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The Resource The atlas of disease : mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus, Sandra Hempel

The atlas of disease : mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus, Sandra Hempel

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The atlas of disease : mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus
Title
The atlas of disease
Title remainder
mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus
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Sandra Hempel
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Language
eng
Summary
Behind every disease is a story, a complex narrative woven of multiple threads, from the natural history of the disease, to the tale of its discovery and its place in history. But what is vital in all of this is how the disease spreads and develops. In The Atlas of Disease, Sandra Hempel reveals how maps have uncovered insightful information about the history of disease, from the seventeenth century plague maps that revealed the radical idea that diseases might be carried and spread by humans, to cholera maps in the 1800s showing the disease was carried by water, right up to the AIDs epidemic in the 1980s and the recent Ebola outbreak. Crucially, The Atlas of Disease will also explore how cartographic techniques have been used to combat epidemics by revealing previously hidden patterns. These discoveries have changed the course of history, affected human evolution, stimulated advances in medicine and shaped countless lives
Cataloging source
EUM
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Hempel, Sandra
Dewey number
614.42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA792.5
LC item number
.H46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical geography
  • Epidemics
  • Epidemics
  • Epidemics
  • Medical geography
Label
The atlas of disease : mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus, Sandra Hempel
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Publication
Copyright
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Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Airbone -- Waterborne -- Insects and animals -- Human to human -- Index -- Credits
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781781317907
Lccn
2018411466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (colour)
System control number
  • on1066195396
  • (OCoLC)1066195396
Label
The atlas of disease : mapping deadly epidemics and contagion from the plague to the zika virus, Sandra Hempel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Airbone -- Waterborne -- Insects and animals -- Human to human -- Index -- Credits
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781781317907
Lccn
2018411466
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (colour)
System control number
  • on1066195396
  • (OCoLC)1066195396

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