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By Suzanne Jurmain. 2010
Tells the story of the doctors and researchers who worked to track down the cause of yellow fever and find… a way to eliminate the disease. Junior and Senior High. 2010.
By Robert Silverberg. 1967
By Alison Matthews-David, Serah-Marie McMahon. 2019
The clothes we wear every day keep us comfortable, protect us from the elements, and express our unique style—but could… fashion also be fatal? As it turns out, history is full of fashions that have harmed or even killed people. From silhouette-cinching corsets and combustible combs to lethal hair dyes and flammable flannel, this nonfiction book looks back at the times people have suffered pain, injury, and worse, all in the name of style. Historical examples like the tragic “Radium Girl” watchmakers and mercury-poisoned “Mad Hatters,” along with more recent factory accidents, raise discussion of unsafe workplaces—where those who make the clothes are often fashion’s first victims. Co-authored by a scholar in the history of textiles and dress with the founder of WORN Fashion Journal, this book is equal parts fab and frightening: a stylishly illustrated mash-up of STEAM content, historical anecdotes, and chilling stories. Nonfiction features including sidebars, sources, an index, and a list of further reading will support critical literacy skills and digging deeper with research on this topic.
By Melvin Berger. 1987
Traces the history of the development of the artificial heart, including experimentation with animals and human heart transplants. Discusses the… psychological and ethical issues surrounding their use. For junior and senior high readers. c1987.
By Jane Drake, Ann Love, Samantha Swenson, Sue Tate. 2013
History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person… today is alive because of an ancestor who survived -- and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, and bird flu will determine our future. This book presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we're doing to prevent future pandemics. Grades 4-7. 2013.
By David Morley. 2008
General information about the organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. Also includes journal entries giving personal and detailed accounts of… the group's work, including efforts to recover victims of an El Salvador earthquake, medical care in war-torn Congo, and treatment of the AIDS epidemic in Zambia. An introduction to a dedicated organization that gives people who live in forgotten places evidence that someone actually cares. For grades 5-8. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2007.
By Nikki Tate. 2018
Christmas is a popular holiday celebrated by people all over the world. Learn about the games played, foods eaten, music… played and favourite ways of decorating in different parts of the world. With lots of fun facts (about everything from frumenty to the jolly old man in red himself) and recipes, there's plenty in this volume to satisfy anyone with an interest in the festive season. Grades 4-7. 2018.
By Merrie-Ellen Wilcox. 2018
Why do we die? Why can't we live forever? What happens to us after death? Moving between science and culture,… After Life: Ways We Think About Death takes a straightforward look at these and other questions long taboo in our society. <P><P>By showing the fascinating, diverse ways in which we understand death, both today and throughout our history, the book also shines a light on what it is to be human. Each chapter includes a brief telling of a death legend, myth or history from a different culture or tradition, from Adam and Eve to Wolf and Coyote, and ends with a section on a common theme in our thinking about death, such as rivers and birds in the afterlife, the colors that different cultures use to symbolize death, and, of course, ghosts. The final chapter is about grief, which is both a universal human experience and unique to each person. The text offers suggestions for ways to think about our grief, when to ask for help and how to talk to friends who are grieving.
By Charlotte Foltz Jones, John O'Brien. 2018
Baked Alaska, melba toast, hush puppies, and coconuts. You'd be surprised at how these food names came to be. And… have you ever wondered why we use the expression "selling like hotcakes"? Or how about "spill the beans"? There are many fascinating and funny stories about the language of food--and the food hidden in our language! Charlotte Foltz Jones has compiled a feast of her favorite anecdotes, and John O'Brien's delightfully pun-filled drawings provide the dessert. Bon appetit!
By Solomon Northup. 1970
The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! "A moving, vital testament to one of slavery's 'many thousand gone' who retained… his humanity in the bowels of degradation." -- Saturday ReviewBorn a free man in New York State in 1808, Solomon Northup was kidnapped in Washington, DC, in 1841. He spent the next 12 harrowing years of his life as a slave on a Louisiana cotton plantation. During this time he was frequently abused and often afraid for his life. After regaining his freedom in 1853, Northup decided to publish this gripping autobiographical account of his captivity. As an educated man, Northup was able to present an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. Indeed, this book is probably the fullest, most realistic picture of the "peculiar institution" during the three decades before the Civil War. Moreover, Northup tells his story both from the viewpoint of an outsider, who had experienced 30 years of freedom and dignity in the United States before his capture, and as a slave, reduced to total bondage and submission. Very few personal accounts of American slavery were written by slaves with a similar history. Published in 1853, Northup's book found a ready audience and almost immediately became a bestseller. Aside from its vivid depiction of the detention, transportation, and sale of slaves, Twelve Years a Slave is admired for its classic accounts of cotton and sugar production, its uncannily precise recall of people, times, and places, and the compelling details that re-create the daily routine of slaves in the Gulf South. 7 illustrations. Index.
Blood on Their Hands: How Greedy Companies, Inept Bureaucracy, and Bad Science Killed Thousands of Hemophiliacs
By Donna Shaw, Eric Weinberg. 2017
A few short years after HIV first entered the world blood supply in the late 1970s and early 1980s, over… half the hemophiliacs in the United States were infected with the virus. But this was far more than just an unforeseeable public health disaster. Negligent doctors, government regulators, and Big Pharma all had a hand in this devastating epidemic. Blood on Their Hands is an inspiring, firsthand account of the legal battles fought on behalf of hemophiliacs who were unwittingly infected with tainted blood. As part of the team behind the key class action litigation filed by the infected, young New Jersey lawyer Eric Weinberg was faced with a daunting task: to prove the negligence of a powerful, well-connected global industry worth billions. Weinberg and journalist Donna Shaw tell the dramatic story of how idealistic attorneys and their heroic, mortally-ill clients fought to achieve justice and prevent further infections. A stunning exposé of one of the American medical system’s most shameful debacles, Blood on Their Hands is a rousing reminder that, through perseverance, the victims of corporate greed can sometimes achieve great victory.
Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass … Sojourner Truth W E B Du Bois Martin Luther King Jr and other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics The collection begins with Henry Highland Garnet s 1843 An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America followed by Jermain Wesley Loguen s I Am a Fugitive Slave the famous Ain t I a Woman speech by Sojourner Truth and Frederick Douglass s immortal What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July Subsequent orators include John Sweat Rock John M Langston James T Rapier Alexander Crummell Booker T Washington Mary Church Terrell Ida B Wells-Barnett Francis J Grimk Marcus Garvey and Mary McLeod Bethune Martin Luther King Jr s I Have a Dream speech appears here along with Malcolm X s The Ballot or The Bullet Shirley Chisholm s The Black Woman in Contemporary America The Constitution A Living Document by Thurgood Marshall and Barack Obama s Knox College Commencement Address Includes 2 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative I Have a Dream and What to the Slave is the Fourth of July
By Frederick Lepore. 2018
Albert Einstein remains the quintessential icon of modern genius Like Newton and many others his seminal work in… physics includes the General Theory of Relativity the Absolute Nature of Light and perhaps the most famous equation of all time E mc2 Following his death in 1955 Einstein s brain was removed and preserved but has never been fully or systematically studied In fact the sections are not even all in one place and some are mysteriously unaccounted for In this compelling tale Frederick E Lepore delves into the strange elusive afterlife of Einstein s brain the controversy surrounding its use and what its study represents for brain and or intelligence studies Carefully reacting to the skepticism of 21st century neuroscience Lepore more broadly examines the philosophical medical and scientific implications of brain-examination Is the brain simply a computer If so how close are we to artificially creating a human brain Could scientists create a second Einstein This biography of a brain attempts to answer these questions exploring what made Einstein s brain anatomy exceptional and how found photographs--discovered more than a half a century after his death--may begin to uncover the nature of genius
Empowering Men of Color on Campus: Building Student Community in Higher Education (The American Campus)
By Matthew Smith, Derrick R. Brooms, Jelisa Clark. 2018
While recruitment efforts toward men of color have increased at many colleges and universities their retention and graduation rates… still lag behind those of their white peers Men of color particularly black and Latino men face a number of unique challenges in their educational careers that often impact their presence on campus and inhibit their collegiate success Empowering Men of Color on Campus examines how men of color negotiate college through their engagement in Brothers for United Success B4US an institutionally-based male-centered program at a Hispanic Serving Institution Derrick R Brooms Jelisa Clark and Matthew Smith introduce the concept of educational agency which is harbored in cultural wealth and demonstrates how ongoing B4US engagement empowers the men s efforts and abilities to persist in college They found that the cultural wealth s of the community enhanced the students educational agency which bolstered their academic aspirations academic and social engagement and personal development The authors demonstrate how educational agency and cultural wealth can be developed and refined given salient and meaningful immersions experiences engagements and communal connections
Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Second Edition: Questions and Answers from the National Museum of the American Indian
By Wilma Mankiller, Kevin Gover, Nmai. 2017
How much do you really know about totem poles, tipis, and Tonto? There are hundreds of Native tribes in the… Americas, and there may be thousands of misconceptions about Native customs, culture, and history. In this illustrated guide, experts from Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian debunk common myths and answer frequently asked questions about Native Americans past and present. Readers will discover the truth about everything from kachina dolls to casinos, with answers to nearly 100 questions, including: Did Indians really sell Manhattan for twenty-four dollars worth of beads and trinkets? Are dream catchers an authentic tradition? Do All Indians Live in Tipis? Second Edition features short essays, mostly Native-authored, that cover a range of topics including identity; origins and histories; clothing, housing, and food; ceremony and ritual; sovereignty; animals and land; language and education; love and marriage; and arts, music, dance, and sports.
By Howard Bennett. 2017
The Fantastic Body is the ultimate kids’ reference guide to the human body! Jam-packed with fun facts, cool diagrams, and… gross stories, and written by a successful, practicing pediatrician, this go-to guide will captivate curious readers for hours on end. Kids will take their learning beyond reading the book with DIY projects that demonstrate different bodily functions and tips for making their regular checkups less scary. Through humor, science, and engaging illustrations, this fun and comprehensive reference book is perfect for kids who want to know more about the mysterious stuff going on inside their bodies.
By David Macaulay. 1975
By Randall Robinson. 2000
The national bestseller by the author of Defending the Spirit.In this powerful and controversial book, distinguished African-American political leader and… thinker Randall Robinson argues for the restoration of the rich history that slavery and segregation severed. Drawing from research and personal experience, he shows that only by reclaiming their lost past and proud heritage can blacks lay the foundation for their future. And white Americans can make reparations for slavery and the century of racial discrimination that followed with monetary restitution, educational programs, and the kinds of equal opportunities that will ensure the social and economic success of all its citizens.In a book that is both an unflinching indictment of past wrongs and an impassioned call to our nation to educate all Americans about the history of Africa and its people, Robinson makes a persuasive case for the debt white America owes blacks, and the debt blacks owe themselves.
By Nikki Tate, Dani Tate-Stratton. 2017
Inspired by memories of fantastic family birthday parties, mother-and-daughter team Nikki Tate and Dani Tate-Stratton researched the history of birthdays… in order to answer such questions as, How much does where you grow up influence the way you celebrate getting a year older? Have people always celebrated birthdays? The more they investigated, the more they realized that there's a lot more to birthdays than cake, presents, a few games and perhaps a goody bag. They discovered there are as many ways to observe birthdays as there are places in which to do it.
By Gerard S. Doyle. 2010
The fifth title in Process' Self-Reliance series demystifies medical practices with a practical approach to twenty-first-century health and home medicine,… particularly helpful in a financial downturn.When There Is No Doctor is smartly designed and full of medical tips and emergency suggestions. At a time when our health system has become particularly susceptible to strain, it should be no further than an arm's reach away in your household.This is a book about sustainable health, primarily having to do with your health and what you can do to protect it--in bad times certainly, but also in good. I will help you ensure the health of those you love, yourself and, should you so choose, your community, if and when the world changes. World may come to mean your little town or the whole globe. It could change for a few days or weeks, or for a few years. It could change because of a flood, financial crisis, flu pandemic, or failure of our energy procurement, production or distribution systems.I will not teach you to be a lone survivalist who anticipates doing an appendectomy on himself or a loved one on the kitchen table with a steak knife and a few spoons, although I will discuss techniques of austere and improvised medicine for really hard times.Gerard S. Doyle, MD, teaches and practices emergency medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he also plans the hospital's response to disasters.