Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Pharmacology. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

New York Times Book Review - 10 Best Books of 2018 A New York Times Notable Book The number-one New York Times best seller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs - and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction, and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into the experience of various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

  • Author: Michael Pollan
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Scientists

                 

2. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how.   The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening).   In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come.

  • Author: Paul Stamets
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Gardening & Landscape Design
  • ISBN: 978-1580085793
  • Dimensions: 7.44 x 0.88 x 8.98 inches

                 

3. Davis's Drug Guide for Nurses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

#1 DRUG BOOK for Nursing Students!  “This is the perfect drug book for nursing school!   All the information on the meds is in-depth and all that you need to know.” — Abby W. SAFETY FIRST! Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses®, Seventeenth Edition delivers all the information you need to administer medications safely across the lifespan—well-organized monographs for hundreds of generic and thousands of trade-name drugs. FREE DIGITAL ACCESS Redeem the access code to unlock your one-year, free subscription to DrugGuide.com, Davis’s Drug Guide Online, powered by Unbound Medicine. You’ll have access to more than 1,700 monographs from your desktop, laptop, or any mobile device with a web browser. Search the complete 5,000-drug database and appendices quickly and efficiently. Build your knowledge with extensively cross-referenced drugs. Keep up to date with FDA drug news. LIFE-SAVING GUIDANCE ... AT A GLANCE New!  The AGS Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults #1 Drug Guide for patient safety Red tab for high alert medications,  plus  in-depth high alert and patient safety coverage Red, capitalized letters for life-threatening side effects REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies) icon Drug-drug, drug-food, drug-natural product interactions Special considerations for patient populations. Geri heading identifies special concerns for older adults. OB and Lact headings highlight information for pregnant and breastfeeding patients. Pedi heading identifies concerns for children. Rep heading identifies considerations for patients of reproductive age. IV Administration subheads Pharmacogenomic content Canadian-specific content In-depth guidance for patient and family teaching FREE LEARNING, CARE PLANNING, AND PATIENT EDUCATION TOOLS Online at FADavis.com Audio Library of 1,200+ drug names help you pronounce important terms Two tutorials, each with a self-test Preventing Medication Errors Psychotropic Drugs Easy-to-Use Calculators Body mass index (BMI) Metric conversions IV drip rates Dosage/KG Fahrenheit/Celsius Interactive Case Studies – brief, real-life scenarios that are followed by a series of questions Audio podcasts delivering information on… Risk Evaluation Mitigation Systems (REMS) How to use Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses® Detecting and managing ADRs Evidence-based practice and Pharmacotherapeutics Pharmacogenomics Medication errors Special dosing considerations Educating patients about Safe Medication Use Video clips illustrating the safe administration of medications ONLINE REVIEWS OF THE 16TH EDITION OF DAVIS’S DRUG GUIDE FOR NURSES Five Stars.  “I LOVE that this includes nursing interventions, patient teaching and an online access code. Highly recommend.” —E.G. Accurate and up to date.  “Top notch for nursing students! Includes many things other drug guides l

  • Author: April Hazard Vallerand PhD RN FAAN
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Seventeenth edition (May 21, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1719640053
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 2 x 8.3 inches

                 

4. Pharm Phlash!: Pharmacology Flash Cards


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

Increase your test scores in pharmacology class. Improve your pharmacology score on the NCLEX. Expand your understanding of pharmacological agents. Decrease and prevent medication errors in practice. These test-yourself review cards put critical clinical information for nearly 400 of the top generic medications at your fingertips. And, you can count on them for accuracy, because each card is based on content from  Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses ® . "I was one of the majority of nursing students who found pharmacology overwhelming and difficult to understand. This tool, which featured a color-coded, body-system organization reflecting the information common to classes of medications, alleviated my fear of pharmacology. This is a worthwhile purchase for those wishing to pass the NCLEX-RN and gain a deeper understanding of medications for the exam as well as real world situations." -Danielle G

  • Author: Valerie I. Leek MSN RN CMSRN
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Third edition (December 1, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0803660489
  • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5 x 6.25 inches

                 

5. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women (Harrowing Historical Nonfiction Bestseller About a Courageous Fight for Justice)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

A New York Times , USA Today, Wall Street Journal , and Amazon Charts Bestseller! " the glowing ghosts of the radium girls haunt us still ."—NPR Books The incredible true story of the women who fought America’s Undark danger The Curies’ newly discovered element of radium makes gleaming headlines across the nation as the fresh face of beauty, and wonder drug of the medical community. From body lotion to tonic water, the popular new element shines bright in the otherwise dark years of the First World War. Meanwhile, hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these “shining girls” are the luckiest alive — until they begin to fall mysteriously ill. But the factories that once offered golden opportunities are now ignoring all claims of the gruesome side effects, and the women’s cries of corruption. And as the fatal poison of the radium takes hold, the brave shining girls find themselves embroiled in one of the biggest scandals of America’s early 20th century, and in a groundbreaking battle for workers’ rights that will echo for centuries to come. Written with a sparkling voice and breakneck pace, The Radium Girls fully illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Their courage and tenacity led to life-changing regulations, research into nuclear bombing, and ultimately saved hundreds of thousands of lives...

  • Author: Kate Moore
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks; 1st edition (March 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People
  • ISBN: 978-1492650959
  • Dimensions: 5.25 x 1.24 x 8 inches

                 



6. PTCB Exam Study Guide 2021-2022: Test Prep with Practice Questions for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

Introducing our updated for 2021 PTCB Exam Study Guide 2021–2022: Test Prep with Practice Questions for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Examination ! Ascencia Test Prep’s brand new, unofficial PTCB Exam Study Guide 2021–2022 offers you current examples, graphics, and information relevant to your healthcare career. And, unlike other other study guides on the market, you’ll benefit from a quick yet total review of everything on the exam! There’s more: imagine having your test prep materials on your phone or tablet! Ascencia Test Prep’s PTCB Exam Study Guide 2021–2022 comes with FREE practice questions, online flash cards, study “cheat” sheets, and 35 test tips, all available online. These easy to use materials will give you the edge you need to pass your exam the first time. Pharmacy Technician Certification Board was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Ascencia Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product. Ascencia Test Prep's PTCB Exam Study Guide 2021–2022 offers you a full review of the subjects covered on the name of exam exam, test tips and strategies, real-world examples, and worked through practice problems. Our book covers: Pharmacology Assisting the Pharmacist Pharmacy Law and Ethics Administration and Management of the Pharmacy Compounding Pharmaceuticals Pharmacy Math … and also includes 2 FULL practice tests , so that you will be ready on test day.  About Ascencia Test Prep With healthcare fields such as nursing, pharmacy, emergency care, and physical therapy becoming the fastest and largest growing industries in the United States, individuals looking to enter the healthcare industry or rise in their field need high quality, reliable resources. Ascencia Test Prep's study guides and test preparation materials are developed by credentialed, industry professionals with years of experience in their respective fields. Every Ascencia book includes a comprehensive overview of the content knowledge that will be tested, along with practice questions for each section to enhance understanding. Full practice tests at the end of every book accurately reflect the exam, helping test takers determine if they are thoroughly prepared. Additionally, all Ascencia study materials offer exclusive tips from healthcare professionals to help readers thrive in their field beyond test day. Ascencia recognizes that healthcare professionals nurture bodies and spirits, and save lives. Ascencia Test Prep's mission is to help healthcare workers grow.

  • Author: E. M. Falgout
  • Publisher: Ascencia Test Prep (January 13, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1635309881
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.78 x 11 inches

                 

7. Mosby's Pharmacology Memory NoteCards: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

Bring key pharmacology topics to life in a flash! Mosby’s Pharmacology Memory NoteCards: Visual, Mnemonic, and Memory Aids for Nurses, 5th Edition uses humor, illustrations, and mnemonics, to help you retain challenging pharmacology concepts and drug information. This sturdy, spiral bound kit covers important nursing implications, frequent side effects, serious and life-threatening implications, and patient teaching skills. Whether you use it to prepare for class, clinicals, or the NCLEX® examination, you won’t find another study tool like this! UNIQUE! More than 100 full-color cartoons offer humorous and memorable presentations of key drugs. UNIQUE! Color-highlighted monographs make it easier for you to identify nursing priorities on common medications. Thick pages and a spiral-bound format create a portable tool that is durable enough for the clinical environment. Colored thumb tabs at the bottom of the page allow students to find topics quickly. UNIQUE! Mnemonics and other time-tested memory aids help you grasp and remember even the most complex concepts. What You Need to Know sections on each card cover key information in a quick and easy-to-review format. NEW! Additional cards cover medication safety, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, oral antidiabetic drugs and non-insulin injectable agents, and disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs.

  • Author: JoAnn Zerwekh MSN EdD RN
  • Publisher: Mosby; 5th edition (June 1, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323549516
  • Dimensions: 4 x 1 x 7 inches

                 

8. The Doors of Perception and Heaven and Hell


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

"A genuine spiritual quest. . . . Extraordinary."  —  New York Times Among the most profound and influential explorations of mind-expanding psychedelic drugs ever written, here are two complete classic books— The Doors of Perception  and  Heaven and Hell —in which Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World , reveals the mind's remote frontiers and the unmapped areas of human consciousness. This edition also features an additional essay, "Drugs That Shape Men's Minds," now included for the first time.

  • Author: Aldous Huxley
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Later Printing edition (July 28, 2009)
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Essays & Correspondence
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 0.47 x 8 inches

                 

9. 2021 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

The 2021 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses provides current, vital drug information in a nutshell. This handy pocket guide by Rebecca Tucker gives essential information on over 4,200 medications, including 38 generic drugs newly approved by the FDA, in an easy-access A-to-Z format. The drug monographs include generic and trade names, drug classes, pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule, black box warnings, indications & dosages, dose adjustments, adverse effects, drug interactions, nursing considerations, and patient teaching. A special section following the A-to-Z drugs provides essential Patient Safety information. Appendices cover topical and ophthalmic medications, laxatives, combination products, contraceptives, biological agents (vaccines), and more.

  • Author: Rebecca Tucker
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 9th edition (October 1, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975158897
  • Dimensions: 3 x 0.8 x 5 inches

                 

10. Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pharmacology - August 2021

The authors of the best-selling Bold and The Rise of Superman explore altered states of consciousness and how they can ignite passion, fuel creativity, and accelerate problem solving, in this groundbreaking book in the vein of Daniel Pink's Drive and Charles Duhigg's Smarter Faster Better . Why has generating "flow" and getting "into the zone" become the goal of the world's most elite organizations? Why are business moguls attending Burning Man? Why has meditation become a billion-dollar industry? Why are technology gurus turning to psychedelic drugs to unlock creativity? All of these people are seeking to shift their state of mind as a way of unlocking their true potential. Altered states, the authors reveal, sharpen our decision-making capabilities, unleash creativity, fuel cooperation, and let us tap in to levels of inspiration and innovation unavailable at all other times. Stealing Fire combines cutting-edge research and firsthand reporting to explore a revolution in human performance - a movement millions of people strong to harness and utilize some of the most misunderstood and controversial experiences in history. Building a bridge between the extreme and the mainstream, this groundbreaking and provocative book examines how the world's top performers - the Navy SEALS, Googlers, Fortune 100 CEOs - are using altered states to radically accelerate performance and massively improve their lives, and how we can, too. Ultimately, Stealing Fire is a book about profound possibility - about what is actually possible for ourselves and our species when we unlock the full potential of the human mind.

  • Author: Steven Kotler
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Psychology, Creativity & Genius