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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: $36.09
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Test Prep Book's MCAT Prep 2018-2019: Test Prep & Practice Test Questions for the Medical College Admission Test
Developed by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the MCAT exam, this comprehensive study guide includes:

•Quick Overview
•Test-Taking Strategies
•Introduction
•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

Disclaimer: MCAT is a registered trademark of the Association of American Medical Colleges, which does not endorse this study guide or our methodology.

Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the MCAT test.

The Test Prep Books MCAT practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. 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 without making any avoidable errors. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips for you to know.

Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of the MCAT study guide review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this Test Prep Books study guide.

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Did You Just Eat That?: Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and other Food Myths in the Lab

Did You Just Eat That?: Two Scientists Explore Double-Dipping, the Five-Second Rule, and other Food Myths in the Lab Lowest new price: $15.85
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Author: Paul Dawson

Is the five-second rule legitimate?
Are electric hand dryers really bacteria blowers?
Am I spraying germs everywhere when I blow on my birthday cake?
How gross is backwash?

When it comes to food safety and germs, there are as many common questions as there are misconceptions. And yet there has never been a book that clearly examines the science behind these important issues―until now. In Did You Just Eat That? food scientists Paul Dawson and Brian Sheldon take readers into the lab to show, for example, how they determine the amount of bacteria that gets transferred by sharing utensils or how many microbes live on restaurant menus. The authors list their materials and methods (in case you want to replicate the experiments), guide us through their results, and offer in-depth explanations of good hygiene and microbiology. Written with candid humor and richly illustrated, this fascinating book will reveal surprising answers to the most frequently debated―and also the weirdest―questions about food and germs, sure to satisfy anyone who has ever wondered: should I really eat that?

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Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

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Author: David Quammen
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"[Mr. Quammen] is not just among our best science writers but among our best writers, period." ―Dwight Garner, New York Times

The next big human pandemic―the next disease cataclysm, perhaps on the scale of AIDS or the 1918 influenza―is likely to be caused by a new virus coming to humans from wildlife. Experts call such an event “spillover” and they warn us to brace ourselves. David Quammen has tracked this subject from the jungles of Central Africa, the rooftops of Bangladesh, and the caves of southern China to the laboratories where researchers work in space suits to study lethal viruses. He illuminates the dynamics of Ebola, SARS, bird flu, Lyme disease, and other emerging threats and tells the story of AIDS and its origins as it has never before been told. Spillover reads like a mystery tale, full of mayhem and clues and questions. When the Next Big One arrives, what will it look like? From which innocent host animal will it emerge? Will we be ready?

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Copper and Bacteria: Evolution, Homeostasis and Toxicity (SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science)

Copper and Bacteria: Evolution, Homeostasis and Toxicity (SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science) Lowest new price: $45.70
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Author: Marc Solioz

In the past two decades, great progress has been made in the understanding of copper as a bioelement. The book summarizes the current knowledge of copper toxicity, homeostasis and resistance in bacteria, in which proteins like copper ATPases, copper chaperones and copper-responsive regulators of gene expression play major roles. The author also discusses the metallation of cuproenzymes. The evolution of the use of copper by cells and of copper-homeostatic proteins are is also considered in this Brief.


Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology

Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology Lowest new price: $94.63
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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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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: $28.74
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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 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: $5.00
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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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Diagnostic Bacteriology: A Study Guide

Diagnostic Bacteriology: A Study Guide Lowest new price: $43.30
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Author: Margaret A. Bartelt PhD Diplomate ABMM MLS(ASCP)SM

Organized in a concise, simplified manner using an outline format to organize the material, this text emphasizes the role of the clinical microbiology laboratory in diagnosing and treating diseases. Bacteria (e.g., gram-positive, anaerobic, etc.) and laboratory procedures (e.g., antimicrobial agents and susceptibility tests) are clustered in seven unique sections. Chapter study questions and a 100-question comprehensive exam are included.

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Microbiology DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition

Microbiology DeMYSTiFieD, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $6.00
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Author: Tom Betsy

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Demystified is your vaccine for tricky subjects like microbiology

If you don't know your prokaryotes from your protozoa, or learning about fungi puts you in a funk, look no further--Microbiology Demystified, Second Edition is your cure for learning this topic's fundamental concepts and theories at your own pace.

This practical guide eases you into this field of science, starting at the cell level. As you progress, you will master microbiology essentials such as bacteria, algae, viruses, pasteurization, and more. You will understand the difference between friendly and unfriendly microorganisms as well as the microscope's role in shaping microbiology. Detailed examples make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key ideas.

It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about:

  • Classification of microorganisms
  • Immunology
  • Germ theory
  • Recombinant DNA technology
  • Pathogens
  • E.coli
  • Antiseptics

Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Microbiology Demystified. Second Edition, helps you master this essential subject.

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Environmental Monitoring of Bacteria (Methods in Biotechnology)

Environmental Monitoring of Bacteria (Methods in Biotechnology) Lowest new price: $18.80
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Clive Edwards and his distinguished panel of researchers bring together a collection of detailed molecular methods for the environmental monitoring of bacterial populations. These state-of-the-art methods include techniques for the recovery of cells, for the analysis of whole cells, and for the molecular study of target species and heterogeneous populations. Many of the methods enable bacteria to be monitored in their natural environments without culturing and specifically address the difficult problem that only a small proportion of bacteria in any ecosystem can be cultured by traditional microbiological methods. Environmental Monitoring of Bacteria takes full advantage of the exciting research in recent years that has challenged some long-held principles of traditional microbiology and gives timely and practical access to techniques that allow the study of bacterial ecology as communities, single cells, or at the molecular level.

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