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February
MRI from Picture to Proton - Donald W. McRobbieMRI from Picture to Proton presents the basics of MR practice and theory in a unique way: backwards! The subject is approached just as a new MR practitioner would encounter MRI: starting from the images, equipment and scanning protocols, rather than pages of physics theory. The reader is brought face-to-face with issues pertinent to practice immediately, filling in the theoretical background as their experience of scanning grows. Key ideas are introduced in an intuitive manner which is faithful to the underlying physics but avoids the need for difficult or distracting mathematics. Additional
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February
The Stars: Their Structure and Evolution - Roger J. TaylerThis textbook gives a clear account of the manner in which knowledge in many branches of physics, such as gravitation, thermodynamics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics, can be combined to gain an understanding of the structure and evolution of stars. A major aim is to present the subject as one in which advances are still being made. The first half is an account of the observational properties of stars and a discussion of the equations that govern their structure. The second part discusses recent theoretical work on stellar evolution. The successes of the theory are stressed, but attention is
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February
The Western Medical Tradition: 800 BC to Ad 1800 - Lawrence I. Conrad, Michael Neve, Vivian Nutton, Roy Porter, Andrew WearWritten by members of the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, the world's leading centre for the history of medicine, this book surveys the Western medical tradition in all its aspects from the Greeks until 1800 AD, and in its transformations and transplantations into the world of Islam and the Americas. As well as describing the diseases, medical theories, and medical therapies of the past, it places them in a wide social context, and discusses religious and alternative healing as well as major advances in medicine, surgery. and pharmacology. It includes
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February
Stand-Out Shorts: Shooting and Sharing Your Films Online - Russell EvansMaking movies is no different than any other creative work - don't wait to be told you're good enough, just pick up a camera and start! Use this book to find out the essentials that work for most people, then go ahead and add your own ideas. Stand-Out Shorts is a distillation of the basics you need to know, packed into a small space. Road-tested by emerging filmmakers like you, this book offers real experience, real interviews and tried and tested ideas and techniques to offer the simplest, most direct way to get started making movies. Loaded with check lists, tools, handy reference charts, this
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February
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most - Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila HeenWhether you're dealing with an under performing employee, disagreeing with your spouse about money or child-rearing, negotiating with a difficult client, or simply saying "no, " or "I'm sorry, " or "I love you, " we attempt or avoid difficult conversation every day. Based on fifteen years of research at the Harvard Negotiation Project, Difficult Conversations walks you through a step-by-step proven approach to having your toughest conversations with less stress and more success. You will learn: -- how t start the conversation without defensiveness -- why what is not said is as important as what
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February
Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations - Angelika H. HofmannScientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations covers all the areas of scientific communication that a scientist needs to know and to master to successfully promote his or her research and career. This unique "all-in-one" handbook begins with a discussion of the basics of scientific writing style and composition and then applies these principles to writing research papers, review articles, grant proposals, research statements, and resumes as well as to preparing academic presentations and posters. FEATURES A practical presentation carefully introduces such basic
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February
University Physics - Harris BensonThis revised text has been designed to be used in a calculus-based introductory physics course for science and engineering students. The author offers fresh insights into many familiar topics, and stresses contemporary, experimental advances.
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February
Who Killed Jesus?: Exposing the Roots of Anti-Semitism in the Gospel Story of the Death of Jesus - John Dominic CrossanThe death of Jesus is one of the most hotly debated questions in Christianity today. In his massive and highly publicized The Death of the Messiah, Raymond Brown -- while clearly rejecting anti-Semitism -- never questions the essential historicity of the passion stories. Yet it is these stories, in which the Jews decide Jesus' execution, that have fueled centuries of Christian anti-Semitism. Now, in his most controversial book, John Dominic Crossan shows that this traditional understanding of the Gospels as historical fact is not only wrong but dangerous. Drawing on the best of biblical,
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February
Elements of the Nature and Properties of Soils - Nyle C. Brady, Ray R. WeilThis text opens students' eyes to the world of soils, and the principles that can be used to minimize the degradation and destruction of one of our most important natural resources.