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Purple Death: The Mysterious Spanish Flu of 1918, Getz David



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Автор: Getz David
Название:  Purple Death: The Mysterious Spanish Flu of 1918
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
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ISBN: 1250139090
ISBN-13(EAN): 9781250139092
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 96
Вес: 0.045 кг.
Дата издания: 19.09.2017
Язык: English
Размер: 193 x 130 x 5
Поставляется из: США
Описание:

The Spanish Flu was the worst epidemic in this countrys history, and the search for its cause is still one of sciences most urgent quests. In this riveting account, acclaimed nonfiction author David Getz tells young readers the story of the mysterious flu known as the Purple Death--the virus responsible for the worst epidemic in American history.

It was 1918, the last year of World War 1. Thousands of men lived in the crowded army training camps that were scattered all across the United States. That spring, a strange flu struck the soldiers at a camp in the Midwest. Healthy young men went to the hospital complaining of sore throats and fevers. Within hours they had suffocated, their skin taking on a terrible purplish hue.

The devastating flu spread like wildfire across the country, infecting soldiers and civilians alike. It killed more than half a million people in a matter of months, then disappeared as suddenly as it had come.

To this day, no one knows what caused a common flu to become so deadly, but scientists are still searching for answers. What they discover could save millions of lives if another common flu virus suddenly turns into a killer.

Praise for Purple Death: The Mysterious Spanish Flu of 1918:

Combining cogent accounts both of a worldwide tragedy and some classic medical detective work, this is certain to please and to sober a wide audience. --Kirkus Reviews

Illustrated with riveting black-and-white photographs as well as haunting pencil sketches, this short and easily accessible book traces the desperate search for the cause of and cure for the flu. Especially intriguing are the descriptions of efforts to obtain live samples of the virus. --VOYA

Soft, charcoal-pencil drawings capture the somber mood. . . . The painstaking and heroic deeds scientists must take on in order to identify a disease and develop a cure will be interesting to budding scientists. --School Library Journal

With the same mysterious, intriguing style of his previous books about frozen mummies, the author tells a gripping story of the influenza pandemic of 1918 that infected two billion people. --Childrens Literature

Getz] writes clearly and dramatically, whether hes describing how vaccines work, how pneumonia was treated before the discovery of antibiotics, or what todays researchers are doing to find the flu virus preserved in the lungs of frozen bodies. . . . And always theres the question, What if theres a pandemic today? --Booklist





Rich In Every Way

Автор: Getz
Название: Rich In Every Way
ISBN: 1582293902 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781582293905
Издательство: Simon & Schuster
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Описание: Synopsis coming soon.......

Frozen Man

Автор: David Getz; Illustrated by Peter McCarty
Название: Frozen Man
ISBN: 0805046453 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780805046458
Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS
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Investing in college

Автор: Getz, Malcolm
Название: Investing in college
ISBN: 067403046X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780674030466
Издательство: Harvard University Press
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Описание: College education is one of the most important investments a family will make. But between the view-books, websites, insider gossip, and magazine rankings, students and their worried parents face a dizzying array of options. What do the rankings really mean? Is it wise to choose the most prestigious school a student can get into?

New York in Quotations

Автор: Getz Michael
Название: New York in Quotations
ISBN: 1849538425 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781849538428
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Описание: Whether you wish to follow the glamorous footsteps of Holly Golightly on Fifth Avenue or be thrilled by the sheer vastness of Central Park, this book, bursting with quotes about the city that doesn`t sleep, is guaranteed to inspire, entertain and leave you wanting more!

Event Studies

Автор: Getz Donald
Название: Event Studies
ISBN: 1138899151 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781138899155
Издательство: Taylor&Francis
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Event Studies is the only book devoted to developing knowledge and theory about planned events. It focuses on event planning and management, outcomes, the experience of events and the meanings attached to them, the dynamic processes shaping events and why people attend them.

This title draws from a large number of foundation disciplines and closely related professional fields, to foster interdisciplinary theory focused on planned events. It brings together important discourses on events including event management, event tourism, and the study of events within various disciplines that are able to shed light on the roles, importance and impacts of events in society and culture.

New to this edition:

  • New sections on social and intangible influences, consumer psychology and legal environment, planning and policy framework to reflect recent developments in the field
  • Extended coverage of philosophy and research methods and how they can best be used in event studies; social media as a marketing tool; and the class and cultural influences of events
  • New and additional case studies throughout the book from a wide range of international events
  • Companion website to include PowerPoint slides and updated Instructor's Manual including suggested lecture outlines and sequence, quizzes per chapter and essay questions.
Getz/Gilberto Transcribed Score - Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, Feat. Antonia Carlo Jobim

Название: Getz/Gilberto Transcribed Score - Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto, Feat. Antonia Carlo Jobim
ISBN: 1423475348 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781423475347
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Описание: (Transcribed Score). This folio transcribes every note by every instrument on the ground-breaking 1965 bossa nova masterpiece that won the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year and produced the classic standard "The Girl from Ipanema" which also won a Grammy for Record of the Year. It features Stan Getz on saxophone, Joao Gilberto on guitar, and Antonio Carlos Jobim on piano. 8 songs, including: Desafinado * Doralice * The Girl from Ipanema (Garota De Ipanema) * O Grande Amor * Para Machuchar Meu Coracao * Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Corcovado) * So Danco Samba (Jazz 'N' Samba) * Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer).

Healing society in medieval england

Автор: Getz, Faye M
Название: Healing society in medieval england
ISBN: 0299129349 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780299129347
Издательство: Неизвестно
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Описание: Originally composed in Latin by Gilbertus Anglicus (Gilbert the Englishman), his Compendium of Medicine was a primary text of the medical revolution in thirteenth-century Europe. Composed mainly of medicinal recipes, it offered advice on diagnosis, medicinal preparation, and prognosis. In the fifteenth-century it was translated into Middle English to accommodate a widening audience for learning and medical "secrets." Faye Marie Getz provides a critical edition of the Middle English text, with an extensive introduction to the learned, practical, and social components of medieval medicine and a summary of the text in modern English. Getz also draws on both the Latin and Middle English texts to create an extensive glossary of little-known Middle English pharmaceutical and medical vocabulary.

Try to See It My Way: Being Fair in Love and Marriage

Автор: Hibbs Ph. D., Getzen Ph. D.
Название: Try to See It My Way: Being Fair in Love and Marriage
ISBN: 1583333800 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781583333808
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: Being Fair in Love and Marriage.

Try to See it My Way

Автор: Hibbs, Ph.D., B. Janet With Karen J. Getzen, Ph.D.
Название: Try to See it My Way
ISBN: 1583333320 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781583333327
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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