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MCAT Prep 2018-2019: Test Prep & Practice Test Questions for the Medical College Admission Test

MCAT Prep 2018-2019: Test Prep & Practice Test Questions for the Medical College Admission Test Lowest new price: $33.24
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MCAT Prep 2018-2019: Test Prep & Practice Test Questions for the Medical College Admission Test
Developed for test takers trying to achieve passing MCAT scores on the MCAT Test, this comprehensive MCAT study guide includes:

•Quick Overview
•Test-Taking Strategies
•Introduction to the MCAT
•Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
•Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
•Psychological, Social, and Biological Foundations of Behavior
•Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
•Practice Questions
•Detailed Answer Explanations

Each section of the test has a comprehensive review that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the AAMC MCAT Exam.

The MCAT practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss any MCAT sample questions, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future on MCAT test dates. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them.

Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test on MCAT dates without making any avoidable errors.

Anyone planning on MCAT registration should take advantage of the MCAT prep review material, MCAT practice questions, and test-taking strategies contained in the best MCAT study guide for higher MCAT percentiles.

MCAT® is a registered trademark of Medical College Admission Test, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.

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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic Lowest new price: $9.00
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Author: David Quammen
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“Science writing as detective story at its best.” ―Jennifer Ouellette, Scientific American

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Scientific American Best Book of the Year, and a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ebola, SARS, Hendra, AIDS, and countless other deadly viruses all have one thing in common: the bugs that transmit these diseases all originate in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover. In this gripping account, David Quammen takes the reader along on this astonishing quest to learn how, where from, and why these diseases emerge and asks the terrifying question: What might the next big one be?

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Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology

Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology Lowest new price: $94.40
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Author: John G. Holt PhD
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Based on the data contained in the four-volume Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, BMDB-9 also includes new genera and species, new combinations, and new taxa published through the January 1992 issue of the IJSB. Users will find short general descriptions that encompass all organisms by Groups; shape and size, Gram reaction, other pertinent morphological features, motility and flagella, relations to oxygen, basic type of metabolism, carbon and energy sources, habitat and ecology. BMDB-9 also includes discussions of difficulties in identification, keys or tables to genera and species, genus descriptions, synonyms, other nomenclatural changes, and numerous illustrations.

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The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug

The Demon Under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug Lowest new price: $9.99
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Author: Thomas Hager

In The Demon Under the Microscope, Thomas Hager chronicles the dramatic history of sulfa, the first antibiotic and the drug that shaped modern medicine.

The Nazis discovered it. The Allies won the war with it. It conquered diseases, changed laws, and single-handedly launched the era of antibiotics. Sulfa saved millions of lives—among them those of Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Jr.—but its real effects are even more far reaching. Sulfa changed the way new drugs were developed, approved, and sold; transformed the way doctors treated patients; and ushered in the era of modern medicine. The very concept that chemicals created in a lab could cure disease revolutionized medicine, taking it from the treatment of symptoms and discomfort to the eradication of the root cause of illness.

A strange and colorful story, The Demon Under the Microscope illuminates the vivid characters, corporate strategy, individual idealism, careful planning, lucky breaks, cynicism, heroism, greed, hard work, and the central (though mistaken) idea that brought sulfa to the world. This is a fascinating scientific tale with all the excitement and intrigue of a great suspense novel.

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Superbugs: An Arms Race against Bacteria

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Author: William Hall

Antibiotics are powerful drugs that can prevent and treat infections, but they are becoming less effective as a result of drug resistance. Resistance develops because the bacteria that antibiotics target can evolve ways to defend themselves against these drugs. When antibiotics fail, there is very little else to prevent an infection from spreading.

Unnecessary use of antibiotics in both humans and animals accelerates the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria, with potentially catastrophic personal and global consequences. Our best defenses against infectious disease could cease to work, surgical procedures would become deadly, and we might return to a world where even small cuts are life-threatening. The problem of drug resistance already kills over one million people across the world every year and has huge economic costs. Without action, this problem will become significantly worse.

Following from their work on the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, William Hall, Anthony McDonnell, and Jim O'Neill outline the major systematic failures that have led to this growing crisis. They also provide a set of solutions to tackle these global issues that governments, industry, and public health specialists can adopt.


Modern Potting Composts: A Manual on the Preparation and Use of Growing Media for Pot Plants

Modern Potting Composts: A Manual on the Preparation and Use of Growing Media for Pot Plants Lowest new price: $128.62
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Author: A.C. Bunt

The materials used in the preparation of composts for pot plants are changing rapidly. This book explains their nature and use as part of a range of new growing systems. Mineral soils, which formed the basis of the John Innes type of compost, are increasingly scare and expensive, and growers are having to deal with radically different materials such as plastic foam and shredded bark. Together with improved technology, these represent new systems of growing, and not simply changes of compost.The new materials give results which are equal or even superior to those obtained by traditional means, providing their individual characteristics and requirements are understood. They are likely to be used with new types of fertilizers, new methods of heat sterilization and chemical sterilizing agents. They are part of systems which rely increasingly on a technology of growing that has been subject to extensive change and development during the past two decades- glasshouses designed to give maximum light transmission, automatic heating and ventialating systems, carbon dioxide enrichment of the atmosphere, controlled photo periods enabling certain plants to flower at any time of the year, mist propagation techniques, chemical growth regulators, automatic watering and feeding systems... and these are only part of the story.Much of the information is based on previously unpublished studies made by the author at the Glasshouse Crops Research Institute. He also draws on his experience at the John Innes Institute and on the results of experimental work carried out in many countries, in particular the U.S.A., The Netherlands, Scandinavia, and West Germany.The book is written for the professional horticulturist, and a pre-publication review suggests that it is likely to be regarded as 'the nurseryman's Bible and the research and experimental worker's source book.' It is the only authoritative, up t date, book-length treatment of the subject in English.


A Morel Hunter's Companion: A Guide to True and False Morels

A Morel Hunter's Companion: A Guide to True and False Morels Lowest new price: $79.94
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Author: Nancy Smith Weber
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Book by Weber, Nancy Smith

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Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: A Field-to-kitchen Guide

Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: A Field-to-kitchen Guide Lowest new price: $26.69
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Author: David W. Fischer

Unusual shapes and colors make many mushrooms alluring to the eye, while the exotic flavors and textures of edible mushrooms are a gourmet delicacy for the palate. Yet many people never venture beyond the supermarket offerings, fearing that all other mushrooms are poisonous.

With amateur mushroom hunters especially in mind, David Fischer and Alan Bessette have prepared Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America. This field guide presents more than 100 species of the most delicious mushrooms, along with detailed information on how to find, gather, store, and prepare them for the table. More than 70 savory recipes, ranging from soups and salads to casseroles, canapes, quiches, and even a dessert, are included.

Throughout, the authors constantly emphasize the need for correct identification of species for safe eating. Each species is described in detailed, nontechnical language, accompanied by a list of key identifying characteristics that reliably rule out all but the target species. Superb color photographs also aid in identification. Poisonous "lookalikes" are described and illustrated, and the authors also assess the risks of allergic or idiosyncratic reactions to edible species and the possibilities of chemical or bacterial contamination.

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The Dirty Diet: Ditch the guilt, love your food

The Dirty Diet: Ditch the guilt, love your food Lowest new price: $8.99
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Author: Kate Harrison

***Lose up to 14lbs in just 28 days WHILST eating cheese and drinking wine!*** From Kate Harrison, the bestselling author behind the 5:2 Diet Book series, comes the brand new 4-week plan that will have you losing weight for good - without cutting out the foods you love. The Dirty Diet combines the revolutionary successes of fasting with the latest scientific findings about gut health. What does this mean? Results! Eat 600-700 calories two or three days a week and 1800 calories for the rest - using Kate's delicious recipes and meal plans - and you'll not only be losing weight but be feeling rejuvenated and healthier too. With recipes including 'Fuss-free Eggs Royale', 'Fast Flatbread Pizza' and 'Chicken Pasta Bake', you'll also discover: - how certain foods help you absorb nutrients without the calories; - how to look after your gut health so your digestion is improved; - how to harness the secrets of cultures where people live to ripe old ages; - and how you can drink wine and eat cheese without ruining your weight-loss plan. In short, discover a plan that is not only sustainable and achievable but celebrates food in all its glory. So whether you're sick of the limiting 'clean-eating' diets, or you just love food, if you're after a sustainable plan that will deliver the results you need - the Dirty Diet is for you.

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Staphylococcus: Genetics and Physiology

Staphylococcus: Genetics and Physiology Lowest new price: $159.50
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In the twenty first century, the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus continues to be a global threat to human and animal health. There is currently no vaccine for preventing S. aureus infections and the bacterium has developed resistance to many, if not most, antibiotics, hence the therapeutic options are rapidly disappearing. The genetic and physiological flexibility that allows this commensal bacterium to become a powerful pathogen and elucidating the myriad of mechanisms it employs to avoid the host and/or antimicrobials are important areas of research.

This book brings together respected S. aureus  experts from around the world to provide a timely overview of staphylococcal research. Topics covered include: medical significance; genetic variation; virulence factors; metabolism; proteomics; cell wall assembly; antibiotic resistance; genetic regulation; and immune response.

Essential reading for scientists working with staphylococci. This text is an excellent introduction for entry level scientists, as well as those seeking a deeper understanding of this critically important bacterial pathogen.


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