Pandemic

How Climate, the Environment, and Superbugs Increase the Risk

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Throughout history, several deadly pandemics brought humanity to its knees, killing millions, and recent outbreaks of Ebola and Zika took coordinated international efforts to prevent them from spreading. Learn about factors that contribute to the spread of disease by examining past pandemics and epidemics, including the Bubonic Plague, smallpox Ebola, HIV/AIDS, and Zika. Examine case studies of potential pandemic diseases, like SARS and cholera, and find out how pathogens and antibiotics work. See how human activities such as global air travel and the disruption of animal habitats contribute to the risk of a new pandemic. And discover how scientists are striving to contain and control the spread of disease, both locally and globally.

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978-1-5124-5215-0
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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Nonfiction, Science, Young Adult
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2019
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 136
Publication Date 2018-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN052060, YAN024030, YAN050060
Dewey 614.4
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 9
Lexile 1150
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Charts/Graphs/Diagrams, Glossary, Index, Reviewed, and Source notes

Reviews

Booklist

“[A] report-ready resource.”—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“An informative, readable text that will appeal to those interested in the subject as well as students seeking material for reports.”—Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“Goldsmith’s writing is accessible and explains scientific terminology throughout. . . . Current and detailed, this is an ideal fit for middle and high school libraries.”—School Library Journal

Author: Connie Goldsmith

Connie Goldsmith is a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and a master of public administration degree in health care. She has written numerous books for YA readers and nearly two hundred magazine articles. Her recent books include Kiyo Sato: From a WWII Japanese Internment Camp to a Life of Service (2020), a Junior Library Guild selection; Running on Empty: Sleeplessness in American Teens (2021); Understanding Coronaviruses: SARS, MERS, and the COVID-19 Pandemic (2021); and Bombs Over Bikini: The World's First Nuclear Disaster (2014), a Junior Library Guild selection, a Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year, an Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California Distinguished Book, and an SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner. She lives in Sacramento, California. Visit her website at http://www.conniegoldsmith.com/.