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What Are Germs?

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Gr 3–6—Black Death examines the plague's origins, causes, effects, cures, and historical legacy. Flu provides a concise look at the illness, pandemics, treatments, and recent strains, including H1N1. Germ Detectives highlights the work of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, Ignaz Semmelweis, Joseph Lister, Louis Pasteur, and Robert Koch, all of whom contributed to current knowledge about germs. Malaria explains why the disease is so deadly, notes types of treatments, looks at efforts to control it, and suggests the future development of a vaccine. Smallpox discusses the disease's symptoms, highlights Edward Jenner's work in developing a vaccine, and touches upon the potential use of the virus as a biological weapon. What Are Germs? includes kinds of germs and germ-fighting organizations. The short, informative chapters provide plenty of details for reports. The illustrations, many of which are color photos, enhance the information, though captions often reiterate material found in the texts. Libraries needing current material for health collections will find these volumes useful.—Lynn K. Vanca, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Richfield, OH
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604535020
  • Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 8/28/2009
  • Series: History of Germs Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: 930L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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