EBOOK or EPUB (Patient Zero) ´ Marilee Peters
I don t usually enjoy non iction but this is a page turner I liked the layout and stories that added to the actual information I only read the chapters that most interested me but that s allowed when reading non Perfect Phrases for Lead Generation fiction right You know I could ve sworn I d read this book before but apparently I haven t It s a short history of epidemiology told through the stories of seven diseases that have plagued humanity and aimed at preteens Now this is a pretty neat ideaor a book Peters takes the plague cholera yellow Conversationally Speaking fever typhoid Spanishlu Ebola and AIDS and uses each epidemic to illustrate some period in the development of the science of epidemiology For #example in the chapter on cholera she relates #in the chapter on cholera she relates Hoot famous episode of John Snow and the Broad Street pump and the yellowever chapter talks about how epidemiologists isolated the transmission method and protected against it The book is pretty interesting but the layout leaves something to be desired gigantic sidebars of information take up whole pages and while they re interesting they re somewhat loosely connected and can throw the reader out of the thread of the chapter Also the illustrations are really cartoony and the language is a little young Good Red November for those of you with children interested in infectious diseases but otherwise meh Patient Zero is an excellent introductionor middle grade kids all ages really to epidemics in general the seven specific illnesses covered historically here and the Beowulf is my name (Rinehart editions, 146) field of epidemiology As an adult Iound there was a lot to learn in most areas While I did know a air bit about some of the areas covered I did still ind myself learning little bits of info throughout The writing is A Gentleman for Dry Creek (Dry Creek, fun and engaging The book is well put togetherAfter this I would happily readrom Marilee Peters and I "definitely want to learn about some of the epidemics I didn t "want to learn about some of the epidemics I didn t much about I would definitely recommend this book Trail of Evidence (Capitol K-9 Unit for basically anyone over the age of ten Well hello there And welcome to today s episode of I really need to be picky about my Netgalley reuests No but seriously I really do need to be picky because the ones that only sound mildly interestingare starting to be not even that And that was one of the reasons I didn t really like Patient ZeroSeriously how do you make a book about deadly epidemics boring I have no idea but this book was immensely boring Despite theact that it was written in a breezy matter of Architecture by Birds and Insects fact way this book ended up being incredibly dry The only part that wasn t boring was the Typhoid Mary case but I think that has to do with theact that Typhoid Mary was endlessly interesting as opposed to the. Engrossing true stories of the pioneers of epidemiology who risked their lives to Beyond Carnival find the source of deadly diseases Throughout history people have died in disease epidemics than in wars or other disasters The courageous trail blazing defenders against these diseasesaced a terrifying personal gamble Often they were ignored lau.
Marilee Peters á 6 charactersWn as Patient Zero The diseases discussed are Bubonic Plague "Cholera Typhoid Fever Yellow Fever Spanish Flu Ebola and AIDS All of these diseases caused major epidemics at some point "Typhoid Fever Yellow Fever Spanish Flu Ebola and AIDS All of these diseases caused major epidemics at some point history Each chapter begins with a narrative about a person suffering rom the disease Then it switches to the medical investigation scientists and doctors conducted to Lefty figure out how it movedrom person to person It s amazing how reluctant people were to accept a new scientific theory In time many rejected theories ended up being proven correct Enjoyed this one It s similar to another book I read called Invisible Enemies Stories of Infectious Disease which is also very good Patient Zero is an interesting and un read suitable not only or children but all ages I loved the simple but Shadow of the Vampire factilled way that each story was written and think that many kids would be ascinated by this book The illustrations were cute and at times humorousThe only thing I had a problem with was the ormat of the arc which was atrocious and made it very hard to read however with was the Human Aspects of Software Engineering format of the arc which was atrocious and made it very hard to read however has no bearing in my ratingOverall I think this children book definitely has the coolactor and would make a great addition to any school libraryBuy Borrow or Bin Verdict Buy Borrow How to Make a Plant Love You for anyone over the age of 14 butor the intended audience still a BuyNote I received this book Cities and Dialogue forree in exchange Christmas Doll for an honest review Summary Patient Zero is a history of theield of epidemiology or the study of diseases in a population It takes the reader through seven different epidemics in history and details the disease the scientists tracking and attempting to cure the disease and gives the reader an introduction to a possible patient zero the Dark Tide Rising (William Monk first person to get the disease The seven epidemics include the plague cholera yellowever typhoid Spanish influenza ebola and AIDSReviewFirst let me start off by saying that the information in this book is very interesting Peters does an impressive job introducing us to each of these epidemics and giving the reader The Internet Book facts about causes and potential causesor the epidemics She highlights th 1 Very interesting read2 I liked the little tidbits of information throughout3 There is s good bibliography in the back The Queen from Provence (Plantagenet Saga, forurther reading4 I learned a lot about history as well as epidemics I kept making my husband listen to what I was learning5 I Fearless Jack found one typo Just sayin 6 This book definitely makes me want to learn It is writtenor adolescents I would recommend this book to any science teacher especially a middle school teacher Engaging and very interesting The pages are beautiful and colorful it certainly isn t your typical book. Nd events to tell the gripping tale of how each of seven diseases spread The result is spine chilling as Peters ollows the scientists who solved the intricate mystery of the killer epidemics Patient Zero reminds us that millions of people owe their lives to the work of these pioneer epidemiologists work that continues to this Tarascon Pediatric Emergency Pocketbook felt like I could have learned all of thisrom Wikipedia and still not have missed anything There are no new insights no new opinions I think had this been written by someone who A actually had a medical degree of some sort or B had a history with y know history than this book would have been insightful and deep Instead we just have vague snippets
Of Epidemics As Opposedepidemics as opposed semi ull case iles of diseasesHowever my absolute main gripe with Patient Zero were the drawings that
in the book I ind all of these cases super because although we have Ninth Grade Slays found curesor some of these diseases the truth is that tons of people still died Murder of Crows for that to happen And I m sorry Maybe I m being too sensitive but Iound all of those drawings lacking in taste While the book itself didn t have a somber slant to it it still wasn t humorous at all So trying to add humorous pictures which weren t Work Your Wardrobe funny at all just seem to mock the cases it s supposed to be highlightingSo I didn t really like Patient Zero I give it two stars solely to its showcase of the Typhoid Mary case but other than that I say skip it and either read in depth books about different epidemics or read about it on Wikipedia I liked part of the approach of Peters book which was provided in an e galleyrom NetGalleycom in exchange Silence in Hanover Close (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, for an honest reviewLiked The narrative approach Peters used which let the reader get to know some of the key players personally definitely made the history real and accessible less dry and pedantic I applaud this part of her writing styleor younger readers Disliked "For All Of The Valid "all of the valid accurate information in the text I was put off as a reader by the choice of illustrations The Complete Idiots Guide to Starting a Web-Based Business for the text These illustrations were in my opinion too cutesy The book s content was serious and scientific but Ielt the clip art y cartoony illustrations of cells kids and Tiểu phẩm báo chí flasks undermined the content This book would have been accessible to younger readers with serious illustrations And UnfortunatelyThe timing of this book s publication couldn t be helped But its section on Ebola was promptly rendered out of date by the developments of late 2014 and 2015 While not aault it is worth noting and should be taken into account by readers I m really into books about diseases and this one is perfect Icon for middle school kids Itocuses on the branch of disease research called epidemiology the science of understanding how diseases spread One of the pieces of the puzzle is Pillow Talk figuring out theirst person to get sick otherwise kno. Ghed at or even Rikers High firedrom their jobs But they kept hunting Buried for answers putting the pieces of the epidemic puzzle together As they lookedor clues to the origin of a disease scientists searched or the unknown “patient zero” the irst person to have contracted it Patient Zero brilliantly brings to life the main characters ,were in the book I ind all of these cases super