12 Sep
2013

Free science Kindle books for 12 Sep 13

How To Breed Goats And Manage Gestation A Simple Guide (Goat Knowledge)

by Felicity McCullough

How To Breed Goats And Manage Gestation, is a simple easy to read guide to help you consider what you need to think about for breeding goats for milk, meat and hair. What are your criteria for selecting a buck? Which does should you breed? When to breed? What breeding management practices should you employ? What nutritional considerations are there when a doe is pregnant? These and more answers to questions are covered in this informational guide.



A Simple Guide To The Goat’s Digestive System (Goat Knowledge)

by Felicity McCullough

Goats are ruminants and the economics of feeding your goats constitutes a major part of your herd costs.

Knowledge about your goats’ digestive systems is useful, so that you understand the process of how your goat gains nutrients and energy from its food to keep them healthy and productive.

This short and simple guide explains the four chambers and the processes of goat’s stomachs and the digestive processes.

The guide also gives you a lot to consider about the feed you give your goats, so that you optimise their output and produce, whether you want to increase growth for meat, production of milk and for breeding success.



Corn Snake: Caring For Your New Pet (Reptile Care Guides)

by Casey Watkins

Version 2: Now with spelling and Grammar Fixed

Some pets require a lot of attention and care in order to be happy and live healthily, but corn snakes are renowned for their simplicity and ease of care. The eBook “Corn Snake: Caring For Your New Pet” by Casey Watkins lays out the groundwork for new or experienced reptile owners to raise a corn snake to adulthood. Since these snakes are quite docile (with no poison ducts and rarely bite), tend not to grow longer than six feet, and can survive for several decades, they are capable of being an excellent pet for children and adults alike who can appreciate the beauty of their complex color patterns and their friendly disposition. This eBook sets out a corn snake’s necessary eating, living, and health conditions that maximize its lifespan and interaction with an owner.

Called “the practical pet” by the author, this work lays out all the reasons why corn snakes should be considered for pet owners who are looking for a pet that does not require a lot of time investment. Since they live over the entirety of the eastern United States, these snakes are used to a variety of environments, temperatures, foods, and living conditions. Private collectors have breed snakes to have specific colors (or “morphs) over the span of decades so that different morphs are available in colors ranging from chocolate to lavender. Any owner interested in breeding their own snakes to create new morphs is able to do so and the author explains in depth how to arrange snakes for breeding and then incubate their eggs.  

This eBook lists the advantages of certain types of enclosures available for corn snake owners. One suggestion it makes is that since corn snakes require less space than some of their slithering cousins, it is possible to keep them in stacks of rack shelves, allowing you to pull out the drawers that can house several different snakes simultaneously. The text goes into great detail about the need to keep constant heat sources near by. A novice snake or reptile owner may not appreciate the factor of heat in their pet’s health, but snakes cannot keep their bodies heated to a consistent temperature and thus are wholly dependent on their environment to stay warm.  Where in the wild a corn snake might burrow through a cold winter, in captivity the owner will need to keep the temperature consistent between seventy to eighty degrees. Lower temperatures can jeopardize the snake’s health.  Females developing or laying eggs need different temperatures, indicated by the chapter on breeding.

New snake owners may be unsure what to feed their slithering pets. Just like pet stores sell cat and fish food, however, they also sell meals for your snakes. The author lays out how to set up the feeding schedule for a corn snake, mentioning that the animal need only eat occasionally — snakes feed about once every week or so, meaning that their dietary needs are minimal. Even so, the eBook makes note about how best to present meals so that the snake will get the nutrition it needs without digestive problems.

Table of Contents

1. The Practical Pet the Corn Snake
2. Making a Proper Home for Your Corn Snake
3. Breeding and Reproduction Basics
4. Handling Your Corn Snake
5. Keeping Your Corn Snake Healthy



Views from the Hills – An illustrated country diary – Volume 1 : 2011

by Tony Holkham

This is another of Tony Holkham’s many books available (sometimes FREE) from Amazon/Kindle – to see them all, click on the author’s name below the title or visit www.tonyholkham.co.uk. They range from business writing and private writing tuition to consumer advice; from the countryside to spring-cleaning; from World War 1 to fiction, verse and real-life drama. Something for everyone!

‘Views’ (Vol.1) is about the countryside. Vol. 2 (2012) is also available from Amazon (ref. B007FGEWMY).

Shut out the modern, clamorous world for a moment, and this is what you experience – the natural world at its most fascinating. Tony Holkham’s classically descriptive countryside diary is easy reading, and at the same time thought-provoking and amusing.. He sees things many people miss in their hectic lives, yet explains how a sense of wonder at these marvels is the way to reduced stress and increased pleasure.

Illustrated with his own photographs, this first volume of Tony’s “Views from the Hills” is warm, personal and sensitive; it is a celebration of his self-confessed feeling of privilege at having been able to live most of his life in rural areas of Britain; it is his way of sharing the wonder of nature with those who have been less fortunate.

Don’t be surprised if this gentle book stimulates you to look at the natural world with the wider eyes of childhood.

Threaded through this pleasant meander through the seasons of a year in one of the especially beautiful areas of Wales are the exploits of Tony’s Jack Russell terrier, Sparky, who makes everyone laugh with his love of life; this in itself is an example to all who struggle to live in, and make sense of, this unsettled world.

Please note: If you want to view the book in colour but don’t have a colour reader you can download a free Kindle reading app from Amazon to a device that does support colour, such as a PC, Mac, pod, pad, tablet or smartphone.



Boxed Set 3 Dermatology

by Dr Miriam Kinai

Boxed Set 3 Dermatology contains color pictures and clear explanations which teach you about the causes, symptoms and treatment of the following skin diseases:
Chapter 1. Pyogenic Granuloma
Chapter 2. Confetti Hypopigmentation
Chapter 3. Lamellar Ichthyosis
Chapter 4. Acrodermatitis Enteropathica
Chapter 5. Xanthelasma



Ginger Health Benefits – Bath Remedies – Benefits of Ginger Tea

by Doc Goodman

Ginger is a perennial herb which is native to Asian countries such as India and China. It’s for these countries that the use of ginger sprung from and onto Europe and to the rest of the world.
Ginger’s rhizome is mostly used as a spice and also as a medicine as it contains a lot of healing properties. In the medical world, it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties has made it such a successful remedy for many illnesses.
In the food industry ginger is widely used to spice foods.
Many of ginger’s great uses however are to be found in the medical world. An active ingredient of ginger, gingerol, helps increase intestinal peristaltism which helps in excrement expulsion thus preventing indigestion which arises from it.
Gingerol also helps in preventing abnormal blood clotting by inhibiting platelet aggregation. Secondly, it’s anti-inflammatory properties helps treat and prevent migraines and headaches.
A Ginger bath is extremely beneficial to your health. Unlike the normal warm or cold water bath which only refreshes your body, a ginger bath helps you manage a number of medical problems.



Family Practice: A Gland Review: Managing Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases (Audio-Digest Foundation Family Practice Continuing Medical Education (CME). 60)

by Audio Digest

This is the written summary of the audio cme program that accompanies the paid subscription. Audio-Digest is providing this summary via Kindle as a service to our subscribers and as a sample to the general public.

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Family Practice is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information which builds on the AAFP Core Educational Guidelines, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Allergy & Immunology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Conditions of the Eye
Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
Conditions of the Nervous System
Conditions of the Skin
Care of Adolescents & Older Adults
HIV Infection/AIDS
Human Behavior and Mental Health
Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational Medicine
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Rheumatology
Risk Management & Medical Liability
Sports and Recreational Medicine
Urgent and Emergent Care

The goal of this program is to improve management of subclinical thyroid disease and hyperparathyroidism. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Identify risks associated with subclinical hypo- and hyperthyroidism.

2: Determine causes of low thyrotropin levels.

3: Select effective treatment for hyperthyroidism.

4: Recognize clinical findings common in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.

5: Prescribe pharmacologic treatment, such as calcimimetic therapy, for hyperparathyroidism.



Emergency Medicine: Pediatric Emergencies Part 2: Neurology (Audio-Digest Foundation Emergency Medicine Continuing Medical 29)

by Audio Digest

This is the written summary of the audio cme program that accompanies the paid subscription. Audio-Digest is providing this summary via Kindle as a service to our subscribers and as a sample to the general public.

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Emergency Medicine is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information, including, but not limited to, the care of patients presenting to the emergency department in such areas as:

Airway management
Asthma
Bite wounds
Burns
Cardiovascular emergencies
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Envenomations
Infectious diseases
Ingested foreign bodies
Gastrointestinal emergencies
Psychiatric emergencies
Risk management
Pain management
Poisoning & Toxicology
Resuscitation
Sports injuries
Trauma

The goal of this program is to improve the management of seizures and syncope in children. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Distinguish true seizures from conditions that mimic seizure.

2: Obtain the appropriate laboratory tests in the work-up for seizures.

3: Diagnose neurocardiogenic or vasovagal syncope based on the history.

4: Recognize the life-threatening causes of syncope.

5: Determine when to refer a child with syncope.



Emergency Medicine: Pediatric Emergencies Part I: Fever (Audio-Digest Foundation Emergency Medicine Continuing Medical 29)

by Audio Digest

This is the written summary of the audio cme program that accompanies the paid subscription. Audio-Digest is providing this summary via Kindle as a service to our subscribers and as a sample to the general public.

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Emergency Medicine is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information, including, but not limited to, the care of patients presenting to the emergency department in such areas as:

Airway management
Asthma
Bite wounds
Burns
Cardiovascular emergencies
Domestic violence
Drug abuse
Envenomations
Infectious diseases
Ingested foreign bodies
Gastrointestinal emergencies
Psychiatric emergencies
Risk management
Pain management
Poisoning & Toxicology
Resuscitation
Sports injuries
Trauma

The goal of this program is to improve the management of fever in children. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Determine the most common causes of fever without source in infants of different age groups.

2: Recommend testing based on the risk factors for urinary tract infection in infants below 3 mo of age.

3: Recognize the risk factors for serious bacterial infections in infants.

4: Choose the appropriate laboratory tests for infants who present with fever, based on age and clinical appearance.

5: Prescribe the appropriate antibiotics for children who require admission to the hospital for fever.



Family Practice: Difficult Infections: A Survey of Current Management Options (Audio-Digest Foundation Family Practice Continuing Medical Education (CME). 60)

by Audio Digest

This is the written summary of the audio cme program that accompanies the paid subscription. Audio-Digest is providing this summary via Kindle as a service to our subscribers and as a sample to the general public.

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Family Practice is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information which builds on the AAFP Core Educational Guidelines, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Allergy & Immunology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Conditions of the Eye
Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
Conditions of the Nervous System
Conditions of the Skin
Care of Adolescents & Older Adults
HIV Infection/AIDS
Human Behavior and Mental Health
Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational Medicine
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Rheumatology
Risk Management & Medical Liability
Sports and Recreational Medicine
Urgent and Emergent Care

The goal of this program is to improve management of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and hepatitis C infection. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: List indications for appropriate urinary catheter placement.

2: Prescribe antibiotic and nonpharmacologic strategies to manage CAUTIs.

3: Evaluate patients for incomplete urinary bladder emptying.

4: Identify and treat hepatitis C early in the course of infection.

5: Counsel patients about risk factors for, and treatment of, hepatitis C infection.



Family Practice: Geriatric Care: Enhancing the Quality of Life (Audio-Digest Foundation Family Practice Continuing Medical Education (CME). 60)

by Audio Digest

This is the written summary of the audio cme program that accompanies the paid subscription. Audio-Digest is providing this summary via Kindle as a service to our subscribers and as a sample to the general public.

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Family Practice is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information which builds on the AAFP Core Educational Guidelines, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Allergy & Immunology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Conditions of the Eye
Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
Conditions of the Nervous System
Conditions of the Skin
Care of Adolescents & Older Adults
HIV Infection/AIDS
Human Behavior and Mental Health
Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational Medicine
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Rheumatology
Risk Management & Medical Liability
Sports and Recreational Medicine
Urgent and Emergent Care

The goals of this program are to improve management of polypharmacy in elderly patients and to improve health and wellness in the aging population. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Describe age-related physiologic changes that increase risk for adverse drug reactions in elderly patients.

2: Identify risk factors for common adverse drug reactions.

3: List strategies to optimize medication use in elderly patients.

4: Discuss variables in healthy aging, such as genetics, diet, exercise, and socialization.

5: Counsel older patients about the benefits of physical activity.



ANESTHESIOLOGY: Ethical Issues (Audio-Digest Foundation Anesthesiology Continuing Medical Education (CME) 54)

by Audio Digest

This is the written summary of the audio cme program that accompanies the paid subscription. Audio-Digest is providing this summary via Kindle as a service to our subscribers and as a sample to the general public.

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information including, but not limited to:

Hazards of working in the OR
Hemostasis and hemotherapy
Opioids vs. non-opioid anesthesia
Inhalation anesthesia
Muscle relaxants
Local anesthetics
Preoperative medication
Airway management
Monitoring the anesthetized patient
Epidural and spinal anesthesia
Peripheral nerve blockade
Cancer therapy and its anesthetic implications
The allergic response
Anesthesia for nonoperative locations
Postoperative recovery
Management of acute and chronic pain

The goal of this program is to promote ethical behavior and encourage reporting of improper or criminal behaviors among the ophthalmology community. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Recognize warning signs of a possible behavioral problem in a coworker.

2: Overcome barriers to intervening in cases of disruptive behavior in a health care professional.

3: Distinguish between disruptive and nondisruptive behavior in medical colleagues.

4: Identify cases of potentially unethical or criminal behavior among colleagues and take appropriate measures to report and stop the offenses.

5: Recognize the importance of adopting and practicing measures that have been shown to reduce surgical errors.



ANESTHESIOLOGY: Malpractice Litigation/Human Errors (Audio-Digest Foundation Anesthesiology Continuing Medical Education (CME) 54)

by Audio Digest

This is the written summary of the audio cme program that accompanies the paid subscription. Audio-Digest is providing this summary via Kindle as a service to our subscribers and as a sample to the general public.

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Anesthesiology is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information including, but not limited to:

Hazards of working in the OR
Hemostasis and hemotherapy
Opioids vs. non-opioid anesthesia
Inhalation anesthesia
Muscle relaxants
Local anesthetics
Preoperative medication
Airway management
Monitoring the anesthetized patient
Epidural and spinal anesthesia
Peripheral nerve blockade
Cancer therapy and its anesthetic implications
The allergic response
Anesthesia for nonoperative locations
Postoperative recovery
Management of acute and chronic pain

The goals of this program are to encourage practices that reduce the likelihood of malpractice litigation and to improve the culture of safety in operating rooms. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: List the elements of negligence.

2: Identify behaviors that increase the likelihood of malpractice litigation.

3: Communicate and follow up effectively with patients and their loved ones in cases of adverse outcomes.

4: Anticipate and prepare for times and situations in which errors are most likely to occur.

5: Use evidence-based strategies for reducing medical errors.



Family Practice: Population-Based Care: Multicultural and Multiracial Perspectives (Audio-Digest Foundation Family Practice Continuing Medical Education (CME). 60)

by Audio Digest

This is the written summary of the audio cme program that accompanies the paid subscription. Audio-Digest is providing this summary via Kindle as a service to our subscribers and as a sample to the general public.

Purpose: Audio-Digest Foundation CME/CE activities are designed to provide its learners – physicians and other healthcare professionals – with continuing education that will help identify clinical problems in their practice settings, provide content to help to solve those problems, and increase their application of knowledge to practice.

Audio-Digest Family Practice is specifically designed to provide the participant with state-of-the-art information which builds on the AAFP Core Educational Guidelines, including, but not limited to, the diagnosis and management of:

Alcoholism & Substance Abuse
Allergy & Immunology
Cardiovascular Medicine
Conditions of the Eye
Conditions of the Musculoskeletal System
Conditions of the Nervous System
Conditions of the Skin
Care of Adolescents & Older Adults
HIV Infection/AIDS
Human Behavior and Mental Health
Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Occupational Medicine
Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Rheumatology
Risk Management & Medical Liability
Sports and Recreational Medicine
Urgent and Emergent Care

The goal of this program is to improve management of dermatologic conditions in patients of color and infectious diseases in refugees and immigrants. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

1: Counsel parents about treatment and prevention of common pediatric dermatologic conditions, such as diaper dermatitis and tinea capitis.

2: Describe mechanisms that cause vitiligo, keloids, and pseudofolliculitis barbae.

3: List treatment options for acne and atopic dermatitis.

4: Choose appropriate screening tests for refugees and immigrants, such as screening for vitamin deficiencies and parasitic infections.

5: Use interferon-γ-release assays or tuberculin skin testing to identify active and latent tuberculosis infection in refugees and immigrants.



Under the Apple Boughs

by Peter Maughan

“… marvellously descriptive.”
Laurie Lee, author of ‘Cider with Rosie.’

A journey in the mid 1980s through the seasons of a West Country year, stopping off for a favourite pub and to say goodbye to a dog called Bill Sikes.

A journey from a village and valley in the iron grip of a January morning, to the first healing colours of spring cutting into the land, to summer and the starched crackle of applause from the village cricket field, and the praise and harvest gifts in the church above the reaped fields, to the voice of Nathaniel, and a Christmas Eve in his memory when it was believed that at midnight the cattle knelt in their stalls, a voice telling of a village England that was young still when he was.



iPhone 5S The Best Smartphone Till Date

by Ahsan Raza

A short book having all the details of newly launched iPhone 5 the best smartphone till date.



The Prepared Family, A Realistic Approach to Emergency Preparedness…without the hype of doom

by David Smith

In The Prepared Family, A Realistic Approach to Emergency Preparedness â?¦ without the hype of doom, the author takes a realistic approach to preparing our families for the possibility of experiencing disaster. We don’t have to live in fear of doomsday, end of the world, or apocalypse but shouldn’t neglect the possibility that some form of crisis may develop.

His approach is to look past the emotional hype, weed through personal biases, activist agendas, and political & financial manipulation to find relevant, factual data on the possibility of disaster and prepare an appropriate, broad, and flexible response for our family. Preparing is more than just a list for home or vehicle preparations and more than basic camping or extreme survivalist type lifestyle; this publication emphasizes knowledge of simple wilderness skills, challenging ourselves while having fun.

From forest fires, extreme weather, or natural disaster to society turmoil and government bureaucracy, a prepared family will live a lifestyle that maintains the ability to completely care for themselves without outside intervention from relief aid or government intervention. In any disaster the basic questions should be answered. Is the crisis a natural disaster or manmade (the worst in society)? Is it safer for my family to stay put or safer to evacuate to an alternate location (to bug-out)?

The author believes the typical prepper develops an emergency plan based on amassing vast amounts of military surplus equipment as their foundation for disaster recovery may find himself unprepared for a true disaster. Gear can be lost, stolen, destroyed, consumed, or rot.

It is the author’s opinion that the best way to prepare for calamity is the ability to turn to nature’s bounty for safety and personal needs. He stresses that most critical asset that we possess is knowledge, specifically primitive outdoor skills. With the primitive living skills necessary to thrive in the wilderness, a family blessed with more than expected will simply have a welcomed but unnecessary level of comfort.

Excerpt:
â?¦ Natural disasters are hyped as a byproduct of ravenous mankind’s presence on the planet causing global warming with the worst yet to come. Some people, less concerned with nature, are so disillusioned with the government, and society as a whole these days, that they sense the end is near: some seem to practically desire the next big catastrophe to “reset” our society. Speculation abounds about the next global disaster that will change the world as we know it. Fear of the catastrophic fall of civilized society, continental natural disaster, or epic terrestrial earth changer causes some to wring their hands and stare at the bedroom ceiling in sleepless worry. That same fear causes others to take out a second mortgage on the house and begin construction of a dynamic bunker fully stocked and ready for Armageddon.

â?¦ With all the hype, and “preppers” losing touch with reality, should we ignore the possibility of calamity? Absolutely not! Catastrophic events occur each year all over the world. It is logical to prepare for the possibility that a disastrous event may happen to your family. Should we ignore the downward trend of our society and leave our health and welfare up the “authorities” with a simple faith that the government will make it all better? Not at all! Our government has proven, by policy and action, on several occasions, that it is not up to the task of caring for its citizens in crisis.

â?¦ We should also put the doomsday preppers in their place and recognize a life driven by emotional fear, prepared in such a way to amass apocalypse “stuff” that will ultimately fail, spoil, or be consumed, stolen or destroyed. Let them fear the future with their stuff, we will prepare our families to face any future, good or bad, with a continuous prepared lifestyle of knowledge and skills. We will practice our skills and even enjoy ourselves in the process.



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