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The Resource Pale rider : the Spanish flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney

Pale rider : the Spanish flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney

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Pale rider : the Spanish flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Title
Pale rider
Title remainder
the Spanish flu of 1918 and how it changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Laura Spinney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people and a global reach, the Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was the greatest human disaster, not only of the 20th century, but possibly in all of recorded history. And yet, in our popular conception it exists largely as a footnote to World War I. In this book, Laura Spinney recounts the story of an overlooked pandemic, tracing it from Alaska to Brazil, from Persia to Spain, and from South Africa to Odessa. Telling the story from the point of view of those who lived through it, she shows how the pandemic was shaped by the interaction of a virus and the humans it encountered; and how this devastating natural experiment put both the ingenuity and the vulnerability of humans to the test
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StDuBDS
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Spinney, Laura
Dewey number
  • 614.5'18'09041
  • 614.5'18'09041
  • 614.51809041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784702403
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781784702403
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781784702403
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9781784702403
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), map (black and white)

Library Locations

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      51.5014572 -0.1944621
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