skip to content
Scourge : the once and future threat of smallpox Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Scourge : the once and future threat of smallpox

Author: Jonathan B Tucker
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2002], ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Grove Press edView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left the survivors disfigured for life. In this riveting, often terrifying look at the history of smallpox, Jonathan B. Tucker tells the story of this deadly disease, the heroic efforts to eradicate it worldwide, and the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan B Tucker
ISBN: 0802139396 9780802139399
OCLC Number: 50734227
Notes: Originally published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2001. With a new afterword.
Description: 320 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Monster on death row --
Smallpox and civilization --
Dr. Jenner's vaccine --
Launching the crusade --
Global eradication --
Long road to zero --
Realm of the final inch --
The Soviet betrayal --
Stay of execution --
Washington reconsiders --
Decision in Geneva --
The unfinished conquest --
Echoes of September 11.
Responsibility: Jonathan B. Tucker.
More information:

Abstract:

In this volume, Jonathan Tucker addresses the ever-growing concerns about the proliferation of the deadly smallpox virus and its use by terrorist organizations.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"A concise, suspenseful, and scientifically accurate narrative. - The New York Times Book Review "Tucker describes the ravages caused by the disease and succinctly traces its role in history.... The Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50734227> # Scourge : the once and future threat of smallpox
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "50734227" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1121517> ; # Smallpox
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796321715#Topic/smallpox_history> ; # Smallpox--History
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/616.912009/> ;
   schema:bookEdition "1st Grove Press ed." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/94535377> ; # Jonathan B. Tucker
   schema:datePublished "2002" ;
   schema:description "Monster on death row -- Smallpox and civilization -- Dr. Jenner's vaccine -- Launching the crusade -- Global eradication -- Long road to zero -- Realm of the final inch -- The Soviet betrayal -- Stay of execution -- Washington reconsiders -- Decision in Geneva -- The unfinished conquest -- Echoes of September 11."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796321715> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Scourge : the once and future threat of smallpox"@en ;
   schema:productID "50734227" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/50734227#PublicationEvent/new_york_grove_press_2002_2001> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796321715#Agent/grove_press> ; # Grove Press
   schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/50734227#Review/766093018> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780802139399> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/50734227> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1121517> # Smallpox
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Smallpox"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/94535377> # Jonathan B. Tucker
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Tucker" ;
   schema:givenName "Jonathan B." ;
   schema:name "Jonathan B. Tucker" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780802139399>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0802139396" ;
   schema:isbn "9780802139399" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/50734227#Review/766093018>
    a schema:Review ;
   schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/50734227> ; # Scourge : the once and future threat of smallpox
   schema:reviewBody ""Smallpox, the only infectious disease to have been eradicated, was one of the most terrifying of human scourges. It covered the skin with hideous, painful boils, killed a third of its victims, and left the survivors disfigured for life. In this riveting, often terrifying look at the history of smallpox, Jonathan B. Tucker tells the story of this deadly disease, the heroic efforts to eradicate it worldwide, and the looming dangers it still poses today."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.