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Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead (Exceptional Science Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Junior Library Guild Selection (Millbrook Press)) - Rebecca L. Johnson
Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead (Exceptional Science Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Junior Library Guild Selection (Millbrook Press))
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Are zombies real? Scientists know this for sure: dead people do not come back to live and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures, turning them into senseless slaves. Meet nature's zombie makers--including a... show more
Are zombies real? Scientists know this for sure: dead people do not come back to live and start walking around, looking for trouble. But there are things that can take over the bodies and brains of innocent creatures, turning them into senseless slaves. Meet nature's zombie makers--including a fly-enslaving fungus, a suicide worm, and a cockroach-taming wasp--and their victims.
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Format: Library
ISBN: 9780761386339 (0761386335)
ASIN: 761386335
Publisher: 21st Century
Pages no: 48
Edition language: English
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ereksonj
ereksonj rated it
I remember hearing about these kinds of parasites on NPR a couple of years ago, ones that infect mice so they don't flee from predators and thus get eaten easily(the parasite then spreads through the predator). T. Gondii is featured on p. 39 of this book.It's a great topic for a kids' book, because ...
~WhimsyLibrarian~
~WhimsyLibrarian~ rated it
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Appeal Characteristics: zombie bugs, visualizations, layout, information structureOMG. I threw up a bit in my mouth. I could barely finish this book, and I had to flip really fast through some of the pictures. UGH, this book was sooo out of my element, I was completely grossed out. In saying this......
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it
4.0 Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature's Undead (Exceptional Science Titles for Intermediate Grades) (Junior Library Guild Selection (Millbrook Press))
Great subject! Fascinating, informative, creepy, and gross. Excellent photographs.
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