The Exterminator: Wiping Out the World's Most Infectious Diseases

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Current Science takes readers on a journey from the darkest depths of the ocean to the outer limits of the universe! Timely topics make science immediate and relevant to today's students. Each book is packed with up-to-the-minute science information, unique CS Infographics, innovative sidebars, critical-thinking questions, and real-world career profiles.

Germs-bacteria, viruses, and other organisms-surround us. While some germs are good, others are downright nasty. Germs cause infectious illnesses from the common cold to mad cow disease. Drugs and vaccines have wiped out deadly diseases such as smallpox. Still, we face new infectious enemies every day. Find out how medical researchers are working to win the battle.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433920615
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Current Science
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 1,566,487
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 That's Catchy! 4

Chapter 2 Fighting Germs 6

Chapter 3 Just the Flu? 8

Chapter 4 Tummy Troubles 12

Chapter 5 Bad Bugs 16

Chapter 6 Caught From Critters 22

Chapter 7 Outsmarting Diseases 26

Chapter 8 Exterminators in Action 34

Science at Work 44

Find Out More 45

Glossary 46

Index 48

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