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Food Scientist

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602797352

Describes the requirements, education, and duties associated with becoming a food scientist. Includes profiles of prominent pioneers in food science.

Dental Hygienist

Barbara A. Somervill (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799479

Part of the Career and Tech Education series, this book explains many aspects of the job of a Dental Hygienist, including training and skills needed.

Surgical Technologist

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799486

Part of the Career and Tech Education series, this book explains many aspects of the job of a Surgical Technologist, including training and skills needed.

Bioengineer

Susan H. Gray (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610800389

Bioengineers combine science and engineering to create solutions for many kinds of problems. Find out more about what it takes to succeed as a bioengineer.

Epidemiologist

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624310553

A guide to what an epidemiologist does and how to become one.

From African Plant to Vaccine Preservation

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624317651

Learn about how nature has inspired technological innovations with this book on the similarities between an African plant and preserving vaccines. Integrating both historical and scientific perspectives, this book explains how a plant inspired the invention of a new way to preserve vaccines. Readers will make connections and examine the relationship between the two concepts. Sidebars, photographs, a glossary, and a concluding chapter on important people in the field add detail and depth to this informational text on biomimicry.

Keeping Our Food and Water Safe

Karen Bledsoe (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622992652

This book takes a scientific look at keeping our food and water safe. Reading Essentials in Science.

Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs

Alexandra Powe Allred (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991822

This book is an introduction to the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Reading Essentials in Science.

Bacteria and Viruses

Michael Crumpton (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991907

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.

Bones

Christine Webster (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991921

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.

Brain and Nerves

Christine Webster (author)

Publisher: Perfection Learning ISBN: 9781622991938

This book explains what the brain and nervous system are and how they function in the human body. Reading Essentials in Science.

Bleeding, Blistering, and Purging: Health and Medicine in the 1800s

Matthew Strange (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422296950

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 in Medicine

Kim Etingoff (author)

Publisher: Mason Crest ISBN: 9781422288986

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.

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.

STEM Jobs in Food and Nutrition

Jane Katirgis (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781627179393

What great STEM job may be waiting for you? How about a job in food and nutrition? Have you ever looked at your dinner and thought about all the people who helped get it to your table? Learn all about food chemists, dieticians, and the farmers who grow the food we eat. How and what animals eat to ensure our meat is healthy, how fertilizers play a part in the safety of our fruits and vegetables, and how what you eat plays an important role in your health. So, count your calories and read along to find out all about this exciting STEM career! This book will allow students to understand how systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.

What's Next?: 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.

Bubonic Plague

Kevin Cunningham (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840487

This title examines an important historic event - the bubonic plague. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the disease, how it spread, key players and happenings during the black death, and the event's effects on society up through modern times. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.