Deadly Invaders

Deadly Invaders : Tracking Today's Global Viruses, from Marburg to the Avian Flu

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Through a special collaboration with "The New York Times", Kingfisher Publications is pleased to present a new way to learn about the events and concepts that define our world. Gripping first-person narratives, written by veteran "New York Times" journalists, bring history and current events to life for young readers. Full-colour illustrations, photographs and sidebars explain key concepts, and historical articles from the archives of "The New York Times" place events in the global context. This work is set in Angola, 2005. Science reporter, Denise Grady, is trying on a bio-hazard suit for the first time. She is about to head to a virus hot zone to cover the story of a dangerous new disease caused by the Marburg virus. The virus, closely related to Ebola, is spreading in the African nation - most of its victims die within a week. From this terrifying beginning, Denise explores the realities of emerging viruses - diseases that have gone global in the last 20 years, or that are expected to be a world threat in the years to come. From HIV to Avian Flu, this is a harrowing look at the dangers we face in a global society, and the ways that we can protect ourselves in the future.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 196 x 240 x 20mm | 598.75g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • photographs & maps
  • 0753413310
  • 9780753413319

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Children's LiteratureOverall, the subject is presented in a style that is both fascinating and easy to understand. School Library JournalA fast-paced, timely, and important book Kirkus ReviewsEnhanced by news photos, side notes and a large list of citations to relevant Times articles, her accounts will be useful for assignments.show more

Table of contents

Introduction: An Emerging Threat; Part One: The Marburg Story; Chapters:; Luanda, Angola; The Hot Zone; The Hotel Bunga; Claudia's Funeral; The Outbreak Ends; Part Two: Seven Deadly Viruses; Chapters:; Animal Origins; Marburg: Out of Nowhere; Avian Flu: Fighting the Possibility of Pandemic; HIV and AIDS: "Five Previously Healthy Individuals"; Hantavirus: Death in the Southwest; West Nile Virus: A Jet-Set Germ; SARS: A Delicacy and a Disease; Monkeypox: The Pet Connection; Epilogue.show more

About Denise Grady

Denise Grady has been a science reporter for The New York Times since 1998. In that time she has written more than 500 articles about medicine and biology. In 1998, she covered the Hantavirus outbreak in New Mexico, and she recently travelled to Angola to report on an outbreak of Marburg virus there. She lives in Westchester, New York, USA.show more

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