It's Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes (Paperback)

It's Catching: The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes By Jennifer Gardy, Josh Holinaty (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jennifer Gardy, Josh Holinaty (Illustrator)
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Don't be afraid to delve into the good, bad, and sometimes truly ugly world of germs. Microbiologist Jennifer Gardy, who calls herself a disease detective, picks up her microscope to bring expert insight to the microbes that are all around us but are too small to see. Irreverent, playful, and contagious in all the best ways, It's Catching discusses a range of germs and the diseases they cause, from the common cold to food poisoning to the Ebola virus. Young readers will be enticed -- and pretty grossed out -- while becoming immersed in information about pus, bacteria, DNA, genomes, and more. They will learn how germs have shaped human history and also about the individuals who are working to hunt them down. Additional elements, like trading card-style profiles of a variety of diseases, a board game, and a detailed index, make this infectious read both useful and entertaining.

About the Author

Jennifer Gardy, PhD is a self-described disease detective. Currently deputy director, Surveillance, Data, and Epidemiology for the the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's malaria team, she has worked at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control and hosted science documentaries for CBC Television and Discovery Channel Canada, in addition to research and teaching. She splits her time between Seattle and Chicago. Josh Holinaty's works include book, magazine and newspaper illustrations and public art commissions. Also the illustrator of A Beginner's Guide to Immortality: From Alchemy to Avatars and the Ira Crumb books, Josh lives in Toronto..

Product Details
ISBN: 9781771470537
ISBN-10: 1771470534
Publisher: Owlkids
Publication Date: April 15th, 2014
Pages: 64
Language: English