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The Bacteria Book : Gross Germs, Vile Viruses, and Funky Fungi - DK

The Bacteria Book

Gross Germs, Vile Viruses, and Funky Fungi

By: DK

Hardcover Published: 30th April 2018
ISBN: 9780241316580
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old

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Welcome to the world of microbiology!

Meet the bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes that are all around, but too small for us to see. Learn how they keep us and our world running.

What do a squid that glows, fungus that grows, and tiny creatures in the soil under your toes all have in common? They're all part of the world of microbiology! In this awesome introductory book for kids, you'll find out about bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes. The Bacteria Book explores why we need bacteria, and introduces readers to its microbial mates - viruses, fungi, algae, and protozoa.

Bacteria are the most important living organisms on Earth, and 99 per cent of them are helpful, not harmful. Without bacteria, we wouldn't have bread or cheese, and our bodies wouldn't be able to work how we need them to. Microbes keep us and our world running in surprising ways. This book will show you how, through real-life examples of microbiology in action.

The Bacteria Book is a fun and informative introduction to a STEAM subject that brings kids up-close with the big world of tiny science. With remarkable photography, kooky character illustrations, and lots of fun facts that toe the line between "ew!" and "oh!", it's the only book on microbiology young scientists won't want to put down.

Industry Reviews

Look at the cover: even kids who hate science will want to pick this up! Penned by Steve Mould (talk about being born to write this book), DK's usual methods to astonish remain. From glowing squids and all the ways you can catch the common cold to superpowered bacteria and micro animals, each topic is lovingly presented, with Mould's commentary a welcome counterpart to the lavish on-page presentations. * How It Works *
This is a really interesting and well written book full of amazing facts and fabulous illustrations... I learned so much from this book and it's led to talking points with the kids -- Parent with child age 6 * Toppsta *
The book takes a 'Horrible Histories' approach to making facts compelling... This book is a real hit for children old enough and curious enough to learn more about bacteria in a fun and accessible way -- Parent with child age 10 * Toppsta *
This is a lovely colourful and easy to understand book... I think this is a book they will keep picking up! -- Parent with child age 6 * Toppsta *
I read this book with my 6 year old son and he was instantly absorbed in the book -- Parent with child age 6 * Toppsta *
It was a good quality book... I'd recommend this book to any children who are interested in science -- Parent with child age 5 * Toppsta *
It is an engaging, fun and informative book. My 6 year old was engaged straight away -- Parent with child age 6 * Toppsta *
Definitely a book which will be used over and over again -- Parent with child age 10 * Toppsta *
Brilliantly written, very easy to understand -- Parent with children ages 7 and 10 * Toppsta *

1: Introduction 2: What is a microbe? 3: Meet the microbes 4: Seeing is believing 5: All about cells 6: What are bacteria? 7: Growing and dividing 8: Where in the world? 9: Can a squid glow? 10: In your body 11: The bad guys 12: Your body's defences 13: The story of antibiotics 14: Bacteria with superpowers 15: Bacteria put to work 16: What is a virus? 17: Catching a cold 18: Fighting a virus 19: Deadly tricks 20: Plant viruses 21: What are fungi? 22: Mega mould 23: Growing and spreading 24: Micro chefs Zombie ants! 25: What are algae? 26: Growing green 27: What are protozoa? 28: What are archaea? 29: Micro animals 30: Timeline of microbiology 31: Glossary 32: Index 33: Acknowledgements

ISBN: 9780241316580
ISBN-10: 0241316588
Audience: Children
For Ages: 7 - 9 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 30th April 2018
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.4 x 22.2  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1

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