There's a Fungus Among Us!: True Stories of Killer Molds

There's a Fungus Among Us!: True Stories of Killer Molds

by John DiConsiglio

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There's a Fungus Among Us!: True Stories of Killer Molds by John DiConsiglio

Did you know there are more than 100,000 species of fungi? They can be found anywhere- in the woods, in your basement, even living in your body. Some fungi, like mushrooms, can be good to eat. But others can make you sick-or even kill you. That's where fungus fighters come in. They figure out what's mold-and what's killer mold. Want to know more? This Book Will Grow on You as You Read About: how fungi can invade your body; the mysterious deaths of four people who died on a busy vacation island; where penicillin comes from; and whether you might have the right stuff to become a fungus expert.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531175309
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: 24/7: Science Behind the Scenes Series: Medical Files
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 560,478
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents


Medical 411
What's the World?: Overheard in the Lab     8
Fungi Gone Wild!: See for Yourself     10
The Medical Team: Who's Who?     12
True-Life Case Files!
Beware of the Killer Mold!     15
The Mystery of the Dirt Devil     25
The Case of the Deadly Tree Fungus     35
Medical Download
Key Dates in the History of Fungi: Flashback     44
In the News: Ripped from the Headlines     46
The Fungus Among Us: Real Stuff     48
Help Wanted: Mycologist: Careers     51
Yellow Pages
Resources     56
Dictionary     59
Index     62
Author's Note     64

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