous edition. Third, if you are using localized Windows other than English, you may have to replace some files. The procedure is as follows, quoted from the mail I got immediately from the support center:

>The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that we distribute with the Nelson
>product is not the internationalized version. It could be that one of
>the following may address the issue (FIRST BACKUP THE JRE DIRECTORY IN
>1. Download and install the international version of the JRE 1.2.2 (the
>one we use for Nelson) from
> Then
>copy the installed JRE directory and all contents to the Nelson
>directory, naming it JRE.
>2. Download and install the international version of the newer JRE 1.3.0
>from and do the
>same thing as above.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics
This textbook is the gold standard of pediatric books. I used mine all through medical school and still use it in my practice. I highly recommend this text to students, residents and physcians. The thought provoking text and excellent illustrations make this a must have book. I couldn't practice without mine.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic Textbook of Pediatrics
No medical text can ever be comprehensive, or completely up to date. The science of medicine advances so quickly that books are outdated the day they are published.

Nonetheless, "Nelson's Textbook of Pediatrics" comes as close as possible. Along with another other classic pediatric text, "Rudolph's Pediatrics," Nelson's represents the best of pediatric medicine in America. Every pediatrician has a favorite, but Nelson's is the gold standard.

Nelson's is particularly strong in pediatric cardiology and immunology. For the latest in infectious disease, see the "Red Book" published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. For neonatology, developmental pediatrics, and the surgical sub-specialties, consult specialty books in those fields. For congenital malformations and syndromes, "Smiths's" (by Jones!) is a good place to start. For the latest in oncology, your best bet (after your local trusted oncologist) is to search Medline or the Web, but watch out for quackery. ... Read more

105. Kaplan PCAT : 2004-2005 Edition (Kaplan Pcat)
by John A. Kriak
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Asin: 0743247558
Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
Publisher: Kaplan
Sales Rank: 5572
Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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Are You Ready for the Test?

Kaplan's PCAT Comprehensive Review, 2004 Edition comes complete with a targeted review of all the tested material on the PCAT plus Kaplan's highly effective test-taking strategies. With this powerful combination, PCAT Comprehensive Review, 2004 Edition can help you get the high PCAT score you need to get into pharmacy school.

Intensive Science Review

  • 16 Biology Chapters
  • 13 Chemistry Chapters
  • Practice Sets for Each Section

    Verbal Ability Section

  • Extensive Root Word List
  • Helpful Vocabulary Practice Exercises

    Exclusive Tips & Strategies

  • Manage Time More Effectively
  • Master All the Question Types
  • Deal with Stress

    Detailed Test Preparation

  • Diagnostic Test with Answers and Explanations
  • Full-Length Practice Test with Answers and Explanations

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    Kaplan has helped more than 3 million students achieve their educational and career goals. With 185 centers and more than 1,200 classroom locations throughout the United States and abroad, Kaplan provides a full range of services, including test preparation courses, admissions consulting, programs for international students, professional licensing preparation, and more.

    For more information, contact us at 1-800-KAP-TEST or visit ... Read more

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    2-0 out of 5 stars GO WITH BARRONS PCAT REVIEW
    Go with Barrons books... they're much more cost effective, and not to mention more helpful!

    5-0 out of 5 stars It brought me success...
    I just got my score from the PCAT I took in March 2004 and I scored in the 99th percentile. This was the only book that I used to review. I studied it cover-to-cover and took the pre-test seriously. I've been out of school for a bit and hadn't seen chemistry like that in 5 years. Biology on the test was easier than the content in the book. Same with math, but speed is the key to doing well in that section.
    Good Luck!

    4-0 out of 5 stars By far, the best prep. book in the market...believe me
    I took the March 27th, 04 PCAT, and I prepared for it by literally getting my hands on every PCAT prep. book the university book store had in stock. Lemme tell ya, by FAR, this book best represents the material you'll encounter on the test. Firstly, verbal section: waaaaaay more difficult that the actual words and analogies you'll have to understand, so don't panic if you don't understand what "dawdry" means. Next, bio: this book provides the BEST bio12 coverage compared to other review books that only give you a rough guide (outline) of what to expect (don't spend so much time on taxonomy). Reading Comp: expect these kinds of questions on the exam instead of the elementary level questions you find in Barron's or PCATSuccess. Quantitative: Most representative - content and difficulty wise (UNDERSTAND YOUR FRACTIONS MAN!!!!) (not so much on the trig tho). Lastly, Chem: actually, I think you're better off to go with Barron's actual practice exam for this one since the material in the Kaplan is a little higher (but hey, better it being harder than easier right?) The study content in the Kaplan Chem is pretty inclusive of all the material you'll need to know. Well, that's it. Hope this helps and wish ME luck when I get my results back. Later

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Study Guide
    I thought this book was great. If you know the content and the concepts covered in this book you will do well on the test. The chemistry, biology, verbal, and reading comprehension sections in the Kaplan book are a little harder that the actual test which I thought was helpful to be fully prepared. The math section is pretty accurate to the actual test. I just took the March PCAT and every question on the test was covered in this book. Anyone who says this book isn't helpful probably just wasn't prepared enough! Yes, this book is similar to Kaplan's MCAT book, however the PCAT and the MCAT have similar content in some sections. I used a lot of my old MCAT study materials to prepare for the PCAT. I don't know why other reviewers see this as a problem. The only complaint I have is that there were some typos in the book.

    1-0 out of 5 stars An Exact Copy of DAT
    This book is a word by word copy of DAT. It's sily to say this book is designed for PCAT. The Verbal part is also a copy from other Kaplan books, not directly related to PCAT. ... Read more

  • 106. College Algebra (9th Edition)
    by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider
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    Asin: 0321227573
    Catlog: Book (2004-01-21)
    Publisher: Addison Wesley
    Sales Rank: 10908
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    107. iGenetics with Free Solutions
    by Peter J. Russell
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    Asin: 0805345531
    Catlog: Book (2001-10-15)
    Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
    Sales Rank: 83768
    Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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    iGenetics is the first integrated text written from the ground up and designed to provide a balanced introduction to genetics. Building on the proven strength of Russell's step-by-step problem-solving approach, iGenetics takes a modern, molecular approach. iGenetics covers basic genetics principles, with balanced coverage of Mendel, historical experiments, and cutting edge chapters on Genomics and Molecular Evolution. Over 500 class testers preferred the integrated iGenetics text and CD-ROM over their current book. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, even if it is a bit wordy at times
    I used this textbook when I took General Genetics this past semester. The book contains a wealth of information. In the course I took we focused on the basic principle of DNA and RNA, Mendelian principles, mono and dihybrid crosses, pedigrees and inheritance, multiple alleles located on different loci and multiple alleles located on the same loci, genetic mapping, damage and DNA repair mechanisms, prokaryotes gene regulation, and population genetics. This text did much to help my understanding of these topics and also contained other topics that we only touched upon in class or did not have time to cover, including the genetics of cancer, quantative genetics, and recombinate DNA technology.

    At the end of each chapter in the text there are a number of conceptual questions and genetics "problems" that serve as a tool of teaching genetics by the problem based approach. These problems are helpful because my class focused on the problem based side of genetics, as most general genetics classes probably do. The book includes a CD-rom that includes the answers to ALL of the problems in the book for FREE! The CD-rom also contains movies that illustrate important mechanisms like transcribtion, translation, and DNA replication, as well as additional exercises. For me, I found it particulary helpful to be able to "see" genetic processes instead of just hearing about them in class.

    Even though all of the anwsers to the book problems are included on the CD-rom, I would recommend picking on the Student Solution Guide as well because it is GREAT. It works out every single problem in the book. This is somewhat of a rarity for science books (especially biology ones). I can say that this solutions manuels is very helpful.

    The only problem that I had with the textbook was that it was a bit wordy in some sections. While reading this book, I would recommend highlighting only those topics that your professor discusses in class and not getting hung up on terms that he or she has not talked about and sound like gobble-gook (Shrine-Delgado sequence, TATA box). Most likely, your class will focus on general concepts and you will not have the time to discuss the specifics in detail. I can't say that it is a bad thing that the book included detailed information from other areas of biology (biochemistry, cell biology), since these fields will be important if you are a biology major, but they probably do not need to be disscused in great detail in genetics if not prompted by the instructor.

    Overall, I would say that this is a good genetics text. It contains usefull explanations and illustrations about topics that may not have been clearly explained in class, especially if your professor tends to mummble or doesn't have the best artistic style when it comes to drawing chromosomes.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Okay
    I haven't been using this textbook very long, but there is one issue I think people might want to be aware of. If you buy this book used, you can't get access to the website. Mine didn't come with the CD-ROM either, but that's more to do with the person who sold it back than anything else (although if the CD-ROM were packaged so that you could just slip it into a pocket on the back cover more people might return the CD with the book). You can buy access to the website for $22/yr.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Could be better; could be worse
    I haven't surveyed the entire landscape of genetics textbooks, but in general this one still left me lacking. My largest complaint: even though this is a first edition, the editing was atrocious.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty colorful photos and good CD rom for extra effect
    Overall, the book was well-written. I really enjoyed the color photos and the review questions at the end of the chapters was pretty good.

    Also included was a CD-rom with the answers to the problems, iActivities to help us digest the chapters we read, and chapter quizzes.

    I really enjoyed the chapter quizzes because they helped me focus on areas I was fuzzy about. However, I did not like the quizzes very much either, because there were wrong answers. Most of the time, I figured the answer it said was "correct" was wrong and vice versa, so if the problems with the CD can be cleared, this can be a great book. ... Read more

    108. Alcamo's Fundamentals of Microbiology, Seventh Edition
    by Jeffrey C. Pommerville
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    Asin: 0763700673
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-27)
    Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
    Sales Rank: 78318
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The seventh edition of this classic text, now with a new title to honor the late Professor Ed Alcamo, is filled with updated content, new pedagogical features, an enhanced art program, and updated student and instructor supplements. Revised by Jeffrey C. Pommerville, Ph.D., Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College, Alcamo’s Fundamentals of Microbiology, Seventh Edition retains the signature Alcamo style, which includes a friendly tone, personal writing style, student-friendly organization, and real-world applications. Professor Pommerville has added material to keep pace with new developments in the field such as a new chapter covering genetic engineering and bacterial genomics and the latest information on emerging infectious diseases. This is the ideal microbiology text for nursing and allied health students, and is suitable for other non-majors microbiology courses. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A solidly written and comprehensive life science text
    Now in an updated and expanded seventh edition, Alcamo's Fundamentals Of Microbiology by Jeffrey C. Pommerville (Professor of Biology and Microbiology at Glendale Community College) is a solidly written and comprehensive life science text designed specifically for college students. Individual chapters address bacterial diseases of humans, physical and chemical means to control microorganisms, microbiology's relevance to key public health issues, and much more. The explicit and easy-to-follow text offers a thorough and in-dept indoctrination into this vital body of scientific knowledge. A superb reference or instructional text especially for students (and also for professionals or even non-specialist general readers seeking to brush up their understanding), Alcamo's Fundamentals Of Microbiology is a vital and welcome contribution to Biological Studies reference shelves.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good study guide for microbiology students
    I thought this book was a good source for summarizing microbiology subjects like telling the difference between staphylococcus and streptococcus in a very understandable way. It gave good summaries and served as a good source for studying for my college microbiology exams. If you really want to know the type of questions given on college microbiology exams get the following;
    Microbiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers by Patrick Leonardi
    The latter study guide helped me to prepare more thoroughly for the kind of questions encountered on my finals and midterms. I highly recommend both books.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A work of art in the popularization of biology and medicine
    If you are looking for an easy going text on such
    a complicated topic as microbiology, you have just
    found it.

    In very accessible language, dr. Alcamo tours the
    whole block, covering bacterial metabolic pathways,
    describing bacterial and non-bacterial pathologies
    to industrial applications such as the making of
    beer. As stated in the introduction, emphasis lies
    on applications of microbiology to pathology.

    Each chapter ends with some student review questions
    for thought and discussion, which I found particularly
    interesting, as they pretty much covered all topics that
    where discussed.

    Margin notes explain the pronounciation of words through
    phonetic notation and act as an online glossary. They
    seem patronizing to those familiar with the subject matter,
    but come in handy for the layman.

    dr. Alcamo's writing style is entertaining and anecdotical.
    As such, it is a great contribution to the popularization
    of science in general and physiology and medicine in

    I see only one point of possible criticism: chapter 2
    on the principles of chemistry is superfluous for those
    familiar with (organic) chemistry and too concise for
    those who lack the background. In view of the further
    covering of bacterial metabolism, I'd suggest an
    extension of this chapter on the mechanics of organo-
    chemical reactions.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent text and reference book
    This is a great introductory microbiology textbook that also serves as a good reference book. Microbiology is not my own field of study, but I developed a personal interest in learning something about bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Microbiology could be a very dry subject, but Dr. Alcamo makes learning about microorganisms very interesting and entertaining. I have found myself, on several occasions, looking something up quickly in the book, only to find myself still there reading on other stuff an hour or two later! (Wish I could say the same thing about all those textbooks I used to get my degree...)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Microbiology textbook available
    Having reviewed many microbiology text in my continuing study in this area I found the book to be a excelent combination of the following; accessible concepts clearly explained, interesting facts and folklore, sufficient information without over exploring the more advanced concepts or missing the important basics. This book read like a novel for me. I would encourage anyone with an interest or any instructor of microbiology to give this text serious consideration ... Read more

    109. Calculus, 7th Edition, Late Transcendentals Combined Version
    by Howard A.Anton, IrlBivens, StephenDavis
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    Asin: 0471381578
    Catlog: Book (2001-06-20)
    Publisher: Wiley
    Sales Rank: 306938
    Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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    New co-authors--Irl Bivens and Stephen Davis--from Davidson College; both distinguished educators and writers.
    * More emphasis on graphing calculators in exercises and examples, including CAS capabilities of graphing calculators.
    * More problems using tabular data and more emphasis on mathematical modeling.
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    2-0 out of 5 stars Not Happy with 7th.
    I loved 6th. ed. But I'm not happy with the 7th. Bivens and Davis have clearly taken over and ruined a great textbook. I'm looking for another textbook the next time around. The other teachers at my college seem to agree.

    :) Jc

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book on a Difficult Subject
    When my copy of Stewart fell apart awhile back, I decided to order this to replace it, since it was one recommended by CAS/SOA for Exam 1. I am not disappointed. This has more graphs and pictures than Stewart to help explain some of the fundamentals better. While the content and the layout are pretty much the same as other Calculus books, I particularly liked the writing style of the authors, who eplained things well without being really technical. If you are looking for a Calculus text that helps you solve the problems then I think this one is for you. There is a fair amount of rigor (i.e. proofs and theory) here, but no more than other texts. If you are looking for more of the theory behind the applications, I would try Apostol's 2 volume set which is much more rigorous. If you are looking for a text to study Exam 1, then this is the one for you.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Really baddddd, joke stuff,super baaaad.
    Don't buy this book, this book is the design for students who don't know math particularly calculus. This book is designed not for beginner or advanced but is designed for mickey mouse. The content is totally horrible just joke stuff that you can answer very briefly without doing any writing in paper/computation. If you want be a mathematician don't even start using this book. You'll be in trouble in the future.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book but poor CD
    This book written in an easy language that suitable for people who use Eng as 2nd language, examination also clear but the bad thing that this book has is the very poor CD. CD contain only a link and demo version of graphing program all of this cost 2Mb only, I hope before buy this book that CD contain an interactive program, animation or pdf version of this book so I am very disappoint with this but others just fine, A good choice than Thomas's Calculus 10th

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great resource for self-studying
    I like this book because it assumes no prior knowledge in Calculus. It starts from the basic topics e.g. functions and develop to advanced topics e.g. vector and tensor calculus following a logical development.

    Besides, the book has a lot of computer graphics which make reading inviting. Also, there are numerous examples in each section which make the text easy to understand. There are too many other features and I can't mention each of them. ... Read more

    110. Human Anatomy & Physiology (5th Edition)
    by Elaine Marieb
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    Catlog: Book (2000-08-04)
    Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
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    Average Customer Review: 4.27 out of 5 stars
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    Elaine Marieb's engaging writing style and meticulous attention to the learning needs of readers continue to be hallmarks of this market-leading book. The author not only reports the latest research and advancements in the field, she does so with a sense of fascination and encouragement. Every chapter has been scrutinized with the goal of helping readers understand core concepts and apply their knowledge to new situations. In addition, the book and supplements package offers a convenient, integrated learning system. For example, new end-of-chapter "Learning with Technology" sections make using CD-ROM and Internet resources easier than ever.For college instructors and students. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Mercedes of Undergraduate A&P Books
    I used this book as a student, and refer to it frequently as a reference. This 1000 + page text explains the structure and function of the complicated, detailed human body in a logical, easy to understand manner. Everything about this book is user friendly including the presentation order, the writing, and the graphics. In each chapter, Marieb presents the big picture before zeroing in on the details. For the body's systems, (digestive, endocrine, respiratory, etc.) Marieb overviews the system, and then explains the gross and fine anatomy and associated physiology.

    Here are a few of the many features I find impressive: * Graphics: Very impressive photographs and illustrations. The electron micrographs are spectacular. * Tables and charts - These greatly simplify the learning of complex concepts. For example, in the immune system chapter, there's a good table explaining the first and second lines of defense. * Medical applications - Common diseases are overviewed in the appropriate chapter, for example epilepsy is discussed in the neural integration chapter. There are occasional basic pharmacology and sports applications, such as diuretics and blood doping, respectively. * Making connections feature - Marieb shows how the system being studied relates to the other systems in the body.

    This is an absolutely state of the art A&P book, and each edition is better than the last. It's expensive, but you get a lot for your money. It may be too detailed for some, who would be better served by her "Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology" text. If you're an A&P student, I recommended you use her workbook as well. I've found that working through the exercises really helps this information stick.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great A&P book, written in friendly style
    Elain Marieb presents a really wonderful anatomy and physiology text. It provides a colorful feast of pictures and charts for the visual learner without skimping on the important details in the text. Marieb's writing style is friendly, informal and descriptive. Her writing can get quite theoretical at times but she always comes back to earth with a common example.

    This book is best suited for health sciences students (medicine, nursing, physical therapy, pharmacy etc.) as the book is littered with clinical applications. However students taking A&P at high school and undergrad level are well catered for. The book works systematically, from basic biochemistry to the organ systems and system interactions. Genetics and inheritance is also covered briefly.

    What else is on offer? A large glossary (invaluable to an A&P text!)and a prefix/suffix table. There are chapter summaries and test quizzes. Some may enjoy the CD ROM computer interaction aspects, there's also access to Elain's internet site for A&P students.

    Some of the material gets quite tough as the book progresses, but with re-reading and reference to other texts, students should quickly get a handle on the material. I previously owned a copy of the condensed "Essentials of human A&P" and traded it in for the full edition. I don't recommend students get the condensed version unless they are confining their A&P study to high school or 100 level college study.

    In conclusion, this is good first textbook and greatly aids in one's course of study. Marieb takes the unimaginable complexity of the human body and presents it in a fun, relatively easy-to-read, lively text.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great for A and P students, must buy
    I used this book for both my Anatomy and Physiology class in undergrad. I found this book to be pretty easy to understand. Of course, at first it is overwhelming to know how much you have to remember for the test. At least, writing style of this book made A and P easier to learn. The material is presented in organized fashion. However, if you really want to know the type of questions asked on college Anatomy and Physiology Exams get the following which is on amazon: Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations Volume 1(ISBN: 0971999619) and Volume 2 (ISBN: 0971999627). These two helped me to get A's on my exams. The textbook and the two study guides are well worth the money since they helped me to pass with high grades the first time. I was recommened the study guides from my cousin who used them for his A and P class and found them to be great for test preparation. I give each book 5 stars.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Yes, but...
    This book is an outstanding achievement for a single author, and I have learned a great deal from it. I like the graphics, the layout, and the wealth of information. However, I do find many paragraphs and passages in this book difficult to follow, usually because crucial details are missing. See, for example the explanations of ossification (pages 181-183) and the countercurrent mechanism in the kidneys (pages 1022-1026). It took me less time to digest a whole book on the immune system than the corresponding chapter in this book (chapter 22).

    There is a web site associated with the book, which gives the student an opportunity to ask questions. I submitted a couple of simple questions several weeks ago, but have yet to receive a reply.

    Unfortunately, I don't know of any A & P book at this level that would be better.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook and a must buy
    The author of this book is an excellent writer. She makes learning anatomy and physiology easier. This book is divided into so many topics like skeletal system, nervous system, circulatory system. This book helped me as a undergraduate A and P student. It helped me form the foundation of my knowledge. However, if you want a really good study guide that focuses on key topics seen on college A and P exams, I highly recommend the following: Key Facts for Anatomy and Physiology by Patrick Leonardi
    This last study guide was on the mark for helping me prepare for the type of facts asked on my exams. I was recommended this book from another pre-med student taking a A and P course. Both books are must buys. ... Read more

    111. College Algebra and Trigonometry (3rd Edition)
    by Margaret L. Lial, John Hornsby, David I. Schneider
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    Publisher: Addison Wesley
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    112. Precalculus (7th Edition)
    by Michael Sullivan
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    Catlog: Book (2004-03-12)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
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    A proven motivator for readers of diverse mathematical backgrounds, this book explores mathematics within the context of real life using understandable, realistic applications consistent with the abilities of any reader. Graphing techniques are emphasized, including a thorough discussion of polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and conics.Includes Case Studies; New design that utilizes multiple colors to enhance accessibility; Multiple source applications; Numerous graduated examples and exercises; Discussion, writing, and research problems; Important formulas, theorems, definitions, and objectives; and more.For anyone interested in precalculus. ... Read more

    113. Examkrackers 101 Passages in MCAT Verbal Reasoning
    by David Orsay
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    Catlog: Book (2002-08-15)
    Publisher: Osote Publishing
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    This book contains 101 MCAT verbal passages in the form of 11 full length verbal exams formatted exactly like the New 2003 MCAT. Questions have complete explanations for correct and incorrect answer choices. There are 12 tear-out answer grids in MCAT form in the back of the book. Language, diction, passage length, question length, question difficulty, and even font have been carefully crafted to resemble an actual MCAT. You won’t find a more MCAT accurate set of verbal exams.
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The best book for VR preparation
    I run private tutoring courses for the MCAT, and I would say that this book is arguably the best source for MCAT Verbal Reasoning questions, aside from the real exams from AAMC. (Needless to say, I use this book in my course.) The writer accurately captures most aspects of the real exam, including passage length, question wording, distribution of question types, and ambiguity of the correct answers. The only major flaw that I find with this book is that some answer choices are not well supported (even taking into account the fact that the correct answers on the MCAT are supposed to be somewhat ambiguous). In some cases, there are blatant errors in the question stem or stated correct answers, or, more rarely, two equally correct answer choices. For this reason, I would rate this book 4.5 stars, but since Amazon doesn't let me do that, I will give it 5 stars. :) On the actual MCAT, the incorrect answer choices are usually a little more differentiated from the correct answer. These mistakes and imperfections are frequent enough to be a little annoying, but not abundant or major enough to topple this book of the pedestal of being the best VR preparation book out there. Kaplan's and Princeton Review's materials do not quite compare (especially Kaplan's, which contain too many explicit detail questions). Keep in mind that the questions in this book are probably going to be slightly more difficult than the real MCAT questions, which are not quite as tricky. Have fun and good luck.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Guide for Verbal
    The verbal is by far one of the most difficult passages around for MCAT test takers, and I certainly fall into this category. If you want to do well on it, you must PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! The examkrackers verbal is an excellent tool that will give you the necesary practice. Try to get your hands on a lot of verbal passages (be careful, don't buy any of the teaching solutions MCAT products, this is one of those garbage prep materials the EK author was talking about) and work through the problems. Familiarize yourself with the common questions that frequently pop up on these verbal passages, and don't fill in the obvious answers. Practice and prepare, and you will do fine.

    5-0 out of 5 stars RE: Better off with AAMC practice materials!, NOT!!!!!!!!!!
    The AAMC practice materials are outdated compared to the real thing. They are too easy and you will be unpleasantly surprised on the real thing if your prep materials are from AAMC. Some times I think they want you to do badly, since it's their job to weed people out. For prep use the most difficult passages possible, then you will be fine. Let me leave you with one thought in mind: every next MCAT was always more difficult then the previous one.

    Do not be scared, be prepared


    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Prep Verbal Book for the MCAT
    I tought that EK Verbal 101 was the best prep book for the VR section of the MCAT. The passages were as long as the real exam, about the same level of difficulty and type of questions. I liked how the exams usually got harder half-way through, and each passages had more and more questions -- that's they way it's for me on the real MCAT. I mostly received 6's on my VR practice exams, and I ended up with a 8 on the real test -- not bad for someone who has only been using English as a formal language for 4 years, and is a Native Spanish-Speaker.
    I am re-taking it, and I plan to buy the book again!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Here is the answer MCAT VR preparation.
    This book has perhaps bridged the gap between me and medical school. In July I bought 101 Passages and diligently took a full length verbal section about once every three days as part of my preparation and it made the difference between medical school in the Carribean and becoming a viable candidate for some first tier U.S. medical schools. I also carefully studied Jon's advice in his Verbal Reasoning study guide and followed it religiously. It helped improve my score substantially. So why is this book so great? First, the text is identical in size and font to real thing, so you feel perfectly comfortable and familiar with the appearance of actual passages, question stems, and answers on test day. Second, the passage topics were right on the money -boring (cabinet making, charitable trust management, etc.), irrelevent to medicine, and challenging enough. Third, passage length was identical to that which you encounter on the real thing. Fourth, the answer choices are ambigious and you never really feel good about your answers -that is the essence of MCAT verbal. Dave perfectly captures that in 101 Passages. Fifth, there are 11 full length practice sections, which help you master your timing and slowly but surely improve you score. Sixth, Jon is pretty helpful on his website and will respond to most of your questions and give you that personal support that makes him kind of seem like a coach whose on your side. Lastly, there's nothing else out there that comes close to 101 Passages. Get this book to improve you verbal score. To really ace the verbal, carefully study the lectures in the thinner Examkracker's Verbal Reasoning study guide. Force yourself to adopt Jon's strategy. It will help you. If you do nothing else, remember these two points of advice: (1) finish the verbal sections no matter what you do, and (2) read for the main idea and be sure you have it in your head before you look at the questions. Jon covers that in depth in the thin Verbal Reasoning Study Guide in addition to about five or six other tips that really make the difference. Keep the faith premeds and believe in yourself. ... Read more

    114. Dosage Calculations
    by Gloria D. Pickar
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    Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
    Publisher: Delmar Thomson Learning
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    This is a valuable reference for nurses to assist in dosage calculations and administration. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars For the math challenged...
    I bought this book for a math for nurses class. I took the class because even after all the math classes I've taken, math is still a struggle for me and this was a last effort before I start nursing school. THIS BOOK IS WONDERFUL! For the first time ever, "I get it." I feel totally comfortable with calculations now. The book gives you several different methods to solving and you can pick the one that works best for you. It's easy to read and has great examples. 5 stars!!!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
    I would STRONGLY recomend this book to anyone entering the nursing and/or paramedicine field(s). I used this text during a recent course in college and found there was no need for an instructor! Extremely easy to understand with plenty of examples! The text comes with a cd, although I never used it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Dosage Calculations 6th edition
    This book is an excellent tool for learning to convert dosage calculations. Whether you are a beginner or wanting to brush up on your existing skills, the exercises contained in the book gradually become more difficult allowing you to skip the easier questions if necessary and jump straight to the more advanced problems. There are plenty of review problems to work out that ensure you are knowledgable of the material before you move on to the next chapter. There are clear, easy to follow instructions on various methods of calculating dosages so that you may choose the method that works best for you. There are word problems that portray actual scenarios that might be encountered in your career, rather than just hypothetical ideas. The book contains exellent photographs of actual medicine labels and medical equipment to familiarize you with what you will encounter. Each piece of information on the medicine label is defined for you in this book and it shows you samples of where to look and recognize this important information. The accompanying CD ROM is easy to follow and is an exellent study partner to the book. The initial introduction/test on the CD ROM will spot your areas of weakness and show you where you need to focus your attention. The directions are clear and to-the-point. You won't find a better book to learn dosage calculations anywhere. This book is simply the best and an asset to anyone's personal medical library. ... Read more

    115. Biology
    by Peter H Raven, George B Johnson, SusanSinger, JonathonLosos
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    Catlog: Book (2004-01-08)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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    BIOLOGY is an authoritative majors textbook with evolution as a unifying theme. In revising the text, McGraw-Hill has consulted extensively with previous users, noted experts and professors in the field. It is distinguished from other texts by its strong emphasis on natural selection and the evolutionary process that explains biodiversity. ... Read more

    116. Williams Obstetrics (Williams Obstetrics)
    by GaryCunningham, Kenneth J. Leveno, Steven L. Bloom, John C. Hauth, Larry C. Gilstrap, Katharine D. Wenstrom
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    Asin: 0071413154
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-31)
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    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    The leading text in obstetrics for over 100 years! Rigorously referenced and cohesively written, the hallmarks of Williams Obstetrics are its thoroughness and practical applicability for the obstetrician at the bedside. The book continues to maintain its strong evidence-based approach whereby management guidelines and recommendations are evaluated on analysis of the scientific literature.

    Completely revised, this edition features:
    *NEW ultrasound images integrated throughout
    *NEW chapters on Obesity, Liver Disease, Prior Cesarean Delivery, and more
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Standard by which All Obstetrics Texts are measured
    There is perhaps no medical specialty that has more misconceptions, "wives tales" and variation than Obstetrics.Williams Obstetrics is more exhaustively comprehensive than any other text for general Obstetrics.Williams has long prided itself on presenting "evidence-based medicine" - separating the wives tales from medical knowledge obtained from published studies from peer-reviewed journals.Perhaps there are those who prefer their Obstetrics with a little voodoo.For those who want to know the most up-to-date scientifically based Obstetrics, Williams is your book!

    5-0 out of 5 stars GYN&OB 's Holy Book-Kadin Hastaliklari ve Dogum oncu kitabi
    Williams obstetrics is a very distinguished textbook of obstetrics, and enlightens and guides the physician.Every new edition is more breathtaking than the previous one, I can't wait to have it on a CD or better, a PDA..
    Kadin Dogum uzmanlik dalinin en onde gelen kitaplarindan olan Williams Obstetri kitabi, her kadin dogum uzmaninin sahip olmasi gereken gercek bir bilgi hazinesi...

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Obstetrics text to have
    This is the most comprehensive obstetrics text that you can find, Whether you are in training as a residnet or practising OB. Excellent Reference text. Well laid out with detailed index.
    Excellent!no needto buy anotehr Ob text.

    5-0 out of 5 stars CD ROM
    I am looking for a cd rom of thisbook, may be you can tell me if this cd exists? if yes how can I get it?
    best regards Dr` Roman Korobochka MD

    5-0 out of 5 stars obstetrics,high-risk,maternal-fetal medicine
    As a woman who has had a history of difficult pregnancies (including unexplained fetal demises), Williams Obstretrics was indispensable to me in my search for the causes of my missed abortions (late miscarriages). Manydoctors feel the less patients know from firsthand sources (such as thisbook), the better it is. But for me, Williams Obstretrics answered manyquestions not only regarding my losses but also in my uncomplicatedpregnancies. OBGYNs don't need to be told about this book; they swear byit. I think their patients should too. ... Read more

    117. Miller's Anesthesia: 2-Volume Set
    by Ronald D., M. D. Miller, Gwenn Afton-Bird, J. Jeff, M.D. Andrews, Michael, M.D. Ang-Lee, William P., III Arnold, Solomon, M.D. Aronson, David J., M.D. Baker, James, M.D. Baker
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    Asin: 0443066183
    Catlog: Book (2004-08-20)
    Publisher: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone
    Sales Rank: 31816
    Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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    From fundamental principles to advanced subspecialty procedures, this masterwork covers the full scope of contemporary anesthesia practice in just two volumes. A who's who of internationally recognized authorities offers in-depth, state-of-the-art coverage of basic science and pharmacology...step-by-step instructions for patient management...and an in-depth analysis of ancillary responsibilities and problems. Video clips on the accompanying CD-ROM demonstrate the proper technique for new and difficult procedures. And, a new, continuously updated online version delivers even more reference power. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Knowledge About Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistula
    We have got the textbook and we thought that the book our main anesthesiology resource.

    Recently we have a case of cerebrospinal fluid-cutaneous fistula following spinal anesthesia used for indirect inguinal hernia repair. But we couldn't see any comment in the textbook about the management of cerebrospinal fluid fistula from inthratecal space to skin due to postdural puncture for purpose of spinal (intrathecal) anesthesia.

    Cutaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula are known to occur rarely under spinal puncture during spinal anesthesia, and CSF leaks via that fistula. This complication is often self-limiting but sometimes needed some treatment procedures such as intravenous fluid restruction, patient prone position, strecth dressing of wound, epidural injection of autologous blood patche or fibrin glue, or uncommonly use of CSF drainage system.

    We think that if this complication and its' management is included in new edition of the textbook it will be better.

    With our regards,

    Hakan Erbay, M.D. Assisstant Professor of Anesthesiology Pamukkale University, Medical Faculty Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Denizli, Turkey

    Erkan Tomatir, M.D. Associated Professor of Anesthesiology Pamukkale University, Medical Faculty Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Denizli, Turkey

    5-0 out of 5 stars Knowledge About Cutaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Fistula
    We have got the textbook and we thought that the book our main anesthesiology resource. Recently we have a case of cerebrospinal fluid-cutaneous fistula following spinal anesthesia used for indirect inguinal hernia repair. But we couldn't see any comment in the textbook about the management of cerebrospinal fluid fistula from inthratecal space to skin due to postdural puncture for purpose of spinal (intrathecal) anesthesia. Cutaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) fistula are known to occur rarely under spinal puncture during spinal anesthesia, and CSF leaks via that fistula. This complication is often self-limiting but sometimes needed some treatment procedures such as intravenous fluid restruction, patient prone position, strecth dressing of wound, epidural injection of autologous blood patche or fibrin glue, or uncommonly use of CSF drainage system. We think that if this complication and its' management is included in new edition of the textbook it will be better.

    With our regards,

    Hakan Erbay, M.D. Assisstant Professor of Anesthesiology Pamukkale University, Medical Faculty Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Denizli, Turkey

    Erkan Tomatir, M.D. Associated Professor of Anesthesiology Pamukkale University, Medical Faculty Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Denizli, Turkey

    4-0 out of 5 stars ISBN 0443079951
    This is the book to read for anesthesia resident to complete their training

    5-0 out of 5 stars I read last edition in my residency course.
    I think this is one of most complete text books and refferences in anesthesia. It may be the refference of every anesthesiology teaching center. In our center (Tehran university ) this book is mainstay of our curriculum.

    5-0 out of 5 stars excellent anesthesia text
    when is the fifth edition being published ... Read more

    118. Pathophysiology: The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults & Children
    by Kathryn L. McCance, Sue E. Huether, Kathryn, L. McCance
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    Catlog: Book (2001-11)
    Publisher: C.V. Mosby
    Sales Rank: 19128
    Average Customer Review: 4.17 out of 5 stars
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    As the leading pathophysiology textbook for over a decade, this outstanding resource boasts comprehensive coverage, complete and separate treatment of pediatric pathophysiology, a clear writing, and numerous full-color illustrations. In its new 4th edition, this authoritative classic features extensively revised and updated content, more illustrations, and a greatly enhanced full-color design. The first part presents the general principles of pathophysiology, including -- cellular structure, injury, and repair; fluids and electrolytes, and acid-base balance; immunity, inflammation, and infection; stress; and oncogenesis. It also discusses the influence of the environment and the role of genetics in the development of disease. The second part, organized by body system, examines normal anatomy and physiology, alterations of function in adults, and alterations of function in children. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Pathophysiology Made Clear
    This is an outstanding textbook of the subject of pathophysiology. This can be, and is, a difficult subject to grasp the concepts of but this book makes it easier to learn. Gone are the days of boring pictures that don't really help the learning process. There is a good combination of artwork and photographs to illustrate what the text is saying. I am a self-taught student in this field and this book has helped me gain a good understanding of the topic.

    The chapters all begin relatively basic but move into the areas of in depth knowledge. There are a number of charts and graphs that basically sum up what a portion of a chapter is talking about. It is interesting how this book can be used as a resource text and as an initial learning tool. Whether this book is being used for self study or for a course it is important for the student to have a foundation in anatomy and physiology so they can understand the content better.

    I really like how this book is very applicable to those who provide emergency medical care. I highly recommend this book to those who are new to the subject of pathophysiology because if its ease to use, its quality and quantity of content. I have benefitted a great deal from this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Lifelong Investment
    McCance and Huether's Pathophysiology book is a lifelong investment. I bought it for a pathophys. class and continue to use it long after the class is over. It is thorough and easy to understand. Great illustrations and diagrams. I would recommend it to anyone in the healthcare field.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
    I have been using the book and the information is easy to understand and is well organized. The pictures are expecially helpful and make the material easier to study. The anatomy and physiology chapters also provide a good review. This is a book I plan to keep and use for a reference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars great book easy to understand
    I think the first reviewer must of read a different book. This is an excellent book, easy to read and the illustrations are superb. I highly recommend this book for people who want an upto date text.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Pathophysiology
    I have been using this textbook for about 2 months and find it to be one of the poorest written books that I have come across. The authors fail to realize that the book is written for students and often introduce uncommon terms that are either never defined or defined several pages later. With that being said, it doesn't help that the book doesn't have a glossary.

    I know that your purchase options may be limited because the college you are attending requires that you use this book. However, if you must purchase it, also purchase another Patho book to explain what this book is trying to say. ... Read more

    119. Adams and Victor's Principles of Neurology
    by Allan H. Ropper, Robert H. Brown
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    Asin: 007141620X
    Catlog: Book (2005-03-29)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 15925
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    A new take on the classic, definitive text on the full spectrum of neurology. Reflecting a modern approach to neurology, Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology, 8/e new format highlights a more complete and accessible approaches to treatment and clinical management strategies. This thoroughly revised edition features more coverage of treatment and neuroimaging, renown signs and symptoms sections integrated throughout, and over 800 illustrations. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A classic text.
    The book is a "must have" item for those interested in neurology.
    It is written beautifully, and in my opinion it is one of the best texts of neurology ever written. The only suggestion I have for the next edition is NOT to use a font which is significantly smaller and harder to read. ... Read more

    120. Immunobiology
    by Charles A., Jr. Janeway, Paul Travers, Mark Walport, Mark J. Shlomchik
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    Asin: 0815341016
    Catlog: Book (2004-07-01)
    Publisher: Garland Publishing
    Sales Rank: 20493
    Average Customer Review: 4.85 out of 5 stars
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    Immunobiology, Sixth Edition guides the reader through the immune system in all its aspects - from the first engagement of innate immunity to the generation of the adaptive immune response and its clinical consequences.The Sixth Edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, and now includes end-of-chapter questions. Immunobiology sets the standard for currency and authority with its clear writing style and organization, full-color art program, scientific accuracy, frequent updates, and consistent viewpoint - that of the host's interaction with an environment containing many species of potentially harmful microorganisms.

    The Sixth Edition of Immunobiology includes a CD-ROM with original immunological animations based on figures in the book and videos selected from visually compelling experiments.All the animations and videos are accompanied by a voice-over narration.The CD also contains an archive of all the figures in the book, loaded into PowerPoint presentations.There is one presentation for each chapter of the book, and figures follow the order of the chapter. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best entry level book
    This book by Charlie Janeway is considered to be one of the best books for entry level students. His colleagues say Dr. Janeway cherished every moment that he spent in shaping this book since he took utmost joy in teaching and training students. Eventhough he is no more physically, his book will be read and remembered by almost every student in Immunology. The treatment of subject, arrangement of topics and the figures in this book are at the very best. I am sure that readers will be able to absorb the basic principles in a systematic way with sound experimental insights which will be with them forever.
    You also have the advantage of seeing the immune system as a friend as well as a foe. This book beautifully explains how immune system protects us from infections as well as creates major health problems when it doesn't work properly. This way of learning Immunology helps you learn the subject with big picture in mind. I strongly recommend this book for every student who takes introductory or intermediate level course in Immunology. After all, Immunology is one of the most fascinating scientific disciplines to work on.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Accurate, clear and comprehensive immunological knowledge
    Janeway's Immunobiology is probably the best immunology book that someone really interested in immunology should take to the mythical desert island. One can enjoy it by its clarity from the basic graduate courses, and then keep reading it when doing research and pursuing hypothesis on the most advanced immunological topics. Many times I have found better organized and complete information on this book (even the old editions!) than on the latest reviews on specialized journals. The intense and careful work displayed to promote the real understanding on the concepts and the relations between immune components is impressive. Even more, the success in explanation is such that the authour takes the risk to have his book neglected as "too easy" by first time readers. However, immunology researchers in contact with the often chaotic and contradictory immunological literature can really appreciate the incredible amount of critical work invested and the intellectual gift of the author (authors) to abstract complex immune phenomena into nicely designed and biologically precise "cartoons". The focus on the evolutionary and functional consequences/origins of the immune mechanisms and structures makes Janeway's book one of the most refreshing and valuable voices in a sometimes too-technically oriented discipline. An impressive accomplishment never praised enough.

    4-0 out of 5 stars a good start
    This is an excellent primer for anyone wishing to learn more about immunology. For the more advenced student, Bill Paul's Fundamental Immunology is a must.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This book rocks!
    This is by far the most well written immunology text I have encountered. Even the most difficult concepts are presented in the most understandable manner. This book is very extensive in the material it covers and is highly recommended for an advanced undergraduate student or as an introductory graduate text. By far the feature most appealing to me are the extensive images and cartoons used in this text, used quite effectively to elucidate even the most difficult of topics. This visual presentation style combined with the extensive and highly readble coverage of relevant material make this a must have for any serious student. The book is also updated frequently I believe a new edition is on the way slated to be publsihed in April 2004.

    5-0 out of 5 stars thats what iam looking for !!!
    This Book took me from the Ground, the way it explain things, great pictures that simplify's the whole story for me while reading, ( I didn't have any immunology since I graduated from college ) it explain so smooth and so simple, YES I Would Recommend This Book To any one Who looks For immunology Text !!! ... Read more

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