Superbugs Strike Back

Author: Connie Goldsmith
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822566079
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Superbugs Strike Back from the Author: Connie Goldsmith. Explains how superbugs came to be, what scientists are doing to fight them, and how you can protect yourself against these microscopic menaces.

Gotcha Again For Guys

Author: Kathleen A. Baxter
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598843761
Size: 27.81 MB
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Gotcha Again For Guys from the Author: Kathleen A. Baxter. Here's help in selecting current, nonfiction books that will get boys excited about reading. * Citations for over 1,700 current nonfiction titles published between 2007–2009 that will appeal to boys * Interviews with seven authors, including Kadir Nelson, author of We Are the Ship, recent winner of numerous children's literature awards, and a great role model for young male readers * Nonfiction booktalks that can be used word-for-word when presenting books to students * Reproducible booklists * Photos of featured male authors * Book cover illustrations

Dinosaur Eggs Discovered

Author: Lowell Dingus
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0822567911
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Dinosaur Eggs Discovered from the Author: Lowell Dingus. Examines the discovery of fossilized dinosaur eggs by a group of scientists in Argentina.

Little People And A Lost World

Author: Linda Goldenberg
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822559832
Size: 24.59 MB
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Little People And A Lost World from the Author: Linda Goldenberg. Examines the archaeological find of the Flores Island "hobbits" -- extremely small human ancestors who lived until 13,000 years ago in Indonesia.

Superbugs

Author: Stephanie Watson
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435835859
Size: 26.50 MB
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Superbugs from the Author: Stephanie Watson. Provides information on the increase of drug-resistant germs called "superbugs" and different viewpoints on how to deal with the issue.

Death

Author: Elizabeth A. Murray
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 0761359850
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Death from the Author: Elizabeth A. Murray. Everyone dies . . . but what happens inside the human body when death occurs? What body systems are key for holding on to life? And what value does studying death have for those of us still living? Explore all of the answers with a forensic scientist who takes a look at the body’s interconnected cellular systems and the links between life and death.

The Human Microbiome

Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 151241140X
Size: 68.16 MB
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The Human Microbiome from the Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch. Trillions and trillions of microbial cells live on and inside your body. A small number of these microbes are unhealthy germs. But most belong on your body and perform essential jobs. Microbes help digest your food, protect you from dangerous germs, and help your body fight disease. Using techniques such as DNA sequencing, scientists are uncovering the many secrets of the human microbiome. Scientists are learning how the foods we eat and the medicines we take, such as microbe-killing antibiotics, can affect the bugs in our bodies. They are learning more and more about this system that keeps us healthy and how we can protect it in return.

Unnatural Selection

Author: Emily Monosson
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1610914996
Size: 70.98 MB
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Unnatural Selection from the Author: Emily Monosson. Gonorrhea. Bed bugs. Weeds. Salamanders. People. All are evolving, some surprisingly rapidly, in response to our chemical age. In Unnatural Selection, Emily Monosson shows how our drugs, pesticides, and pollution are exerting intense selection pressure on all manner of species. And we humans might not like the result. Monosson reveals that the very code of life is more fluid than once imagined. When our powerful chemicals put the pressure on to evolve or die, beneficial traits can sweep rapidly through a population. Species with explosive population growth the bugs, bacteria, and weeds tend to thrive, while bigger, slower-to-reproduce creatures, like ourselves, are more likely to succumb. Unnatural Selection is eye-opening and more than a little disquieting. But it also suggests how we might lessen our impact: manage pests without creating super bugs; protect individuals from disease without inviting epidemics; and benefit from technology without threatening the health of our children."