Eyewitness Science: Medicine

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Overview

Why did people think a hole drilled in the skull would relieve a headache? What does a virus look like? How is poison used to cure illness? How can a flower treat leukemia? Can acupuncture replace anesthetics?

Find out the answers to these and many other questions in this fascinating new look at medicine. Superb full color photography of medical instruments, experiments, and medications, plus modern internal imaging, reveal the discoveries and latest research that have transformed our understanding of medical science.

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Knopf's Eyewitness series is being flattered to a fare-thee-well these days. These four titles in the new Eye-Openers series, developed by Eyewitness creators Dorling Kindersley, possess similar characteristics--radiant color photography, abundant white space, striking graphics. Each spread contains a predominant photo of the creature (or truck), a color drawing of the subject in its environment, a short horizontal border showing it ``in action'' and from four to 10 lines of simple, descriptive text. A nice touch is the inclusion of small-sized drawings that highlight particular features--a cement mixer's trough and ladder, a sow's snout and tail. The text, however, seems to swing from overly specific to somewhat general, as if uncertain of the audience. ``Every once in a while a snake will shed its outer layer of skin'' is a bit vague; and, although one of the drawings is a close-up of scales, the text does not mention that those are, in fact, the creature's ``skin.'' Still, these are enticing entries into a rapidly expanding field. Ages 2-5. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781564588821
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/1995
  • Series: My First Look at Series
  • Edition description: 1st American edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1230L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.14 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.
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