Oxford Textbook of Medicine (Warrell, Oxford Textbook of Medicine)(3-Volume Set)

By David A. Warrell, Timothy M. Cox

The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the key overseas textbook of medication. unequalled in its assurance of the clinical points and medical perform of inner drugs and its subspecialties, it's a fixture within the places of work and wards of physicians all over the world. extra entire, extra authoritative, and extra overseas than the other textbook, it specializes in supplying sensible advice on medical administration and the prevention of disorder.

Three introductory chapters define a philosophy which has continually characterised the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. it's humane, thought-provoking, and goals to instill in readers an realizing of the position of medication in society, and the contribution it could make to the well-being of populations.

As continuously, there's specific assurance of all components of inner medication. the combination of easy technological know-how and scientific perform is exceptional and through the publication the results of study for clinical perform are defined. The middle scientific drugs sections supply in-depth assurance of the conventional distinctiveness parts. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine has unsurpassed info on infectious illnesses: the main complete assurance to be present in any textbook of medication. different sections of observe contain: discomfort; bioterrorism; forensic medication; clinical issues in being pregnant; go back and forth and excursion drugs; meals; using stem cells; regenerative medication, and psychiatry and drug-related difficulties as a rule scientific practice.

In reaction to distinctive study, there were great alterations to make sure that the Oxford Textbook of Medicine keeps to fulfill the wishes of its readers. New bankruptcy summaries provide obtainable overviews of the content material. All 2,500 illustrations and images are actually in complete colour, and a brand new layout guarantees that the textbook is simple to learn and to navigate. The evidence-base and references were solely overhauled.

And now, for the 1st time, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine comes in a web variation. Containing the whole textual content and the entire figures and illustrations, the web model has a transparent and easy-to-use interface with very good navigation and seek and read innovations. additionally, the net variation allows hyperlinks to resources of similar and additional analyzing through PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef. all of the figures are downloadable into Powerpoint; a great device whilst getting ready displays and lectures.

Purchasers of the print version of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine, 5th variation, may also be capable of buy entry to the net variation for a discounted cost by way of following the directions given within the book.

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Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars

By Lee Billings

An intimate background of Earth and the search for all times past the sun system

For 4.6 billion years our residing planet has been on my own in an enormous and silent universe. yet quickly, Earth's isolation may possibly come to an finish. over the last twenty years, astronomers have stumbled on hundreds of thousands of planets orbiting different stars. a few of these exoplanets will be replicate photos of our personal global. And extra are being came across all of the time.

Yet because the velocity of discovery accelerates, a solution to the universe's maximum riddle nonetheless continues to be simply out of achieve: Is the good silence and vacancy of the cosmos an indication that we and our international are in some way singular, exact, and profoundly on my own, or does it simply suggest that we’re searching for lifestyles in the entire incorrect locations? As star-gazing scientists come toward studying the reality, their insights are proving ever extra the most important to figuring out life’s elaborate mysteries and chances the following on Earth.

Science journalist Lee Billings explores the previous and way forward for the "exoplanet growth" via in-depth reporting and interviews with the astronomers and
planetary scientists at its vanguard. He recounts the tales at the back of their world-changing discoveries and captures the pivotal moments that drove them ahead of their ancient look for the 1st liveable planets past our sun procedure. Billings brings readers as regards to a variety of attention-grabbing characters, such as:

FRANK DRAKE, a pioneer who has used the world’s maximum radio telescopes to behavior the 1st searches for extraterrestrial intelligence and to transmit a message to the celebrities so robust that it in brief outshone our Sun.

JIM KASTING, a mild-mannered former NASA scientist whose examine into the Earth’s surroundings and weather unearths the private foundations of existence on our planet, foretells the tip of existence on the earth within the far-off destiny, and courses the planet hunters of their look for alien life.

SARA SEAGER, a visionary and iron-willed MIT professor who desires of escaping the sunlight method and development the enormous area telescopes required to find and learn life-bearing planets round thousands of the Sun’s neighboring stars.

Through those and different beautiful stories, Billings lines the triumphs, tragedies, and betrayals of the intense women and men looking lifestyles one of the stars. regardless of inadequate investment, clashing critiques, and the flaws of a few of our world’s such a lot well-liked and strong clinical corporations, those planet hunters won't leisure until eventually they locate the which means of existence within the countless depths of house. Billings emphasizes that the heroic quest for different Earth-like planets is not just a systematic pursuit, but additionally a mirrored image of our personal culture’s undying hopes and fears.


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The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses

By Chandler Burr

For so long as someone can take into account, a guy named Luca Turin has had an uncanny courting with smells. He has been in comparison to the hero of Patrick Süskind’s novel Perfume, yet his tale is in truth stranger, since it is correct. It issues how he made use of his strong presents to unravel one of many final nice mysteries of the human physique: how our noses work.

Luca Turin can distinguish the elements of almost any odor, from the world’s so much sophisticated perfumes to the air in a subway automobile at the Paris metro. A uncommon scientist, he as soon as labored in an unrelated box, notwithstanding he made a pastime of amassing fragrances. but if, as a lark, he released a suite of his studies of the world’s perfumes, the booklet hit the small, insular enterprise of fragrance makers like a thunderclap. who's this guy Luca Turin, they demanded, and the way does he recognize loads? The closed group of smell construction unfolded to Luca Turin, and he chanced on a incontrovertible fact that astonished him: nobody during this international knew how scent labored. Billions and billions of bucks have been spent growing scents in a fashion amounting to glorified trial and error.

The approach to the secret of each different human feel has resulted in the Nobel Prize, if no longer giant riches. Why, Luca Turin notion, may still scent be any assorted? So he gave his lifestyles to this nice puzzle. And in any case, exceptionally, it is going to look that he solved it. but if tremendously robust pursuits are threatened and nice reputations are at stake, Luca Turin realized, not anything is sort of what it seems.

Acclaimed author Chandler Burr has spent 4 years chronicling Luca Turin’s quest to solve the secret of the way our feel of odor works. What has emerged is a captivating, magical ebook that adjustments the way in which we predict approximately that quarter among our mouth and our eyes, and its profound, mystery carry on our lives.

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Genetic Twists of Fate (MIT Press)

By Stanley Fields

News tales file nearly day-by-day at the outstanding growth scientists are making in unraveling the genetic foundation of ailment and behaviour. in the meantime, new applied sciences are quickly lowering the price of studying a persons' own DNA (all six billion letters of it). in the subsequent ten years, hospitals may possibly current mom and dad with their newborn's entire DNA code with her footprints and APGAR ranking. In Genetic Twists of Fate, exceptional geneticists Stanley Fields and Mark Johnston support us make feel of the genetic revolution that's upon us. Fields and Johnston inform genuine existence tales that hinge at the inheritance of 1 tiny switch instead of one other in an individual's DNA: a mom wrongly accused of poisoning her younger son whilst the real killer was once a genetic illness; the monitor siren who may possibly now not consider her traces due to Alzheimer's illness; and the president who used to be taken care of with rat poison to avoid one other middle assault. In a fascinating and available type, Fields and Johnston clarify what our own DNA code is, how a number of alterations in its lengthy record of DNA letters makes every one people special, and the way that code affects our visual appeal, our habit, and our probability for such universal ailments as diabetes or cancer.

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Value-Free Science?: Ideals and Illusions

By Harold Kincaid, John Dupré, Alison Wylie

Harold Kincaid, John Dupré, Alison Wylie (Eds.)

It has lengthy been notion that technological know-how is our greatest desire for knowing goal wisdom, yet that, to bring in this promise, it needs to be price loose. issues aren't so easy, despite the fact that, as contemporary paintings in technological know-how reports makes transparent. The participants to this quantity examine the place and the way values are thinking about technology, and think about the results of this involvement for beliefs of objectivity.


"Historians of technology whose paintings has led them to puzzle over their very own and their old actors' judgments of the relatives among price and clinical truth will locate a lot of price here."--Alan Richardson, Isis

"A precious anthology of essays by way of modern philosophers."--Choice

"A good dependent and informative creation presents readers with heritage at the query of values in science.... a person who's attracted to the query of values in science...will locate Value-Free technological know-how? a important read."--Lisa Gannett, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews


Chapter 1. Introduction
Part I: Case stories
Chapter 2. truth and price, John Dupré
Chapter three. How should still Sociologists research Social Problems?, Michael Root
Chapter four. Coming to phrases with the Value(s) of technology: Insights from Feminist technology Scholarship, Lynn Hankinson and Allison Wylie
Chapter five. comparing Scientists, Brad Wray
Part II: proof and Values
Chapter 6. proof and price Freedom, Elliott Sober
Chapter 7. Rejecting the suitable of worth unfastened technology, Heather Douglas
Chapter eight. Is Logical Empiricism dedicated to the perfect of price unfastened Science?, John Roberts
Chapter nine. confident Empiricism and the position of Social Values in technology, Sherri Roush
Chapter 10. the price Ladenness of clinical wisdom, Gerald Doppelt
Chapter eleven. Contextualist Morals and technological know-how, Harold Kincaid

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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

By Mark Miodownik

New York Times Bestseller • New York Times extraordinary e-book 2014 • Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for technology Books

“A exciting account of the fashionable fabric world.” —Wall highway Journal

"Miodownik, a fabrics scientist, explains the historical past and technological know-how in the back of issues akin to paper, glass, chocolate, and urban with an infectious enthusiasm." Scientific American

Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any fabric glance and behave how it does? those are the kinds of questions that popular fabrics scientist Mark Miodownik consistently asks himself. Miodownik reports items as usual as an envelope and as unforeseen as concrete fabric, uncovering the interesting secrets and techniques that carry jointly our actual global. In Stuff Matters, Miodownik explores the fabrics he encounters in a customary morning, from the metal in his razor to the froth in his shoes. filled with mesmerizing stories of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff issues will make you spot stuff in a complete new way.

"Stuff issues is approximately hidden wonders, the stunning homes of fabrics we expect dull, banal, and unworthy of attention...It's attainable this technological know-how and those tales were informed somewhere else, yet just like the most sensible chocolatiers, Miodownik will get the combination right." New York instances e-book Review

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Intellectual Impostures

Whilst highbrow Impostures was once released in France, it despatched surprise waves throughout the Left financial institution institution. whilst it used to be released in Britain, it provoked vicious debate. Sokal and Bricmont research the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically divulge their abuse of technology.

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Auf dem Holzweg durchs Universum: Warum sich die Physik verlaufen hat

By Alexander Unzicker

In der Physik herrschen scheinbar goldene Zeiten. Raumsonden erforschen den Kosmos, Teilchenbeschleuniger den Urknall. Doch keine Disziplin treibt so seltsame Blüten: Spekulationen über Paralleluniversen etwa oder die String-Theorie, die mit Wissenschaft nicht mehr viel zu tun haben. Gleichzeitig sind grundlegende Fragen der Physik wie die nach der Masse noch immer unbeantwortet. Doch statt Lösungsansätze von Einstein oder Dirac aufzugreifen, verwendet guy lieber Milliarden auf die Suche nach neuen Teilchen und mutmaßt über verborgene Dimensionen. Alexander Unzicker liest der Physik die Leviten - und weist ihr den Weg aus dem Labyrinth, in dem sie sich verlaufen hat. Seine fundierte und packende examine beweist, dass die derzeitigen Theorien dem Kosmos mit seinen unendlichen Weiten nicht gerecht werden. "Unzicker ist ein naturwissenschaftlicher Ketzer. Und das meine ich als Kompliment!" Vince Ebert, Wissenschaftskabarettist

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Why Evolution Is True

By Jerry A. Coyne

"Coyne's wisdom of evolutionary biology is prodigious, his deployment of it as masterful as his contact is light." -Richard Dawkins

within the present debate approximately creationism and clever layout, there's a component of the debate that's hardly mentioned-the facts. but the facts of evolution by way of usual choice is significant, diverse, and sumptuous. during this succinct and available precis of the evidence aiding the speculation of usual choice, Jerry A. Coyne dispels universal misunderstandings and fears approximately evolution and obviously confirms the medical fact that helps this notable strategy of swap. Weaving jointly the various threads of contemporary paintings in genetics, paleontology, geology, molecular biology, and anatomy that display the "indelible stamp" of the procedures first proposed by way of Darwin, Why Evolution Is True doesn't target to turn out creationism fallacious. fairly, through the use of irrefutable facts, it units out to end up evolution correct.

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Theory and Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series)

By Peter Godfrey-Smith

How does technological know-how paintings? Does it let us know what the area is "really" like? What makes it varied from alternative routes of figuring out the universe? In Theory and Reality, Peter Godfrey-Smith addresses those questions by way of taking the reader on a grand travel of 1 hundred years of dialogue approximately technological know-how. the result's a totally obtainable creation to the most topics of the philosophy of science.

Intended for undergraduates and common readers without past history in philosophy, Theory and Reality covers logical positivism; the issues of induction and affirmation; Karl Popper's thought of technology; Thomas Kuhn and "scientific revolutions"; the perspectives of Imre Lakatos, Larry Laudan, and Paul Feyerabend; and demanding situations to the sphere from sociology of technology, feminism, and technology reviews. The e-book then seems to be in additional aspect at a few particular difficulties and theories, together with clinical realism, the theory-ladeness of commentary, clinical rationalization, and Bayesianism. ultimately, Godfrey-Smith defends a sort of philosophical naturalism because the top strategy to resolve the most difficulties within the field.

Throughout the textual content he issues out connections among philosophical debates and wider discussions approximately technology in contemporary a long time, akin to the notorious "science wars." Examples and asides have interaction the start scholar; a word list of phrases explains key thoughts; and proposals for extra examining are incorporated on the finish of every bankruptcy. in spite of the fact that, this can be a textbook that does not believe like a textbook since it captures the ancient drama of adjustments in how technological know-how has been conceived over the past 100 years.

Like no different textual content during this box, Theory and Reality combines a survey of modern historical past of the philosophy of technological know-how with present key debates in language that any starting pupil or severe reader can follow.

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