Kingfisher Knowledge: Epidemics and Plagues

Kingfisher Knowledge

Richard Walker

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Plagues have been an ongoing feature of human history, and this addition to the award-winning KFK series places today's heightened interest in global health issues in a larger historical context. Using a mix of science and history, Epidemics & Plagues reveals how certain diseases become worldwide killers, and provides comprehensive answers to readers' most pressing questions. From the Black Death of thirteenth-century Europe, to AIDS, SARS, and avian influenza, Epidemics & Plagues peers through the microscope at the agents that cause the diseases and also uncovers the superstitions and drama surrounding them.

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Richard Walker

Richard Walker is an award-winning author of books about natural history and human biology for both children and adults, including Kingfisher Knowledge: Microscopic Life. He has a Ph.D. in zoology. As a former biology teacher he has a practical understanding of the importance of accessible reference materials.

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Kingfisher Knowledge: Epidemics and Plagues
Richard Walker

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
Kingfisher
November 2006
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9780753460351
ISBN10: 0753460351
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
10 9/10 x 9 3/10 inches, 64 pages
Age Range: 10 to 13
Grade Range: 5 to 8
$12.95

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Kingfisher
November 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780753461617
ISBN10: 0753461617
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
10 4/5 x 9 inches, 64 pages
Age Range: 9 to 12
Grade Range: 4 to 7
$8.95
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