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Pandemics.

by World Book, Inc.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: World Book's library of natural disasters. Publisher: Chicago : World Book, c2008Description: 47 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0716698110 ; 9780716698111.Title notes: $21.93 10-2008 (db)Subject(s): Epidemics -- Juvenile literature | Communicable diseases | Communicable diseases -- Juvenile literature | Natural disasters -- Juvenile literatureOnline resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
What is a pandemic? -- What causes infectious diseases? -- How do microorganisms multiply and survive? -- How do infectious diseases spread? -- How do microorganisms affect human beings? -- Why do pandemics occur? -- Population changes and pandemics -- The course of a pandemic -- The Black Death -- Cholera pandemics -- Stages of a pandemic -- Pandemic! -- The influenza pandemic, 1918-1919 -- HIV and AIDS -- Preventing a pandemic -- SARS -- Avian influenza -- Activity -- Glossary.
Summary: "A discussion of a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: Disasters and Survival
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Children's Collection Children's NonFiction j 614.4 PAN Available 39270003054917

$21.93 10-2008 (db)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 47) and index.

What is a pandemic? -- What causes infectious diseases? -- How do microorganisms multiply and survive? -- How do infectious diseases spread? -- How do microorganisms affect human beings? -- Why do pandemics occur? -- Population changes and pandemics -- The course of a pandemic -- The Black Death -- Cholera pandemics -- Stages of a pandemic -- Pandemic! -- The influenza pandemic, 1918-1919 -- HIV and AIDS -- Preventing a pandemic -- SARS -- Avian influenza -- Activity -- Glossary.

"A discussion of a major type of natural disaster, including descriptions of some of the most destructive; explanations of these phenomena, what causes them, and where they occur; and information about how to prepare for and survive these forces of nature. Features include an activity, glossary, list of resources, and index"--Provided by publisher.

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