Scavenger Hunt Pictures: 

Altruistic Behavior-In this hard to catch image, one bird is feeding another. This bird is sacrificing the food he caught for the betterment of another creature.
 
Pollinator-This bumblebee is helping pollinate these flowering plants. Pollen attaches to its body and is spread to the stigmas of other flowers.
Heterotroph-My dog Junior is a heterotroph. He can not make his own food, and relies on the consumtion of other organisms for energy.
Exoskeleton-This wasp has an exoskeleton, which helps support and protect its body like an outside armor, as compared to the endoskeleton humans have.
Basidiomycete-This fungi is an example of a basidiomycete, which means it produces its spores inside its pedestal structure.

Hot Zone Part 1 Comments:

The Hot Zone is interestingly written. The reader cannot be sure how each individual story is going to turn out because the progression is very chronological and foreboding, even when the people turn out not to be infected. The book became more engaging as you keep reading, as one begins to see the viruses as life-like villains almost. When we know each person’s life story, we do not want anything to happen to them. Before I began this book I did not really know that there are people whose job is to research and work with viruses. I also truly couldn’t visualize how grotesque and saddening having such life-threatening viruses is. I would like to know if the whole book is going to be similar stories, because I feel there is not much of a plot if that is so. Perhaps there will be one particular focus for the other sections. I would like to know why Preston would write such a book, other than to scare people, because the book so far makes dealing with viruses seem rather hopeless.

 

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