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Exploring Chemical Analysis

Exploring Chemical Analysis provides an ideal one-term introduction to analytical chemistry for students whose primary interests generally lie outside... of chemistry. Combining coverage of all major analytical topics with effective problem-solving methods, it teaches students how to understand analytical results and how to use quantitative manipulations, preparing them for the problems they will encounter in fields from biology to chemistry to geology. Consistent Approach to Problem Solving By providing Test Yourself questions (which break down problem-solving to more elementary steps) at the end of each worked example, students can check their understanding of the concepts covered in each worked example. Integrated Spreadsheet Applications The text can be used without ever opening a spreadsheet application, but the early introduction of spreadsheets allows more flexibility. Problems marked with a spreadsheet icon denote problems that can be answered with a spreadsheet. Chapter Openers show the relevance of analytical chemistry to the real world and to other disciplines of science. New Applications through the book include: * solid-phase extraction for the measurement of caffeine * measuring the common cold virus with an imprinted polymer on a quartz crystal microbalance * a precipitation titration conducted on the Phoenix Mars Lander * updated classroom data from a saltwater aquarium * microdialysis in biological sampling, measuring pH of oceans and rivers by spectrophotometry with indicators * continued highlighting of the effects of increasing carbon dioxide in the air and ocean * a description of the lithium-ion battery * how perchlorate was discovered on Mars with ion-selective electrodes * protein immunosensing with solid-state ion-selective electrodes * X-ray photoemission from the peeling of tape * how a home pregnancy test works * laser-ablation atomic emission on Mars * lead isotopes in archaeology * bisphenol A in food containers * measuring trans fat in food with an ionic liquid gas chromatography stationary phase * chromated copper arsenate preservative in wood * preconcentration of trace elements from seawater * simultaneous separation of anions and cations * detecting contaminated heparin * DNA profiling with a lab on a chip New topics in this edition include: * The F test for comparison of variance is introduced early in the chapter on statistics. * The meaning of statistical hypothesis testing is explained with an example from epidemiology. * Propagation of uncertainty for pH is described. * New topics in liquid chromatography include ultra-performance liquid chromatography, superficially porous particles, hydrophilic interaction chromatography, a waveguide absorbance detector, and an illustration of the charged aerosol detector. * An improved diagram showing the working of an electronic balance and a photograph of the optical train of an ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometer are included. Updated instructions for Excel spreadsheets to Excel 2007.
 

Nursing Informatics And The Foundation Of Knowledge

Completely Updated, The Second Edition Of Nursing Informatics And The Foundation Of Knowledge Covers The History Of Healthcare Informatics, Current... Issues, Basic Informatics Concepts, And Health Information Management Applications. The Text Includes Key Terms, Case Studies, Best Practice Examples, Critical Thinking Exercises, And Web Resources.
 

Davis's Q&A for the NCLEX-RN?(R) Examination

MAC/PC Compatible CD is available upon request. Please contact Customer Service at 1-800-323-3555 Based on the new NCLEX-RN Test Plan! A complete... roadmap to NCLEX-RN success! Three distinct sections in the book plus a bonus CD-ROM show you the way. Step 1 is an orientation and review of test-taking strategies with guidance for international and repeat test-takers. Step 2 consists of 60 practice tests over six chapters, all with NCLEX descriptors. Each chapter corresponds to one the exam s major subject areas, fundamentals, medical-surgical, ob/newborn, pediatric, mental health, and gerontological nursing. Each chapter also features specialized, stand-alone tests for pharmacology, management of care, and cultural diversity. Step 3 is two comprehensive exams that test mastery of all subject areas covered in the book and on the NCLEX-RN. "I really enjoyed the Kathy Ohman's Davis's Q A for the NCLEX-RN Examination book. I never used NCLEX books to study for my nursing finals, but in my second to last semester I did, and received a 98% on my exam. I contribute that grade to the high cognitive level questions found in this book." Joe Bragg, Student Nurse at Valencia College, FL "I have 12 weeks until graduation which means I will be taking the NCLEX very soon. I love this book! I think the number one thing that I like is having the answers on the same page. In all of the other books that I have this is not the case, and I am constantly flipping pages to find the answers." Chelsea Monaco, Student Nurse at Valencia College, FL Click Here for a Special Mail-In Rebate Offer
 

Social Psychology: Goals in Interaction (5th Edition)

Amazing deeds of heroism and horrific acts of terrorism. Undying love, friendships gone wrong, and inspirational leadership. Social Psychology:... Goals in Interaction introduces the student to the fascinating mysteries of social behavior. By revealing the motives behind social behavior-why people love, hate, lead, and follow, for example-and bridging the person and the social situation, KNC actively engages the students' natural curiosity while providing the only textbook with a truly integrative, coherent approach. A unique integrated approach to social behavior: What do terrorist bombings, testosterone, one-minute "hurry dates," Facebook, and political smear campaigns have to do with one another? Social Psychology textbooks typically provide a laundry list of interesting, but disconnected facts and theories. This standard approach grabs interest but falls short as a way to learn. Kenrick, Neuberg, and Cialdini instead provide an integrative approach, one that both builds upon traditional lessons learned by the field and pushes those lessons to the cutting-edge. By organizing each chapter around the two broad questions?"What are the goals that underlie the behavior in question?" and "What factors in the person and the situation connect to each goal?" ?the book presents the discipline as a coherent framework for understanding human behavior. Expanding the integrative theme in this edition, KNC highlights social psychology as the ultimate bridge discipline?connectingthe different findings and theories of social psychology, exploring the field's links to other areas of psychology (e.g., clinical, organizational, and neuroscience), and bridging to other important academic disciplines (e.g., anthropology, biology, economics, medicine, and law). Opening mysteries: Each chapter begins with a mystery, designed not only to grab student interest, but also to organize the ensuing discussion of scientific research: Why did the beautiful and talented artist Frida Kahlo fall for the much older, and much less attractive, Diego Rivera, and then tolerate his numerous extramarital affairs? What psychological forces led the Dalai Lama, the most exalted personage in Tibet, to forge a lifelong friendship with a foreign vagabond openly scorned by Tibetan peasants? Why would a boy falsely confess to murdering his own mother?
 

Abnormal Psychology

The eighth edition of the bestselling Abnormal Psychology engages students with its integrated coverage of theory, diagnosis, and treatment; its... inclusive wide-ranging cross-cultural perspective, and its focus on the real-life impact of mental illness. Containing the latest research, Abnormal Psychology returns in a timely new edition.
 

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Mark Twain once observed, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on." His observation rings true: Urban... legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus public-health scares circulate effortlessly. Meanwhile, people with important ideas?business people, teachers, politicians, journalists, and others?struggle to make their ideas "stick." Why do some ideas thrive while others die? And how do we improve the chances of worthy ideas? In Made to Stick, accomplished educators and idea collectors Chip and Dan Heath tackle head-on these vexing questions. Inside, the brothers Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, such as applying the "human scale principle," using the "Velcro Theory of Memory," and creating "curiosity gaps."In this indispensable guide, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds?from the infamous "kidney theft ring" hoax to a coach's lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony?draw their power from the same six traits.Made to Stick is a book that will transform the way you communicate ideas. It's a fast-paced tour of success stories (and failures)?the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of "the Mother Teresa Effect"; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny, Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas?and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick.
 

Criminological Theory: Past to Present: Essential Readings

Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings, Fourth Edition, offers the most comprehensive overview of classic and contemporary theories... of crime. Edited by leading scholars Francis T. Cullen and Robert Agnew, it presents a wide range of readings, including original theory pieces. A brief yet detailed introduction frames each Part (and each reading), providing students with a "road map" as they explore the ongoing intellectual developments, diverse views, and continuing debates in the field of criminological theory.Building on the success of the third edition, the thoroughly updated and revised fourth edition includes:* Eight new readings (each with its own introduction)* Two new Parts (each with its own introduction): "Theories of White-Collar Crime" and "Putting Theory to Work: Guiding Crime Control Policy"Supplements * For adopting instructors: A new Instructor's Manual on CD, featuring a Test Bank with multiple-choice and essay questions, learning objectives, key words, discussion topics and exercises, and PowerPoint lecture slidesComprehensive enough for graduate students yet accessible enough for undergraduate students, Criminological Theory: Past to Present--Essential Readings, Fourth Edition, remains a solid introduction to the foundations of criminology--and to the competing theories that will shape thinking about crime in the years ahead.
 

The Expanded Family Life Cycle: Individual, Family, and Social Perspectives (4th Edition)

Now featured in a Classics Edition with a new Foreword by Donald Boch, The Expanded Family Life Cycle integrates theory and current research with... clinical guidelines and cases by two of the most-respected authors, teachers, and clinicians in the field of family therapy, Betty Carter and Monica McGoldrick. This classic Family Therapy text provides "and more comprehensive way to think about human development and the life cycle," reflecting changes in society away from orientation toward the nuclear family, toward a more diverse and inclusive definition of "family." This expanded view of the family includes the impact of issues at multiple levels of the human system: the individual, family households, the extended family, the community, the cultural group, and the larger society. The text features a ground-breaking integration of individual male and female development in systemic context; our increasing racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity; the emergence of men's movements and issues; the growing visibility of lesbian and gay families; and the neglected area of social class.
 

Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach (4th Edition)

Comprehensive presentation of substance abuse with the most recent issues in epidemiology, etiology, substance abuse policy, and treatment. ... The book looksat substance abuse from a systems perspective, It presents all major theories of addiction, as well as the major physiological and psychological results of substance abuse, including fetal alcohol syndrome. Coverage of the latest developments in treatment (including pharmacological approaches), recent research on treatment outcomes, and a comprehensive discussion of etiological theories, including genetics, is included. This edition contains an up-to-date discussion of the most recent trends in designer drugs to help explain the considerable frequency of changes in which drug use patterns occur. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand at-risk drinking and substance disorders, including how to identify these problems, how to intervene once they have been identified, and how to make referrals Identify approaches to help clients avoid or address substance use disorders Examine current information on the most rigorous scientific studies of treatment effectiveness Trace the development of new medication-assisted treatments Note: MySocialWorkLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySocialWorkLab, please visit: www.mysocialworklab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySocialWork (at no additional cost). VP: 0205206808
 

The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts

Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of... witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.