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Resources in Oliver
Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
The Respiratory System by
Call Number: NFS 612.2 RES
Publication Date: 2010-08-15
So automatic and mechanical is breathing for most of us that we often fail to consider the complexities of respiration. Engaging the lungs, airways, and more, the intake of oxygen and release of carbon dioxide are only the most apparent aspects of a much longer routine. Although vulnerable to various infections and other disorders, the respiratory system by and large continues to function in order to sustain us. This book explores each element involved in this subconscious process and the factors that perpetuate human life.
The Basics of the Human Body by
Call Number: NFS 612 BAS
Publication Date: 2013-07-15
This is a stunningly comprehensive roadmap to the human body, and a vividly compelling account of the long history of the study of anatomy and the many breakthroughs that inform our current notions of the human body, health, and disease. Equally intriguing are the cutting-edge research, treatments, and procedures that continue to advance our understanding of the body, its possibilities, and its limitations including: the systems of the body, digestion and excretion, blood and circulation, breathing, muscles and bones, the nervous system, the senses and health and the immune system. Full-color photographs, illustrations, and diagrams, archival images, and intriguing fact-filled sidebars, make this a resource that is perfectly suited to both the biology classroom and the high-interest section of the library. In addition, this is a superb text to use when integrating the Common Core curriculum standards for the reading of scientific texts. It satisfies all the relevant reading standards pertaining to key ideas and details, craft and structure, integration of knowledge and ideas, range of reading, and level of text complexity.
Call Number: NFS 616.238 AST
Publication Date: 2008
Responsible for a staggering 14% of all Australian deaths, lung disease is a largely preventable condition. From asthma to lung cancer, we look at the management, control and prevention of lung disease. Keywords: lung disease - health impact - Australia, lung cancer - care and treatment, asthma - care and treatment.
Asbestos is a tough, heat-resistant mineral that was added to the building materials of many older homes. It can pose health hazards to workers and homeowners who renovate or demolish those homes. This animation shows how asbestos fibres could damage lung tissue and lead to lung disease.
Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked in jobs where they inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers, or were exposed to airborne asbestos dust and fibers in other ways. Washing clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos also creates a risk for developing mesothelioma. Unlike lung cancer, there seems to be no association between mesothelioma and tobacco smoking, but smoking greatly increases the risk of other asbestos-induced cancers.
Popular science journal covering new ideas, technology and current affairs in various scientific fields. Articles explore scientific research and development in environmentalism, industry, engineering and space exploration. Includes reviews of relevant literature and film.
Diseases of the Respiratory System
Occupational Respiratory Disease in Australia
Lung Foundation of Australia