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Pandemic Planet: How diseases impact our world (and what you can do to help stop their spread)

Anna Claybourne

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Educational: Sciences, general science

An important look at viruses and pandemics, what they are, how they spread and how we deal with them

Pandemic Planet gives young readers a clear, insightful, non-alarmist introduction to viruses and pandemics.

Covid-19 has changed our world almost beyond recognition, but viruses and pandemics have always been with us. Pandemic Planet explores how we define pandemics, describes pandemics through the ages, from the Black Death to SARS, and assesses how we can arm ourselves against them, both at an individual and a global level.

The matter-of-fact, clear and non-alarmist approach will reassure anxious readers. The book also looks at how we can learn from pandemics, as well as revealing some unexpectedly positive outcomes.

Following on from Plastic Planet and Hot Planet, Pandemic Planet will feature the same blend of illustrations and photos and a striking cover, and is written by the award-winning science author Anna Claybourne.

Aimed at readers aged 9 plus

1: Worldwide crisis
2: What does 'pandemic' mean?
3: Germs and diseases
4: Pandemics of the past
5: CASE STUDY: The Black Death
6: Immunity
7: The early stages
8: Out of control
9: CASE STUDY: The 1918-19 flu pandemic
10: Lockdown!
11: Pandemic problems
12: CASE STUDY: Covid-19
13: Finding a solution
14: Back to normal
15: Preventing and preparing
16: What can you do?
17: Antibiotics alert!
18: CASE STUDY: Antibiotic-resistant TB
19: Pandemic planet?
20: The positives
21: Glossary
22: Further reading
23: Index

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