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Gross Body Invaders

Owen, Ruth (Book - 2011)
Gross Body Invaders
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From infestations of fleas and head lice to malaria-spreading mosquitoes and bacteria, a multitude of creatures live, eat, reproduce, and fulfill their life cycles all on and inside our bodies! Filled with fascinating facts, Gross Body Invaders takes young readers on a voyage that will reveal our own bodies as habitats for a shocking array of organisms that both help and hurt us every day of our lives. Combining vivid, full-color microscope images and a controlled text, Gross Body Invaders is guaranteed to get young readers squirming to find out more about the world that is feeding and breeding within the dark, microscopic spaces of our bodies. Kids will also learn ways that they can get rid of harmful body invaders and treat the conditions that they cause.
Authors: Owen, Ruth, 1967-
Title: Gross body invaders
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Bearpoint Pub., c2011
Characteristics: 24 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Ruth Owen
Contents: Who's living on and in your body?
Itchy, scratchy head lice
Face-invading eyelash lice
Deadly mosquito bites
Bloodsucking black-legged ticks
Rat fleas and the bubonic plague
The horror of hookworms
Terrible tapeworms
Hungry horseflies
Getting up close
Alternate Title: Body invaders
ISBN: 1617721271
Branch Call Number: j 578.65 O975g 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 24) and index
Subject Headings: Parasites Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Parasites
LCCN: 2010044416
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Full-color, up-close, in-your-face photos get you closer than you've ever been to the germs, parasites, and other creatures trying to invade.

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