Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A Review of Pharmacology

By Stanley Zaslau

Lippincott's Illustrated Q&A evaluate of Pharmacology deals up to date, clinically suitable board-style questions—perfect for path overview and board prep. 1,000 multiple-choice questions with designated solution reasons hide usually confirmed issues in pharmacology, together with questions regarding scientific subject matters and divided through physique platforms. The booklet beneficial properties full-color illustrations and gives versatile research concepts with on-line entry to the questions and solutions on a spouse website.

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Handbook of Mathematical Methods in Imaging

The guide of Mathematical equipment in Imaging presents a complete remedy of the mathematical options utilized in imaging technology. the cloth is grouped into valuable issues, particularly, Inverse difficulties (Algorithmic Reconstruction) and sign and photo Processing. every one part in the issues covers purposes (modeling), arithmetic, numerical equipment (using a case instance) and open questions. Written via specialists within the sector, the presentation is mathematically rigorous.

This extended and revised moment variation comprises updates to present chapters and sixteen extra entries on vital mathematical tools corresponding to graph cuts, morphology, discrete geometry, PDEs, conformal tools, to call a number of. The entries are cross-referenced for simple navigation via attached subject matters. to be had in either print and digital varieties, the guide is more desirable through greater than 2 hundred illustrations and a longer bibliography.

It will gain scholars, scientists and researchers in utilized arithmetic. Engineers and desktop scientists operating in imaging also will locate this guide useful.

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The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance

By Fritjof Capra

Leonardo da Vinci’s pioneering medical paintings was once nearly unknown in the course of his lifetime. Now acclaimed scientist and bestselling writer Fritjof Capra unearths that Leonardo used to be in lots of methods the unacknowledged “father of recent science.” Drawing on an exam of over 6,000 pages of Leonardo’s surviving notebooks, Capra explains that Leonardo approached medical wisdom with the eyes of an artist. via his experiences of residing and nonliving types, from structure and human anatomy to the turbulence of water and the expansion styles of grasses, he pioneered the empirical, systematic method of the statement of nature—what is referred to now because the medical strategy.

Leonardo's medical explorations have been terribly wide-ranging. He studied the flight styles of birds to create the various first human flying machines. utilizing his knowing of weights and levers and trajectories and forces, he designed army guns and defenses, and used to be in truth considered as one of many best army engineers of his period. He studied optics, the character of sunshine, and the workings of the human center and circulatory approach. due to his gigantic wisdom of hydraulics, he used to be employed to create designs for rebuilding the infrastructure of Milan and the apparent of Lombardy, using the very rules nonetheless utilized by urban planners this day. He used to be a mechanical genius, and but his worldview was once now not mechanistic yet natural and ecological. the reason is,, in Capra's view, Leonardo's science—centuries prior to his time in a bunch of fields—is eminently suitable to our time.

Enhanced with fifty attractive sepia-toned illustrations, The technological know-how of Leonardo is a clean and demanding portrait of a great determine on the planet of technology and the arts.

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Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science (Revolutions in Science)

By Steve Fuller

Thomas Kuhn's Structure of clinical Revolutions has offered over 1000000 copies in additional than twenty languages and has remained one of many ten so much pointed out educational works for the earlier part century. by contrast, Karl Popper's seminal booklet The good judgment of clinical Discovery has lapsed into relative obscurity. even if the 2 males debated the character of technology just once, the legacy of this come upon has ruled highbrow and public discussions at the subject ever since.

Almost universally famous because the glossy watershed within the philosophy of technology, Kuhn's relativistic imaginative and prescient of moving paradigms―which asserted that technology was once simply one other human task, like paintings or philosophy, simply extra specialized―triumphed over Popper's extra positivistic trust in science's innovative capability to falsify society's dogmas. yet has this victory been worthy for technology? Steve Fuller argues that not just has Kuhn's dominance had an hostile influence at the box yet either thinkers were significantly misinterpreted within the technique. This debate increases a necessary query: Can technology stay an self sustaining, revolutionary strength in society, or is it destined to proceed because the technical wing of the military-industrial advanced? Drawing on unique research―including the Kuhn documents at MIT―Fuller bargains a transparent account of "Kuhn vs. Popper" and what it's going to suggest for the way forward for clinical inquiry.

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Critical Path

R. Buckminster Fuller is thought of as some of the most very important figures of the twentieth century, popular for his achievements as an inventor, clothier, architect, thinker, mathematician, and dogged individualist. probably top remembered for the Geodesic Dome and the time period "Spaceship Earth," his paintings and his writings have had a profound influence on glossy lifestyles and thought.

Critical Path is Fuller's grasp work--the summing up of a lifetime's suggestion and concern--as pressing and appropriate because it was once upon its first e-book in 1981. Critical Path information how humanity came across itself in its present situation--at the boundaries of the planet's usual assets and dealing with political, monetary, environmental, and moral crises.

The crowning success of a rare occupation, Critical Path bargains the reader the buzz of knowing the fundamental dilemmas of our time and the way accountable electorate can upward thrust to fulfill this final problem to our future.

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Leonardo's Foot: How 10 Toes, 52 Bones, and 66 Muscles Shaped the Human World

By Carol Ann Rinzler

  • A collection of the Scientific American, History, BOMC2, Quality Paperback and Military e-book Clubs
Our reviewer declared that this e-book represents the superior writing approximately technological know-how for the non‑scientist that he has encountered in recent times. the point of interest, in fact, is the foot and the writer presents a magnificent array of proof, figures and tales approximately it, in addition to loads of historical past, etymology and cultural viewpoint. --American organization for the development of Science

"Rinzler in actual fact loved researching her topic and cannot cease herself from happening interesting digressions, usually mentioning one or generally unrelated topics within the process a paragraph. She's at her most sensible while discussing medical heritage and etymology." --  Library Journal


"Rinzler lifts the lowly human foot to new heights during this beautiful book." --Booklist (starred assessment)  

"Stylish, informative, wonderful, and pleasantly own . . . even if Rinzler is exploring how our ft clarify or light up such subject matters as evolution, incapacity, racism, vitamin, or wish, she keeps a desirable standpoint at the peculiarities of being human." 

--Rain Taxi evaluate of Books

"This neat little booklet attracts a transparent photo of our ft, offering figuring out that extends a long way past the most obvious. Readers usually wish to stroll clear of a publication feeling they discovered something--that the writer left them with a brand new approach to examine an outdated thought, and this booklet fulfills that need."   City Book Review/San Francisco & Sacramento (five stars)


"An in-depth examine the anatomy and heritage of toes finds their usually missed value in human evolution, medication and art." --Science News                                                             


"Carol Ann Rinzler weaves jointly fabric from artwork, literature, technological know-how, and historical past to develop our knowing of the human foot. Her booklet is by means of turns enjoyable, enlightening, and altogether satisfying." --Congresswoman CAROLYN B. MALONEY
"Among the numerous pleasures of this publication are the interesting topic, Carol Ann Rinzler's energetic and available writing variety, and the fantastic array of data she has accumulated from such a lot of diverse fields, together with artwork, anthropology, historical past, biology, linguistics, psychology, and literature. Who knew that the tale of our personal toes can be so fascinating?"
--SANDRA OPDYCKE, writer of No One used to be grew to become Away and Jane Addams and Her imaginative and prescient for America
"This ebook will amaze you because it walks you thru evolution, historical past, mythology, and a very good dose of anatomy, to enlighten you in regards to the position of the standard Human Foot in bringing humans to the place we're at the present time. completely stress-free, informative, and good written, it's a needs to learn for somebody fascinated about taking good care of our decrease extremity--or attracted to our evolution. in brief, you are going to by no means view the foot an analogous again."
--GARY STONES, DPM, President, manhattan country Podiatric clinical Association
"Carol Ann Rinzler has written a stunning and pleasant e-book approximately this 'underwhelming, underreported, and fully integral' a part of the human physique. it truly is striking what you will learn!"
--RICHARD N. GOTTFRIED, Chair, long island kingdom meeting overall healthiness Committee

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Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters

By Donald R. Prothero

Over the prior 20 years, paleontologists have made super fossil discoveries, together with fossils that mark the expansion of whales, manatees, and seals from land mammals and the origins of elephants, horses, and rhinos. this present day there exists an grand variety of fossil people, suggesting we walked upright lengthy earlier than we bought huge brains, and new proof from molecules that permit scientists to decipher the tree of lifestyles as by no means before.

The fossil list is now one of many most powerful traces of proof for evolution. during this enticing and richly illustrated ebook, Donald R. Prothero weaves an unique notwithstanding intellectually rigorous background out of the transitional kinds and sequence that dot the fossil checklist. starting with a quick dialogue of the character of technological know-how and the "monkey company of creationism," Prothero tackles matters starting from flood geology and rock relationship to neo-Darwinism and macroevolution. He covers the materials of the primordial soup, the consequences of communal dwelling, invertebrate transitions, the advance of the spine, the reign of the dinosaurs, the mammalian explosion, and the jump from chimpanzee to human. Prothero can pay specific awareness to the new discovery of "missing hyperlinks" that entire the fossil timeline and info the controversy among biologists over the mechanisms riding the evolutionary process.

Evolution is an soaking up blend of firsthand commentary, clinical discovery, and trenchant research. With the educating of evolution nonetheless a subject, there could not be a greater second for a booklet clarifying the character and price of fossil proof. well known as a number one professional in his box, Prothero demonstrates that the transformation of existence in the world is much extra awe inspiring than the slender view of extremists.

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Mad Science: The Nuclear Power Experiment

By Joseph Mangano

Will american citizens once more play nuclear roulette?
Just twelve months after the Fukushima meltdown, all fifty four reactors in Japan were closed, and will by no means be restarted. Germany lately closed numerous reactors, and should shutter all of them inside a decade. Italy revoked its pledge to construct new reactors, preserving that kingdom nuclear-free. some of these judgements are in line with the certainty that reactors are tremendous risky and expensive.

In the united states, the remnants of the once-overwhelmingly strong nuclear foyer are making their final stand for “clean” nuclear power. The sixty-year-old imaginative and prescient of energy “too affordable to meter” (words initially uttered by means of a banker selling the undefined) is again. whereas different nations finish their reliance on nuclear power, american citizens give some thought to its revival, while current reactors, which produce a 5th of U.S. electrical energy, move retirement age and are corroding.

In Mad technological know-how, Joseph Mangano strips away the near-smothering layers of distortions and outright lies that permeate the large propaganda campaigns on behalf of nuclear power. He explores the historical past of the undefined, with its origins within the ny venture, via its heightening advertising through the chilly warfare and its entwinement with nuclear weapons.
Mad technological know-how comprises an account of nuclear injuries and meltdowns and their effects, from Chernobyl to Santa Susana and past; in addition to a point-by-point refutation of pro-nuke arguments. Atomic strength is detrimental – it bargains with staggeringly toxic elements at each degree of its production – un-economical within the severe and impractical.

Joseph Mangano directs the Radiation and Public overall healthiness undertaking (RPHP), an self sufficient workforce of scientists and health and wellbeing execs devoted to examine and schooling of wellbeing and fitness dangers from nuclear reactors and guns. whereas at RPHP, he has written or co-written dozens of articles in medical/scientific journals. Mangano is the writer of Low-Level Radiation and Immune process harm: An Atomic period Legacy (1998) and Radioactive child enamel: The melanoma hyperlink (2008). He performed a favourite position within the the teeth Fairy venture, a examine of Strontium-90 degrees in 5,000 child tooth, which continues to be the one examine of radiation degrees in our bodies of usa citizens dwelling close to nuclear vegetation. Mangano holds a Masters measure in Public well-being from the college of North Carolina and an MBA from Fordham college.

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The Quantum Frontier: The Large Hadron Collider

By Don Lincoln

The highest-energy particle accelerator ever outfitted, the massive Hadron Collider runs less than the border among France and Switzerland. It leapt into motion on September 10, 2008, amid exceptional worldwide press insurance and common fears that its strength could create tiny black holes that can break the earth.

By smashing jointly debris smaller than atoms, the LHC recreates the stipulations hypothesized to have existed simply moments after the massive bang. Physicists count on it to assist our realizing of the way the universe got here into being and to teach us a lot concerning the ordinary version of particle physics―even most likely proving the lifestyles of the mysterious Higgs boson. In exploring what the collider does and what it could possibly locate, Don Lincoln explains what the LHC is probably going to coach us approximately particle physics, together with uncovering the character of darkish topic, discovering micro black holes and supersymmetric debris, making a choice on additional dimensions, and revealing the starting place of mass within the universe.

Thousands of physicists from worldwide could have entry to the LHC, none of whom fairly understands what results should be produced through the $7.7 billion venture. no matter what it unearths, the consequences coming up from the big Hadron Collider will profoundly modify our figuring out of the cosmos and the atom and stimulate beginner scientists for years to come.

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The Oxford Guide to Library Research

The knowledge international has passed through drastic alterations because the booklet of the third version of The Oxford advisor to Library Research in 2005, and Thomas Mann, a veteran reference librarian on the Library of Congress, has largely revised his textual content to mirror these alterations. This e-book will resolution uncomplicated questions: First, what's the volume of the numerous study assets you'll you omit in case you confine your examine completely, or maybe basically, to resources on hand at the open net? moment, while you're attempting to get a fairly solid assessment of the literature on a specific subject, instead of simply "something fast" on it, what are the various substitute equipment of topic searching--which usually are not to be had at the Web--that are typically even more effective for that objective than typing key terms right into a clean seek field, with the implications displayed by means of relevance-ranking desktop algorithms?

This booklet exhibits researchers the right way to do complete study on any subject. It explains the diversity of seek mechanisms on hand, in order that the researcher may have the moderate self belief that s/he has now not ignored anything vital. This contains not only lists of assets, yet discussions of the how you can seek inside of them: how to define the simplest seek phrases, the right way to mix the phrases, and the way to make the databases (and different assets) express suitable fabric even if you do not know easy methods to specify the easiest seek phrases upfront. The book's total structuring by means of 9 tools of looking out which are appropriate in any topic region, instead of via matters or by way of sorts of literature, is exclusive between publications to investigate. additionally designated is the variety and diversity of concrete examples of what to do--and of what to not do.

The e-book isn't "about" the net: it truly is concerning the most sensible choices to the Internet--the resources that aren't at the open net to start with, that may be came across merely via study libraries and which are greater than ever beneficial for any type of sizeable scholarly examine. greater than the other learn advisor to be had, this e-book at once addresses and offers ideas to the intense difficulties defined in contemporary reviews documenting the profound loss of examine talents possessed via present day "digital natives."

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