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The Resource Plagues in world history, John Aberth

Plagues in world history, John Aberth

Label
Plagues in world history
Title
Plagues in world history
Statement of responsibility
John Aberth
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Plagues in World History provides a comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. Geographically, these diseases have spread across the entire globe; temporally, they stretch from the sixth century to the present. John Aberth considers not only the varied impact that disease has had upon human history but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes toward them. The author argues that the ability of humans to alter disease, even without the modern wonders of antibiotic drugs and other medical treatments, is an even more crucial lesson to learn now that AIDS, swine flu, multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and other seemingly incurable illnesses have raged worldwide. Aberth's comparative analysis of how different societies have responded in the past to disease illuminates what cultural approaches have been and may continue to be most effective in combating the plagues of today. --From publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aberth, John
Dewey number
614.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Exploring world history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Communicable diseases
Label
Plagues in world history, John Aberth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-231) 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
Contents
Plague -- Smallpox -- Tuberculosis -- Cholera -- Influenza -- AIDS
Control code
ocn649701780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 244 pages, [5] pages of plates
Isbn
9780742557055
Lccn
2010029028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)649701780
Label
Plagues in world history, John Aberth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-231) 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
Contents
Plague -- Smallpox -- Tuberculosis -- Cholera -- Influenza -- AIDS
Control code
ocn649701780
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
v, 244 pages, [5] pages of plates
Isbn
9780742557055
Lccn
2010029028
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)649701780

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