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Author Hempel, Sandra, author.

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

Publication Info. London : White Lion Publishing, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  614.42 HEM    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps (colour) ; 24 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Introduction -- Airbone -- Waterborne -- Insects and animals -- Human to human -- Index -- Credits.
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.
Subject Medical geography.
Epidemics -- Maps.
Epidemics -- History.
Ziekten. (NL-LeOCL)078967929
Epidemieën. (NL-LeOCL)078498244
Besmettelijke ziekten. (NL-LeOCL)078450322
Genre/Form Atlassen (vorm) (NL-LeOCL)088141551
ISBN 9781781317907 (hardback) $30.00
1781317909 : $30.00
9781781318805 (ebook)

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