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41. Introductory Chemistry
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42. Lippincott's Review for NCLEX-RN
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43. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
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44. American Electricians' Handbook
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45. Introductory Chemistry for Today
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46. Physician Assistant: A Guide to
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41. Introductory Chemistry
by Nivaldo Jose Tro, Nivaldo J. Tro
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Asin: 0130325171
Catlog: Book (2002-11-19)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 20738
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Focus on Chemistry develops a systematic approach to problem solving that will guide students through the process of solving chemical problems. Problem solving skills are emphasized throughout each chapter, developed through many in-chapter examples, reviewed in unique chapter summaries, and practiced and synthesized in end-of-chapter exercises.This book focuses on the development of basic chemical principles including chemical bonding, atomic structure, and gas laws.For anyone who wants a clear, concise guide to solving problems in Chemistry. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Do The Problems!
Excellent job of explaining basics of chemistry. The book is the written equivalent of getting a lot of hands-on lab time. By understanding the many examples, and attempting the numerous problem sets, you should get a very good understanding of crucial topics like basic stoichoimetry.

None of the topics are especially hard, as presented here. Some of you may recall the various Schaum's Outline series of books, which are basically just big bundles of questions, wrapped in a skimpy explanatory framework. This book is a significant improvement over that approach. ... Read more

42. Lippincott's Review for NCLEX-RN (Book with CD-Rom for Windows)
by Diane McGovern Billings, Diane Billings
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Asin: 0781730694
Catlog: Book (2002-01-15)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 13415
Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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If you're a senior nursing student, you know that it's impossible to practice too much for the NCLEX. So you'll love the new Lippincott's Review, which gives you over 5,000 exam-style questions with answers and rationales in the book, plus another 1,000 on the companion CD-ROM. By the time you can answer them all correctly, the boards will be a snap. --Carolyn Lewis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars CGFNS - a breeze thru this tough exam
This book has a massive collection of questions covering a broad range of topics needed to answer the cgfns exam.
The CD which is part of this book has a nice program which has a random question generator from the various topics. Extremely helpful to evaluate your performance on the test.
If you can consistently get over 80% on these practice tests, you've cleared your cgfns test.
Note: In addition to this book you need to have supplemental study material too. The more the material the better your preparation for this exam.

5-0 out of 5 stars I pass the NCLEX the first time
I highly recommend this book esp. if you're out of college for more than 5 years because it would refresh all the knowledge you have learn in school.It really helped me analyze the questions and choose the correct answer.The CD rom was helpful too since it was similar with the actual CAT exam and it would give you alot of practice on how to take the NCLEX under pressure.Good Luck and I hope this book would also be your next bestfriend.

2-0 out of 5 stars Helpful practice book, but watch for a few things...
I used this book to study for my finals in nursing school. I noticed that on my final i came across a question very similiar(actually, identicle) to this book. My professor used 5 questions from this review book on the exam.

My problem with this book was a few things. The wording of questions were ackward. For example, "Impending hypoglycemia" measurement. If anyone knows the meaning to "impending" and what the value range is for hypoglycemia is would understand why there is a flaw in how the question and answer do not match up. If anyone thinks differently, let me know. I think the answer given is incorrect or in the least misleading--needlessly.
I recommend Mosby's NCLEX- RN made incredibly easy and Kaplan's NCLEX review instead.

1-0 out of 5 stars Watch out!
I purchased this book to prepare myself for the NCLEX-RN and was very disappointed with the results. I took MANY of the practice tests on the CDROM and after completing them I would review the questions the computer said I had "missed" only to find that the computer was marking them as the correct answers when I reviewed them. The book says you must score 75% on their practice tests in order to pass boards, and all my results were in the 74-76% range, but with many of the "incorrect" answers ending up being "correct" it did not help me do anything except be very stressed out! I took the Mosby's online practice and scored in the 94th percentile--a more true reflexion of my abilities--I passed boards without any problem, but no thanks to this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars great reviewer!
this book is not for nclex only. this book can be used by any nursing student to review important topic discussed in school.

the cd is great!!! but why not put more of those questions in the book on the cd? ... Read more

43. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
by Merriam-Webster
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Asin: 0877791694
Catlog: Book (1994-01-01)
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
Sales Rank: 2849
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Find the right word to enrich communication. Alphabetical lists include more than 340,000 synonyms, antonyms, related and contrasted words, and idioms. Brief definitions describe the meaning shared by synonyms. Thumb-notched, and jacketed. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Meets my needs
I imagine there may be a better thesaurus out there somewhere, but this one meets my everyday needs just fine.

3-0 out of 5 stars Merriam-Webster disappoints for once
This will do if you only use a thesaurus occasionally but it won't do for the rest of us. The usually superlative Merriam-Webster product line missed the beat with this one. Although Roget's is a bit more time consuming to use, it is infinitely more rewarding than this volume. I was very disappointed at the small number of synonyms found for each entry in Merriam. In Roget, you can easily find many words that differ by only the slightest and most subtle shade of meaning. In this book, if it isn't an exact match, you won't know about it. I also saw no point to including antonyms in a thesaurus. I would have preferred many more synonyms included in the space used for antonyms.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE single best tool to improve your writing
Most other dictionary-format thesauri (Roget’s II, for instance) simply won’t give you what you want on the first try. If, for instance, you want a more decorous word for “smelly” you’re brusquely told to “see MALODOROUS”. This means that most of the words you are likely to be looking up require a time-wasting two step process: first find the word you want to replace, then find the main entry for that concept. By the time you’ve finished flipping back and forth through the pages you’ve forgotten what it is your looking for.

The Webster’s version is a thousand times more convenient. If you look up a specific word you’re guaranteed to find about a dozen or so of the most common synonyms right there (funky, stinky, rank, etc.). This first entry is probably all you’ll need and it constitutes the main time-saving benefit of this edition. But there’s more. The real verbomaniacs among us get referred to the main entry of the concept. Here you’ll find the mother lode of words, often numbering into the dozens and ranging from the most commonplace to the ridiculously obscure (e.g. mephitic, olid, or stenchful). You’ll also find related terms (vile, rotten, pestilential), contrasting terms (deoderized, fresh, clean), and antonyms (fragrent, sweet) all in the same place, just as you would in Roget’s conceptually arranged International edition. Like I said, most writers are sure to find what they need on the first try.

The only other thesaurus that approaches this one is the Random House Collegiate, but I don’t think that one has definitions; this one does. I’m also pretty sure this one has more words than Random House, Roget’s 21st Century, or any other.

(I’m glad the guy below got to know thesaurus.)

5-0 out of 5 stars good material for GRE
If you want to take GRE GMAT or want to know thesaurus, it is.

AND It is cheaper than other books ... Read more

44. American Electricians' Handbook
by TerrellCroft, WilfordSummers
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Asin: 0071377352
Catlog: Book (2002-06-07)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
Sales Rank: 44633
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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* Since 1913, the single source blockbuster for all essential information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment
* Includes advancements in fiber optic cables, grounding, arc-fault circuit interrupter devices, and transient voltage surge suppressors
* Complete with the latest updates on National Electrical Code(R), National Safety Code, and NEMA motor and generator standards
* Features new information on high efficiency motors and electronic control of motors
* Provides the latest developments in circuit calculations, transformers, wiring tables, lamp applications tables, and more
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2-0 out of 5 stars Not a handbook
I would NOT recommend this book to any electrician, engineer, or architect. It is extremely difficult to comprehend. Gaining any practical information from this book is futile. I have had the twelfth edition over ten years. I used it to study for the electricians exam. I hated it then. Since that time, I have found it to be a very poor reference book. The thirteenth edition is no better. I understand why some electrician training schools might use this book - it is very comprehensive. It would make a good reference for a classroom lesson plan, but not a direct teaching tool. If you want to learn the material in this book, get the National Electric Code Handbook (and related materials published by the NFPA) and appropriate textbooks. FYI - I am a licensed electrician and a registered professional engineer.

2-0 out of 5 stars A patchwork monster
Another motley McGraw-Hill product. First copyrighted in 1913. The author appears to have died prior to 1976, and the book has been maintained by hired help. Don't try to use this as a textbook; treat it as a reference only. You never really know whether some item is up to date or 50 or 80 years old. Examples: There is a lot of treatment of two-phase (yup, 90 degrees) power, including at 25 hertz, and of multi-kilovolt series incandescent streetlighting, plus knob and tube wiring. Also, it is stated that the highest radio frequency in use is 30 megahertz, whereas in reality we're up to 1,000 or 2,000 times that just now. This book is a curiousity; charming if you have the cash, but if you don't, maybe you should be getting something more coherent.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must For Every Serious or Professional Electrician
W A R N I N G: This book is not for the weekend repairman!!!

This is a very intense book for the professionals or for someone who would like to further their knowledge. This truely might be the last book an electrican will ever buy. A must for your library!

5-0 out of 5 stars An Electrician's Life-saver
I originally purchased this book on the recommendation of another electician. Many electrician training schools use this same book to teach their students. I found it to be easy to comprehend, and to be a wealth of information that has helped me enormously in my work, and to prepare for Electrician's exams. I would recommend this to any electrician (Apprentice, Journeyman, etc. I have used and abused mine so much, that it's time for me to purchase another copy - that's how useful a tool it is. ... Read more

45. Introductory Chemistry for Today (with GOB ChemistryNow and InfoTrac)
by Spencer L. Seager, Michael R. Slabaugh
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Asin: 0534395910
Catlog: Book (2004-01-06)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Sales Rank: 230015
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Distinguished by its superior allied health focus and integration of technology, Seager and Slabaugh's INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY, Fifth Edition continues to lead the market on both fronts through numerous allied health-related applications, examples, boxes, and a new Companion Web Site, GOB ChemistryNow. In addition to the many resources found in GOB ChemistryNow, this powerful new Web site contains questions modeled after the "Nursing School and Allied Health Entrance Exams," and NCLEX-LPN "Certification Exams". The authors strive to dispel users' inherent fear of chemistry and to instill an appreciation for the role chemistry plays in our daily lives through a rich pedagogical structure and an accessible writing style that provides lucid explanations. In addition, Seager and Slabaugh's CHEMISTRY FOR TODAY, Fifth Edition, provides greater support in both problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. By demonstrating how this information will be important to a reader's future career and providing important career information online, the authors not only help readers to set goals but also to focus on achieving them. ... Read more

46. Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice
by Ruth Ballweg, Edward M. Sullivan, Sherry Stolberg
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Asin: 0721600174
Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 161638
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time
This book is too verbose, painful to read, out of date, and will simply gain dust on your bookshelf until you finally throw it away. Don't waste your money on this piece of junk. As worthless as the MEDEX program Ballweg heads, I'd say.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Good Help for Boards
I felt this book is worthwhile to supplement studies for certification and recertification for national boards. ... Read more

47. Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (14th Edition)
by Richard J.Lewis, Richard J. Lewis
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Asin: 0471387355
Catlog: Book (2001-09-10)
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Sales Rank: 67238
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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For eighty-two years, this authoritative reference has been the bedrock volume for professionals worldwide involved with chemicals – from scientific and technical staff, to sales and marketing personnel, to managers and administrators. This resource remains unrivaled in totality, easy accessibility, and conciseness of data for common chemical substances and phenomena.
In its fourteenth edition, Hawley’s Condensed Chemical Dictionary once again establishes itself as the world’s principal lexicon of industrial chemicals, nomenclature, processes, reactions, products, and related terminology. Scrutinized and extensively revised by internationally renowned chemist and reference author, Richard J. Lewis Sr., this newest edition features updated information on production, usage, and regulatory trends. In addition, the dictionary contains:

- Up-to-date chemical entries, definitions, and cross references
- Web links to new, as well as established, manufacturers and associations
- To-the-point information on natural products, manufacturing processes, and equipment

This latest edition of the Condensed Chemical Dictionary has retained all the essential characteristics that have made it a bestseller by providing identification of chemical substances by name, physical properties, source of occurrence, CAS number, chemical formula, potential hazards, derivations, synonyms, and applications. It continues to be an essential tool for chemists and chemical engineers, environmental professionals, industrial hygienists, toxicologists, police and firefighters, EMTs, emergency clean-up technicians, and managers of toxicological and chemical information systems. ... Read more

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Also available in CD-ROM, this all-in-one resource is an authoritative reference which many scientists and learners can count on. Since its first appearance some eighty years ago, this dictionary has established itself as the ultimate tool of choice for researchers.
Its extensive coverage of chemicals and pharmaceuticals is hard to rival. Users of this dictionary appreciate its concise definition of both terms and phenomena. Anybody who seeks a solid all-encompassing chemical lexicon will get the ultimate satisfaction here. Its 1300 pages are filled with the most up-to-date definitions.
The only sour point, though, is that its price is on the high side. Still, it is not a bad investment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellant book for practical chemists, researches, students.
This book provides condensed and prompt information not only on chemistry related subjects, but biology, biochemistry, and many more. It has very good cross referances. I think anybody who decided to buy Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary would not regret it.



VIRAT LALANI. ... Read more

48. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses (Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses)
by Judith Hopfer Deglin, April Hazard Vallerand
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Asin: 0803611528
Catlog: Book (2004-06-01)
Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
Sales Rank: 20399
Average Customer Review: 4.64 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Drug Guide!
I am a 3rd semester nursing student and I absolutely love this drug guide. I have used others before, but this one is the best. It has the best IV drug administration info. It has side effects listed as the most life threatening in bold, and the most frequent in underlines. That makes it easy to wade through all of the possible side effects to the most likely and the most threatening that you may need to know for patient care and, of course, when getting quized by clinical instructors :) When my friends can't find a drug or a detail about administration they always ask for my book or my PDA (i have this version on my PDA also). This is the best drug book I have seen; it also has nursing diagnoses and great patient teaching instructions.

4-0 out of 5 stars Davis's Drug guide report from the field
Im currently a RN student and many of the students in my class including myself use this book. I've actually used 3 different brands but this book stands above all. It lets the reader know important points about the drugs and does not confuse as some of the other books have done w/elaborate terminology. Davis keeps it simple and its well designed. Software isn't bad as well but I find myself using the book more often when I look up the drugs.

3-0 out of 5 stars Getting out of date every day - Not a Mac CD
I use this in nursing school and am finding a new edition is needed. Many new drugs commonly used are not in this eighth edition. I also am disappointed that they advertise the CD rom as Windows or Mac - clearly not usable in the Macintosh. :(

5-0 out of 5 stars This is the only drug book you will need
I have bought four different drug books since I began nursing school ...I sold the other three after I started using this one.
The disc is great for finding information for clinicals....and plan on keeping it after I graduate....well done!

5-0 out of 5 stars Keep this with you while administering meds to clients.
I teach nursing, and this DAVIS Drug Guide for Nurses is a must-have for all my students as they learn how to professionally administer medications to their clients.
All nurses should have a convenient system to use when the occasion arises that a nurse gives a medication that they are unfamilair with...I found that this DAVIS Guide is a quick and easy way to investigate the medication, it's indications, contraindications, nursing considerations and idiosyncrasies. Adverse reactions and normal dosing ranges are included for all medications .....
There is also caution advised to prevent medication errors....near misses are always preferred over real errors any day. How the heart skips a beat whenever that happens!
Nurses NEVER intend to make errors, and this book gives a cautionary tale in the beginning - to help professionals understand the grave seriousness of it all.
It's never too late to buy an informative drug guide, and here I recommend this book to ALL --- professional or not.
It's cruicial that all people who give medications or take them understand the actions of the medications comprehensively.
The more one knows the more choices they posses.
Before you pass the meds,
pass the DAVIS Drug Guide! ... Read more

49. Chemistry and Life: An Introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry (6th Edition)
by John W. Hill, Stuart J. Baum, Rhonda J. Scott-Ennis
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Asin: 0130821810
Catlog: Book (1999-12-07)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 302587
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A very solid text!
I'm a computer guy working at a biotech and wanted to know more about what the guys in the coats are doing. This book is a very good introduction for those with a science bent.

I especially enjoyed reading about the Bohr model of the atom (which is what I learned in school) only to have it totally dissed after 3/4ths of a page as inadequate!

I don't know how well it works as a class room text (this is night-time reading for me) but for a enjoyable well written text on Biochemistry this is an excellent choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars biotecnologia
please up go information of biotecnologi ... Read more

50. Mosby's 2005 Nursing Drug Reference
by Linda Skidmore-Roth
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Asin: 0323023096
Catlog: Book (2004-06-21)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
Sales Rank: 4917
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This portable, up-to-date handbook contains all the information essential to safe administrative of more than 1,300 generic and 4,500 trade name drugs. Thoroughly revised and updated every year, Mosby's 2005 Nursing Drug Reference features more than 2,000 new drug facts, including new and revised nursing considerations, patient and family teaching guidelines, and side effects, adverse reactions, precautions, interactions, contraindications, IV therapy facts, and hundreds of additional herbal and alternative interactions. Many special features promote safe medication administration and prevention of drug errors, including identification of high alert drugs, do-not-crush and nursing alert icons, do-not-confuse cautions, new FDA recommended "Tall man" spellings, and overdose treatment. The 2005 edition also features the DrugPro mini CD-ROM filled with valuable information that complements the content of the Drug Reference, including patient teaching guides, and a drug-interaction tool. ... Read more

51. Introduction to Organic Laboratory Techniques : A Small-Scale Approach (Brooks/Cole Laboratory Series for Organic Chemistry)
by Donald L. Pavia, Gary M. Lampman, George S. Kriz, Randall G. Engel
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Asin: 0534408338
Catlog: Book (2004-03-12)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Sales Rank: 301957
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In this laboratory textbook for students of organic chemistry, experiments are designed to utilize standard-scale ("macroscale") glassware and equipment but with smaller amounts of chemicals and reagents. The textbook features a large number of traditional organic reactions and syntheses, as well as the isolation of natural products and experiments with a biological or health science focus. The organization of the text is based on essays and topics of current interest. There are six introductory technique-based experiments and eleven project-based experiments. In addition, there is a section of green chemistry experiments. The book contains a comprehensive treatment of laboratory techniques, including small-scale and some microscale methods. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars WWU grad
Dr. Pavia's class was so much fun. It was great to have a book written for our facility, by our instructors. I recommend this book to other schools because the techniques are clearly explained and the experiments are interesting.

4-0 out of 5 stars Don't sell this book back!
An outstanding lab text for sophomore level 1-yr organic courses. Any chemistry/physical science major should not sell this book back at the end of the semester! Half of the book is dedicated to experiments which while informative is not the real gem here. The other half of the book covers techniques in organic and microscale chemistry. If you ever need to build a chromatographic column or do vacuum filtration again, you will be glad that you kept this book in your library.

The techniques section alone justifies buying this book. Chemistry majors, microbiologists, environmental scientists and engineers will all find this text valuable in their future careers. ... Read more

52. Chemistry for Changing Times, 10th Edition
by John W. Hill, Doris K. Kolb, Doris K Kolb
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Asin: 0131402463
Catlog: Book (2003-07-16)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 46708
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This popular book, now in its 10th edition, is a useful and interesting read for the layperson, as it is colorful, conversational in tone, and easily understandable. Knowledge of chemistry leads to better understanding about the hazards and benefits of this world, enabling better personal decision-making.This comprehensive yet simply written book covers the gamut of chemistry topics, including: drugs, biocides, food additives, fertilizers, fuels, detergents, cosmetics, plastics, toxic wastes, polluted air and water, and dwindling petroleum reserves. By introducing current and timely topics, this book enables the reader to relate chemistry to themselves.For anyone interested in learning about chemistry and its effect upon our everyday lives. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great for understanding all that is "Chemistry"
Chemistry can be interesting and it can be difficult to understand. This book addresses both of these areas quite well. This is a book that you study from, as well as read. For anyone who is preparing to take a Chemistry class, this book is well worth investigating, because this book, in its 20 Chapters, covers every principle, formula, idea, and topic that will be covered in class. My CHEM 100 course used this as our text, and we covered only half of the book (at a Community College in Maryland). I learned a lot from the course and from this book. I heartedly recommend it! For grandmom to read on your drive to DisneyWorld???? Oh, maybe not. Especially if she's driving.

4-0 out of 5 stars Best of the liberal arts texts
There are two people that would be interested in this book - those that are enrolled in a liberal arts chemistry course, and those that are just interested in learning about chemistry. This book suits either type of person admirably.

While setting up a liberal arts course in chemistry (i.e., Chemistry for Non-science Majors), we previewed a number of possible texts. This one, in my mind, stood above all the others that I looked at. There are a number of reasons why:

1. The scope - this book covers a vast number of topics, from basic structure of the atom to environmental chemistry to toxins and drugs to combustion and energy. We are designing a survey course, and this spread is ideal. Other texts tended to focus too much, especially on environmental issues (e.g., the ACS's Chemistry in Context).

2. Descriptive, non-mathmatical. Since this course has no prerequisites, not even grade 10 math, we needed a book that minimised mathematics. Other books, such as Kelter/Carr/Scott's Chemistry: World of Choices, was too mathematical for this type of course.

3. The pictures - this book simply looks good.

Thus, if you're looking for a text for a liberal arts chemistry course, or if you just want to know more about chemistry and are not mathematically inclined, I would recommend this book. ... Read more

53. Fundamentals of Chemistry (4th Edition)
by Ralph A. Burns
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Asin: 0130337196
Catlog: Book (2002-03-29)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 262242
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This clearly written, well-illustrated, versatile book provides thorough coverage of chemistry with a balance of problem solving skills, real-world applications and an emphasis on critical thinking and the process of science. A supporting theme throughout the book continually emphasizes that chemistry is everywhere. Chemistry is Everywhere. Matter and Energy. Fundamental Measurements. Elements, Atoms, and the Periodic Table. Atomic Structure. Names, Formulas, and Uses of Inorganic Compounds. Periodic Properties of Elements. Chemical Bonds. Gases. Liquids and Solids. Solutions. Acids and Bases. Oxidation and Reduction. Fundamentals of Nuclear Chemistry. Organic Chemistry. Biochemistry.For professionals in the health sciences needing a "refresher" in chemistry. ... Read more

54. Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 30th Edition
by W. A. Newman Dorland
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Asin: 0721601464
Catlog: Book (2003-05-01)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 6127
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars The best medical dictionary.
Dorland's and Stedman's are the two premier medical dictionaries. Any physician or other person who requires frequent reference to medical definitions should probably own both (I do). Both books have occasional errors; each book has terms that the other lacks; and each book has some definitions that are superior to the those in the other. However, if you purchase only one, I recommend Dorland's. In my opinion, Dorland's has definitions for more terms, better definitions and fewer errors.

3-0 out of 5 stars Dorland's: a big disappointment
As a medical textbook author, I felt a need to add Dorland's to my increasing collection of medical dictionaries, so I ordered a copy from Now that I have used it for a couple of weeks, I can remember why I chose Stedman's back when my budget was more limited and I compared the two dictionaries with an eye to buying just one of them. I am repeatedly disappointed when I look up terms in Dorland's. Pronunciations are often lacking (e.g., for the cranial foramina and skeletal muscles), the illustrations are meager and inferior to Stedman's, and many terms are missing. Dorland's doesn't even define first-, second-, and third-degree burns, for example, and the levator labii superioris muscle and levator labii superioris alaeque nasi are completely missing from both the body of the dictionary and the appendix of muscle tables. Such omissions reflect either inexcusable carelessness or inexplicable editorial caprice. A professional writer or physician should have Dorland's on hand as a backup source. I find it useful for corroborating some facts and getting alternative meanings of words. But I still go to Stedman's as my first resort; it does a far better job. For a student or professional person with budget for just one good medical dictionary, I recommend Stedman's or the more economical but very good Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.

5-0 out of 5 stars The 30th edition of Dorland's is a real delight.
I'm not in a position to criticize anyone who prefers Mosby's or Stedman's dictionaries; however I have used all three and found the 30th ed. of Dorland's to be my personal favorite.

1. Anyone who uses books regularly knows the importance of a dictionary's binding and printing. Dorland's has a beautiful layout, easy-to-read font, and subtle and effective illustrations. The paper is top quality, and few books these days are so well bound. The book stays open at any page and when shut feels like a brick. The binding doesn't flex and the pages don't sag.

2. I am not a specialist, but I haven't found any word from a medical textbook that wasn't easy to locate and very well defined. The quality of the illustrations is really striking--particularly for anatomical terms. I find an excess of pictures and photographs distracting in a dictionary, and Dorland's are always well-chosen and relevant.

3. The CD-ROM/registration code is a nice plus. I can't comment on the PDA feature, but the access to the internet version of Dorland's is an incredible time saver if one happens to be working at the computer.

I love this dictionary. If I had time I'd read it cover to cover. The only downside is the size. There's definitely a place for Taber's or some other compact dictionary for travel, etc.

P.S.-- Thanks to Ken Saladin for his excellent critical review. The editors at Dorland's must have been listening too, since the 30th edition has all the terms he listed as missing (and hopefully others as well!)

5-0 out of 5 stars Must Have Reference
This dictionary is a must have reference for anybody working in a health profession or related field. I've been using it since I began medical school, and there have been extremely few occasions when a word that I don't know or need to spell has not been listed. It's thorough, concise, and easy to use. Highly reccomended for beginners and experts alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars Dorland's - Keystone for transcription!
If you are a medical transcriptionist or just a family looking for ONE good medical journal to keep in your house (that is IF you have at least a nursing or transcription background) the Dorland's is your book! While all the other books go out of date every year to year and a half, the Dorland's is the Standard that DOESN'T! Buy it and see why even though they update the Dorland's every few years, even doctors keep their old Dorland's from medical school for years and years without updating! It's the best around! I'm a nurse and transcriptionist and I should know!!!! ... Read more

55. The Museum of Broadcast Communications Encyclopedia of Radio
by Christopher H. Sterling, Michael C. Keith
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Asin: 1579582494
Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
Publisher: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers
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Produced in association with the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, the Encyclopedia of Radio includes more than 600 entries covering major countries and regions of the world as well as specific programs and people, networks and organizations, regulation and policies, audience research, and radio's technology. This encyclopedic work will be the first broadly conceived reference source on a medium that is now nearly eighty years old, with essays that provide essential information on the subject as well as comment on the significance of the particular person, organization, or topic being examined.

The fully illustrated Encyclopedia of Radio includes suggestions for further reading as complements to most of the articles, biographical details for all person-entries, production credits for programs, and a comprehensive index.

Entries include: * Amos 'n' Andy * Audience Research Methods * BBC * Benny, Jack * Black Radio Networks * Car Talk * CBC * Children's Programs ** Crosby, Bing * Digital Audio Broadcasting * Election Coverage * Frequency Allocation * Fresh Air * Hertz, Heinrich * Hoaxes on Radio * Jamming * Keillor, Garrison * Lone Ranger * Native American Radio * Pacifica Stations * Public Radio * Radio Free Asia * Receivers * Shock Jocks * Sports on Radio * Stern, Howard * Syndication * Talk Radio * Telecommunications Act of 1996 * The Goon Show * Tokyo Rose * Underground Radio * WNYC * Wolfman Jack * And many more. ... Read more

56. PDR for Herbal Medicines, Third Edition
by Medical Economics Staff, Joerg Gruenwald, Pdr Staff
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Asin: 1563635127
Catlog: Book (2004-12-30)
Publisher: Thomson Healthcare
Sales Rank: 13374
Average Customer Review: 3.39 out of 5 stars
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New, Expanded, Improved, Comprehensive

Building on its best-selling predecessors, the new PDR for Herbal Medicines, Third Edition has left no resource unturned to bring together the latest scientific data in the most comprehensive herbal reference compiled.

The third edition goes far beyond the original source, adding a new section on Nutritional Supplements and new information aimed at greatly enhancing patient management by medical practitioners. All monographs have been updated to include recent scientific findings on efficacy, safety and potential interactions; clinical trials (including abstracts); case reports; and meta-analysis results. This new information has resulted in greatly expanded Effects, Contraindications, Precautions and Adverse Reactions, and Dosage sections of each monograph.

>Indexed by common name
>Asian, Indian and Homeopathic Herbs Index
>Safety Guide
>Daily dosage information for unprocessed herbs and commercially available brand name products >Manufacturers' Index, including name, address, contact information and product list
>Trade names of available products added to each monograph
>Expanded Drug/Herb Interaction Guide
>Therapeutic Category Index
>Clinical Management of Interactions ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Practical Guide to Natural Medicines is better!
I'm a former practicing pharmacist, now a health promotion educator who must, for my lectures, keep up to date on the rapidly emerging information (peer reviewed research & commercial publications, internet, etc.) about medicinals, vitamins, minerals, supplements, herbs, natural remedies, etc. available to public with and without a prescription. My goal is to ferret out fact from fiction. I believe THE AMERICAN PHARMACEUTICAL ASSOCIATION PRACTICAL GUIDE TO NATURAL MEDICINES is a MUCH BETTER (a FIVE star) resource--especially since it's a 1999 publication that cites sources including German monographs that are basis of PDR. The description of APA Guide, on, does not do this book justice. Once I got PRACTICAL GUIDE TO NATURAL MEDICINES I no longer used PDR.

5-0 out of 5 stars PDR for Herbal Medicines
I just received this book. I'm a family physician and I get lot of questions about herbal products. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference source on herbal medicines. I found infromation on new interactions between St. John Wort and cyclosporine, AIDS drugs, and others. I would strongly recommend other physicians to get this book.

1-0 out of 5 stars Buyers beware on this one.
This was published by Medical Economics and no author is listed. If you're a true herbalist, expect this book to be slanted to the drug cartel's viewpoint.

Andrew Bentley (Alfalfa and Buckwheat) aptly pointed out that info is left out and it says some data is not available, but it is.

Jerry Cott in his review points out their report on St. John's Wort. Do you really think this was not done on purpose? Imagine the dollars lost if people stopped taking the drugs that this herb will sometimes help.

Be sure to read what the pharmacist said. I applaud you as your lively hood depends on this type of manipulation of the truth.

Buyers beware on this one if you want the truth.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Herbal Reference
This is the most complete reference for herbal medicines that I have seen.It contains many common names as well as Latin names. Being a Certified Pharmacy Technician for 15 years this is a must have. There are probably 100 questions a month on what the side effects and interactions are of various herbal medicines. It is an invaluable reference guide for all pharmacies!

5-0 out of 5 stars Pdr has produced a benchmark!
Haven previosuly used herbal medicines, and being an inqusitive person by nature, I simply had to examine this reference work, i.e., PDR for Herbal Medicines (1st Ed). What Pdr has accomplished is no small feat. They have taken the most used and common herbal medecines and put them all in one vollume. Want to find out about St. Johns Wort and its effects and side effects. Then this source is the right answer and it will supply the answer. The picture section all the herbs is a nice addition and the latin names for these herbs is a bonus. Highly Recommended. ... Read more

57. Statistics for Dummies
by Deborah Rumsey
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Asin: 0764554239
Catlog: Book (2003-08-25)
Publisher: For Dummies
Sales Rank: 11795
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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In the numbers explosion all around us in our modern-day dealings, the buzzword is data, as in, “Do you have any data to support your claim?” “The data supported the original hypothesis that . . .” and “The data bear this out. . . .” But the field of statistics is not just about data. Statistics is the entire process involved in gathering evidence to answer questions about the world, in cases where that evidence happens to be numerical data.

Statistics For Dummies is for everyone who wants to sort through and evaluate the incredible amount of statistical information that comes to them on a daily basis. (You know the stuff: charts, graphs, tables, as well as headlines that talk about the results of the latest poll, survey, experiment, or other scientific study.) This book arms you with the ability to decipher and make important decisions about statistical results, being ever aware of the ways in which people can mislead you with statistics. Get the inside scoop on number-crunching nuances, plus insight into how you can

  • Determine the odds
  • Calculate a standard score
  • Find the margin of error
  • Recognize the impact of polls
  • Establish criteria for a good survey
  • Make informed decisions about experiments

This down-to-earth reference is chock-full of real examples from real sources that are relevant to your everyday life: from the latest medical breakthroughs, crime studies, and population trends to surveys on Internet dating, cell phone use, and the worst cars of the millennium. Statistics For Dummies departs from traditional statistics texts, references, supplement books, and study guides in the following ways:

  • Practical and intuitive explanations of statistical concepts, ideas, techniques, formulas, and calculations.
  • Clear and concise step-by-step procedures that intuitively explain how to work through statistics problems.
  • Upfront and honest answers to your questions like, “What does this really mean?” and “When and how I will ever use this?”

Chances are, Statistics For Dummies will be your No. 1 resource for discovering how numerical data figures into your corner of the universe. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars It's just okay
A reasonable overview of the subject. Go down to your local community college, buy a $15 Texas Instrument ti-30x-II calculator, go on line and pull down a ti-30x-II pdf file for free and REALLY learn what you're looking at. Plus you get college credit for passing. "Stats for dummies" reminds me of a MBA in 12 hours course I once took. Oh yeah, you might have to invest some time using excel spreadsheets if the stats course is business related.

5-0 out of 5 stars What Statistics for Dummies is About
Statistics for Dummies would be useful in a statistics class, but it is also easily accessible to the general public. The book contains a wide range of examples for any topic in the introductory statistics syllabus, as well as step-by-step explanations of all calculations needed. The book is also very useful for getting clear cut, intuitive explanations of statistical ideas. The index is a quick way to find whatever you are looking for.

5-0 out of 5 stars Statistics for Dummies
This author is great, and the book has helped me tremendously! There are tons of problems in the book, and the author walks us step by step through the calculations. If you want to understand statistics, I would recommend this book.

2-0 out of 5 stars More of a professional level
Deborah Rumsey has obviously written this book for the professional because there are no examples of any kind to be found in the book. If your looking for a book that shows examples of how to work the formulas for statistics then I highly recommend Shaum's Statistics third edition. Statistics for Dummies is a real disappointment to the dummies series of books. ... Read more

58. Clinician's Pocket Reference (LANGE Clinical Science)
by Leonard G. Gomella, Steven A. Haist, Leonard Gomella, Steven Haist
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Asin: 0071402551
Catlog: Book (2003-10-29)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
Sales Rank: 99764
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Indispensable survival guide for students transitioning from the preclinical to clinical years! This portable, pocket-sized manual provides essential patient care information in an easy-to-use format. The 10th edition is thoroughly updated and revised, with particular attention to topics such as clinical microbiology, critical care, emergencies, and commonly used medications. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars very handy manual
i found your book excellent in bedside procedures and normal values but unfortunately i have not found enough guides in clinical pictures (diagnosis)and full investigations for separate disease entities to help in query bizzare clinical presentations in our wards

5-0 out of 5 stars Great reference book
I highly recommend this text for third year medical students. It properly assumes that the third year medical student knows next to nothing about clinical medicine and proceeds to explain abbreviations, commonly used drugs, procedures, protocols on rounds, and a whole host of useful things needed to survive and thrive in the hospital setting. I used it not only in medical school, but during my residency as well (especially during the first two years), especially when learning critical care medicine. Definitely shell out a few bucks and buy this book before you start your clinical rotations during medical school.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best since M.A. Krupp's Physician's Handbook 21st ED.
It takes seconds to find what you need to know, and as you see from the table of contents it truly is a fantastic all-in-one must buy, must have for the serious medical student or pharmacist intern. This book will make you shine. ... Read more

59. Pocket Ref
by Thomas J. Glover
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Catlog: Book (2002-05-01)
Publisher: Sequoia Publishing Inc
Sales Rank: 2363
Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A "Swiss Army Knife" of reference books
How did I live without this book? This book has everything I ever wanted X10. R values? Temperature and wind chill conversions? World wide area codes and airport codes? Wood screw specs? Friction loss in pipe? Mohr's hardness scales? Credit card 800 #s? I mean it's ALL here! I buy these to give them away!

5-0 out of 5 stars My other Lil' Black book.
First there was sliced bread, then there was "The Pocket Ref". I found it such a great reference book that I ordered 6 of them for my associates. It is 100 pounds of information in a 13 oz. package. There has not been a day since I have received it that I have not used it for something (conversions of all types, geometric formulas long forgotten, constants, material information from glues to the mass of Neptune...yeh Neptune!, and yes...bolt torque specifications). One draw back is that everyone that does not have "The Ref" comes to you for the answers. It is a cornucopia of information that every engineer will surely benefit from having.

5-0 out of 5 stars Let us see more of this kind
At the time when most publishers go racing on how fat a book can they make (someone ought to start suing for strain injuries :-), this gem brings the light back to our hands. It shows that is is possible to pack enormous ammount of information, and even use quite a lot of pages, and still retain all qualities of the small and light format.

Imagine the wonder of O'Reilly redesigning and publishing a few Nurshell books in this format, or CRC converting a few math and science references, or the ex-Wrox XSLT Programmer's Reference seeing the new printing ... I'm sure everyone who bought this book would have at least one more to add to this list.

1-0 out of 5 stars Only lacking one thing....
I love this book and it would have gotten a perfect review, however it failed to tell me the meaning of life. Such an oversight shoulld not be forgiven...

5-0 out of 5 stars Every man should have one
If you are a man, you must order one or we will take your man licence away! If you are a lady and have no idea what to get your man, this is it!

This book has everything you could possibly imagine and some things you didn't know existed. ... Read more

60. Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV-TR
by American Psychiatric Association
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Asin: 0890420262
Catlog: Book (2000-07)
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association
Sales Rank: 6830
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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The Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR® is a handy, low priced companion to the ultimate psychiatric reference, DSM-IV-TR®. It includes all the diagnostic criteria from DSM-IV-TR® in an easy-to-use, paperback format.

In making DSM-IV diagnosis, clinicians and researchers may find it convenient to consult the Quick Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-IV-TR®, a pocket sized book that contains the classification, the diagnosis criteria, and a listing of the most important conditions to be considered in a differential diagnosis for each category. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great little reference book
As a case manager for people who have serious mental illnesses and co-occurring disorders, I like this smaller, handy guide to the cumbersome DSM-IV. It covers the basics without going into nitpicking detail. I use it instead of the regular DSM-IV. If I need the regular DSM-IV, then I borrow a co-worker's. But for me, this is much better reading, more concise, and, best of all, takes up less desk space!

5-0 out of 5 stars Inquiry
Inquiry if this Quick Reference SDM-IV-TR is available sprial-bound.

Our nurses have used spiral-bound in the past & prefer this style. Can you get it for us.

Please reply. Didn't know where else to inquire re: this.

Thank you for your assistance.

5-0 out of 5 stars good book
If you liked the boxcar children, you will love DSM-IV. ... Read more

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