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Native American Medicine

Tamra Orr (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288603

Native Americans have an incredibly rich store of knowledge when it comes to using herbs and plants to heal illness, treat injuries, and cure disease. In fact, some of their traditions have found a place in the modern medicines we use today. This book discusses the nature-based approach Native Americans took towards healing. It also examines important figures, such as shamans and medicine men, and explains some of the remedies and rituals that were conducted.

Farmed Fish

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290774

Lots of our food comes from farms, and so do fish! Some fish are caught in the wild, but we also eat fish that are raised on farms. Find out what fish farms look like, what fish farmers do, and how fish get from the farm to you. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Zesty and Colorful Cuisine: The Food of Mexico

Jan McDaniel (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422286876

The Mexican cuisine of today originated thousands of years ago. The ancient Olmec and Mayan civilizations domesticated maize, beans, and chili peppers and developed the flatbread cakes known as tortillas. The Aztecs expanded the Mexican diet with other meats, fruits, and vegetables. As Spanish explorers conquered and colonized Mexico, European cooks introduced new ingredients, such as rice, wheat flour, and the meat of domestic animals like pigs, chickens, and cows. They also brought previously unknown methods of preparing food, such as frying. Today, Mexican cuisine is extremely popular far beyond the borders of the nation, and in 2010, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared Mexican cuisine to be an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Dairy Products

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290750

Most of us have a lot of reasons to say thank you to cows! Every time we drink a glass of milk, spread butter on our toast, or lick an ice cream cone, were eating dairy products - foods that come from cows milk. Find out how farmers get milk, what factories do to make dairy products, and how these foods reach your refrigerator. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Soybeans

Jane E. Singer (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290804

Maybe you've eaten fresh soybeans, but you probably eat a lot more soybeans than you think. Soybeans are found in a lot of foods. They're made into soy milk and tofu and vegetable oil. They're hidden in meat. Find out more about soybeans - how they're grown and how they're made into foods you eat every day. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Rice

Jane E. Singer (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290798

Rice is one of the most important foods in the world. In countries around the globe, lots and lots of people eat rice every single day. Find out where farmers grow rice, how its grown, and how it arrives at the grocery store. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Corn

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290743

Do you like corn on the cob? What about popcorn? How about tortilla chips, cornbread, and cornflakes? You've probably eaten these foods made from corn, but you might be surprised to discover you eat a lot more corn than you think. Corn is also hidden in many other kinds of food, even in things like meat and applesauce. Corn feeds the world in lots of ways. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Eggs

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290767

People all over the world eat eggs, mostly from chickens. Learn about the history of eating eggs and how we get our eggs today. Follow eggs as they make their way from chickens . . . to packing machines . . . to the grocery store . . . and finally to you! Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Wheat

Jane E. Singer (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290811

Wheat is a plant that most of us eat every day. The flour used to bake bread, cookies, and cakes is made out of wheat. Pasta and pizza crust are made from wheat flour too. We eat wheat in cereals and in snacks. Discover how all this wheat is grown, and how it gets from the field to the factory . . . and then to your kitchen. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Meat

Jane E. Singer (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422290781

Many people eat meat every day. From steak to hamburgers, from turkey dinners to hotdogs at the baseball game, meat is a part of most peoples daily lives. Learn about the animals we eat, the places that produce meat, and the people who make it all happen. Discover the story of your food - where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Native American Cooking

Anna Carew-Miller (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288559

The diet of Native American tribes reflected the areas in which they lived. For some tribes, like those of the Pacific Northwest, salmon was a staple part of the diet; for the people of the Great Plains, the buffalo was hunted for food. This book discusses the foods common to various tribes as well as the cultural significance certain foods had for specific tribes.

STEM Jobs in Food and Nutrition

Jane Katirgis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179393

This book discusses different STEM jobs that are found in food and nutrition, from agricultural engineers to food safety specialist.

FEMA

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178976

This book discusses how FEMA responds to all kinds of disasters and brings relief and help to people in need.

Hazmat

Emma Carlson Berne (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178990

This book describes the training, techniques, and equipment used by hazmat teams.

Bomb Disposal

Carla Mooney (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178983

This book describes ways that bomb experts detect, disarm, and dispose of bombs.

Search and Rescue

Emma Carlson Berne (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178969

This book discusses the tracking devices and equipment used by search and rescue teams.

SWAT

Tom Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178952

This book describes the skills, equipment, and training of SWAT teams.

Police

Tom Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178945

This book discusses the training, ranks, politics, equipment, and skills needed to be a police officer.

Firefighters

Tom Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178938

This book discusses the rigorous training, dangerous conditions, equipment, and commitment of firefighters.

EMT

Tom Greve (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627178921

This book gives you an inside look at the intense training, commitment, and dedication of EMTs.

The Future of Medicine

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566601641

A look at potential future developments in medicine, including the use of nanotechnology, as well as genetic mapping and other technologies that are currently considered state-of-the-art.

HIV / AIDS

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600354

A look at HIV/AIDS, examining the ways in which the disease can be contracted, its symptoms and diagnosis, the effects it has on a person's daily life, and ongoing efforts to find a cure.

Heart Disease

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600392

A look at heart disease, examining the ways in which it develops, its symptoms and diagnosis, the effects it has on a person's daily life, and improvements in medicinal and surgical treatments.

Parkinson's Disease

Lori Dittmer (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600408

A look at Parkinson's disease, examining the ways in which it develops, its symptoms and diagnosis, the effects it has on a person's daily life, and research toward finding better treatments.

Alzheimer's Disease

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600361

A look at Alzheimer's disease, examining the ways in which it develops, its symptoms and diagnosis, the effects it has on a person's daily life, and research toward finding better treatments.