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Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History

by Bryn Barnard

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"An engrossing introduction for young adult readers to the chillingly topical subject of man vs. microbe." --The Wall Street Journal

Did the Black Death destroy medieval Europe? Did cholera pave the way for modern Manhattan? Did yellow fever help end the slave trade? Remarkably, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Time and again, diseases have impacted the course of human history in surprisingly powerful ways. From influenza to smallpox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the symptoms and paths of the world's worst diseases--and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever.

Filled with fascinating, often gory details about disease and history, Outbreak! is a wonderful combination of science and history.

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Publisher: Random House Children's Books

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  • Release date: February 18, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780307489258
  • Release date: February 18, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780307489258
  • File size: 7839 KB
  • Release date: February 18, 2009


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English

Levels

ATOS: 8.9
Lexile® Measure: 1080
Interest Level: 4-8(MG)

"An engrossing introduction for young adult readers to the chillingly topical subject of man vs. microbe." --The Wall Street Journal

Did the Black Death destroy medieval Europe? Did cholera pave the way for modern Manhattan? Did yellow fever help end the slave trade? Remarkably, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Time and again, diseases have impacted the course of human history in surprisingly powerful ways. From influenza to smallpox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the symptoms and paths of the world's worst diseases--and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever.

Filled with fascinating, often gory details about disease and history, Outbreak! is a wonderful combination of science and history.

From the Hardcover edition.

Expand title description text