The Words and Music of Billy Joel

The Words and Music of Billy Joel

The Words and Music of Billy Joel

The Words and Music of Billy Joel


Now published with an accompanying on-line self-assessment module, the latest edition of this highly successful textbook presents the core information required for students of dental material science. Designed specifically for BDS exam and equivalent candidates, this book is also suitable for post-graduate students and practitioners with an interest in the field.

  • Characterized by an accessible and friendly style, providing 'need to know' information only - perfect for the busy student!
  • Rich with pull-out boxes, tables, line artworks and photographs
  • Helps the reader recall the underlying basis of the subject - essential facts relating to chemical bonding, metals, ceramics and polymers
  • Ideal preparation for clinical practice - equips the reader with the information required to safely assess the potential of new dental materials
  • Explains the terminology used in the description of material behaviour
  • Explores the use of clinical dental materials including resin bonding to enamel and dentine, impression materials, the principles of adhesion as well as issues relating to pulpal protection and the use of post-core endodontic systems
  • Describes the use of laboratory and related dental materials to enable better communication with the laboratory team

  • Accompanied by an ALL NEW ON-LINE SELF-ASSESSMENT MODULE to provide essential exam practice for all BDS candidates and those taking equivalent exams
  • Includes updated coverage of recent developments in dental biomaterials, including endodontic materials, digital impressions and a useful new chapter on nanotechnology in dentistry
  • Reflects the growing need to be aware of the safety aspects of dental materials and the care that has to be taken when sourcing materials from across the world
  • Fully updated and now published in full colour throughout!
  • Excerpt

    Although the term singer-songwriter might most frequently be associated with a cadre of musicians of the early 1970s such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, and Carole King, the Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection defines singer-songwriters more broadly, both in terms of style and time period. The series includes volumes on musicians who have been active from approximately the 1960s through the present. Musicians who write and record in folk, rock, soul, hip-hop, country, and various hybrids of these styles are represented. Therefore, some of the early 1970s introspective singer-songwriters named here will be included, but not exclusively.

    What do the individuals included in this series have in common? Some have never collaborated as writers, whereas others have, but all have written and recorded commercially successful and/or historically important music and lyrics at some point in their careers.

    The authors who contribute to the series also exhibit diversity. Some are scholars who are trained primarily as musicians, whereas others have such areas of specialization as American studies, history, sociology, popular culture studies, literature, and rhetoric. The authors share a high level of scholarship, accessibility in their writing, and a true insight into the work of the artists they study. The authors are also focused on the output of their subjects and how it relates to their subject’s biography and the society around them; however, biography in and of itself is not a major focus of the books in this series.

    Given the diversity of the musicians who are the subject of books in this series, and given the diversity of viewpoint of the authors, volumes in the . . .

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