October 2011

Principles of pharmacology : the pathophysiologic basis of drug therapy

David E. Golan … [et al.]

Call no. RM301 P957 2012

This primary textbook for a first course in pharmacology offers an integrated, systems-based, and mechanism-based approach to understanding drug therapy. Each chapter focuses on a target organ system, begins with a clinical case, and incorporates cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, and pathophysiology to explain how and why different drug classes are effective for diseases in that organ system. Over 400 two-color illustrations show molecular, cellular, biochemical, and pathophysiologic processes underlying diseases and depict targets of drug therapy. Each Second Edition chapter includes a drug summary table presenting mechanism, clinical applications, adverse effects, contraindications, and therapeutic considerations. New chapters explain how drugs produce adverse effects and describe the life cycle of drug development. The fully searchable online text and an image bank are available on thePoint.(Publisher’s note)

(Recommended by Dr. Apinya Thiantanawat)

Linkages : a content-based integrated skills text

Connerton, Patrice, Reid, Frances

Call no. PE1128 C752L 1993

Description & Features

Linkages is a content-based, integrated skills text for high-intermediate ESL students who plan to study at an American college or university. The readings in the text form the base for the presentation of content. For the most part, they are authentic and include material from college texts, general audience texts, periodicals, and literary works. Lectures, discussions, and other communicative activities, as well as writing tasks help to expand the students' understanding of the content and to develop their language skills. The topics presented are drawn from the fields of American history and culture, psychology, sociology, and business.

  • Content-based readings (business, U.S. history, sociology, and literature).
  • Thematic organization.
  • In-depth treatment of each topic.
  • Comprehensive recycling of vocabulary, syntax, and discourse style.
  • Careful adaptation of authentic readings.
  • Cognitive skills: analysis, classification, evaluation, and reaction. (Publisher’s note)

(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)

Essential academic vocabulary : mastering the complete academic word list

Huntiley, Helen

Call no. PE1128 H948E 2006

Description & Features

Essential Academic Vocabulary prepares students for academic success by helping them preview, learn, and practice vocabulary from the Academic Word List in context. Engaging academic readings highlight chapter vocabulary in context. From chapter to chapter, the readings and vocabulary increase in complexity level, allowing students to establish and build upon a solid vocabulary foundation.

  • Comprehension exercises ask students to use inferences, complete charts, and answer questions designed to assess their understanding of the text and the vocabulary.
  • A focus on dictionary skills, word forms, collocations, and word parts helps students understand and use the dictionary, identify meaning in what they read, and convey meaning in what they write.
  • Communicative activities feature Task-Based and Paragraph Writing Activities as well as Group Speaking Activities and Role Plays that ask students to conduct a variety of written and oral tasks.
  • Online Teaching Center and Study Centers offer an answer key, ideas for games to incorporate into each chapter, tests, and teaching suggestions for instructors.(Publisher’s note)

(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)

Presening in English : how to give successful presentations

Powell, Mark

Call no. PE1112 P885P 2002

Description & Features

  • Organised in seven sections: Getting Started, Using Your Voice, Further Techniques, Handling Questions, Exploiting Visuals, Basic Techniques, and Key Language.
  • Introduces a comprehensive range of public speaking skills.
  • Discusses techniques for handling an audience.
  • Pays unique attention to the structure and detail of rhetorical language. (Publisher’s note)

(Recommended by Mr.Maurice M. Broughton)