Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield

Science Comics Plagues The Microscopic Battlefield In PLAGUES we get to know the critters behind history s worst diseases We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections diseases and immunity and also the incredible effect that technology a

  • Title: Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield
  • Author: Falynn Koch
  • ISBN: 9781626727526
  • Page: 274
  • Format: Paperback
  • In PLAGUES, we get to know the critters behind history s worst diseases We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections, diseases, and immunity, and also the incredible effect that technology and medical science have had on humanity s ability to contain and treat disease.Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic dinosaurs,In PLAGUES, we get to know the critters behind history s worst diseases We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections, diseases, and immunity, and also the incredible effect that technology and medical science have had on humanity s ability to contain and treat disease.Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects Whether you re a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you

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    1. In this volume we get to know the critters behind history's worst diseases. We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections, diseases, and immunity, and also the incredible effect that technology and medical science have had on humanity's ability to contain and treat disease.

    2. openbooksociety/article/scScience Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic BattlefieldScience ComicsBy Falynn Christine KochISBN: 9781626727526Author’s Website: falynnk/Brought to you by OBS reviewer Andra SummaryIn PLAGUES, we get to know the critters behind history’s worst diseases. We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections, diseases, and immunity, and also the incredible effect that technology and medical science have had on humanity’s ability to contain and treat disease.ReviewThi [...]

    3. Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield by Falynn Christine Koch is part of the SCIENCE COMICS series, a graphics series of books each of which explores a single scientific topic. In this case, as the title might indicate, its plague, but more broadly it’s an examination of how pathogens (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, parasites) infect and damage the human body, how the body (sometimes with medical help) tries to fight them off, and, to a lesser degree, how such illnesses have affected huma [...]

    4. While I like the series SCIENCE COMICS I thought "The Microscopic Battlefield" was a little tough to follow. The science was complex enough with so many strains of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and flagella to keep track of, but the authors wanted us to follow the story of the scientists who use simulations to study them. I found the banter between humans and microbes a bit distracting, but learning about Bubonic plagues and Yellow Fever were fascinating. I kept wondering who the intended audience w [...]

    5. I'm a big fan of the Science Comics series, but this entry is undercooked (there's a better, illness-related joke there, but I just can't think of it at the moment). The framing device revolves around a scientist who has recruited anthropomorphized versions of the black plague and yellow fever to be cadets in a disease-fighting force. Shoehorned into a lot of weird conversations between germs and humans are various facts about bacteria, viruses, and other assorted tiny nasties. That part of the [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this graphic novel. The set up for this book was very interesting and would be an excellent book for students to read. It really goes into the science of plagues and germs and the different types or microorganisms. It also explores some of the newer science and where we may be going and how humans relationships with disease has and keeps changing. If you have a kid who loves science this series is something you need to look into. I did recieve a copy of this graphic novel from N [...]

    7. I have mixed feelings about this book. First, the illustrations are great, eye-catching and the characters have been developed in an interesting way. However, the text is very science heavy, which is good, except the average reader will likely have a hard time focusing and absorbing what is actually being talked about. There isn't much of a plot for the first half of the book (as far as I could tell), which made it hard for me to get into the book. I did learn some new things though, and it grab [...]

    8. Fantastic graphic novel describing how viruses and bacteria function. Delves both in to the science of plagues and how they spread as well as the history and how vaccines and inoculations were developed to fight them. I enjoyed the process of the scientist talking to the germs to enlist them in helping to fight other diseases as that is what many labs are doing- albeit not in quite the futuristic way they are presenting. Very enjoyable and informative!(SRA 2018?)

    9. Two plagues (Bubonic and Yellow Fever) are taken into a lab and persuaded to aid humanity in fighting other nasty bacteria, fungi, and viruses. In the course of their discussion, the reader is presented with a wealth of information on plagues, infections, body defenses and the like. An interesting way to introduce multiple scientific concepts to junior high/high school students.

    10. My thanks to Netgalley for the egalley in exchange for review yada yada yadaThere are two things I love: comics and reading about infectious diseases. Science Comics: Plagues combined both, making me a very happy nerd. Definitely recommend to young people, or anyone, really, looking for a refresher in microbiology.

    11. Definitely one of the better volumes in the science comics series. Still fairly dense for younger readers, but the frame story is fun and interesting and the science is great! Possibly too much for a first dive into the material, but an excellent follow up to the very basics.

    12. The first 30 pages, which describe the types of cells involved with the human body’s immune response, are not easy to get through, but persistent readers will be rewarded with all the juicy details any discussion of plagues entail. Buboes! Necrosis! Window screens in Panama!

    13. Probably my favorite Science Comics book yet. Great framing reference made the information very accessible. Art was fantastic. Colors were great.

    14. I didn't love the art, and the story was a bit too convoluted at the beginning. Just not the book for me. I'm finding the Science Comics series to be a bit hit or miss.

    15. In a stimulated environment, a group of scientists have brought back Bubonic Plague and Yellow Fever to study them and understand how bacteria and viruses work and maybe get them to work together to help fight newer strains. But it proves difficult when it's in their nature to destroy. A fun way to teach readers about plagues!

    16. openbooksociety/article/scBrought to you by OBS reviewer Andra This is my first foray into graphic novels. SCIENCE COMICS: PLAGUES is a journey through history describing the how’s of infections, diseases and our immunity. Entertaining in such a way that I was also able to follow the educational aspect without getting bored or confused.Bubonic Plague and Yellow Fever are dropped into a host (so they believe) and promptly begin their attach on the body. As they proceed (unsuccessfully I might a [...]

    17. Probably 2.5 rounding to 3. Need to ponder. Not thrilled with the framework of this one. The whole virtual reality setup was clunky and required a lot of exposition, especially given that it's a text heavy subject anyway. The recruiting push and threats also added little either to story or information.On the educational side, a lot of information was thrown out and I'm not sure it had enough grounding to stick. I'm also iffy on the part where one virus is telling another to learn from it and cha [...]

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