Book review: 20 points. Due before 11PM April 5, 2021.
A minimum of three pages, not including a reference page must be submitted in APA format. Five points may be deducted for not following APA. Copies of the books are in the library or can be purchased at the bookstore or online. For help with APA formatting consult: https://www.cod.edu/academics/learning_commons/writing/guides.aspx or http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/02/ A minimum of three quotes, appropriate use of in-text citations, and a reference page in APA format are expected. Plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment and/or expulsion from class. This assignment must be completed in order to fulfill a requirement for passing this class. The online COD writing lab, library, microbiology professor, and classroom tutor are good
resources for those of you who need extra help using APA.*
pick a book:
Allen, P. L. 2000. The wages of sin: Sex and disease, past and present. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (The author gives a compelling historical account of disease, blame, and punishment. Some readers find the historical accounts disturbing.)
Blaser, M. J. 2014. Missing microbes: How the overuse of antibiotics is fueling our modern plagues. New York: Henry Holt and Company. (This is my favorite!)
Brooks, G. 2002. Year of wonders. London: Penguin Books Ltd.* (Tear jerking historical fiction including pandemic hysteria. Be prepared to become emotionally involved.
Jones, S. D. 2010. Death in a small package: A short history of anthrax. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.* (Read only if you enjoy historical accounts.)
Walters, M. J. 2014. Seven modern plagues and how we are causing them. Washington: Island Press/Shear Water Books.*(The author has a tendency to be repetitive, but slow readers will find a benefit.)
Wright, J. (2017) Get well soon: History’s worst plagues and the heroes who fought them. New York: Henry Holt and Company. (This is one of my favorites).
Yong, E. 2016. I contain multitudes: The microbes within us and a grander view of life. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. (This read is more difficult than the others.)
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