All The Dirt: A History of Getting Clean

All the Dirt: A History of Getting Clean by Katherine Ashenburg Stars: ***** Annick Press (2016) History/Science 104 pages Summary: All the Dirt is a lively, informative exploration of the evolution of personal hygiene. Starting with a number of myths about cleanliness, the author gives a quick overview of the topic. Throughout most of history, people… Read More »

The Drug Book by Michael C. Gerald

Sterling (Sep 2013) Pharmacology 528 pages Summary: The Drug Book talks about the history of drugs from as early as 60,000 BCE to modern times and even a bit in the future. The book covers all types of drugs from ancient drugs such as opium and hemlock to vaccines to hormones to homeopathic cures and… Read More »

Seeing Red: The True Story of Blood by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

Stars: ★★★★☆ Annick Press (2012)Teen Nonfiction Summary: Around the world, blood has always been a symbol of both life and death: blood rites, blood oaths, and blood-soaked legends. Today, we have scientific facts about blood types, transfusions, blood-borne illnesses, and crime-scene blood spatter. Yet the fluid still holds mystery. Open this book to learn about… Read More »