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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future What becomes of being human when we learn to read and write our own genetic information Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography of the gene as deft brilliant and illuminating as his extraordinarily successful biography of cancer Weaving science social history and personal narrative to tell us the story of one of the most important conceptual breakthroughs of modern times Mukherjee animates the quest to understand human heredity and its surprising influence on our lives personalities identities fates and choices Throughout the narrative the story of Mukherjee s own family with its tragic and bewildering history of mental illness cuts like a bright red line reminding us of the many questions that hang over our ability to translate the science of genetics from the laboratory to the real world In superb prose and with an instinct for the dramatic scene he describes the centuries of research and experimentation from Aristotle and Pythagoras to Mendel and Darwin from Boveri and Morgan to Crick Watson and Franklin all the way through the revolutionary... twenty-first century innovators who mapped the human genome As The New Yorker said of The Emperor of All Maladies It s hard to think of many books for a general audience that have rendered any area of modern science and technology with such intelligence accessibility and compassion An extraordinary achievement Riveting revelatory and magisterial history of a scientific idea coming to life and an essential preparation for the moral complexity introduced by our ability to create or write the human genome The Gene is a must-read for everyone concerned about the definition and future of humanity This is the most crucial science of our time intimately explained by a master more
The Official SAT Study Guide includes 4 official SAT practice tests created by the test maker As part of the College Board s commitment to transparency all four practice tests are available on the College Board s website but The Official SAT Study Guide is the only place to find them in print along with over 300 pages of additional instruction guidance and test information Launching in March 2016 the new SAT introduces new question formats and content Be ready with strategies and up-to-date information straight from the team that created the exam Students will gain valuable experience and raise their confidence by taking practice tests learning about test structure and gaining a deeper understanding of what is tested on the SAT The Official SAT Study Guide will help students get ready for the SAT with 4 official SAT practice tests written in the exact same process and by the same team of authors as the actual exam detailed descriptions of the math and evidenced based reading and writing sections of the SAT targeted practice questions for each SAT question type guidance on the new optional essay including practice essay questions with sample responses a review of math concepts tested in the exam test-taking approaches and... suggestions that underscore important points seamless integration with Khan Academy s free SAT practice resources scaled scoring for all 4 official SAT practice tests available in July on collegeboard orgThere s also a complete chapter on the new PSAT NMSQT which is aligned to the content and scores of the new SAT The new PSAT NMSQT also has over 180 million of scholarships connected to student performance This is the guide for the new SAT that launches in March 2016 and the new PSAT NMQST that launches in October 2015 more
New York Times Bestseller I would recommend this book to anyone interested in a fun engaging look at early human history you ll have a hard time putting it down --Bill Gates Thank God someone finally wrote this exact book --Sebastian JungerFrom a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity s creation and evolution a 1 international bestseller that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human One hundred thousand years ago at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth Yet today there is only one homo sapiens What happened to the others And what may happen to us Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach but Dr Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives connect past developments with contemporary concerns and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas Dr Harari also compels us to look... ahead because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us but also ourselves Where is this leading us and what do we want to become Featuring 27 photographs 6 maps and 25 illustrations diagrams this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond James Gleick Matt Ridley Robert Wright and Sharon Moalem more
More people get into medical school with a Kaplan MCAT course than all major courses combined Now the same results are available with Kaplan s MCAT Complete 7-Book Subject Review This book features thorough subject review more questions than any competitor and the highest-yield questions available The commentary and instruction comes directly from Kaplan MCAT experts and includes targeted focus on the most-tested concepts plus more questions than any other guide These prep books simulate better than anything else on the market the experience of a one-on-one session with our top-rated instructors Kaplan s MCAT Review offers UNPARALLELED MCAT KNOWLEDGE The Kaplan MCAT team has spent years studying every document related to the MCAT available In conjunction with our expert psychometricians the Kaplan team is able to ensure the accuracy and realism of our practice materials THOROUGH SUBJECT REVIEW Written by top-rated award-winning Kaplan instructors All material has been vetted by editors with advanced science degrees and by a medical doctor EXPANDED CONTENT THROUGHOUT While the MCAT has continued to develop this book has been updated continuously to match the AAMC s guidelines precisely no more worrying if your prep is... comprehensive MORE PRACTICE THAN THE COMPETITION With questions throughout the book and access to three practice tests Kaplan s MCAT Review has more practice than any other MCAT books on the market ONLINE COMPANION Access to online resources to augment content studying including three practice tests The MCAT is a computer-based test so practicing in the same format as Test Day is key TOP-QUALITY IMAGES With full-color 3-D illustrations charts graphs and diagrams from the pages of Scientific American Kaplan s MCAT Review turns even the most intangible complex science into easy-to-visualize concepts KAPLAN S MCAT REPUTATION Kaplan gets more people into medical school than all other courses combined more
This access kit will provide you with a code to get into MyMathLab a personalized interactive learning environment where you can learn mathematics and statistics at your own pace and measure your progress In order to use MyMathLab you will need a CourseID provided by your instructor MyMathLab is not a self-study product and does require you to be in an instructor-led course This product is for the national MyMathLab access kit If your school has a custom MyMathLab course the printed access card will not work MyMathLab includes Interactive tutorial exercises MyMathLab s homework and practice exercises are correlated to the exercises in the relevant textbook and they regenerate algorithmically to give you unlimited opportunity for practice and mastery Most exercises are free-response and provide an intuitive math symbol palette for entering math notation Exercises include guided solutions sample problems and learning aids for extra help at point-of-use and they offer helpful feedback when students enter incorrect answers eBook with multimedia learning aids MyMathLab courses include a full eBook with a variety of multimedia resources available directly from selected examples and exercises on the page You can link out to learning... aids such as video clips and animations to improve their understanding of key concepts Study plan for self-paced learning MyMathLab s study plan helps you monitor your own progress letting you see at a glance exactly which topics you need to practice MyMathLab generates a personalized study plan for you based on your test results and the study plan links directly to interactive tutorial exercises for topics you haven t yet mastered You can regenerate these exercises with new values for unlimited practice and the exercises include guided solutions and multimedia learning aids to give students the extra help they need NOTE Access codes can only be used one time If you purchased a used book that claimed that it included an access code your code may already have been used and it will not work again In this case you must purchase a new access code For Customer Technical Support go to http 247pearsoned custhelp com Phone Support 800-677-6337 Please note the packaging on this product has changed whether you receive the current cover or earlier cover the product is still the same more
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This new edition of the American Psychiatric Association s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-5 used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders is the product of more than 10 years of effort by hundreds of international experts in all aspects of mental health Their dedication and hard work have yielded an authoritative volume that defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses treatment and research This manual which creates a common language for clinicians involved in the diagnosis of mental disorders includes concise and specific criteria intended to facilitate an objective assessment of symptom presentations in a variety of clinical settings inpatient outpatient partial hospital consultation-liaison clinical private practice and primary care The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition is the most comprehensive current and critical resource for clinical practice available to today s mental health clinicians and researchers of all orientations The information contained in the manual is also valuable to other physicians and health professionals including psychologists counselors nurses and occupational and rehabilitation... therapists as well as social workers and forensic and legal specialists DSM-5 is the most definitive resource for the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders more
Often called the the best NCLEX exam review book ever Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination provides everything you need to prepare for the NCLEX exam - complete content review and over 5 100 NCLEX examination-style questions in the book and online Don t make the mistake of assuming the quality of the questions is the same in all NCLEX exam review books because only this book includes the kind of questions that consistently test the critical thinking skills necessary to pass today s NCLEX exam Even better all answers include detailed rationales to help you learn from your answer choices as well as test-taking strategies with tips on how to best approach each question Written by the most trusted name in NCLEX review Linda Anne Silvestri and updated to reflect the most current NCLEX test plan Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination 6th Edition is THE book of choice for NCLEX examination review But don t just take our word for it - read any customer review or ask your classmates to see why there s nothing else like it UNIQUE A detailed test-taking strategy and rationale is included for each question offering clues for analyzing and uncovering the correct answer option and guiding you to remediation in... Saunders Strategies for Test Success Passing Nursing School and the NCLEX Exam and Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Exam UNIQUE Priority Nursing Action boxes list actions for clinical emergent situations requiring immediate action including a detailed rationale and textbook reference All alternate item-format questions are included with multiple response prioritizing fill-in-the-blank figure illustration chart exhibit video and audio questions to provide practice with prioritizing decision-making and critical thinking skills UNIQUE Pyramid Alert boxes spotlight important nursing concepts and procedures and include tips and shortcuts for remembering key information Exam preparation chapters include test-taking strategies the CAT format transitional issues for the foreign-educated nurse and the NCLEX-RN exam from a new graduate s perspective A comprehensive exam consists of 85 questions that cover all content areas in the book and mirror the percentages identified in the NCLEX-RN examination test plan NEW and UNIQUE A summary of key changes to the 2013 NCLEX-RN test plan is included in the front of the book New More practice questions have been added to the book and online bringing the total to 5 172 questions New Tracking of practice results on the Evolve companion website makes it easy to check your progress more
The Publication Manual is the style manual of choice for writers editors students and educators Although it is specifically designed to help writers in the behavioral sciences and social sciences anyone who writes non-fiction prose can benefit from its guidance The newly-revised Sixth Edition has not only been rewritten It has also been thoroughly rethought and reorganized making it the most user-friendly Publication Manual the APA has ever produced You will be able to find answers to your questions faster than ever before When you need advice on how to present information including text data and graphics for publication in any type of format--such as college and university papers professional journals presentations for colleagues and online publication--you will find the advice you re looking for in the Publication Manual