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1491 (Second Edition)

By Charles C. Mann
  • ISBN Code: : 0307278182
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : History
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In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.

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This comprehensive, peer-reviewed resource sets the standard for nephrology nursing clinical practice. Written by experts in the field, the 2020 edition presents the newest information regarding kidney disease, its treatment, and the nursing care involved. New and updated content reflects current policy and terminology, including health information technology, collaboration with ESRD Networks, economics of ESRD reimbursement, nutritional needs of patients undergoing bariatric surgery, nutritional needs of pregnant patients, advance care planning, palliative care, and end-of-life care. The seventh edition contains almost 1,800 pages divided into two volumes, includes self-assessment questions, and provides more than 60 nursing continuing professional development contact hours and almost 12 pharmacology hours.

General Knowledge 2020-Competitive Exam Book 2021

By R.K. Saxena
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : 9353222125
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  • Category : Study Aids
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  • Pdf File: general-knowledge-2020-competitive-exam-book-2021.pdf

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Preface Indian History Art and Culture World History Geography Environment and Ecology Indian Polity and Constitution Indian Economy Science Science and Technology World Panorama Indian Panorama Booksand Authors Awardsand Honours Gamesand Sports Abbreviations

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy

By Khaled El-Rouayheb,Sabine Schmidtke
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0199917396
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Philosophy
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The study of Islamic philosophy has entered a new and exciting phase in the last few years. Both the received canon of Islamic philosophers and the narrative of the course of Islamic philosophy are in the process of being radically questioned and revised. Most twentieth-century Western scholarship on Arabic or Islamic philosophy has focused on the period from the ninth century to the twelfth. It is a measure of the transformation that is currently underway in the field that, unlike other reference works, the Oxford Handbook has striven to give roughly equal weight to every century, from the ninth to the twentieth. The Handbook is also unique in that its 30 chapters are work-centered rather than person- or theme-centered, in particular taking advantage of recent new editions and translations that have renewed interest and debate around the Islamic philosophical canon. The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy gives both the advanced student and active scholar in Islamic philosophy, theology, and intellectual history, a strong sense of what a work in Islamic philosophy looks like and a deep view of the issues, concepts, and arguments that are at stake. Most importantly, it provides an up-to-date portrait of contemporary scholarship on Islamic philosophy.

Like a Meteor Blazing Brightly

By Eric J. Wittenberg
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  • Publisher : Savas Publishing
  • Book Code : 1940669596
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Members : 381
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Ulric Dahlgren was a brilliant, ambitious young man who became the youngest full colonel in the United States Army at the age of twenty-one, yet died before his twenty-second birthday. This is the first biography of Dahlgren, and thankfully it was penned by cavalry expert and award-winning author Eric J. Wittenberg. Wittenberg’s account chronicles Dahlgren’s full life story, with a deep look at his military career and extensive connections within the nation’s capital, all of which led to the climax of his life: the notorious Dahlgren Raid. Like a Meteor Burning Brightly: The Short but Controversial Life of Colonel Ulric Dahlgren is based upon a plethora of source material, including previously unknown or little-used archival sources. Anyone interested in the Civil War in general, or just a fascinating life well-told, will want this book on their shelf.

Robotic Surgery

By Farid Gharagozloo,Vipul R. Patel,Pier Cristoforo Giulianotti,Robert Poston,Rainer Gruessner,Mark Meyer
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 3030535940
  • Total of Pages : 1599
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 769
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The first edition of Robotic Surgery was written only a decade after the introduction of robotic technology. It was the first comprehensive robotic surgery reference and represented the early pioneering look ahead to the future of surgery. Building upon its success, this successor edition serves as a complete multi-specialty sourcebook for robotic surgery. It seeks to explore an in-depth look into surgical robotics and remote technologies leading to the goal of achieving the benefits of traditional surgery with the least disruption to the normal functions of the human body. Written by experts in the field, chapters cover the fundamental principles of robotic surgery and provide clear instruction on their clinical application and long term results. Most notably, one chapter on “The Blueprint for the Establishment of a Successful Robotic Surgery Program: Lessons from Admiral Hymen R. Rickover and the Nuclear Navy” outlines the many valuable lessons from the transformative change which was brought about by the introduction of nuclear technology into the conventional navy with Safety as the singular goal of the change process. Robotics represents a monumental triumph of surgical technology. Undoubtedly, the safety of the patient will be the ultimate determinant of its success. The second edition of Robotic Surgery aims to erase the artificial boundaries of specialization based on regional anatomy and serves as a comprehensive multispecialty reference for all robot surgeons. It allows them to contemplate crossing boundaries which are historically defined by traditional open surgery.

Europe, Middle East, and North Africa Region Population Projections

By My T. Vu,Eduard R. Bos,Rodolfo A. Bulatao
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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 231
  • Category : Africa, North
  • Members : 911
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Read and download full book Europe, Middle East, and North Africa Region Population Projections

Events That Formed the Modern World: From the European Renaissance through the War on Terror [5 volumes]

By Frank W. Thackeray,John E. Findling
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598849026
  • Total of Pages : 1859
  • Category : History
  • Members : 549
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This comprehensive five-volume set contains readable essays that describe and interpret the most important global events since the European Renaissance, some accompanied by related document excerpts and primary source materials. • Entries covering 62 major events that changed the world • Contributions from dozens of well-respected scholars from a variety of disciplines • An extensive timeline accompanies each volume • Appendices for subjects such as States Achieving Independence since 1945 and Ruling Houses and Dynasties • An annotated bibliography of many recent works on each subject event

Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine 19/E (Vol.1 & Vol.2) (ebook)

By Dennis L. Kasper,Anthony S. Fauci,Stephen L. Hauser,Dan L. Longo,J. Larry Jameson,Joseph Loscalzo
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  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Book Code : 0071802169
  • Total of Pages : 3000
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 160
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The landmark guide to internal medicine— updated and streamlined for today’s students and clinicians The only place you can get ALL the great content found in the two print volumes AND the acclaimed DVD in one convenient resource! Through six decades, no resource has matched the authority, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, the new 19th edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods. Here are just a few of the outstanding features of the new Nineteenth Edition: Content is practically organized around two basic themes: education and clinical practice The teaching and learning sections cover foundational principles, cardinal manifestations of disease and approach to differential diagnosis; the content devoted to clinical practice focuses on disease pathogenesis and treatment NEW chapters on important topics such as Men’s Health, The Impact of Global Warming on Infectious Diseases, Fatigue, and many more Critical updates in management and therapeutics in Hepatitis, Coronary Artery Disease, Ebola Virus Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism, Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Lipoprotein Disorders, HIV and AIDS, and more. Increased number of the popular Harrison’s clinical algorithms; clinically relevant radiographic examples spanning hundreds of diseases; clinical-pathological images in full color; crystal clear, full color drawings and illustrations and helpful tables and summary lists that make clinical application of the content faster than ever Outstanding multi-media resources including practical videos demonstrating essential bedside procedures, physical examination techniques, endoscopic findings, cardiovascular findings, are available for easy download Supporting the renowned coverage are supplemental resources that reflect and assist modern medical practice: more than 1,000 full-color photographs to aid visual recognition skills, hundreds of state-of-the-art radiographs, from plain film to 3D CT to PET Scans; beautiful illustrations that bring applied anatomy and processes to life; the renowned Harrison’s patient-care algorithms, essential summary tables, and practical demonstrative videos. In addition, several digital atlases highlight noninvasive imaging, percutaneous revascularization, gastrointestinal endoscopy, diagnosis and management of vasculitis, and numerous other issues commonly encountered in clinical practice. Acclaim for Harrison’s: “Covering nearly every possible topic in the field of medicine, the book begins with a phenomenal overview of clinical medicine, discussing important topics such as global medicine, decision-making in clinical practice, the concepts of disease screening and prevention, as well as the importance of medical disorders in specific groups (e.g. women, surgical patients, end of life). The extensive chapters that follow focus on a symptom-based presentation of disease and then illness organized by organ system. Numerous tables, graphs, and figures add further clarity to the text." ...Written by experts in the field, this book is updated with the latest advances in pathophysiology and treatment. It is organized in a way that makes reading from beginning to end a logical journey, yet each chapter can stand alone as a quick reference on a particular topic. “ Doody’s Review Service reviewing the previous edition of Harrison’s

Convertir a los musulmanes

By Isabelle Poutrin
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  • Publisher : Universitat de València
  • Book Code : 8491346597
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Members : 677
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¿Por qué los musulmanes fueron empujados a recibir el bautismo cuando bien se sabía que no creían en Jesucristo? ¿Por qué sus descendientes, los moriscos, fueron expulsados después de tantos esfuerzos para alejarlos del islam? La historiografía, desde los años setenta, solía centrarse en la percepción de los moriscos, víctimas de la conversión forzada; en este libro se analiza la conversión de los musulmanes de España al catolicismo partiendo de los propios conceptos de las autoridades cristianas. Remontándose hasta la conversión forzada de los judíos por el rey Sisebuto en el siglo VII, pasando por los mayores teólogos y canonistas medievales y por los historiadores de los bautismos en Granada y Valencia, se exploran las «reglas del juego» que regían entonces el bautismo y la expulsión de las minorías y se muestra cómo se aplicaron en España entre la rendición de Granada y la decisión de 1609. Se pone en evidencia que, en las relaciones entre los barones y los letrados, competían varias concepciones de lo que significaba «forzar» y del poder de los monarcas sobre las conciencias de sus súbditos.