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    20. Chemistry, Fourth Edition

    1. Chemistry: The Central Science (Book with CD-ROM for Windows/MacIntosh
    by Theodore L. Brown, H. Eugene Lemay Jr., Bruce Edward Bursten, Julia R. Burdge, Theodore E. Brown
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    Asin: 0130669970
    Catlog: Book (2002-05)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 10164
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The acknowledged leader and standard in general chemistry, this book maintains its effective and proven features—clarity of writing, scientific integrity, currency, strong exercises, visual emphasis and consistency in presentation. It offers readers an integrated educational solution to the challenges of the learning with an expanded media program that works in concert with the book, helping them to approach problem solving, visualization, and applications with greater success.Chapter topics cover: Matter and Measurement; Atoms, Molecules, and Ions; Stoichiometry: Calculations with Chemical Formulas and Equations; Aqueous Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry; Thermochemistry; Electronic Structure of Atoms; Periodic Properties of the Elements; Basic Concepts of Chemical Bonding; Molecular Geometry and Bonding Theories; Gases; Intermolecular Forces, Liquids, and Solids; Modern Materials; Properties of Solutions; Chemical Kinetics; Chemical Equilibrium; Acid-Base Equilibria; Additional Aspects of Equilibria; Chemistry of the Environment; Chemical Thermodynamics; Electrochemistry; Nuclear Chemistry; Chemistry of the Nonmetals; Metals and Metallurgy; Chemistry of Coordination Compounds; and The Chemistry of Life: Organic and Biological Chemistry.For individuals interested in the study of general chemistry. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Chemistry: The Central Science, 9th edition
    I found this book to be very easy to read and follow. There are lots of pictures, diagrams, graphs, and tables which aide in understandin the text. There are review sections and questions at the end of every chapter so it is easy to tell if you have learned the material or not, plus you get plenty of practice. It covers all the basic advanced highschool chemistry and is a great book to go through before freshmen level chemistry in college. Overall this book is an excellent learning tool weather you are using it in a class or just using it for a reference for upper level chemistry classes.

    4-0 out of 5 stars classic text
    This text is widely used and has helped many students to understand chemistry. The sequence of topics presented is traditional. It has a good chapter on modern materials. The dual-column format of examples clearly shows problem solving strategies.

    This, and all other similar textbooks, are written for studnents who have appropriate background in high school sciences and reasonable reading comprehension. It is not fair to compare this book with a teacher whom you can talk face to face. Considering the poor reading skills of today's college students, most of whom have hard time with any materals written at 8th grade readability level and do have no idea on how to read and use a textbook, it is impossible for any textbook to do the magic of enlightening them.

    The companion website of this text has thousands of problems available for practice, much more than most other similar textbook websites. Learning chemistry is like learning how to play tennis. You can't expect to learn how to play tennis by watching tennis matches on TV. Similarly, you can't expect to learn chemistry by simply reading the textbook or watching your professors solve problems in class. You have to practice. If this is the text you are using, take advantage of this good resource. Students using other texts are not as lucky as you are.

    For a slightly more engaging text, see the one by Moore, Stanitski and Jurs.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Chemistry, the Central Science.
    I am a teacher using this book for an AP Chem class. I have found the book very difficult to use. Topics are rather disconnected and most of my students had trouble following the logic of more difficult subjects. The early chapters are particularly difficult. I have also found numerous mistakes with the materials available to teachers. The number of errors on the power point presentations are ridiculous. I also questions some of the answers with regards to the use of significant fiqures.

    The Web Site is excellent even though I only use the standard version and not the electronic chapters. The solution manual is so-so. Sometimes shortcuts are used without explanation which is dangerous for AP students.

    I would not recommend this book for use in the high school classroom from the point of view of both the teacher using the books and materials and the student attempting to learn from the book.

    2-0 out of 5 stars There must be a better book out there
    The only reason I got A's in Gen. Chemistry 1& 2 is because I had a FANTASTIC teacher (thank you François). This book makes Chemistry harder to understand than it should be. I recommend this book to insomniacs who like to get headaches!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Well done intro to Chemistry
    This text is a great introduction for students just beginning their study of chemistry at either the advanced highschool or college freshman level. Every chapter has a review and questions so that the reader is able to verify how much (or indeed how little) they have learned. It's easy to read and quite thorough, and for someone in a science field it's also a great reference to keep on hand for when those basic details begin to slip. I found myself consulting it frequently as I prepared for my MCAT examination, and it still has a place in my science library. As for the CD-Rom, I'm sure it's lovely, but I've never even put it in the computer. Overall a worthwhile purchase if you need a chem text. ... Read more

    2. 2005 Physicians' Desk Reference with PDR Electronic Library on CD-Rom
    by Medical Economics, Physicians
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    Asin: 1563634988
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-31)
    Publisher: Thomson Healthcare
    Sales Rank: 19477
    Average Customer Review: 3.44 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    The Authoritative Source of FDA-Approved Information on Prescription Drugs.

    Physicians have turned to PDR® for the latest word on prescription drugs for 59 years! Today, PDR is considered the standard prescription drug reference and can be found in virtually every physician's office, hospital and pharmacy in the United States. In fact, nine out of ten doctors consider PDR their most important reference source. The 59th edition is more than 3,000 pages—our most comprehensive edition ever!

    These critical new drugs are included in the 2005 edition:

    Cialis (tadalafil), a new selective inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium), a new HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor indicated as an adjunct to diet in the treatment of primary hypercholesterolemia, mixed dyslipidemia, and elevated triglyceride levels, or as an adjunct to other lipid-lowering therapies (or if these are unavailable) for treatment of homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

    Levitra (vardenafil HCl), a new selective inhibitor of cyclic guanosine monophosphate-specific phosphodiesterase type 5 indicated for the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

    Lexiva (fosamprenavir calcium), a new protease inhibitor indicated in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV infection in adults.

    Namenda (memantine HCl), the first NMDA receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe dementia of the Alzheimer's type.

    Raptiva (efalizumab), a new recombinant humanized IgG1 kappa isotype monoclonal antibody indicated for the treatment of adults with chronic moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

    Symbyax (olanzapine and fluoxetine HCI), a new combination of 2 psychotropic agents for the treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder.

    You'll find the most complete data on over 4,000 drugs by brand and generic name (both in the same convenient index), manufacturer, and product category. Your 2005 PDR provides usage information and warnings, drug interactions, plus more than 2,000 full-size, full-color photos cross-referenced to the product information.

    You will also find:

    >Phonetic spelling for most listings
    >A key to controlled substances
    >FDA use-in-pregnancy ratings
    >All other FDA-required information
    >Clinical pharmacology
    >Adverse reactions
    >Pediatric use

    On average, over 70% of the drugs found in PDR have prescribing information that has been updated from that found in the previous years' edition. This means that each year thousands of changes are made to drugs. Among these changes are:

    >Interactions with other drugs
    >Side Effects
    >Recommended Dosages
    >Black box warnings
    >How supplied methods


    The retail edition of the 2005 PDR includes a free PDR Electronic Library on CD-ROM. This valuable CD-ROM includes the full-text information of the 2005 Physicians Desk Reference, PDR For Nonprescription Drugs and Dietary Supplements and the PDR For Ophthalmic Medicines. As an added bonus, the PDR on CD-ROM also includes a Drug Interactions module that allows the user to check multi-drug regimens for potentially dangerous interactions. That’s over $280 worth of print information on one CD-ROM.

    The 2005 PDR also includes important information on how authorized prescribers (including U.S.-based MDs, DOs, Dentists, NPs, PAs, Nurse Midwives, Nurse Anesthetists, and Clinical Nurse Specialists in full-time patient practice and medical students and residents) can access:

    >mobilePDR, PDR's abbreviated drug information database for PDR applications
    >drug information on

    *Due to the importance of having current drug information, the PDR Electronic Library has a two year useful life. The software and data on this CD will expire on 12/31/06.

    For absolutely accurate information, you need the 2005 PDR! ... Read more

    Reviews (9)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Standard
    There are a lot of drug reference books. Many, if not most, are quite good. It depends more on how you like your information organized than anything else. The PDR is not designed to be carried in your pocket, it designed to be...well, exhaustive and filled with virtually all the data about the given drug. But regardless of what you think about the PDR, one thing is certain: The PDR has become a gold standard among practioners and is relied upon heavily by physicians.

    1-0 out of 5 stars A better alternative
    I am a clinical psychologist and need some drug info.
    The PDR is a perfect example of the difference between data and information and its publisher's high handedness is to be expected when it teams with M$.
    I just bought and love the Mosby 2004 Drug Guide. Better paper, easier to read, more usable info, and only $30. It is not completely 2004 (none are really current) and the index to brand names has a few omissions but these are minor problems.

    3-0 out of 5 stars CD Terrible
    Without question the PDR is a mandatory reference guide for physicians. It does contain all the required prescription drug monographs mandated by the FDA and has a reasonably useful indexing system for searching by Name, Generic, or Disorder/Treatment. The pill identification section is far from comprehensive and considering the decades this has been in publication I would expect slightly more. The lack of a Macintosh installer with the different versions of the cd (you can get this from being in different medical associations, as a medical student, or personally) is ridiculous. Stedmans is included completely in the 'individual' install, it's just not accessable from the PDR interface. The expiration date is ludicrous. Why? Because you own the physical volume (I own 2 shelves of a bookcase of the physical volumes). I have often had to reference back 8 or 9 years to see what formats a current medication was available in as people seem to take it for granted that if they are still taking the same medication, it is available in the same dosage and format. Some serious mistakes can and have been made because this information isn't available in a comprehensive archival system. There is no legitimate argument for an electronic licensing agreement which prevents you from accessing the same documents (less in fact) that you have in hardcopy format. The DRM is probably the only reason this isn't completely mac/other/pda's compatible and it is completely negligent of the publisher to not produce a full non-expiring library. I hope that at some point in time the PDR electronic version is treated correctly and made available as HTML with a Java/javascript search system. This could easily have been done, but wasn't in the name of money and it's harmful to the healthcare system.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A highly recommended pick for medical library holdings
    This Thomson Healthcare edition of Physicians' Desk Reference 2004 is a specifically designed professional reference for physicians and the medical community, and is updated yearly. Private practice, hospital, pharmacy, clinic, medical training centers and academic health libraries and health reference collections will find it an indispensable reference. This 58th edition lists all pharmaceutical manufacturers with address, phones and emergency contacts, includes products by category, and provides a diagnostic product information section which includes dosing instructions in Spanish, special notations on controlled substances, and FDA contacts. The extensive reference does require an in-depth knowledge of medicine for best access, making it a highly recommended pick for medical library holdings who will consider it a standard acquisition; but plenty of public and college-level libraries will find their patrons referring to it as well. Highly recommended.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Kind of like paying for one volume of the LA phone book...
    The PDR is basically a bloated collection of current-patent drug inserts printed on cheap newsprint. It weighs a ton, and contains virtually no information that one can't download from the relevant drug company's website for free.

    If you are a doctor, you probably get this book for free. That's about what it's worth, considering that its scope is limited to expensive non-generic drugs.

    If you have fifty bucks to spend on a drug reference, get something complete and useable like the "Physician's Drug Handbook." If you want full prescribing info for a current drug, you can get it off the internet without worrying about out-of-date info or expired CD's. ... Read more

    3. Nursing 2005 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook)
    by Springhouse, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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    Asin: 158255322X
    Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
    Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Sales Rank: 6961
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    4. Fundamentals of General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry
    by John McMurry, Mary E. Castellion, Mary E Castellion
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    Asin: 0130418420
    Catlog: Book (2002-06-27)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 66382
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    Book Description

    This book provides sufficient detail without overloading the reader with details that might be unnecessary to attain basic understanding of the subject matter.A new chapter on genomics is a timely response to the mapping of the human genome that will appeal to many readers.This book will a useful resource for anyone working in the fields of nursing, physical therapy, agriculture, home economics, aquaculture—or those who simply have a desire to learn more about the basic concepts of chemistry and biochemistry. . ... Read more

    5. Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment, 2005 (Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment)
    by Lawrence M. Tierney, Stephen J. McPhee, Maxine A. Papadakis
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    Asin: 0071436928
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-19)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
    Sales Rank: 2818
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    Book Description

    The leading annually updated general medical text! CMDT 2005 is the most comprehensive, reliable, and timely reference available to answer common questions in everyday clinical practice. Written in a concise, easy-to-read style, the text covers all aspects of outpatient and inpatient care as well as authoritative descriptions of new developments in medicine. It includes information on over 1,000 diseases and disorders with an emphasis on prevention and cost-effective treatments. CMDT 2005 also features updated information on drug dosages and updated therapeutic options in HIV, including an approach to multi-drug antiretroviral therapies. ... Read more

    6. General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (8th Edition)
    by Ralph H. Petrucci, William S. Harwood, Geoffrey Herring, Geoffrey Geoffrey Herring
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    Asin: 0130143294
    Catlog: Book (2001-07-10)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 156256
    Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars
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    General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications is recognized for its superior problems, lucid writing, and precision of argument. This updated and expanded edition retains the popular and innovative features of previous editions—including Feature Problems, follow-up Integrative and Practice Exercises to accompany every in-chapter Example, and Focus On application boxes, as well as new Keep in Mind marginal notes.Topics covered include atoms and the atomic theory, chemical compounds and reactions, gases, Thermochemistry, electrons in atoms, chemical bonding, liquids, solids, and intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, principles of chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, representative and transitional elements, and nuclear and organic chemistry.For individuals interested in a broad overview of chemical principles and applications. ... Read more

    Reviews (10)

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

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

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

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

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

    7. Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
    by Linda Cocchiarella, Gunnar B. J. Andersson, Gunnar Andersson, American Medical Association
    list price: $159.00
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    Asin: 1579470858
    Catlog: Book (2000-12-15)
    Publisher: American Medical Association
    Sales Rank: 44237
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A must for professionals in disability law and medicine
    The 5th Edition is the Rosetta Stone for evaluating permanent impairment. It is invaluable in workers' compensation, where many states, provinces and several countries either mandate its use or treat this work as an authorativie source of impairment evaluation. It may also come to have utility in ADA cases, especially with its emphasis on activities of daily living, and as a predicate to demonstrating the significance or insignificance of an impairment's effect on major life activities after Toyota vs Williams. The vision chapter represents the AMA's first major, published revision to the science and knowledge of eye impairments since the early 1900's.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Nice Charts
    Although my copy came with 10 pages of errata sheets stuck in the front of it (presumably cured in the 5th version), I still got a lot out of reading through this book. The descriptions of impairment are de regeur reading for coming up with convincing settlement demands for soft tissue injuries. Someone's shoulder hurts? How do you say they have lost 20% of their upper body use as a result? Why not 90% of one finger, 50% of one hand, and 80% of one arm? Multiple impairments like these can be descriptively segmented to more fully elaborate what a patient is feeling, and how they are limited in daily activities. Both the plaintiff bar and the insurance community are well-served by this book. As for the medical accuracy of it, I'll take the AMA's word for it. ... Read more

    8. Fitzpatrick''s Color Atlas & Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (1,000 Illustrations)
    by KlaussWolff, Richard. A. Johnson, RichardSuurmond
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    Asin: 0071440194
    Catlog: Book (2005-01-19)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
    Sales Rank: 3892
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    "...should serve as a standard against which all future atlases will be measured..."*
    -New England Journal of Medicine, review of third edition

    “ excellent resource for all health care providers..."
    -Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practioners, review of third edition

    The best selling dermatology atlas in the medical market place! This unique combination of text, clinical reference, and color atlas features the best quality and most varied photographs of skin conditions important to any health care professional. Features consistent 2-page disease coverage format with description on left and photos on the right.

    *MORE photographs – more than 100 new illustrations, many focusing on conditions affecting people of color
    *MORE user friendly – color tabbing system for quick retrieval
    *NEW list of related web sites for physicians and patients at the end of diseases
    *NEW full-color schematic drawings of pathogenesis added to each section
    *NEW section on Bioterrorism ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Lots of full-color photographs
    This is an excellent, full-color photographic atlas of dermatology. The text is not complete enough to diagnose and treat, but if you are looking for an excellent collection of photographs with brief descriptions to peak your interest this is a wonderful resource. Lots of images of less common disorders and diseases of the skin (Lamellar ichthyosis, pemphigus vulgaris, EB's), and also common ailments (acne, rosacea, cancer, etc.)

    5-0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT REFERENCE BOOK
    I have used this book throughout 2 years of medical school and it is one of the best dermatology references I have come across.It has also been a quick review for the the path seen with derm since the pictures are so clear and give a good representation of the path. An easy book to skim through before boards as well.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great overview of Clinical Dermatology
    I enjoyed reading this book as a layperson, not having gone to medical school. I have a number of minor skin problems and this book allowed me to differentiate the insignificant ones from the ones I need to pay attention to. I think that this book should be in every household, because a person or parent should know what skin affliction(s) they have and how serious they are before they rush off to the doctor. One thing that should have been elaborated on more is the sub-section on The Nails as Clues to Multiorgan Disease. There are only a few pages of examples of this, yet there are dozens of correlations between abnormal fingernails and systemic disease. The book only gives blantant and graphic examples of serious nail problems and then gives the possible associated underlying disease. It should be expanded to include more "soft sign" nail problems to help doctors make educated guesses about what tests to run.

    Shinning like a king's armour, the colours and synopses of this atlas made a thorough analysis of skin diseases.
    Any medical student or practioner who needs a dermatological companion would find a reliable one in this atlas. The uncountable pictures, which featured in this new edition are both illustrative and descriptive. Everything about the book indicates sound research and documentation, (on the part of its authors). It is a superlative tool for both doctors and students: the type of book many people would like to keep as CD-ROMs.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Out Damned Spot!
    Was it, perhaps, the abundant clear color photos? Was it, by chance, the in-depth and easy to understand text? Or could it have been the complete indexing of every skin disease known to mankind, from Acne to Zoster sine zoster, that compelled me to snatch this wonderful red book from the shelf and declare, "Hey, this is one super-cool book!"

    If I were a dermatologist or a general practitioner, I'd want this atlas in my reference library. Ah...but alas, I'm but a simple lawyer trying to find out how to get rid of a case of... Dare I say more? Out damned spot! Out!

    Here's how I see it. If I, as layperson, might think this atlas worthy of your attention...then it must be! Cammy Diaz ... Read more

    9. Thinking Mathematically (3rd Edition)
    by Robert F. Blitzer
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    Asin: 0131432435
    Catlog: Book (2004-02-17)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 95919
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

    Bob Blitzer's books are known for their well-conceived, relevant applications and meticulously annotated examples. This book gives readers the skill-building, practice, applications, and technology needed to foster an appreciation of mathematics. Maintains Blitzer's exceptional writing style that helps readers relate to and grasp the material. Contains new, innovative applications such as “Mammography Screening,” “Political Ideology of U.S. College Freshmen,” and “Nature's Life Cycles and Prime Numbers.” Includes new exercises and more Study Tip Boxes throughout. A handy reference for anyone needing to brush up on their mathematics skills.

    ... Read more

    Reviews (4)

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not a good book to study with
    I taught a course with this book and there are several typo's in the book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful
    I received my book in 2 days. It was in excellent condition, and included the instructor's cd.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Thinking Mathematically
    I ordered this book, and it came faster than I expected it too. However, it was the Thinking Mathematically (Expanded 2nd Edition) Instructor's Edition CD-Rom version. I don't know if thats good or bad, but I already purchased the book from my campus bookstore and everything in this book is the same except for the CD that came with it. All and all its the service was exceptional. You should purchase it here.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Not the hardcover edition..
    I needed the book "Thinking Mathematically" for a class. Since I dispise carrying hardcover books on my back, I opted for the (cheaper) paperback version. For anyone who is thinking about going a similar route, please note that the paperback version is not of the hardcover "Thinking Mathematically". This is the STUDENT SOLUTIONS MANUAL. If your class requires this too, as mine did, it's a great book for what it's intended.

    Please do not purchase this book if you need to ACTUAL "Thinking Mathematically" textbook. THIS IS THE STUDENT SOLUTIONS MANUAL.

    Thanks! :-) ... Read more

    10. General Chemistry (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
    by Kenneth W. Whitten, Raymond E. Davis, Larry M. Peck, George G. Stanley
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    Asin: 0534408605
    Catlog: Book (2003-04-18)
    Publisher: Brooks Cole
    Sales Rank: 47062
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Book Description

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    11. Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics
    by Joel Griffith Hardman, Lee E. Limbird, Alfred G. Gilman
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    Asin: 0071354697
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-13)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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    The Tenth Edition also brings the field of pharmacology up-to-date in terms of critical areas such as molecular biology, new drugs, and clinical studies that have contributed to the understanding of therapeutics and their role in the management of disease. Time-tested, yet up-to-the-minute, "G & G" is truly the most current, expert, and easy-to-use drug reference available today.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    12. General Chemistry (4th Edition)
    by John W. Hill, Ralph H Petrucci, Terry W McCreary, Scott S. Perry
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    Asin: 0131402838
    Catlog: Book (2004-03-02)
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    Average Customer Review: 3.75 out of 5 stars
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    This book retains the relaxed, easy-to-read style of the previous edition to provide integrated coverage of organic and biochemistry, applications, and tools that foster problem-solving skills. More than any other, this text offers balance-in the topics presented, and in its presentation of the subject of chemistry. The authors focus on three mains areas to help readers master the core concepts of general chemistry and enhance their problem-solving skills: problem-solving support and active assessment, conceptual development, and visualization of the molecular behavior of matter. For anyone who wants a relaxed, easy-to-read book that emphasizes major topics in chemistry as well as problem-solving techniques.

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Trades readability for depth and rigor
    This text is best suited for very good students who are motivated, comfortable reading English at a high level and mathematically adept: other students would be served much better by a different book. It contains far more material than could possibly be covered in a standard freshman general chemistry sequence, even with a good class. The authors assume that their audience is composed of the students I described initially (I am told it is the textbook at MIT), and leave it to the instructor to "break it down" for the students. Initially, I was not fond of this book, but I have slowly changed my mind, and I believe I have a better grasp of introductory chemistry thanks to the extra depth it goes to and the challenges it made me rise to.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Could be much better
    It is because of textbooks such as this one that students lose interest in chemistry, and, worse, science in general. Yes, it is filled with LOTS of information, but there are many instances in which otherwise relatively simple concepts are twisted into something incomprehensible. In some cases, it seemed that the authors went out of their way to explain a topic in the most convoluted manner possible. Come on guys, chemistry is complex enough as it is, so rather than write a tome displaying how much YOU know about the topic, how about a more "student friendly" textbook that doesn't so readily confirm most people's suspicians that chemistry is as dry as saw dust.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Intro Text
    This text was used in 1999-2000 at Oregon State University for the 100-level General Chem sequence for non-science majors. It is an excellent text with a (generally) friendly approach to introductory topics, and there are many nice photographs and discussion boxes containing info about practical chem applications. For some reason, the authors include a significant section on organic chemistry in chapter 2, far before they discuss bonding.... Other than that, this book is great. Better than four out of five other general chem texts.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Simple to Say, Detail to Explain!
    This book is very up-to-date. Alos, there are may colorful pictures, that can attract the readers to keep on reveiwing. It is not a wonderful book for literature review, but it is a suitable book for the new-learner of Chemistry. In which, many examples are shown which can explain the theories effectively. Also, the index is arranged with a lots of words, that can be conventient for the readers to find out what we look for. ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

    14. Clinical Dermatology: A Color Guide to Diagnosis and Therapy
    by Thomas P., Md. Habif, Thomas P. Habif
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    Asin: 0323013198
    Catlog: Book (2003-10-27)
    Publisher: C.V. Mosby
    Sales Rank: 40588
    Average Customer Review: 4.89 out of 5 stars
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    Completely revised and updated, the 4th Edition of this popular reference presents a wealth of new features to enable readers to identify, treat, and manage skin diseases more easily than ever. Atlas-like guidance, complemented with detailed, diagnostic text, combine to offer readers a user-friendly resource they'll consult again and again. Also available as a separate website and e-dition package, this book is widely recognized as the world's leading dermatologic manual. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Still a must have for primary providers
    I previously lauded the 3rd edition. Now I am extremely impressed by the latest edition. There are more pictures and elaborate details about diagnosis and treatment. But what I consider the best improvement are the expanded tables in each chapter. These tables detail recommended evaluations, treatments and differential diagnosis.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Detailed yet practical
    I have used this book both for Dermatology class, in my dermatology rotation and in other rotations. It is a great resourse to just look up information. It has great pictures and is easy to sit and read and understand.

    I can say I have definately gotten my money out of this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for the primary care provider...
    ...for it is easy to use, written very clearly and it has wonderful pictures.
    From the moment it was recommeded to me as a student to now, I have used it just about everyday.
    Just as an example, Habif has a wonderful chapter on Acne that allows the primary care provider to manage this condition from its mildest to the more complicated forms. He describes the condition and the treatment options giving us a great resource for care.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Simply the best
    This book receives a rating of five stars. It is clearly written, easy to understand, comprehensive, and contains practical information accompanied by hundreds of clear color photographs. This book is very helpful to me in my practice and I refer to it often. It really is a standard of excellence. I can't recommend the book more highly.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Da Best!
    Without a doubt, the best practical derm book out there to help you wade through the countless derm conditions that can be seen in primary care medicine. Thorough, easy to understand and great pictures. What else can you want in a derm book? ... Read more

    15. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy: 17th Edition
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    Asin: 0911910107
    Catlog: Book (1999-03)
    Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
    Sales Rank: 3266
    Average Customer Review: 4.79 out of 5 stars
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    The most widely used medical reference in the world–more than 10 million copies sold in 18 languages since it was first published in 1899–revised, updated, and redesigned with more changes than any edition in the past twenty years. ... Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Very Highly Recommended!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    17. Emergency Medicine Manual
    by O. John Ma, David M. Cline, Judith E. Tintinalli, Gabor D. Kelen, J. Stephan Stapczynski
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    Catlog: Book (2003-12-11)
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The best-selling pocket reference in emergency medicine! Condenses the essential clinical content from the premier text Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. Includes color photos of dermatologic and ophthalmic conditions, pharmacologic considerations throughout, and tables of critical differential diagnoses. ... Read more

    18. The Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy, 2005
    by David N., MD. Gilbert, Robert C., MD. Moellering, George M., MD. Eliopoulos, Merle A., MD. Sande
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    19. Physical Examination of the Spine and Extremities
    by Stanley Hoppenfeld
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    Asin: 0838578535
    Catlog: Book (1976)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 28403
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Text
    This is a great textbook. I am an athletic training student who has used this book. Other good books to use with this one are Evaluation of Orthopedic and Athletic Injuries by Chad Starkey and Special Tests for Orthopedic Examination.

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the "Classics" for athletic trainers
    This book by Hoppenfeld is a truly a standard for the athletic training profession. The text is easy to follow and the figures and diagrams are very clear. The book is laid out well and lends itself to study easily. Every athletic training student should have a copy--to study for the NATABOC exam and to use as a daily reference in the "real world" following certification.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Holy Smokes!!
    Get it if you are looking for a good reference book to put on your desk that tells you how to locate various anatomical parts of the body (bones, ligaments, muscles, boney landmarks, various nerves and vessels too). Good pictures and clear explanations make this book a classic. Also liked "Treat Your Own Knees" if you have a lot of knee pain patients.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome book on orhopedics
    The drawings in this book are very clear and effective in explaining the specific anatomical landmarks in the body (i.e. anatomical snuff box, lunate, etc) in order to give a highly effective orthopedic examination. The book is very easy to read without making you read sentences over again in order to understand like in some other texts. The L3, L4, L5, S1 and C5, C6, C7 neurological levels are explained with much detail on how to do muscle tests, reflexes and where to place the pinwheel for dermatome evaluation. This is a must buy for medical students and chiropractic students alike. Being a doctor of chiropractic, I found this book excellent for the boards, especially the neurological level section and orthopedic tests. However, be careful on National board Part 4 exam when doing certain orthopedic tests, make sure to also reference Evan's book (isbn: 0838578535) because some indications for ortho test are a little different and performed slightly differently in both these books. In any event, if you want help with nat'l board review, get the following.
    National Board of Chiropractic Part IV Study Guide: isbn;0974328766 vol 1,
    National Board of Chiropractic Part IV study guide;
    isbn;0974328774 vol 2
    National Board of Chiropractic Part III Study Guide:
    isbn; 0974328723
    National Board of Chiropractic Part II Study Guide:
    National Board of Chiropractic Part I Study Guide:
    These books are great along with Hoppenfield's book. These study guides are used by chiropractic students nation wide. They helped me a lot with passing the boards.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Readily applicable and simple to understand
    This is an excellent reference in any clinicians office. I've used this book for the past 6 years as a primary care provider. In fact I always have to re-order it because other practitioners keep on taking it from my office. It is so easy to understand that even my technicians make use of it almost constantly during patient visits. I highly recommend owning this book if you work in any primary care setting ... Read more

    20. Chemistry, Fourth Edition
    by John McMurry, Robert C. Fay
    list price: $140.00
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    Asin: 0131402080
    Catlog: Book (2003-04-07)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    Sales Rank: 48066
    Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Emphasis on Conceptual Understanding
    This text emphasizes conceptual understanding of chemical principles by providing many conceptual example and end-of-chapter problems. It will greatly help those who know what meaningful study is and how to do it. Trying to memorize formula, facts, and procudures of solving different types of problems is not study and will result in poor grades in college chemistry classes.

    As for the price, all textbooks nowadays are very expensive. I'm not sure if there is anything we can do about it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars It's a text that does its job
    No chemistry textbook can be used exclusivly to learn chemistry. A student must attend the lectures and show up for recitation in order to understand the concepts more fully. Chemistry is not an easy subject; it involves math and an imaginative mind in order to picture what one cannot see. If your instructor has not required it, you should consider buying the solutions manual. Let's face it- how do you know your answers are right? It may cost a good amount, but you can always resell it when you're done with the course. This text actually provides more diagrams than any other text I have seen thus far and I believe it is easier to read and comprehend than other texts. This is a text for someone who can sit down and study. Although, this is coming from a chem major, so I sometimes find myself wondering why people find it hard, just like you may find it hard for people to understand something you are interested in.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Chemistry
    This book drops mega-ton bombs more faster than you blink...'cause neutrons travel at a tremendous speed...clouds of smoke, un-natural blends of Fe. Only under one circumstance, it's if you're blunted, by this book 'cause the folks at the school want it.

    It has a few mistakes too...and the authors and editors could care less about undergraduate students.

    1-0 out of 5 stars This book is horrible
    If you think the book is bad, try attending one of his lectures at 10:10 in the morning. The man is the textbook

    2-0 out of 5 stars CHem
    This book is horible!!!!!!!!!! vary confusing for the mild minded person. buy it at your own risk. there needs to be more diagrams explaning the consepts in the book insted writing, chemestry is also and imagnary subject also at an atomic level not just a quantam one. ... Read more

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