From the Series Inside Science
Disease prevention is the prime motivation behind the development of vaccines, and as one disease is conquered, researchers strive to add to their knowledge and utilize new technologies to control and eradicate diseases for which, heretofore, vaccines have been elusive. This effort drives the research toward a fuller understanding of the human immune system and the nature of pathogenic microorganisms, as well as the development of new vaccines. This title examines the science behind vaccine research in the following chapters: What Are Vaccines? Vaccines and Viruses; Vaccines and Bacteria; Safe, Effective, and Approved; Innovative Vaccines for the Future.
|Interest Level||Grade 7 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|Number of Pages||96|
|Title Format||Reinforced book|
Library Media Connection
The goal of this series is to help students comprehend the work that goes into scientific research and how this work leads to new applications and even future scientific advances. These books are about “Research,” not just the scientific concepts. Beginning with a timeline of the important events in each area of research, these books use clear and visual narratives to educate the readers about the cutting edge research. Well-chosen anecdotes illuminate the ethical and political issues in pursuing deeper scientific study and medical trials. Embedded key word definitions allow the student to easily identify the main issues. These books show what we learned about each issue, and more importantly, how we learned it. Though written by various authors, there is a high level of continuity between titles. Each book includes full-color photos and illustrations, related organizations, source notes, and further resources. This series would be a good addition to any library. Glossary. Table of Contents. Index.
Vaccine Research breaks down the subject into manageable chapters, explaining what a vaccine is and how it works and discussing viruses and bacteria, as well as what the future holds for vaccines. The impact of the recent H1N1 pandemic on the world, including developing countries with cost and distribution problems, provides the entrée into the topic. The testing of vaccines on animals and humans, types of vaccines, clinical trials, and the future of vaccines are also explored. This unique series covers a variety of current research topics and is aimed at students interested in obtaining a sound foundation of the subject. The text leads the reader through the research process, beginning with an excellent chronology. Each book is similarly laid out, with a solid introduction followed by five concise chapters with clear introductions, anecdotal evidence, and photographic documentation. Important current facts and research are in blue highlighted sections, and new words are introduced and described in yellow sections. Each book also includes a link to On Being a Scientist: A Guide to Responsible Conduct in Research, a free downloadable book from the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy. These are encouraging books for the young science beginner and will provide a good basis for topic discussions.—Ava Ehde.
School Library Journal
This series offers the necessary information for stellar reports. Politics, debates, and ethical concerns are briefly and fairly mentioned, but the books concentrate on consistent, documented, and well-balanced scientific coverage. The human stories sprinkled throughout will help kids identify with both scientists and patients. Renewable Energy Research includes the story of a British student who invented solar-powered refrigerators, which will drive home to readers the point that the future is in their hands.
School Library Journal
Gr 6 to 9–This series offers the necessary information for stellar reports. Politics, debates, and ethical concerns are briefly and fairly mentioned, but the books concentrate on consistent, documented, and well-balanced scientific coverage. The human stories sprinkled throughout will help kids identify with both scientists and patients. Renewable Energy Research includes the story of a British student who invented solar-powered refrigerators, which will drive home to readers the point that the future is in their hands.