Edward Willett

Disease-Hunting Scientist (Wild Science Careers)

disease-hunting-scientistsDisease-Hunting Scientist (Wild Science Careers) tells the true stories of six real disease hunters.

Epidemiologists travel the world trying to keep us safe from deadly diseases—from high-tech labs in Canada to remote villages in Africa. Learn how these “disease detectives” are coming up with new ways to fight diseases, and find out if you have what it takes to become an epidemiologist, too!

“This book captures the excitement and significance of epidemiology and the hard work of being an epidemiologist. It is a great starting point for those who want to benefit world health by becoming and epidemiologist.” – Jonathan M. Samet, MD, Professor and Flora L. Thornton Chair, Director, Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

A review from the National Science Teachers’ Association NSTA Recommends website, by third-grade teacher Jacqueline Pfeiffer:

I couldn’t put this book down, and neither will your students. What an impetus to do more research and reading!…

The publishers say the book is for readers in grades five and up or ages 10 and up. The reading flows so easily that I believe younger students who have an interest in science would enjoy the book as well. I highly recommend this book for students who want to explore scientific fields.

Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3052-7, for grades 5 and up.

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