This is a manual for those interested in studying vertebrate animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles,birds, and mammals). The manual includes 9 chapters and 56 exercises that allow students to practice... More > the techniques used by today's wildlife biologists. Each exercise in the manual contains step-by-step instructions covering a wide range of techniques. Exercises include setting up and implementing basic monitoring programs, capture and handling techniques, as well as a wide range of data analysis exercises. Exercises involving software rely on open source software programs where possible. The goal of the manual is to introduce students to a wide array of field techniques for studying vertebrates.< Less
Basic Aspects of Medical and Dental Lasers provides tutorials for the non-laser-technical reader on the basic aspects of medical and dental lasers, laser delivery systems used in laser medicine and... More > surgery, and how laser light interacts with biological tissue. Use of mathematics is kept to an absolute minimum, and the math is simple. These tutorials are recommended reading by the Academy of Laser Dentistry for dentists and hygienists preparing for their certification exams. This book should also be of interest to students at all levels (high school, college, medical/dental school), clinical and administrative medical professionals, and medical device marketing professionals wanting a basic introduction to medical and dental lasers and how they are used clinically.
Jeffrey G. Manni is a laser engineer who helps clients develop laser-based products and applications. He specializes in lasers for biomedical and biotechnology instrumentation, laser microscopy, and laser-based displays.< Less
So you want to be a dentist? Do you know what it will take to succeed in dentistry today? With over 30 years of experience in dentistry, the authors have unique and honest insight into what it takes... More > to be a successful dentist. Dental school teaches you how to perform the dental treatment, but it doesn’t teach you how to run a dental practice, manage a full staff and patients, or negotiate the financial responsibilities that are involved--to name only a few. This book will give you a head start on the competition. This book is a must read for the pre-dental student and the dental school student looking to not just be a dentist, but be a successful dentist.
The authors have over 30 years of combined experience as practicing dentists. All three took different routes on their way to dental school and then into private practice giving them a unique perspective into the various aspects of dentistry.< Less
A textbook for first semester introductory physics, with calculus, suitable for a serious college level course. This textbook is organized with chapter summary first, challenging homework problems,... More > full derivations and many thoroughly worked examples. Selected problems and examples are drawn from physics and engineering as well as biology and medicine.< Less
Homotopy type theory is a new branch of mathematics that combines aspects of several different fields in a surprising way. It is based on a recently discovered connection between homotopy theory and... More > type theory. It touches on topics as seemingly distant as the homotopy groups of spheres, the algorithms for type checking, and the definition of weak ∞-groupoids. Homotopy type theory offers a new “univalent” foundation of mathematics, in which a central role is played by Voevodsky’s univalence axiom and higher inductive types. The present book is intended as a first systematic exposition of the basics of univalent foundations, and a collection of examples of this new style of reasoning — but without requiring the reader to know or learn any formal logic, or to use any computer proof assistant. We believe that univalent foundations will eventually become a viable alternative to set theory as the “implicit foundation” for the unformalized mathematics done by most mathematicians.< Less
This book discusses subjects related to pre Big Bang creation and the automatic genesis of Universes concluding to a general theory of creation and evolution. In this approach, experimental evidence... More > and scientific hypotheses are presented leading to the conclusion of an automatic endless creation prior to the initial Bing Bang up to the development of the human mind. The basis of the automatic pre Big Bang creation is the postulation of a situation defined as “beyond” or επέκεινα, that is free of all dimensions, time, fields, functions, variables and other properties, excluding the function of bouncing from virtual particles to real particles. The Casimir effect and Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle are used as supportive evidence. The twenty-nine plates illustrate the principles described in the various chapters. A section resuming the main points of the book follows as Q&A section.
Michel Xilinas, MD, DSc is a medical researcher, writer and philosopher.< Less
The science behind the debate raging in modern physics over the disconcerting and uncomfortable realization that just maybe there is, as astronomer Fred Hoyle put it, some sort of... More > "superintellect that has monkeyed with the physics". Written with the non-scientist in mind, this exploration of Big Bang, Schroedinger's Cat, the Chaos of 9/11, the Complexity of the mimic octopus and the blister beetle, and the strong Anthropic Principle is accessible to anyone bright enough to be interested. Ultimately, tucked in here somewhere is a middle ground between evolution and creation that will leave nobody happy, but everyone intrigued.< Less
The Berkeley Study Guide Part 2, Patient Assessment and Management (11th Edition). Includes 218 pages of review and 63 Sample PAM Cases and Questions. The Part 2 examination is an expanded version of... More > the PAM examination that was previously a section of Part 3. Since December 2009, PAM has comprised all of new Part 2 and will no longer be a component of Part 3. Our Berkeley Study Guide has been revised to accommodate these recent changes to the best of our ability. The new 11th edition has 218 pages of review and 63 sample PAM cases with images included. Each case has 6 multiple choice questions. We have also provided an addendum with color images of the Study Guide which can be accessed at http://optometry.berkeley.edu/general/study-guide-addenda-images-ucosa.< Less
The edifice of feminist theory stands on the myth of patriarchal oppression. In dispensing with this myth, Stephen Jarosek shows that feminism is a bankrupt ideology that cannot be substantiated. He... More > applies principles from semiotics and systems theory, in the context of recent developments in the cognitive sciences, to show that women never were the helpless victims that feminists portray them as, to be moulded like putty in the hands of an all-controlling and unaccountable patriarchy. In the context of an emerging scientific paradigm, the author demonstrates that feminist narratives are not impartial descriptions of reality as it is but solipsistic projections of reality as feminists rationalize it. Their projections reveal more about feminists and their motivations than about the true nature of reality. Stephen Jarosek's compelling synthesis suggests that The Matriarchy is The Patriarchy's equal in all that is good and bad in culture, and this can only empower women in ways that feminism never could.< Less
This guide is designed to familiarize the grower, pest manager, and others with some of the important arthropod natural enemies in southwestern agroecosystems. The ability to identify which insects... More > are present in fields and to understand their roles in the system can help the pest manager develop an integrated pest management (IPM) plan that considers and incorporates these beneficial species into their decision making process. Natural enemy conservation is central to the efficient and economic management of arthropod pests.
Assembled by experts from Cooperative Extension and USDA in four states and complete with diagnostic tips and full color photography, this field guide should be useful to any student of natural enemies and IPM, especially in the arid and semi-arid regions of Arizona, southern California, New Mexico, West Texas, the Southern Plains of Texas, and the northern regions of Mexico in Baja California, Sonora, and Chihuahua.< Less
"Herold: Internal Medicine" is a lecture oriented representation taking account of the topic catalogue for the medical examination for physicians. It is one of the leading textbooks of... More > internal medicine in Germany, if not the leading one. Its enormous popularity is based on the facts that it represents the topics of internal medicine in an accurate and systematic form and that it has been updated every year since 1982. The eBook contains the topics of the printed edition (vol. 1+2). It requires "Adobe Digital Editions" [Format: DIN A4]. For further information please refer www.herold-internal-medicine.com and read the disclaimer.< Less
This book describes the common problems affecting short case exam performance among medical students and trainees. The author provides various strategies to overcome these problems with emphasis on... More > cognitive, emotional and skill development. With better insights off one’s own shortcoming, the reader could engage each and every inadequacy with suitable remedies. This will hopefully translate into overall improvement in exam and clinical performance. Some of the points raised maybe unique to Malaysian experience. This book complements and does not replace standard text book on clinical method.< Less