By Ben-Barak, Idan
Disease--specifically infectious disease--is what eventually kills the overwhelming majority of us. In fact, it's amazing that it doesn't get us sooner: we fight off millions of disease-causing germs every day. So how come we're not dead yet? In this lively and accessible book, I...dan Ben-Barak tells us why. He explores the immune system and what keeps it running, how germs are destroyed, and why we develop immunities to certain disease-causing agents. He also examines the role of antibiotics and vaccines, and looks at what the future holds for our collective chances of not being dead. This is entertaining and thoughtful science writing to inspire the student interested in a career in medicine or immunology, or to inform the reader who just wants to understand more about their body while having a laugh along the way.Read more
Idan Ben-Barak holds a BSc in medical science and an MSc in microbiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, a PhD in the history and philosophy of science at the University of Sydney, and a library diploma. His first book, Small Wonders: how microbes rule our world was published by Scribe and translated into five languages. It won the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F (Science Books and Films) Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult category. He is the author of Do Not Lick This Book (Roaring Brook, June 2018), illustrated by the creator of the YouTube sensation Dumb Ways to Die.
Subscribe now to be the first to hear about specials and upcoming releases.
Copyright © 2020 Wheelers Books
· All rights reserved