Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

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Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure by Jim Murphy, Alison Blank

*"Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating?”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 
This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes TB was identified and the cure was thought to be within reach—but drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The "biography" of this deadly germ and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researched narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618535743
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 07/10/2012
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author

Jim Murphy's nonfiction books have received numerous awards, among them the Sibert Medal, three Orbis Pictus awards, the Margaret A. Edwards award, and two Newbery Honors. Jim also was a finalist for the National Book Award. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jim lives in Maplewood, NJ, with his family.

Alison Blank is a children’s book author and TV producer. Invincible Microbe is her first collaboration with her husband, award-winning author Jim Murphy. They live with their two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.
 

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