Anatomy of a Pandemic
Sickness is a fact of everyday life. But when sickness spreads from person to person rapidly, a deadly pandemic could result. Find out the causes behind major pandemics of history such as the Spanish flu and the Bubonic plague. Then go behind the scenes to meet the people who are working hard every day to stop pandemics before they start.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published January 1st 2011 by Velocity Business Publishing
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This is a great book for "reluctant readers." It's written at a fairly basic reading level (3rd/4th grade), but the topic and presentation are appropriate through high school. And it's engaging: death and diseases with all kinds of interesting factoids. It also describes the full line-up of people who fight plagues: from doctors and health department investigators to people at the Department of Homeland Security.