Epidemics and Plagues

Epidemics and Plagues

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Plagues have been an ongoing feature of human history, and this addition to the award-winning KFK series places today's heightened interest in global health issues in a larger historical context. Using a mix of science and history, Epidemics & Plagues reveals how certain diseases become worldwide killers, and provides comprehensive answers to readers' most pressing questions. From the Black Death of thirteenth-century Europe, to AIDS, SARS, and avian influenza, Epidemics & Plagues peers through the microscope at the agents that cause the diseases and also uncovers the superstitions and drama surrounding them.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 236 x 276 x 12mm | 557.93g
  • Kingfisher
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0753460351
  • 9780753460351
  • 2,103,154

About Richard Walker

Richard Walker is an award-winning author of books about natural history and human biology for both children and adults, including Kingfisher Knowledge: Microscopic Life. He has a Ph.D. in zoology. As a former biology teacher he has a practical understanding of the importance of accessible reference materials.show more

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