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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

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.

Cancer

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600378

A look at cancer, examining the ways in which the disease develops, its different forms and symptoms, the effects it has on a person's daily life, and ongoing efforts to find a cure.

Diabetes

Bill McAuliffe (author)

Publisher: The Creative Company ISBN: 9781566600385

A look at diabetes, examining the ways in which the disease develops, its different forms and symptoms, the effects it has on a person's daily life, and improvements in methods of treatment.