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Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History

by Bryn Barnard

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This is a kids book - more precisely, for grades 5-8. It's easy to read, well-illustrated and somewhat sarcastic at points. I enjoyed reading. The information is interesting, relevant, well-organized and well-researched. The pictures might be a bit graphic for younger kids or the tender-hearted, but most kids will enjoy the maps, pictures and charts. This is a great introduction to germs and their place in history. ( )
  empress8411 | Jan 21, 2014 |
I found this book to be very interesting. Great information for accelerated readers or young adults. ( )
  daatwood | Nov 21, 2013 |
Ages 10-14

Outbreak focuses on six plagues that have changed the course of history and in some places continue to wreak havoc. I especially enjoyed learning about the socio-political consequences of pandemics, not to mention the gory details and diverse names given to disease. There is great vocabulary and a sense of humor that doesn't condescend to the reader. ( )
  katewells | May 24, 2013 |
The book took me by total surprise. The author informed the readers of the six plagues that may have altered life as we know it. of the six i found the info about the bubonic plague to be very shocking. This book could be used as a tool for research or even just to brush up on common knowledge. ( )
1 vote Mistin | Dec 4, 2012 |
I loved this book! Really interesting. ( )
  juliemonge | Mar 24, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375829865, Hardcover)

Did the Black Death destroy the feudal system? 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 small pox, 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.

Highlighted with vivid and meticulously researched illustrations, Outbreak is a fascinating look at the hidden world of microbes–and how this world shapes human destiny every day.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:37:15 -0400)

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Describes symptoms and paths of deadly diseases that have impacted the course of human history.

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