Gr 9 Up-Saffer discusses anthrax vaccines for animals and humans, attempts to control outbreaks, the history of biological warfare, the use of anthrax as a weapon, and more. Stewart chronicles the 2003 SARS scare and the ill-fated attempts by the Chinese government to cover up the epidemic while sacrificing lives and public health. She discusses the economic effects in countries with SARS outbreaks, concerns for the future, and other topics. Both books present important material in a clear, readable format. Black-and-white photos appear throughout. Report writers will appreciate the concise presentations, and those interested in the topics will find a wealth of historical background in each title.-Lynn Evarts, Sauk Prairie High School, Prairie du Sac, WI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.