Science Comics (Paperback)
Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield
First Second, 9781626727526, 128pp.
Publication Date: August 29, 2017
Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!
This volume: In PLAGUES, 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 and medical science have had on humanity's ability to contain and treat disease.
About the Author
Falynn Koch can be an illustrator, comic book artist, or storyteller, depending on when you ask. Born in Buffalo, NY, she then went everywhere, near and far, and wound up in Philadelphia, PA with her two dogs and fiancee. Falynn once owned a food truck, is fascinated by germs and microbes, and has drunk mountain water with life enhancing properties (so the locals told her) on three different continents, and hasn't died from it yet! She graduated with a degree in Sequential Art from SCAD, and Science Comics: Bats is her first graphic novel with First Second. Her favorite things to draw are illogical mythological creatures.
Praise For Science Comics: Plagues: The Microscopic Battlefield…
"Like having a Time Life Science Library in comic books. Which is awesome!" —Popular Science
"This useful introduction to the topic of disease and immunity is recommended for graphic novel enthusiasts or as a companion text in science classes." —School and Library Journal