Imagine living in a world without pain. You wouldnt get headaches or stomach aches, and it wouldnt hurt when you cut yourself or touched something hot. A pain-free world may sound wonderful, but if pain did not exist, our lives would be very dangerous. We probably wouldnt survive for long. We would certainly be less healthy. And, just perhaps, wed feel less good about ourselves. Learn about the science behind how our bodies are able to experience pain, the ways pain helps us to stay safe, and the ghastly reality of life before modern painkillers.
Publisher: Franklin Watts
Publication date: February 1st 2016
I read this book immediately after I had had toe nail surgery so I was living with pain at the time of reading. I thought this was a little bit ironic really and in a bizarre way reading about pain, and its relief, helped to take my mind off my own discomfort, at least for a while.
I found it really interesting to learn about the earliest pain relief techniques that were used which helped me to appreciate how far, and where we have come today. This book is complimented by very well detailed images and little comments in boxes throughout each page. It has one topic per two page spread making it appealing to young children who may loose interest quickly. It is also designed so you can read topics that appeal to you rather needing to read one topic before going onto another one. These are a great book for teachers as well as for those who just want to read something about a particular topic in an easy toe read style of writing. Highly recommend it and the series.
This book forms one of in excess of 100 in the series. They cover a wide selection of books. For a list of these books can be found here.
Recommend for: 10+ year old children and adults