Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present / Edition 3

Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present / Edition 3

by George Childs Kohn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816069352

ISBN-13: 9780816069354

Pub. Date: 09/28/2007

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

Infectious diseases affect not only our daily lives but often alter or influence the course of history. Despite modern medical advances, the dangers they pose have not gone away. We remain fearful of them and vulnerable to them, yet they continue to fascinate us.

Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Revised Edition remains the only comprehensive single-volume

Overview

Infectious diseases affect not only our daily lives but often alter or influence the course of history. Despite modern medical advances, the dangers they pose have not gone away. We remain fearful of them and vulnerable to them, yet they continue to fascinate us.

Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Revised Edition remains the only comprehensive single-volume source offering coverage of contagions and epidemics the world over. In more than 700 entries, this A-to-Z reference traces the course of epidemics throughout history, from the Philistine plague of the eleventh century BCE through the South African cholera epidemic of 2000 and 2001. Each entry presents the basic facts about a particular epidemic, including when and where it started, how or why it occurred and spread, and whom it affected, as well as addressing its historical significance.

Further readings accompany each entry, and cross-references, a time line, and subject indexes by disease and geographical area make the information easily accessible. The book is an invaluable reference for anyone with an interest in biology, history, or medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816069354
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Series:
Facts on File Library of World History
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prefaceix
Entries A-Z1
Appendix 1Entries by Disease389
Appendix 2Geographical List of Entries398
Appendix 3Timetable of Plague and Pestilence407
Bibliography421
Index437

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