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Outbreak

Plagues That Changed History
Barnard, Bryn (eBook - 2011)
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Describes symptoms and paths of deadly diseases that have impacted the course of human history. Explores how major medical events and plagues impacted society and forever changed the course of history, including a review of the black plague and its effects on the feudal system and yellow fever and its impact on the slave trade. Did the Black Death destroy the feudal system? Did cholera pave the way for modern Manhattan? Did yellow fever help end the slave trade? Remarkably, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Time and again, diseases have impacted the course of human history in surprisingly powerful ways. From influenza to small pox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the symptoms and paths of the world's worst diseases-and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever. Highlighted with vivid and meticulously researched illustrations, Outbreak is a fascinating look at the hidden world of microbes-and how this world shapes human destiny every day. Describes symptoms and paths of deadly diseases that have impacted the course of human history.
Authors: Barnard, Bryn
Title: Outbreak
plagues that changed history
[downloadable ebook]
Publisher: [S.l.] : Random House Children's Books, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Statement of Responsibility: written and illustrated by Bryn Barnard
Summary: Describes symptoms and paths of deadly diseases that have impacted the course of human history. Explores how major medical events and plagues impacted society and forever changed the course of history, including a review of the black plague and its effects on the feudal system and yellow fever and its impact on the slave trade. Did the Black Death destroy the feudal system? Did cholera pave the way for modern Manhattan? Did yellow fever help end the slave trade? Remarkably, the answer to all of these questions is yes. Time and again, diseases have impacted the course of human history in surprisingly powerful ways. From influenza to small pox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the symptoms and paths of the world's worst diseases-and how the epidemics they spawned have changed history forever. Highlighted with vivid and meticulously researched illustrations, Outbreak is a fascinating look at the hidden world of microbes-and how this world shapes human destiny every day. Describes symptoms and paths of deadly diseases that have impacted the course of human history.
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library
ISBN: 0307489256
9780307489258
Branch Call Number: 3M downloadable ebook
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 47)
Study Program: Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 8.9 4
System Details: Requires 3M Cloud Library (file size: 7.5 MB)
Format: Adobe EPUB
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Headings: Diseases and history Juvenile literature Epidemics History Juvenile literature Communicable diseases History Juvenile literature
Genre/Form: Downloadable ebook
Topical Term: Diseases and history
Epidemics
Communicable diseases
Additional Physical Form Entry: Print version: Barnard, Bryn. Outbreak : plagues that changed history . 1st ed. New York : Crown Publishers, 2005 9780375829864 9780375929861 (DLC) 2005015086 (OCoLC)60500362
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