Bizarro Bloodsuckers

Bizarro Bloodsuckers

by Ron Knapp




Explore the strange science behind the bloodsuckers that surround us, including mosquitoes, head lice, and fleas. These critters can be irritating and sometimes even deadly, spreading terrible diseases such as malaria and the bubonic plague, which have killed millions. But you may be surprised to discover that bloodsuckers also help people. Learn how scientists are turning the chemicals blood drinkers produce into medicines and how doctors still use leeches to heal injuries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781978503731
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: Creepy, Kooky Science
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

1 Mosquitoes: Tiny Flying Terrors 7

2 Vampire Bats: Preying on Sleeping Victims 15

3 Head Lice: Making a Home in Your Hair 21

4 Lampreys: Lurking in the Rivers 26

5 Fleas: Spreading Death and Disease 32

6 Leeches: Performing Medical Miracles 39

Chapter Notes 44

Glossary 46

Further Reading 47

Index 48

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