Outbreak! Plagues That Changed History (Hardcover)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Bryn Barnard has illustrated numerous books and is the author of Dangerous Planet: Natural Disasters That Changed History. The author lives in Friday Harbor, Washington.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0375829865
ISBN-13: 9780375829864
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers, 11/08/2005
Pages: 48
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 10
Maximum Age: 14
Minimum Grade Level: 5th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 9th Grade


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