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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>
The ARRL Ham Radio License Manual
by ARRL Inc.

Language

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!
The Language of Medicine - E-Book
by Davi-Ellen Chabner

Language

English

Pages

1022

Publication Date

January 21, 2016

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<p>Bring medical terminology to life with Davi-Ellen Chabner's bestselling <b>The Language of Medicine, 11th Edition!</b> An illustrated, easy-to-understand approach presents medical terms within the context of the body’s anatomy and physiology, and in health and disease. With this proven resource, you’ll learn a working medical vocabulary built on the most frequently encountered prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Practical exercises and case studies make learning more interesting and demonstrate how medical terms are used in practice. Take advantage of interactive activities, games, quizzes, and flash cards on the Evolve companion website, and you will be ready to communicate fluently in the clinical setting and succeed in your healthcare career.</p><ul><b><li>Self-study text/workbook approach</b> reinforces learning every step of the way with a wide variety of exercises, labeling diagrams, pronunciation tests, and reviews, all organized by body systems with additional chapters on key areas of health care such as cancer and psychiatry.</li><li><b>Simple, clear, non-technical explanations</b> demystify medical terminology even if you have little or no background in medicine or science.</li><li><b>More than 500 full-color illustrations</b> depict the details of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, putting medical terms in the context of the structure and function of the body system.</li><li><b>Practical applications</b> such as case reports, operative and diagnostic tests, and laboratory and x-ray reports demonstrate the use of medical terminology in the clinical environment.</li><li><b><i>Pronunciation of Terms</b></i> at the end of each chapter include phonetic spellings and spaces to write the meanings of terms.</li><li><b>Abbreviations</b> <b>of terminology</b> make it easy to learn the medical shorthand used in clinical practice.</li><li><b>Error-prone abbreviations list </b>derived from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) list alerts you to abbreviations that should not be used in the clinical setting.</li><li><b>Comprehensive glossaries and appendices</b> serve as quick references for use in the classroom and on the job.</li><li><b>An Evolve companion website</b> lets you practice word parts and building terms with interactive<b> </b>word games, learning exercises, an audio glossary with pronunciations of over 3,000 terms, animations, an anatomy coloring book, electronic flash cards, and more. </li> </ul><ul><b><li>NEW terms and procedures </b>keep you up to date with healthcare advances.</li><li><b>NEW</b> <b>pathology photos</b> illustrate difficult terms and procedures more clearly, showing the conditions that you will see, code, or manage in healthcare settings.</li><li><b>NEW</b> <b><i>Hint</i> feature</b> provides helpful clues that assist with learning and retention of terminology.</li><li><b>NEW! Electronic healthcare records</b> on the Evolve companion website allows you to practice working with today’s medical records.</li><li><b>NEW</b> <b>anatomic, pathologic and procedural animations</b> on Evolve bring terminology to life and offer a 3D glimpse into the clinical world. </li><li><b>NEW</b> <b>medical reports audio</b> on Evolve provides the aural practice you need to be able to understand medical terminology in clinical settings.</li> </ul>
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>Medical Terminology </h1><hr><h3><strong><br /></strong></h3><h3><strong><u>Let’s be very clear about this</u></strong>: 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. </h3><h3><br /></h3><h3>It is a fundamental part of the future of your career. Which means you do not want to embarrass yourself and reach for a dictionary every time somebody asks you to explain different symptoms, diagnoses or tests. Oh, and knowing medical terminology makes you feel smart which is the best feeling in the world! </h3><hr><h3><br /></h3><h3>'Nuff said, what are the benefits of appropriately learning the <strong>medical language</strong>? The boring (but very important) part</h3><h3><br /></h3><h3><u>You will:</u></h3><h3><br /></h3><ul><li><h3>..NOT feel stupid and waste valuable time. Especially in emergency situations, you won't have the time to extract things you don’t know from a dictionary. </h3></li><li><h3>..Learn the language of Medicine</h3></li><li><h3>..Be able to help other doctors and nurses to write quickly and efficiently in the records so that they can be onto the next patient.</h3></li><li><h3>..Use Medical Terminology every single day at work.</h3></li></ul><h3>Wheather you're striving to become an <strong>EMT, nurse, doctor, medical assistant</strong> - this book is for you! Perfect when preparing for the <strong>MCAT</strong>!</h3><h3>If you are not convinced yet, please read no further. There is a slight chance medicine is not your cup of tea. Otherwise, please click the <u>add to cart button</u> and enjoy 243 pages of your future! </h3>
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>
Head First PMP: A Learner's Companion to Passing the Project Mana...
by , Andrew Stellman

Language

English

Pages

928

Publication Date

September 11, 2018

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<div><p><b>What will you learn from this book?</b></p><p><i>Head First PMP</i> teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide in a unique and inspiring way. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management. By putting PMP concepts into context, you’ll be able to understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used <i>Head First PMP</i> as their sole source for passing the PMP exam.</p><p>This book will help you:</p><ul><li>Learn PMP’s underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors</li><li>Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition</li><li>Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies</li><li>Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining</li></ul><p><b>Why does this book look so different?</b></p><p>Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, <i>Head First PMP</i> uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.</p></div>
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>
Nursing2019 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook)
by Lippincott

Language

English

Pages

1856

Publication Date

February 12, 2013

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THE #1 Drug Guide for nurses & other clinicians…always dependable, always up to date!<br />  <br />Look for these outstanding features<br />Completely updated nursing-focused drug monographs featuring over 3,650 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy A-to-Z format<br />37 brand-new FDA-approved drugs in this edition, including 33 complete monographs—tabbed and conveniently grouped in a handy “new drugs” section for easy retrieval<br />More than 8,000 clinical updates—new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information<br />NEW logos highlighting biosimilar drugs and drugs with genetic-related considerations<br />NEW appendix—Ophthalmic drugs: Indications and dosages<br />Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns  <br />Photoguide insert with images of 462 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules<br /> <br />Plus FREE companion Toolkit available online through NDHnow.com<br />Monthly FDA updates featuring newly approved drugs, indications, and warnings<br />Pharmacology videos, audio pronunciation guide, and English-Spanish translator<br />Equianalgesic dosing guidelines for opioid drugs<br />Mechanisms and sites of action graphics for selected drugs<br />NCLEX®-style questions, free CE tests, plus bonus discounts…and more!
C#: Learn C# in One Day and Learn It Well. C# for Beginners with ...
by , Jamie Chan

Language

English

Pages

161

Publication Date

October 20, 2015

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<h2>Learn C# Fast and Learn It Well. Master C# Programming with a unique Hands-On Project (Updated for VS Community 2017)</h2><br /><br />Have you always wanted to learn computer programming but are afraid it'll be too difficult for you? Or perhaps you know other programming languages but are interested in learning the C# language fast?<br /><br />This book is for you. You no longer have to waste your time and money learning C# from boring books that are 600 pages long, expensive online courses or complicated C# tutorials that just leave you more confused. <br /><br /><h2>What this book offers...</h2><br /><b>C# for Beginners</b><br /><br />Complex concepts are broken down into simple steps to ensure that you can easily master the C# language <b>even if you have never coded before</b>.<br /><br /><b>Carefully Chosen C# Examples</b><br /><br />Examples are carefully chosen to illustrate all concepts. In addition, the output for all examples are provided immediately so you do not have to wait till you have access to your computer to test the examples.<br /><br /><b>Careful selection of topics</b><br /><br />Topics are carefully selected to give you a broad exposure to C#, while not overwhelming you with information overload. These topics include object-oriented programming concepts, error handling techniques, file handling techniques and more.<br /><br /><b>Learn The C# Programming Language Fast</b><br /><br />Concepts are presented in a "to-the-point" style to cater to the busy individual. With this book, you can learn C# in just one day and start coding immediately.<br /><br /><h2>How is this book different...</h2><br />The best way to learn C# is by doing. This book includes a unique project at the end of the book that requires the application of all the concepts taught previously. Working through the project will not only give you an immense sense of achievement, it"ll also help you retain the knowledge and master the language.<br /><br />Are you ready to dip your toes into the exciting world of C# coding? This book is for you. Click the BUY button and download it now.<br /><br /><h2>What you'll learn:</h2><br /><u>Introduction to C#</u><br />- What is C#?<br />- How to install and run Visual Studio Community 2015?<br /><br /><u>Data types and Operators</u><br />- What are the common data types in C#?<br />- What are arrays and lists?<br />- How to format C# strings<br />- What is a value type vs reference type?<br />- What are the common C# operators?<br /><br /><u>Object Oriented Programming</u><br />- What is object oriented programming?<br />- How to write your own classes<br />- What are fields, properties, methods and constructors?<br />- What is encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism?<br />- What is an abstract class and interface?<br />- What is an enum and struct?<br /><br /><u>Controlling the Flow of a Program</u><br />- What are condition statements?<br />- How to use control flow statements in C#<br />- What are jump statements?<br />- How to handle errors and exceptions<br /><br /><u>and Others...</u><br />- How to accept user inputs and display outputs<br />- How to use LINQ to save yourself from hours of work <br />- How to work with external files<br />...and so much more....<br /><br />Finally, you'll be guided through a hands-on project that requires the application of all the topics covered.<br /><br />Click the BUY button now and download the book now to start learning C#. Learn it fast and learn it well.<br /><br /><b>Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!</b><br /> <br /><br />Tags:<br />------------<br />C#, C# tutorial, C# book, learning C#, C# programming language, C# coding, C# programming for beginners, C# for Dummies, .NET, Visual Studio, C# operators
Concise Rules of APA Style, Sixth Edition (Concise Rules of the A...
by American Psychological As...

Language

English

Pages

280

Publication Date

May 14, 2013

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The Concise Rules of APA Style, Sixth Edition offers essential writing and formatting standards for students, teachers, researchers, and clinicians in the social and behavioral sciences. This easy-to-use pocket guide, compiled from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, provides complete guidance on the rules of style that are critical for clear communication.

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