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Science and Medicine
     

Science and Medicine

by Walter G. Oleksy, Walter Oleksy
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-This introductory survey of recent developments in computer and information technology focuses on practical applications in science and medicine, resulting in an exciting compilation of current projects in many fields. Specific areas included are the science classroom, virtual reality, astronomy, environmental study, paleontology, hospitals, interactive video, sports medicine, therapy for the disabled, surgery, and space travel. The source of Oleksy's information is largely telephone interviews with scientists themselves, giving the book a vitality and vigor of style. The researchers effectively convey their enthusiasm about their work. This volume will be valuable to students writing reports, and will be enjoyable reading for computer enthusiasts. The inclusion of such a wide variety of technological applications makes it unique. Black-and-white photographs and diagrams illustrate the text. Readers whose appetites are whetted should turn to titles such as L. Casey Larijani's The Virtual Reality Primer (McGraw-Hill, 1993) for more specific information on one of Oleksy's multitude of topics.-Joyce Adams Burner, Hillcrest Library, Prairie Village, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816030767
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Information Revolution Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.59(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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