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41. High-Yield Immunology
by Arthur G. Johnson
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Asin: 0683306146
Catlog: Book (1999-03-15)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 55471
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excelent
Great book. Well organized, compact, easy to read. If you've got no time to lose, this is your book! I read it and learnt it in one day!

5-0 out of 5 stars When you can't afford time?
When you are short of time and still want to score good in step 1 immunology, then go for this book. I bet you won't repent. ... Read more

42. Community Health Nursing
by Janice Hitchcock, Phyllis Schubert, Sue A. Thomas
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Asin: 0766834972
Catlog: Book (2002-08-07)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
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A concise, innovative community health nursing book, Community Health Nursing: Caring in Action, 2E presents all major community and public health topics. This revised edition emphasizes the roles and responsibilities of the community and public health nurse, with special emphasis on international, multicultural, poverty, alternative healing modalities and other emerging themes.A new full-color design and many photographs and illustrations further help bring this edition to life. NEW TO EDITIONThe use of full color makes the identification of the pedagogical and special features easy, the illustration come alive, and provides the student with a visually appealing experience.New chapter on Integrative Health Care Perspectives discusses the increasing use of integrative therapies, an overview of the thought traditions and perspectives of health care, nursing theory and the use of integrative therapies in community health nursing and its implications for practice. New chapter on Quality Management explores the concept of quality, the historic development of quality in health care, the use of evaluative models in quality management, and the implications it has in community health nursing. New chapter on Poverty explores the dimensions of poverty as well as how the community health nurse can make a significant impact on the health of the poor.Nutrition content has been integrated throughout text instead of in one chapter to stress that nutrition difficulties are effected by many variables.Fully updated to reflect Healthy People 2010 goals and objectives.Free CD-ROM at the back of the book that contains Flashcard software that reviews concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis.On-line companion allows instructors to access supplemental materials via the Web. Expanded content on theories and models including the addition of Holographic Theory, ASTDN Public Health Nursing model, and Donebadian Model. ... Read more

43. NMS Review for USMLE: United States Medical Licensing Examination, Step 2
by Kenneth Ibsen, National Medical School Review
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Asin: 0683302833
Catlog: Book (1999-01-15)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 54941
Average Customer Review: 3.91 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars NMS USMLE step 2 practice tests
Overall a pretty useful book for studying for the boards. Covers a multitude of subjects. Detailed explanations of answers are a plus as very often most books just give you the right answer, leaving most asking, "why did I get that wrong?" Drawback to the book are that the questions are not always test-quality in that they can be ambiguous or at worst, wrong.

4-0 out of 5 stars NMS Review for the USMLE Step 2
Very good book. Many questions on the exam were very similar if not the same, there are only so many ways you can rewrite a question. This book covered pretty much everything and brought certain things to your attention that you might have skimmed over. If you are able to pass the exams in this book you will do fine on step 2. Good buy, especially for the price. Good Luck.

3-0 out of 5 stars Not very up to date
This has many review questions for step 2 but there are many that are not representative of the type of questions on the actual exam. Some questions are way too specific and not clinically based. If one is looking for a book with a lot of practice questions it does have that to offer but many of them are not helpful in preparation for the exam.

4-0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended
I used this book in the last two weeks before the exam...the questions were pretty difficult, maybe a little more picky than the real exam. But the topics tested were high-yield - a lot of the topics came up in the actual exam. This is a good book to fill in any gaps in your knowledge before the exam. Together with this book, the "Pretest Clinical vignettes" and the Kaplan Q-book, I did enough questions to get me a 97 on the exam.

2-0 out of 5 stars obscure detail
Most of the questions in this book are a waste of time. The Usmle is not going to test you on the relative ratios if LDH1 to LDH2 to LDH3 to LDH4 ... or the most common infection in people named joe with 11 toes and 3 elbows... but this book will. I'm always surprised at the reputation this book has. It is a waste to learn the detail in this book. The best question book is Mock step2 by brochert - You will learn the high yield stuff. ... Read more

44. Successful Scientific Writing: A Step-By-step Guide for Biomedical Scientists
by Janice R. Matthews, John M. Bowen, Robert W. Matthews
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Asin: 0521789621
Catlog: Book (2001-01-15)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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This new edition of the acclaimed step-by-step guide encompasses all aspects of typescript preparation from first to final draft, including efficient use of word processing, electronic database literature services, the Internet, and email. The authors provide sensible advice on inclusive word choices and communication for writers and readers of different first languages. Abundant examples, practical tips, and self-help exercises draw on extensive experience with actual typescripts. In addition, a detailed index and numerous references make information easy to find. Applicable to a variety of scientific writing contexts, Successful Scientific Writing is a powerful tool for improving individual skills, as well as an eminently suitable text for classes or seminars on scientific writing. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Scientific Writing - A difficult task made easier
"Successful Scientific Writing" is a well written, user friendly and sometimes humorous guide to effective scientific writing. Even the wire, lay open binding is user friendly. The text is up to date, well organized and provides guidance on effective use of computers and software in the entire scientific endeavor. Of course the primary strength is in helping the reader through the writing and publication of the scientist's efforts. This concise work would be especially appropriate as a text in scientific writing classes. The exercises provided would be great student assignments. Additionally the exercises are fun and enhance points made in the text. Matthews, et al have given us a guide that is appropriate for advanced writers as well. Virtually every page has gems of wisdom or insights that will enhance the end result of scientific communication. This book may be especially helpful for those that are "stuck" in trying to get started writing or have complete "writers block". After reading and using this book, readers will likely be thankful that the authors have so adeptly conveyed their wisdom and vast experience in helping others to write with greater clarity and brevity.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be better
Our lab used this book for a study group on effective scientific writing. We are located in Korea, so with the exception of the instructor and I, all participants were not native speakers of English. As a result, this review is from the viewpoint of foreign students. It is based on chapter reviews written by the members of our lab after finishing the book.

The book is just what it claims to be, a step-by-step approach to writing a scientific manuscript intended for publication. The first chapter helpfully furnishes a checklist (Table 1.3) for preparing a research paper. The chapter is actually a summary of the rest of the book so a reader already in the process of writing can easily find which chapter they wish to skip to via Table 1.3.

In the subsequent chapters, the authors provide good advice accompanied by helpful tables, examples and exercises, although the figure chapter could have used more tips on actually preparing the figures. Examples of poorly prepared and corrected figures would be a useful study aid. One student suggested that the second chapter on computer use was not particularly informative for graduate-level students. Regarding the chapter on grammar (chapter 6), another student pointed out that in some scientific articles, ungrammatical sentences are not corrected in order to effectively deliver the point.

The overall use of informal expressions and phrases seemed intended to make the text livelier for English-speaking students, but was confusing for several participants with English as a second language. We would like to suggest that the authors take their own advice and refrain from using slang and jargon. Several of us liked Appendix 2 and thought it was a good read for those unfamiliar with the practice of journal editors.

Apparently the authors had intended to attract those who had not already submitted a manuscript to read their book, but Successful Scientific Writing contains many helpful pointers for published scientists and journal editors, as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Watch what you eat!
Words can hardly express the beauty and cleverness of "Successful Scientific Writing" by Matthews, Bowen and Matthews as a step-by-step guide on how to write scientific reports for publication in English. I am using this book for a course that I teach on scientific writing at the Postgraduate School of Health Sciences at Aarhus University in Denmark, and I find it to be perfect! Before this book was published, there was none that dealt so well and so entertainingly with so many aspects of what it actually takes to prepare a manuscript for publication in a scientific journal. Many young (and old) scientists are good thinkers, but they are often poor writers! Thus, although they may have been able to design and carry out an experiment, they often lack the ability to express what they have done clearly and concisely. This book is for them! The first few chapters provide mainly words of encouragement for getting the writing process underway. There are also remarkable bits of advice, such as the notion of avoiding certan snacks that could derail ones momentum. In my view, the crux of the book appears in chapters 5, 6 and 7 in which extraordinarily lucid and practical instructions and exercises are presented for improving one's ability to write scientifically. There are also tips on how to optimize word-processing so that the manuscript submitted to the editor of a journal is most likely to be accepted for publication. Perhaps some old-timers in Science can do without this book, but they should nevertheless have a copy of it on hand for their students.

4-0 out of 5 stars well written and worthwhile
it is unfortunate the authors did not review the most recent scientific style and format conventions of the council of biology editors(accepted internationally) that were published in 1994. had they done so, they would not have made a number of the errors that show up scattered about in the text. i use parts of this text , especially the exercises, in a course i teach on scientific writing and have to make the corrections as we go along

5-0 out of 5 stars A must read for scientists!
This book has greatly improved my writing. It is easy and enjoyable to read and very informative. I highly recommend it for anyone writing a thesis, manuscripts, etc. ... Read more

45. Delmars Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills, 2e
by Gaylene Altman
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Asin: 1401810691
Catlog: Book (2003-07-29)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
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Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Focusing on need-to-know information, this fully revised full-color edition equips nurses with the skills they will need to survive and thrive in todays changing health care world.Using a straight-forward approach, organized around the nursing process, the second edition of Delmars Fundamental & Advanced Nursing Skills, 2E provides a great resource for any nurse from the hospital to the home.NEW TO EDITION:Accompanying video series demonstrates over 100 skills contained in the book in concise, 5 minute presentations. These video segments carefully show the step-by-step actions for users and reinforce learning.New skills on topics such as male genitalia examination, maintaining skeletal traction and skeletal traction pin care provide additional clarity on vital topics.Delegation Considerations indicate where a nurse must be careful about delegating or supervising a task with an unlicensed assistive aide. Special Considerations highlight those situations where a potentially critically situation may emerge.This helps nurses identify and head off crises. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars New book with needed corrections
This is a wonderful text for students in the entry level of nursing. However, many skills listed in the text are missing information or have conflicting information from the hardcover text also published by Delmar. I have used this text for 2 entry level courses and both courses have noted missing, incomplete or inaccurate data that will need to be updated, corrected and/or assimilated to correspond with the Fundamentals text that is designed as a corresponding text with this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars clinical skills resuscitation....
This tome of timely tips is in truth a fairly comprehensive textbook/clinical lab manual with detailed skills descriptions, including photos and illustrations. The anecdotal patient stories are a bit much (truth is always stranger than fiction, particularly the lady drowning in the instant quicksand of a punctured therapeutic sand bed...) but on the whole, this is a comprehensive clinical manual in a very readable format. Designed for the ADN 2-year, 3-year RN, or CNA/RN programs. ... Read more

46. Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 3 Qbook (Kaplan USMLE Qbook)
by Kaplan Medical
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Asin: 0743262417
Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Kaplan
Sales Rank: 10270
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Are you ready for Step 3 of the USMLE?

USMLE Step 3 Qbook from Kaplan Medical -- -the leading provider of test preparation for medical licensure -- provides you with 850 high-yield exam-style questions, plus Kaplan Medical's highly effective test-taking strategies.

with high-yield medical content tested on the exam.

with hundreds of test-like questions and a complete explanation for every answer choice.

with Kaplan Medical's powerful strategies for effectively managing your time and minimizing stress. ... Read more

47. Frontrunners' Internal Medicine Board Review Syllabus, 2004
by Bradley D. Mittman
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Catlog: Book (2003-03-01)
Publisher: Frontrunners
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This review is aimed at practicing internists and residents of INTERNAL MEDICINE who have surely been searching for a concise, outlined, and one-of-a-kind review of internal medicine in all of its subspecialties for the INTERNAL MEDICINE CERTIFICATION AND RECERTIFICATION EXAMS administered through the American Board of Internal Medicine.This book is concise, thorough, and fully-outlined, so you will clearly see the relationships between the concepts you’ll have to know.It also features tons of great MNEMONICS you’ll thank your lucky stars for.Speaking of stars, we know you’ll appreciate our ample use of formatting, especially the use of*** STARRED ITEMS ***to help call attention to particularly important material. Over the years, we’ve been blessed with tons of questions and answers from the boards that have been voluntarily submitted by physicians who have gone on to pass their boards, in their effort to help those "soldiers left behind"!You should know, then,!that this book is an excellent companion to the Frontrunners’ Internal Medicine 2004 Q&A REVIEW: Self-Assessment & Board Review, which features over 1200 Q&A to prepare you for battle.

We run promotions throughout the year, where you can actually get the Q&A book half-off with your Frontrunners’ syllabus when you call directly at: 866-MDBOARDS (866-632-6273) or 866-IMREVIEW (866-467-3843) and refer to promotional code #amznQ1/2off.Equally important, we offer a number of packages featuring all our T.O.P. (Take Out Package) board review books (includes these: Syllabus, 1200 Q&A book, Mnemonics book, and HIV and Blood Gas booklets for the boards--which are ALL of our printed board review materials), as well as our even more popular Audio Visuals CD packages for the Boards. Make sure you know all of our latest offerings and promotions. Call to find out about our various packages and ways to save OR for the most recent brochure featuring all of our offerings. We can even email it to you within minutes for your convenience or send it via snail mail. Currently, all AudioVisual packages automatically include all the TOP books (Syllabus, Q&A, Memory Aids, HIV and!ABGs for the Boards), and represent huge savings when you order directly. They're also ideal if you just can't make it out to our Weekend Marathon Reviews in California each August. If you’re a mnemonics fan (and who isn’t?), or you love the ones here, then you’ll definitely want to check out TURBO MNEMONICS FOR THE BOARDS! : Over 400 MEMORY AIDS to the Most Commonly Asked CLINICAL Material on the Medicine Boards!It features 100s of mnemonics that, we promise, will make your life a whole lot easier.At the same time these resources are outstanding study aids for medical students, residents, internists, and other health care professionals who simply want the best no-nonsense review of internal medicine. The course has been widely and enthusiastically received for its unconventional, no-nonsense approach to the review of internal medicine.Unfortunately, thousands of physicians, wanting to be board-certified, are simply unable to attend a formal board review course due to!time or geographic constraints.For those physicians especially this book will be a welcome review.

All major subsections of the exam have beenrepresented with each section bearing its own chapter. Aren’tyou tired ofreading and rereading (or even falling asleep!) amid long-winded paragraphs from standard textbooks that never make it clear what’s important to know for the exam?So were we, and that’s how this syllabus came into being. This book is completely outlined, so that the relationship between concepts is crystal clear—no more guessing! You’ll also find tons of key mnemonics you’ll definitely be using on your exam, along with contributive formatting through the use of bolds, underlining, italics, boxed-in points, and of course, the *** STARREDITEMS *** to help call your attention to particularly important material, that the boards like to ask--an outstanding way to capitalize on those last few hours before your exam.A thorough and realistically designedIndex section makes those look-ups, whether throughout your studies or just before your boards, a cinch!

Having said all this, we also realize that there are individuals who have, over the years, grown weary of tedious self-study and who want to take advantage of a sit-down, "feed-me" style of board review, with all the same core material, slides, cases, and more, even if the syllabus can come to them.For this reason we continue to offer our formal / sit-down board review course each year.This is an intensive, 18-hour, HIGH-YIELD-ITEMS-ONLY WEEKEND MARATHON REVIEW, offered each year in early August—ideal for most physicians who can’t break away during the week.For upcoming dates or to register for any of theseWEEKEND MARATHON REVIEWS, or to order 1) TURBO MNEMONICS FOR THE BOARDS, featuring > 400 anagrams and other mnemonics to markedly improve the efficiency of your board review studying; or 2) the Q&A REVIEW, featuringover 1200 realistic Q&A, see the "Quick Order Form" at the very end of this book or just call866-MDBOARDs (866-632-6273) NOW to order or find out more.Why make your studying any harder than it actually has to be?If you can’t make that weekend, the Audio CD Syllabus & Slide Shows for the Boards can be shipped out.You get the whole weekend, only without the added expense of hotel + airfair + tuition.

We’re confident that you’llfind this an outstanding resource for your upcoming board exam (as well as your day-to-day practice of Internal Medicine).Our greatest hope, however, is that we’ve shown you an easier way to passing your boards!

With best wishes for you,

Bradley D. Mittman, MD FRONTRUNNERS BOARD REVIEW, INC. . ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST-HAVE
I couldn't make it out to Frontrunners' Weekend Marathon Review course, so got the syllabus instead. It was really outstanding. The syllabus went through all the key stuff you have to know for your I.M. cert boards and things that were all over the exam. The cherry on top was that, like the other reviewers, I got my Q&A book free when I called Frontrunners for my syllabus.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb I.M. Review Syllabus
I truly felt this was a superb review for the medicine boards, and my scores agree. I went thru everything once, then hit all the boxed-in points and starred items the 2nd and 3rd times. The starred items are all the key stuff that you gotta know and that were EVERYWHERE on my exam. Superb resource for the ABIM /internal medicine certification exam. My partner used it for her I.M. recert and also did extremely well. She had also attended the Frontrunners' Weekend Marathon Review and loved it.

Very thorough, concise, well-organized. Great for the internal medicine I.M. boards. While I didn't get my Q&A for free, like some of the other reviewers, I did get my syllabus for free when I made it out to the review, which was a high-yield, dynamic review like nothing I'd seen before. Great slides. Dynamic lectures. Great memory aids. A major recommend from me!

5-0 out of 5 stars Oustanding. WishI'd known about it earlier.
Great syllabus! I got my copy 1 week before the exam after my partner recommended it. I'm sure I got at least 30 points from the STARRED (*) items alone, which I scanned the day before. That's a must. The Q&A book was also truly excellent. Even better, my Q&A book was free when I called Frontrunners for my syllabus. Excellent resources if you're aiming to pass your I.M. boards. I only wish I'd known about it earlier.

I thought the Syllabus was high yield throughout. I got at least 30 points on my IM boards from this source alone and another 20 or so from the Q&A companion. Even better, my partner and I got the Q&A book FREE when we ordered our syllabus through Frontrunners 866-mdboard number. So a definite recommend for all these reasons. ... Read more

48. Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (Kaplan USMLE)
by Jennifer Farthing
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Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Kaplan
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Are you ready for the Step 2 Clinical Skills exam?

Kaplan Medical has been preparing test takers for clinical skills exams since 1998. USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills is designed to help guide readers through this challenging, standardized patient exam. It includes advice and information about the following topics:

  • Clinical reasoning
  • Doctor-patient communication
  • Performing a focused history and physical exam
  • Writing the patient note
  • Establishing a differential diagnosis
  • How to avoid the common mistakes that can impact exam performance
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49. Qualitative Research in Practice : Examples for Discussion and Analysis (The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-24)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
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Qualitative research (QR) is the method of inquiry that seeks to understand social phenomena within the context of the participants' perspectives and experiences. The research methods of QR are more flexible, responsive, and open to contextual interpretation than in quantitative research, which uses inventory, questionnaire, or numerical data to draw conclusions. In Qualitative Research in Practice, Sharan Merriam combines discussions of the types of QR with examples of research studies and reflections by the researchers themselves. An important resource for students and practitioners of QR, the book may be used as a companion to any general text on QR. ... Read more

50. Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences
by Jacob Cohen
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Catlog: Book (1988-01-15)
Publisher: Lea
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The Definitive Power Analysis Text
Cohen does a masterful job of taking the guesswork out of statistical power estimation. This text provides procedural guidelines for determining power for many designs, and can be quite helpful in determining proper sample sizes. Not for the casual reader, but a necessary addition to any serious researchers statistical library.

5-0 out of 5 stars The classic statistical power reference.
Clearly, a must for every statistical library. This book is considered the authority on power analysis. ... Read more

51. Schaum's Outline Of Genetics
by SusanElrod
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Catlog: Book (2001-12-03)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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  • An up-to-date guide to basic concepts and applications in genetics­­from classic inheritance and population genetics to cutting-edge molecular genetics and biotechnology
  • Provides 450 detailed problems, with step-by-step solutions, along with expert techniques for solving difficult problems, considerably expanding the reader's range of experience with various kinds of problems

This updated and expanded fourth edition of the best-selling solved-problem study guide, features new chapters on gene structure and regulation and mitochondrial inheritance, as well as new material on special topics, such as developmental genetics, bacterial genetics, viruses, transposable elements, cancer, and more

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5-0 out of 5 stars best genetics text available
The Stansfield/Elrod outline remains as comprehensive as any of the intro to genetics textbooks currently available. At about 10-15% the cost of the "standard" texts, this outline delivers the same material with more clarity, and often more accuracy. The concepts of classical genetics, which often prove more challenging for students than molecular aspects, are covered admirably in this book. While those who enjoy colorful illustration and pastel text boxes might be disappointed, the b&w figures in this book are extremely clear, logical and most importantly helpful towards learning the material. No solution manual or supplemental CD-ROM is required. Highly recommended as a reference, or as a text for general genetics classes.

5-0 out of 5 stars real bargain
Comparable in scope, clarity, completeness, and accuracy to any of the very expensive general genetics texts currently available. And with this one there's nothing else to study guides, solution manuals, cd's or supplemental websites are required. The book stands alone, and does so for less than half the price of the solution manual for most texts. Particularly strong is the coverage of classical genetics, which can often be more difficult to grasp than the more modern "molecular" concepts of the science. Highly recommended for self-study, as a reference, or as a supplement to any genetics textbook. ... Read more

52. Teaching in Nursing -- A Guide for Faculty
by Diane McGovern Billings, Judith A. Halstead, Diane Billings, Judith Halstead
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Asin: 0721603777
Catlog: Book (2004-05-20)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
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Winner of the prestigious AJN Book of the Year award, Teaching in Nursing is a key resource in the dynamic structure and function of preparing the nurses of the future for teaching careers. Faculty must be conditioned to look forward and teach in new ways; diversity of students, curriculum development, redesigning of health care systems, and information and technology advances are just a few of the growing challenges that facing those who choose to instruct. This result is largely due to the editors' standing in the nursing community and their ability to secure only the very best contributors.This is only 3-in-1 nursing education resource available! While most other texts address only one component of teaching, Teaching in Nursing covers three-teaching, curriculum, and evaluation. It provides comprehensive, contemporary guidelines to help instructors meet the day-to-day challenges of teaching. Instructors will also find the guidance they need to ensure that their teaching practices reflect the evolving health care environment. The authors reference current literature in nursing education, as well as the classics in nursing, education, and other fields.Judy Halstead chairs the task force on "Development of Nurse Educator Competencies" for the National League for Nursing, and is on the front line of influencing the trends in teaching education. Dr. Halstead is also the program evaluator for the CCNE. Both Drs. Halstead and Billings serve on the NLN Think Tank for Nursing Education and are frequently sought as educational consultants. ... Read more

53. Organic and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life
by Karen C. Timberlake
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Asin: 0805329838
Catlog: Book (2001-11-06)
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Book Description

Organic and Biological Chemistryprovides a readable, uncomplicated and accessible introduction to those in allied health and other fields who have little or no background in chemistry. The author uses the same style and integrated pedagogy that has made her book so successful, balancing technical accuracy and everyday examples to help chemistry come to life.For college students instructors and students. ... Read more

54. Basic Physics : A Self-Teaching Guide (Wiley Self-Teaching Guides)
by Karl F.Kuhn
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Catlog: Book (1996-03)
Publisher: Wiley
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The fast, easy way to master the fundamentals of physics

Here is the most practical, complete, and easy-to-use guide available for understanding physics and the physical world. Even if you don't consider yourself a "science" person, this book helps make learning key concepts a pleasure, not a chore. Whether you need help in a course, want to review the basics for an exam, or simply have always been curious about such physical phenomena as energy, sound, electricity, light, and color, you've come to the right place! This fully up-to-date edition of Basic Physics:

  • Has been tested, rewritten, and retested to ensure that you can teach yourself all about physics
  • Requires no math—mathematical treatments and applications are included in optional sections so that you can choose either a mathematical or nonmathematical approach
  • Lets you work at your own pace with a helpful question-and-answer format
  • Lists objectives for each chapter—you can skip ahead or find extra help if you need it
  • Reinforces what you learn with end-of-chapter self-tests
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2-0 out of 5 stars Rudimentary and Generally Useless for Studying...
I am currently enrolled in an entry-level physics course. There is no calculus involved in this course, nor is it a "math" based physics course: Rather, it is an introduction to most topics fundamental to physics. For the purposes of academicia, this book is essentially useless. Its coverage of topics attempts to be too many things at once: As a student, I got the impression that it was an attempt to cover everything, but with as little complexity as possible.

Thus, one is left with a sense of surface understanding, but very few abilities for application.

This book was purchased as a method by which I could introduce myself to topics covered in class. The theory behind this was that if i learned the basics from an outside source, then when we covered them (more in-depth and mechanical, less layman's-terms). This book provides an overly-simplified, dumbed-down portrayal of physics.

If you've never taken any physics courses and have - literally - no background in mechanics (and a weak background in algebra-based math), then this book may be perfect for you: It is a gentle, superficial introduction to the most basic concepts of physics. There basic discussion of Newton's laws of motion, some kinetic/potential energy discussion, etc: All topics common to most non-math physics courses. Additionally, while brief explanations of major laws and motions are given, there are very few practice problems and application instances. Thus, you've learned - in theory - say, Newton's Second Law. But the book, in no way, guides you through an application of said law.

Simply, it is a gentle introduction - and very gentle, at that - to the world of physics. The simple language is easy to follow, though topics are hardly covered thoroughly. But it is a good starting-off point if you are easing yourself into the study of physics (on your own). I highly recommend finding another, more thorough (and in-depth) book in order to further examine topics.

4-0 out of 5 stars An useful introduction to physics
rating 4.5;

Dr Kuhn has made a somewhat different approach to the usual methods of teaching physics
1) Mathematically (formulas!)
2) Conceptually (no mathematics, just ideas, more like 'popular science')

Instead he has sought a pedagogically stronger middle ground (balancing act) between these two methods that don't always compliment each other: especially in the minds of those who can't do mathematics very well but commmunicate well, or do mathematics very well and not the communicating thing very well. This means he has effectively made physics more accessible and more applicable (by including optional mathematical treatments of some topics). SO you can learn the concepts and then move on to the introductory mathematics of these concepts.

Lets face it: the push with physics now, so it seems, is concept mastery before mathematical treatment (anybody can learn some equations, plug the numbers in and turn the's knowing what they meant that's far more important). Dr Kuhn does a good job of this. His language, style and setting are conducive to reading and gaining the concepts in a fairly standard progression (this can be seen in the table of contents). The level here is for the 10-11 grade student or somebody who has never seen physics before. This book will not make passing those university physics courses overly likely. But it will get you on the right track so you can confront the books that those courses require you to read (and work with mathematically). Dr Kuhn uses the tool of a small 'section' quiz - three, four five questions at the end of each section (very short!) to reinforce the point of that section. His presentation of material in small 'bite-sized' pieces is also good, as is the profusion of diagrams (albeit black and white, line diagrams for the most part).

I admire the Dr Kuhn has made 'real', formalized physics (rather than just pop science) more approachable, applicable and this can't be bad. Maybe it will take some of the tarnish of the bad name physics has as 'the geek science'. And yes, the book is mostly metric!

One annoyance (hence the loss of 0.5 stars): the answers are right after the questions so it' easy for the student to 'accidentally' catch a peak. Maybe next edition put them at the end of the chapter or in an appendix.

Another book that could be used to compliment (or follow on from) Dr Kuhn's book, having a higher level and depth and more mathematics, is Physics (Palgrave Foundations)by Jim Breithaupt (isbn: 1403900558). It is geared more toward the final year high school student/1st year university student. Followed by Physics by Hecht (isbn: 0534339859) if you want a serious physics books (and weighty one too!)

So in all, this book is a very good starting point for physics! It doesn't promise more than an introduction to the topic, but at least it will present you with enough concepts so you can move onwards and upwards through the subject (of course, with the comensurate rise in mathematics and the ability to do it). I think if I was facing learning physics from scratch (thank god I'm not -> I have an engineering degree), this is the book I would like to try with. I think it would make that both enjoyable and rewarding because making learning progress and gaining conceptual understanding is a major theme of this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars New to Physics?
If you are new to physics and know nothing about the subject than this is the place to start. It makes learning physics fun and easy. It covers all the basics and unlike other books their are no mistakes that I am aware of. This book takes a non-mathematical approach toward the subject so you don't have to be a wiz at math. Although, their is some math involved, most is optional. Their are problems to be solved on almost every page and their is a quiz at the end of each chapter to reinforce what you learn. Their are other great physics books out there but this is the best one I've read, hands down.

Might I also recommend, 'Physics Made Simple'. A great book as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
Should bring you up to Grade 12 level in Physics or serve as a good primer for those middle age lovers of science whose occupations never test our knowledge of physics, but nonetheless who feel the need for a physics "fix" later in life.

This book is so good that I never have to ask my wife (an Engineer) for help. In that sense it is good for family relations as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Good Start
This book is a great place to start for anyone wanting to learn the basics of Newtonian physics. I decided to read this book in preparation for my high school's Physics AP class that I'll be taking next year. Comparing this book to an outline of the course, I found that the book covers more topics than the class, but in less detail. Like I said, it's great for the basics, but that's about it. The approach is rather non-mathematical, but very clear and easy to understand. Kuhn has done a great job of making basic physics understandable. This book, in conjunction with a study text, such as Schaum's Beginning Physics I or a textbook, would be an ideal way to learn physics on your own. ... Read more

55. First Aid for the Match (First Aid Series)
by Tao Le, Vikas Bhushan, Chirag Amin, Steven Berk, Eric Collisson
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Asin: 0071409297
Catlog: Book (2003-09-12)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
Sales Rank: 39926
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This practical high-yield book offers students insider advice on succeeding in the Match and getting the residency program of their choice. With contributions from residency program directors and residents, this book comprehensively covers all aspects of the Match. The Third Edition features new coverage of issues facing international medical graduates, typical interview questions for each specialty, and the latest statistics for Match success. ... Read more

56. Research Proposals: A Guide to Success, Third Edition
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This third edition of the classic "how-to" guide incorporates recent changes in policies and procedures of the NIH, with particular emphasis on the role of the Internet in the research proposal process. Completely revised and updated, it reveals the secrets of success used by seasoned investigators, and directs the reader through the maze of NIH bureaucracies. In addition to providing a detailed overview of the entire review process, the book also includes hundreds of tips on how to enhance proposals, excerpts from real proposals, and extensive Internet references. This book is essential to all scientists involved in the grant writing process.

Key Features:
* Considers the reviewer's perspective
* Detailed presentation of the review process
* All sections of the R01 proposal are reviewed
* Hundreds of tips to enhance proposals
* Includes the many recent changes in NIH policies
* Includes many excerpts from real proposals
* Provides extensive Internet references

* Increased competitiveness
* Better priority scores
* Less chance of triage
* Increased award rates
* Uses the system to advantage
* Reveals strategies used by the "old pros"
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57. Institutional Review Board: Management and Function
by Robert J. Amdur, Elizabeth A. Bankert
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Catlog: Book (2002-01-15)
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
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Biomedical and social science research involving the use of human subjects presents society with a wide range of ethical questions. At the heart of the current system for protecting human research subjects is the Institutional Review Board (IRB).This book is designed as an instructional manual that gives the IRB members and administrators the information they need to run an efficient and effective system of protecting human research subjects, in compliance with federal research regulations. ... Read more

58. A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy Student Lab Guide (2nd Edition)
by Mark Lafferty, Samuel Panella
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Asin: 0805350497
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This lab guide gets readers up and running quickly with exercises that help them get the most out of the more than 20,000 images in A.D.A.M.(r) Interactive Anatomy (AIA) software. Authors Lafferty and Panella are active AIA users who know what readers need to bridge the gap between systems-based anatomy books and the extensive illustration program in AIA.For college instructors and students. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference for my gross anatomy class
I liked this book because it make anatomy much easier to retain because of the detailed pictures showing the structures of the body. I'm a visual learner and found this book to be very good in showing me the difference in location between various ligaments and bones etc. I also used the following which is also available on amazon:
Spinal Anatomy Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers
isbn: 0971999600
This study guide helped me with the type of questions encountered in on my medical gross anatomy tests in med school. I highly recommend both books ... Read more

59. Experiments in Modern Physics
by Adrian C. Melissinos, Jim Napolitano
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Catlog: Book (2003-02)
Publisher: Academic Press
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A revision of the leading text on experimental physics.The feature of this book that has made it one of the most loved texts on the subject is that it goes far beyond a mere description of key experiments in physics.The author successfully provides the reader with an understanding and appreciation of the 'physics' behind the experiments.The second edition will be an extensive revision introducing many new devices, including the use of computers and software programs, that have come into use since the publication of the first edition.In addition the important areas of condensed matter physics and optical physics will be added, including two entirely new chapters on lasers and optics.

ú Modern analysis and acquisition techniques
ú Integration with matlab for data analysis and display
ú New experiments include fundamentals of lasers
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent experimental reference!!!
I purchased this book with hopes of gaining some insight into the theoretical aspects of the modern physics experiments I was working on in a junior laboratory. I must say that this book has been invaluable. The author masterfully details the most fundamental experiments in modern physics, making the material accessible to beginning undergrad students, yet still theoretically rich enough for advanced experimental practice.

Most modern physics experiments can more than likely be referenced somewhere in this book, which serves as a lab manual complete with data samples and example analysis. For myself, the analysis techniques employed in the experiments contained within this book were the most helpful. Any physics student with experience in an advanced lab would agree that data and error analysis are the most critical part of any lab, making this book ideal as a reference.

I give this book five stars, but I must admit only one disappointment with its binding. I read a review, prior to buying this text, stating that the hardcover binding is somewhat prone to wearing out quickly, and indeed I think I have seen the beginning of this demise. However, I have made extensive use of the book, which has undoubtedly contributed to this problem.

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60. The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration
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Catlog: Book (2003-05-23)
Publisher: Wiley
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The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition
Sponsored by the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and written by top illustrators, scientists, and industry experts, The Guild Handbook of Scientific Illustration, Second Edition is an indispensable reference guide for anyone who produces, assigns, or simply appreciates scientific illustration.
Offering broad coverage and more than 620 outstanding illustrations, this new edition offers up-to-date coverage on all aspects of this specialized field, from illustrating molecules and 3D modeling to important material and advice on copyright and contractual concerns, as well as establishing a freelance business.
With step-by-step instructions, in-depth coverage of illustrative techniques and related tools, and helpful advice on the day-to-day business of scientific illustrating, it is easy to see why scientific illustrators refer to this book as their "bible."
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5-0 out of 5 stars The definitive reference for scientific illustration
Since its first edition this book has been by far the best single resource available for anyone with a serious interest in scientific, medical, biological, nature, botanical, or wildlife illustration.

Don't be daunted by the price - this book is worth far more than the next 10 competing books combined. I've been a professional medical and scientific illustrator for 35 years, and I own hundreds of books on the subject, but I think this single volume should be the foundation of any reference library on visual communication in the biomedical sciences.

5-0 out of 5 stars There is no greater guide to Scientific Illustration . . .
ELaine Hodges' "The Guild Handbook to Scientific Illustration" is truly a landmark as a reference and the finest on my shelf -- and I cannot count the times I've sought it since 1989 out either to clarify a client's request or as a refresher for some obscure technique (carbon dust, for example) . . .

Even though the book is quite expensive even by reference standards (twice its price of 1989), I would purchase it again without hesitation. Truly, there is no question of hand technique that is left unanswered . . .

If that were not enough, the volume weighs over two kilos and could also prove a formidable weapon . . .

5-0 out of 5 stars The book is the final word in scientific illustration
Over and over in my work I found myself referring back to this encyclopedic manual. A must for all those in the field of scientific illustration, and a huge help for graphic artists and illustrators in general.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most authoritative single book in the World in the subject!
The most extensive coverage of media and subject matter for use in creating science art. For use by practicing illustrators. ... Read more

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