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Young Adult Nonfiction History Of Science

Patient Zero (revised edition)

Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics

by (author) Marilee Peters

Publisher
Annick Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2021
Category
History of Science, Biology, Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Recommended Age
10 to 14
Recommended Grade
5 to 9
Recommended Reading age
10 to 14
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781773215150
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781773215167
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $24.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781773215129
    Publish Date
    Apr 2021
    List Price
    $14.99
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781773215136
    Publish Date
    May 2022
    List Price
    $24.99

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Description

Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to find the source of deadly diseases—now revised to include updated information and a new chapter on Covid-19.

More people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters, but the process of identifying these diseases and determining how they spread is often a terrifying gamble. Epidemiologists have been ignored, mocked, or silenced all while trying to protect the population and identify “patient zero”—the first person to have contracted the disease, and a key piece in solving the epidemic puzzle.

Patient Zero tracks the gripping tales of eight epidemics and pandemics—how they started, how they spread, and the fight to stop them. This revised edition combines a brand-new design with updated information and features diseases such as Spanish Influenza, Ebola, and AIDS, as well as a new chapter on Covid-19.

*A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection

About the author

Marilee Peters is a former librarian who over the years has written about politics, theater, the environment, parenting, farming, and health, among other topics. She is the author of Patient Zero, 10 Rivers That Shaped the World, and Making it Right. She lives with her family in Vancouver, BC.

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Editorial Reviews

“Important and interesting.”

SMS Nonfiction Book Reviews, 04/29/21

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