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Koch, Falynn

Summary: In gloriously gross detail, you'll meet dangerous microscopic invaders like protozoa, fungi, viruses, and foreign bacteria - then see how our bodies work to fight back and defend us against future infections. We get to know the critters behind history's worst diseases. We delve into the biology and mechanisms of infections, diseases, and immunity, and also the incredible effect that technology...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 579 KOC

Summary: Drawing on documentary and archival footage, 3-D and 2-D animations, and high-tech imaging, this program investigates a variety of virological topics: the nature of pandemics as illustrated by the SARS outbreak in China; genetic sequencing of Spanish influenza from exhumed tissue of a century-old corpse; how animal viruses jump the species barrier; the dissection of live viruses in a biosafety...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: From SARS to the swine flu, viruses that threaten the developed world seem to be growing in ranks. Even as medical science rises to the challenge, our knowledge of viruses is filled with troubling gaps and bewildering realities. Starting on the virus front lines-the rainforests of central Africa-this program unlocks the truth about nature's greatest terror weapons. Viewers learn why HIV is such...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Spilsbury, Louise.

Summary: Look closely at a pond and discover a world of inhabitants! A close look at this microhabitat reveals an unbelievable variety of organisms. Vibrant photographs and detailed illustrations combine to make these books informative and engaging. A visual table of contents helps readers navigate the text, and informative labels make the photographs valuable sources of information.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Heinemann Library 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J577.636 SPI

Wilson, Daniel H. (Daniel Howard)

Summary: "In 1967, an extraterrestrial microbe came crashing down to Earth and nearly ended the human race. Accidental exposure to the particle--designated The Andromeda Strain--killed every resident of the town of Piedmont, Arizona, save for an elderly man and an infant boy. Over the next five days, a team of top scientists assigned to Project Wildfire worked valiantly to save the world from an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CRI

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1 available in New Fiction, Call number: FIC WIL
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Summary: Viewers experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception. They see the beauty, drama, and even humor of phenomena that occur in the flash of a microsecond.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MYS

Rajcak, Hélène

Summary: Offers an illustrated exploration of the microscopic and small-scale animal world, with large fold-out illustrations that depict diverse ecosystems and their tiny inhabitants to scale and accompanying descriptions of what is depicted.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: What on Earth Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 579 RAJ

Summary: In an escalating war between humans and microbes, catastrophic disease may have the edge. This program studies the ubiquitous threat posed by super viruses and describes scientific efforts to prepare for viral disease epidemics. Documenting the World Health Organization's response to the 2005 Angolan Marburg virus outbreak, the program examines strengths and weaknesses in the WHO...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This engaging program delves into the microscopic milieu that overlays life as human beings know it, illustrating the complex relationship between the microscopic and macroscopic worlds as the human host, with its billions of microbial allies and antagonists, journeys from the birth canal to the decomposition that follows death. Spectacular 3-D computer animation, case study footage, and expert...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Davies, Nicola

Summary: Looks at all the different microbes that inhabit the Earth and examines the varied jobs they do.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Pr 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 579 DAV

Eamer, Claire

Summary: Introduces six of the most common critters that live in and on the human body, describing how they impact health and what research is being done on how to use microbes to make people healthier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 579 EAM

Summary: These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 616.1 SUP

Ben-Barak, Idan

Summary: Min is a microbe. She is small. Very small. In fact, so small that you'd need to look through a microscope to see her. Or you can simply open this book and take Min on an adventure to amazing places she's never seen before -- like the icy glaciers of your tooth or the twisted, tangled jungle of your shirt. The perfect book for anyone who wants to take a closer look at the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: E BEN

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE BEN

Summary: A remote village in New Mexico is contaminated by a crashed satellite. Scientists fight the clock trying to analyze the lethal organism and discover a solution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI AND

Summary: With millions dead of AIDS and millions more infected with HIV, Africa is in danger of becoming little more than a graveyard. In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent Dave Marash deliver three successive reports on the AIDS epidemic currently spinning out of control in Zimbabwe. Together they address the hardships of a society composed of mostly the very old and the very...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: When a crypt containing 200 extraordinarily preserved bodies was discovered in 1994 in the Hungarian town of Vac, it caught the interest of a scientist fighting tuberculosis on the other side of the globe. This program presents the fascinating story of Professor Mark Spigelman, an Australian surgeon turned archaeologist who is using ancient DNA to contend with the biggest bacterial killer in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Free radicals are an important weapon in the immune system, but they can also cause chemical reactions that lead to damage of fatty acids, DNA mutation, and protein destruction. This program examines how the most important radicals are created, and how they work. The relationship between chain reactions of radicals within the body and conditions such as arteriosclerosis is examined. How the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: What did the 2009 swine-origin H1N1 outbreak teach us about how to prepare for future pandemics? This program addresses the issue by traveling to viral hot spots around the world and interviewing high-ranking disease-prevention experts. Viewers learn about the basics of influenza microbiology, the factors that distinguish swine-origin H1N1 from a seasonal virus, its mechanisms for spreading,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This ABC News program focuses on the good works being done by two remarkable AIDS crusaders who have taken the AIDS pandemic in Africa to heart: singer/songwriter Alicia Keyes and human rights maverick Stephen Lewis. Keyes' position as spokesperson for Keep a Child Alive, a nonprofit organization providing life-saving medicines directly to African children and families with HIV/AIDS, is...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: As a history of infection and contagion, this program tells a story of clever science and dumb luck, horror and hope. Filmed at locations worldwide, the video traces the battles fought against humanity's oldest foes: diseases such as yellow fever, malaria, syphilis, cholera, smallpox, tuberculosis, polio, and perhaps the deadliest pandemic of all, AIDS. Health workers and epidemiologists on the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: If influenza were an animal, it would be a chameleon. This program sheds light on the constantly changing virus, exploring medical efforts to track its adaptations, improve flu treatments, and develop a reliable vaccine. Explaining the differences between influenza types A, B, and C, the video describes how the body's immune system reacts to an influenza attack, highlights the importance of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Smallpox has officially been eradicated worldwide—but the destruction of lab cultures in government-sponsored biowar facilities was never monitored. A blend of dramatization and documentary, this program considers the weaponization and deployment of smallpox—or, by extension, any lethal virus—from preexisting stockpiles and by laboratory manufacture from mail order genetic material and online...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Of the more than 400,000 Americans living with Crohn's disease, as many as 20 percent were diagnosed as children or teens. Several case studies of young female patients provide a forum for medical experts from the Mayo Clinic and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to share their knowledge of risk factors, symptoms, screening methods, complications, and treatment options, including anti-inflammatory...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Many people in Britain now fear hospitalization almost as much as injury or illness, due to a rising rate of hospital-related staph infections. This program examines the threat posed by MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and assesses the medical establishment's ability to fight it. Two divergent perspectives are featured: from doctors who perform every anti-MRSA procedure...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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