Item description for Cell Wars (Cells and Things) by Fran Balkwill, Balkwill & MIC Rolph...
Overview Explains how cells fight off diseases and viruses in the human body
Publishers Description Supports the national science education standards Unifying Concepts and Processes: Systems, Order, and Organization; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Evidence, Models, and Explanation; Unifying Concepts and Processes: Form and Function; and Life Science as outlined by the National Academics of Science and endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association.
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Studio: Carolrhoda Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 7.76" Height: 0.11" Weight: 0.23 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1990
Publisher Carolrhoda Books
ISBN 087614637X ISBN13 9780876146378
Availability 0 units.
More About Fran Balkwill, Balkwill & MIC Rolph
Fran Balkwill is Professor of Cancer Biology at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and the London Queen Mary School of Medicine. Mic Rolph is a graphic designer with much television and publishing experience. Together, they have created many books for children, and have won several awards, including the prestigious COPUS Junior Science Book Prize.
Fran Balkwill has an academic affiliation as follows - The Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry Biological Therapeut.
Reviews - What do customers think about Cell Wars (Cells and Things)?
Cell Wars (Cells and Things) Apr 15, 2008
Good introduction for kids of all ages to viruses, germs, the body's immune system and consequently, the importance of good hygiene.
Great for all ages Jan 20, 2006
I read this book for the first time when I was 3 or 4 and adored it. I explained to all of my friends how vaccines worked (because after it knows about the threat your immune system can build an to fight the real virus). It has fun and accessible metaphors.
However, don't assume that this is just a kid's book! I'm now a medical student, and I find this book useful to explain immunology to my classmates and patients. It is full of accurate and detailed information.
Amazing Book Apr 12, 2001
My 3 1/2 year old son loves this book! I'm forced to read it to him every day, and he now tells me: 1. "Lymphocytes are the smartest cells and make antibodies that knock out the germs...I want to be an antibody!" 2."Macrophages are garbage collectors" 3. "Virus turn my cells into virus machines" 4. "Fibroblasts pull my cut together"
He is still a little confused about the whole "blast" part of the fibroblast...thinking that they should somehow makes something explode...
Extremely good way to introduce science to the young Apr 5, 2001
I bought this book for my ten year old son. He read it through in one sitting. Actually, he reread it 3 times on the same day. The simple yet interesting text and excellent drawings captured his imagination. It kept him thirsting for more! He wants me to order all of Dr. Balkwill's books which I did. What an excellent way to introduce science to the uninitiated. I hope Dr. Balkwill will continue to write more of the series!
Biology made fun Apr 4, 2000
Cell Wars is a great way to introduce science. It is written in a straightforward manner using easy to understand vocabulary. It describes, in a fun manner, the way the human body fights off bacteria and viruses and tells why we get vaccinations. The illustrations are colorful and fun. The pictures and the story make it fun for both young children and grade school students