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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

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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.
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Steven Johnson
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eng
Summary
A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. 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 and#8212; garbage removal, clean water, sewers and#8212; 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 curate 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 and interconnectedness of the spread of disease, contagion..
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no index present
Intended audience
  • Grade 10 - Grade 11
  • UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
  • 11.2
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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The ghost map : The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World., Steven Johnson
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https://ccpl.overdrive.com/media/204469
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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
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sky2ocm61935182
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unknown
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1 online resource
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electronic
Isbn
9781101158531
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4a817685-9ffe-4a78-9983-487bbf1225d4
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Label
The ghost map : The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World., Steven Johnson
Link
https://ccpl.overdrive.com/media/204469
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
sky2ocm61935182
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781101158531
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4a817685-9ffe-4a78-9983-487bbf1225d4
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions

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