Carnival of Contagion

Carnival of Contagion

by Judy Diamond, Bob Hall, John West


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Measles is a highly contagious, serious disease caused by a virus. Spread by physical contact or through the air, it is a leading cause of death globally among young children. Carnival of Contagion, an entertaining graphic novel about the dangers of measles, traces the adventures of a group of young adults as they enter a viral fantasy world run by a mysterious and seductive carnival barker. Illustrated by Marvel and DC Comics artist Bob Hall and including an original essay written by the award-winning science journalist Carl Zimmer, Carnival of Contagion presents a unique and fascinating story about one of the world’s most deadly viruses.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496205964
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska
Publication date: 10/01/2017
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Bob Hall is a professional artist who has worked for Marvel Comics and DC Comics and drawn some of the most famous comic heroes of all time, including Batman, Spiderman, Thor, Captain America, and the Avengers. John West is a research associate professor in the Nebraska Center for Virology at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He manages a virology research program dedicated to understanding molecular aspects of viral gene expression as well as molecular epidemiology and antiviral immune responses. Judy Diamond is a professor and curator of informal science education at the University of Nebraska State Museum and the coauthor of World of Viruses (Nebraska, 2012). Carl Zimmer is an award-winning science journalist and columnist at the New York Times. He is the author of twelve books about science, including A Planet of Viruses.

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