Monday, March 24, 2008

Eyewitness: Epidemic

Author: Brian Ward

First line: Infectious disease has always existed around both humans and animals.

Why you should read this book: Like all Dorling Kindersley titles, this book is full of surprising, colorful photographs, in this case, representations of viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, and protozoa. Each two-page spread comprises a chapter, with short, informative blurbs giving an overview of the subtopic and further information for each of the numerous pictures. Great material for curious kids looking to learn about disease.

Why you shouldn't read this book: E-coli is not a pretty thing.

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