A Shot in the Arm!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #3 (Innbundet)

Serie: BIG IDEAS That Changed the World 


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 144
Forlag: Abrams
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781419750014
Omtale A Shot in the Arm!: Big Ideas that Changed the World #3
Award-winning author Don Brown explores a very timely subject: the history of vaccines A Shot in the Arm!,
book 3 in the Big Ideas that Changed the World series, is the history
of vaccinations and the struggle to protect people from infectious
disease. Beginning with smallpox--perhaps humankind's greatest
affliction to date--and concluding with an overview of the COVID-19
pandemic, Brown traces the evolution of vaccines and examines deadly
diseases such as measles, polio, anthrax, rabies, cholera, and
influenza. The book is narrated by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, who
historically popularized inoculation in England in the early 18th
century. Brown covers the science behind how our immune systems work,
the discovery of bacteria, and major achievements from scientists like
Louis Pasteur, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, and Edward Jenner, the "father
of immunology." Brown also tackles the public and political response to
vaccination throughout history, addressing head-on the anti-vaccination
movement and debunking false claims that vaccines cause autism. A
reminder of progress made so far as well as the millions of lives still
to be saved, A Shot in the Arm! is a fascinating deep-dive for
readers young and old. Back matter includes an author's note, timeline,
bibliography, notes, and index.

Big Ideas That Changed the World is
a graphic novel series that celebrates the hard-won succession of ideas
that ultimately changed the world. Humor, drama, and art unite to tell
the story of events, discoveries, and ingenuity over time that led
humans to come up with a big idea and then make it come true.

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