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

Label
The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world
Title
The ghost map
Title remainder
the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London--and an exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease in cities. In the summer of 1854, a devastating cholera outbreak seized London just as it was emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Author Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts as he risked his own life to prove how the epidemic was being spread. When he created the map that traced the pattern of outbreak back to its source, Dr. Snow didn't just solve a pressing medical riddle--he established a precedent for the way modern city-dwellers, city planners, physicians, and public officials think about the spread of disease and the development of the modern urban environment.--From publisher description."--Source other than the Library of Congress
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Steven
Dewey number
614.5/14
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC133.G6
LC item number
J64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 N-639
  • WC 264
NLM item number
J69g 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cholera
Label
The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world, Steven Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-290) and index
Contents
  • Conclusion : the ghost map
  • Epilogue : Broad Street revisited
  • Preface
  • Monday, August 28 : the night-soil men
  • Saturday, September 2 : eyes sunk, lips dark blue
  • Sunday, September 3 : the investigator
  • Monday, September 4 : that is to say, Jo has not yet died
  • Tuesday, September 5 : all smell is disease
  • Wednesday, September 6 : building the case
  • Friday, September 8 : the pump handle
Control code
ocm70483471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
299 p.
Isbn
9781594482694
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2006023114
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70483471
Label
The ghost map : the story of London's most terrifying epidemic--and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world, Steven Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-290) and index
Contents
  • Conclusion : the ghost map
  • Epilogue : Broad Street revisited
  • Preface
  • Monday, August 28 : the night-soil men
  • Saturday, September 2 : eyes sunk, lips dark blue
  • Sunday, September 3 : the investigator
  • Monday, September 4 : that is to say, Jo has not yet died
  • Tuesday, September 5 : all smell is disease
  • Wednesday, September 6 : building the case
  • Friday, September 8 : the pump handle
Control code
ocm70483471
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
299 p.
Isbn
9781594482694
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2006023114
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)70483471

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