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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
by , Ann Druyan

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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<b>“Fascinating . . . memorable . . . revealing . . . perhaps the best of Carl Sagan’s books.”—<i>The Washington Post Book World </i>(front page review)</b><br /><br />In <i>Cosmos</i>, the late astronomer Carl Sagan cast his gaze over the magnificent mystery of the Universe and made it accessible to millions of people around the world. Now in this stunning sequel, Carl Sagan completes his revolutionary journey through space and time.<br /><br />Future generations will look back on our epoch as the time when the human race finally broke into a radically new frontier—space. In <i>Pale Blue Dot,</i> Sagan traces the spellbinding history of our launch into the cosmos and assesses the future that looms before us as we move out into our own solar system and on to distant galaxies beyond. The exploration and eventual settlement of other worlds is neither a fantasy nor luxury, insists Sagan, but rather a necessary condition for the survival of the human race.<br /><br /><b>“Takes readers far beyond <i>Cosmos</i> . . . Sagan sees humanity’s future in the stars.”—<i>Chicago Tribune </i></b>
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>
Cosmos
by Carl Sagan

Language

English

Pages

365

Publication Date

July 06, 2011

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<b>RETURNING TO TELEVISION AS AN ALL-NEW MINISERIES ON FOX</b><br />  <br /> <i>Cosmos</i> is one of the bestselling science books of all time. In clear-eyed prose, Sagan reveals a jewel-like blue world inhabited by a life form that is just beginning to discover its own identity and to venture into the vast ocean of space. <i>Cosmos</i> retraces the fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution that have transformed matter into consciousness, exploring such topics as the origin of life, the human brain, Egyptian hieroglyphics, spacecraft missions, the death of the Sun, the evolution of galaxies, and the forces and individuals who helped to shape modern science.<br />  <br /> <b>Praise for <i>Cosmos</i></b><br />  <br /> “Magnificent . . . With a lyrical literary style, and a range that touches almost all aspects of human knowledge, <i>Cosmos</i> often seems too good to be true.”<b>—<i>The Plain Dealer</i></b><br />  <br /> “Sagan is an astronomer with one eye on the stars, another on history, and a third—his mind’s—on the human condition.”<b>—<i>Newsday</i></b><br />  <br /> “Brilliant in its scope and provocative in its suggestions . . . shimmers with a sense of wonder.”<b>—<i>The Miami Herald</i></b><br />  <br /> “Sagan dazzles the mind with the miracle of our survival, framed by the stately galaxies of space.”<b>—<i>Cosmopolitan</i></b><br />  <br /> “Enticing . . . iridescent . . . imaginatively illustrated.”<b>—<i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /><b>NOTE: This edition does not include images.</b>
Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides
by Academic Press

Language

English

Pages

1640

Publication Date

April 28, 2011

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Peptides play a crucial role in many physiological processes including actions as neurotransmitters, hormones, and antibiotics. Research has shown their importance in such fields as neuroscience, immunology, pharmacology, and cell biology. The <b>Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides</b> presents, for the first time, this tremendous body of knowledge in the field of biologically active peptides in one single reference. The section editors and contributors represent some of the most sophisticated and distinguished scientists working in basic sciences and clinical medicine. <br /><br />The <b>Handbook of Biologically Active Peptides</b> is a definitive, all-encompassing reference that will be indispensable for individuals ranging from peptide researchers, to biochemists, cell and molecular biologists, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and to endocrinologists. Chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and will enable researchers working in a specific area to examine other related areas with which they would not ordinarily be familiar.<br /><br />*Chapters are designed to be a source for workers in the field and will enable researchers working in a specific area to examine other related areas that they would not ordinarily be familiar.<br />*Fascinating relationships described in the book include the presence of some peptides originally found in frog skin that persist in the human human and brain where they can affect food intake and obesity.
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
by ARRL Inc.

Language

English

Pages

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>
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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<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><h1><strong>Medical Terminology </strong></h1><hr><h3><br /></h3><h3><strong>This highly rated textbook</strong> 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><br /></h3><h3>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 books to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one to buy. </strong></h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>This reference 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 are included separately and 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>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><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><strong></strong><em><strong></strong></em>
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
by Carl Sagan

Language

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>
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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Customer Reviews
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 ARRL General Class License Manual
by ARRL Inc.

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

May 04, 2015

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Customer Reviews
All You Need To Pass Your General Class Exam!<br /><br />The General Class license is the second of three US Amateur Radio licenses. To upgrade to General Class, you must already hold a Technician Class license (or have recently passed the Technician license exam). Upgrading to a General license--which conveys extensive HF privileges—only requires passing a written examination. Once you do, the entire range of operating modes and the majority of the amateur spectrum below 30 MHz become available to you.<br /><br />Use this book to study for your General Class 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 />Procedures and Practices<br />Rules and Regulations<br />Components and Circuits<br />Radio Signals and Equipment<br />Digital Modes<br />Antennas<br />Propagation<br />Electrical and RF Safety<br /><br />At the end of the book, you'll find the entire General Question Pool.<br /><br />NEW FEATURE: Online Review and Practice Exams. As you complete each chapter of this book, use ARRL's online Exam Review for Ham Radio to help prepare you for exam day. This web-based service uses the question pool to construct chapter-by-chapter reviews. Once you've finished this book, use the online service to take practice exams with the same number and variety of questions that you'll encounter on exam day. You won't have any surprises on exam day!<br /><br />About ARRL: Founded in 1914 by Hiram Percy Maxim, ARRL (American Radio Relay League) is the national association for Amateur Radio in the US. Today, with more than 161,000 members, ARRL is the largest organization of radio amateurs in the world. ARRL's mission is based on five pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology, and Membership.

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