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Presents information on these most damaging of all natural disasters from the perspective of basic meteorology and environmental science, including floodplains, aquifers, tsunamis, the cost of floods, and prevention.
Examines stem cells from the scientific and social viewpoints, including what they are, their laboratory study, their use in medicine, the ethical issues involved, and the legal issues in American and Europe.
Describes the processes by which chemists design and develop drugs, discussing how drugs work in the body, the use of natural products in drugs, recombinant DNA as a new source of drugs, designer drugs, and rational drug design.
Describes the processes by which chemists design and develop new materials, discussing biomaterials, composites in nature and human history, the evolution of materials, nanotechnology, powder and chemical tests, and more.
Explores information that has been learned through the research of astrochemists and space exploration, discussing chemical composition of planets, the formation of heavy elements, star classification, and other related topics.