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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
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1918, the Italian-Americans of New York, the Yupik of Alaska and the Persians of Mashed had almost nothing in common except for a virus-one that triggered the worst pandemic of modern times and had a decisive effect on the history of the twentieth century. The Spanish flu of 1918-1920 was one of the greatest human disasters of all time. It infected a third of the people on Earth-from the poorest immigrants of New York City to the king of Spain, Franz Kafka, Mahatma Gandhi and Woodrow Wilson. But despite a death toll of between 50 and 100 million people, it exists in our memory as an afterthought to World War I. In this gripping narrative history, Laura Spinney traces the overlooked pandemic to reveal how the virus travelled across the globe, exposing mankind's vulnerability and putting our ingenuity to the test. As socially significant as both world wars, the Spanish flu dramatically disrupted-and often permanently altered-global politics, race relations and family structures, while spurring innovation in medicine, religion and the arts. It was partly responsible, Spinney argues, for pushing India to independence, South Africa to apartheid and Switzerland to the brink of civil war. It also created the true "lost generation." Drawing on the latest research in history, virology, epidemiology, psychology and economics, Pale Rider masterfully recounts the little-known catastrophe that forever changed humanity
Cataloging source
N$T
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Spinney, Laura
Dewey number
614.5/1809041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC150.4
LC item number
.S65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2017 H-285
  • WC 515
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Influenza, Human
  • Influenza Pandemic, 1918-1919
  • Pandemics
  • Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
  • History, 20th Century
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Communicable diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Influenza
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Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney
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Copyright
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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
Coughs and sneezes -- The monads of Leibniz -- Ripples on a pond -- Like a thief in the night -- Disease eleven -- The doctors' dilemma -- The wrath of God -- Chalking doors with crosses -- The placebo effect -- Good Samaritans -- The hunt for patient zero -- Counting the dead -- Aenigmoplasma influenzae -- Beware the barnyard -- The human factor -- The green shoots of recovery -- Alternate histories -- Anti-science, science -- Healthcare for all? -- War and peace -- Melancholy muse -- Afterword : on memory
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610397681
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B9D4906B-C5B7-4B6A-8E37-5209EF18EE5D
System control number
(OCoLC)1002848004
Label
Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918 and how it changed the world, Laura Spinney
Link
Publication
Copyright
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
Coughs and sneezes -- The monads of Leibniz -- Ripples on a pond -- Like a thief in the night -- Disease eleven -- The doctors' dilemma -- The wrath of God -- Chalking doors with crosses -- The placebo effect -- Good Samaritans -- The hunt for patient zero -- Counting the dead -- Aenigmoplasma influenzae -- Beware the barnyard -- The human factor -- The green shoots of recovery -- Alternate histories -- Anti-science, science -- Healthcare for all? -- War and peace -- Melancholy muse -- Afterword : on memory
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First US edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610397681
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B9D4906B-C5B7-4B6A-8E37-5209EF18EE5D
System control number
(OCoLC)1002848004

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