Plagues and Peoples

Plagues and Peoples

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by William Hardy McNeill
     
 

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With the rise of newly emerging viruses like Ebola, HIV, and Mad Cow Disease, historian William H. McNeill's book on how infectious disease has impacted and even altered the course of human history is now more relevant than ever. Reissued with a new introduction and a chapter discussing the influence of AIDS on contemporary times, "Plagues and Peoples" explores the… See more details below

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With the rise of newly emerging viruses like Ebola, HIV, and Mad Cow Disease, historian William H. McNeill's book on how infectious disease has impacted and even altered the course of human history is now more relevant than ever. Reissued with a new introduction and a chapter discussing the influence of AIDS on contemporary times, "Plagues and Peoples" explores the political, demographic, and psychological effects of disease on the human race, from prehistory to the present. This book offers a radical reinterpretation of world history as we know it.

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ISBN-13:
9780385112567
Publisher:
Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/1976
Pages:
369

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