"Richard Platt" is a British people /British writer of nonfiction and information books and multimedia works, primarily for children.

Platt was born in Northumberland, England. He started writing when aged 27 with how-to articles and books about photography. By 1992 he had begun writing non-fiction books for children, initially collaborating with Stephen Biesty in a successful series that capitalized on the illustrator's facility for cross-sectional drawings. Since then, Richard Platt has gone on to complete some 60 more books for UK publishers Oxford University Press, Kingfisher, Dorling Kindersley and Walker Books (Candlewick Press in the U.S.). Most have been for children and young people, though he also writes books for adults on maritime themes, especially smuggling.

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It's time to do it again. There are still very many people who are afraid to fly.

Those people who were phobic about flying, at that time, they weren't even going to consider flying. It pushed some people who were phobic even further away from wanting to do anything about it.

In fact, until that point, there had only been tariffs on imported goods.

This new support will improve our ability to use electronic healthcare data to enhance public health capabilities in detecting outbreaks of serious infectious diseases. We are particularly interested in recognizing unusual patterns of illness at the earliest possible time.

I was surprised that there were only 16 slaves in Milford at the time. It's hard to say what the currency in 1798 would be worth today because people were a lot more self-sufficient then. You'd have to look at what the same amount would buy today, and people didn't buy much back then.

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This will be possible because drug dispensing can be linked to individuals' other health information.

An unintended effect of the Medicare Part D benefit could be the creation of the world's most valuable resource for understanding how drugs are used, especially by the elderly and the chronically ill, and their risks and benefits.

The idea is to build a model system that can be adopted by health systems across the country. It's vital that we find ways to improve communication between clinicians and public health personnel to more quickly recognize actual and potential problems that affect large numbers of people.