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Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of t...
by Carl Sagan

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English

Pages

322

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • In the final book of his astonishing career, Carl Sagan brilliantly examines the burning questions of our lives, our world, and the universe around us.<br /><br /></b> These luminous, entertaining essays travel both the vastness of the cosmos and the intimacy of the human mind, posing such fascinating questions as how did the universe originate and how will it end, and how can we meld science and compassion to meet the challenges of the coming century? Here, too, is a rare, private glimpse of Sagan’s thoughts about love, death, and God as he struggled with fatal disease. <br /><br />Ever forward-looking and vibrant with the sparkle of his unquenchable curiosity, <i>Billions & Billions</i> is a testament to one of the great scientific minds of our day.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Billions & Billions</i></b><br /><br />“[Sagan’s] writing brims with optimism, clarity and compassion.”<b>—<i>Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel</i></b><br /><br /> “Sagan used the spotlight of his fame to illuminate the abyss into which stupidity, greed, and the lust for power may yet dump us. All of those interests and causes are handsomely represented in <i>Billions & Billions</i>.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World </i></b><br /><br />“Astronomer Carl Sagan didn’t live to see the millennium, but he probably has done more than any other popular scientist to prepare us for its arrival.”<b>—<i>Atlanta Journal & Constitution<br /></i></b><br /> “<i>Billions & Billions</i> can be interpreted as the Silent Spring for the current generation. . . . Human history includes a number of leaders with great minds who gave us theories about our universe and origins that ran contrary to religious dogma. Galileo determined that the Earth revolved around the Sun, not the other way around. Darwin challenged Creationism with his Evolution of Species. And now, Sagan has given the world its latest challenge: <i>Billions & Billions</i>.”<b>—<i>San Antonio Express-News <br /></i></b><br />“[Sagan’s] inspiration and boundless curiosity live on in the gift of his work.”<b>—<i>Seattle Times & Post-Intelligencer<br /></i></b><br /> “Couldn’t stay awake in your high school science classes? This book can help fill in the holes. Acclaimed scientist Carl Sagan combines his logic and knowledge with wit and humor to make a potentially dry subject enjoyable to read.”<b>—<i>The Dallas Morning News</i></b>
Chasing Cupcakes: How One Broke, Fat Girl Transformed Her Life (a...
by Elizabeth Benton

Language

English

Pages

245

Publication Date

January 10, 2019

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<i>I'm missing out on my life. What's wrong with me?</i><br /><br />If that's ever crossed your mind, and if you know there's more to life than what you've been living, this book is for you.<br /><br />It sucks to acknowledge that you are what's keeping you from the life you want. You sacrifice what you want most for what you want in the moment. You know everything you're supposed to do, and yet you feel stuck--limited by your past, overwhelmed by your future--in a purgatory of your own behavior.<br /><br />After decades of feeling trapped by this mindset, Elizabeth Benton shifted her whole life by proving her own stories wrong. In this book, Elizabeth will help you live a new story, in which you can, you will, and you already have everything you need to make it happen.
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
by ARRL Inc.

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English

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Publication Date

May 30, 2018

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<b>All You Need to Become an Amateur Radio Operator!</b><br /><br /><i>The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual</i> is the most popular introduction into the world of Amateur Radio.<br /><br />Easy-to-understand “bite-sized” sections. Pass the 35-question Technician Class test. <br />All the Exam Questions with Answer Key, for use July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2022.<br />Use with ARRL’s Online Exam Review for Ham Radio.<br />Designed for self-study and classroom use. Intended for all newcomers, instructors, and schoolteachers.<br /><br />Discover the excitement of ham radio. The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology, and experimenting with electronics--all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when all else fails. Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, and operating portable radio equipment from anywhere. <i>The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual</i> will guide you as you get started--as you select your equipment, set-up your first station, and get on the air!<br /><br />Use this book to study for your license exam. Every page presents information you will need to pass the exam and become an effective operator. You'll cover small sections at a time:<br /><br />Welcome to Amateur Radio <br />Radio and Signals Fundamentals <br />Electricity, Components, and Circuits <br />Propagation, Antennas, and Feed Lines <br />Amateur Radio Equipment <br />Communicating with Other Hams <br />Licensing Regulations <br />Operating Regulations <br />Safety<br /><br />At the end of the book, you'll find the entire Technician Question Pool.<br /><br />Use this book with ARRL’s Online Exam Review for Ham Radio to review the study material chapter by chapter. Take randomly generated practice exams using questions from the actual examination pool. You won’t have any surprises on exam day!
CURRENT Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2019
by , Michael W. Rabow

Language

English

Pages

1904

Publication Date

September 10, 2018

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<div><b>Know what the experts know and incorporate it into your daily practice with the #1 annual guide to internal medicine</b></div><div><b><br /> </b></div><div><b>INCLUDES 7 ONLINE-ONLY CHAPTERS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST!</b></div><div><b>Visit: www.AccessMedicine.com/CMDT</b></div><div><b><br /> </b></div><div>Written by clinicians renowned in their respective fields, <i>CMDT</i> offers the most current insight into epidemiology, symptoms, signs, and treatment for more than 1,000 diseases and disorders. For each topic, you’ll find concise, evidence-based answers to questions about hospital and ambulatory medicine. This streamlined clinical companion is the fastest and easiest way to keep abreast of the latest diagnostic advances, prevention strategies, and cost-effective treatments. </div><div><br /> </div><div><b>Features and content critical to clinical practice: </b></div><div>•<span></span>Strong emphasis on the practical aspects of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal <span></span>medicine</div><div>•<span></span>Full review of all internal medicine and primary care topics, including gynecology and obstetrics, <span></span>dermatology, <span></span>neurology, ophthalmology, geriatrics, and palliative care </div><div>•<span></span>Update of newly emerging infections and their treatments</div><div>•<span></span>Specific disease prevention information</div><div>•<span></span>Hundreds of medication tables, with indexed trade names and updated prices – plus helpful diagnostic and <span></span>treatment algorithms</div><div>•<span></span>Recent references with PMID numbers</div><div>•<span></span>Full-color photographs and illustrations (many new to this edition)</div><div><br /> </div><div><br /> </div><div><b>HERE ARE SOME OF THE MANY UPDATES AND ADDITIONS:</b></div><div>•<span></span>Revised section on pain management at the end of life</div><div>•<span></span>Updated ACC/AHA guidelines for treatment of valvular disease</div><div>•<span></span>New ACC/AHA and Hypertension Canada blood pressure guidelines</div><div>•<span></span>New FDA approved medications for treatment of breast cancer</div><div>•<span></span>New colon cancer screening recommendations from the U.S. Multi-Society Task Force</div><div>•<span></span>Acclaimed annual update of HIV/AIDS</div><div>•<span></span>New classification of epilepsy</div><div><b>•</b><span></span>Revised recommendations for treating hepatitis C virus-associated kidney disease</div><div>•<span></span>Revised chapter on psychiatric disordersNew FDA approved medication for gastric adenocarcinoma </div><div>•<span></span>Updated information about treating spinal muscular atrophy</div><div><br /> </div>
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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<p>You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase.</p> <p>This hardcover version of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition, is jacketed, has a navy kivar binding, and is plain-edged (no thumb indexing). For this new edition, America's largest staff of lexicographers made more than 100,000 changes and added more than 10,000 new words and senses, such as 'convergence', 'Frankenfood', 'phat', 'psyops, and 'vermiculture'. The Eleventh Edition also features over 40,000 usage examples - more than ever before - which clarify confused or disputed terms. Additionally, thousands of phrases and idioms help distinguish vocabulary for language learners. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, An Essay on the English Language, and Signs and Symbols. Over 55 million copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary have been sold, spanning a time period of over 100 years.</p>
Mediterranean Diet for Beginners: Form new Mini Habits, Increase ...
by Serena Baker

Language

English

Pages

137

Publication Date

March 11, 2019

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<h2><strong>Discover how to lose weight, feel better and make heart-friendly, delicious eating decisions with the Mediterranean diet without having to spend hours in the kitchen every day!</strong></h2><p><strong></strong><br /></p><p>Without a doubt, the Mediterranean has some of the happiest, life-loving and healthiest people on the planet, and it's not hard to see why—they have some of the healthiest and best-tasting food on the planet that goes counter to mainstream advice.</p><p>Now more than ever, diseases are being linked scientifically to regular crash diet lifestyle.</p><p>But isn't the Mediterranean diet a "diet"? You may ask.</p><p>It's more than a diet. It's a lifestyle. There are so many diets out there that promise to give you the results you want, but they often have a MAJOR flaw</p><p>Most, if not all, fad diets are way boring and uninspiring at the least and downright tasteless and even puke-inducing at worst. If you've dieted for any number of months or even days, you know what it's about.</p><p>In this comprehensive guide to the Mediterranean diet, you're going to learn how to bring the culinary delights of Mediterranean—whole grains, fruits and veggies, olive oil and red wine—right to your kitchen table. </p><p>The Mediterranean diet is more than just another weight loss book. It will become your go-to reference guide to a complete lifestyle overhaul that will completely change the way you eat, while helping you stay healthy and keeping those extra pounds off—permanently.</p><p><strong>In <em>Mediterranean Diet For Beginners</em>, you're going to discover:</strong></p><ul><li>What the Mediterranean diet really is and how it works in plain, simple English. You're going to need this when people start asking you about your diet!</li><li>How to get started and hit the ground running with the Mediterranean diet</li><li>8 changes you need to make to your "kitchen mentality" in order to succeed with the Mediterranean diet</li><li>13 recommended servings and their sizes to make sure you stay on track with the Med diet</li><li>6 powerful troubleshooting tips for when the scale won't budge</li><li>Information about other popular diets to help you make the best dietary decision. Hint: You're reading about it already!</li><li>20 scrumptious Mediterranean delicacies with everything from breakfasts, lunches and dinners to snacks and appetizers</li><li>...and tons more!</li></ul><p>Highly insightful and filled with practical advice and mouthwatering recipes, <em>Mediterranean Diet For Beginners</em> unlocks the secret to healthy living and a slimmer waistline with fresh, delicious foods that are a breeze to prepare.</p><h3><strong>Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button and buy now to set yourself for success today!</strong><br /></h3><p><strong></strong><br /></p><h2><strong>★★</strong><strong>Get the Paperback and Receive the Kindle eBook for FREE</strong><strong>★★</strong></h2>
Medical Terminology: The Best and Most Effective Way to Memorize,...
by David Andersson

Language

English

Pages

182

Publication Date

November 14, 2016

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<h1><strong>Medical Terminology </strong></h1><hr><h2><br /></h2><h2><u><strong>Let’s be very clear about this,</strong></u> if you want to feel proud of yourself and do a great job in the health care field, you need to learn and understand medical terminology! It is a fundamental part of the future of your career.</h2><h3><br /></h3><h3>Our medical terminology book is a must-have study guide and workbook for students looking to broaden or refreshen their skills of understanding medical terms. It is perfect for anyone who wishes to enter the medical field, and is a great complementary tool to have when preparing for the <strong>NCLEX</strong> or <strong>MCAT</strong>! </h3><hr><h3><br /></h3><h3>With this book you will learn and understand the basic concepts of medical terminology and how it is being used in everyday life among healthcare personnel. Becoming familiarised with medical terminology is a fundamental part of any medical career. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3><strong>With that many medical books to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one to buy. </strong></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This book focuses on the readability apsect, which allows for an easy training guide and review. It is divided into chapters, and since the addition of multiple choice questions, the reader now has the possibility to practice and test what they have learned from previous chapters. The answers to these questions can be found at the very end of the book. By focusing on the important word parts — common prefixes, suffixes, and root words — the book goes to great lengths in simplifying the process of memorizing the medical language. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3><strong><u>With this book you will:</u></strong></h3><h3><br /></h3><ul><li><h3> ..Be able to interpret medical terminology</h3></li><li><h3>..Learn and understand the basic fundamentals</h3></li><li><h3>..Be able to test your knowledge with multiple choice questions</h3></li></ul><h3><br /></h3><h3>Go to the top-right of the page and click <strong>"Add to Cart"</strong></h3>
Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of I...
by Marc S. Sabatine

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

October 18, 2016

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Quick access to key clinical information and solutions to common problems in internal medicine – as close as your pocket!  Pocket Medicine, Sixth Edition, is your go-to resource for fast answers to diagnostic questions you’ll face on rounds and exams. Prepared by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this portable, best-selling reference tackles the diagnosis and treatment of the most common disorders in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology.  Bulleted lists, tables, and algorithms focus on the information you need in order to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan.
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan

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English

Pages

457

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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<b><b>A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace</b><br /><br /><b>“</b>A glorious book . . . A spirited defense of science . . . From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought.”—<i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br /> How can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.<br /><br /> Casting a wide net through history and culture, Sagan examines and authoritatively debunks such celebrated fallacies of the past as witchcraft, faith healing, demons, and UFOs. And yet, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, channeling past lives, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. As Sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.<br /><br /> <b>Praise for<i> The Demon-Haunted World</i></b><br /><br /> “Powerful . . . A stirring defense of informed rationality. . . Rich in surprising information and beautiful writing.”<b>—<i>The Washington Post Book World</i></b><br /><br /> “Compelling.”<b>—<i>USA Today</i></b><br /><br /> “A clear vision of what good science means and why it makes a difference. . . . A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity.”<b>—<i>The Sciences</i></b><br /><br /> “Passionate.”<b>—<i>San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle</i></b>
Improving the Effectiveness and Reliability of Non-Destructive Te...
by Pergamon

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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This book is concerned with the two most important aspects of the use of non-destructive testing. Firstly, the effectiveness of procedures to detect and size the defects present irrespective of the geometry, materials involved or environment. Secondly, the reliability of instrumentation and personnel to perform the specified procedures. Validation and certification techniques required for the justification of safe operation of a plant are also discussed. Experts in industries where safety and defect detection are of paramount importance have made valuable contributions drawn from their experience to make this book essential reading for anyone responsible for safety of plant operation. Illustrated throughout, the book is also of interest to mechanical and structural engineers, researchers and inspectors as well as being a useful reference tool for graduate students.

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