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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

Label
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Title
Pale rider
Title remainder
the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Laura Spinney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
... traces the overlooked Spanish flu pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. Discusses how 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. Argues it was partly responsible ... for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war ..
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spinney, Laura
Dewey number
614.5/18
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RC150.4
LC item number
.S665 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 H-285
  • WC 515
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza, Human
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
  • Pandemics
  • History, 20th Century
  • Influenza
  • Communicable diseases
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Epidemiology
  • HISTORY
  • MEDICAL
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Influenza
Target audience
adult
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-317) 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
Coughs and sneezes -- The monads of Leibniz -- Ripples on a pond -- Like a thief in the night -- Disease eleven -- The doctors' dilemma -- The wrath of God -- Chalking doors with crosses -- The placebo effect -- Good Samaritans -- The hunt for patient zero -- Counting the dead -- Aenigmoplasma influenzae -- Beware the barnyard -- The human factor -- The green shoots of recovery -- Alternate histories -- Anti-science, science -- Healthcare for all? -- War and peace -- Melancholy muse -- Afterword : on memory
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 physical details
illustrations, map, portrait
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)TW0397674
  • (FlPpSEB)TW0397674
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-317) 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
Coughs and sneezes -- The monads of Leibniz -- Ripples on a pond -- Like a thief in the night -- Disease eleven -- The doctors' dilemma -- The wrath of God -- Chalking doors with crosses -- The placebo effect -- Good Samaritans -- The hunt for patient zero -- Counting the dead -- Aenigmoplasma influenzae -- Beware the barnyard -- The human factor -- The green shoots of recovery -- Alternate histories -- Anti-science, science -- Healthcare for all? -- War and peace -- Melancholy muse -- Afterword : on memory
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 physical details
illustrations, map, portrait
System control number
  • (FIPpSEB)TW0397674
  • (FlPpSEB)TW0397674

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