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Invincible Microbe : Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure
by Jim Murphy and Alison Blank


Overview - *"Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating?"-- Kirkus Reviews, starred review This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes TB was identified and the cure was thought to be within reach--but drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race.  Read more...

 
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Overview
*"Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating?"--Kirkus Reviews, starred review This is the story of a killer that has been striking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis. After centuries of ineffective treatments, the microorganism that causes TB was identified and the cure was thought to be within reach--but drug-resistant varieties continue to plague and panic the human race. The "biography" of this deadly germ and the social history of an illness that could strike anywhere are woven together in an engrossing, carefully researched narrative.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780544455948
  • ISBN-10: 0544455940
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: July 2015
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-13
  • Dimensions: 9.07 x 6.7 x 0.14 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.28 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Science & Nature - History of Science
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Books > Juvenile Nonfiction > Health & Daily Living - Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries

 
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