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The Virus Invaders
     

The Virus Invaders

by Alan Edward Nourse
 
An up-date examination of the structure and function of viruses that covers how they invade the body and what they do once they have entered. Common and uncommon diseases (chicken pox, hepatitis, mononucleosis, herpes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, encephalitis, AIDS) are discussed in depth.

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An up-date examination of the structure and function of viruses that covers how they invade the body and what they do once they have entered. Common and uncommon diseases (chicken pox, hepatitis, mononucleosis, herpes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, encephalitis, AIDS) are discussed in depth.

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Gr 9-12 --Nourse describes the discovery of viruses and their nature, and discusses the variety of viral diseases, vaccines and immunity, and recent research. He presents a wide scope of information; detailed, complex explanations about such topics as DNA and RNA; and focuses on AIDS and HIV. Likewise, hepatitis A, B, and C are dealt with separately. An excellent double-page chart details in outline form the viruses, diseases caused, organs attacked, symptoms, usual outcomes, and possibilities of an available vaccine. Students and teachers will love this feature. Variable-quality black-and-white photographs and diagrams aid in understanding topics under discussion. While the explantions of DNA and RNA are complex at times, this will serve as a useful introduction. Knight's Viruses (Morrow, 1981; o.p.) is a simpler treatment for younger audiences. --Lois McCulley, Wichita Falls High School, TX

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531125113
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/1992
Series:
Venture Books Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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