Plagues and Epidemics: Infected Spaces Past and Present, D. Ann Herring , Alan C. Swedlund
Автор: Mcneill, William Название: Plagues and Peoples ISBN: 0385121229 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780385121224 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1162 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind. With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated editon. Thought-provoking, well-researched, and compulsively readable, Plagues and Peoples is that rare book that is as fascinating as it is scholarly, as intriguing as it is enlightening. "A brilliantly conceptualized and challenging achievement" (Kirkus Reviews), it is essential reading, offering a new perspective on human history.
Автор: Anderson, Barth Название: The Patron Saint of Plagues ISBN: 0553383582 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553383584 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1094 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In this biological thriller of the near future, postinsurrection Mexico has undermined the superpower of the United States. But while the rivals battle over borders, a pestilence beyond politics threatens to explode into a worldwide epidemic. . . . Since the rise of the Holy Renaissance, Ascension--once known as Mexico City--has become the most populous city in the world, its citizens linked to a central government net through wetware implanted in their brains. But while their dictator grows fat with success, the masses are captivated by Sister Domenica, an insurgent nun whose weekly pirate broadcasts prophesy a wave of death. All too soon, Domenica's nightmarish prediction proves true, and Ascension's hospitals are overrun with victims of a deadly fever. As the rampant plague kills too quickly to be contained, Mexico smuggles its last hope over the violently contested border. . . . Henry David Stark is a crack virus hunter for the American Center for Disease Control and a veteran of global humanitarian efforts. But this disease is unlike any he's seen before--and there seems to be no way to cure or control it. Racing against time, Stark battles corruption to uncover a horrifying truth: this is no ordinary outbreak but a deliberately unleashed man-made virus . . . and the killer is someone Stark knows.
Автор: Barnard Bryn Название: Outbreak: Plagues That Changed History ISBN: 0375829865 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375829864 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1230 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An engrossing introduction for young adult readers to the chillingly topical subject of man vs. microbe. "The Wall Street Journal" Did the Black Death destroy medieval Europe? Did cholera pave the way for modern Manhattan? Did yellow fever help end the slave trade? Remarkably, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Time and again, diseases have impacted the course of human history in surprisingly powerful ways. From influenza to smallpox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the symptoms and paths of the world s worst diseases and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever. Filled with fascinating, often gory details about disease and history, "Outbreak " is a wonderful combination of science and history."
Описание: Collins Big Cat is a guided reading series for ages 4-11 edited by Cliff Moon. Top children`s authors and illustrators have created fiction and non-fiction books that your children will love to read, banded to help you choose the right book for every child. Practical ideas for guided reading are included at the back of each book.
Описание: Only a few decades ago, we were ready to declare victory over infectious diseases. Today, infectious diseases are responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout the world. This book examines the epidemiology and social impact of past and present infectious disease epidemics in the developing and developed world. In the introduction, the authors define global health as a discipline, justify its critical importance in the modern era, and introduce the Millennium Development Goals, which have become critical targets for most of the developing world. The first half of the volume provides an epidemiological overview, exploring early and contemporary perspectives on disease and disease control. An analysis of nutrition, water, and sanitation anchors the discussion of basic human needs. Specific diseases representing both"loud" and "silent" emergencies are investigated within broader structures of ecological and biological health such as economics, education, state infrastructure, culture, and personal liberty. The authors also examine antibiotic resistance, AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, and pandemic influenza, and offer an epilogue on diseases of affluence, which now threaten citizens of countries both rich and poor. A readable guide to specific diseases, richly contextualized in environment and geography, this book will be used by health professionals in all disciplines interested in global health and its history and as a textbook in university courses on global health.
Описание: "A dark fantasy detective story that takes readers on a dark, sometimes disturbing journey. E.L. Tettensor crafts a tale that makes you think even while you shudder--a delightful combination."--Fresh Fiction on DarkwalkerUnraveling a deadly mystery takes time--and his is running out... Having barely escaped the clutches of the Darkwalker, Inspector Nicolas Lenoir throws himself into his work with a determination he hasn't known in years. But his legendary skills are about to be put to the test. A horrific disease is ravaging the city--and all signs point to it having been deliberately unleashed. With a mass murderer on the loose, a rising body count, and every hound in the city on quarantine duty, the streets of Kennian are descending into mayhem, while Lenoir and his partner, Sergeant Bran Kody, are running out of time to catch a killer and find a cure. Only one ray of hope exists: the nomadic Adali, famed for their arcane healing skills, claim to have a cure. But dark magic comes at a price, one even the dying may be unwilling to pay. All that's left to Lenoir is a desperate gamble. And when the ashes settle, the city of Kennian will be changed forever...
Автор: Aberth John Название: Plagues in World History ISBN: 0742557065 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780742557062 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 5333 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. John Aberth considers not only their varied impact but also the many ways in which people have be...
Описание: Explores killer diseases - explaining how they spread rapidly to affect huge numbers of people worldwide. This work includes the story of the Black Death that swept through medieval Europe, the devastating smallpox epidemic in the Americas and the catastrophic flu that followed the First World War.
Автор: Walker, Richard Название: Epidemics and plagues ISBN: 0753413760 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780753413760 Издательство: Pan Macmillan Рейтинг: Цена: 872 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Part of the "Kingfisher Knowledge", this work takes a look at epidemics and plagues, finding out about the big killer diseases and what happens when they spread rapidly and affect large numbers of people. It conveys the histories of the Black Death of 13th-century Europe, the Great Plague of London, and more.
Автор: Kramer, Ann Название: Epidemics ISBN: 0749669292 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749669294 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 1320 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Brings together the facts behind the headline issues of freedom and security
Автор: Ballard, Carol Название: Aids and other epidemics ISBN: 0749687452 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780749687458 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 1320 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: A series that speculates on what might happen in the future if we do nothing to solve a current problem
Описание: Throughout history--even recent history--highly contagious, deadly, and truly horrible epidemics have swept through cities, countrysides, and even entire countries. Outbreak! catalogs fifty of those incidents in gruesome detail,
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