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Healing and Medicine
     

Healing and Medicine

by Gerry Bailey, Steve Boulter (Illustrator), Jan Smith (Illustrator)
 

Describes the basic science principles and the history behind many inventions including false teeth or dentures, vaccine, anesthesia, antiseptic, hypodermic syringes, radiotherapy, the electrocardiograph, and a pacemaker.

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Describes the basic science principles and the history behind many inventions including false teeth or dentures, vaccine, anesthesia, antiseptic, hypodermic syringes, radiotherapy, the electrocardiograph, and a pacemaker.

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Children's Literature
Part of the "Crafty Inventions" series, this book describes inventions and discoveries in health and medicine. More than ten topics are covered from plastics used to replace teeth, to pasteurization, and anesthesia. Each chapter opens with a question such as: how can I prevent disease? The question is answered by introducing a scientific topic and invention that is related to the question. The pages are busy with cartoons illustrating the inventor's contribution to health and medicine with short blurbs of information. The scientific topic is introduced in a paragraph with words in bold that are included in the book's glossary. Each chapter ends with a craft activity for the reader to perform independently. This book will appeal to a wide range of students. The illustrations will encourage readers that are normally not interested in science topics to read on, while the interesting facts about health and medicine will satisfy eager science students. 2004, Picture Window Books, Ages 8 to 12.
—Erin Teagan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404810402
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Series:
Our Solar System Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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