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textbook

A term of art referring to a patient, or the patient him- or herself, who presents with so many of the “classic” findings seen in a particular disease or condition, that one could regard it as if described in a textbook on the subject. (As in, “So-and-so has a textbook case of impetigo.”)

textbook

Informatics A treatise on a particular subject. See Bible.
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The ultimate goal, he adds, is to make course material affordability one of the success stories in higher education, and passing the Affordable College Textbook Act would be a huge step in the right direction.
eCampus still maintains its original value proposition to be the "easiest, fastest way to find and buy college textbooks and college-related paraphernalia at the lowest prices."
Evidence from College Textbooks." NBER Working Paper 11421, Yale University.
About 10 percent of all college textbook sales (based on 2004 figures) come from online traders such as amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, eBay.com and ecampus.com, according to the 2006--07 edition of Media & Culture (Bedford/St.
According to some estimates, about 10% of sales in the $4 billion college textbook industry have been generated online.
The legislation was reintroduced (S.2176) and amended to include both college textbooks and all supplemental materials developed to accompany the textbooks.
With the annual cost of buying college textbooks averaging $1,000, a growing number of college bookstores, publishers and online providers are offering students the chance to rent their books at a savings of as much as 70 percent, according to The Wall Street Journal.
(AP) -- Cheaper college textbooks are the goal of a proposal advancing in the House.
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) reported that sales of used books are growing at a faster pace than other types of book sales with college textbooks and online sales leading the way.
Oxford University Press (New York) has acquired the assets of Engineering Press (Austin, TX), a publisher of engineering college textbooks and engineering license exam preparation books.
With many low-income students already struggling to pay for higher education, a federal advisory committee has opened an investigation into the rising costs of college textbooks and its effect on college affordability.

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