By Bryn Barnard
“An engrossing advent for younger grownup readers to the chillingly topical topic of guy vs. microbe.” —The Wall highway Journal
Did the Black loss of life wreck medieval Europe? Did cholera pave the best way for contemporary big apple? Did yellow fever aid finish the slave alternate? Remarkably, the reply to all of those questions is convinced. again and again, ailments have impacted the process human historical past in unusually robust methods. From influenza to smallpox, from tuberculosis to yellow fever, Bryn Barnard describes the indicators and paths of the world’s worst diseases—and how the epidemics they spawned have replaced background forever.
choked with interesting, usually gory information about sickness and historical past, Outbreak! is a superb mixture of technological know-how and history.
From the Hardcover edition.