Epidemic: Discover the battle against epidemics -- from the Black Death and smallpox to the modern superbug. (DK Eyewitness Books)
For as along as people have lived together in communities,infectious disease has been a part of everyday life. Thefascinating story of disease-causing microbes, bacteria, andviruses crosses every area of human existence from medicine, socialhistory, and geography to art and natural history. This uniqueguide takes you on a compelling journey through time and into thefuture, from the plagues of the Ancient Egyptians to thelaboratories of the twenty-first century. Written by science andmedical expert Brian Ward and produced in association with TheAmerican Museum of Natural History, Epidemicis one of thefew in-depth explorations of this extraordinary subject for theordinary reader.Discover the battle against epidemics from the Black Death andsmallpox to the modern superbug.