Killer Germs: Microbes and Diseases that Threaten Humanity by Barry E ZimmermanKiller Germs: Microbes and Diseases that Threaten Humanity by Barry E Zimmerman

Killer Germs: Microbes and Diseases that Threaten Humanity

byBarry E Zimmerman, David J. Zimmerman

Paperback | September 27, 2002

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Everything readers ever wanted to know about deadly viruses, killer parasites, flesh-eating microbes, and other lifethreatening beasties but were afraid to ask

What disease, known as "the White Death" has killed 2 billion people, and counting?

What fatal disease lurks undetected in air conditioners and shower heads, waiting to become airborne?

How lethal is the Ebola virus, and will there ever be a cure for it?

How do you catch flesh-eating bacteria?

Killer Germs takes readers on a fascinating (sometimes horrifying) journey into the amazing world of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, fungi, and worms and explores the roles they have played in shaping the course of human history. From biblical plagues, to the AIDS crisis, to supergerms of the future, this updated and revised edition of the original covers the whole gamut of diseases that have threatened humanity since its origins.

It also includes a new chapter on the history of bioterrorism and the deplorable role it has played and is likely to play in the phenomenal diversity of diseases.

Barry Zimmerman and David Zimmerman are both science teachers and authors of Why Nothing Can Travel Faster Than Light . . . and Other Explorations in Nature's Curiosity Shop.
Title:Killer Germs: Microbes and Diseases that Threaten HumanityFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 27, 2002Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071409262

ISBN - 13:9780071409261

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Recreational or Educational Read Whatever your intent - curiousity, interest or educational purposes this book offers an overview of some of humanities greatest enemies - disease. I bought this book for research purposes, as I am in nursing. However, I find myself reading a few more pages every night. It is not the bland and boring information you would expect from a medical-like book; instead it is intriguing. These guys know their stuff!
Date published: 2003-03-18