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Helpful votes received on reviews: 89% (33 of 37)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,389,810 - Total Helpful Votes: 33 of 37
Can Reindeer Fly?: The Science of Christmas by Roger Highfield
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A superbly written book detailing the scientific theories behind Christmas - from snowfall to how Santa manages to deliver all of his presents in one night (without incinerating due to the immense G forces and wind resistance he would experience)!!
This book does require some scientific knowledge but it isn't too heavy. You can really get into this and have a great laugh!
Buy it for your Dad!!!
General and Systematic  Pathology by James C. E. Underwood &hellip
General and Systematic Pathology by James C. E. Underwood MD FRCPath FRCP FMedSci Professor
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A very detailed and well structured text on pathology. Written by the professor of pathology at Sheffield - it pretty much covers everything on the pathology curriculum here. The introductory chapters are also very useful and include such topics as the causation of disease etc. Very descriptive and very well written. You will need to supplement this with a good clinical medicine book (such as kumar and clark) to simplify things a little!!
Basic Medical Biochemistry (Books) by Dawn B. Marks
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Not for medical undergraduates. Only for biochemistry students really.
There is nothing "basic" about this book. This is very complicated, badly illustrated and not particularly oriented for a medical curriculum. Also the clinical scenarios are not very well structured and very complex.
If you want my advice, at undergraduate level you just need a very basic understanding of biochemistry - don't get yourself all confused by this complicated subject. A good physiology or clinical medicine textbook will give you all the information you REALLY need.

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