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

Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a Cure

byJim Murphy, Alison Blank

Paperback | July 7, 2015

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*"Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating?"- Kirkus Reviews, starred review&nbspThis is the story of a killer that&nbsphas been&nbspstriking people down for thousands of years: tuberculosis.&nbspAfter centuries of&nbspineffective treatments,&nbspthe microorganism that causes TB was identified and the cure was thought to be&nbspwithin 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&nbspnarrative.
Jim Murphy's compelling nonfiction books for young readers have received a long list of awards, including two Newbery Honors and a Sibert Medal. This is his first collaboration with his wife, Alison Blank , a children's media creator. They have two sons and live in Maplewood, New Jersey. Visit Jim Murphy at www.jimmurphybooks...
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Title:Invincible Microbe: Tuberculosis and the Never-Ending Search for a CureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.45 inPublished:July 7, 2015Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544455940

ISBN - 13:9780544455948

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Lively text complemented by excellent, well-placed reproductions of photographs, drawings, flyers, woodcuts, posters and ads . . . . Who knew the biography of a germ could be so fascinating?" -Kirkus Review, starred review"This is a solid and timely addition to nonfiction resources on sickness and human history."-VOYA, 4Q 3P J S"An engaging read."-Horn Book"The writing is crisp and clinical . . . Students researching diseases or medical breakthroughs will find this book both informative and interesting."-School Library Journal, starred review"Wide ranging in breadth, yet always well focused on the topic at hand, this fascinating book offers a sharply detailed picture of tuberculosis throughout history."-Booklist, starred review"