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61. Statistics for Experimenters: An Introduction to Design, Data Analysis, and Model Building
by George E. P.Box, William G.Hunter, J. StuartHunter, William Gordon Hunter
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Catlog: Book (1978-06-22)
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Introduces the philosophy of experimentation and the part that statistics play in experimentation. Emphasizes the need to develop a capability for ``statistical thinking'' by using examples drawn from actual case studies. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Get a more recent title for the important modern advances
A solid excellent DOE book, however due to it's age, it obviously does not cover more recent topics, such as mixture experiments. I've run into a few chemical engineers that have read only this book and have no idea what mixture experiments are, and why they are important in their DOE work. Also, I do not remember seeing any material on split-plot designs, and this topic is very important in industrial experimentation since most experiments are split-plots whether you know it or not, and you cannot evaluate them as normal. This is no fault of the book due to its publish date, but a newer book, such as Montgomery's or Hamada & Wu should also be read through to learn about the more recent advancements in DOE.

5-0 out of 5 stars very useful
A great book to understand the theory and the application of statistics. The examples used in each chapter are very useful in understanding the concept.
I suggest this book to every researcher and instructer to keep it on their desks. "This" is the reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars Immediate usability in practice.
This is an excellently written book with clear examples of how to apply statistics to everyday experimental settings. Box delves deep enough into the underlying theory to give an engineer such as myself an appreciation for the "reality" of the mathematics, but sticks to concrete examples and putting theory into practice. Each chapter follows the previous one, but each is also reasonably self-contained. Terminology is easily clarified with a quick use of the comprehensive index.

Additionally, don't let the print date fool you... the book is timely.

5-0 out of 5 stars classic but unconventional and practical book on design
This book was published in 1978 but as other reviewers have noted its practical methods and advice are timeless. George Box and Stu Hunter are both very famous statisticians who are also great teachers and lecturers. Bill Hunter is now deceased. All three authors have made major contributions to the design of experiments. The book is written for practitioners and in the simplest language possible. Emphasis is placed on practical designs and not optimal designs because optimal designs are very sensitive to model specification.

It does not include the robust designs of Taguchi which came later and could easily be included if the authors choose to revise it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Still the "Bible" of practical design of experiments.
More than twenty years after its publication, this seminal work is still the undisputable "Bible" for users of statistical experimental design. The practical insights sprinkled throughout this book are invaluable especially to non-mathematical statisticians. This book will never be out-of-date! ... Read more

62. Causality : Models, Reasoning, and Inference
by Judea Pearl
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Written by one of the pre-eminent researchers in the field, this book provides a comprehensive exposition of modern analysis of causation. It shows how causality has grown from a nebulous concept into a mathematical theory with significant applications in the fields of statistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, cognitive science, and the health and social sciences. Pearl presents a unified account of the probabilistic, manipulative, counterfactual and structural approaches to causation, and devises simple mathematical tools for analyzing the relationships between causal connections, statistical associations, actions and observations. The book will open the way for including causal analysis in the standard curriculum of statistics, artifical intelligence, business, epidemiology, social science and economics. Students in these areas will find natural models, simple identification procedures, and precise mathematical definitions of causal concepts that traditional texts have tended to evade or make unduly complicated. This book will be of interest to professionals and students in a wide variety of fields. Anyone who wishes to elucidate meaningful relationships from data, predict effects of actions and policies, assess explanations of reported events, or form theories of causal understanding and causal speech will find this book stimulating and invaluable. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Pioneering Book on Causality
This is a pioneering book dealing exhaustively with the subject of causation. Its contribution to the field of "Uncertainty in AI" is unmeasureable. It dealt with graphical models for reasoning in depth. For computer scientists looking for an encyclopedia of algorithms and applications on causation, there can not be a better book. I highly recommend this book for researchers in UAI. A word of caution: This is not a book for starters and those who do not have a well developed concept of uncertainty.

3-0 out of 5 stars A review of "Causality"
First off, the rating of three stars is relative to my expectations that this book would provide me with some insights in how to use graphical models for purposes of making inferences from statistical data and, in general, to facilitate the process of (machine) learning from data. And although Pearl and his colleagues have made great progress in this area, this book seems more targeted for researchers in areas outside of AI, such as economics, statistics, and medical research. Although the author gives a number of rigorous definitions to help support his notions of causality, the book is written in a somewhat abstract manner with few if any nontrivial examples (although enough trivial ones to satisfy a more general audience) to support the definitions and concepts. References to the literature are favored over mathematical proofs. Thus, aside from the references, I found this book of little use, but on the other hand, I do recommend it for its intended audience, for I do believe that graphical models can be of great use in these other areas.

Finally given the controversy and general misunderstanding about "causality", I wonder why Pearl would even use definitions like "causal model" and "...variable X is a causal influence of variable Y". His justification seems that researchers still think in terms of cause and effect, and thus it would serve them well if they had a mathematical foundation to fall back on.
Even if I did not have issue with some of the techniques and algorithms endorsed in this book, it would still seem much more appropriate to supply fresh, distinguished definitions (devoid of the "cause" word and its synonyms) and thus when future researchers use and make reference to Pearl's structural methods, they will call them as such and hopefully avoid confusion and controversy.

5-0 out of 5 stars A "Radically New perspective on Causation"
Choice (November 00) calls both Pearl's Causality (and Juarrero's Dynamics in Action, which Choice reviews together with Pearl), a "radically new perspective on causation and human behavior... Pearl critically reviews the major literature on causation, both in philosohy and in applied statistics in the social sciences. His formal models, nicely illustrated by practical examples, show the power of positing objectdively real causation connetions, counter to Hume's skepticism, which has dominated discussions of causality in both analytic philosophy and statistical analysis. Probabilities, Pearl argues, reflect subjective degrees of belief, whereas causal relations describe objective physical constraints. He reveals the role of substantive causes in statistical analyses in examples from medicine, economics, and policy decisions. "Both works are highly ambitious in rejecting traditional views. Although the arguments ar meticulous and represent intensive research, their criticisms of mainstream traditions are destined to arouse controversy... Juarrero and Pearl's books will greatly interest philosophers and scientists who are concerned with causality and the explanation of human behavior."

5-0 out of 5 stars The best and only on the topic
A great text, if for no other reason than the fact that it fills an important niche. Pearl does an excellent job of delineating causal models as both philosophical and statistical problems. I found the coverage of latent variable models particularly useful.

My only complaint is Pearl often makes assumptions without justifying them sufficiently. Usually, the assumptions made are reasonable or of negligible consequence, but at other times, the veracity of the assumptions is arguably core matter of the discussion. The net effect is a feeling of reading a brilliant, detailed exposition of what causal models imply observationally, undermined by doubts about the appropriateness of causality as a concept at all.

Overall, however, this a wonderful text that should be useful to anyone interested in causality or statistical modeling.

5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding causality poses no danger!
I take issue with the previous reviewer. Pearl does not assume that the modeller is able, a priori, to determine what the correct model is. Instead, Pearl asks what conclusions can be drawn if the modeller is able to substantiate only parts of the model. By systematically changing those parts, he then obtains a full picture of what modeling assumptions "must" be substantiated before causal inferences can be derived from nonexperimental data. An anslysis of assumptions is not a license to abuse them. ... Read more

63. Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)
by Gene Kranz
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A breathtaking, first-hand account of the early days of the NASA space program, through the eyes of the man who held it all together... ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK ROCKED
I first learned about this book after I saw Apollo 13. I was inspired by Kranz's (Ed Harris in the movie) zealousness to bring our asronaughts home. I then purchased this book. As I got into it I found that I could not put the book down.. There is NEVER A DULL MOMENT.. somthing always seems to go haywire.. and when it does, The good ol boys at mission control with the skill of the astronaughts do their damnest to fix it. a Truly awe inspireing book not only for space buffs but for any one who needs a good pick er upper. A true tribute to our Space Program. Kranz inspired by Kennedy's words "ask not what your country can do for you .. ask you can do for your country" and "We choose to go to the moon - in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy but because they are hard." A true Patriot Kranz is. I wish there were more people like Gene Kranz out there. I salute you Gene Kranz!

4-0 out of 5 stars Tour de Space
Using his extensive files (over 7 file cabinets) and numerous sources, Gene Kranz reviews each launch and narrates his participation in the space program from Mercury through Apollo. An amazing amount of detail is given for the numerous difficulties that were encountered in each phase of the space program. The recognition of problems, troubleshooting them and quick resolution is the driving force in this text. Readers remember Apollo 13's fuel cell crisis and the excellent job done by both Mission Control and the crew to safely return the space craft home. However, while not as dramatic as Apollo 13's potential for astronauts being lost in space, several other incidents that could have resulted in tragedy are detailed along with the actions taken to overcome each difficulty.

The text is an account of Gene Kranz's career from procedure writer to Flight Director and details the history of the development of NASA's Mission Control organization. There being no previous experience, the book outlines how the Mission Control organization was developed from scratch. The text illustrates that in space, team work and training was mandatory to be able to evaluate a problem and initiate action often within 60 seconds. This required a high degree of commitment and competence for all persons involved.

Kranz's accounts of training through simulation is fascinating. Malfunctions were programmed into the training without prior knowledge of the persons in the training session. In one case the simulated collapse of the mission doctor was so real that after the training session others had to be told the doctor was fine. Such detailed and stressful training and the actual mission performance required a detailed knowledge of systems by each person for their area of responsibility plus knowledge of adjoining areas. This training frequently revealed problems where such knowledge later paid off in successful missions.

The author briefly outlines the background of each person as they appeared in the narration. They were basically a mix of young engineers and aviators some having test pilot experience. All parties had to live by a time line whether it was during planning, training, launch, flight or recovery. The text clearly states that participation in the space program demanded discipline, commitment and risk. Some readers may criticize Gene Kranz for his strict military attitude, discipline and unwavering commitment but the question must be asked what other alternatives would have worked in situations where decisions had to be made in seconds for malfunctions involving life and death? I am reminded of the old saying "A camel is a race horse designed by a committee." As the author clearly illustrates, in space there was no margin for error or time for debate.

Also covered are several non-flight activities such as upper management, debriefings and press conferences. Each debriefing was critical to the success of the next mission especially if critical malfunctions had to be addressed. The text states that the space program was covered by a dedicated, well-informed, and highly professional press corps who "....knew the difference between objective reporting of news and hyping things up to entertain the audience...." Kranz notes that "The press conference was almost as much of an ordeal as the mission" and further states "They asked the tough questions, but they respected us and the work we did as long as we didn't try to mislead them."

Flight directors worked rotating shifts. Gene Kranz was a flight director for Apollo 11 during the actual first lunar landing and later led the team that developed the program to recover Apollo 13 after it suffered the fuel cell explosion. The text gives much interesting information about both flights. The last moon landing was Apollo 17 where once again Kranz was a flight director.

The book concludes with the usual chapter Where They Are giving an update of the history for the major players.

The book provides a tremendous amount of information. Readability may be a minor weakness of this work, but a most helpful appendix Glossary of Terms defines the many acronyms used in the text and helps the reader to move ahead. While not difficult to read, at times it is slow reading unless the reader is just skimming.

While some may take issue with Gene Kranz's stern, disciplined, military approach to the challenges faced, the results confirm the effectiveness of this approach to life and death situations where decisions must be made in seconds and there is no turning back once a decision was made.

A must read for those interested in a time when the United States successfully met a major challenge.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must read after reading all the astronauts' books.
Gene Kranz's book tells a similar story, as told in books by Eugene Cerman, Scott Carpenter, and Chris Kraft, without being dominated by the author's ego. The others wrote good books. But Kranz avoids using personal attacks to tell his tale. The antidotes differ from those in other stories, as Kranz does not have a Boy Scout image to preserve. However, Kranz covers mission control only through Apollo 17.

This book is an excellent story of the space race from the ground.

4-0 out of 5 stars Mercury to Apollo: the inside scoop on the US space program
In my boyhoood, I collected news clippings of space flights like some others collected stamps. While I knew of the the complete or near-disasters of Apollo 1 and 13 which never escaped media attention, I could not imagine how many more instances of nervous questions there were on the ground at Mission Control Center (MCC) during many of the celebrated successful space shots.

Gene Kranz's book provides an insider's view into the inner workings of MCC, all the way from the Mercury program to the final Apollo 17 mission in 1972. Probably better suited than almost any one else to tell this story on how things looked from the ground, Kranz worked his career in NASA up to Flight Director, including for the memorable Apollo 11 and 13 flights which provide some of the most dramatic passages in the book. While the world savored the euphoria of the first men landing on the moon, Kranz tells of how he and his team were worrying about near fatal computer problems with the lunar lander. Most readers will be familiar with the Apollo 13 episode which was well enacted on the big screen with Tom Hanks , but Kranz's book provides some of the finer detail that the movie misses.

The book not only provides flight details of the manned spaced shots, but discuss some of the important management and technical issues which need to be resolved to move from Mercury through Gemini and Apollo. Kranz's epilogue concludes with some of his broader observatons and recommendations for future space policy.

Readers will be struck by the authoritarian and disciplined management style in the program, which Kranz does not easily hide. The author would probably have done well to use a ghostwriter or good editor. But apart from its prose which lacks elegance and an easy flow, this book provides an illuminating insight into how such a complex management feat was accomplished.

2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I consider myself an afficianado of the U.S. space program of the 1960s and early '70s, so I eagerly anticipated the arrival of Kranz's book.

Kranz has always seemed to be a man of the utmost integrity, dedication and competence. But a page-turning writer he is not. If he used a ghost writer on this book he was ripped off, seeing as how the prose is dry as dust.

The book is likely a valuable contribution to history, but it will probably be more referenced in future books than it will be read in its entirety. ... Read more

64. Benchmarks for Science Literacy (Benchmarks for Science Literacy, Project 2061)
by American Association for Advancement of Science
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Published to glowing praise in 1990, Science for All Americans defined the science-literate American--describing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes all students should retain from their learning experience--and offered a series of recommendations for reforming our system of education in science, mathematics, and technology. Benchmarks for Science Literacy takes this one step further.Created in close consultation with a cross-section of American teachers, administrators, and scientists, Benchmarks elaborates on the recommendations to provide guidelines for what all students should know and be able to do in science, mathematics, and technology by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, and 12.These grade levels offer reasonable checkpoints for student progress toward science literacy, but do not suggest a rigid formula for teaching. Benchmarks is not a proposed curriculum, nor is it a plan for one: it is a tool educators can use as they design curricula that fit their student's needs and meet the goals first outlined in Science for All Americans.Far from pressing for a single educational program, Project 2061 advocates a reform strategy that will lead to more curriculum diversity than is common today.

IBenchmarks emerged from the work of six diverse school-district teams who were asked to rethink the K-12 curriculum and outline alternative ways of achieving science literacy for all students.These teams based their work on published research and the continuing advice of prominent educators, as well as their own teaching experience. Focusing on the understanding and interconnection of key concepts rather than rote memorization of terms and isolated facts, Benchmarks advocates building a lasting understanding of science and related fields.In a culture increasingly pervaded by science, mathematics, and technology, science literacy require habits of mind that will enable citizens to understand the world around them, make some sense of new technologies as they emerge and grow, and deal sensibly with problems that involve evidence, numbers, patterns, logical arguments, and technology--as well as the relationship of these disciplines to the arts, humanities, and vocational sciences--making science literacy relevant to all students, regardless of their career paths.

If Americans are to participate in a world shaped by modern science and mathematics, a world where technological know-how will offer the keys to economic and political stability in the twenty-first century, education in these areas must become one of the nation's highest priorities. Together with Science for All Americans, Benchmarks for Science Literacy offers a bold new agenda for the future of science education in this country, one that is certain to prepare our children for life in the twenty-first century. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Help for Science Teachers
I teach science in a small, very rural school to grades 7-12. I have been using this book for the first time this year.

I like how this book makes the benchmarks clear and specific. It doesn't just say, "Students will understand the structure of atoms" the way my state's standards do. It spells out exactly what the student should know about the structure of the atom.

I used to run a very textbook driven curriculum, but I found that the textbooks were woefully inadequate, but I lacked direction as to what I should be doing. When I recently changed schools, I also discovered this book, and it presented the answer.

At my new school, my textbooks are only a reference that mostly sit on the shelf. I have designed my curriculum more around these standards and my state standards.

This book makes it clear that there are many topics that I have taught that don't need to be taught. For example, during the past 2 years, I taught photosynthesis and respiration from the book: electron transport chain, pyruvate, and all. This year, I talked more about the carbon and the energy and where all the atoms went. My students this year can actually answer questions about these subjects. For the most part, they understand them. My previous students did not understand.

This book also has an excellent section on dealing with vocabulary. Much of science education substitutes vocabulary for understanding. I am now using many fewer technical words, and even then only introducing those words when the students understand the concepts.

I don't agree with some of the things in this book. There are a few subjects I think are more important than the authors do. There are also a few subjects the authors think are more important than I do. I also dislike their emphasis on attitudes about science and the amount of time they spend on the culture and history of science. I would like to see more emphasis on content.

Overall, however, this will make you a better teacher. If you are a parent, it will equip you to question what your child is learning (at any level) and to get your school to start making the changes our education system needs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Benchmarks in designing curriculum
Many states have created specific standards for students to acheive throughtout their schooling. This publication is extremely useful in helping to understand the intent of standards and what they look like in the classroom. Anyone that is working on science and math curriculum must have a copy of this. It is also very useful for new teachers to get insight into exemplary content and practices. This document also helps people understand misconceptions that students develop over certain concepts. I've been using it continuously and have bought copies for many people in my school district. ... Read more

65. The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide
by Tammy L. Lin, John M. Mohart, Kaori A. Sakurai, Thomas M. Defer, Washington University
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3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but some bad errors
On page 17, the two formulas for creatinine clearance are wrong. Has anyone else noticed this? Also, on page 18, the reticulocyte index formula isn't accurate because it doesn't factor in the maturation factor. Other than that, this is a very useful book.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Absolute Must for the new Intern
This book was a lifesaver for me on many occasions and now as a PGY2 I recommend it to all new incoming PGY1 and even sub-i's. The book covers all of the major "fires" you will encounter and need to "put out" (usually on your own). With this book I found that even though I could call for backup, I rarely needed to because all I needed was right there in the book. The most important advice I can give, though, is to read the book from beginning to end the week just before you start Internship. That is the key! Then just carry it with you as a refresher.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Washington Manual Internship Survival Guide
I highly recommend this book to interns. it covers most of the topics that you may encounter on your internship oncall. it cover the subjects stepwise and you will know what to do next. it is very helpfull if you are alone and nobody around to tell you what to ask or what to order or how to handle the case. it is very easy to use and not time consuming to find a topic fast when you are oncall and time is short.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book
This is one of the best books you will buy as a medical student or intern. It is a requirement for your pocket. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital they give this to all the interns in July. If you know read it a couple times it will make internship easy...except for the 100 hours a week you will put into the job...Honestly...BUY IT- I would have bought it in medical school if I knew about it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Internship Must Own
Buy this book if you are a fourth year medical student or intern ... Read more

66. Laboratory Manual for Principles of General Chemistry, 6th Edition
by Jo AllanBeran
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This flexible lab manual-appropriate for use with a wide range of general chemistry books-offers a wealth of practical chemistry experiments. It includes pertinent information on rules and safety in the lab. Preparation of the new edition was guided by specific feedback from users. ... Read more

67. Statistical Computing : An Introduction to Data Analysis using S-Plus
by Michael J.Crawley
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Many statistical modelling and data analysis techniques can be difficult to grasp and apply, and it is often necessary to use computer software to aid the implementation of large data sets and to obtain useful results. S-Plus is recognised as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages, and it enables the user to apply a number of statistical methods, ranging from simple regression to time series or multivariate analysis. This text offers extensive coverage of many basic and more advanced statistical methods, concentrating on graphical inspection, and features step-by-step instructions to help the non-statistician to understand fully the methodology.

  • Extensive coverage of basic, intermediate and advanced statistical methods
  • Uses S-Plus, which is recognised globally as one of the most powerful and flexible statistical software packages
  • Emphasis is on graphical data inspection, parameter estimation and model criticism
  • Features hundreds of worked examples to illustrate the techniques described
  • Accessible to scientists from a large number of disciplines with minimal statistical knowledge
  • Written by a leading figure in the field, who runs a number of successful international short courses
  • Accompanied by a Web site featuring worked examples, data sets, exercises and solutions
A valuable reference resource for researchers, professionals, lecturers and students from statistics, the life sciences, medicine, engineering, economics and the social sciences.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Teachers, students, and researchers - stop here!
This is far and away the best statistics book I have found for the non-statistician. As a researcher and introductory behavioral statistics teacher this book has proven invaluable to me.

Crawley explains the connecting ideas that foster understanding that so many others seem to omit. Teaching statistics graphically rather than formulaically using the free student version of s-plus, my students come away understanding the foundations of statistics including measures of central tendency, probability distributions, regression, and ANOVA.

The interesting thing is that when I need an introduction to survival analysis or non-linear regression, I'm able to pick up the same book. Crawley explains many more advanced analyses with the same care and thoroughness that he does the basics including log-linear analysis, mixed-effects models, Generalised linear models, and time series analysis to name but a few.

I originally picked up this book to learn how to conduct analyses using s-plus but what I found was so much more.

To those of you that are really only interested in learning s-plus this book does that elegantly as well and I prefer it to Venables and Ripley (Modern Applied Statistics with S). I suspect that statisticians will prefer the later title but if you are like me and want some help understanding the analysis and not just how to do it in s-plus then stick with this title. ... Read more

68. Atlas of Mouse Development
by Matthew H. Kaufman
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Not since the early 1970s has there been an attempt to describe and illustrate the anatomy of the developing mouse embryo. More than ever such material is needed by biologists as they begin to unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying development and differentiation. After more than ten years of painstaking work, Matt Kaufman has completed The Atlas of Mouse Development--the definitive account of mouse embryology and development.
For all those researching or studying mammalian development, The Atlas of Mouse Development will be the standard reference work for many years to come.

Key Features
* Provides a comprehensive sequential account of the development of the mouse from pre-implantation to term
* Contains clear and concise descriptions of the anatomical features relevant to each stage of development
* Large format for easy use
* Contains explanatory notes and legends, and more than 180 meticulously labeled plates, 1,300 photographs of individual histological sections, and 200 electron micrographs, illustrating:
* Intermittent serial histological sections through embryos throughout embryogenesis and organogenesis
* Differentiation of specific organs and organ systems, including the spinal cord, eyes, gonads, kidneys, lungs and skeletal system
* External appearance of intact embryos throughout development
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69. Short Protocols in Molecular Biology (Short Protocols in Molecular Biology)
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Recently expanded to 2 volumes, Short Protocols in Molecular Biology, Fifth Edition, provides condensed descriptions of more than 700 methods compiled from Current Protocols in Molecular Biology. Includes new chapters on chromatin assembly and analysis, nucleic acid arrays, generation and use of combinatorial libraries, discovery and analysis of differentially expressed genes in single cells and cell populations.

The book is specifically designed to provide quick access to step-by-step instructions for the essential methods used in every major area of molecular biological research

Short Protocols in Molecular Biology, Fifth Edition is an authoritative and indispensable guide for all life scientists, researchers, and students at the graduate and advanced undergraduate level

Expanded to 2 volumes.
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4-0 out of 5 stars an excellent brief reference book
This is a well-organized, clear, short reference work. Well done

4-0 out of 5 stars The (little) Red book...
Here is the little red bok.
If the big one is too expensive for you, you can always buy this. You'll find inside all the important protocols and data for molecular biology.It's up to date, and clearly presented.
Try it, and then buy the big one!

4-0 out of 5 stars A very good reference manual
This book is an essential tool for people in the scientific field such as Molecular Biology (obviously), Biochemistry, and Neuroscience. It is comprehensive and up-to-date as far as the techniques are concerned. It is good value in a sense that you don't have to buy the whole "Current Protocols Series" which costs an arm and a leg if you do. Although nowadays, a lot of "kits" are commercially available, the techniques found in this book explain principles and provide different alternatives suited for your needs. Molecular Cloning by Maniatis et al., although needs updating, is still a helpful reference in my opinion and it complements this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Have for any Molecular Biologist...
I originally bought this book as a secondary source of information (Maniatis has ben my bible now for a few years...) but as time has progressed I have found myself using this book more and more. The protocols are easy to follow, logically placed, give enough information so you understand what it is you are doing, are up to date, and are all in one volume. Yes, this has effectively replaced my copy of Molecular Cloning (which is in desperate need of an update). Great job! ... Read more

70. The Ultimate Guide To Choosing a Medical Specialty
by BrianFreeman, Brian Freeman
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Catlog: Book (2003-12-19)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The first medical specialty selection guide written by residents for students! Provides an inside look at the issues surrounding medical specialty selection, blending first-hand knowledge with useful facts and statistics, such as salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Focuses on all the major specialties and features firsthand portrayals of each by current residents. Also includes a guide to personality characteristics that are predominate with practitioners of each specialty.

“A terrific mixture of objective information as well as factual data make this book an easy, informative, and interesting read.”
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5-0 out of 5 stars You must pick this up!
I'm a third-year medical student, and I've been worrying for some time now about how I'd decide what specialty to go into. Of course, nothing substitutes for some good, old-fashioned soul-searching, but Dr. Freeman's book will certainly kick your inner dialogue into gear.

What impressed me most about this book was the quality of information--everything was accurate, up-to-date, and written in an engaging way. I learned many things about each of the specialties I am consdering that I'd never read anywhere else. I also appreciated the fact that each specialty chapter is written by someone who's actually "been there, done that"--they're all written by residents.

Overall, I highly recommend this book to any medical student who is pondering what specialty to choose. ... Read more

71. 3 Days to a Pharmaceutical Sales Job Interview (2005-2006, 4th Edition)
by Lisa Lane
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Catlog: Book (2005-01-15)
Publisher: Drug Careers, Inc.
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Just released! New 2005, 4th edition! Written by the pharmaceutical industry's most sought after author and consultant, Lisa Lane. 3 Days to a Pharmaceutical Sales Job Interview is touted by thousands as the "HOW TO" book of breaking into pharmaceutical sales.

Readers of this step by step program will learn how to land interviews, impress managers, stand out from the crowd of applicants and start a career in pharmaceutical sales. Excerpts of the material have been printed in over 30 newspapers including The Miami Herald, The Chicago Tribune, The LA Times, The Baltimore Sun, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine.

With the Lisa Lane's insight, applicants learn how to shorten their job search, locate unadvertised job openings, get direct access to managers home addresses and email addresses, and learn how to effectively market themselves and their resumes for the attention that they deserve. (Book purchase also includes free one on one job coaching! Simply email the author with any questions about pharmaceutical sales or your job hunt. She will usually respond to any questions within 24 hours)

Expert advice covers all areas of the pharmaceutical sales job hunt starting with a copyrighted step by step guide to landing interviews. "3 Days" also addresses the basics of the job hunt including: frequently asked questions about the pharmaceutical sales job hunt, how to write a successful pharmaceutical sales resume, tips for writing e-resumes, resume samples, cover letter do's and don’ts, sample cover letters, phone interviews...what to expect, preparation for face to face interviews, questions to ask your interviewer, interview questions and answers, the brag book, career organizer worksheets, resume tracker, and resource pages. This comprehensive guidebook/workbook covers all the bases of the pharmaceutical sales job hunt. A must have for any job seeker in this competitive job market! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Lifesaver!
This book is a must-read for anyone currently interviewing (or trying to interview) for this field!It helps spice up your resume and helps you get through tough phone interviews (the worst!).This book really did help me get my first pharm sales job last year, and I'm loving every minute of it. I gave the book to my sister, and now she's getting calls left and right for interviews.It really helps, even though it was pricey, and I've more than made up for it with my bonuses!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great, Great, did I mention GREAT???
As I continued to get frustrated for months trying to get a pharmaceutical sales job, I finally bought this book. Guess what! It really helped me get a job. This is not just a book full of information, it really shows applicants creative ways to differentiate themselves and land interviews. It gives detailed iformation on how to create a great resume, master the interviews, and locate unadvertised jobs. Next week, I am going for training and it is all thanks to this book. This is truly a wonderful resource....a great book!

3-0 out of 5 stars Title was a LIE, few tidbits of information,
Hard to believe someone with much education and industry experience would state that your going to obtain an interview in three days.The market is tough, and the title here had nothing in the book to back it up.Try 3 weeks to 3 months, be honest.
I found a few other title's more real world and better written.
But for the money I would probably suggest buying two or three of the books on the topic (yes, even this one) and read them all.
Interviewing was tough, and I secured a job twice in this industry, the books do help.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must for interviews!
While I don't want to be too overwhelmingly excited, I have to say "Wow"!I am so glad that I picked this book out of all the books on pharm sales and interviews.So far, it has been right on the money and really has answered all the questions that I have been asked in all my interviews.It gives good insight as to what type of person they are looking for and what answers or personality quirks that might throw up a red flag and disqualify a prospect.I am a firm beleiver in being yourself and this book helps interviewees how to let their inner sales person shine so that the interviewer can see thier full potential.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well worth it....really works!
I have worked as a Chemist in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing for about four years and have always had an interest in Pharmaceutical Sales.Lack of sales experience had been a major setback in landing a Pharmaceutical Sales position until I purchased this book.After completing the three day course, and realizing there were ways to get around lack of sales experience, I landed five interviews with top Pharmaceutical Companies such as Aventis, Novartis, First Horizon, GSK and Berlex labs.

Interviews went well and I recently accepted a position as a Pharmaceutical Sales Consultant with Berlex Labs.I wanted to encourage anyone and everyone with a drive to purchase this book.Well worth the money and it really works!
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Brent ... Read more

72. Frontrunners' Internal Medicine 2004 Q&A Review: Self-Assessment and Board Review, Fourth Edition
by Bradley D. Mittman
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Catlog: Book (2004-01-01)
Publisher: Frontrunners Board Review Inc
Sales Rank: 325391
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Welcome to FRONTRUNNERS INTERNAL MEDICINE 2004 Q&A REVIEW, designed to prepare you for the MEDICINE BOARDS as well as the medicine and subspecialty components of the USMLE STEPS 2 & 3. Students who are preparing for the USMLE and are thinking about a residency in medicine as well as current medicine residents will ALSO be way ahead of the game when it comes time to sit for their medicine boards (yes, there’s actually one more exam after step 3 (!) and it’s the all-important one that makes you "board-certified"). This book is an excellent companion to the Frontrunners Internal Medicine Board Review Syllabus, which remains the syllabus for the Frontrunners Board Review Courses that are held throughout the year. While designed with the boards in mind, these resources are nonetheless outstanding study aids for medical students, residents, and practicing internists who simply want the best no-nonsense and most realistic Q&A review of internal medicine in all of its subspecialties!. And for those who are simply looking to expand their fund of knowledge in medicine, this back is without compare, and is ideal for health care professionals at all levels. If you’re a mnemonics fan (and who isn’t?) and you’re prepping for the boards, then you’ll definitely want to check out TURBO MNEMONICS FOR THE BOARDS. See the "Quick Order Form" at the end of this book. With OVER 400 MEMORY AIDS to the most commonly asked material, it can only turbo-boost your performance on the boards! Even if you don’t use the book for the anagrams and other memory aids, the content itself is outstanding prep for the boards when used in conjunction with these Q&A and Frontrunners Internal Medicine Board Review Syllabus, containing all the core material for the boards.

Over the years, we’ve been blessed with hundreds of questions and answers material that have been voluntarily submitted by physicians who have gone on to pass their boards, in their effort to help those "soldiers left behind"! We have therefore pooled for you from our database all the questions amassed to date, with answers and explanations.

This critical board review resource is chock-full of over 1,200 OF THE MOST REALISTIC INTERNAL MEDICINE BOARD REVIEW QUESTIONS YOU'LL FIND ANYWHERE FROM ALL THE RECENT EXAMS, because, just as important as knowing your stuff is being psychologically prepared. This book has also been popular in helping physicians make "connections" or concept links, so that "if you see this in the question, look for this in the answer."

Having said all this, we also realize that there are individuals who have, over the years, grown weary of tedious self-study and who'd rather take advantage of a sit-down, "feed-me" style of board review, even if the Frontrunners’ CD AUDIO SYLLABUS, SLIDE SHOWS and BOOK PACKAGES can just be ordered. For this reason in early August each year we continue to offer our more formal WEEKEND MARATHON REVIEW board review course which covers 18 hours of high-yield-only review for the boards over one Saturday-Sunday weekend.

HMOs are requiring that their PCPs be board-certified, or, at the very least, board-eligible to come on-board and stay on-board In fact, the terms "board-certified" and "board-eligible" are increasingly becoming an integral part of HMO contracts and renewal criteria. Being board-certified, therefore, is no longer a luxury. To some physicians, it’s more than just placating the HMOs or even maintaining one’s practice. It’s about personal challenge; it’s about being able to call oneself a "board-certified internist"; but even more simply, it’s about winning! We want you to win. However you plan to use this book, our greatest hope is that we help you achieve your goals and make your life, dare we say, a little easier?

With greatest wishes for you,

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

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5-0 out of 5 stars AM HIGHLY RECOMMENDING...
The book is an overdue, refreshing Q&A review that allows you to cover all the same ground in a lot less time. Explanations were to-the-point and just what I had to know. Scored very well using it for my internal medicine boards. As with many of the other reviewers, I got my copy for free when I ordered my Frontrunners I.M. Board Review Syllabus thru the Publisher's 866MDBOARD number which is also on the back of my book.

5-0 out of 5 stars VERY WELL DONE!
This was a great resource for my recert because 1) I saw alot of material straight out of the exam, which was really reassuring; 2) I liked the diversity of questions, which were also reflected on the exam; 3) I was able to get thru all the practice questions (there's easily over a thousand) twice before my medicine boards since the explanations are straight to the point. I used the Q&A in conjunction with the Frontrunners Syllabus, reading a chapter out of the syllabus and then hitting that chapter in the Q&A, which was very successful for me.

5-0 out of 5 stars RIGHT OUT OF THE EXAM!!
This was a great resource for my Internal Medicine boards because I saw alot of material right out of the exam, which was a pleasant surprise and probably why I did so well. I used the Q&A in conjunction with the Frontrunners Syllabus, reading a chapter out of the syllabus and then hitting that same chapter in the Q&A book. It was a great way to go.

I liked this "set'em up and knock'em down" approach to Q&A. Explanations were straightforward and intelligible. I easily passed my Internal Medicine Boards using this with their frontrunners syllabus. I agree with the other reviewers: the syllabus was just as excellent.

5-0 out of 5 stars WORKS PERFECT W/ THE SYLLABUS
This was my main Q&A resource going into my medicine boards. I'm recommending it highly since I saw ALOT of the same questions on my exam. It worked great in conjunction with the Frontrunners Syllabus was truly outstanding. ... Read more

73. Emt-Basic Review Manual for National Certification
by Stephen J. Rahm
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74. Lpn Notes: Nurse's Clinical Pocket Guide
by Ehren Myers
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75. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Board Review
by Charles M. Wiener, Dennis L. Kasper, EugeneBraunwald, AnthonyFauci, StephenHauser, DanLongo, J. Larry Jameson
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The best preparation for the internal medicine boards! Covering the entire spectrum of internal medicine, this review features over 1000 board type questions and answers. Questions are referenced and reflect the new content in Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 16/e. ... Read more

76. Usmle Step 1 (Rapid Review Series)
by Edward F. Goljan
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Catlog: Book (2001-04-15)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Questions
I thought this was far and away the best USMLE Step 1 Question book out there. It covers conceptual, high yield, board relevant material without going into the preposterous minutiae that a number of the question books out there are notorious for. The accompanying CD is excellent, and you can test yourself by system. There were some minor gliches in the CD, but these did not detract appreciably from the overall quality. I had the highest USMLE scores in my class, and I do think this book helped with that. ... Read more

77. High-Yield Pharmacology
by Daryl Christ
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78. EMT-Paramedic (P)PreTest Self Assessment and Review
by Richard E. J. Westfal, JohnFilangeri, GregorySanta Maria
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Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Effectively tests knowledge of the recently introduced and extensively revised paramedics curriculum.Meets the new and more rigorous standards of paramedic certification, now emphasizing basic science and pathophysiology.Features 500 multiple-choice questions accompanied by explanations and rationales for the correct answers.Covers the roles and responsibilities of paramedics, airway management and ventilation, medical considerations for all body systems, patient assessment, trauma, and special considerations such as neonatology, geriatrics, and abuse. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Helpful Review
I believe this e-book is a very helpful review. Not only does it give questions and answers, but it also gives rationale with references. I give it 4 stars. The only downfalls are that you cannot print the chapters/pages, and that the answers do not include the if you don't remember the question, then you have to go back to look it up. Overall, it is a very good study guide and I would recommend it!

2-0 out of 5 stars TOO BASIC
This book was much too basic for my review purposes. Also, the questions in this book do not resemble the questions on the NREMT-P test.

5-0 out of 5 stars good job
mr. westfal did and excellent job with this book. i did kind of poorly in my medic class and when it came time for the final i got this review guide and passed with flying colors. especially the cardio section (which i struggled with in class) i had a much better understanding of what i was supposed to know about cardio drugs and reading dysrhythmias on an ecg and interpreting them into which algorythm i am supposed to use. and also there are not as many pasg pants ?'s which is good because in at least michigan they are elimanting the use of the mast pants and the pants are no longer on the ambulance. thank you again for your help mr. westfal, it was much appreciated. ... Read more

79. Get the Facts on Anyone (Get the Facts on Anyone)
by Dennis King
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5-0 out of 5 stars awesome guide
This guide was comprehensive, thorough, and was chock full of information. Get the Facts on Anyone, was full of resources, both online and offline of getting information. This book can be used to verify information you think you already know, or find out what you may not know. Well worth the investment.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
I have read or looked into almost every book on this topic and feel Get the Facts on Anyone is one of the best and a worthwhile investment. It is logically laid out, professionally written and full of usable action items. Don't hesitate to purchase this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars How to find people and hide yourself.
This book is very helpful in pointing out the mistakes and preconceived ideas of how to change your identity. Helpful hints on tracking anyone. ... Read more

80. Multivariate Statistics for Wildlife and Ecology Research
by Kevin McGarigal, Sam Cushman, Susan Stafford
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Asin: 0387986421
Catlog: Book (2000-07-01)
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Sales Rank: 262042
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Wildlife researchers and ecologists make widespread use of multivariate statistics in their studies. With its focus on the practical application of the techniques of multivariate statistics, this book shapes the powerful tools of statistics for the specific needs of ecologists and makes statistics more applicable to their course of study. Multivariate Statistics for Wildlife and Ecology Research gives the reader a solid conceptual understanding of the role of multivariate statistics in ecological applications and the relationships among various techniques, while avoiding detailed mathematics and underlying theory. More important, the reader will gain insight into the type of research questions best handled by each technique and the important considerations in applying each one. Whether used as a textbook for specialized courses or as a supplement to general statistics texts, the book emphasizes those techniques that students of ecology and natural resources most need to understand and employ in their research. Detailed examples use real wildlife data sets analyzed using the SAS statistical software program.

The book is specifically targeted for upper-division and graduate students in wildlife biology, forestry, and ecology, and for professional wildlife scientists and natural resource managers, but it will be valuable to researchers in any of the biological sciences.

Kevin McGarigal is Assistant Professor and Sam Cushman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management at the University of Massachusetts. Susan Stafford is Head of the Forest Science Department at Colorado State University. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars grad students
I am an ecology grad student and I have returned to this text again and again. ... Read more

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