Murderous Contagion

Written By Mary Dobson
Murderous Contagion
  • Publsiher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 05 March 2015
  • ISBN : 1849166684
  • Pages : 608 pages
  • Rating : /5 from reviews
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Download or read book entitled Murderous Contagion by author: Mary Dobson which was release on 05 March 2015 and published by Hachette UK with total page 608 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Disease is the true serial killer of human history: the horrors of bubonic plague, cholera, syphilis, smallpox, tuberculosis and the like have claimed more lives and caused more misery than the depredations of warfare, famine and natural disasters combined. Murderous Contagion tells the compelling and at times unbearably moving story of the devastating impact of diseases on humankind - from the Black Death of the 14th century to the Spanish flu of 1918-19 and the AIDS epidemic of the modern era. In this book Mary Dobson also relates the endeavours of physicians and scientists to understand and identify the causes of diseases and find ways of preventing them. This is a timely and revelatory work of popular history by a writer whose knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, her subject shines through her every word.

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  • Author : E. Porras
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-29
  • Total pages : 289
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : Understanding the formation of bubbles and the contagion mechanisms afflicting financial markets is a must as extreme volatility events leave no market untouched. Debt, equity, real estate, commodities... Shanghai, NY, or London: The severe fluctuations, explained to a large extent by contagion and the fear of new bubbles imploding, justify ...

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-03-23
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : 'Lucid, calm, informed, directly helpful in trying to think about where we are now... The literature of the time after begins here' Evening Standard 'Taking a breather from bewildering statistics and terrible tales of contagion to read Giordano's book was a jolt of brevity and simplicity... It takes concepts that ...

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Contagion
  • Author : Mark Harrison
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-01
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : Looks at the connection between trade and disease, tracing the plagues that swept through Eurasia in the fourteenth century and exposes the weaknesses in the current public health system that make our world susceptible to a pandemic....

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  • Author : Alison Bashford,Claire Hooker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-11-01
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : In the age of HIV, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Ebola Virus and BSE, metaphors and experience of contagion are a central concern of government, biomedicine and popular culture. Contagion explores cultural responses of infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also investigates the use of ...

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  • Author : Robin Cook
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1996-12-01
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : One of Robin Cook's most successful—and timely—bestsellers, Contagion is a terrifying cautionary tale for the 21st century as a deadly epidemic is spread not merely by microbes—but by sinister sabotage.......

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  • Author : Dennis O'Neil,Chuck Dixon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-03-15
  • Total pages : 432
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : A deadly plague has struck Gotham City and the infected only have 48 hours to live! Batman must race to find a cure and save the citizens of Gotham before it's too late. With the help of Robin, Nightwing and unlikely allies Catwoman and Azrael, Batman faces off against not only ...

Murderous Contagion

Murderous Contagion
  • Author : Mary Dobson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05
  • Total pages : 608
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : Disease is the true serial killer of human history: the horrors of bubonic plague, cholera, syphilis, smallpox, tuberculosis and the like have claimed more lives and caused more misery than the depredations of warfare, famine and natural disasters combined. Murderous Contagion tells the compelling and at times unbearably moving story ...

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  • Author : Teri Terry
  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-09
  • Total pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : Don't miss this startling first book in a breathtaking new trilogy from Teri Terry, queen of the YA psychological thriller and author of the bestselling Slated trilogy! URGENT! An epidemic is sweeping the country. You are among the infected. There is no cure; and you cannot be permitted to infect ...

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  • Author : Tony D. Sampson
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Total pages : 235
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : In this thought-provoking work, Tony D. Sampson presents a contagion theory fit for the age of networks. Unlike memes and microbial contagions,Virality does not restrict itself to biological analogies and medical metaphors. It instead points toward a theory of contagious assemblages, events, and affects. For Sampson, contagion is not ...

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  • Author : Elaine Hatfield,Cacioppo Hatfield,John T Cacioppo,Richard L Rapson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : When people are in a certain mood, whether elated or depressed, that mood is often communicated to others. When we are talking to someone who is depressed it may make us feel depressed, whereas if we talk to someone who is feeling self-confident and buoyant we are likely to feel ...

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  • Author : Adam Kucharski
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2020-02-13
  • Total pages : 341
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : An Observer Book of the Year A Times Science Book of the Year A New Statesman Book of the Year A Financial Times Science Book of the Year 'It is hard to imagine a more timely book ... much of the modern world will make more sense having read it.' ...

Arresting Contagion

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  • Author : Alan L. Olmstead
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-09
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : Sixty percent of infectious human diseases are shared with other vertebrates. Alan Olmstead and Paul Rhode tell how innovations to combat livestock infections—border control, food inspection, drug regulation, federal research labs—turned the U.S. into a world leader in combatting communicable diseases, and remain central to public health ...

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  • Author : Christos Lynteris,Nicholas H A Evans
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-13
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : This edited volume draws historians and anthropologists together to explore the contested worlds of epidemic corpses and their disposal. Why are burials so frequently at the center of disagreement, recrimination and protest during epidemics? Why are the human corpses produced in the course of infectious disease outbreaks seen as dangerous, ...

Reading Contagion

Reading Contagion
  • Author : Annika Mann
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-27
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : Eighteenth-century British culture was transfixed by the threat of contagion, believing that everyday elements of the surrounding world could transmit deadly maladies from one body to the next. Physicians and medical writers warned of noxious matter circulating through air, bodily fluids, paper, and other materials, while philosophers worried that agitating ...

Contagion

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  • Author : Lawrence I. Conrad,D. Wujastyk
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1849166684
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Summary : Contagion - even today the word conjures up fear of disease and plague and has the power to terrify. The nine essays gathered here examine what pre-modern societies thought about the spread of disease and how it could be controlled: to what extent were concepts familiar to modern epidemiology present? ...