From Mendel to modern genetics, heredity determines the inheritance of human traits This book discusses the science of genetics, explaining how genes, DNA, and chromosomes combine to form the essential elements of heredity. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book presents a scientific explanation of the human reproduction process, following the development of a fetus through childhood and adolescence into adulthood, explaining the changes the body goes through at each stage. Reading Essentials in Science.
The immune system is a group of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend a body against invasion by harmful microbes. This book presents a study of the immune system, explaining the crucial role of each member and discussing immuodeficiency disorders, autoimmune diseases, and allergies. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book takes a scientific look at keeping our food and water safe. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book gives an overview of sound and the sense of hearing, looking at how sound is produced, ways it is measured, and how the ear works. Reading Essentials in Science.
Heredity is the passing of traits from one generation to the next through genes. Genetics is the branch of science that studies heredity. Reading Essentials in Science.
his book discusses how the main job of the circulatory system is to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body. The heart, blood vessels, and blood make up the circulatory system. Reading Essentials in Science.
The complex processes that go on inside cells keep all living things alive. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book discusses how the digestive system breaks down food, absorbs nutrients, and gets rid of waste. The alimentary canal along with help from the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas form this organized system of digestion. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book introduces bones and the human skeleton and explains their functions, which include supporting the body, giving it shape and structure, and protecting the major organs such as the heart and lungs. Reading Essentials in Science.
Bacteria are single-celled organisms with the ability to help and harm other living things. Viruses can only reproduce in host cells, often causing infections. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book is an introduction to the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Reading Essentials in Science.
This book explains what the brain and nervous system are and how they function in the human body. Reading Essentials in Science.
Medicine developed into a science in the 1800s, but it was a long evolution from folk remedies and superstition to a modern understanding of how the human body works and how disease is spread. Throughout much of the century, the life expectancy of the average American was decades shorter than it is now. A lack of understanding of simple hygiene contributed to the early death of many women after childbirth, and children routinely died of common childhood diseases like measles. An incorrectly treated broken arm could kill a healthy young man, and pain, disfigurement, and epidemic disease was the fate of many Americans. Traditional herbal remedies were sometimes the best treatments available, while patent medicines often contained toxic substances, and medical procedures were often painful, disgusting, and ultimately useless. The dedicated scientists and medical researchers of the 1800s made a tremendous contribution to the health and happiness of Americans.
Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of medicine. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in medicine, from Rita Levi-Montalcini to Margaret Chan, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be a doctor. Find out about the opportunities for women in medicine. Read Women in Medicine to see if following in the footsteps of the many brilliant women who have made their mark in medicine is something you want to do.
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.
This book discusses different STEM jobs that are found in food and nutrition, from agricultural engineers to food safety specialist.
This book discusses how FEMA responds to all kinds of disasters and brings relief and help to people in need.
This book describes the training, techniques, and equipment used by hazmat teams.
This book describes ways that bomb experts detect, disarm, and dispose of bombs.
This book discusses the tracking devices and equipment used by search and rescue teams.
This book describes the skills, equipment, and training of SWAT teams.
This book discusses the training, ranks, politics, equipment, and skills needed to be a police officer.
This book discusses the rigorous training, dangerous conditions, equipment, and commitment of firefighters.
This book gives you an inside look at the intense training, commitment, and dedication of EMTs.