The Ghost Map
  • Release Date : 31 January 2008
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780141915777
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Download or read book entitled The Ghost Map by author: Steven Johnson which was release on 31 January 2008 and published by Penguin UK with total page 320 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full of dirt, dust heaps, slaughterhouses and scavengers, Ghost Map is about how huge populations live together, how cities can kill – and how they can save us.