Download PDF by Wayne Biddle: A Field Guide to Germs (Revised and Updated Edition)

By Wayne Biddle

ISBN-10: 140003051X

ISBN-13: 9781400030514

From the ravages of the Ebola virus in Zaire to outbreaks of pneumonic plague in India and drug-resistant TB in manhattan urban, contagious ailments are scuffling with again opposed to once-unconquerable glossy medication. Public drawback approximately infectious disorder is at the upward thrust as newspapers trumpet the arrivals of recent germs and the reemergence of previous ones.

In A box advisor to Germs, Pulitzer Prize-winning technology author Wayne Biddle brings readers head to head with approximately 100 of the best-known (in phrases of incidence, energy, old significance, or maybe literary curiosity) of the myriad pathogens that stay in and round the human inhabitants. besides actual descriptions of the organisms and the afflictions they reason, the writer offers folklore, philosophy, background, and such illustrations as 19th century drawings of plague-induced panic, microscopic photos of HIV and Ebola, and wartime posters caution servicemen opposed to syphilis and gonorrhea.

From cholera to chlamydia, TB to HIV, bubonic plague to Lyme disorder, rabies to Congo-Crimean encephalitis, anthrax to Zika fever, and again to stable outdated rhinitis (the universal cold), A box consultant to Germs is either a convenient reference paintings to raised comprehend today's headlines and a desirable examine the remarkable impression of micro-organisms on social and political history.

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