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The germ lab / written by Richard Platt ; illustrated by John Kelly.

Platt, Richard, (author.). Platt, Richard. Plagues, pox, and pestilence. (Added Author). Kelly, John, 1964- (illustrator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Mansfield Free Public Library.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Potter-Tioga Library System. (Show)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Mansfield Free Public Library J 616 PLA (Text) 31422878 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780753475829
  • ISBN: 0753475820
  • Physical Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Kingfisher, [2020]

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General Note:
Prepublication title: The Book of Hideous Things.
Previous copyright date of 2011, titled Plagues, Pox, and Pestilence.
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
In the germ lab -- Under the microscope -- Disease : how it spreads -- The war on germs -- The rogues' gallery -- Black Death -- The plague spreads! -- "Unclean, unclean!" -- A deadly debate -- The unwell well -- Bug breakthrough -- Death in the air -- Childhood diseases -- Curing the pox -- Fighting back -- A wartime killer -- Famine and blight -- Fungus and fever -- Modern dangers -- X-ray rescue -- The future -- Germ terms.
Summary, etc.:
Provides a history of disease and pestilence as told from the point of view of the bugs and pests that caused them, from common diseases such as influenza, malaria and tuberculosis to such rare diseases as leprosy, cholera, and bubonic plague.
Subject: Diseases > History > Juvenile literature.
Epidemics > History > Juvenile literature.
Communicable diseases > Transmission > Juvenile literature.
Animals as carriers of disease > Juvenile literature.
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