Mummification achieved its greatest sophistication under the ancient Egyptians. Ever since the mummies were rediscovered in 1798, the world has sought to know more about this aspect of Egyptian civilization.
The History of Western Medicine gives a broad overview of medical history in the Western World, from its foundations with the ancient Greeks through to the end of the 20th century.
This article traces the history of the Olympic Games from its first recorded beginnings in 776 BC through to the present day, and briefly examines some of its more controversial moments.
Shrimp plants (Beloperone guttata) are easy-to-keep house plants that will flower all year round if you let them. Sometimes they are marketed under the names Drejerella guttata or Justicia brandegeana. This practical text describes their history, care requirements and needs; the illustrations show...
The African hemp, or room or house lime (Sparmannia africana), is a fast-growing house plant that deserves to be more widely grown. This practical text describes its history, care requirements and needs; the illustrations show how and when to propagate by taking stem tip cuttings.
Originally from the forests of Brazil, Gloxinias, or florist gloxinias (Sinningia speciosa), are extremely popular summer flowering house plants. This article describes its history, care requirements, and needs. The illustrations show how and when to divide tubers, grow from seed and re-pot.
Stephanotis floribunda, popularly known as Madagascar Jasmine or wax flower, is sometimes grown as a house plant, principally for its white, fragrant flowers. This practical text describes its history, care requirements and, needs.
A stye, technically a hordeolum, is an infection in the oil or sweat gland in the upper or lower eyelid. Styes are usually caused by Staphylococcus bacterium, and they can spread from person to person through direct contact.
In the 1920s, American-style gangsters, the most notorious being 'Squizzy' Taylor, controlled crime in the Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney, offering every kind of service, from gambling and prostitution to sly-grog and blackmail - even murder.