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Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond

Author: Sonia Shah
Publisher: New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador editionView all editions and formats
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More than three hundred infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory during the past fifty years, and ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will cause a disruptive, deadly pandemic sometime in the next two generations. To reveal how that might happen, Sonia Shah tracks each stage of cholera's dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic, from its 1817  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Shah
ISBN: 9781250118004 125011800X 9780374122881 0374122881
OCLC Number: 987591788
Notes: "A Sarah Crichton book".
Description: viii, 271 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, maps (chiefly colour) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Cholera's Child --
1. The Jump --
2. Locomotion --
3. Filth --
4. Crowds --
5. Corruption --
6. Blame --
7. The Cure --
8. The Revenge of the Sea --
9. The Logic of Pandemics --
10. Tracking the Next Contagion.
Responsibility: Sonia Shah.

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From the author of The Fever comes a dramatic history of pandemics: "If the words, and beyond, in [the] subtitle don't grab a reader's attention, they should" (Booklist, starred review)  Read more...

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Praise for "The Fever Sonia Shah's tour-de-force history of malaria will convince you that the real sound track to our collective fate [is] the syncopated whine-slap, whine-slap of man and mosquito Read more...

 
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