The Ghost map: The Story of London'S Most Terrifying Epidemic - and wow it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Steven Johnson

The Ghost map: The Story of London'S Most Terrifying Epidemic - and wow it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World download free [PDF and Ebook] by Steven Johnson year 2007
  • Book name: The Ghost map: The Story of London'S Most Terrifying Epidemic - and wow it Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
  • Author: Steven Johnson
  • Release date: 2007/11/13
  • Publisher: PENGUIN PUTNAM INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9781594482694
  • Rating: 8.67 of 10
  • Votes: 388
  • Review by: Paula Mcclain
  • Review rating: 9.63 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/16
  • Total pages: 299
  • Includes a PDF summary of 35 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted, a National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure - garbage removal, clean water, sewers - necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time. In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories and interconnectedness of the spread of disease, contagion theory, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 13H47M14S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Infectious & Contagious Diseases, History Of Medicine, British & Irish History, Microbiology (non-medical), Popular Medicine & Health
  • Available formats: TXT, WORD, EPUB, PDB, DOC, HTMLZ, PDF, TCR. Compressed in RAR, TBZ2, TZO, ZIP, LZO, CBR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.18 USD
  • Dimensions: 139.7x208.28x20.32mm
  • Weight: 294.84g
  • Printed by: Riverhead Books,U.S.
  • Published in: New York, United States
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