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Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

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Publisher Comments:

This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years:

tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes

TB was identified, and the cure was thought to be within reachand#8212;but drug-resistant

varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The and#8220;biographyand#8221; of this deadly

germ, an account of the diagnosis, treatment, and and#8220;cureand#8221; of the disease over time,

and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere but was most prevalent

among the poor are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researched narrative.

Bibliography, source notes, index.

Synopsis:

From one of the most acclaimed writers of nonfiction for children, Invincible Microbe illuminates the seemingly unstoppable killer that's been haunting us for centuries: tuberculosis. Well-researched and including over 100 archival photos and prints, this compelling "biography" of a deadly germ is a must-read.

Synopsis:

In the early days of whaling, whales were plentiful and it seemed that they would always fill the sea. When people realized how much money could be made from whales in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, entire species were wiped out in the rush to hunt these gentle and magnificent creatures. This account is an even-handed portrayal of the exciting, grisly, and sometimes profitable business of pelagic whaling, told from the perspective of young whalers through their detailed journal entries and letters.

About the Author

Jim was born in Newark, New Jersey, and earned a B.A. in English from Rutgers University. Over the years he has had such offbeat jobs as boiler repairperson, chainlink fence installer, roofer, and apartment cleaner, and has worked in a plastics factory, sold books, and been a "tin-knocker" on New York City skyscrapers, working thirty or so stories up on open steel. From 1970 -1977 he was the managing editor for Clarion Books. Murphy has more than twenty-five books to his credit. He is a two-time winner of both the SCBWI Golden Kite Award and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award, and received a Newbery Honor for his book The Great Fire (Scholastic). He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780618535743
Author:
Murphy, Jim
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Author:
Blank, Alison
Location:
New York
Subject:
World
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Health-Diseases
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20060423
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-color
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 9.99 lb
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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From one of the most acclaimed writers of nonfiction for children, Invincible Microbe illuminates the seemingly unstoppable killer that's been haunting us for centuries: tuberculosis. Well-researched and including over 100 archival photos and prints, this compelling "biography" of a deadly germ is a must-read.
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In the early days of whaling, whales were plentiful and it seemed that they would always fill the sea. When people realized how much money could be made from whales in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, entire species were wiped out in the rush to hunt these gentle and magnificent creatures. This account is an even-handed portrayal of the exciting, grisly, and sometimes profitable business of pelagic whaling, told from the perspective of young whalers through their detailed journal entries and letters.
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