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Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
Engineering & Technology
Simon & Schuster
Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovatorsis Walter Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really works. What talents allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their disruptive ideas into realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his exciting saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He then explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so creative. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity and teamwork, this book shows how they actually happen.
This is a visual presentation of Gynaecology aimed at undergraduate medical students. The highly effective format is ideal for examination preparation. Each page covers one topic with concise text and associated diagrams. Previously under the authorship of Hart and Norman, the new author has comprehensively revised the sixth edition of this very popular student text. The titles in the illustrated series are valued by students because of their visual presentation of information and are particularly effective for examination preparations. For the more traditional courses, this book will fulfil the role of a course text; for problem-based courses, it will be an excellent resource for problem-solving exercises. Entirely revised and updated, with revision focus on minimally invasive surgery hormone-replacement therapy imaging techniques and equipment risk-management NICE guidelines menorrhagia
This popular guide uses illustrations and concise, integrated text to describe the essentials of obstetric practice today. From the physiology of reproduction through antenatal care and disorders in pregnancy to labour and the puerperium period, readers will find an easy-to-grasp presentation of the field's most important issues.
Stay up to date on fast-changing areas of health care with the 75th-anniversary edition of this trusted medical dictionary. Expanded coverage familiarizes you with the most current medical terminology in evolving areas such as genetics, complementary therapies, and sports rehabilitation, while detailed illustrations help clarify definitions and ensure confident understanding.
This classic text sets a standard in this subject by outlining the scientific aspects that underlie pathological processes, relating these to specific organ systems and placing them all in a context that the student of medicine or pathology can appreciate, understand and enjoy. The clearly defined and easy-to-follow structure, enhanced by numerous photographs and explanatory line diagrams, focuses on core material without neglecting novel concepts and up-to-the-minute detail. A one-stop-shop in pathology, it reflects fully the integration of pathology into clinical teaching whether system or problem-based and will take the student right through medical school and beyond to postgraduate training.
Toohey's Medicine: A Textbook for Students in the Health Care Professions 15th Edition
Medicine & Nursing
In spite of recent changes in nurse education, nurses still need to know about medicine to understand their work with patients. This is the latest edition of what has become a popular and enduring nursing textbook. It is a short textbook of medicine written by medical experts but read by nurses. Nurses have consistently found this book invaluable because of the level at which the text is pitched. It has been written in consultation with nurses and covers exactly the medical knowledge that they require. These features make it still an ideal medical text for nurses as it: includes the medical knowledge nurses need; features a new team of contributors to widen input; is written in consultation with nurses to ensure the appropriateness of information; and, follows a new format and typeface - to increase readability.
Easy to read, superbly illustrated, and clinically relevant, Gray's Anatomy for Students, 4th Edition, is medical students' go-to text for essential information in human anatomy. This fully revised volume focuses on the core information students need to know, in an easy-access format and with additional multimedia tools that facilitate effective study and mastery of the material. A team of expert authors and global advisors share their extensive teaching and clinical experience, highlighted by more than 1,000 innovative, original illustrations throughout the text.
This book has been written for students taking welding courses at technical schools, colleges and other training institutions. It should also be of use to other courses where welding forms part of the studies, such as in construction and metalwork. Welding theory is structured around practical information and welding processes. This is supported by illustrations and examples of actual welding tasks and jobs. The underlying focus of this text is that of relating the principles of welding to actual practical situations. The "Motivate" series has been developed to meet the need for practical, appropriate and up-to-date technical and vocational core textbooks. The series is based on the principle that each book must be relevant to the needs of the reader, and contain all that is required for a comprehensive understanding and study of the subject area. Each title in the series highlights the key concepts; includes illustrations, examples and exercises; features end-of-chapter summaries allowing for self-check, followed by exercises and questions; answers to the questions and a list of keywords.
This text provides a comprehensive introduction to electricity and electronics for students at school or college and other institutions of education and training. The book covers various applications, experiments, demonstrations and circuits. The "Motivate" series has been developed to meet the need for practical, appropriate and up-to-date technical and vocational core textbooks. The series is based on the principle that each book must be relevant to the needs of the reader, and contain all that is required for a comprehensive understanding and study of the subject area. Each title in the series highlights the key concepts; includes illustrations, examples and exercises; features end-of-chapter summaries allowing for self-check, followed by exercises and questions; answers to the questions and a list of keywords.
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine International Edition Tenth Edition
Medicine & Nursing
Oxford University Press
Now in its tenth edition, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine has been fully revised, with five new authors on the writing team bringing content fresh from the bedside. Space has been breathed into the design, with more core material at your fingertips in quick-reference lists and flow diagrams, and key references have been honed to the most up-to-date and relevant. Each page has been updated to reflect the latest changes in practice and best management, and the chapters on gastroenterology, history and examination, infectious disease, neurology, and radiology have been extensively revised. Unique among medical texts, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a complete and concise guide to the core areas of medicine that also encourages thinking about the world from the patient's perspective, offering a holistic, patient-centred approach.
The fifth edition of Pharmaceutical Practice has been totally overhauled and restructured to bring the contents completely up to date and to reflect emerging new roles for pharmacists both within the traditional employment areas of hospital and community pharmacy, as well as other developing roles supporting the public health agenda, governance, risk management, prescribing and pharmacoeconomics. It covers a wide range of subjects relevant to pharmacy practice, including communication skills, managing a business, quality assurance, dispensing, calculations, packaging, storage and labeling of medicines, sterilization, prescriptions, hospital-based services, techniques and treatments, adverse drug reactions, cost-benefit, and medicines management.
The latest edition of this popular volume has been fully updated throughout to meet the needs of the 2018 NMC Standards of Proficiency. Richly illustrated throughout, the book comes with ‘real-life’ Case Studies to help readers contextualise and apply new information, pathophysiology to explain disease processes, enhanced discussion of pharmacology and medicines management to assist with ‘prescribing readiness’, and helpful learning features which include Key Nursing Issues and Reflection and Learning – What Next? Available with a range of supplementary online tools and learning activities, Alexander’s Nursing Practice, fifth edition, will be ideal for all undergraduate adult nursing students, the Trainee Nursing Associate, and anyone returning to practice.
Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine International Edition 23rd Edition
Medicine & Nursing
More than two million medical students, doctors and other health professionals around the globe have owned a copy of Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine since it was first published. Now in its 23rd Edition, this textbook describes the pathophysiology and clinical features of the most frequently encountered conditions in the major specialties of adult medicine and explains how to recognise, investigate, diagnose and manage them. Taking its origins from Sir Stanley Davidson's much-admired lecture notes, Davidson's has endured because it keeps pace with how modern medicine is taught and provides a wealth of information in an easy-to-read, concise and beautifully illustrated format. This book will serve readers everywhere as a core text that integrates medical science with clinical medicine, conveying key knowledge and practical advice in a highly accessible and readable format.
Edited by Adam Feather, FRCP, FAcadMEd; David Randall, MA, MRCP; and Mona Waterhouse, MA, MRCP. Contributors comprise consultants at the top of their fields, paired with younger doctors closer to the exam experience, to ensure authority and relevance. Enhanced e-book accompanies the print book, for ease of transportation and use on the move. International Advisory Board, led by Professor Janaka de Silva and Professor Senaka Rajapakse, provides guidance for global coverage from across the world. Contributions to the e-book by members of the International Advisory Board to amplify areas of clinical importance in their parts of the world. Now in its tenth edition, Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine is fully updated and revised under a new team of editors.
A Practical Approach to Motor Vehicle Engineering and Maintenance Third Edition
Engineering & Technology
Taylor & Francis
Fully updated and in line with the latest specifications, this textbook integrates vehicle maintenance procedures, making it the indispensable first classroom and workshop text for all students of motor vehicle engineering, apprentices and keen amateurs. Its clear, logical approach, excellent illustrations and step-by-step development of theory and practice make this an accessible text for students of all abilities. With this book, students have information that they can trust because it is written by an experienced practitioner and lecturer in this area. This book will provide not only the information required to understand automotive engines but also background information that allows readers to put this information into context. The book contains flowcharts, diagnostic case studies, detailed diagrams of how systems operate and overview descriptions of how systems work. All this is on top of step-by-step instructions and quick reference tables. Readers won't get bored when working through this book with questions and answers that aid learning and revision included.
The book provides well-balanced coverage of physical concepts, mathematical operations and practical demonstrations within the scope of Fluid Mechanics. The text provides a highly intuitive and practical understanding of the topics by excellent progression from physical concepts to engineering applications. The concepts have been presented in an unambiguous, precise and to the point manner.
Along with the clergy and legal professions, the health profession is one of the three noble professions. The profession sits at the most important place in any civilized and healthy nation. It is for this reason that members of this noble profession, like all organized professions. are regulated by ethics and rules of conduct. The lack of Zambian Literature and reading materials on the important field of health professionals in Zambia necessitated the writing of this book as ground-breaking reference material to spark the interest in the field which has somewhat been ignored. The mushrooming of teaching institutions that are established health-related courses calls for literature and reference material that can enlighten the health practitioner, student and members of the public on various obligations that each has.
Bailliere's Dictionary for Nurses and Health Care Workers: Twenty-Seventh International Edition
Medicine & Nursing
Bailliere's Dictionary for Nurses and Health Care Workers remains the nursing dictionary of choice throughout the world! The latest edition of this authoritative paperback has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs of nurses and health care workers in a variety of clinical settings. Published for the first time in full colour, the comprehensive dictionary entries are supplemented by common abbreviations, prefixes, suffixes and roots, together with units of measurement and tables of normal values. Other helpful appendices include nutrition, resuscitation, first aid, medicines control, the legal and professional framework of nursing, professional standards of practice and behaviour, immunization and vaccinations, prevention and control of infection, revalidation, and clinical supervision.
Ross & Wilson Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness 13th International Edition
Medicine & Nursing
The new edition of the hugely successful Ross and Wilson Anatomy & Physiology in Health and Illness continues to bring its readers the core essentials of human biology presented in a clear and straightforward manner. Fully updated throughout, the book now comes with enhanced learning features including helpful revision questions and an all-new art programme to help make learning even easier.