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The Resource Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918, Albert Marrin

Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918, Albert Marrin

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Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918
Title
Very, very, very dreadful
Title remainder
the influenza pandemic of 1918
Statement of responsibility
Albert Marrin
Title variation
The influenza pandemic of nineteen-eighteen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In spring of 1918, World War I was underway, and troops at Fort Riley, Kansas, found themselves felled by influenza. By the summer of 1918, the second wave struck as a highly contagious and lethal epidemic and within weeks exploded into a pandemic, an illness that travels rapidly from one continent to another. It would impact the course of the war, and kill many millions more soldiers than warfare itself. Of all diseases, the 1918 flu was by far the worst that has ever afflicted humankind; not even the Black Death of the Middle Ages comes close in terms of the number of lives it took. No war, no natural disaster, no famine has claimed so many. In the space of eighteen months in 1918-1919, about 500 million people--one-third of the global population at the time--came down with influenza. The exact total of lives lost will never be known, but the best estimate is between 50 and 100 million.520 In this powerful book, filled with black and white photographs, nonfiction master Albert Marrin examines the history, science, and impact of this great scourge and the possibility for another worldwide pandemic today.--Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Marrin, Albert
Dewey number
614.5/1809041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RC150.4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Epidemics
  • Diseases
  • Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919
  • Influenza
  • Epidemics
  • Diseases
  • Epidemics
  • Diseases
  • Influenza
  • YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Health & Daily Living / Diseases, Illnesses & Injuries
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918, Albert Marrin
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Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic notes, references (pages 183-190) and index
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Prologue: The great-granddaddy of them all -- The pitiless war -- Diseases of war -- Puny man: drowning in the second wave -- A fear and panic : influenza and American society -- To the bitter end -- A detective story
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (198 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101931486
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Publisher number
EB00706697
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D5B6B257-6201-421B-8FDC-09F77C162483
System control number
(OCoLC)1019128657
Label
Very, very, very dreadful : the influenza pandemic of 1918, Albert Marrin
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes bibliographic notes, references (pages 183-190) and index
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Prologue: The great-granddaddy of them all -- The pitiless war -- Diseases of war -- Puny man: drowning in the second wave -- A fear and panic : influenza and American society -- To the bitter end -- A detective story
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (198 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101931486
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Publisher number
EB00706697
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D5B6B257-6201-421B-8FDC-09F77C162483
System control number
(OCoLC)1019128657

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