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Plague: A Story of Science, Rivalry, and the Scourge That Won’t Go Away
Edward Marriott (au)
The Plague can lie dormant for centuries, only to resurface with ferocious power. Reconstructs the summer of 1894, when a diagnosis of plague brought to Hong Kong two scientists in search of its source: Alexandre Yersin & Shibasaburo Kitasato. Re-creates the dramatic events surrounding the discovery of the plague bacterium, skillfully weaving in the pathology of the disease & the mechanics of an epidemic. Explores the persistence of plague: in Surat, India, in 1994, the site of the biggest outbreak of plague in 70 years; & in the U.S. where, since 1900, plague has remained a continuing threat -- particularly in N.Y. City. Addresses the possibility of a new pandemic, one in which plague has become resistant to antibiotics. Photos & illus.
Years of Renewal
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Language Imperative: How Learning Languages Can Enrich Your Life & Expand Your Mind
Natural Beauty Care with Flowers & Plants: A Magna Colour Guide
Birding for Beginners: A Comprehensive Introduction to Bird Watching
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Sherlock Holmes Victorian Cookbook: Favourite Recipes of the Great Detective & Dr. Watson
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