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The Resource The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world, Steven Johnson

The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world, Steven Johnson

Label
The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world
Title
The ghost map
Title remainder
the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London--and an exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease in cities. In the summer of 1854, a devastating cholera outbreak seized London just as it was emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Author Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts as he risked his own life to prove how the epidemic was being spread. When he created the map that traced the pattern of outbreak back to its source, Dr. Snow didn't just solve a pressing medical riddle--he established a precedent for the way modern city-dwellers, city planners, physicians, and public officials think about the spread of disease and the development of the modern urban environment.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Steven
Dewey number
614.5/14
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
11.2
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Snow
  • Whitehead
  • Cholera
  • Cholera
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • History, 19th Century
  • Cholera
  • Epidemics
  • Urban ecology
  • Cholera
  • London
  • England
Label
The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world, Steven Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1080509
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781594482694
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006023114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594482694
  • (OCoLC)70483471
Label
The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world, Steven Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1080509
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
299 pages
Isbn
9781594482694
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2006023114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781594482694
  • (OCoLC)70483471

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