×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Outbreaks: Science Seeks Safeguards for Global Health
     

Outbreaks: Science Seeks Safeguards for Global Health

by Charles Piddock
 

See All Formats & Editions

Outbreaks provides a fascinating introduction to the fight against infectious diseases, including scientists who discovered various viruses and bacteria. The text outlines how we have learned to fight nature’s harmful strains and to use others to our advantage; it also provides the latest findings on bird flu and SARS, Ebola and AIDS, and highly

Overview

Outbreaks provides a fascinating introduction to the fight against infectious diseases, including scientists who discovered various viruses and bacteria. The text outlines how we have learned to fight nature’s harmful strains and to use others to our advantage; it also provides the latest findings on bird flu and SARS, Ebola and AIDS, and highly resistant strains of tuberculosis. Outbreaks gives readers the experts’ view on an area of science which is vital to the future health of mankind.

National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.
Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
From the "National Geographic Investigates" series, this volume introduces young readers to bacteria and viruses, the diseases they cause and their threat to global health. After an easy-to-understand explanation of just what bacteria and viruses are, the following six chapters cover a variety of topics. Learn how scientists brought a long dead influenza virus back to life. Meet a microbiologist who works at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and find out what his job entails. Read about the modern plague of AIDS and what science is doing to find a cure. Sidebars that run the full length of the page give additional information on relevant topics such as the Black Death or quarantine (e.g., the first system of quarantine was developed in Venice in the 1400s). As one would expect of a National Geographical publication, the photographs are colorful and attention-grabbing. At the end of the book, readers will find a glossary, a bibliography, a list of suggested resources for further learning (books and websites), and an index. An excellent choice for an elementary or middle school science collection. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426303579
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
08/12/2008
Series:
NG Investigates Science Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews