Epidemics & Plagues

Epidemics & Plagues

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Plagues have been an ongoing feature of human history, and this addition to the award-winning KFK series places today's heightened interest in global health issues in a larger historical context. Using a mix of science and history, Epidemics & Plagues reveals how certain diseases become worldwide killers, and provides comprehensive answers to readers' most pressing questions. From the Black Death of thirteenth-century Europe, to AIDS, SARS, and avian influenza, Epidemics & Plagues peersthrough the microscope at the agents that cause the diseases and also uncovers the superstitions and drama surrounding them.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Kingfisher, 2006
ISBN: 9780753460351
Branch Call Number: j 614.49 WALKER R
Characteristics: 63 pages : illustrations (some color), col. maps ; 29 cm.


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