AIDS by Lorna Greenberg


How It Works in the Body
Age Range: 10 - 14
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 A new ``First Book,'' graced with large print, well-explicated color photos, and comprehensible scientific explanations. With clarity and accuracy--no simple task--Greenberg explains the causes, transmission, diagnosis, and lines of defense against the virus. Along the way, he includes interesting facts (e.g., viruses are so small that they're measured in nanometers--billionths of a meter), plus information on current research toward arrest and cure that gives a hopeful tone. There's an especially nice photo of a healthy child in a day-care center playing with and touching an HIV-infected infant. Glossary; bibliography; resources; index. (Nonfiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1992
ISBN: 0-531-20074-4
Page count: 64pp
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 1992