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Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond

Author: Sonia Shah
Publisher: New York : Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux , 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sonia Shah
ISBN: 9780374122881 0374122881
OCLC Number: 991234531
Notes: Index.
Description: viii, 271 pages, 8 pages de planches non numérotées : illustrations (principalement en couleur) ; 24 cm
Contents: Cholera's child : the microbes' comeback --
The jump : crossing the species barrier at wet markets, pig farms, and South Asian wetlands --
Locomotion : the global dissemination of pathogens through canals, steamships, and jet airplanes --
Filth : the rising tide of feculence, from nineteenth-century New York City to the slums of Port-au-Prince and the factory farms of south China --
Crowds : the amplification of epidemics in the global metropolis --
Corruption : private interests versus public health, or, How Aaron Burr and the Manhattan Company poisoned New York City with cholera --
Blame : cholera riots, AIDS denialism, and vaccine resistance --
The cure : the suppression of John Snow and the limits of biomedicine --
The revenge of the sea : the cholera paradigm --
The logic of pandemics : the lost history of ancient pandemics --
Tracking the next contagion : reimagining our place in a microbial world.
Responsibility: Sonia Shah.

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