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Plague: a history of pestilence and pandemics

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781445179599

Publication Date: 10 Dec 2020

Subject: History

Suitable for: Primary (Year 6, Year 7, Year 8)

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An overview of disease pandemics through history, what was done at the time, and what we have learned from each one.

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Summary

An overview of disease pandemics through history, what was done at the time, and what we have learned from each one.

This book examines history's most destructive pandemics including The Black Death (Bubonic Plague); The Great Plague of London, the 1918 Spanish Flu, HIV/AIDS, and more. It uses a narrative structure to describe the causes, events and eventual cessation of each outbreak. It features case stories of those affected, the science behind each disease, the physical symptoms and effects, and the different approaches to stopping or eradicating the diseases.

This is a highly topical book that addresses the outbreak of COVID-19. It offers a message of hope to those worried or affected by COVID-19. That is, that pandemics come and go, people have survived through them, and with each one our understanding of how to slow or stop them increases.

The book features illustrations and etchings from the Middle Ages and photographs from pandemics later in history.

NOTE : Contains detailed descriptions of death & illness which may upset younger readers

Book of the week

Gruesomely fascinating text supplies plenty of detail, and accompanying illustrations are great. Could be used for topic support or equally for general interest. References Covid-19

Content advisory

Contains detailed descriptions of death & illness which may upset younger readers

Contents

2 : A history of disease
4 : Malaria
6 : Plague of Athens
8 : Antonine plague
10 : The Justinian plague
12 : The Black Death
14 : Cocoliztli epidemic
16 : Great plague of London
18 : Tuberculosis
20 : Cholera pandemics
22 : 1918 Spanish flu
24 : Smallpox
28 : Timeline of diseases
30 : Glossary
32 : Index

Category
JNF
Subject
History
Dewey
614.5
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Col and B & W illus and photos
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Pub. date
10 Dec 2020
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9781445179599
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Hardback
Pages
32
Width
271mm
Height
213mm
Weight
365g
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