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The Resource Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it, Gina Kolata

Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it, Gina Kolata

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Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it
Title
Flu
Title remainder
the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it
Statement of responsibility
Gina Kolata
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fascinating, true story of the world's deadliest disease. In 1918, the Great Flu Epidemic felled the young and healthy virtually overnight. An estimated forty million people died as the epidemic raged. Children were left orphaned and families were devastated. As many American soldiers were killed by the 1918 flu as were killed in battle during World War I. And no area of the globe was safe. Eskimos living in remote outposts in the frozen tundra were sickened and killed by the flu in such numbers that entire villages were wiped out. Scientists have recently rediscovered shards of the flu virus frozen in Alaska and preserved in scraps of tissue in a government warehouse. The author unravels the mystery of this lethal virus with the high drama of a great adventure story. Delving into the history of the flu and previous epidemics, detailing the science and the latest understanding of this mortal disease, sheaddresses the prospects for a great epidemic recurring, and, most important, what can be done to prevent it
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kolata, Gina Bari
Dewey number
614.5/18/09041
Index
index present
LC call number
RC150.4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic (1918-1919)
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Epidemics
  • Social Science
Label
Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it, Gina Kolata
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
  • A Swedish adventurer
  • 5.
  • Swine flu
  • 6.
  • A litigation nightmare
  • 7.
  • John Dalton's eyeballs
  • 8.
  • An incident in Hong Kong
  • 9.
  • Prologue
  • From Alaska to Norway
  • 10.
  • Mysteries and hypotheses
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • 1.
  • The plague year
  • 2.
  • A history of disease and death
  • 3.
  • From sailors to swine
  • 4.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429979351
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00102918
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
78D6C355-7EA4-43B5-A413-3D6EA791C46E
System control number
  • 2019140
  • (OCoLC)865099997
  • (OCoLC)ocn865099997
  • 2019140
Label
Flu : the story of the great influenza pandemic of 1918 and the search for the virus that caused it, Gina Kolata
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
  • A Swedish adventurer
  • 5.
  • Swine flu
  • 6.
  • A litigation nightmare
  • 7.
  • John Dalton's eyeballs
  • 8.
  • An incident in Hong Kong
  • 9.
  • Prologue
  • From Alaska to Norway
  • 10.
  • Mysteries and hypotheses
  • Epilogue
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • 1.
  • The plague year
  • 2.
  • A history of disease and death
  • 3.
  • From sailors to swine
  • 4.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429979351
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00102918
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
78D6C355-7EA4-43B5-A413-3D6EA791C46E
System control number
  • 2019140
  • (OCoLC)865099997
  • (OCoLC)ocn865099997
  • 2019140

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