By Anne Love
Expected Publication: August 2013
Length: 128 pages
Publisher: Tundra Books
Source: Gifted tundra Books and Netgalley for Review
Genre: Non Fiction
Read If you liked: To be scared silly
Synopsis from Goodreads
The Black Death. Yellow Fever. Smallpox. History is full of gruesome pandemics, and surviving those pandemics has shaped our society and way of life. Every person today is alive because of an ancestor who survived–and surviving our current and future pandemics, like SARS, AIDS, bird flu or a new and unknown disease, will determine our future.Pandemic Survival presents in-depth information about past and current illnesses; the evolution of medicine and its pioneers; cures and treatments; strange rituals and superstitions; and what we’re doing to prevent future pandemics. Full of delightfully gross details about symptoms and fascinating facts about bizarre superstitious behaviors,Pandemic Survival is sure to interest even the most squeamish of readers
This was a great book and not at all what I was expecting. Pandemic Survival is marketed towards the younger reader with easy to read, and entertaining reading on the history of Pandemics. Most kids would probably not even realise that they are learning while reading this book, with graphic depictions of different pandemics over the centuries, and even facts that I didn’t know. This book is not for the Germaphobes like me, once finished this book I went and scrubbed my house lol.
Pandemic Survival really makes you glad about having vaccinations and not being around when vaccinations were just invented. (they would ground up scabs from an infected person and snort them.) there’s a fact I bet you didn’t know.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to learn medical history, although this does not read like a textbook, more of a story book focusing on the gross stuff. I loved it and can’t wait to read it to my son when he is a bit older.