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Wordsworth Encyclopedia of Plague & Pestilence
Wordsworth Encyclopedia of Plague & Pestilence
Our Price: $17.00
Year: 1995
Pages: 408
Binding Paperback
ISBN 1853267538

Product Code: 788191519

George C. Kohn (ed). Humanity has always been vulnerable to & fearful of infectious disease. This is the first & most comprehensive book available on plague & pestilence. The detailed entries give concise descriptions of nearly 700 epidemics, together with when & where a particular epidemic began, how & why it happened, who it affected, how it spread & ran its course, & its outcome & significance. Provides answers to questions such as: Where did the Black Death originate? How many kinds of plague were there? How widespread was polio? The book may be read as a history & geography of world diseases. Includes a timetable & geographical appendix.

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