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Epidemic

Author: Brian R Ward; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: New York : Dorling Kindersley, in association with the American Museum of Natural History, ©2000.
Series: DK eyewitness books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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Discusses what an epidemic is, how it evolves, various causes and carriers, and efforts to prevent epidemics.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian R Ward; American Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 0789462966 9780789462961 0789462974 9780789462978 0789469898 9780789469892 0751328715 9780751328714
OCLC Number: 43929650
Notes: "Discover the battle against epidemics-- from the Black Death and smallpox to the modern superbug"--Cover.
Includes index.
Awards: Shortlisted for Aventis Prizes for Science Books: Junior Prize 2001.
Description: 63 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: What is an epidemic? --
How an epidemic evolves --
Continental spread --
The Plague --
Fighting infection --
Epidemics and the city --
Food poisoning --
Water and raw foods --
Cholera --
TB--the coughing plague --
Lepers and leprosy --
Outsmarting the smallpox virus --
Raging rabies --
Coughs and colds --
Influenza --
Attacking the brain --
Childhood diseases --
Minor plagues --
Deadly bugs --
Dealing with worms --
Malaria --
Fungal attack --
Friendly fungi --
Nature's medicine cabinet --
Animal plagues --
Hot viruses and superbugs --
HIV and AIDS --
Germ warfare --
The continuing war.
Series Title: DK eyewitness books.
Responsibility: written by Brian Ward ; chief editorial consultant, Rob DeSalle.

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Produced in association with the American Museum of Natural History, who have recently produced the world of infectious diseases exhibition "Epidemic", this book aimed at young people, explores  Read more...

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