The Bacteria Book – Free eBook

eBook details

  • Age Range: 5 – 10 years
  • Grade Level: 1 – 4
  • Author: Steve Mould
  • File Size: 26954 KB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 71 pages
  • Publisher: DK Children
  • Publication Date: May 15, 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 146547028X
  • ISBN-13: 9781465470287


In this funny and fact-packed introductory science ebook, kids will meet the viruses, bacteria, and other germs and microbes that are all around, but are too small for us to see.

What do a fungus that grows, squid that glows and tiny creatures in the soil under your toes all have in common? They’re all part of the world of microbiology! Find out about viruses, bacteria, and other germs and microbes in this engaging introductory ebook for kids. The Bacteria Book in PDF explores why we need bacteria, and introduces children to its microbial mates — archaea, fungi, viruses, algae, and protozoa.

Bacteria are one of the most important living organisms on Earth. Without them, we wouldn’t have cheese or bread, and our bodies would not be able to work how we need them to. Microbes keep us and our world running in very surprising ways. This ebook will show you how, through real-life examples of microbiology in action.

The Bacteria Book is a very fun and informative introduction to a STEAM subject that brings kids up-close to the big world of tiny science. With kooky character illustrations, remarkable photography, and lots of fun facts that toe the line between “oh, cool!,” and “ew, gross!” and it’s the only ebook on microbiology young scientists won’t want to put down.


“While Mould definitely promotes the yuck factor, he moderates it with humor…Just watch the grubby fingers reach for this one.”  — Booklist

The Bacteria Book is an expert blend of visual and written information. There are lots of great attention-grabbing photos, with short blocks of text, and sidebars filled with arresting facts…Like all the best non-fiction ebooks, it entertains, informs, and astounds. Highly recommended” —

In an overview of “peculiar, pulsating creatures” that are too small to be seen with the naked eye, the appropriately named Mould keeps his eye on the ick factor as he dishes out basic facts about the bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, archaea, and “micro animals” with which we share the planet. He also describes how diseases are caught and spread, explains how the immune system works, and, backed by a closing timeline, covers the development of microbiology and antibiotics…. Memorable insights into the invisible world. — Kirkus Reviews




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