Multcolib Homework Center Picks: Epidemiology and the Study of Disease

Invisible Enemies
Invisible Enemies Stories of Infectious Diseases By Farrell, Jeanette (Book - 2005 ) j 616.9 F245i 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fascinating look at seven diseases that have changed the course of human history, including myths about causes, symptoms, and personal stories of people impacted by the disease.

The 1918 Influenza Pandemic
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic By Peters, Stephanie True (Book - 2005 ) j 614.518 P483n 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Part of a series, this book looks at one of the biggest killers of World War I, including its impact on society and the war.

Medical Mysteries
Medical Mysteries Science Researches Conditions From Bizarre to Deadly By Auden, Scott (Book - 2008 ) j 616 A899m 2008 All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:The inside scoop on some of the medical profession's weirdest mysteries. Features stories, photos, and some gross details.

The Great Trouble
The Great Trouble A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and A Boy Called Eel By Hopkinson, Deborah (Book - 2013 ) j HOPKINSON 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of the 1854 London cholera epidemic, including an author's note about this epidemic's contribution as the first foray into the science of epidemiology.

Deadly Invaders
Deadly Invaders Virus Outbreaks Around the World, From Marburg Fever to Avian Flu By Grady, Denise (Book - 2006 ) j 614.58 G733d 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A journey into the gripping world of emerging diseases, this book details an epidemic in 2005 and gives eye-opening information on seven other modern-day epidemics

Understanding Viruses With Max Axiom, Super Scientist
Understanding Viruses With Max Axiom, Super Scientist By Biskup, Agnieszka (Book - 2009 ) jgn 579.2 BISKUP 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A graphic novel look up close and personal with viruses.

Peeps A Novel By Westerfeld, Scott (eBook - 2006 ) Check availability»

Annotation:A fast-paced novel about a parasite causing a condition similar to vampirism, interspersed with factual chapters about actual parasites even more horrifying than the fictional one.

An American Plague
An American Plague The True and Terrifying Story of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793 By Murphy, Jim (Book - 2003 ) j 614.541 M978a 2003 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fact-filled look at how the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 almost brought down the newly-established United States.

Fever, 1793
Fever, 1793 By Anderson, Laurie Halse (Book - 2000 ) y ANDERSON 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:A fictional look into the 1793 yellow fever epidemic, including insight into the personal cost of infectious diseases.

Outbreak Plagues That Changed History By Barnard, Bryn (Book - 2005 ) j 614.49 B259o 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:A look at how 6 diseases have contributed to growth as well as death in societal evolutions.

Superbugs Strike Back
Superbugs Strike Back When Antibiotics Fail By Goldsmith, Connie (Book - 2007 ) j 615.329 G624s 2007 Available in some locations

Annotation:Filled with full-color photos, this book takes a look at antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the risks they pose to public health.


Fiction and nonfiction books recommended for a deeper look at the study of diseases and epidemics.

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