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Riassunto: A thrilling historical account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London-and a brilliant exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease, cities, science, and the modern world. From the dynamic thinker routinely compared to Malcolm Gladwell, E. O. Wilson, and James Gleick, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner with a real-life historical hero that brilliantly illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of viruses, rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry. These are topics that have long obsessed Steven Johnson, and The Ghost Map is a true triumph of the kind of multidisciplinary thinking for which he's become famous-a book that, like the work of Jared Diamond, presents both vivid history and a powerful and provocative explanation of what it means for the world we live in. The Ghost Map takes place in the summer of 1854. A devastating cholera outbreak seizes London just as it is emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, teeming with people from all over the world, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Dr. John Snow-whose ideas about contagion had been dismissed by the scientific community-is spurred to intense action when the people in his neighborhood begin dying. With enthralling suspense, Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts, as he risks his own life to prove how the epidemic is being spread. When he creates the map that traces the pattern of outbreak back to its source, Dr. Snow didn't just solve the most pressing medical riddle of his time. He ultimately 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. The Ghost Map is an endlessly compelling and utterly gripping account of that London summer of 1854, from the microbial level to the macrourban-theory level-including, most important, the human level.
About the Author:
Steven Johnson is the national bestselling author of Everything Bad Is Good For You and Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, which was named as a finalist for the 2002 Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Audie Award finalist Alan Sklar has narrated nearly two hundred audiobooks and has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards.
Titolo: Ghost Map
Casa editrice: Riverhead Hardcover
Data di pubblicazione: 2006
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Codice libro della libreria TT01125985B
Descrizione libro Allen Lane, London, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. 299pp. Illus. in text. Not price-clipped. 28th August 1854 marked the start of a cholera epidemic that would consume 50,000 lives in England and Wales. The story of the day to day events and the two very different men who came to discover by different means that the disease was spread by water - Dr John Snow and the Rev. Henry Whitehead. An extraordinary story. Bibliography and Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE-18251389195
Descrizione libro Allen Lane, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. . Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Codice libro della libreria mon0002389175
Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR001843662
Descrizione libro Allen Lane, London, UK, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. 1st Edition. First printing. Well bound in clean red cloth boards with white titling to spine. Corners very good with just some very light bumping at spine ends. Text pages, illustrations and eps are all very good with no markings or inscriptions. D/J is unclipped with just a little rubbing to top edge, but no tears or creases. Despatched same or next working day in protective packaging. Codice libro della libreria 008070
Descrizione libro Riverhead Hardcover, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0713999748
Descrizione libro Riverhead Books, 2006. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0713999748