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Pandemics.

Author: World Book, Inc.
Publisher: Chicago : World Book, ©2008.
Series: World Book's library of natural disasters.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A discussion of a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: World Book, Inc.
ISBN: 0716698110 9780716698111
OCLC Number: 84152960
Description: 47 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 28 cm.
Contents: What is a pandemic? --
What causes infectious diseases? --
How do microorganisms multiply and survive? --
How do infectious diseases spread? --
How do microorganisms affect human beings? --
Why do pandemics occur? --
Population changes and pandemics --
The course of a pandemic --
The Black Death --
Cholera pandemics --
Stages of a pandemic --
Pandemic! --
The influenza pandemic, 1918-1919 --
HIV and AIDS --
Preventing a pandemic --
SARS --
Avian influenza --
Activity --
Glossary.
Series Title: World Book's library of natural disasters.

Abstract:

"A discussion of a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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