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GN J 615.3 B
Descript.
138 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm.
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Series
Note
"A history of vaccines includes COVID-19 research" -- Cover.
Summary
"A Shot in the Arm!, book 3 in the Big Ideas that Changed the World series, is the history of vaccinations and the struggle to protect people from infectious disease. Beginning with smallpox-perhaps humankind's greatest affliction to date-and concluding with an overview of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brown traces the evolution of vaccines and examines deadly diseases such as measles, polio, anthrax, rabies, cholera, and influenza. The book is narrated by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who historically popularized inoculation in England in the early 18th century. Brown covers the science behind how our immune systems work, the discovery of bacteria, and major achievements from scientists like Louis Pasteur, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Edward Jenner, the "father of immunology." Brown also tackles the public and political response to vaccination throughout history, addressing head-on the anti-vaccination movement and debunking false claims that vaccines cause autism. A reminder of progress made so far as well as the millions of lives still to be saved, A Shot in the Arm! is a fascinating deep-dive for readers young and old. Back matter includes an author's note, timeline, bibliography, notes, and index. Big Ideas That Changed the World is a graphic novel series that celebrates the hard-won succession of ideas that ultimately changed the world. Humor, drama, and art unite to tell the story of events, discoveries, and ingenuity over time that led humans to come up with a big idea and then make it come true"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 128-132) and index.
Audience
Ages 8 to 12 Amulet Books.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9781419750014 (hardcover)
1419750011 (hardcover)
9781419750106 (pbk.)
1419750100 (pbk.)
Call #
CD FIC REU
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
10 audio discs (approximately 11 3/4 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
114500
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Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
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Performer
Read by Susan Bennett.
Summary
In this warm and moving anthology, a group of bestselling authors and writers pay tribute to legendary, larger-than-life New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank and her literary legacy, capturing her unforgettable spirit, joy, and humor in stories of reunions and love.
Subject
Alt Author
Hilderbrand, Elin.
Monroe, Mary Alice.
Trigiani, Adriana.
Henry, Patti Callahan.
Bennett, Susan (Narrator)
ISBN/ISSN
9780063048973
09780063048973
Call #
FIC BOY
Edition
First American edition.
Descript.
309 pages ; 25 cm
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Summary
"From the award-winning, best-selling author comes a rollicking novel with a dark undertow, set around three unforgettable individuals and a doomed movie set. A producer. A novelist. An actress. It's summer 1968--a time of war and assassinations, protests and riots. While the world is reeling, our trio is involved in making a disaster-plagued, Swingin' Sixties British movie in sunny Brighton. All are leading secret lives. As the movie shoot zigs and zags, these layers of secrets become increasingly more untenable. Pressures build inexorably. The FBI and CIA get involved. Someone is going to crack--or maybe they all will. From one of Britain's best loved writers comes an exhilarating, tender novel--by turns hilarious and heartbreaking--that asks the vital questions: What makes life worth living? And what do you do if you find it isn't?"-- Provided by publisher.
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Genre
ISBN/ISSN
9780593318232 (hardcover)
0593318234
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