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Invisible Enemies: Stories of Infectious Disease
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date March 1, 1998
Pages 246
Binding Hardcover
Book category Juvenile Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374336370
ISBN-10 0374336377
Dimensions 1 by 6.75 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.10 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $17.00
Other format details juvenile
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Summaries and Reviews
A compassionate first book traces the history of seven microbes--smallpox, leprosy, plague, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, and AIDS--examining the terror they have created and the drive for cures by heroic scientists. (view table of contents) description: Product Description:
Menacing microbes that made history

This book tells the story of seven tiny microbes that altered forever the course of human history. Smallpox, leprosy, plague, tuberculosis, malaria, cholera, and AIDS have aroused terror wherever thay have appeared, terror that has inspired acts of incredible courage and horrible cruelty. With compassion and an eye for detail, Jeanette Farrell writes of societies in turmoil and of committed searches for cures, of gruesome, misguided treatments and of the triumph of the human spirit. Illustrated with over fifty reproductions of photographs, newspaper cartoons, and public health posters, Invisible Enemies is an intriguing mix of biology and history with a worldwide scope.

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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (December 13, 2016)
9780374304898 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $22.99
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (March 1, 1998)
9780374336370 | details & prices | 246 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 10-12 | 1.10 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The story of man's fight against seven major dangerous diseases
Revised edition from Square Fish (December 13, 2016)
9781250057037 | details & prices | 288 pages | List price $12.99
About: Updated to include the most recent breakthroughsFirst published in 1998, Invisible Enemies has been updated to reflect new medical and social developments.
Reprint edition from Square Fish (December 13, 2016)
9781250096609 | details & prices | 320 pages | List price $14.99

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