Epidemics and Plagues

Epidemics and Plagues

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"Epidemics & Plagues" explores killer diseases past and present, explaining how they spread rapidly to affect huge numbers of people worldwide. Read the appalling story of the Black Death that swept through medieval Europe, learn about a devastating smallpox epidemic in the Americas and find out about the catastrophic flu that followed the First World War. Peer under the microscope at the agents that cause cholera, tuberculosis, AIDS, malaria and avian flu, and investigate what can be done to stop them.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 230 x 275 x 6mm | 301g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0753413957
  • 9780753413951
  • 1,118,827

About Richard Walker

Richard Walker is an award-winning science writer and is the author of a wide range of books on the human body, biology and natural history. He has a BSc and PhD in zoology, and he spent several years teaching biology in London schools before becoming a full-time writer.show more

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