64 Pages, Ages 10-13Amazon Barnes & Noble Books-a-Million IndieBound Powells
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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About the author
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.