A Brief Illustrated History of Life on Earth
Delving back millions of years and illustrated with colour drawings, this concise history of evolution traces the development of single-cell organisms from the Cambrian explosion, when complex plants and animals began to emerge, through the ages of the dinosaurs and early man, to the current era.
A Short History of Medicine
From herbal treatments, primitive dentistry and trepanning in prehistory to gene therapy, bionic prosthetics and the ‘ticking time bomb’ of antibiotic resistance in the 21st century, Steve Parker’s history aims to provide ‘non-technical insights into the intrinsically fascinating, occasionally horrifying, and always captivating subject of medicine’.
Great Scientists: Louis Pasteur
This book tells the story of Louis Pasteur (1822–1895), the French chemist whose pioneering studies of microscopic organisms made possible important advances in medicine and public health such as vaccination and pasteurization. From the Great Scientists series. Off-mint. Age 9+
Not the End of the World?
Isolated environments have encouraged the evolution of distinct species, which are then vulnerable to extinction when contact with the wider world is established; the Mauritian Dodo and Lonesome George, the last of a Galapagos subspecies of giant tortoise, being famous examples. This Natural History Museum introduction to the subject explores extinctions from the earliest organisms to creatures under threat today and assesses whether climate change and the activities of man threaten a modern mass extinction.