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181. Getting In : How Not To Apply to Medical School (Medical Student Survival Series)
by Paul Jung
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Asin: 0761917578
Catlog: Book (1999-10-22)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Getting In: How Not To Apply to Medical School is a tough, practical guide for people storming the ramparts of medical school admission boards. Paul Jung takes the pre-med or second-career aspirant from pre-application experiences through the application process with a very practical approach.The book is filled with the pitfalls and misconceptions applicants frequently make, rendering the subtitle particularly apt and (for those terrified of the unknowns) eminently appealing.The volume also includes self-diagnostic sections and common pitfalls to avoid when applying to medical school.Contrary to popular belief, applying to medical school doesn’t have to be stressful and time-consuming. Getting In shows students caught in the web of medical school admissions boards how to apply to medical school the right way—setting themselves apart from the rest of the crowd. Jung takes pre-med and second-career aspirants through the entire ordeal and lets them know how important it is to apply as early as possible.From preparation and finding ways to obtain an application noticed by the admissions committee to information on the MCAT and getting through common interview traps, the book gives inside tips and helps applicants through what can be a stressful and uncertain time. The author allows readers a glimpse into common errors that others have made in their quests for acceptance, such as taking all required science courses in one semester or leaving large chunks of a medical application blank. Taking a down-to-earth, realistic approach, Jung acknowledges the pitfalls and misconceptions frequently made by applicants and even provides alternative solutions for discouraged students. The result is a well-written book that describes hardships and blunders but also gives good, practical information on how to succeed. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book helped me get in!
I used Dr. Jung's book as a guide and I got into one of the best medical schools in the country. Without it, I'm not sure I would have gotten in, with it, I received 7 offers from all over the country. He understands the medical education system better than anyone I've spoken with. ... Read more

182. First Aid for the International Medical Graduate
by Keshav Chander
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
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A one-of-a-kind roadmap for foreign medical graduates seeking positions in the United States. Includes user-friendly advice on obtaininga visa; moving to and living in America; passing the USMLE, CSA, and TOEFL; developing residency survival skills; and practicing medicine successfully in the USA. ... Read more

183. How to Study Science
by Frederick W Drewes, Kristin L.D. Milligan, Kristin Milligan
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Asin: 0072346930
Catlog: Book (2002-05-16)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
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This inexpensive supplement is especially valuable for students who are uneasy about learning science.It can help them get the most out of their science course by giving them suggestions on note-taking, managing study time, taking tests, and more.

This guide can be used in several ways.Individual students may use this book to enhance their study skills, or instructors may use it as a test or supplement for orientation classes, college seminars, or science courses. ... Read more

184. Blending Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods in Theses and Dissertations
by R. Murray Thomas
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Catlog: Book (2003-03-14)
Publisher: Corwin Press
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"This book offers a broad spectrum of research methodologies within one text that is easy to understand. Thomas examines educational research as a series of simple and complex questions. This integrated presentation of research methodologies makes this a unique text."
Roxana Della Vecchia, Assistant Dean, College of Education
Towson University

"This book should reside in the library of anyone who has a serious interest in doing research in any of the social sciences, or in any of dozens of application areas such as health education, nursing, social work, evaluation, etc."
Norvell Northcutt, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Educational Administration
University of Texas at Austin

Maximize the best of both worlds in your thesis or dissertation with mixed-methods research!

The first of its kind, this comprehensive guide offers the only resource that responds to the growing trend of combining qualitative and quantitative research methods in theses and dissertations. It thoroughly discusses a wide array of methods, the strengths and limitations of each, and how they can be effectively interwoven into various research designs.

Aimed at empowering students with the information necessary to choose the best approach to fit their needs, the user-friendly text outlines numerous research options from varying viewpoints, and highlights the procedures involved with putting each method into practice.

Additional special features include:

  • 20 examples of thesis and dissertation proposals that masterfully mix qualitative and quantitative methods in diverse ways
  • Tips on how to publish research results
  • Techniques for collecting data and interpreting results for qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Tools for identifying which method is most appropriate for answering certain kinds of research questions
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185. The Predictors
by Thomas A. Bass
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Asin: 0805057579
Catlog: Book (2000-11-01)
Publisher: Owl Books (NY)
Sales Rank: 73736
Average Customer Review: 2.78 out of 5 stars
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Excerpted in The New Yorker and hailed by the business press, The Predictors is destined to become a classic of its generation--an antic, subversive odyssey into a universe defined by the mystical convergence of physics and finance.

How could a couple of rumpled physicists in sandals and Eat-the-Rich T-shirts, piling computers into an adobe house in Santa Fe, hope to take on the masters of the universe from Morgan Stanley? Doyne Farmer and Norman Packard may never have read The Wall Street Journal, but they happen to be among the founders of the new sciences of chaos and complexity. Who better to try to find order in the apparently unreasoned chaos of the global financial markets? Thomas A. Bass takes us inside their start-up company, following it from its inception as a motley collection of longhaired Ph.D.s to its passage into the centers of financial power, where "the predictors" find investors and finally go live with real money. The Predictors is a dizzying, often hilarious tale of genius and greed.
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2-0 out of 5 stars Anticlimatic
I am a trader. I traded in the pits for years. I traded over-the-counter. Futures and options, vanilla and exotic. I also hold degrees in physics and electrical engineering from MIT. I was hoping to relate to the characters in this book. I didn't at all.

First, my comments on the book as a story. I was interested at first, but was struggling to get through the last third of the book, as characters were developed that seemed like little more than filler. I tired of the endless descriptions of wardrobe and scenery. And, in the end, we don't really find out what happened. Some reviewers complain about lack of technical detail. The book was obviously not written as a scientific treatise, but as a story, so those readers really have no reason to be disappointed in that aspect.

Secondly, my thoughts about the science and the scientists featured in the book. Nonlinear dynamic systems have been studied by all Wall Street firms, even at the time Prediction Co. was doing it. I actually have a fair amount of distaste for this whole subject. What it amounts to is traders, banks, uber investors, etc. looking for the next quick money making opportunity within the latest development (fad some might say) in informational science. That in and of itself is not a bad thing, but a reasonable quest. The reason most of these kinds of endeavors fail is that unification of Wall Street and academia can only be successful if the researchers or modelers have a firm grasp of BOTH worlds. The models ultimately fail because what is really being modelled is human psychology and reaction. Numbers alone do not tell the tale. There is no (legal) way of knowing that the trader at MS just had a blow up with his risk advisor and is angrily dumping his yen position inefficiently, and that UBS knows MS is also long calls so they begin crushing call volatility since they know MS will liquidate them as well. Sure, a chart may have predicted a squeeze, but the details of the actual trading couldn't have been prophesied. Prediction Co. was running thousands of models? This should be the first tip off that they had no idea what the principal components of the market were. They were shooting in the dark.

This was a perfect example of banker types with no technical prowess whatsoever trying to work with ivory tower types with no street savvy. It doesn't work. "Well, traders and quants work together in most trading firms." True, but this is different because there was no established program or models that the quants were running. This was fly by the seat of the pants almost. While I admire the accomplishments of these researchers in academic realms, they were definitely not cut out to be businessmen with their communistic, hippy, and honestly, somewhat lazy, approach to life. Yes, some succeed, you have your accasional Bill Gates (although I would argue he was extremely business-headed), but not many. Look at the dot-com debacle. Same story.

Lastly, do you really think that anyone who truly tapped into the Holy Grail of trading would actually allow a book to be written about it?

4-0 out of 5 stars You would learn a thing or two,
Well I picked up the book as I am interested in complexity science. Most of the reviews here are quite harsh, and probably it was bad expectations management on writer's / publisher's part.

Even though the book sometimes is promoted as an investing book, it is not. It is not meant for day traders who just expect to discover next holy grail of financial markets reading such books. There is no holy grail in markets, but thats another thing. With that said, it may be clear that it is not a TRADING / INVESTIING book.

The book is story of two renowned physicists turning to use their physics, specifically chaos theory, to model financial market. The story part is dealt with great care. I am sure you learn a thing or two reading this book. This book was quite reasy to read and time I spent reading was worth more than had I spent reading a Grisham novel or watching some stupid soap on TV. It is real life here folks.

Bass is not a novelist so I did not expect him write a literary piece here. He has written a true story in a very good way and struggle of Farmer and Packard in estabilshing a company and utilizing their knowldge in a productive way is very cleverly depicted. There are tonnes of other relevant information that come and go, and an intelligent reader would surely pick something here. There is a lot of current history explored here.

With that said, this is NOT a book for the NEXT TRADING SYSTEM, nor does it preach that their system was PERFECT.

2-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Topic not Handled Well
I agree with many of the other reviewers. This book is 90% filler. Instead of discussing the topic at hand, we are repeatedly bombarded with a desciption of the weather, the El Paso fiesta season, etc... This is a story about a group of (in my opinion, uninteresting) characters, and not a book on Investing or Science. Not recommended.

2-0 out of 5 stars Another book about a start-up
This book is less about the market and more about the personal relationships and dealings of a business start-up. I'm surprised that the book lists its category as BUSINESS/SCIENCE when truly it lies in the former. I guess mentioning chaos theory, neural networks and genetic algorithms was all that was needed.

Regardless, it was an entertaining story about a group of physicists, being totally ignorant of the market, decide that they can predict the market. The storyline follows what I would consider typical of any start-up; the fights, arguments, doubts, meetings galore, etc... As I said, entertaining but not too much different from any other story about a start-up.

My two biggest complaints:

1) The back cover from the San Francisco Chronicle calls this book "one of the best books ever written about commodities, currency, and derivatives trading." I don't think they even read the book since this book isn't about trading but all about the traders.

2) The over use of descriptive fashion and landscape. I lost track of how many times we needed to be told who was wearing what and how blue the sky was in Santa Fe. It really got annoying after awhile.

5-0 out of 5 stars Full of adventure
Interesting adventures, better than the Hardy Boys! On one page Doyne's replacing the differential in his old van in the desert, several pages later he's suited up (unwillingly, presumably) dueling intellectually with the experts at Goldman-Sachs. In between he's writing checks to keep the fledgling company alive. Like I said, beats Hardy Boys hands down! Bass includes a good description of neo-classical economics ideas, still widely believed by many economicsts far and wide, as in the case of the failed LTCM, not to mention Enron, the IMF, world Bank, and US advisors to Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, thailand, Russia, .... . Significantly, LTCM was guided in part by two Nobel Prize winning neo-classical economists who characteristically proceded implicitly as if there would be 'springs' in the market to enforce the 'no arbitrage' assumption at long (but not too-long...) times. I personally don't believe that the future can be forecast reliably, but then according to a member of The Company they found a small (few %) advantage and sold it to UBS. A gambler with a small bankrole would suffer the gamblers' ruin while trying to bet on such weak correlations. Actually, the hat on the cover looks vaguely familiar, but then what's in a hat? ... Read more

186. The Handbook of Research Synthesis
by Harris Cooper, Larry V. Hedges
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Asin: 0871542269
Catlog: Book (1994-01-01)
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation Publications
Sales Rank: 275411
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars An encyclopedia of meta-analysis
This book is the best overall work on meta-analysis and research synthesis that has appeared in the past decade.All of its chapters are clearly written, and the data sets that are provided to illustrate the various techniques are extremely helpful. A lot of work went into the development of this book, and it shows.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent "How To" Manual
For anyone interested in doing research synthesis, meta-analysis, or even a literature review, this is a "must have" in your collection. Various researchers present quite helpful information to save time, sweat, and tears in the process ... Read more

187. Statistical Research Methods in the Life Sciences
by P. V. Rao
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Asin: 0534931413
Catlog: Book (1997-10-01)
Publisher: Duxbury Press
Sales Rank: 819995
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Appropriate for all courses in statistical methods for the agricultural, life, health, and environmental sciences, this book offers a practical and modern approach that minimizes computation and emphasizes conceptual understanding. Rao continually emphasizes issues and topics most relevant to modern day research in the life sciences. For example, point and interval estimation take priority over testing of statistical hypothesis and methods and guidelines for determination of sample size are indicated whenever possible. Statistical Research Methods in the Life Sciences also presents a self-contained and complete discussion of each experimental situation considered. In the two-sample setting, for example, in addition to presenting the procedures under the usual analysis of variance assumption, Rao also presents methods for checking the validity of the assumptions. ... Read more

188. Graduate Medical Education Directory 2003-2004 (Graduate Medical Education Directory, 2003)
by American Medical Association
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Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: American Medical Association
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Brandon/Hill Medical List, first-purchase and minimal-core selection (#131). Annual provides a list of accredited graduate medical education programs in the United States. Also summarizes the accreditation policies and procedures followed by the accreditation council for graduate medical education. Softcover. ... Read more

189. Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics
by Susan Loucks-Horsley, Nancy Love, Katherine E. Stiles, Susan Mundry, Peter W. Hewson
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Catlog: Book (2003-02-14)
Publisher: Corwin Press
Sales Rank: 101600
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Updated Edition of Best Seller!

Praise for the Second Edition:

"The classic just got better. It makes the connection between student learning data and goals for professional development and it introduces new resources and strategies. It's a 'must-read' for anybody who is serious about enhancing teaching and learning."
Gerry Wheeler, Executive Director
National Science Teachers Association

"Educators who are no longer content with slipshod approaches to professional development will find both guidance and inspiration in this second edition. This edition both updates the groundbreaking work presented in the first edition and places the design framework firmly within the context of standards-based reform and a performance-based culture that seeks to continuously improve professional practice and student achievement."
Dennis Sparks, Executive Director
National Staff Development Council

Praise for the First Edition:

"This thought-provoking book is an excellent tool for anyone who has a role in science and mathematics staff development."
—The School Administrator

Use this updated classic to design and strengthen professional development in your school!

Today’s teachers must prepare all students to understand, master, and apply important concepts and skills in mathematics and science and become able problem solvers and inquirers. As someone who plans professional development, you are in a unique position to meet these challenges by designing more powerful professional learning programs—programs that deepen teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge, improve teaching skills, explore student thinking, and build a learning community.

Designing Professional Development for Teachers of Science and Mathematics, now in its second edition, guides professional developers, administrators, and teacher leaders to design learning experiences for teachers that are directly linked to improving student learning. It offers a framework for planning professional development, summarizes key research, and introduces critical issues. This book suggests many strategies to introduce professional learning into the daily work of teachers. Learn to design professional development programs that incorporate

  • Mentoring
  • Immersion experiences
  • Action research projects
  • Teacher-directed study groups
  • Lesson study

Join the thousands of other educators who have used the ideas, tools, and resources in this book to transform teacher development programs and enhance student learning.

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190. A Chemist's Guide to Density Functional Theory, 2nd Edition
by WolframKoch, Max C.Holthausen
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Asin: 3527303723
Catlog: Book (2001-07-11)
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"Chemists familiar with conventional quantum mechanics will applaud and benefit greatly from this particularly instructive, thorough and clearly written exposition of density functional theory: its basis, concepts, terms, implementation, and performance in diverse applications. Users of DFT for structure, energy, and molecular property computations, as well as reaction mechanism studies, are guided to the optimum choices of the most effective methods. Well done!"
Paul von Ragué Schleyer

"A conspicuous hole in the computational chemist's library is nicely filled by this book, which provides a wide-ranging and pragmatic view of the subject.[...It] should justifiably become the favorite text on the subject for practitioners who aim to use DFT to solve chemical problems."
J. F. Stanton, J. Am. Chem. Soc.

"The authors' aim is to guide the chemist through basic theoretical and related technical aspects of DFT at an easy-to-understand theoretical level. They succeed admirably."
P. C. H. Mitchell, Appl. Organomet. Chem.

"The authors have done an excellent service to the chemical community. [...] A Chemist's Guide to Density Functional Theory is exactly what the title suggests. It should be an invaluable source of insight and knowledge for many chemists using DFT approaches to solve chemical problems."
M. Kaupp, Angew. Chem.

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5-0 out of 5 stars DFT for chemists!
Computational and Theoretical chemists concerned with the applications of canonical quantum chemistry (molecular orbital) methods to chemically interesting problems know too well how (computationally) demanding is going beyond the Hartree-Fock (HF) approximation by employing the so called post-HF methods. Hence, very often they must resort on using Density Functional Theory (DFT). Here, however, they need to confront themselves with the terminology invented by their physics collegues: Kohn-Sham orbitals, Fermi hole, local and non-local spin-density functionals, generalized gradient approximation, pseudopotentials, and so forth. Any terminology is associated to a certain model of thought, which requires lot of efforts to be fully comprehended.
The book of Koch and Holthausen represents a praiseworthy attempt of presenting the basic concepts of DFT to research chemists. This 300-pages book is organized in two parts and it contains 13 chapters. Part A is concerned with the definition of the (DFT) model, while Part B discusses the performance of the model in dealing with molecular structures, vibrational frequencies, thermochemical, electrical and magnetic properties, H-bonds, and chemical reactivity. A rich bibliography is appended at the end of the book. Clearly written and logically organized, this book can be considered "THE Chemists's Guide to DFT" and it deserves five stars. ... Read more

191. Plant Tissue Culture : Techniques and Experiments
by Roberta Smith
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Catlog: Book (2000-02-04)
Publisher: Academic Press
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Plant Tissue Culture, Second Edition provides laboratory exercises in plant tissue culture that demonstrate major educational concepts. The experiments can be conducted with a variety of plant materials that are available year round from easily accessible sources. This course book will give students diverse learning experiences in a semester course. New and experienced plant scientists in agriculture, university, and industry settings will also find this concise manual to be of great value.

Key Features
* Presents unique laboratory exercises using a variety of plant materials and step-by-step protocols
* Provides detailed line drawings that complement both introductions and experiments
* Includes supplementary sections
* Scheduling and interrelationships of exercises for teachers
* Tissue culture laboratory setup
* Supplies, media, and explant preparation
* Measurements
* Glossary of terms
* Exercises rigorously tested for practicality through years of course use
* Contains two new chapters
* History of Plant Cell Culture by Trevor Thorpe
* Woody Plants and Shrubs by Brent McCown
* Adaptable by teachers, students, researchers, and technicians
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192. The Voice of the Martians: Hungarian Scientist Who Shaped the 20th Century in the West
by George Marx
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Catlog: Book (2001-11-01)
Publisher: Akademiai Kiado
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Coming from somewhere small and become one of the greatest
If you like reading biographies and you happen to like the history of natural sciences as well, it is a must.

I found it very sad that most of these scientist could not make it in Hungary, but it is not hard to see why. Hungary was/is a very small country and these people were just too clever to stay within the borders. They fled where their mind find the nurturing soil for the seeds of their ideas.

Not a lot of people know that these people were actually Hungarians, because they became known under different names of their originals.
However, they did their very best to move science forward as the origins were less important than their lifetime achievements....

Also their lifes can be taken as examples for the young minds that you just have to go further if you do not succeed at the first place to pursue your ideas and you can become one of the greatest too..... ... Read more

193. Telephone Triage : Theory, Practice, and Protocol Development
by Sheila Q. Wheeler
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Asin: 0827349912
Catlog: Book (1993-01-01)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
Sales Rank: 327477
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The first and only combined text/workbook training program to provide comprehensive telephone triage as well as protocol development. Written in direct, "how-to" style, it sets forth guidelines for interview and documentation skills, as well as medico-legal aspects. All of the essentail guidlines and instructions are here for telephone triage that is confident, refined, and precise. ALSO AVAILABLE - INSTRUCTOR SUPPLEMENTS CALL CUSTOMER SUPPORT TO ORDER Audiotape ISBN: 0-8273-5636-6 ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Reference
I really took to this book when I was assigned to read it for my new job in pediatric clinic. It has many tools you can use to create your own triage guidelines. The tools apply to a nurse serving any population, from pediatrics to adults, occupational health to obstetrics. I found the writing to be concise and to the point. Nurse managers and educators, you should definitely consider this book for your telephone triage orientation program. I work for a military installation and I have to tell you as an insider that a practically congressional committee considered all the triage theory books there were, and chose this ONE. I can see why.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of one of the newest fields in nursing.
As an educator, it is important to provide historical information on a new subject, along with clear scenarios and critiques. This book allows a nurse, new to the field of telephone triage to understand the relationship of the nurse to patient, elicit the most informative information, and how to categorize information appropriately. The book provides the basis for telephone triage, no matter what the local requirements or conditions. I have used this boook for over 2 years in education of nurses to telphone triage and recommend that it belong as a resource in every call-center!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book on telephone triage. Highly recommended.
This textbook has become a standard reference at triage call centers across the U.S. A *must* read for either the new triage nurse or an experienced one. ... Read more

194. The Complete Medical School Preparation and Admissions Guide
by Andrew Goliszek Ph.D.
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Asin: 0961647566
Catlog: Book (2000-03-01)
Publisher: Healthnet Pr
Sales Rank: 39774
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Quoted in Compton's Online Encyclopedia and used by thousands of students, counselors, and premedical advisors, the 3rd edition of Dr. Goliszek's popular book includes everything one needs to know about medical school preparation and successful admissions. Areas covered include medical and premedical curriculums, the MCAT, study and test-taking skills, medical school interview, minority admissions, extracurricular activities, financial aid, alternate health careers, high school preparation, medical school selectivity and national rankings, and much more. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great information source for to-be medical students!
Great book! Full of information worth knowing if you really want to go to a medical school.

5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT BOOK TO USE!!
This book has got EVERYTHING you want to know about medical schools. It gives different perspectives on how to choose the RIGHT medical schools, WHAT the medical schools want and dont' want...if YOU are making the right decision. I will recommend this book to anyone who is serious about getting into medical school. I think it is the ONLY book you need to get the WHOLE pic about the medical application process.

5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful book
I found this book to be very useful, especially the areas dealing with coursework and activities important in helping you get admitted. Dr. Goliszek's book is making its rounds at school. I've gone through other medical school books, but this one seems to have everything I need.

2-0 out of 5 stars Useless if you're intelligent or non-traditional
This book has incredible insights like "manage your time effectively" and "choose a quiet place to study." Also it's totally aimed at people who knew at the age of 15 that they wanted to be doctors. It has nothing to say to vaguely non-traditional students -- people who are coming to medicine after being out of college a few years, or not being science majors, or even just in their last few years of college.

4-0 out of 5 stars It was an over good book
I thought it was a decent book, it offers alot of the basic information that someone would need to know when applying. I was looking for some more "insider secrets", but it really didn't have a ton of them. ... Read more

195. Teaching Introductory Physics
by Arnold B.Arons
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Catlog: Book (1996-07-25)
Publisher: Wiley
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This book is an invaluable resource for physics teachers. It contains an updated version of the author's A Guide to Introductory Physics Teaching (1990), Homework and Test Questions (1994), and a previously unpublished monograph "Introduction to Classical Conservation Laws". ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential
If you are a physics teacher in high school or freshman college or university, you should own this book. It allowed me to step in and address student difficulties in my first year teaching physics after 10 year of applied-physics research. Who could imagine that students would have difficulty with "simple" concepts such as torque, kinematic time concepts, and a realistic view of static electricity? Arnold B. Arons would, and you should! I worked through freshman college geology and AP statistics, grappling painfully with "obvious (sorry for the over-use of quotations, but I feel strongly about this)" topics that confused my students, but I feel that I slid smoothly into introductory physics because of Arons's insights, literature analyses, and clarifications. My students may not always appreciate labs and classworks that require unexpected thought and paradigm-shifts from Aristotelian thinking to rigorous classical-physics frameworks, but ultimately they benefit from the challenges that Arons asks us to accept and acknowledge. This book is Essential, I can't stress this strongly enough!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very useful. Excellent book.
This book is the best book I have seen so far about teaching physics. One can find the preconceptions of students, anticipated difficulties in teaching, recommended strategies for each topic, very well structured homework and test questions... A teacher (or an educated learning facilitator in a physics learning environment) can find several ideas and methods to create a fruitfull, pleasent, efficient learning experiences for students. The only thing that I did not like in the book is the non-existence of solutions to questions. It deserves 5-star. Higly recommended ... Read more

196. Teaching Secondary School Science : Strategies for Developing Scientific Literacy (8th Edition)
by Leslie W. Trowbridge, Rodger W. Bybee, Janet Carlson-Powell
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Catlog: Book (2003-08-01)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 214154
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Solidly grounded in current recommendations of the National Science Education Standards, this book offers teaching guidance and strategies for physical, biological, and earth science courses for middle school, junior high, and high school. The Authors' extensive curriculum development experience fills the book with a practical focus. Their collective knowledge of the field balances coverage of the theory and research behind the strategies they present. Also, inherent in the text is a description of the role of constructivism in science teaching and the connection between science and society including how technological development is driven by societal needs.A seven-part organization includes an introduction, historical perspectives and contemporary trends, goals and objectives, curriculum perspectives, planning for instruction and assessment, understanding and working with students, and induction and professional development.For middle through secondary school science teachers. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Experienced Secondary Science Teacher Praises this Book
I am beginning my second semester using this book as my primary text for my secondary science methods class. My class has to provide students with a framework for teaching all the science content that they have mastered in their 3 years of college. This book provides an excellent source for students to think about what it means to be a science teacher, to understand major curriculum projects in earlier grades that will impact secondary science, and to address important issues of gender equity, inclusion, and national and state standards for teaching. There is too much material for me to cover fully in a 2 semester hour class, but, I try to talk about and discuss in class most of the content. The activities at the end of each chapter are excellent for giving students practical ways of applying information in the chapter. I have not found another book to equal this book's caliber and practical usefulness. ... Read more

197. Plastic Surgery Secrets (The Secrets Series)
by Jeffrey Weinzweig
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Catlog: Book (1998-09-01)
Publisher: Hanley & Belfus
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Handbook of questions and answers medical students are likely to be asked on rounds, oral exams, and in the operating room. Softcover. DNLM: Surgery, Plastic examination questions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent when used in addition to Grabb & Smiths.
Quickest way to get up to speed (or at least seem like it) when starting from ground zero. Excellent way to focus on key points. Good cross reference when reading other texts like Grabb & Smith's or McKinney & Cunningham's "Handbook of Plastic Surgery" (a great book for beginners). Essential for the student of Plastic Sugery.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fast Review in Plastic Surgery
This book reaches almost all topics in Plastic Surgery , beginning with basic principles including craniomaxillofacial surgery and burns. It's a good tool for students and residents or specialists looking for a fast review or self evaluation in plastic surgery. ... Read more

198. Underground Clinical Vignettes: Anatomy: Classic Clinical Cases for USMLE Step 1 Review
by Vikas Bhushan, Vishal Pall, Tao Le, Parag Mathur, Jose M. Fierro, Hoang Nguyen
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-15)
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
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Average Customer Review: 3.53 out of 5 stars
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Blackwell’s Underground Clinical Vignettes: Anatomy, 3rd edition is your primary source for clinically relevant, case-based material essential for Step 1 review.Each Clinical Vignette presents approximately 100 cases with over 1000 classic buzzwords in Hx, PE, lab, imaging, pathology and treatment.

The revised editions contain: · High-yield updates to nearly every case· Links to Basic Science and Clinical Science Color Atlas · New Cases on commonly tested USMLE topics ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Clinical case scenarios of OB/Gyn
This book gives you 53 major cases of Obstetrics and Gynecology as one of the Underground Clinical Vignettes series. Obviously, this book alone is not enough to prepare for USMLE Step 2, but the great thing about this book is that it really focus on the disease and keywords that actually appear in the exam (e.g. vaginitis, OCP, amenorrhea, eclampsia etc). You pick up this book, see any of the scenario and if you cannot guess the diagnosis by reading through the history and findings, or any of the highlighted keywords on the scenario is unfamiliar to you, you need to buy this book. If you can, forget about this series, and work on simulated tests.

2-0 out of 5 stars Not useful
In my experience, this book was not helpful for Step 1 preparation. Partly because Behavioral Sciences is not heavily tested in the exam and clinical vignettes are time consuming. Also, I felt that by studying a standard review book alone, I was able to remember the distinguishing aspects of each disease. However I am sure there are many people who would find this book useful.

2-0 out of 5 stars Don't bother
This is the worst book of the series and is a waste of time. Pharmacology cannot be taught by clinical vignettes and the author himself recognizes this. In the book review section of First Aid, Dr. Bhushan admits that it is not an ideal review source. The problem is that within two lines of the clinical vignette, the drug is revealed, so there is no chance to guess the answer. There are less time consuming ways to learn the side effects of drugs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for USMLE prep
All three of the PathoPysiology books of the Clinical Vignettes series are excellent review books for pre-clinical students taking Step 1. Many questions on the exam are asked from a clinical standpoint. For IMGs who have clinical experience before taking Step 1, these books are less useful. However, they are still good to review unusual diseases. Since Pathology is so heavily tested in Step 1, these books are a good investment for anyone preparing for Step 1.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best of the series
I found this book very helpful in forming a clinical picture in my mind for all those confusing biochemical diseases. I felt this was one of the best books of this series. It is good to use after reviewing the subject. This book is not sufficient on its own and should be used as an adjunct to a standard review book. ... Read more

199. Professional Practice of Nursing Administration
by Lillian M. Simms, Sylvia A. Price, Naomi E. Ervin
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Catlog: Book (2000-02-24)
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This third edition blends emerging ideas from the organizational, behavioral, and management sciences with nursing as it should be practiced.It includes a completely new look at the world of nursing administration, which is rapidly becoming recognized as the professional level of nursing. This indispensable resource includes the essential personal and group skills required for nurses entering the 21st century. This third edition firmly links community nursing in all settings of practice and addresses the need for learning new behaviors in creative environments that maximize the human potential of both clients and workers.In addition to providing a thorough understanding of leadership and management theories, this book includes approaches to building and running nursing entrepreneurships and businesses in community settings. This exciting new edition will help nurses develop the personal and professional skills they need to succeed.(organization, management, administration, OB, organization behavior, nursing administration, leadership, delegation, business, professional executive) ... Read more

200. Critical Thinking About Research: Psychology and Related Fields
by Julian Meltzoff
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Catlog: Book (1997-11-01)
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Research Information for Students
If you want to learn to think critically about doing research and evaluating the research of others, this is a very useful book to read. It has many "research articles" (made up by the author) that have errors discussed in the book. Unlike many books that just talk about issues, this actually has extended examples that seem like real life scenarios.

It is probably most useful for students who already have an elementary understanding of research, but it could still be useful for *motivated* students who are new to the field. Overall, it is a very useful resource.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for advanced college student or beginning grad student
I reviewed this book hoping to use it for an advanved undergraduate course. Although I like the book, it is a bit too advanced for many undergraduates. The book assumes a basic level of knowledge many college undergraduates may not have (e.g., the meaning of the term "nominal" variable). On the other hand, there is excellent material on scale construction and sampling. The book also has a great section of short studies followed by a critical review of the flaws in each. I plan to use the book to prepare lectures and perhaps as a supplement to the main text in the course. First or second year graduate students will likely find the book to be a very useful addition to their training in research methodology. For example, a brief section on the proper use of change scores in statistical analyses is very helpful and much clearer than either of the sources from which the material is cited as having originated (i.e., Pedhazur, 1982; and Keppel, 1982).

4-0 out of 5 stars Critical thinking about research
I was scared about taking a statistics class. After reading this book, It wasn't scary at all. This book was a good asset for my research project paper. ... Read more

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