Princeton University Library Catalog

Pandemics : a very short introduction / Christian W. McMillen.

Author:
McMillen, Christian W., 1969- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
[New York: Oxford University Press, 2016]
Description:
1 online resource : illustrations.
Series:
Very short introductions. [More in this series]
Summary note:
The 2014 Ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture the imagination and terrify the world. Christian W. McMillen provides a concise yet comprehensive account of pandemics throughout human history, illustrating how pandemic disease has shaped history and, at the same time, social behavior has influenced pandemic disease. Extremely interesting from a medical standpoint, the study of pandemics also provides unexpected, broader insights into culture and politics. This book describes history's major pandemics - plague, tuberculosis, malaria, smallpox, cholera, influenza, and HIV/AIDS - highlighting how each disease's biological characteristics affected its pandemic development.
Notes:
Previously issued in print: 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target audience:
Specialized.
Source of description:
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on December 15, 2016).
Subject(s):
EpidemicsHistory [Browse]
ISBN:
9780190625214 (ebook) :
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