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In each book, one-page introductions lead to four short chapters that take readers from the visible surface of the body into its core: the brain structures for Head and bone cross-sections for Skeleton. Examining the links between human behavior and four diseases that have caused epidemics or pandemics, Cunningham moves beyond recitation of facts to explore economic and geographical factors and draw conclusions about attempts to prevent and cure the diseases. Archival illustrations and color photographs show specifics of the diseases, historical records, and scientific research. Houghton isbn 978-0-618-96581-6 $19.00 (2) 4-6 In this dramatic medical history, Jurmain documents the efforts of researchers in 1900 Cuba to prove or disprove the "mosquito theory" of yellow fever's transmission - by contracting the disease themselves.

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									148 • TECHNOLOGY                                                             July–December 2009                                 The HORN BOOK GUIDE




                            TECHNOLOGY                                                     occasionally useful information about the senses (e.g.,
                                                                                           “Thanks to your nerves, you can sense heat seeping through
                                                                                           a mug”). The vivid photographs feature smiling children of
Medicine, Human Body, and Diseases ......................148                               different ethnicities. Reading list, websites. Glos., ind. chd
Machines and Technology ...........................................150
Space ...............................................................................152   Cunningham, Kevin Flu
                                                                                               176 pp. Morgan le isbn 978-1-59935-105-6 $28.95
Farm Life and Husbandry...........................................152
                                                                                           Cunningham, Kevin HIV / AIDS
Cookery and Nutrition ................................................153                      144 pp. Morgan le isbn 978-1-59935-104-9 $28.95
Life Skills ........................................................................153    Cunningham, Kevin Malaria
                                                                                               144 pp. Morgan le isbn 978-1-59935-103-2 $28.95

M E D I C I N E , H U M A N B O D Y,                  AND       DISEASES                   Cunningham, Kevin Plague
                                                                                               144 pp. Morgan le isbn 978-1-59935-102-5 $28.95
Allen, Kathy The Human Head                                                                (3) YA Diseases in History series. Examining the links
      32 pp. Capstone le isbn 978-1-4296-3338-3 $23.99                                     between human behavior and four diseases that have
                                                                                           caused epidemics or pandemics, Cunningham moves
Rake, Jody Sullivan The Human Skeleton                                                     beyond recitation of facts to explore economic and geo-
      32 pp. Capstone le isbn 978-1-4296-3340-6 $23.99                                     graphical factors and draw conclusions about attempts to
(4) 4–6 Fact Finders: Anatomy Class series. In each book,                                  prevent and cure the diseases. Clear writing and well-
one-page introductions lead to four short chapters that take                               selected examples support his arguments. Archival illustra-
readers from the visible surface of the body into its core: the                            tions and color photographs show specifics of the diseases,
brain structures for Head and bone cross-sections for Skele-                               historical records, and scientific research. Websites. Bib.,
ton. The simplistic texts are heavily illustrated with draw-                               glos., ind. gbh
ings, x-rays, and photographs that are not always well
labeled. “Body Fact” trivia is included in text boxes. Read-                               Donovan, Sandy Hawk & Drool: Gross Stuff in
ing list. Glos., ind. gbh
                                                                                           Your Mouth
                                                                                               48 pp. Millbrook le isbn 978-0-8225-8966-2 $29.27
Boothroyd, Jennifer What Is Sight?
      32 pp. Lerner le isbn 978-0-7613-4248-9 $25.26
                                                                                           Donovan, Sandy Rumble & Spew: Gross Stuff in
                                                                                           Your Stomach and Intestines
Boothroyd, Jennifer What Is Taste?                                                             48 pp. Millbrook le isbn 978-0-8225-8899-3 $29.27
      32 pp. Lerner le isbn 978-0-7613-4251-9 $25.26
                                                                                           Larsen, C. S. Crust & Spray: Gross Stuff in Your
Boothroyd, Jennifer What Is Touch?
                                                                                           Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
      32 pp. Lerner le isbn 978-0-7613-4252-6 $25.26
                                                                                               48 pp. Millbrook le isbn 978-0-8225-8964-8 $29.27
(4) K–3 Lightning Bolt Books series. Beginning with a
                                                                                           (4) 4–6 Illustrated by Michael Slack. Gross Body Science
“Gathering Information” section and ending with an activ-
                                                                                           series. These over-the-top volumes include a decent amount
ity, these texts, in large, easy-to-read font, offer minimal,
                                                                                           of information about the human body, hidden among the

Cars on Mars. Photo: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona. Review on page 152.
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