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The Atlas of Disease

Mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus

By (author) Sandra Hempel
Format: Hardback
Publisher: White Lion Publishing, United Kingdom
Published: 1st Nov 2018
Dimensions: w 234mm h 241mm d 19mm
Weight: 750g
ISBN-10: 1781317909
ISBN-13: 9781781317907
Barcode No: 9781781317907
Synopsis
The Atlas of Disease gives a unique perspective on how epidemics have spread throughout history, from the fourteenth-century plague that devastated Europe and the lethal outbreaks of cholera in the nineteenth century, right up to the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and the catastrophic spread of zika in Brazil. Interweaving new maps based on the latest available data with historical charts alongside intriguing, often unsettling, contemporary illustrations, this extraordinary book plots the course of some of the most virulent and deadly pandemics around the world. Discover how diseases have changed the course of history, stimulated advances in medicine and how mapping has played a key role in prevention and cure, shaping countless lives.

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