Math in Society

Author: David Lippman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1479276537
Release Date: 2012-09-07
Genre:

Math in Society is a survey of contemporary mathematical topics, appropriate for a college-level topics course for liberal arts major, or as a general quantitative reasoning course.This book is an open textbook; it can be read free online at http://www.opentextbookstore.com/mathinsociety/. Editable versions of the chapters are available as well.

Geology and Medicine

Author: C.J. Duffin
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781786202833
Release Date: 2017-07-06
Genre: Science

The development of the geological and medical sciences shows overlap through numerous historical threads, some of which are investigated here by an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Some of the medical men considered here are the relatively well known Steno, Parkinson, William Hunter and Peter Duncan, as well as several more obscure individuals such as Sperling, Hodges, Lemoine, Siqués and a number of Italians. Their work included foundational geological studies, aspects of hydrogeology and the nature of fossils. The therapeutic use of geological materials has been practised since ancient times. A suite of magico-medicinal stones, some purportedly harvested from the bodies of fabulous animals, have ancient folklore roots and were worn as protective amulets and incorporated into medicines. Medicinal earths were credited with wide-ranging medicinal properties. Geology and Medicine: Historical Connections will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, medical personnel, historians of science and the general reader with an interest in science.

Aging in the Past

Author: David I. Kertzer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520084667
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Thanks to improved food, medicine, and living conditions, the average age of the population is increasing throughout the modern industrialized world. Yet, despite the recent upsurge of scholarly interest in the lives of older people and the blossoming of historical demography, little historical demographic attention has been paid to the lives of the elderly. A landmark volume, Aging in the Past marks the emergence of the historical demographic study of aging. Following a masterly explication of the new field by Peter Laslett, leading scholars in family history and historical demography offer new research results and fresh analyses that greatly increase our understanding of aging, historically and across cultures. Focusing primarily on post-Industrial Europe and the United States, they explore a range of issues under the broad topics of living arrangements, widowhood, and retirement and mortality. This important work provides a much-needed historical perspective on and suggests possible alternative solutions to the problems of the aged. Thanks to improved food, medicine, and living conditions, the average age of the population is increasing throughout the modern industrialized world. Yet, despite the recent upsurge of scholarly interest in the lives of older people and the blossoming of historical demography, little historical demographic attention has been paid to the lives of the elderly. A landmark volume, Aging in the Past marks the emergence of the historical demographic study of aging. Following a masterly explication of the new field by Peter Laslett, leading scholars in family history and historical demography offer new research results and fresh analyses that greatly increase our understanding of aging, historically and across cultures. Focusing primarily on post-Industrial Europe and the United States, they explore a range of issues under the broad topics of living arrangements, widowhood, and retirement and mortality. This important work provides a much-needed historical perspective on and suggests possible alternative solutions to the problems of the aged.

Monique and the Mango Rains

Author: Kris Holloway
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781851688890
Release Date: 2011-05-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Monique Dembele saves lives and dispenses hope in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. Her unquenchable passion to improve the lot of the women and children in her West African village is matched by her buoyant humour in the face of unhappy marriage and backbreaking work. This is the deeply compelling story of the rare friendship between a young development volunteer and this midwife who defies tradition and becomes - too early in her own life - a legend.

Lost in the Stars of the Southern Cross

Author: Jordan M. Young
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781312032637
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Just weeks before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 21-year-old Jordan Young arrived in Brazil with $35 in his pocket and dreams of adventure. Unable to return to the U.S. because of war travel restrictions, Jordan studied at the University of Sao Paulo, worked as a rural sociologist in the Amazon, and helped organize the Rubber Army to support the WWII war effort. In the process he met the Brazilian beauty whom he married many years later. His memoir tells the story of the Brazil of the 1940s that no longer exists and the making of a Brazilianist. Jordan M. Young is professor emeritus of history at Pace University in New York, NY. He is the author of several books about Brazil and an early proponent of the study of Brazilian culture in the United States.

All About Coffee

Author: William Harrison Ukers
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015027047979
Release Date: 1922
Genre: Coffee

The evolution of a cup of coffee; Dealing with the etymology of coffee; History of coffee propagation; Early history of coffee drinking; Introduction of coffee into Western Europe; Beginnings of coffee in France; Introduction of coffee into England, Holland, Germany; Telling how coffee came to Vienna; Coffee houses to oud London; History on the early parisian coffee houses; Introduction of coffe into North America; History of coffe in old New York, Philadelphia; Botany of the coffe plant; Microscopy of the coffee fruit; Chemistry of the coffee bean; Pharmacology of the coffee drink; Commercial coffee of the world; Cultivation of the coffee plant; Preparing green coffee por market; Production and consumption of coffee; How green coffes are bought and sold; Green and boasted coffee characteristics; Factory preparation of roasted coffee; Wholesale merchandising of coffee; Retail merchandising of roasted coffee; Short history of coffee advertising; Coffee trade in the United States; Development of the green roasted coffee; Some big men and notable achievements; History of coffee in literature; Evolution of coffee apparatus; Worl's coffee manners and customs.

Camps in the Caribbees The Adventures of a Naturalist in the Lesser Antilles

Author: Frederick A. Ober
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 1376694816
Release Date: 2018-02-04
Genre: History

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

A Clockwork Apple

Author: Belinda Webb
Publisher:
ISBN: 1905636172
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

At last - an antithesis to chick-lit. Set in a dystopic Manchester, A Clockwork Apple introduces Alex, an angry young heroine for our times who rages against the middling 'Blytons' and all they stand for. Her gang is all female, the state's control is exercised through addiction therapy, and Alex's solace is in high literature and postmodern deconstructionism!

A History of Geology and Medicine

Author: C.J. Duffin
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862393561
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Genre: Science

The historical links between Geology and Medicine are surprisingly numerous and diverse. This, the first ever volume dedicated to the subject, contains contributions from an international authorship of geologists, historians and medical professionals. Rocks, minerals, fossils and earths have been used therapeutically since earliest times and details recorded on ancient papyri, clay tablets, medieval manuscripts and early published sources. Pumice was used to clean teeth, antimony to heal wounds, clays as antidotes to poison, gold to cure haemorrhoids and warts, and gem pastes to treat syphilis and the plague, while mineral springs preserved health. Geology was crucial in the development of public health. Medical men making important geological contributions include Steno, Worm, Parkinson, Bigsby, William Hunter, Jenner, John Hulke, Conan Doyle, Gorini and various Antarctic explorers. A History of Geology and Medicine will be of particular interest to Earth scientists, medical personnel, historians of science and the general reader who has an interest in science.

The Earle Family Ralph Earle and His Descendants

Author: Pliny Earle
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1377927342
Release Date: 2018-02-18
Genre: History

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Bunker

Author: James P. O'Donnell
Publisher: Da Capo
ISBN: 0306809583
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

A compulsively readable account of Hitler's last days, written by one of the first Americans to enter Hitler's bunker after the fall of Berlin