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Science in Society Readers: Reader A - Diseases and the Doctor

A reader from the Science in Society series which looks at many diseases, describing their traits and treatments, preventative measures and effects on society.Contents:1. Medical services today2. What is heart disease?3, Cancer and you4. Skin cancer5. Diabetes mellitus6. Epilepsy7. Diseases of women8. Drug and alcohol...
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1980 - 1989

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Science in Society Readers: Reader C - Medicine and Care

A reader from the Science in Society series which looks at aspects of healthcare in society including the development of drugs using animal experimentation and care of the elderly, dying and bereaved.Contents:1. A short history of medicine2. Immunization3. The development of new drugs4. There is more to health than...
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1980 - 1989

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Science in Society Readers: Reader F - Energy

A reader from the Science in Society series which looks at society's use of electricity and considers nuclear power. The book then discusses alternative sources of energy and the risks that were envisaged in the 1980s.Contents:1. How electricity is generated and distributed2. Nuclear reactions and nuclear power3....
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1980 - 1989

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Rocks in the Sheffield General Cemetery

This publication, produced by the Earth Science Teachers' Association, shows how igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks have been used in a city cemetery. It illustrates how rocks are used for building, decorative and commemorative purposes.
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1990 - 1999

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Science in Society Readers: Reader D - Food

A reader from the Science in Society series which looks at the importance of good diet and nutrition. The book then considers the problems of food supply and distribution across the world from the viewpoint of the 1980s.The chapters in this booklet are:1. Nutrition and diet2. Alternative sources of protein3. Food in...
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1980 - 1989

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Special Study: Biochemistry

This Nuffield Advanced Chemistry Special Study enabled students to see something of the scope of the field of biochemistry, and to appreciate its dependence upon chemical principles The objectives were: *to show the fundamental chemical nature of living processes. *to consider the similarity of the chemical...
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1970 - 1979

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Mechanics in Action

Mechanics in Action is an introduction to using practical approaches to teaching mechanics. It includes a background to modeling and 53 practical investigations with photocopyable worksheets and teachers' notes. A knowledge of mechanics is necessary in the study of mathematics, science and engineering. This book...
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1990 - 1999

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Science in Society Readers: Reader E - Agriculture

A reader from the Science in Society series which looks at the role of agriculture and farming in societies across the world in the 1980s. The book considers the need for energy in order to produce food, the use of eco-systems and food chains, and the effects of farming on the environment.Contents:1. Ecology and food...
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1980 - 1989

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Space, Cosmology and Fiction

Beginning with the confrontation between Galileo and the Church, this book follows some of the discoveries which led to modern cosmology and technology, to the excitement of science fiction, and modern space technology.The chapters in this booklet are:*Early views on the Universe - Creation myths, The medieval...
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1980 - 1989

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Energy: the Power to Work

This book from the SISCON series looks at past discoveries about energy, electricity generation, the hazards of nuclear energy and as stocks of fossil fuels run down, uncertainties about alternative energy supply.Chapters in this booklet are:*Trying to understand - What is energy?, The earliest machines, Is power...
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1980 - 1989

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