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History

  • OCR GCSE History SHP: Viking Expansion c750-c1050by Christopher Culpin

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 15.99

    An OCR endorsed textbook Let SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical knowledge and skills. - Tackle unfamiliar topics from the broadened curriculum... more...

  • Cancer, Radiation Therapy, and the Marketby Barbara Bridgman Perkins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Appraising cancer as a major medical market in the 2010s, Wall Street investors placed their bets on single-technology treatment facilities costing $100-$300 million each. Critics inside medicine called the widely-publicized proton-center boom "crazy medicine and unsustainable public policy." There was no valid evidence, they claimed, that proton... more...

  • Conserving health in early modern cultureby Ssandra Cavallo; Tessa Storey

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    Conserving Health brings together scholarship from across the disciplinary spectrum to illustrate the role of preventive culture in early modern England and Italy, its ubiquity but also how patterns of healthy living differed in different countries. more...

  • The Kelloggsby Howard Markel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 35.00

    "What's more American than Corn Flakes?" —Bing Crosby From the much admired medical historian (“Markel shows just how compelling the medical history can be”—Andrea Barrett) and author of An Anatomy of Addiction (“Absorbing, vivid”—Sherwin Nuland, The New York Times Book Review , front page)—the story of America’s empire builders: John and Will... more...

  • Maladies and Medicineby Sara Read; Jennifer Evans

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 13.91

    Maladies and Medicine offers a lively exploration of health and medical cures in early modern England. The introduction sets out the background in which the body was understood, covering the theory of the four humors and the ways that male and female bodies were conceptualized. It also explains the hierarchy of healers from university trained physicians,... more...

  • Harmony in Healingby James Garber

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    Medicine and astronomy are the oldest of all the sciences. They appear at first glance to be the original odd couple. Their union gave birth to a progeny that populated the Western world for more than two millennia. From an historical perspective, their marriage and mutual influence is undeniable. Cosmology and cosmogony, as natural philosophical aspects... more...

  • OCR GCSE History SHP: Living under Nazi Rule 1933-1945by Richard Kennett

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 15.99

    An OCR endorsed textbook Let SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical knowledge and skills. - Tackle unfamiliar topics from the broadened curriculum... more...

  • Pain: A Very Short Introductionby Rob Boddice

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    Rob Boddice considers how perceptions of pain have varied across history, and how the treatment of pain has also changed. Beginning with the classical world, he charts the increasing distinction drawn between physical and emotional pain, and the growing modern focus on empathy and compassion towards pain in others, and in animals. more...

  • Spare Partsby Renee C. Fox

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Spare Parts examines major developments in the field of organ replacement that occurred in the United States over the course of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s. It focuses upon significant medical and social changes in the transplantation of human organs and on the development and clinical testing of the Jarvik-7 artificial heart, with... more...