The Relative Risks of School Travel: A National Perspective and Guidance for Local Community Risk Assessment (Special Report (N
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The Relative Risks of School Travel: A National Perspective and Guidance for Local Community Risk Assessment

"TRB Special Report 269 - The Relative Risks of School Travel: A National Perspective and Guidance for Local Community Risk Assessment" presents a method to estimate, on a per-mile and per-trip basis, the relative risks that students face in traveling to and from school by walking, bicycling, riding in passenger vehicles with adult drivers, riding in passenger vehicles with teenage drivers, or taking a bus. These estimated risk measu...

What Smart Couples Know: The Secret to a Happy Relationship
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What Smart Couples Know: The Secret to a Happy Relationship

Some couples just seem to have what it takes, while others clash constantly and struggle to connect. What do these happy couples know? What is their secret? The answer lies in Emotional Intelligence -- the ability to perceive, use, understand, and manage emotions -- and the good news is that it can be learned. What Smart Couples Know presents a unique and realistic program to help couples and individuals develop this all-important sk...

Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists
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Handbook of Teaching for Physical Therapists

This book is aimed at stimulating the growth of the physical therapist's teaching skills. By presenting theoretical concepts and related practical applications, this book helps the physical therapist to improve his/her understanding and skill in educational processes. The book encompasses many types of teaching situations, such as lecturing, laboratory instruction, and guided seminars, teaching in clinical settings, working with pati...

Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life
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Ayurveda: The Divine Science of Life

This unique one-of-a-kind book is a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of Ayurveda, and discusses the practical use of therapies such as diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, massage, and herbal remedies. The book also includes detailed information on Ayurvedic pharmacology and pharmacy, clinical methods and examinations, and general treatment protocols. Plus, a helpful section provides a comprehensive materia medica o...

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing
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Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing

Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing is an information-packed, evidence-based text for experienced neonatal nurses, paediatric nurses and midwives caring for sick newborn babies. Clearly written by practising neonatal nurses and teachers, it concentrates on the common problems occurring within the neonatal intensive care unit, enabling nurses to recognise, rationalise and remedy these problems using both a multi-systems and an evidence-ba...

The Pits and the Pendulum: A Life with Bipolar Disorder
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The Pits and the Pendulum: A Life with Bipolar Disorder

Spending a week doing nothing but exploring the possibilities of Lego, thereby risking yet another job; impulsively sinking all his savings into wildly impractical self-employment ventures; sleepless nights, gripped by the need to write - these are just some manifestations of the often damaging periods of manic, uninhibited energy Brian Adams has experienced since his mid-twenties. But as a sufferer of bipolar disorder (also known as...

Baby and Toddler Learning Fun: 50 Interactive and Developmental Activities to Enjoy with Your Child
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Baby and Toddler Learning Fun

Dr. Sally Goldberg's book, Baby and Toddler Learning Fun, is packed with positive information and helpful activities. I appreciate her advice when she tells us that young ones need space to crawl, walk, and run. She says it's becoming popular to give babies computer style toys that keep him visually occupied. They keep his attention but they can't give him love. They promote visual learning instead of taste, touch, smell, and hearing...

USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019: Patient Cases + Proven Strategies
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USMLE Step 2 CS Lecture Notes 2019

This book is well organized and extremely useful in practicing for step 2 of the USMLE program. If you have had your medical training overseas and plan on taking the USMLE, this book walks you through 31 scenarios with suggested scripts of how to take a patient history. elicit information,, conduct a physical exam, establish a diagnosis, etc. The book is designed with a foreign student in mind and the first chapter has a thorough exp...

The Things We Do: Using the Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand the What, How, and Why of Our Behavior
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The Things We Do: Using the Lessons of Bernard and Darwin to Understand the What, How, and Why of Our Behavior

by integrating perceptual control theory (Bernard) and random variation followed by selection (Darwin). It’s pretty interesting. Consider the pigeon. B.F. Skinner places it in a box that has a bar. The pigeon walks around and randomly pecks at things. Eventually, it pecks the bar and a food pellet is dispensed. As time goes on, it increasingly pecks the bar and keeps getting a food pellet. Eventually, it “learns” that pecking means e...