Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present, Third Edition

Facts on File Library of World History

56d19e256acfc.jpeg Author George Childs Kohn
Isbn 9780816069354
File size 14 Mb
Year 2007
Pages 544
Language English
File format PDF
Category Encyclopedia and Dictionary

Book Description:

Tracing the history of infectious diseases from the Philistine plague of 11th century BCE to recent SARS and avian flu scares, "Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Third Edition" is a comprehensive A-Z reference offering international coverage of this timely and fascinating subject.This updated volume provides concise descriptions of more than 700 epidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak. Each detailed entry includes when and where a particular epidemic began, how and why it happened, whom it affected, how it spread and ran its course, and its outcome and significance. Black-and-white photographs have been added throughout.


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