The story of the development of medicine is intriguing, and involves countless trial and error. Readers learn of the stories less-often heard of in this intriguing volume. They learn about the genesis of the medicine we often take for granted today; learning of these back stories, readers will gain an appreciation for common treatments to afflictions that often proved fatal in the past.
In order to understand the universe you must know the language in which it is written. And that language is mathematics.' Galileo (1564-1642) For hundreds of thousands of years, we have sought order in the apparent chaos of the universe. Mathematics has been our most valuable tool in that search, uncovering the patterns and rules that govern...
Written in British English, Tsunami! describes how earthquakes and volcanoes cause deadly waves, the devastation they inflict on communities and the environment, and why they are so difficult to predict.
Mathematics has come a long way throughout its history. Readers are offered a peek into a world that is too often unseen; that being the painstaking development of mathematical principals that serve as the blueprint of our universe. Readers will learn about how mathematics plays an integral role in our understanding of concepts as vast as black holes to those as ordinary today as the common GPS device.
DRUGS ON THE STREET explores, in eye-opening detail, a problem faced by young people all around the world. It tackles subjects such as: the circumstances that lead people to abuse or deal in drugs; the physical, psychological and social effects of addiction; and how drug crime operates on an international scale, and how it affects individuals.The VOICES series brings alive a range of modern-day issues - many of them highly controversial - and aims to stimulate debate and discussion. Firsthand quotes from young people and figures in authority present often opposing views, and offer a global perspective on a wide variety of questions relating to each topic. Summaries of statistics complement the text and provide further food for thought.