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The Language of Medicine, Ninth Edition

The market-leader in medical terminology, Chabner's popular, proven The Language of Medicine brings medical language to life and helps you develop the... understanding to communicate fluently in the healthcare setting. Terms and complex medical processes are accessible and easy to understand at all learning levels with an approach that explains terms in the context of anatomy and physiology, as well as how the body works in health and disease. Organized by body system, this combined text/workbook details additional key areas of health care, such as cancer and psychiatry, and is accompanied by full-color illustrations, exercises, and unique supplemental resources that reinforce your comprehension and help you establish the practical foundation for a successful career in healthcare. Clear, straightforward approach makes content easy to understand without any previous medical or scientific background. Text/workbook combination facilitates valuable independent study opportunities through labeling exercises, pronunciation tests, and review sheets. Practical case studies, vignettes, and exercises familiarize you with real-life applications of terminology. Full-color images reinforce anatomical and pathophysiological terms.Pronunciation of Terms list at the end of each chapter breaks down terms phonetically to help you master proper pronunciations. Medical report exercises in each chapter utilize chart notes, histories, and reports to give you practice working with realistic documents. Additional pathology photos clarify terminology and help you identify medical conditions you may encounter in practice. Updated content reflects the latest advances in digestive system operative procedures, the human genome project, normal values for tests in practical applications, and muscle function. The companion CD tests your ability to identify terms by their pronunciation and provides a fun, engaging way to review terms through games, study tips, photographs, video clips, and animations. A companion Evolve website enables you to assess your understanding with quizzes for each chapter that provide immediate feedback to help you identify specific areas for review.
 

Exploring Medical Language: A Student-Directed Approach, 8e

Master the medical terminology you'll need for success with this easy-to-use, objective-based approach! Focused on medical terminology and vocabulary,... Exploring Medical Language: A Student-Directed Approach, 8th Edition helps you understand complex medical terms using a proven step-by-step strategy, building each term from its foundation. With a logical, body-systems organization and engaging terminology exercises throughout, it's your key to communicating confidently and effectively with other health care professionals.Systematic approach to terminology equips you to recognize and define new terms as you encounter them and to build the medical vocabulary you'll need in the health care setting. Pronunciation key provides quick access to frequently referenced material. Case studies encourage critical thinking and challenge you to apply what you've learned to realistic scenarios. Complementary and Alternative Medicine boxes highlight words and phrases associated with this increasingly popular discipline. Terminology flash cards (409 cards) included with every book provide valuable review and self-assessment tools you can take anywhere for study on the go. Audio CDs, available at an additional charge and packaged either separately or with the book, help you perfect your pronunciation of difficult terms. Engaging study tools on a companion Evolve website reinforce your understanding through interactive exercises, the Body Spectrum A&P review program, and a 5,000-term English/Spanish glossary.Medical Terminology Online, available at an additional charge, gives you an enhanced learning experience with fully integrated online lessons, animations, slide shows, quizzes, exams, and more.Anatomy and physiology "boosters" on the companion Evolve website strengthen your understanding of important A&P concepts. Updated terms and abbreviations throughout the text keep you current with the latest advances in technology and changes in the health care industry. New illustrations clarify complex physiological processes and familiarize you with equipment you may encounter on the job.
 

Humanities through the Arts

Humanities Through he Arts, eighth edition, continues to explore the humanities with an emphasis upon the arts as an expression of cultural and personal... values, examining the relationship of the humanities to important values, objects and events. The book is arranged topically by art form from painting, sculpture, photography, and architecture to literature, music, theater, film, and dance. Intended for introductory-level, interdisciplinary courses offered across the curriculum in the Humanities, Philosophy, Art, English, Music, and Education departments, this beautifully illustrated text helps students learn how to actively engage a work of art.
 

Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 11th Edition

Designed for the one-semester anatomy and physiology course, Hole's Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology assumes no prior science knowledge and... supports core topics with clinical applications, making difficult concepts relevant to students pursuing careers in the allied health field. The unparalleled teaching system is highly effective in providing students with a solid understanding of the important concepts in anatomy and physiology. Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.
 

Understanding Architecture: Its Elements, History, And Meaning (Icon Editions)

This best-selling, illustrated survey of Western architecture is now fully revised throughout, explaining the structure, function, history, and meaning... of architecture in a way that is both accessible and engaging. The long-awaited second edition includes: new coverage on Postmodernism and its relationship to the Modernist era; a reorganization of Mesopotamian and Prehistoric architecture based on thematic lines of development; an expanded chapter on Medieval architecture, including developments from the end of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance; and an expanded art program that includes over 500 images in black and white and color. Understanding Architecture continues to be the only text in the field to examine architecture as a cultural phenomenon as well as an artistic and technological achievement with its straightforward, two-part structure: (1) The Elements of Architecture and (2) The History and Meaning of Architecture. Comprehensive, clearly written, affordable, and accessible, Understanding Architecture is a classic survey of Western architecture.
 

The Odyssey

Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and... Letters presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning new modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces, during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, is at once the timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. @IthacaStateOfMind Uh oh. This cave is a giant's lair. He has a taste for cheese, and my companions. He also has only one eye. Trying to keep from laughing. Got him drunk. Put a hot poker in his ONE EYE when he blacked out. That will show him ? if he could see. LOL. Time to leave. Damn. Poseidon pissed. How was I supposed to know One-Eye was his son? What Olympian whore did he sleep with to get an issue like that? From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
 

Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book... that seriously asks, ?What made these men great???and shows us, among many other things, just how much character did in fact matter. The life of each?Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison, Paine?is presented individually as well as collectively, but the thread that binds these portraits together is the idea of character as a lived reality. They were members of the first generation in history that was self-consciously self-made?men who understood that the arc of lives, as of nations, is one of moral progress.
 

American Horizons, Concise: U.S. History in a Global Context, Volume I: To 1877

American Horizons is the only U.S. History survey text that presents the traditional narrative in a global context. The seven-author team uses the... frequent movement of people, goods, and ideas into, out of, and within America's borders as a framework. This unique approach provides a fully integrated global perspective that seamlessly contextualizes American events within the wider world. The authors, all acclaimed scholars in their specialties, use their individual strengths to provide students with a balanced and inclusive account of U.S. history.Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, American Horizons illustrates the relevance of U.S. history to American students by centering on the matrix of issues that dominate their lives. These touchstone themes include population movements and growth, the evolving definition of citizenship, cultural change and continuity, people's relationship to and impact upon the environment, political and ideological contests and their consequences, and Americans' five centuries of engagement with regional, national, and global institutions, forces, and events. In addition, this beautifully designed, full-color book features hundreds of photos and images and more than one hundred maps.American Horizons contains ample pedagogy, including:* America in the World, visual guides to the key interactions between America and the world * Global Passages, which feature unique stories connecting America to the world* Visual Reviews providing post-reading summaries to help students to connect key themes or events within a chapter* Maps and Infographics that explore essential themes in new waysThe concise version of American Horizons has: * 10% fewer words than the comprehensive* 35% fewer images than the comprehensive* More compact size and design than the comprehensive
 

Hole's Human Anatomy & Physiology, 13th Edition

Learn. Practice. Assess. Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology was created for the introductory level student and assumes no prior science knowledge by... placing emphasis on the fundamentals. This new edition updates a great A&P classic while offering greater efficiencies to the user. The format for the 13th edition focuses on Learning Outcomes and Assessments. This will benefit the student along with the instructor. The 13th edition of Hole also continues to offer technology that combined with the text offer users an incredible Course Solution! Technology like Anatomy and Physiology Revealed and the new online Homework Manager bring unprecedented opportunities to the classroom whether on campus or at home! Users who purchase Connect Plus receive access to the full online ebook version of the textbook.
 

First Aid, CPR and AED Advanced

This manual is developed for use within advanced first aid, CPR, and AED training courses offered through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.... Based on the 2010 International Consensus Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC), Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED, Sixth Edition is ideal for use within college-level courses designed to certify individuals in first aid, CPR, and AED. More than a stand-alone text, this student manual is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that offers many resources to better support instructors and prepare students. This manual includes: Coverage of the 2010 CPR and ECC Guidelines: Clear, concise direction on how to perform CPR and use an AED during an emergency. Current information on injuries and illnesses: Core information for first aiders presented in a clear and straightforward format. Skill Drills: Offer step-by-step explanations and visual summaries of important skills. Emergency Care Wrap-Up Tables: Provide a concise summary of what signs first aiders should look for and what treatment steps they should take. This text is packaged with an access code which provides free admission to the Companion Website to complement Advanced First Aid, CPR, and AED, Sixth Edition. Your code provides access to a wealth of resources, including: Interactive Skill Drills; Skill Evaluation Sheets; Emergency Care Wrap-Up; Prep Kit; Assessment in Action; Check Your Knowledge