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Epidemic! the World of Infectious Disease (American Museum of Natural History)

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Publisher Comments:

Leading experts explain infectious disease in an illustrated companion to the acclaimed American Museum of Natural History's exhibit. Epidemic! explores the world of infectious disease with essays by Nobel Prize-winning experts, profiles of scientists and researchers, and case studies. Written for the general reader, Epidemic! offers a clear understanding of the threat of infectious diseases, from the flu and mad cow disease to HIV and tuberculosis. Leaders of organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control cover topics from controlling outbreaks and the emergence of new diseases to the problem of drug resistance. Individual case studies explore disease around the world, including the work of Doctors Without Borders, the cultural dimension of malaria, solving the riddle of cholera, and the race to find the AIDS virus. Published to coincide with the American Museum of Natural History's traveling exhibit called “the most impressive and informative exhibition the Museum has mounted in years” (New York Times), this book illustrates the important issues of diagnosis, treatment, and prevention throughout history and across cultures with more than eighty photographs and images. A resource section includes lists of organizations and Web sites, an annotated bibliography, and a glossary. Examining infectious disease from a natural history perspective, Epidemic! allows us to understand one of the most critical issues of the coming millennium.

Book News Annotation:

Published in conjunction with the eponymously titled exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History (curated by DeSalle), this volume presents 40 short essays and case studies written for the general reader on the role of infectious disease in our world. The material is organized into six sections, each with an introductory essay by DeSalle, that cover evolution, ecology, and culture; exposure; infection; outbreaks; epidemics and pandemics; and preventative action.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Epidemic!" explores the world of infectious diseases with essays by Nobel Prize-winning experts, profiles of scientists and researchers, and case studies. 60 photos, 22 illustrations.

About the Author

Dr. Rob DeSalle is codirector of the molecular laboratories and associate curator at the American Museum of Natural History. He is also the author of The Science Behind Jurassic Park.

Table of Contents

Evolution, ecology, and culture — Exposure — Infection — Outbreaks — Epidemics and pandemics — Action.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565845466
Subtitle:
The World of Infectious Diseases
Editor:
Desalle, Rob
Editor:
DeSalle, Rob
Author:
American Museum Of Natural History
Author:
DeSalle, Rob
Other:
American Museum Of Natural History
Publisher:
New Press, The
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Diseases - General
Subject:
Epidemiology
Subject:
Epidemics
Subject:
Communicable diseases
Subject:
Pathology
Subject:
Infectious Diseases
Subject:
General science
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American Museum of Natural History
Publication Date:
19990901
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
246
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in 19.5 lb

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