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The ghost map: the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world

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A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year from the author of Unexpected Life "By turns a medical thriller, detective story, and paean to city life, Johnson's account of the outbreak and its modern implications is a true page-turner." —The Washington Post "Thought-provoking." —Entertainment Weekly It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time. In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.
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"Thought-provoking." —Entertainment Weekly

It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.
In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.
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subject_facetCholera -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century
Snow, John, -- 1813-1858
title_displayThe ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world
title_fullThe Ghost Map The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
The ghost map : [the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world] [electronic resource] / Steven Johnson
The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world / Steven Johnson
title_shortThe ghost map
title_subthe story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world
topic_facetCholera
History
Medical
Nonfiction
Science
Snow, John