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Blood pressure

Blood pressure

By: Infinite Ideas; Dr Rob Hicks

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

Publication Date: 12-DEC-2011

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High blood pressure affects nearly one in three women and two in five men, and is a major contributor to strokes and heart disease. But how much do we really know and understand about the causes of high blood pressure and what can be done to control it? With the perfect mixture of medical and practical advice, Dr Rob Hicks' Blood pressure helps you to understand the problems and recognise the dangers, while also offering techniques to ensure that you stay on top of hypertension. ...

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Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Organic Chemistry I For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 21-APR-2014

Insert Date: 09-MAY-2014

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The easy way to take the confusion out of organic chemistry Organic chemistry has a long-standing reputation as a difficult course. Organic Chemistry I For Dummies takes a simple approach to the topic, allowing you to grasp concepts at your own pace. This fun, easy-to-understand guide explains the basic principles of organic chemistry in simple terms, providing insight into the language of organic chemists, the major classes of compounds, and top trouble spots. You'll also get the nuts and bolts of tackling organic chemistry problems, from knowing where to start to spotting sneaky...

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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 17-MAR-2014

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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps take the guesswork out of solving math equations and will have you unraveling the mystery of FOIL in no time. Whether you need to brush up on the basics of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division or you're ready to tackle algebraic expressions and equations, this handy workbook will demystify math so you can get back to having fun in math class. Properly use negative numbers, units, inequalities, exponents, square roots, and absolute value Round numbers and estimate answers Solve problems with...

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Physics I Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Physics I Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 31-MAR-2014

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Unleash your inner Einstein and score higher in physics Do you have a handle on basic physics terms and concepts, but your problem-solving skills could use some static friction? Physics I Workbook For Dummies helps you build upon what you already know to learn how to solve the most common physics problems with confidence and ease. Physics I Workbook For Dummies gets the ball rolling with a brief overview of the nuts and bolts of physics (i.e. converting measure, counting signification figures, applying math skills to physics problems, etc.) before getting in the nitty gritty. If you're...

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From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0

From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0

By: Hervé Basset; David Stuart; Denise Silber

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2012

Insert Date: 02-MAY-2014

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Science 2.0 uses the resources of Web 2.0 to communicate between scientists, and with the general public. Web 3.0, in turn, has brought disruptive technologies such as semantic search, cloud computing and mobile applications into play. The term Pharma 3.0 anticipates the future relationship between drug makers and doctors with their patients in light of such technology. From Science 2.0 to Pharma 3.0 examines these developments, discussing the best and worst of Web 2.0 in science communication and health. Successes such as the Open Access phenomena and also less successful networks are...

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Records Management for Museums and Galleries

Records Management for Museums and Galleries

By: Charlotte Brunskill; Sarah Demb

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 27-APR-2012

Insert Date: 02-MAY-2014

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The systematic management of records is an important activity for ‘information businesses’ such as museums and galleries, but is not always recognized as a core function. Record keeping activities are often concentrated on small groups of records, and staff charged with managing them may have limited experience in the field. Records Management for Museums and Galleries offers a comprehensive overview of records management work within the heritage sector and draws on over a decade of experience in applying fundamental principles and practices to the specific circumstances of museums. It...

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Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times

By: Nevenka Zdravkovska

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 22-AUG-2011

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Are academic branch libraries going to be extinct in the near future? In these difficult economic times, when collections are digitized rapidly, is there still a need for a separate unit within proximity to the department, school, or college with a subject-based or subject-specific collection? Academic Branch Libraries in Changing Times gives a brief historical overview of the role of a branch academic library. It reviews the current situation from a practitioner’s point of view and suggests solutions for the future. Provides practical and realistic solutions to academic libraries that...

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Information Literacy Instruction

Information Literacy Instruction

By: John Walsh

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 28-SEP-2011

Insert Date: 02-MAY-2014

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An invaluable guide for MLS professionals and students, this new book explains how librarians can select an effective method of library instruction based on their users, the objectives of the instruction and the delivery environment. The content describes the different methods available and in what circumstances the methods are most effective. It includes descriptions of curriculums for the methods currently available and describes a range of objectives the curriculums meet and the common environments librarians use for instruction. Information Literacy Instruction also introduces two new...

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Understanding Librarians

Understanding Librarians

By: Barbara Hull

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 05-AUG-2011

Insert Date: 02-MAY-2014

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Aimed at professionals and trainee professionals within the library and information service (LIS) fields, this book reminds the reader of the frequently ignored communication-gulf between the professional and the layman, and in particular the lack of true communication between LIS professionals and the user. It focuses especially on ‘non-standard’ users, such as non-native speakers or those with some disability. The author provides accessible examples of good practice, assesses their degree of success and suggests further ways to improve performance in information provision. Written by...

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From Lending to Learning

From Lending to Learning

By: Rónán O'Beirne

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2010

Insert Date: 02-MAY-2014

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From Lending to Learning provides a theoretical overview and practical guide to the functional area of delivering learning services within public libraries. It traces the development of public library service delivery and critically appraises the inherent tension between offering an educational-focused or leisure-focused library. The current and future policy directions are explored against the backdrop of the emerging learning society. A general overview of recent developments in learning theory is followed by an insight into the learning landscape. The issues and practicalities of...

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Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and (Opto)Electronic Devices

Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and (Opto)Electronic Devices

By: O Ostroverkhova

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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Small molecules and conjugated polymers, the two main types of organic materials used for optoelectronic and photonic devices, can be used in a number of applications including organic light-emitting diodes, photovoltaic devices, photorefractive devices and waveguides. Organic materials are attractive due to their low cost, the possibility of their deposition from solution onto large-area substrates, and the ability to tailor their properties. The Handbook of organic materials for optical and (opto)electronic devices provides an overview of the properties of organic optoelectronic and...

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Open Source Software in Life Science Research

Open Source Software in Life Science Research

By: L Harland; M Forster

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2012

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The free/open source approach has grown from a minor activity to become a significant producer of robust, task-orientated software for a wide variety of situations and applications. To life science informatics groups, these systems present an appealing proposition - high quality software at a very attractive price. Open source software in life science research considers how industry and applied research groups have embraced these resources, discussing practical implementations that address real-world business problems. The book is divided into four parts. Part one looks at laboratory...

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Matlab® in Bioscience and Biotechnology

Matlab® in Bioscience and Biotechnology

By: L Burstein

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Publication Date: 05-JUN-2011

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MATLAB® in bioscience and biotechnology presents an introductory Matlab course oriented towards various collaborative areas of biotechnology and bioscience. It concentrates on Matlab fundamentals and gives examples of its application to a wide range of current bioengineering problems in computational biology, molecular biology, bio-kinetics, biomedicine, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. In the last decade Matlab has been presented to students as the first computer program they learn. Consequently, many non-programmer students, engineers and scientists have come to regard it as...

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Making a Collection Count, 2nd Edition

Making a Collection Count, 2nd Edition

By: Holly Hibner; Mary Kelly

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

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Library collection management is a vital part of any library’s operations. Making a Collection Count takes a holistic look at library collection management, connecting collection management activities and departments, and instructs on how to gather and analyse data from each point in a collection’s lifecycle. Relationships between collections and other library services are also explored. The result is a quality collection that is clean, current, and useful. The second edition includes expanded information on collection metrics, digital collections, and practical advice for managing...

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The Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System, 2nd Edition

The Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System, 2nd Edition

By: M. P. Satija

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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The Dewey Decimal Classification system (DDC) is the world’s most popular library classification system. The 23rd edition of the DDC was published in 2011. This second edition of The Theory and Practice of the Dewey Decimal Classification System examines the history, management and technical aspects of the DDC up to its latest edition. The book places emphasis on explaining the structure and number building techniques in the DDC and reviews all aspects of subject analysis and number building by the most recent version of the DDC. A history of, and introduction to, the DDC is followed by...

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The Patron-Driven Library

The Patron-Driven Library

By: Dee Ann Allison

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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Libraries in the USA and globally are undergoing quiet revolution. Libraries are moving away from a philosophy that is collection-centered to one focused on service. Technology is key to that change. The Patron Driven Library explores the way technology has moved the focus from library collections to services, placing the reader at the center of library activities. The book reveals the way library users are changing, and how social networking, web delivery of information, and the uncertain landscape of e-print has energized librarians to adopt technology to meet a different model of the...

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Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries

Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries

By: Stephen Mossop

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 29-JAN-2013

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Academic libraries undergo episodes of strategic change. Transformational change may be seen as fundamentally different from other kinds of change. A part of this process is often deep level cultural change. At the individual level this may be traumatic, but at the strategic level, such change can prove essential. Achieving Transformational Change in Academic Libraries explores the purpose and nature of ‘Transformational Change’ and its exponents, and discusses the benefits and limitations of its place in an academic library setting. The title is divided into five chapters, covering: a...

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Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage

Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage

By: Kim Baker

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 11-MAR-2013

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There is a complex and contested terrain of cultural heritage in the library, archive and museum context. Information Literacy and Cultural Heritage explores this landscape and covers perspectives from museums, archives and libraries, highlighting the role of memory and contested history in the collection, description and presentation of cultural heritage. The book argues that the convergence of libraries, archives and museums in digital preservation should be extended to include the development of combined lifelong learning programmes, teaching both information literacy skills and...

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Library Scholarly Communication Programs

Library Scholarly Communication Programs

By: Isaac Gilman

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 31-OCT-2013

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Libraries must negotiate a range of legal issues, policies and ethical guidelines when developing scholarly communication initiatives. Library Scholarly Communication Programs is a practical primer, covering these issues for institutional repository managers, library administrators, and other staff involved in library-based repository and publishing services. The title is composed of four parts. Part one describes the evolution of scholarly communication programs within academic libraries, part two explores institutional repositories and part three covers library publishing services. Part...

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Archives and Societal Provenance

Archives and Societal Provenance

By: Michael Piggott

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

Publication Date: 22-OCT-2012

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Records and archival arrangements in Australia are globally relevant because Australia’s indigenous people represent the oldest living culture in the world, and because modern Australia is an ex-colonial society now heavily multicultural in outlook. Archives and Societal Provenance explores this distinctiveness using the theoretical concept of societal provenance as propounded by Canadian archival scholars led by Dr Tom Nesmith. The book’s seventeen essays blend new writing and re-workings of earlier work, comprising the fi rst text to apply a societal provenance perspective to a national...