Back to Basics

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Back to Basics

Author: ,

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628738081

Genre: House & Home

Page: 464

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Book Summary: Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.


Homesteading

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Homesteading

Author: Abigail Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162914990X

Genre: House & Home

Page: 464

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Book Summary: The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folks—now fully updated! Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It’s written with country lovers in mind—even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomato sauce is a real option with your own homegrown fresh tomatoes. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs—and more.


The Back to Basics Handbook

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The Back to Basics Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626369224

Genre: House & Home

Page: 272

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Book Summary: Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. With hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations, The Back to Basics Handbook will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers— even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this is the ultimate concise guide to voluntary simplicity.


Self-Sufficiency

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Self-Sufficiency

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1634500229

Genre: House & Home

Page: 456

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Book Summary: A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers will learn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; can fruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactive and engaging “green” projects; harness natural wind and solar energy to cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maple syrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included are natural crafts readers can do with their kids, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonal decorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid or just to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book a thorough resource and a great inspiration.


How to Read a Book

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How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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Book Summary: With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. A CNN Book of the Week: “Explains not just why we should read books, but how we should read them. It's masterfully done.” –Farheed Zakaria Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.


The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook

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The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1620873478

Genre: House & Home

Page: 272

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Book Summary: This compact guide provides advice, tips, and step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, offering the entire family the tools they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Readers will learn to dip candles, bake bread, make maple syrup, start a vineyard, and much more. With special features for young homesteaders, this is an essential family guide to self-sufficient living. - Bake Pies, Cakes, and Bread - Grow Vegetables yy Raise Chickens - Keep Bees - Preserve Your Harvest - Cure Meats - Build a Treehouse - Spin Wool - Make a Toboggan - And Much More!


The Country Living Handbook

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The Country Living Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628739681

Genre: House & Home

Page: 272

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Book Summary: Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning and preserving to keeping chickens, fermenting vegetables to soap-making, Gehring covers all the basics in this easy-to-read, approachable collection. Topics covered include: Generating your own energy Herbal medicine Cheese-making Maple sugaring Farm mechanics Building a smokehouse Dyeing wool Composting Disaster Preparedness And more! Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.


How to Pack

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How to Pack

Author: Hitha Palepu

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 0553459872

Genre: Travel

Page: 128

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Book Summary: It’s time to pack perfect. Every trip, every time. Your journey starts here. When you travel, the journey is just as important as the destination—and packing is the first step. In How to Pack, Hitha Palepu, a former consultant who has traveled more than 500,000 cumulative miles around the world, shows that what and how you pack are who you are. Confidence and comfort inspire success upon arrival, whether you’re exploring a new city, hoping to nail a job interview, or relaxing on a beach. In How to Pack, you’ll learn about: · Power Pieces vs. Fantasy Pieces: How clothing earns its place in your suitcase · The Accessory Math Secret: The precise formula for all you need to finish off your outfits · Folding versus Rolling: What’s right for which items · Globetrotter Gorgeous: Editing your beauty routine while still looking great · The Packing Timeline: How to avoid “I’m forgetting something” syndrome · Pack Perfect Lists: Samples and blanks for any kind of trip


Root Cellaring

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Root Cellaring

Author: Mike Bubel,Nancy Bubel

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 160342220X

Genre: House & Home

Page: 319

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Book Summary: Keep your produce harvest-fresh for months in your basement, garage, or closet hideaway using the time-tested methods of energy-free food storage. With the root cellaring methods you’ll learn in this book, you will be able to stretch the resources of your backyard garden further than you ever thought possible—without devoting hundreds of hours to canning. This informative and inspiring guide shows you not only how to construct your own root cellar, but how to best use the earth’s naturally cool, stable temperature as a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to store nearly 100 varieties of perishable fruits and vegetables. “What would a root cellar do for you? Simply this: Make it possible for you to enjoy fresh endive in December; tender, savory Chinese cabbage in January; juicy apples in February; crisp fresh carrots in March; and sturdy unsprayed potatoes in April—all without boiling a jar, blanching a vegetable, or filling a freezer bag.” —Mike and Nancy Bubel, from the introduction


Developmental Evaluation

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Developmental Evaluation

Author: Michael Quinn Patton

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609180917

Genre: Psychology

Page: 375

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Book Summary: Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations. Students and practicing evaluators will appreciate the book's extensive case examples and stories, cartoons, clear writing style, "closer look" sidebars, and summary tables. Provided is essential guidance for making evaluations useful, practical, and credible in support of social change. See also Developmental Evaluation Exemplars, edited by Michael Quinn Patton, Kate McKegg, and Nan Wehipeihana, which presents 12 in-depth case studies.


The Farmer's Kitchen Handbook

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The Farmer's Kitchen Handbook

Author: Marie W. Lawrence

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 162873969X

Genre: Cooking

Page: 272

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Book Summary: More and more cooks are turning to their own gardens or to local farmers’ markets to find inspiration for their meals. Eating fresh, local produce is a hot trend, but lifelong Vermonter Marie Lawrence has been cooking with produce from her gardens, buying milk from the farmers up the road, and lavishing her family and lucky friends with the fruits of her kitchen labor since she was a kid. In this book she includes recipes for everything from biscuits and breads to pies and cookies, soups and stews to ribs and roasts. Also included are instructions for making cheese, curing meats, canning and preserving, and much more. Organized by month to coordinate with a farmer’s calendar, cooks will find delicious recipes including orange date bran muffins and old fashioned pot roast in January, hot spiced maple milk and fried cinnamon buns in March, mint mallow ice cream in July, Vermont cheddar onion bread in October, and almond baked apples with Swedish custard cream in December. Other recipes include grilled chicken with peach maple glaze, veggie tempura, raspberry chocolate chip cheesecake, and dozens of other breads, salads, drinks, and desserts that are fresh from the farmer’s kitchen. In addition to the recipes, readers will find old-fashioned household hints, a harvest guide, and a place to record your own favorite family recipes. Whether you have your own farm and garden or support your local farmers’ market, this book will make seasonal cooking a true pleasure. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.


The Good Living Guide to Country Skills

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The Good Living Guide to Country Skills

Author: Abigail Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1680991337

Genre: House & Home

Page: 176

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Book Summary: Gehring’s books on country living have sold more than 500,000 copies. In this book, Gehring offers a guide to country living skills that is as charming as it is practical. Full of sweet illustrations and gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions for essential skills such as building a chicken coop are interspersed with country lore and old-fashioned tips and tricks. Readers will learn how to: Raise chickens Make candles Churn butter Grow vegetables Make jams and jellies Dry herbs Ferment vegetables Make cheese And more! Good Living Guide to Country Skills combines the know-how of Back to Basics with the charm of The Farmer’s Almanac. Packaged in an attractive hardcover format and with a price that’s hard to beat, this is the perfect gift for anyone interested in a more self-sufficient, greener, country lifestyle.


SPIN® -Selling

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SPIN® -Selling

Author: Neil Rackham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000154572

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Book Summary: True or false? In selling high-value products or services: 'closing' increases your chance of success; it is essential to describe the benefits of your product or service to the customer; objection handling is an important skill; open questions are more effective than closed questions. All false, says this provocative book. Neil Rackham and his team studied more than 35,000 sales calls made by 10,000 sales people in 23 countries over 12 years. Their findings revealed that many of the methods developed for selling low-value goods just don‘t work for major sales. Rackham went on to introduce his SPIN-Selling method. SPIN describes the whole selling process: Situation questions Problem questions Implication questions Need-payoff questions SPIN-Selling provides you with a set of simple and practical techniques which have been tried in many of today‘s leading companies with dramatic improvements to their sales performance.


The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

Author: Abigail Gehring

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628732199

Genre: House & Home

Page: 896

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Book Summary: Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more. Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.


The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

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The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

Author: Nicole Faires

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626367469

Genre: House & Home

Page: 608

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Book Summary: Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a solar oven? Store food without electricity? Raise a water buffalo? Make fine linen from stinging nettle? Make your own shampoo? Deliver a baby? Is it possible to be totally self-sufficient? This massive, full-color book answers all these questions and thousands more and includes checklists, diagrams, and instructions on how to buy a sheep. All of the information included meets these criteria: It is something that anyone can do, without special training. It can be done with relatively few supplies or with stuff you can make yourself. It has been tried and tested—either by the author, the military, doctors, or other homesteaders. The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading is not a storybook or a cookbook. It is a practical guide with nitty-gritty details on everything a homesteader can do, step-by-step with hundreds of color illustrations and pen and ink sketches. You can do it! This book can help.


Science Teaching Reconsidered

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Science Teaching Reconsidered

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on Undergraduate Science Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309175449

Genre: Education

Page: 104

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Book Summary: Effective science teaching requires creativity, imagination, and innovation. In light of concerns about American science literacy, scientists and educators have struggled to teach this discipline more effectively. Science Teaching Reconsidered provides undergraduate science educators with a path to understanding students, accommodating their individual differences, and helping them grasp the methods--and the wonder--of science. What impact does teaching style have? How do I plan a course curriculum? How do I make lectures, classes, and laboratories more effective? How can I tell what students are thinking? Why don't they understand? This handbook provides productive approaches to these and other questions. Written by scientists who are also educators, the handbook offers suggestions for having a greater impact in the classroom and provides resources for further research.


Bug Out to Belize

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Bug Out to Belize

Author: Lan Sluder

Publisher: Equator

ISBN: 0999434829

Genre: Travel

Page: 326

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Book Summary: Are you worried and anxious about the present state of the world? Are you concerned about your future and that of your family? Do you want to live better, cheaper and healthier? Without worrying about politics, war, money problems, government surveillance, keeping up with the Joneses or even the unthinkable -- nuclear Armageddon? Then consider bugging out to Belize, the little English-speaking country on the Caribbean Coast. It's so close, yet so far from most of the world's problems. Bug Out to Belize by Lan Sluder tells you how to do it: What areas are best ? How much does it costs to live in Belize? How to get residency? What are the pitfalls to avoid? And, how to make the move! Written by one of the world's leading experts on Belize, an award-winning reporter, editor and author of more than 20 books, Bug Out to Belize -- new in 2018 -- can guide you to a better, more worry-free future in beautiful Belize, the friendly, affordable, frost-free and English-speaking little country on the Caribbean Coast.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Going Back to College

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Going Back to College

Author: Dolores A. Mize, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696934

Genre: Education

Page: 336

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Book Summary: The grown-up's guide to higher education. Adults make up 41% of students on campus today, but the truth is many enter college feeling lost, uncomfortable, and "too old" in the traditional class structure. This book provides information that is unique to the adult learning experience, including selecting the right school and courses, online enrollment and advisement, school for the full-time parent, juggling classes and a job, and more. --Author is a higher education leader who received her doctorate as a single parent --Covers every unique challenge for the adult college student


Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - E-Book

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Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques - E-Book

Author: Anne Griffin Perry,Patricia A. Potter,Wendy Ostendorf,Nancy Laplante

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323796532

Genre: Medical

Page: 1360

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Book Summary: Learn clinical nursing skills and prepare for success on the Next Generation NCLEX® Examination! Clinical Nursing Skills & Techniques, 10th Edition provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to more than 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced skills. With more than 1,200 full-color illustrations, a nursing process framework, and a focus on evidence-based practice, this manual helps you learn to think critically, ask the right questions at the right time, and make timely decisions. New to this edition are NGN-style unfolding case studies, preparing you for the changes to the NCLEX exam. Written by respected nursing experts Anne Griffin Perry, Patricia A. Potter, Wendy Ostendorf, and Nancy Laplante, this trusted text is the bestselling nursing skills book on the market! Comprehensive coverage includes more than 200 basic, intermediate, and advanced nursing skills and procedures. NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style unfolding case studies include answers at the back of the book, providing optimal preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX Examination. Rationales for each step within skills explain the why as well as the how of each skill, and include citations from the current literature. Clinical Decision Points alert you to key steps that affect patient outcomes and help them modify care as needed to meet individual patient needs. Unique! Unexpected Outcomes and Related Interventions sections highlight what might go wrong and how to appropriately intervene. Clinical Debrief at the end of each chapter provides case-based review questions that focus on issues such as managing conflict, care prioritization, patient safety, and decision-making. More than 1,200 full-color photos and drawings make it easier to visualize concepts and procedures. Five–step nursing process format helps you apply the nursing process while learning each skill. Coverage of QSEN core competencies is incorporated into each lesson, including the areas of delegation and collaboration, reporting and recording, safety guidelines, and considerations relating to teaching, pediatric, geriatric, and home care. Unique! Using Evidence in Nursing Practice chapter covers the entire process of conducting research, including collecting, evaluating, and applying evidence from published research. F NEW! Next Generation NCLEX® (NGN)-style unfolding case studies include answers at the back of the book, providing optimal preparation for the Next Generation NCLEX Examination.


Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition

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Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition

Author: ,

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464964424

Genre: Medical

Page: 1474

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Book Summary: Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery. The editors have built Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.