“An engrossing introduction for young adult readers to the chillingly topical subject of man vs. microbe.” —The Wall Street Journal Did the Black Death destroy medieval Europe? Did cholera pave the way for modern Manhattan? Did yellow fever help end the slave trade? Remarkably, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Time and again, diseases have impacted the course of human history in surprisingly powerful ways. From influenza to smallpox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the symptoms and paths of the world’s worst diseases—and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever. Filled with fascinating, often gory details about disease and history, Outbreak! is a wonderful combination of science and history.
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About Rick Adamson
Adamson is an award-winning voice artist with more than twenty years’
experience in voiceovers, spoken word events, event announcing, and children’s
media, as well as commercials for well-known international corporations. He has
narrated numerous television and film documentaries, including Croatia, co-narrated with Martin Sheen.
His audiobook narration includes more than two dozen major books, as well as
dozens of early-reader titles for juveniles. He won the prestigious Audie Award
in 2011 for Best Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for In a Heartbeat, and he was among the finalists for the 2006 Audie
Award for Best Personal Development/Motivational Work for Younger Next Year. He earned an AudioFile Earphones Award for the
ensemble narration of Rough Water.