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Ghost Map: Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World - 06 edition

by Steven Johnson

Ghost Map: Story of London`s Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World (ISBN10: 1594482691; ISBN13: 9781594482694)
ISBN13: 978-1594482694
ISBN10: 1594482691

Summary: A National Bestseller, a New York TimesNotable Book, and an Entertainment WeeklyBest Book of the Year 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 c ...show moreurate 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 10/02/2007
International: No

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