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BIOLOGY OF PLAGUES

Scott Susan

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Cambridge University Press

Data premiery:
2001-03-29

ISBN:
9780521801508

702,98 PLN
Wysyłamy w 35 dni

Opis produktu

Susan Scott is a research worker in historical demography in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool.Explores the epidemics of the past with modern epidemiological and computermodelling.Even today the threat of unstoppable plague is everpresent. Historically in Europe the most devastating plagues were between the Black Death and the Great Plague of London. This fascinating book shows that these were not bubonic plague as previously thought and provides food for thought for social and biological scientists.Even today the threat of unstoppable plague is everpresent. Historically in Europe the most devastating plagues were between the Black Death and the Great Plague of London. This fascinating book shows that these were not bubonic plague as previously thought and provides food for thought for social and biological scientists.The threat of unstoppable plagues such as AIDS and Ebola is always with us. In Europe the most devastating plagues were those from the Black Death pandemic in the 1300s to the Great Plague of London in 1665. For the last 100 years it has been accepted that Yersinia pestis the infective agent of bubonic plague was responsible for these epidemics. This book combines modern concepts of epidemiology and molecular biology with computermodelling. Applying these to the analysis of historical epidemics the authors show that they were not in fact outbreaks of bubonic plague. Biology of Plagues offers a completely new interdisciplinary interpretation of the plagues of Europe and establishes them within a geographical historical and demographic framework. This fascinating detective work will be of interest to readers in the social and biological sciences and lessons learnt will underline the implications of historical plagues for modernday epidemiology.1. Introduction: 2. Epidemiological concepts: 3. The biology of bubonic plague: 4. The Great Pestilence: 5. Case study: the plague at Penrith in 159798: 6. Pestilence and plague in the 16th century in England: 7. Plagues in the 16th century in northern England: a metapopulation study: 8. Plagues in London in the 17th century: 9. Plagues in the provinces in the 17th century: 10. Plague at Eyam in 166566: a case study: 11. Continental Europe during the third age of plagues: a study of largescale metapopulation dynamics: 12. The Plague at Marseilles 172022: an outbreak of bubonic plague? 13. Conclusions: References: Index.Biology of Plagues is a fascinating read for those interested in the history of infectious disease and it is provocative and thought provoking. Richard W. Titball The Lancet the authors of this challenging book are to be commended for bringing together much fascinating information about plagues. The Times Higher Education SupplementFilled with scientific and historical data Biology of Plagues will provide ample fodder for not only historians and sciences interested in the study of historic epidemics but also for modern day public health

Data Publikacji: 2001-03-29
Wymiary: 228 mm 152 mm 29 mm 810 gr

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