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Pandemic

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Pandemic

SKU: 9781250118004 Category: Product ID: 37591

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Title: Pandemic
Author: SHAH SONIA
Illustrator: INCLUDES ONE 8-PAGE FULL-COLOR INSERT
Format: PAPERBACK
Publication date: 28/03/2017
Imprint: PICADOR
Price: $36.00
Publishing status: Active

More than three hundred infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory during the past fifty years, and ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will cause a disruptive, deadly pandemic sometime in the next two generations.

To reveal how that might happen, Sonia Shah tracks each stage of cholera's dramatic journey from harmless microbe to world-changing pandemic, from its 1817 emergence in the South Asian hinterlands to its rapid dispersal across the nineteenth-century world and its latest beachhead in Haiti. She reports on the pathogens following in cholera's footsteps, from the MRSA bacterium that besieges her own family to the never-before-seen killers emerging from China's wet markets, the surgical wards of New Delhi, the slums of Port-au-Prince, and the suburban backyards of the East Coast. A deep-dive into the convoluted science, strange politics, and checkered history of one of the world's deadliest diseases, Pandemic reveals what the next epidemic might look like—and what we can do to prevent it.

ISBN: 9781250118004
Dimension: 210mm X 140mm
Pages: 288

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Dimensions 210 × 140 mm