Your Body Battles a Cold

Your Body Battles a Cold

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by Vicki Cobb, Andrew Harris
     
 

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Sniff, sniff, achoo! You know how miserable a cold can make you feel. But did you know that it's the start of a battle? Nasty germs called rhinoviruses attack the cells inside your nose. Luckily, your body doesn't take this assault lying down. While your nose works to blow the invaders out with sneezes and wash them out with mucus, your blood cells also move in to

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Sniff, sniff, achoo! You know how miserable a cold can make you feel. But did you know that it's the start of a battle? Nasty germs called rhinoviruses attack the cells inside your nose. Luckily, your body doesn't take this assault lying down. While your nose works to blow the invaders out with sneezes and wash them out with mucus, your blood cells also move in to fight the rhinoviruses to the death. That yellow-green mucus that's part of a cold is really dead viruses and dead blood cells—all casualties of the battle that your body will win. Get a close look at this body battle with comic illustrations and ground-breaking photomicrographs. The photomicrographs magnify the actual cellular processes tens of thousands of times, offering you a front-row seat for all the action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822568131
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Body Battles Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Meet the Author

Vicki Cobb is a well-known author of more than eighty-five highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Cobb's lighthearted approach to hands-on science has become her trademark for getting kids involved in experiences that create real learning. Cobb also writes a weekly column, Show-Biz Science, for EducationalWorld.com. Her picture book I Face the Wind was a 2004 Sibert Honor book. Her latest Lerner series is Where's the Science Here?

Andrew N. Harris holds an Associates Degree from the Art Center of College and Design as well as a BFA in Illustration and Graphic Design from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He is the illustrator of 20 Hungry Piggies, a Fall 07 Millbrook picture book.

Dennis Kunkel is an award-winning photomicrographer whose images appear worldwide in print, film, and electronic media. Considered one of the world's experts on the topic, he is the author of more than 50 research papers on microscopy. Formerly of the University of Hawaii and the University of Seattle, he has left academia to devote full time to the development of photomicrographs. His latest book, co-authored with Alexandra Siy, is Mosquito Bite.

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Your Body Battles a Cold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent nonfiction children's book. A child can learn so much about the body and how it works from this book. It is a must read for children's literature. What a fun way to teach students about the human body!