Inspired by a poignant encounter with refugee children in Sweden who fell asleep for months at a time, Wellcome Prize winning neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan travelled the world to visit other communities who have had outbreaks of these so-called 'mystery' illnesses. From a derelict post-Soviet mining town in Kazakhstan to the Mosquito Coast of Nicaragua, via an oil town in Texas, the Maria mountains of Colombia and the US embassy in Cuba, O'Sullivan hears remarkable stories of diagnostic mysteries that doctors have struggled to explain or - more importantly - treat. This moving and unforgettable scientific investigation attempts to unravel these curious ailments whilst asking the question: who gets to define what is or isn't an illness?
Hardback, 336 pages.
Measures 14.5 x 22.3 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
Celebrate women working and achieving in STEM with this brilliant pin. Part of our Badges of Honour range. Enamelled blue metal badge. Measures approx 3 cm long. Made in the UK.