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The Resource Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how It changed the world, Laura Spinney

Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how It changed the world, Laura Spinney

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Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how It changed the world
Title
Pale rider
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the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how It changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Laura Spinney
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth--from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted--and often permanently altered--global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity"--Amazon
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10574522
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Spinney, Laura
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Epidemics
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
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the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how It changed the world, Laura Spinney
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 298-317) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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Contents
Introduction: The elephant in the room -- Part one: The unwalled city -- Coughs and sneezes -- The monads of Leibniz -- Part two: Anatomy of a pandemic -- Ripples on a pond -- Like a thief in the night -- Part three: Manhu, or, what is it? -- Disease eleven -- The doctors' dilemma -- The wrath of God -- Part four: The survival instinct -- Chalking doors with crosses -- The placebo effect -- Good Samaritans -- Part five: Post mortem -- The hunt for patient zero -- Counting the dead -- Part six: Science redeemed -- Aenigmoplasma influenzae -- Beware the barnyard -- The human factor -- Part seven: The post-flu world -- The green shoots of recovery -- Alternate histories -- Anti-science, science -- Healthcare for all? -- War and peace -- Melancholy muse -- Part eight: Roscoe's legacy -- Afterword: On memory
Control code
000060699734
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
viii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781610397674
Lccn
2017933356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99973861382
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)968771198
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how It changed the world, Laura Spinney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical resources (pages 298-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The elephant in the room -- Part one: The unwalled city -- Coughs and sneezes -- The monads of Leibniz -- Part two: Anatomy of a pandemic -- Ripples on a pond -- Like a thief in the night -- Part three: Manhu, or, what is it? -- Disease eleven -- The doctors' dilemma -- The wrath of God -- Part four: The survival instinct -- Chalking doors with crosses -- The placebo effect -- Good Samaritans -- Part five: Post mortem -- The hunt for patient zero -- Counting the dead -- Part six: Science redeemed -- Aenigmoplasma influenzae -- Beware the barnyard -- The human factor -- Part seven: The post-flu world -- The green shoots of recovery -- Alternate histories -- Anti-science, science -- Healthcare for all? -- War and peace -- Melancholy muse -- Part eight: Roscoe's legacy -- Afterword: On memory
Control code
000060699734
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
viii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781610397674
Lccn
2017933356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99973861382
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)968771198

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