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Essential Guide to Becoming a Doctor

by Richard Harrison Adrian Blundell Benjamin W. Turney

All you need to know about becoming a doctor in the UKThis book contains all the help you need to become a doctor. From applying to medical school through to choosing your specialty, you can find out: How to choose a medical schoolHow to get into medical schoolHow to survive as a medical studentAll about electivesWhat life is like as a doctorAs well as easy to follow information on choosing, getting into - and surviving - medical school, junior doctors in different specialties provide unique insight with firsthand accounts of what the job is like in real life, to help you plan and decide your future career path. Included in this fully updated third edition is the latest information on admission tests, an admission table with practical details about each medical school (as well as greater coverage of graduate medical schools), making this now even more comprehensive for everyone planning a career in medicine.

The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse

by Ian Peate

Written specifically for graduating students and newly registered nurses, this essential handbook will help you navigate the transition from student to registered practitioner. Providing you with the key knowledge to help consolidate your degree course, The Essential Guide to Becoming a Staff Nurse will enable you to become an autonomous and accountable practitioner. Covering everything the newly registered nurse needs to know, this handy book explores: How to get the job you want The role and function of the staff nurse Accountability and delegation Working with patients and their families Becoming a manager Continuing professional and personal development With activities, practical hints and tips throughout, this accessible aide-memoire will provide indispensable support for newly registered nurses in all fields.

Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws

by Lisa Guerin

The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws explains the 20 most important federal laws dealing with employment issues a must have book for any HR professional, manager or entrepreneur. Get the facts on: . which business must comply with each law . where to find the text of each law . which federal agency enforces each law . what each law allows and prohibits . practical tips to remain within the scope of the law . resources for further research and information Find the information you need about these major laws in plain English: . Americans With Disabilities Act . Age Discrimination in Employment Act . Equal Pay Act . Family and Medical Leave Act . Pregnancy Discrimination Act . and much more Stay ahead of the game and protect your company and yourself get The Essential Guide to Federal Employment Laws. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest laws and U.S. Supreme Court decisions, including new information on the expansion of FMLA provisions on military leave, ADA regulations, discrimination, and reforms to the Sarbanes Oxley Act.

Essential Guide to Handguns: Firearm Instruction for Personal Defense and Protection

by Stephen R. Rementer Bruce N. Eimer

Explanation of who should and shouldn't consider handguns or other firearms for personal protection, family defense, legal, physical and ethical ramifications of ownership and use. How to select equipment with explanation of guns, methods of carrying, safety and ease-of-use. Explanations of legalities of ownership and usage. Those who find this book interesting may also want to read "Armed Response: A Comprehensive Guide to Using Firearms for Self-Defense," which is also available from Bookshare.

The Essential Guide to Investing in Precious Metals

by David L. Ganz

Gold. Silver. Platinum. Palladium. Want more than a piece of paper with a stock number on it to show for your investment? Then learn about all the ways you can add precious metals to your portfolio. Gold and silver have been king and queen of metals for centuries. Today, they are joined by platinum and palladium in the precious metals arena. They are traded in the form of bars, rounds and ingots, tangible assets you can see and touch.

The Essential Guide to Investing in Precious Metals: How to Begin, Build and Maintain a Properly Diversified Portfolio

by David L. Ganz

Want more than a piece of paper with a stock number on it to show for your investment? Then learn about all the ways you can add precious metals to your portfolio. Gold and silver have been king and queen of metals for centuries. Today, they are joined by platinum and palladium in the precious metals arena. They are traded in the form of bars, rounds and ingots, tangible assets you can see and touch.

An Essential Guide to Public Speaking: Serving Your Audience with Faith, Skill, and Virtue

by Quentin Schultze

Whether at a business meeting, church gathering, or social function, most of us will be called upon at some time to speak publicly. As Christians, we are called to speak not only with effectiveness but also in a way that honors God and embodies Christian virtue. In An Essential Guide to Public Speaking, communications expert Quentin Schultze encourages readers to become servant speakers who faithfully serve their audiences as neighbours. Besides providing a biblical perspective on public speaking, this accessible book also covers such practical topics as overcoming common challenges, the importance of listening, and the art of preparing and delivering well-crafted speeches. Filled with helpful sidebars, checklists, and tips, this is a book for any person who wishes to improve his or her public speaking skills.

The Essential Guide to Rhetoric

by William M. Keith Christian O. Lundberg

Gaining an understanding of rhetorical theory and its practical applications is a critical component to effective and competent communication. The Essential Guide to Rhetoric provides an accessible and balanced overview of the core historical and contemporary theories. It uses concrete, relevant examples and jargon-free language to bring these concepts to life. The guide helps students move from concept to action with discussions of invention, the traditions of trope, argument and speech, among others. This handy guide is an excellent addition to the public speaking class, extending and deepening crucial concepts, and an indispensable supplement to the rhetorical theory class.

The Essential Guide to Warfare: Star Wars

by Jason Fry Paul R. Urquhart

THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE INTERGALACTIC BATTLEFIELD Like many a great epic, Star Wars is rooted in a rich history of armed conflict. Now, for the first time, the facts, figures, and fascinating backstories of major clashes and combatants in the vast Star Wars universe have been documented in one fully illustrated volume. Extensively researched and inventively written, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare combines action-filled narrative with encyclopedic knowledge that: * explores notable military units and groups* traces the development of significant armaments and technologies* profiles key warship classes, ground units, and manufacturers* provides capsule biographies of great military leaders* presents eyewitness troopers' accounts of combat* plus--enough additional profiles, intel, history, and lore to span the cosmos! Encompassing all of the Star Wars media, including the legendary films, the hit TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the bestselling books, comics, and videogames, and packed with original full-color artwork, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare is a conquering achievement.

Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations, The

by Lisa Guerin

Investigate and resolve common workplace complaints and problems The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations is both a legal and practical book, packed with tips and strategies that will help you sort out your workplace problems, quickly, and effectively. Use this affordable, step by step guide to investigate and resolve every kind of workplace problem, including common issues such as harassment, employee theft, and workplace violence. This thorough guide provides all the plain English forms, sample policies, checklists, and sample documentation that managers, supervisors, business owners, and human resources professionals need to conduct a successful investigation that will stand up in court. Get the facts on: . deciding whether to investigate . choosing an investigator . interviewing and gathering evidence . evaluating the evidence . documenting the investigation . taking action and following up This edition of The Essential Guide to Workplace Investigations incorporates the latest legal developments in employment law, including changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and important Supreme Court decisions on discrimination, retaliation, and more. Plus, you'll get all the legal forms you need, as well as sample audio interviews and scenarios. Forms are available to download at nolo.com.

The Essential Guide to Workplace Mediation and Conflict Resolution

by Nora Doherty Marcelas Guyler

The Essential Guide to Workplace Mediation and Conflict Resolution examines the nature, process, uses and skills for employing and using mediation. The authors examine what mediation is and how it can be successfully applied to resolve issues, by presenting a range of techniques and case studies. Applicable to not only one-on-one conflict, but also at team and board room level, this is the book for you whether you are in the front line and have to anticipate, pre-empt or defuse conflicts in support of productive working relationships, are already a mediator or are training to become one.

The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guide

by Barry Fox George T. Grossberg

IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS OF MIXING HERBS, DRUGS, AND VITAMINS, YOU'RE PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK. Did you know that . . . Using echinacea to ward off a cold while you're taking Tylenol can severely damage your liver? Mixing kava kava and alcohol can be toxic? If you're diabetic and you take Panax ginseng, you can dangerously lower your blood sugar levels? Drinking green tea can lead to false-positive results for some forms of cancer? Taking St. John's wort while you're on birth control, prescription antidepressants, or certain heart medications can be deadly? These are just a few of the warnings you need to know. If you're one of the 60 million herb, vitamin, and supplement users in America, you need to know how to use herbs and supplements safely and effectively. The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guideprofiles 300 supplements and gives vital information regarding potentially dangerous interactions, possible side effects, and typical dosages. Written by a leading authority in the field and a veteran health writer,The Essential Herb-Drug-Vitamin Interaction Guideis organized alphabetically by herb, with an index of medications at the end of the book so you can instantly locate the information you need, Comprehensive, thoroughly researched, and easy to use, this is one health guide you can't afford to be without.

The Essential Hirschman

by Amartya Sen Albert O. Hirschman Emma Rothschild Jeremy Adelman

The Essential Hirschman brings together some of the finest essays in the social sciences, written by one of the twentieth century's most influential and provocative thinkers. Albert O. Hirschman was a master essayist, one who possessed the rare ability to blend the precision of economics with the elegance of literary imagination. In an age in which our academic disciplines require ever-greater specialization and narrowness, it is rare to encounter an intellectual who can transform how we think about inequality by writing about traffic, or who can slip in a quote from Flaubert to reveal something surprising about taxes. The essays gathered here span an astonishing range of topics and perspectives, including industrialization in Latin America, imagining reform as more than repair, the relationship between imagination and leadership, routine thinking and the marketplace, and the ways our arguments affect democratic life. Throughout, we find humor, unforgettable metaphors, brilliant analysis, and elegance of style that give Hirschman such a singular voice.Featuring an introduction by Jeremy Adelman that places each of these essays in context as well as an insightful afterword by Emma Rothschild and Amartya Sen, The Essential Hirschman is the ideal introduction to Hirschman for a new generation of readers and a must-have collection for anyone seeking his most important writings in one book.

The Essential Homebirth Guide: For Families Planning or Considering Birthing at Home

by Christiane Northrup Jane E. Drichta Jodilyn Owen

Birthing is a miraculous time when you and your baby will work together to bring about life. As you finally cradle your precious newborn in your arms, you should know deep in your soul that every decision that brought the two of you to this special moment was yours. More families than ever are choosing to birth at home. Midwives Jane E. Drichta and Jodilyn Owen answer questions about the kind of care, support, and information you need as you investigate whether this option is right for you. Birth can be an empowering and positive experience, and this book provides gentle guidance, with high regard for your wisdom and ability to successfully navigate your prenatal care, birth, and early mothering. Enriched with real birth stories from new mothers, The Essential Homebirth Guide offers thoughtful, compassionate advice on a wealth of birthing topics, including: * Building a supportive homebirth community * Caring for yourself and your baby from your pregnancy through the postpartum period * Communicating about your birthing plans with your midwife, your partner, and your family and friends * Deciding whether homebirth is safe for you * Educating yourself about common pregnancy-related issues * Preparing your home and your family for the big day

The Essential Homer: Selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey

by Stanley Lombardo

Selections from both the Iliad and the Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

The Essential Hospital Handbook: How to Be an Effective Partner in a Loved One's Care

by Patrick Conlon

Hospitalization is often as dismaying and frightening for family members as it is for the patient. And despite a heartfelt desire to understand what is happening and to comfort a sick or injured loved one, too often relatives and friends feel helpless and marginalized by the hospital system. This valuable book is the first to assist families and friends of adult patients to navigate the unfamiliar and intimidating territory of the hospital. It spells out in the clearest terms how a family can form a partnership with medical providers to ensure the best patient care possible. Patrick Conlon's inspiration for the book was the sudden, frightening hospitalization of his longtime partner, Jim, and his personal struggle to develop a useful role for himself as a caregiver. Here he provides the handbook he wishes he'd had when Jim was admitted to the hospital. Conlon offers encouragement, proven strategies, and straightforward advice-all with the goal of empowering others to become successful care partners at the bedside of their loved ones. Special features of the book:--Simple dos and don'ts to help you help your loved one and interact with hospital professionals--Handy tear-out checklists to fill in when consulting a surgeon, preparing for discharge, making a complaint, updating family and friends, and planning important meetings--Definitions of hospital jargon-terms, abbreviations, euphemisms, an acronyms--Sidebars with interesting facts: Can cell phones interfere with sensitive medical equipment? Why don't British doctors wear neckties? What's the average length of stay in an ICU?--Easy-to-use caregiver's chart and diary

Essential Indonesian

by Katherine Davidsen Iskandar Nugraha Katherine Ingham

A concise Indonesian phrase book and guide to Indonesian language, Essential Indonesian contains basic Indonesian vocabulary and grammar necessary for communicating in Indonesian.Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Phrasebooks Series, Essential Indonesian is a great first introduction and phrasebook for the language of Indonesia. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to Indonesia or for students who want to supplement their learning (and get an A in Indonesian!), this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Indonesian phrasebook or as an Indonesian to English Dictionary / English to Indonesian Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Indonesian without the need to say a single word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Indonesian again and again when visiting Indonesia and working or interacting with IndonesiansIn this book you will find:Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday useA glossary of over 200 terms and expressionsTerms and phrases covering essential aspects of traveling and living in IndonesiaLatest Indonesian vocabulary and phrases for smartphones, social media and more

Essential Infectious Disease Topics for Primary Care

by Ross H. Albert Neil S. Skolnik

This book provides an easy to use, practical, yet comprehensive resource for family practitioners to use in the daily struggle against infectious diseases. It discusses vaccines and preventive measures as well as information on how to reduce the incidence of antimicrobial-resistant organisms by judiciously prescribing antibiotics and informing patients about the appropriate use of these agents. This up-to-date overview is a one stop source for evidence-based guidelines.

Essential iOS Build and Release

by Ron Roche

Frustrated by the requirements for testing and distributing your iOS app? You're not alone. This concise book takes you step by step through the maze of certification and provisioning processes that have to happen before, during, and after development. You'll learn what's required to sign certificates, test your app on iOS devices, and release the finished product to the App Store. Whether you're a developer looking to spend more time coding and less time figuring out how to install your application, or a release engineer responsible for producing reliable builds, this guide will help you successfully navigate the build and release processes for your iOS app. Get an overview of the iOS Dev Center, including the iOS Provisioning Portal, Member Center, and iTunes Connect Create your App ID, and generate signing certificates for development and distribution Manage the provisioning profiles necessary to test your app on iOS devices Learn common scenarios for iOS Simulator, Ad Hoc, and App Store distribution builds Automate the process to continuously build, sign, and package your app(s) for distribution

The Essential Jack Reacher 12-Book Bundle

by Lee Child

"If you're a thriller fan and you're not reading the Reacher series . . . you're not a thriller fan."--Chicago Tribune Jack Reacher is the most compelling hero in action and suspense today--hailed by Stephen King as "the coolest continuing series character now on offer" and a household name for legions of fans who can't get enough of Lee Child's #1 bestsellers. "The truth about Reacher gets better and better."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times Once an elite military cop, Reacher is now a man with no phone, no address, and no ties anywhere. He wanders the land and lives in the moment--a cool-headed righter of wrongs who can't let the bad guys get away with anything. This addictive eBook bundle features twelve Reacher adventures, which can be read in any order. But fair warning: Once you start, you won't stop until you've finished them all. PERSUADER THE ENEMY ONE SHOT THE HARD WAY BAD LUCK AND TROUBLE NOTHING TO LOSE GONE TOMORROW 61 HOURS WORTH DYING FOR THE AFFAIR A WANTED MAN NEVER GO BACK Also includes the eBook short stories "Second Son," "Deep Down," and "High Heat" as well as a preview of the highly anticipated new Jack Reacher thriller, Personal! Praise for #1 bestselling author Lee Child and his Reacher series "Child is a superb craftsman of suspense."--Entertainment Weekly "Like his hero Jack Reacher, Lee Child seems to make no wrong steps."--Associated Press "Lee Child [is] the current poster-boy of American crime fiction."--Los Angeles Times "Indisputably the best escape artist in this escapist genre."--Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times "Jack Reacher is much more like the heir to the Op and Marlowe than Spenser ever was. . . . Reacher is as appealingly misanthropic as ever."--Esquire "For pure fun, the Reacher novels are easily the best thriller series going."--NPR "Widely admired by other writers as a master craftsman of action thrillers."--The Wall Street Journal "Implausible, irresistible Reacher remains just about the best butt-kicker in thriller-lit."--Kirkus Reviews

The Essential Jackie Chan Source Book

by Rovin

Jackie Chan-mania swept America when Rumble in the Bronx gave movie audiences a thrilling look at the athletic actor known for performing his own jaw-dropping stunts. The Essential Jackie Chan Sourcebook reveals everything you want to know about the dare-devil dynamo who is part Buster Keaton, part Bruce Lee, and a truly unique performer in his own right -- and whose devoted cult following is exploding into international stardom. With straight talk about his rise from Hong Kong's hometown hero to Hollywood megastar, get to know the professional and persoanl Jackie Chan through His revealing biography A complete filmography -- from his early roles to the recent star vehicles Operation Condor and Thunderbolt His peak performance workout His "Catalogue of Pain" -- from concussions to broken bones -- and his many stunt work near misses His awards and accolades Up-to-the-minute internet news and fan club information And much more! Forget Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Van Damme. There's only one Jackie Chan -- and only one complete guide to the ultimate action film phenomenon!

Essential Japanese

by Periplus Editors

A concise Japanese phrase book and guide to Japanese language, Essential Japanese contains basic vocabulary necessary for communicating in Japanese.Essential Japanese is a great first introduction and phrasebook for the Japanese language. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to Japan or for students who want to supplement their learning (and get an A in Japanese!), this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as a Japanese phrasebook or as a Japanese to English Dictionary / English to Japanese Dictionary. All words and phrases are also written in Japanese Kanji and Kana (hiragana and katakana). A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Japanese without the need to say a word. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Japanese again and again when visiting Japan and working or interacting with Japanese speakersIn this book you will find:Over 1500 practical sentences for everyday useA glossary of over 200 terms and expressionsLatest Japanese vocabulary and Japanese phrases for smart phones, social media and moreJapanese characters (kana and kanji) as well as Latin script (romanji)

The Essential Jazz Recordings

by Ross Porter

A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.Possibly the twentieth century's greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being recorded seemingly by almost every artist and band or trio, it's very hard to know where to start or to improve a CD collection. The Essential Jazz Recordings provides a trustworthy, concise guide, heavily skewed to Porter's personal favourites and showcasing Canadian talent where it's merited. With background information on the music, the artist, and the recording, Porter explains the unique merits of each recording, from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis, Billie Holiday to Diana Krall. With this guide, dedicated jazz aficionados can ensure a complete collection and novices can expand their knowledge. Both will hugely enjoy the musical riches in The Essential Jazz Recordings.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Essential Judaism: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs and Rituals

by George Robinson

What happens at a synagogue service? What are the rules for keeping kosher? How do I light the Hanukah candles? What is in the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish holidays signify? What should I be teaching my children about being Jewish? A landmark reference, here is an indispensable one-volume guide to the religious traditions, everyday practices, philosophical beliefs, and historical foundations of Judaism -- everything you need to know about being Jewish. In Essential Judaism, George Robinson has created the accessible compendium that he sought when he rediscovered his Jewish roots as an adult. Robinson illuminates the Jewish life cycle at every stage, and lays out many fascinating aspects of Judaism -- the Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and much more -- while keeping a firm focus on the different paths to living a good Jewish life in today's world.

The Essential Jung

by C. G. Jung Anthony Storr John Beebe

In this compact volume, British psychiatrist and writer Anthony Storr has selected extracts from Jung's writings that pinpoint his many original contributions and relate the development of his thought to his biography. Storr's explanatory notes and introduction show the progress and coherence of Jung's ideas. These notes link the extracts, and with Dr. Storr's introduction, they show the progress and coherence of Jung's ideas, including such concepts as the collective unconscious, the archetypes, introversion and extroversion, individuation, and Jung's view of integration as the goal of the development of the personality.Jung maintained that we are profoundly ignorant of ourselves and that our most pressing task is to deflect our gaze away from the external world and toward the study of our own nature. In a world torn by conflict and threatened by annihilation, his message has an urgent relevance for every thoughtful person.

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