Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence

Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence

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Baker & Taylor
Articles document major, outstanding, and unusual epidemics throughout the world from the dawn of history to the present, describing how the epidemics started and spread, who was affected, and the eventual outcome

Book News
A highly accessible comprehensive reference that provides concise descriptions of some 700 epidemics, listed alphabetically by common name of the outbreak. Each entry discusses when and where the epidemic began, how and why it happened, who it affected, how it spread and ran its course, and what its outcome and significance was. Includes a chronology, a geographical appendix, and a substantial bibliography. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Infectious diseases affect not only our daily lives but often alter or influence the course of history. Despite modern medical advances, the dangers they pose have not gone away. We remain fearful of them and vulnerable to them, yet they continue to fascinate us.
Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Revised Edition remains the only comprehensive single-volume source offering coverage of contagions and epidemics the world over. In more than 700 entries, this A-to-Z reference traces the course of epidemics throughout history, from the Philistine plague of the eleventh century BCE through the South African cholera epidemic of 2000 and 2001. Each entry presents the basic facts about a particular epidemic, including when and where it started, how or why it occurred and spread, and whom it affected, as well as addressing its historical significance.
Further readings accompany each entry, and cross-references, a time line, and subject indexes by disease and geographical area make the information easily accessible. The book is an invaluable reference for anyone with an interest in biology, history, or medicine.

Publisher: New York : Facts on File, c1995
ISBN: 9780816027583
Branch Call Number: R 614.4903 ENC
Characteristics: viii, 408p. ; 29cm
Additional Contributors: Kohn, George C.


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