A Shot in the Arm!

A Shot in the Arm!

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2021-04-20

Total Pages: 152

ISBN-13: 1647000904

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Award-winning author Don Brown explores the history of vaccines from smallpox to COVID-19 in this installment of the Big Ideas That Changed the World series A Shot in the Arm! explores the history of vaccinations and the struggle to protect people from infectious diseases, from smallpox—perhaps humankind’s greatest affliction to date—to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlighting deadly diseases such as measles, polio, rabies, cholera, and influenza, Brown tackles the science behind how our immune systems work, the discovery of bacteria, the anti-vaccination movement, and major achievements from Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who popularized inoculation in England, and from scientists like Louis Pasteur, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Edward Jenner, the "father of immunology." Timely and fascinating, A Shot in the Arm! is a reminder of vaccines’ contributions to public health so far, as well as the millions of lives they can still save. Big Ideas That Changed the World is a graphic novel series that celebrates the hard-won succession of ideas that ultimately changed the world. Humor, drama, and art unite to tell the story of events, discoveries, and ingenuity over time that led humans to come up with a big idea and then make it come true.


A Shot in the Arm

A Shot in the Arm

Author: Yossi Sheffi

Publisher: MIT CTL Media

Published: 2021-10-19

Total Pages: 189

ISBN-13:

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In A Shot in the Arm, MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi recounts the extraordinary journey to deliver Covid-19 vaccines: from scientific advancements to candidate vaccines and mass vaccination. It is a story of bold innovation, risk-taking, and teamwork as scientists, engineers, supply chain experts, manufacturers, and governments collaborated on the greatest product launch in history. The book also highlights the breathtaking potential of revolutionary mRNA technology and the vital lessons for combating other global challenges, including climate change.


A Shot In The Arm

A Shot In The Arm

Author: Barry S Willdorf

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2012-02-01

Total Pages: 223

ISBN-13: 1611602564

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When Nate Lewis is retained to defend a black drug treatment counselor on a minor gun possession rap, he inadvertently stumbles into a rogue government operation smuggling drugs from Thailand into Marin County to buy guns for anti-Communist guerillas in Southeast Asia. Soon a prime witness for the defense is found dead of an overdose and Nate's client is accused of killing, and maybe raping her. Against girlfriend Christina's advice, Nate takes the homicide case but quickly discovers that his big retainer comes from drug profits his client has stolen from the rogue agents. It doesn't take long before his client's cronies begin turning up dead as the government agents pull out all stops to recover the stolen loot. But when the client goes underground the agents come gunning for Nate. Only Christina can save him now.


Omar Rising

Omar Rising

Author: Aisha Saeed

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2023-08-29

Total Pages: 225

ISBN-13: 0593108604

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In this compelling companion to New York Times bestseller Amal Unbound, Omar contends with being treated like a second-class citizen when he gets a scholarship to an elite boarding school. When Omar gets a scholarship to the prestigious Ghalib Academy, it’s a game changer. It will give him, the son of a servant, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a better future—and his whole village is cheering him on. Omar can’t wait to dive into his classes, play soccer, and sign up for astronomy club—but those hopes are dashed when he learns first-year scholarship students can’t join clubs or teams; instead, they must earn their keep by doing chores. Even worse, it turns out the school deliberately “weeds out” scholarship kids by requiring them to get grades that are nearly impossible. Omar is devastated to find such odds stacked against him, but the injustice of it all motivates him to try to do something else that seems impossible: change a rigged system.


A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Published: 2014-07-08

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 1476764522

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Featuring a previously published author introduction, a personal foreword by his son and a new introduction by his grandson, a definitive edition of the lauded World War I classic collects all 39 of the Nobel Prize-winning author's alternate endings to offer new insights into his creative process. Reprint.


Shoot Like the Pros

Shoot Like the Pros

Author: Adam Filippi

Publisher: Triumph Books

Published: 2011-02-01

Total Pages: 193

ISBN-13: 1623686873

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Shooting is the most important fundamental skill in basketball, but despite being the skill players are the most willing to practice, shooting technique is perhaps the least-taught fundamental of the game. In addition, there are very few instructional basketball books dedicated exclusively to shooting. Shoot Like the Pros is perhaps the most detailed analysis of shooting mechanics, covering every aspect of shooting, ever published. Divided into seven sections, it covers shooting mechanics, the mental aspects of shooting, free throws, game situations, strength and conditioning, teaching methods, and finally workout drills for advanced levels. Including tips from some of the NBA's biggest stars, this is a book that will give both players and coaches at all levels proper direction on how to improve shooting technique.


A Shot in the Arm!

A Shot in the Arm!

Author: Don Brown

Publisher: Amulet Books

Published: 2021-03-30

Total Pages: 144

ISBN-13: 9781419750014

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Award-winning author Don Brown explores a very timely subject: the history of vaccines A Shot in the Arm!, book 3 in the Big Ideas that Changed the World series, is the history of vaccinations and the struggle to protect people from infectious disease. Beginning with smallpox--perhaps humankind's greatest affliction to date--and concluding with an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown traces the evolution of vaccines and examines deadly diseases such as measles, polio, anthrax, rabies, cholera, and influenza. The book is narrated by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who historically popularized inoculation in England in the early 18th century. Brown covers the science behind how our immune systems work, the discovery of bacteria, and major achievements from scientists like Louis Pasteur, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Edward Jenner, the "father of immunology." Brown also tackles the public and political response to vaccination throughout history, addressing head-on the anti-vaccination movement and debunking false claims that vaccines cause autism. A reminder of progress made so far as well as the millions of lives still to be saved, A Shot in the Arm! is a fascinating deep-dive for readers young and old. Back matter includes an author's note, timeline, bibliography, notes, and index. Big Ideas That Changed the World is a graphic novel series that celebrates the hard-won succession of ideas that ultimately changed the world. Humor, drama, and art unite to tell the story of events, discoveries, and ingenuity over time that led humans to come up with a big idea and then make it come true.


Chicks Rock!

Chicks Rock!

Author: Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Publisher: Abrams

Published: 2021-03-02

Total Pages: 40

ISBN-13: 1647003091

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All in step with wing in wing . . . Chicks can conquer anything! Nerdy Chick has been waiting all day for the Rocket Club meeting. But when she gets there, she finds a disturbing sign tacked to the door: “NO CHICKS ALLOWED!!!” Puzzled, then baffled, then just plain mad, Nerdy Chick sets out to change the rules. Along the way, she meets other chicks who are just like her: passionate and determined. From Soccer Chick to Science Chick and Wordy Chick to Yoga Chick, these chicks aren’t willing to take “NO” for an answer. They rally together, march to the barn at the center of town, and—when they hear “NO” once again—chart their own path forward (or, rather, up, up, and away!). A celebration of girl power and community action, Chicks Rule! is the playful, diverse, victorious anthem chicks everywhere will love.