Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused it. download free [PDF and Ebook] by Gina Bari Kolata

Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused it. download free [PDF and Ebook] by Gina Bari Kolata year 2001
  • Book name: Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused it.
  • Author: Gina Bari Kolata
  • Release date: 2001/9/15
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780743203982
  • Rating: 8.27 of 10
  • Votes: 94
  • Review by: Emerald Bravo
  • Review rating: 7.51 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/4
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A national bestseller, the fast-paced and gripping account of the Great Flu Epidemic of 1918 from acclaimed science journalist Gina Kolata, now featuring a new epilogue about avian flu. When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated forty million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable percentage of the US population with it, 1.5 million Americans would die. In Flu, Gina Kolata, an acclaimed reporter for The New York Times, unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. From Alaska to Norway, from the streets of Hong Kong to the corridors of the White House, Kolata tracks the race to recover the live pathogen and probes the fear that has impelled government policy. A gripping work of science writing, Flu addresses the prospects for a great epidemic's recurrence and considers what can be done to prevent it.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H56M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Microbiology (non-medical), Infectious & Contagious Diseases, History Of Science, History Of The Americas, 20th Century History: C 1900 To C 2000, Epidemiology & Medical Statistics, History Of Medicine
  • Available formats: PPT, EPUB, ODT, LRF, TXT, DOC, WORD, PDF. Compressed in BZ, ISO, ACE, RAR, EML, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.90 USD
  • Dimensions: 139x213x21.84mm
  • Weight: 340g
  • Printed by: TOUCHSTONE
  • Published in: New York, United States
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