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Encyclopedia of plague and pestilence : from ancient times to the present / George Childs Kohn, editor.

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Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
3rd ed. - New York, NY : Facts on File, c2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • xiv, 529 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 491-509) and index.
Publisher's Summary:
Tracing the history of infectious diseases from the Philistine plague of 11th century BCE to recent SARS and avian flu scares, "Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Third Edition" is a comprehensive A-Z reference offering international coverage of this timely and fascinating subject.This updated volume provides concise descriptions of more than 700 epidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak. Each detailed entry includes when and where a particular epidemic began, how and why it happened, whom it affected, how it spread and ran its course, and its outcome and significance. Black-and-white photographs have been added throughout.
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Contributor:
Kohn, George C.
Series:
Facts on File library of world history.
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ISBN:
0816069352
9780816069354

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