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Germ Stories

Arthur Kornberg Stanford University

Over the years, Nobel laureate Arthur Kornberg regaled his children and grandchildren with rhyming tales of the tiny beasties in the germ parade. Arthur's witty and charming poems and stories are now available for all in this beautifully rendered children's picture book.

Print Book, ISBN 978-1-891389-51-1, US $36
eBook, eISBN 978-1938787-22-5, US $27
84 pages
Copyright 2008
Casebound

Summary

Over the years, Nobel laureate Arthur Kornberg regaled his children and grandchildren with rhyming tales of the tiny beasties in the germ parade. Arthur’s witty and charming poems and stories are now available for all in this beautifully rendered children’s picture book. Germ Stories will bring the microscopic world to life for the very youngest readers and grown ups alike with its richly imaginative narrations and its vividly rendered art and color photos.

Translated into Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Spanish.


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Sample pages

Table of Contents

Germ Parade

  • Staphylococcus Aureus
    Food Poisoning
  • Salmonella Typhi
    Typhoid Fever
  • Clostridium Tetani
    Tetanus
  • Saccharomyces Cerevisiae
    Yeast
  • Streptococcus Pneumoniae
    Pneumonia
  • Myxobacterium Xanthus
    Germ Wars
  • Helicobacter Pylori
    Stomach Ulcer
  • Penicillium Notatum
    Penicillin
  • Poliovirus
    Polio
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus
    AIDS

Reviews

“A delight to child and adult.”
-Nature

“Humorous yet informative.”
-Science

“The Publisher does not guarantee Nobels for all of the children to whom this book is read,
but about one in three of them should make it.”
-J. Chem. Ed.

“The poetic gem titled Germ Stories is Nobel prize-winning Arthur Kornberg’s last book,
and it is a fanciful delight.”
-BioScience

“A must for anyone, child or adult, with an interest in microbes.”
-ILoveBacteria.com

Arthur Kornberg Stanford University

Arthur Kornberg shared (with Severo Ochoa) the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1959 for his laboratory synthesis of DNA. He is the author of several major books, including DNA Replication, second edition (W.H. Freeman and Company, 1991) and a scientific autobiography, For the Love of Enzymes: the Odyssey of a Biochemist (Harvard University Press, 1989). He is Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

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