The Oxford Dictionary of Music (Oxford Quick Reference)

By Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Michael Kennedy

Now on hand in paperback and with over 10,000 entries, the Oxford Dictionary of song (previously the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music) bargains wide assurance of quite a lot of musical different types spanning many eras, together with composers, librettists, singers, orchestras, very important ballets and operas, and musical tools and their background. Over 250 new entries were additional to this variation to extend insurance of renowned song, ethnomusicology, smooth and modern composers, tune research, and recording know-how. latest entries were increased the place essential to contain extra assurance of the reception of significant works, and to incorporate key new works and different types, similar to multimedia.

Entry-level internet hyperlinks are indexed and frequently up-to-date on a committed significant other web site, increasing the scope of the dictionary. The dictionary now additionally comprises necessary appendices, one directory French, German, and Italian musical phrases with their English translations, and an abbreviations checklist for letters widely used in musical ratings and musical writing.

The Oxford Dictionary of Music is the main up to date and obtainable dictionary of musical phrases on hand and a vital aspect of reference for track scholars, academics, teachers, specialist musicians, and tune enthusiasts.

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A Dictionary of Australian Politics

By Robert Corcoran

From barbecue-stopper to washminster, chardonnay socialist to xenophobia, A Dictionary of Australian Politics is a finished and vigorous advisor to Australian political language. With convenient "quick seize" definitions, it's supported by means of in-depth motives of the background and utilization of significant phrases. For an individual drawn to politics, this is often an authoritative and wonderful reference. it's uniquely Australian, bringing jointly more than a few political phrases and expressions that over the years have entered the vernacular. it's also foreign phrases that are necessary to political discourse.

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Tools for Survival: What You Need to Survive When You’re on Your Own

By James Wesley Rawles

Essential survival suggestion from the world’s preeminent professional in preparedness

In his previous bestselling nonfiction booklet, How to outlive the top of the area as we all know It, James Wesley, Rawles, defined the principles for survivalist living.

Now, he info the instruments had to live on whatever from a non permanent disruption to a long term, grid-down state of affairs. Rawles covers instruments for each point of self sustaining residing, including:

• nutrition protection and Cooking

• Welding and Blacksmithing

• bushes, Firewood, and Lumber

• Firefighting
Field-tested and complete, Tools for Survival is bound to turn into a must have reference for the burgeoning survivalist/prepper movement.

Praise for James Wesley, Rawles:

“An amazingly proficient author.”
—Brad Thor, number one New York Times bestselling author
 
“Well-written and informative, and speaks with an honesty and bluntness frequently lacking from the coverage prognotications of the political elite.”
The New American

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Technophobia!: Science Fiction Visions of Posthuman Technology

By Daniel Dinello

Techno-heaven or techno-hell? for those who think many scientists operating within the rising fields of twenty-first-century know-how, the longer term is blissfully vivid. at the start, human our bodies may be perfected via genetic manipulation and the fusion of human and desktop; later, people will thoroughly shed the shackles of discomfort, illness, or even loss of life, as human minds are downloaded into death-free robots wherein they could stay endlessly in a heavenly "posthuman" lifestyles. during this techno-utopian destiny, humanity should be stored by way of the godlike energy of technology.

If you think the authors of technological know-how fiction, besides the fact that, posthuman evolution marks the start of the top of human freedom, values, and id. Our darkish destiny should be ruled by means of mad scientists, rampaging robots, killer clones, and uncontrollable viruses. during this well timed new booklet, Daniel Dinello examines "the dramatic clash among the techno-utopia promised by means of real-world scientists and the techno-dystopia estimated by means of technological know-how fiction."

Organized into chapters dedicated to robotics, bionics, man made intelligence, digital fact, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and different major medical developments, this ebook summarizes the present kingdom of every expertise, whereas proposing corresponding reactions in technology fiction. Dinello attracts on a wealthy diversity of fabric, together with movies, tv, books, and desktop video games, and argues that technological know-how fiction capabilities as a helpful corrective to technological domination, countering techno-hype and reflecting the "weaponized, religiously rationalized, profit-fueled" factors of such technology. through imaging a disastrous way forward for posthuman techno-totalitarianism, technological know-how fiction encourages us to build how you can comprise new expertise, and asks its viewers probably an important query of the twenty-first century: is know-how out of control?

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Kaplan Medical USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes: Pharmacology (2013)

By Craig Davis, Steven R. Harris

Those are Adobe Clearscan PDF records generated from six hundred dpi scans of the Kaplan USMLE Step 1 Lecture Notes which have been dispensed to scholars in Kaplan scientific prep classes in 2014.

The following preface references 7 volumes. This includes merely the Pharmacology volume.

These 7 volumes of Lecture Notes signify the most-likely-to-be-tested fabric at the present USMLE Step 1 examination. Please be aware that those are Lecture Notes, now not overview books. The Notes have been designed to be followed by means of college lectures­ stay, on video, or on the internet. interpreting them with out gaining access to the accompanying lectures isn't really a great way to check for the USMLE.

To maximize the effectiveness of those Notes, annotate them as you take heed to lec­tures. To facilitate this approach, we've created large, clean margins. whereas those margins are sometimes punctuated through school high-yield "margin notes:' they're, for the main half, left clean on your notations.

Many scholars locate that previewing the Notes sooner than the lecture is a truly effec­tive solution to arrange for sophistication. this lets you expect the parts the place you'll have to pay specific cognizance. It additionally provides you the chance to map out how the knowledge goes to be provided and what kind of research aids (charts, diagrams, etc.) you need to upload. This technique works whether you're attending a stay lecture or staring at one on video or the web.

Finally, we wish to listen what you think that. What do you love in regards to the Notes? What might be superior? Please percentage your suggestions by means of e-mailing us at med.feedback@ kaplan.com.

Thank you for becoming a member of Kaplan scientific, and better of good fortune in your Step 1 exam!

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Complete Guide to Prescription and Nonprescription Drugs 2015 (Complete Guide to Prescription & Nonprescription Drugs)

By H. Winter Griffith

The 2015 version of the main obtainable, finished and reasonable consultant to prescription and nonprescription drugs.

The vintage advisor to all significant prescription and nonprescription medicines, that includes revised, brand new FDA details and an A-Z record of health problems for simple reference. Includes assurance of dosage and size of time earlier than drug takes influence; uncomfortable side effects, targeted precautions; interactions with different nutrition and medicine; criteria to be used by means of various age teams, and extra

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The Bedside Baccalaureate: A Handy Daily Cerebral Primer to Fill in the Gaps, Refresh Your Knowledge & Impress Yourself & Other Intellectuals

By David Rubel

Many adults lengthy to make up for an schooling they both by no means had or that appeared by some means missing. Now they could fill within the gaps correct at domestic with The Bedside Baccalaureate sequence, which speaks on to this grown-up thirst for wisdom. full of colour photos, tremendous readable, and with an attractive presentation, it presents a enjoyable, no-pressure event that everybody will enjoy.

The target of The Bedside Baccalaureate isn't the easy accumulation of trivialities, however the placement of proof in the framework of data. The 20 courses——focused overviews of topics with which any well-educated individual would wish to be familiar—are created via specialists of their fields with the purpose of creating the themes available and pleasing. each one path involves 18 one-page lectures that maximize readability with out compromising the integrity of the information. The lectures are circled, instead of clumped jointly, so as to add style to the studying event and to imitate the heady mixture of matters one encounters on the earth of the mind. you could dip into an collection of parts via studying a web page at a time; or, if a path relatively grabs you, you could bypass forward. studying is contagious——once you start, it’s tricky to stop.

The classes are linked to one in every of 12 departmental “strands” as follows: 
American History
•Philosophy
•World History
•Economics
•English and Comparative Literature
•Classics
•Art History
•Environmental Science
•Mathematics and Engineering
•Physical Sciences
•Social Science           

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The Literary Universe of Jorge Luis Borges: An Index to References and Allusions to Persons, Titles, and Places in his Writings (Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature)

By Daniel Balderston

"Balderston's compilation is outlined by way of its subtitle. The paintings is a entire exertions of literary love offering for the devoted Borges fan or pupil the positioning in his works of allusions to humans, titles, and areas. the main notable part of the compilation, except the sheer enthusiasm essential to adopt and whole it, is the breadth and intensity of Borge's wisdom, which encompasses all cultures and every age. The index provides a feeling of Borge's encyclopedic brain. other than testifying to Borge's brilliance, the index may be priceless for college students of Hispanic literature and of Borge's himself...."-Choice

"Este índice, que cataloga más de 100.000 alusiones explícitas o implícitas, citas y referencias de todo tipo, contenidas en l. a. obra borgesiana, está estructurado en tres partes, que respectivamente clasifican las referencias a personas, títulos y lugares. El corpus indexado por Balderston incluye l. a. obra completa de Borges (edición de Emecé 1974, a los angeles que agrega El tamaño de mi esperanza y el fabric reunido por Carlos Meneses en Poesía juvenil de Jorge Luis Borges), más l. a. obra en colaboración (Emecé 1979); incorpora también algunas colecciones realizadas de artículos (sobre cine, Dante), pero deja de lado las entrevistas realizadas a Borges (con excepción de Borges Oral, Buenos Aires: Emecé/Universidad de Belgrano, 1979) y los artículos no publicados en colección. Así como el índice de “personas” registra las referencias a dioses, monstruos, personas reales y personajes ficticios, el de títulos incluye obras reales y apócrifas, mientras que el catálogo de lugares se compone casi exclusivamente de referencias a lugares reales. A pesar de l. a. cantidad de referencias repertoriadas por Balderston, éste califica su esfuerzo de un “primer paso” que podrá ser continuado y mejorado no sólo cuando se cuente con una edición completa de las obras de Borges, sino cuando dicha edición se vea libre de los errores, omisiones y alteraciones que actualmente contiene. Balderston admite en los angeles “Introducción” que su obra tiene las fuerzas y debilidades atribuibles a todo fruto de una empresa person: las anotaciones más completas se encuentran en aquellas entradas que pueden rastrearse en fuentes generales, como enciclopedias, correspondiendo las más débiles a las referencias a personas. No obstante, para quienes usan este índice, lo que occurrence es l. a. admiración ante los angeles valiosísima información que el inteligente esfuerzo de una sola character ha acumulado de l. a. A a los angeles Z. El registro del denso universo borgesiano va desde “Aachen” a “Zurich”, desde “Aarón” a “Zwingli” y desde “A buen toro mejor buey” a “Zohar”. " - Cristina Parodi , Buenos Aires, http://www.borges.pitt.edu/book-reviews

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