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Science: The Living Adventure: Science: The Living Adventure

 
V.S. Ravi (Author)
Synopsis In this book the author has covered the whole spectrum of medicine and human physiology, describing succinctly the drama unfolding in the human body every minute of the day and the wonderful manner in which science and technology have radically transformed our methods of treating the most complex and bizarre diseases. He has ventured to discuss fascinating topics such as rare diseases of the brain, hope for terminal diseases like Cancer and AIDS, the romance behind the discovery of a simple drug like aspirin and a miracle drug like cortison and the amazing breakthroughs in the manufacture of new kinds of vaccines available now for strengthening the medical arsenal. This is one book that will appeal to the layman as well as to the physician, not to mention the enthusiastic research student eager to pursue a career in science.
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About the author

V.S. Ravi

V.S. Ravi, one of the most distinguished police officers in the country, is a scion of the famous Alladi family being the grandson of the Late Sir Alladi Krishnaswamy Iyer, arguably the greatest lawyer of this country has known and regarded as the Chief Architect of India’s Constitution. He joined the Indian Police Service in 1963 having graduated in B.Sc. (Hons.) Physics from the Madras Christian College. He has held various important assignments both in Andhra Pradesh and in the Centre. After a brilliant career of 35 years he retired in 1998 as the Principal Secretary to the Government, Home Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in the rank of Director General of Police. In recognition of his outstanding performance as Police Officer, he was awarded the prestigious President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 1992. (He had earlier been awarded the Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1985.) His publications include Science: The Living Adventure – Astronomy and Space (1995), Science: The Living Adventure – Meaning of Science (1995), and Science: The Living Adventure – Medicine, Medical Technology and Health (1999) and Science: The Living Adventure – Nature and Biology. This is his fifth book, which in addition to science contains seven scholarly and delightful essays on Shakespeare, which reveal his vast knowledge, of Shakespeare’s plays that would stimulate even the layman’s interest, in the works of the greatest dramatist of all time, three thought-provoking essays on the human condition, seven incisive articles on life-style of Indians settled in America and some other essays on several general subjects.

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Bibliographic information

Title Science: The Living Adventure: Science: The Living Adventure
Author V.S. Ravi
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1999
Edition 1st Ed.
Language: English
isbn 8173042926
length 178p., Demy 8vo.
Subjects History